The average lifespan is around 80 years. When you consider that you’ll spend nearly 27 of those years sleeping, it becomes a little more apparent why finding the right mattress is so important. With the still relatively new online shopping capability, there are more options readily available than ever before.
It can be confusing to browse through so many options, but we’re here to help make it a little bit easier. I recently opened up my Brooklyn Bedding Signature Series mattress, and we’re going to go over my findings and help you decide if it could be the right one for you.
Don’t want to read the full review? Watch our video review instead.
Signature Series Specs Sheet
Offgassing – Took a day to clear off
Firmness Level (Scale of 1-10) – 5 (for the medium product)
Trial Period – 120 nights
Warranty – 10 years
Brooklyn Bedding- Family-Owned Since 1995
Brooklyn Bedding is an American mattress manufacturer, a wholly-owned, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Family owned since 1995, the company originated with two brothers delivering liquidation products direct to customers’ homes. Known as the “mobile mattress guys,” John and Rob Merwin evolved their business by learning every aspect of mattress-making from larger retailers who sold them surplus materials for pennies on the dollar.
They tenaciously used every material in their inventory to pass savings onto customers, purchasing high-grade manufacturing equipment as they were able to afford it and becoming early adopters of bed-in-a-box online delivery.
Brooklyn Bedding designs and creates its entire line of high-quality bedding, on demand, in its local manufacturing facility in Arizona. Remaining true to its roots, the company still goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction, offering its expertly crafted mattresses, sheets, and pillows at an affordable price with free online shipping, a generous 120-day trial period, and a 10-year hassle-free warranty period on mattresses.
Soft Cotton Cover
The Signature Series has remained Brooklyn Bedding’s top-selling line in both online and in-store sales since its inception. The first inch of this product is comprised of quilt foam, and the cover itself is a cotton/polyester blend. The polyester helps it resist shrinking and wrinkles while the cotton is soft and breathable.
A Look at the Comfort Layer
The comfort layer is two inches thick, and it’s made of Brooklyn Bedding’s patented, hyper-elastic TitanFlex™ foam. It features immediate response technology that adjusts to your body every time you move.
When I quickly removed pressure after pushing down on the product, it did feature pretty quick bounce-back, and this helps facilitate movement. It’s infused with TitaniumGel™, and this promotes breathability. (Keep reading to see the results of our thermal test).
Transitioning to the Support Layers
We begin our transition into support at the next two-inch layer of TitanFlex™ high-density foam. It’s here where both deep compression support and body contouring takes place, something you really want to look for if you carry a lot of weight.
Half of the total 12-inch thickness of the Signature Series is found in the Ascension pocketed coil unit found beneath the TitanFlex™ layer. The coils help in maintaining structural integrity, and they work with the TitanFlex™ foam in offering bounce. However, bounce without motion isolation is a problem in itself, and the individual wrapping helps keep the movement from transferring across the mattress. The final one-inch layer consists of base support foam.
You now have a pretty clear image of what’s found both inside and out of the Signature Series mattress. Let’s take a moment to discuss how it performed. To sum up the feel in three words- bouncy, stable, and contouring come to mind.
• Mattress Feel
I have the medium option, and this is typically going to be a good fit for the average shopper. When you slightly bounce yourself up and down, you can definitely feel the immediate contour as the body hits the surface, and, within a tenth of a second, you can feel the elastic properties of the TitanFlex™ foam kick in with very effective bounce-back.
This is a plus for a couple reasons. For starters, it prevents excessive sinkage which can lead to indentations and hot sleeping. It also helps facilitate ease of movement. It’s super easy to change sleep positions, and you can literally bounce right out of bed.
I think the combination of the TitanFlex™ foam and coil unit work really well together in terms of responsiveness, making this product a great consideration if you have trouble with mobility.
Firmness and Sinkage Expectations
As I was researching this product, I noticed several reviews from customers indicating they found the mattress to be too firm, and I wanted to point this out in case you’ve run across any. Many of them chose the medium option as it’s featured on the site as the most popular, but it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that not everyone is average.
In these cases, I’d be willing to bet the customers didn’t weigh a whole lot. I’m just a little underweight for my height, and I usually fare better with a plusher product in terms of engagement with the comfort layer.
Brooklyn Bedding seems to do well with reaching out to customers to make adjustments to get the firmness right if you’re not happy with what you get. Medium firmness, in general, is a good fit for most people and can provide an effective compromise for sleep partners. It can also prove effective for combination sleepers who alternate side, stomach, and back sleeping.
The Soft option may be more your style if you sleep primarily on your side and/or like to feel a little hug from the comfort layer. Those who sleep on their backs and stomachs and appreciate a flat sleep surface will likely fare best with the firm option. The firm can also prove effective for those who need added lumbar support or carry a lot of weight.
If you’re not quite sure, Brooklyn Bedding does offer consultations with Sleep Specialists via chat or email. I think the main takeaway here is that if you’re apprehensive after seeing a review indicating the mattress being too firm, keep in mind that they may not have realized the many measures the company is willing to take to get it right, so I wouldn’t let that scare you off.
Many companies don’t even offer firmness options or adaptations to help customize firmness to fit your needs. Furthermore, as I reviewed the mattress, I found the medium option to be very well-aligned with other medium products I’ve tried out. The average sinkage with medium firmness after applying my 130 pounds to a nine by seven-inch area is 6 ½ inches, and that’s what we get with Brooklyn Bedding.
