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This mattress is quite famous on the market, and there are many reasons for this.
However, while many people are happy with their Brooklyn Bedding hybrid, it might not work for everyone. And that’s why we are going to take a closer look at this model today.
In this review of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress, we’ll answer one important question: will this mattress work for your needs? We will take a closer look at its construction, design, edge support, motion isolation, and how it feels for different types of sleepers. And of course, we’ll cover customer protection, which includes the warranty and sleep trial.
Read more about how we rate and test here.
Weight (Queen Size)
11.5" - 13"
Compressed and rolled in a box
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Now, let’s start this review of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress with its cover. This model uses a cotton + polyester blend with a little bit of foam quilted into it. Overall, the cover fabric feels super soft and smooth to the touch. Thanks to that, you can even sleep on the mattress without the sheets (which isn’t really recommended, but you know, there are different situations in life).
We also appreciate the stitching around the edges of this mattress. With its silver-like threading, the edging is quite neat. It gives the Signature Hybrid a rather luxurious look, which proves attention to detail.
The foam quilted into the fabric gives the cover a soft feel which can promote fast relaxation. Keep in mind that the cover is not removable in this mattress. Therefore, it is suitable for spot-cleaning only.
You might also appreciate that this model comes with sewn-in handles on both sides. Thanks to these handles, moving and transporting the mattress is much easier.
Moving on to the more important aspect: what this mattress is built of. The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress has a similar approach to most of the top hybrid mattresses. It uses the combination of pocket coils and memory foam to achieve a perfectly balanced feel:
- 1-inch quilted cover, which we have already discussed;
- 1.5-inch TitanFlex comfort layer, which uses elastic foam (Brooklyn Bedding’s patented material) that works to deliver effective contouring. However, this foam is not that restricting (unlike traditional memory foam) and feels more responsive — kind of like latex. Additionally, it doesn’t sleep hot, which is always a nice bonus. The “secret” is, the company uses their proprietary Titanium Gel that works to draw the excess heat away from the sleeper’s body.
- 1-inch VariFlex transition layer, which is slightly firmer than the top layer and is meant to offer extra compression support while making the transition to the coil base smoother.
- 8-inch Ascension coil core, which includes up to 960 individually wrapped coils. They offer excellent breathability and add a great deal of bounce to the whole construction. There are also extra-sturdy coils around the edges to deliver additional support.
- 0.25-inch Flex base layer, which uses high-density foam and provides reinforcement for the coils. This layer of sturdy foam can play a major role when it comes to motion isolation.
Moving on to off-gassing, which can be a serious issue for those users who are sensitive to odors. The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid arrived with a noticeable “new mattress” smell, but it disappeared within the first few hours. To be fair, we left the mattress in a well-ventilated room. If it was expanding with windows closed, I think the off-gassing could’ve taken up to 24 hours to dissipate.
The Signature mattress took a few hours to off-gas entirely, which was helped by an open window. Without ventilation, it could have taken up to 24 hours, earning a rating of 8.5.
Next, let’s review the firmness of the mattress, which determines how it’s going to feel. For this review of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress, we decided to test the Medium option (there are also Soft and Firm options available).
Now, I think it’s safe to say, the medium firmness level is quite prevalent among the most comfortable mattresses. It’s also the most popular choice among numerous users. In fact, research suggests that sleeping on a medium-firm mattress is typically associated with increased comfort, sleep quality, and proper spinal alignment (1). That’s why some might think that the Brooklyn Bedding Hybrid might be universally comfortable. However, firmness is subjective, so let’s take a closer look at this aspect.
As an average individual (190 pounds), I would rate this mattress 6.5 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the stiffest). My wife (a petite 110-pound sleeper) agrees with me on this and gives this model 6.5 as well. The Signature Hybrid has a bouncy feel and seems quite responsive. The top layers do neutralize some of that bounciness, providing a pillow-top like sensation. Overall, this model still has a rather springy feel.
I felt the Signature had about a 6.5-feel when testing its firmness, which is soft enough for cushioning, but also keeps the hips and spine aligned. So, I gave it a rating of 10.
Now, let’s inspect the edge support of the Signature Hybrid mattress. What happens when a mattress has strong edges? Well, for one, you get more sleeping space. You can buy a Queen mattress that offers good edge support and enjoy extra legroom without the need to invest in a more expensive King.
And that’s pretty much the case with the Signature Hybrid by Brooklyn Bedding. Because this model uses an edge-to-edge coil system, it can deliver uniform support across the entire perimeter. Yes, the edges may compress a little when you sit on your mattress. However, if you sleep near the edge, you will feel supported enough and won’t have to worry about rolling off during the night.
