Rubix Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

The Rubix is one of the newest models from Brooklyn Bedding, a U.S.-based manufacturer. The mattress – also known as the Rubix by Brooklyn Bedding – is a hybrid designed with a customizable comfort layer. Each mattress comes with three Energex polyfoam layers: one has a ‘Soft’ feel, one is ‘Medium,’ and one is ‘Firm.’ Mattress owners can use two of these layers at one time to create different firmness settings; the layers are contained in a zippered Euro-top cover, so they can swap out layers and change the order whenever they wish.

Other comfort components of the Rubix include a top layer of quilted foam, and a transitional layer of medium-density polyfoam beneath the customizable Euro-top. The bed’s support core features pocketed coils reinforced with a high-density polyfoam base. The Rubix measures 14 1/2″ thick; its firmness depends entirely on how the Energex layers are arranged.

The customizable nature of the Rubix makes it suitable for a wide range of sleepers regardless of their weight, sleep position, and firmness preferences. The mattress also provides consistent temperature neutrality; air circulates freely through the coil layer, which helps cool off the surface for hot sleepers. Edge support is another key strength; the coil and base layers reinforce the entire bed and help minimize sinkage along the perimeter where people tend to sit.

Compared to other hybrids, the Rubix has a below-average price-point. Brooklyn Bedding also offers free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S., along with a 120-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty for the mattress. Read on to learn more about the Rubix in terms of construction, pricing, and performance. This guide also includes an overview of Brooklyn Bedding’s shipping, return, and warranty policies, along with some similar mattress recommendations.

Pros
  • Customizable firmness settings
  • Consistent temperature neutrality
  • Strong edge support
  • Below-average pricing and free shipping to contiguous U.S.
  • ‘A+’ rating from Better Business Bureau
Cons
  • Mattress is somewhat heavy and difficult to move
  • Sleep trial requires 30-night break-in period

Ratings and Recommendations

Hybrid
Multiple Firmness Options
Inexpensive
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full sleep ratings
CATEGORY RATING WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
Durability GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Rubix has an expected lifespan of about seven years, which is longer than average for a hybrid. Sleepers who swap out the comfort layers on a regular basis will likely experience the most product longevity.

Motion Isolation GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Rubix absorbs some motion transfer, but – like many other hybrids – it does not completely eliminate it.

Off-gassing GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Rubix emits some off-gassing odor when new, as is common with foam hybrids, but the smells mostly dissipate in a matter of days.

Conforming GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Rubix may conform closely, slightly, or anywhere in between; its conforming level largely depends on the foam layer configuration. However, all settings appear to offer consistent body contouring and even weight distribution.

Sex GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The bed's responsiveness varies by the selected foam comfort layers, but overall, couples seem happy with the Rubix.

Temperature Neutrality VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Like most hybrids, the Rubix promotes strong airflow through the support core that effectively cools off the surface and helps regulate the sleeper's body temperature.

Edge Support VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:A high-density foam base reinforces the pocketed coil support core, resulting in strong edge support and minimal sinkage where people tend to sit.

Noise GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Rubix is fairly quiet due to its thick foam components and relatively quiet pocketed coils, but sleepers may hear squeaks and creaks on occasion.

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

The Rubix has 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
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

The Rubix is highly customizable, thanks to its three Energex foam layers with different firmness settings. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds are likely to prefer a top ‘Soft’ layer and a bottom ‘Medium’ layer for close body conforming; this is particularly true for side sleepers who need extra cushioning beneath their shoulders and hips to align the spine and alleviate pressure. Average weight sleepers (130 to 230 pounds) may find that a top ‘Medium’ layer and a bottom ‘Soft’ or ‘Firm’ layer provides a good balance of support and conforming. Those who weigh more than 230 pounds and/or sleep on their back or stomach will probably prefer the ‘Firm’ layer on top. A total of six combinations are available, so those with atypical preferences for their weight/position groups will probably find a suitable setting, as well.

Our testing process found Rubix mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You’d like to purchase a hybrid mattress at a lower-than-average price-point
  • Your firmness preferences fluctuate throughout the night
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You prefer sleeping on mattresses with relatively thick profiles

What You Need to Know About Rubix Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

First, let’s take a closer look at how the Rubix is constructed. The mattress has a customizable comfort layer; the bed comes with ‘Soft,’ ‘Medium,’ and ‘Firm’ polyfoam layers that can be swapped out and rearranged to adjust the firmness.