Indentation Load Deflection & Coil Gauge
We also find ILD’s indicative of medium firmness. With an understanding that 12 is very soft and 50 is very firm and that you want more plush in the comfort layer, let’s take a look at what we have. The top quilt foam layer has an ILD of 13 followed by 18 in the first TitanFlex layer. This increases to 28 in the transition layer, and the base foam weighs in at 36.
Coil gauge indicates the level of firmness contributed by the innerspring unit. This number ranges from 12-15 with the higher number indicating a plusher product. The Signature Series has a coil gauge of 15. Therefore, I think we’ve pretty well debunked the theory that this product is too firm compared to what else you’ll find on the market.
Motion Transfer Reduction
You can easily hang on to a mattress for ten or more years. If it’s been awhile since you’ve mattress shopped, you probably associated innersprings with excessive motion transfer. Back in the early to mid 90’s when I was growing up, I can remember jumping on my continuous coil mattress with my brother. He’d sit, and I’d jump next to him to bounce him around.
As fun as that was, it’s no fun when your sleep partner rolls around and wakes you up. Individually-wrapped coils keep motion isolated to the point of impact, and this approach did a good job at keeping motion transfer low. If motion transfer reduction is your primary shopping concern, you may want to look into an all-foam product with at least one visco layer. The average shopper, however, shouldn’t have a problem.
Signature Series Heat Transfer
Hot sleeping hinders your ability to get a good night’s rest, so let’s take a look at how well the combination of the cotton cover, TitaniumGel™, and naturally-breathable coil unit work together to help you sleep cool.
Having slept on the product, I can report I had no trouble with hot sleeping, but I don’t typically struggle in this area. Let’s compare it to the over 30 mattresses I’ve tried out so far.
After laying on the mattress in our control temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, I observed the cooldown process. It typically takes right around 10 minutes for a mattress to return to room temperature in these conditions, and the Signature Series cooled off in around 11 ½ minutes.
Although this is a little longer than average, I’ve seen times as high as 17 minutes, so it’s certainly better than some options out there. For the average shopper, I don’t think you’ll run into any significant issues with hot sleeping. If hot sleeping is a serious problem for you or your sleep partner, I’d recommend you check out the Brentwood Bamboo Gel mattress. It cooled back down in just four minutes!
Mattress shoppers are typically looking for a lasting product, and there are several indicators the Signature Series should hold up. To gauge this, we’ll be taking a look at the foam densities and coil count.
Density in mattress foam helps us gauge how long the product should last. In polyfoam, you want to shoot for at least 1.8 pounds per cubic foot, and that’s what’s featured in the base layer. Both TitanFlex layers have densities of 3.5 pcf, and this is acceptable durability-wise in this material type.
For a lasting queen-sized coil unit, you want to look for a coil count of no less than 800, and the Signature Series has a count of 1,024. With proper care, this product should last at least six or seven years.
Edge support is important for sleep partners and people who struggle to get in and out of bed. It’s also helpful if you sit on the edge often. Those with a strong reliance on edge support usually fare pretty well with innerspring products as they naturally offer good stability around the edges. The Signature Series takes this a step further with caliber edge support, and you can see this combination keeps me well-supported as I position myself in various areas of the edge.
Maintenance, Protection, Care and Warranty
I found the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Series to be a supportive product that offers great bounce and excellent contour. I think the individually-wrapped coils are great for people who carry a lot of weight or who have troubles with things like aching joints that can make getting in and out of bed painful.
This product has an individual weight limit of 450 pounds, and it’s got a very solid build that I expect should make it last quite some time. To ensure yours lasts as long as possible, here’s some information you’ll definitely want to know:
Considering the high quality of the various materials found in Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Series mattress, the cost is low. A lot of this is due to the many savings that can be taken advantage of in the online mattress shopping business model. Here is a list of costs for the various sizes available:
Signature Series Reviews and Feedback
While it did take a little longer than average to cool off in our thermal test, it wasn’t enough for me to notice the difference. Only if you suffer significantly with hot sleeping do I foresee this being an issue. Otherwise, I think the Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Series responsiveness, great motion transfer, and solid edge support make it a definite candidate for sleep partners, heavier folks, and those with mobility limitations.
Since some of the information shared in this review is based on my own opinion, I looked around the web to see what other people had to say:
Who We Recommend the Signature Series Mattress For
There’s obviously quite a lot to be said about Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Series mattress. To cut to the chase, this could be a great choice for you if:
- You enjoy the ability to customize the firmness
- You have mobility issues
- You rely heavily on edge support
- You want a responsive product that doesn’t compromise on motion isolation
- You carry a lot of weight and need deep-compression support
Our Final Verdict
It takes some time to break in your mattress, and Brooklyn Bedding asks that you try it for at least 30 days. If at any point from day 30 through 120 of ownership you’re not satisfied, they will provide a refund and do their best to donate the used product to charity. That gives you a quarter of a year to make your final decision. You also receive a 10-year warranty that covers any defects or body impressions 1? or deeper.
Those with allergic sensitivities can take comfort in knowing that all foams are CertiPur Certified, which means they’re toxin free and meet the highest health standards in the industry. Overall, I think this is a high-quality product that’s well worth the price.