The Signature’s edge-to-edge coil system was really showcased while I was sitting on the edge. I measured its compression under my weight at only 2.73 inches. Lying on the edge was a similar story, and I felt adequately supported both while sitting and lying down at the edge.
An edge support measured at 2.73 inches is rather good, and I felt supported while getting in and out of bed, so I gave it a rating of 8.5.
Another crucial thing to cover in this review of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress is motion isolation. This aspect can be especially important for partnered sleepers.
It’s important to note, I tested this mattress with my wife. We weigh 190 and 110 pounds respectively, and because the difference is rather noticeable, my wife often experiences nighttime disturbances when I move in bed.
With the Signature Hybrid, the results were satisfactory when it came to motion transfer. Because this mattress has a rather bouncy core, it may allow shock from motion to travel to the other side of the bed, but only to a certain extent. Let’s not forget about the conforming comfort layers that play a key role in balancing out the springiness of this bed. Therefore, the Signature Hybrid should not allow for noticeable motion transfer and can be a great option for sleepers with partners.
The Signature had motion transfer, shaking our glass of water at 5 inches, so I gave it a rating of 8.
The Signature had a moderate sinkage, which I measured at around 2.2 inches. This is around average for a mattress, and can give you a good mix between pressure relief and support without sinking too deeply into the layers.
I use tried-and-true methods for reviewing mattresses, which help me determine whether a mattress would be a good fit for your home.
With 2.2 inches of sinkage measured on the Signature, this falls right in line with our average of 2.3 inches, making me give a rating of 9.
Besides a breathable cover and coils, the Signature doesn’t offer anything extra, like the Aurora Luxe with its cooling GlacioTex technology, to help combat heat build up in the night. I measured the Signature’s surface temperature at 90.9 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a bit hotter than other mattresses I’ve tested; however, I found I did sleep temperature neutral. What’s commendable about the Signature is its ability to dissipate heat. After leaving the bed, I recorded a drop in temperature by about 4 degrees, only a minute later, where the bed held a temperature of 86.9 degrees.
The Signature had a temperature of 90.9 degrees Fahrenheit, which didn’t allow me to feel the coolest while sleeping, so I rated it a 7.5.
The Signature has an almost instant response time, partially recovering from an impression at around 0.18 seconds. Its full recovery is a bit slower than normal, at around 0.88 seconds. I found the mattress had a decent level of springiness to it, and that you won’t feel stuck in the layers while trying to change positions or getting out of bed in the morning.
I recorded about 0.88 seconds for a complete recovery from compressions on the Signature, which is moderately fast, earning a rating of 8.
Bounce is crucial for quickly moving in bed, and having the ability to shift positions easily. From my tests, I measured the Signature to have a very high bounce level, mainly due to its coil system. I measured a total bounce of 9.92 inches, with an initial impression compressing as low as 6.03 inches. The max height my testing object reached after being dropped was 3.90 inches.
The Signature has excellent bounce from its coil system, which I recorded at 9.92 inches, earning a rating of 9.5.
Another aspect that might be of interest is how suitable (or unsuitable) this mattress is for sex. Now, because the Signature Hybrid is rather springy, it’s easy to move around and change positions on it. Plus, it’s quite responsive, so if you appreciate a little boost when moving, the Brooklyn Bedding hybrid should work for you.
The Signature boasts a high amount of bounce, which I measured at 9.97 inches, and excellent edge support, which I measured at 2.73 inches. These two factors are essential for couples, and along with wrapped coils, the Signature is also whisper-quiet, without metal coils scraping against each other. In my books, these three factors make the Signature an excellent choice for couples.
Mixing the scores for Bounce and Edge support, I found the Signature would prove to be a suitable option for couples, rating it 9.
The Signature has about 2.5 inches of comfort layers, and 9.25 inches of transitional foam, coils, and base foam. This is an excellent balance of comfort and support; I felt adequately cushioned, and relieved of pressure. However, sleeping on my side did make me notice the layers felt a bit dense, meaning that heavier sleepers may find they sink through the 2.5 inches of comfort to the coils more easily.
Allow me to share the good news right away: the Brooklyn Bedding Hybrid is a worthy investment when it comes to durability (in my humble opinion). You might encounter a few loose stitches, but other than that, this mattress feels very robust and sturdy. The Signature Hybrid uses thick coils and high-density foam, which promise increased lifespan.
How It Feels for Different Types of Sleepers
You probably know this, but one mattress can’t be perfect for all body types and sleep positions. The same rule applies to the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid (the Medium option). So, let’s review how this mattress feels for side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers.
