Propel Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

The Propel Mattress from Brooklyn Bedding is a memory foam hybrid bed. It is constructed with a top layer of copper-infused polyfoam, followed by secondary comfort layers of standard polyfoam and gel-infused memory foam. The support core features pocketed coils reinforced with a high-density foam base. The cover is constructed from performance fabric that acts as a phase-change material (PCM). The Propel Mattress measures 11 1/2″ thick; in terms of firmness it is considered ‘Medium Firm’, or a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

One major benefit of the Propel Mattress is its PCM cover, which provides exceptional temperature neutrality by absorbing body heat from sleeper’s until it reaches a cool, comfortable setting. This material The copper infusion in the top comfort layer also helps with temperature regulation; additionally, copper can alleviate aches and pains in the sleeper’s most sensitive areas and can improve blood flow for those with poor circulation. The mattress also isolates motion fairly well and produces minimal noise compared to other hybrids.

Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping for all customers in the contiguous U.S. The Propel Mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. Read on to learn more about the Propel Mattress in terms of pricing, construction, and performance. This guide also includes an overview of Brooklyn Bedding’s shipping, return, and warranty policies, along with some similar brand recommendations.

Pros
  • Exceptional temperature neutrality
  • Better-than-average motion isolation
  • Below-average price-point
  • Free shipping in contiguous U.S.
Cons
  • One thickness/firmness option
  • Sleep trial includes mandatory 30-night break-in

Ratings and Recommendations

Hybrid
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Hot Sleepers
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Full sleep ratings
CATEGORY RATING WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
Durability GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Propel Mattress has an expected lifespan that is comparable to that of the average foam hybrid – about six and a half to seven years.

Motion Isolation VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Unlike many competing hybrids, the Propel Mattress absorbs a fair amount of motion transfer and may help prevent sleep disruptions for couples.

Off-gassing GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The mattress may produce some off-gassing odors when new, but the smells should dissipate quickly.

Conforming VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Propel Mattress has a 'Medium Firm' feel and conforms to a moderate extent, making it ideal for those weighing 130 to 230 lbs.

Sex GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Propel Mattress is somewhat responsive, but couples seeking a springier surface may be more satisfied with another hybrid or innerspring.

Temperature Neutrality VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Propel Mattress provides exceptional temperature neutrality, even by hybrid standards. Key components include the PCM cover, copper-infused foam layer, and a pocketed coil support core that promotes steady airflow.

Edge Support GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Propel Mattress provides decent edge support, but sinkage may occur over time.

Noise GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The coils may squeak and creak on occasion but the Propel Mattress is relatively quiet for a hybrid.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Propel Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Propel Mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

The Propel Mattress offers a ‘Medium Firm’ feel that is optimal for side, back, and stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. The material conforms to a moderate extent without sagging or hugging too closely; most experience pain and pressure relief as a result. The bed may also be suitable for people who are either lighter than 130 pounds or heavier than 230 pounds if they prefer a feel that balances softness and support.

Our testing process found Propel Mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You want to purchase a hybrid mattress at a below-average price-point
  • You have poor circulation
  • You and/or your partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
  • You tend to sleep hot

What You Need to Know About Propel Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

First, let’s see how the Propel Mattress is built. The following table lists firmness, thickness, and material composition specs for the bed.

Product Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Propel Mattress 6 (Medium Firm) 11 1/2″ 6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ HD Polyfoam
1 1/2″ CopperFlex Copper-infused Polyfoam
2″ Energex Polyfoam
1″ Gel Memory Foam
TitanCool Fabric with PCM

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sizing and Pricing

Next let’s look at available sizes for the Propel Mattress. The table below lists length, width, and thickness measurements for each size, along with current price-points.

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Price
Twin 39W” x 75L” 11 1/2″ $499
Twin Extra Long 39W” x 80L” 11 1/2″ $749
Full 54W” x 75L” 11 1/2″ $799
Queen 60W” x 80L” 11 1/2″ $999
King 76W” x 80L” 11 1/2″ $1,249
California King 72W” x 84L” 11 1/2″ $1,249

Availability: The Propel Mattress is available on the Propel website, but is not currently sold through any online retailers (including Amazon.com). Brooklyn Bedding operates 21 brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona, as well as two locations in Utah; the products are available through additional brick-and-mortar retailers, as well. A full store map is found on the Brooklyn Bedding website.