Because two of these layers can be used at any given time, there are six possible firmness settings. A configuration with a top ‘Soft’ layer and a bottom ‘Medium’ layer results in a ‘Soft’ feel, or a 3 on the 1-10 firmness scale; this appears to be the softest setting. The firmest setting features a top ‘Firm’ layer and a bottom ‘Medium’ layer; this setting is ‘Firm’ (7.5). The other configurations fall between 4 and 7.5 on the 1-10 scale.

The following table lists thickness and material composition specs for the Rubix.

Product Name Firmness Range Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Rubix 3 (Soft) to 7.5 (Firm)
Firmness varies, depending on how the 3 customizable foam layers are arranged
14 1/2″ 6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ HD Polyfoam
1 1/2″ Quilted Foam
4″ Customizable Polyfoam Layers (x2)
2″ Transitional Polyfoam
Polyester

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

The next table lists width, length, and thickness dimensions for the Rubix in each available size, along with current price-points.

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Price
Twin 39W” x 75L” 14 1/2″ $899
Twin Extra Long (XL) 39W” x 80L” 14 1/2″ $949
Full 54W” x 75L” 14 1/2″ $1,099
Queen 60W” x 80L” 14 1/2″ $1,249
King 76W” x 80L” 14 1/2″ $1,499
California King 72W” x 84L” 14 1/2″ $1,499

Availability: The Rubix is available for sale on the Rubix by Brooklyn Bedding website, as well as Amazon.com. Brooklyn Bedding operates a total of 19 brick-and-mortar stores, 17 in Arizona and two in Utah. The brand’s mattresses are also sold in other retail locations across the country. Please visit the store map on Brooklyn Bedding’s website for more information.

Rubix by Brooklyn Bedding 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 120-night sleep trial for the Zoned Mattress.

  1. Brooklyn Bedding requires a 30-night break-in period for this sleep trial. Customers may not return their mattress for a full refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed. Please note: the sleep trial begins on the delivery date, not the purchase date.
  2. Brooklyn Bedding also offers mattress exchanges during this trial period. The company covers exchange shipping fees, but customers must cover upgrade costs if they exchange their Rubix for a more expensive model.
  3. Each customer can participate in this sleep trial once per calendar year.

Warranty

Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated. Brooklyn Bedding will repair or replace any mattress with recognized defects for as long as the warranty is valid.
  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.” Brooklyn Bedding may require photographic proof of a proper support system when owners file a warranty claim.
  3. The warranty will be voided if the mattress is not removed from its shipping box within 60 nights and damage occurs as a result.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Defects that cause the foam’s cellular structure to deteriorate.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack despite proper use and handling.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper, or normal increases in foam softness. These issues are considered normal wear and tear.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress 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 qualify for warranty coverage.

Delivery

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

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Brooklyn Bedding is as follows:

  1. All U.S. deliveries are coordinated through FedEx, while Canadian deliveries are coordinated through UPS. Orders are processed within two to three business days before the mattresses ship; once shipped, most customers receive their mattress within three to five business days.
  2. Brooklyn Bedding offers free ground shipping to all customers in the contiguous U.S. Deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii start at $125; deliveries to Canada start at $250.
  3. Per warranty rules, the mattress must be unpackaged within 60 days of the delivery date.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is not available with any Brooklyn Bedding 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, was established in 1995.

Physical Stores

Brooklyn Bedding operates 19 brick-and-mortar locations; 17 are located in Arizona and two are in Utah. Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are also sold at numerous brick-and-mortar retail locations nationwide. To learn more, visit the store map on Brooklyn Bedding’s website.

Contact Brooklyn Bedding

1-888-210-8751 | ZonedMattress.com

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Other Brooklyn Bedding Products

In addition to the Rubix and other mattress models, Brooklyn Bedding sells the following sleep products:

How Does the Rubix 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 Rubix mattresses stack up to other beds.

The Rubix offers a firmness range of ‘Soft’ to ‘Firm,’ thanks to its customizable foam comfort layers. As a result, the mattress accommodates most sleepers regardless of their body type, sleep position, or comfort preferences; this feature is advantageous for those whose firmness preferences tend to fluctuate night-to-night. Additionally, the Rubix is a good choice for hot sleepers because of strong airflow throughout the coil layer, which helps cool down the mattress. It also provides strong edge support, and isolates motion transfer to a noticeable extent.

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MATTRESS TYPE HybridFoamHybridInnerspring
PRICE RANGE $920$995$999.00$1,099
COMFORT LAYER 2.5 PCF Memory Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
ULTRAFOAM Polyfoam
Customizable Transition Layer with Foam Inserts
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FIRMNESS OPTION NYNPlush, Luxury Firm, Firm
AVAILABILITY onlineonlineonline and in-storeonline
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WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year, Limited25 Year, Limited10 Year, Limited15 Year, Non-prorated
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