I was testing this hybrid mattress with my wife, who is a petite (110-pound) stomach sleeper. As for me, I prefer to sleep on my side and back (combo sleeper) and weigh 190 pounds. Here’s what we can say about the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid:
- Side sleepers. For both me and my wife, the Signature Hybrid seemed super comfortable when lying on one side. For this sleep position, the mattress can feel moderately firm and supportive, with just the right amount of cushioning. The comfort foam is quite dense but still hugs the protruding body parts and can help with tension relief.
- Back sleepers. When sleeping on my back, I felt very comfortable. My wife agreed with me on that. It seems like the Brooklyn Bedding hybrid can deliver the perfect balance for back sleepers: just enough cradling for the hips and buttocks while maintaining proper support and distributing the body weight evenly.
- Stomach sleepers. When lying on my stomach, I started experiencing some slight discomfort in the lower back, as my hips began to sink a bit into the foam. As for my petite wife, she found the Signature Hybrid perfectly suitable for sleeping on her stomach. Therefore, if you are an average-sized stomach sleeper, you might want to opt for something slightly firmer (and if you weigh more than 230 pounds, consider getting an extra-firm mattress to receive proper support when sleeping on your stomach).
- Combo sleepers. A quick word for those who tend to switch positions during sleep: the Brooklyn Bedding hybrid is rather springy and does not restrict movement. Therefore, it could be a great solution for combination sleepers.
Sleeping Positions: Summary
|Brooklyn Bedding Signature|
|Side Sleepers||I found sleeping on my side to feel just right, with enough cushioning to relieve tensions.|
|Back Sleepers||The Signature felt very comfortable on my back, delivering just enough cushioning while evenly distributing body weight.|
|Stomach Sleepers||I found this mattress didn’t provide enough support for stomach sleeping, and I felt a bit uncomfortable.|
Other Important Information
So, let’s move on to some of the more “technical” aspects of buying from Brooklyn Bedding. After all, these aspects might determine how pleasant (or irritating) your experience might be.
Now, one of the coolest things about the Signature Hybrid by Brooklyn Bedding is that this mattress is made in America according to all the safety standards. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about any potentially dangerous chemicals that your new mattress could contain.
The company offers a 120-night trial, which allows users to sleep on their new mattress and return it if it doesn’t work for them. The trial includes a mandatory 30-day break-in period. This is a pretty standard condition for many companies, as your body might require some time to adjust to your new mattress. Similarly, the mattress also needs to adapt to your body shape. That’s why your new bed can start feeling more comfortable after a few nights.
The Signature Hybrid is also backed by a solid 10-year warranty. Again, it’s a rather standard warranty period for most mattress companies. However, if you’re looking for something extra, some models come with 25-year or even lifetime warranties.
Another cool feature — Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping and returns (excluding Hawaii + Alaska). The mattress is delivered compressed in a box, so setting it up is relatively easy (even if your bedroom or apartment is upstairs).
And since this model uses individually wrapped coils and foam, the Signature Hybrid is compatible with adjustable beds.
In summary, if I had to pick just one good thing about the Signature Hybrid by Brooklyn Bedding, I wouldn’t be able to. Simply because this mattress has quite a lot to offer.
I appreciate its responsiveness and the reliable support it delivers. I also like the moderate amount of cushioning it provides, which is ideal for back sleepers and average side sleepers. The Medium option is also firm enough for petite stomach sleepers.
The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid is a real gem for the money. It’s an affordable mattress that boasts a quality build and proprietary materials (which sleep cool, by the way). So, if you are looking for great value, this mattress might be an optimal solution.
- sturdy and well-made, promises long-lasting performance;
- sleeps neutral, suitable for users who are prone to overheating at night;
- strong edge support for extra sleeping space;
- sewn-in handles which make it easier to move.
- Non-removable cover (you might need to buy a mattress protector to keep it clean);
- Moderate “new mattress” smell after unpacking but disappears within 24 hours.
Overall, this mattress offers great value for money. (Similar hybrid models that are quality made and reasonably priced, are usually more expensive.)
- Ahmed Radwan, Philip Fess, Darcy James, John Murphy, Joseph Myers, Michelle Rooney, Jason Taylor, and Alissa Torii (October 19, 2015). Effect of different mattress designs on promoting sleep quality, pain reduction, and spinal alignment in adults with or without back pain; systematic review of controlled trials. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29073401/
Thank you I appreciate your review. I have been wanting to buy this mattress for a while now. I believe I will.