Propel Mattress Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 120 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Full trial period and warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Brooklyn Bedding offers a 100-night sleep trial for the model mattress.

  1. This sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return their mattress for a refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
  2. Exchanges are also available during the 120-night trial. Brooklyn Bedding covers shipping and handling costs for returns and exchanges within the trial period. If customers find their bed is too soft or too firm, Brooklyn Bedding will provide a mattress topper to adjust the firmness.
  3. One sleep trial is available per year for each customer.

Warranty

Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is completely nonprorated.
  2. Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. Per Brooklyn Bedding: “Brooklyn Bedding mattresses have been designed to be used on foundations with solid support with little or no give. This includes slatted wood or metal foundations with slats no more than 4? apart, wood or metal box foundations, and solid wood or metal platforms. Substitution or use of improper foundations such as old box springs (5+ years or more) without solid support, slatted wood or metal foundations with slats more than 4? apart, will void your mattress warranty, and all other warranties expressed or implied.”
  3. The warranty will be voided if the mattress is not removed from its shipping package and decompressed within 60 nights of the delivery.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress or mattress materials that cause foams and other components to split, crack, or deteriorate despite proper use and handling.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper, or normal increases in foam softness that occur over time. These issues are considered standard wear and tear.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage that occur due to abuse or inadequate foundational support.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original mattress owners who purchase their bed from Brooklyn Bedding or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer do not receive warranty coverage.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Compressed and shipped in a box
Where do they ship? All 50 states and Canada
Full delivery details

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Brooklyn Bedding is as follows:

  1. Most mattress orders are processed within two to three business days of the original order, and once shipped will reach their destination in three to five business days. All U.S. deliveries are coordinated through FedEx Ground.
  2. Standard delivery is free of charge to customers in the contiguous U.S. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii starts at $125; shipping to Canada starts at $250. Expedited delivery is also available for an additional charge.
  3. The mattress must be unboxed and decompressed within 60 nights of the original delivery; otherwise the warranty may be voided.

Old Mattress Removal

Brooklyn Bedding does not offer old mattress removal with any orders.

Company Information

Customer Service

8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Brooklyn Bedding, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Company History

Brooklyn Bedding, LLC was founded in 2009; its parent company, R&S Mattress, first launched in 1995.

Physical Stores

Brooklyn Bedding owns 23 brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona and Utah; the products are also available through select brick-and-mortar retailers. A full store map is found on the Brooklyn Bedding website.

Contact Brooklyn Bedding

1-888-210-8751 | PropelSleep.com

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Other Brooklyn Bedding Products

In addition to the Propel and other mattress models, Brooklyn Bedding offers the following sleep products:

How Does Propel Mattress Compare to Other Beds?

As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how Propel Mattresses stack up to other beds.

The Propel Mattress is a great option for hot sleepers. A PCM cover and copper-infused polyfoam comfort layer help keep the surface cool and comfortable, while the pocketed coils circulate air very well for added temperature neutrality. The copper component can also benefit sleepers with poor circulation and/or chronic pain. The mattress also isolates motion transfer relatively well and produces minimal noise. The most notable downside is lack of selection; one firmness and thickness setting for the Propel Mattress is available, and this may be somewhat limiting to sleepers with differing feel/profile preferences.

Check out our selections below if you’d like to see a few comparable mattresses.

Similar mattress options

Brooklyn SpartanHelix MidnightLeesa Hybrid MattressSaatva Mattress
MODELS Brooklyn SpartanHelix MidnightLeesa Hybrid MattressSaatva Mattress
MATTRESS TYPE HybridHybridHybridInnerspring
PRICE RANGE $1,999$920$1,440$1,099
COMFORT LAYER 1.5" 'CopperGel Energex' Foam
2" 'TitanFlex' Foam
1" Gel Memory Foam
2.5 PCF Memory Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
1.5" 3 PCF Polyfoam
1.5" 4 PCF Memory Foam
1" 2 PCF Polyfoam
5/8" Foam
3/8" Memory Foam
884 (4") Individually Wrapped Coil System (14.5 Gauge Foam Encased)
FIRMNESS OPTION YNNPlush, Luxury Firm, Firm
AVAILABILITY onlineonlineonlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 100 nights100 nights100 nights120 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year, Limited10 Year, Limited10 Year, Limited15 Year, Non-prorated
BUY BUY NOWBUY NOWBUY NOWBUY NOW
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