Brooklyn Bedding Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress Review
The Brooklyn Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress from Brooklyn Bedding has been designed and manufactured with plenty of premium features which make it stand out among the rest of the mattresses in its category. It has, however, been priced very competitively despite these incredible features. The mattress is a perfect blend of the advantages obtained due to the properties of the viscoelastic memory foam as well the quick responsiveness of latex. The two materials work in tandem to facilitate the sleeper ad ensure a perfect and deep rest throughout the night. The deep sleep is further fascinated by the addition of cooling Titanium Gel in the upper memory foam layers which prevent the viscoelastic foam layers from getting hot and keeps the sleep environment very cool throughout the night for a perfectly cool and undisturbed sleep.
Materials and Construction
The Brooklyn Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress has been constructed out of very high-quality materials which include layers of different foams as well as coil springs. The top layer is made out of 2 inches of patented TitanFlex™ foam. This layer of foam has the special characteristic of combining the properties of the viscoelastic memory foam with the quick responsiveness of latex. The memory foam is responsible for the body-conforming characteristic of the mattress. It molds around the body and cradles it. The adjustment to the body contours allows the sleeper to feel very comfortable. AS the body moves away, the part of the memory foam in the place where the body lay initially regains its shape. The addition of the quick responsiveness of latex to this property allows the top layer of the mattress to regain its shape quickly. This means that the body would not feel that it is stuck in the memory foam. As the same time, the responsiveness is such that the body would not roll over the surface of the mattress. Thus, there is a delicate balance between getting stuck in the foam and rolling over, and the combination of the viscoelastic memory foam properties with the quick responsiveness of the latex allows for this perfect balance to be achieved in the mattress.
TitanFlex™ foam is, in fact, a form of hyperplastic foam which results in quick responsiveness when the body moves on the surface of the mattress. It is a latex alternative and is lower in cost as compared to latex but exhibits similar properties. It also offers pressure relief at pressure points. On a traditional e, the body faces severe pressure at many parts of the body due to the upward force applied by the mattress in reaction to the downward gravitational pull. This creates a lot of stress on the head, shoulders, hips, and heels. These body parts are relieved of their stress by the TitanFlex™ foam, and the body feels relieved and comfortable on top of this layer of foam. The weight distribution of the body is also even unlike on a traditional spring bed where certain body parts take te maximum weight, and the sleeper might get sore muscles and numb arms and legs when he/she gets up from such a bed. The TitanFlex™ ensures that the weight distribution is perfectly even leading to a very comfortable sleep and the sleeper wakes up fully rejuvenated and energized the next day.
TitanFlex™ foam layer works best in conjunction with other foam layers ad the same is the case here in this mattress. This patented foam is available in different firmness levels, and this is the reason why this mattress is also available in soft, medium and firm firmness levels according to the preferences of the purchaser. This layer of foam allows for the best amount of body-conformance and responsiveness taken together. It is instrumental in relieving joint pain as well as muscle pain as well. The addition of TitanCool™ gel to this foam layer makes it very cool for the body as the open cell structure of the foam allows an air circulation which wicks away sweat and moisture and keeps the mattress and the body dry and cool. It also draws away body heat and the resulting heat dispersal creates a perfectly temperature-regulated sleep environment on the surface of the mattress. The addition of TitanCool™ provides an enhancement in the thermal conductivity of the foam layer.
TitanFlex™ is a CertiPUR-US certified foam which means that it has been tested by an international third-party laboratory and certified for performance as well as content. This certification ensures that the foam does not contain any harmful chemical like formaldehyde, phthalates, mercury, lead, other heavy metals, ozone depleters, fire retardants, etc. It also assures that the foam would not give out emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) outside the acceptable limits and that these would be well under control. This allows the individual sleeping on the mattress to use it without any worries on his/her mind regarding the effect on the quality of the room air. TitanFlex™ also absorbs moisture and wicks it away as well. The mattress, therefore, releases the moisture fairly quickly and thus contributes to keeping the mattress cooler even more.
It is an excellent alternative to conventional memory foam and has got all the properties of the viscoelastic memory foam except the slow recovery. While many might use latex for this functionality, the latex does respond quickly but is deficient in pressure relieving properties. Energex™ has got the right mix of these two worlds. It bridges the gap between the properties of the viscoelastic memory foam and latex. It is very cool and has got an open cell structure. The polymer structure is quite fast in its response and provides a perfect alternative to latex. It also retains the pressure-relieving properties. It is both comfortable and bouncy.
Energex™ foam is obtained by using advanced SRT technology. This technology transforms to enable them to have cell superstructure. The dynamic fatigue properties of the structure are better as compared to the conventional or even HR foam. For this reason, it does not sag and has got a perfect bounce back. It maps pressure perfectly as it has got a high-pressure relieving index. It acts as a transition layer in this mattress and is sandwiched between the top TitanFlex™ foam layer and the coil spring layer below. This creates a pressure gradient and provides a smooth transition between the two layers. It gives interface support and provides a high degree of pressure relief as well. It reduces the stress on the pressure points and results in the reduction of joint pains, etc.
Energex™ foam is comfortable across a very wide temperature range. Conventional memory foam would tend to stiffen in very cool environments while this foam performs perfectly over a broad range of temperatures. It energizes and softens a bit in reaction to body heat and thus, provides a high degree of comfort and pressure relief.
Regardless of the mattress being used in warm or cool environments, this foam layer enables perfect functionality and provides a very comfortable sleep. The open-cell polymer design allows for a high degree of breathability as well which is much better than conventional memory foam. It is very cool throughout the night.
The third layer in the mattress that of a 6-inch coil spring which contains 952 individually encased Ascension™ coils. These coil springs provide a high degree of support and also assist decreasing motion transfer. When a couple sleeps on the mattress, and one sleep partner gets up from the bed, the coil springs under him/her regain their shape as they bounce back. However, the ones under the other sleep partner stay compressed. This ensures that the motion is not transferred to the partner who is still laying on the bed. This allows the mattress to e used by couples and is specifically food for those who have different sleep schedules.
The 4th and the last layer in this mattress is a 1-inch thick high-density foam base which adds to the support provided by the coil springs and makes the coil springs more durable as it reinforces them. Thus, the mattress is provided with exceptional support by the bottom two lyres of coil spring and HD support foam t ensure that the body remains fully supported throughout the dep and comfortable night’s sleep.
|Brooklyn Bedding Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress – Highlights|
|Firmness:||3 Firmness options; soft, medium and firm|
|Warranty:||10-year limited warranty 120-night sleep trial|
|Type:||Hybrid Mattress (Foam and Coil springs)|
|Ideal for:||All people with soft, medium, and firm preferences, people who sleep on sides, stomach or back.|
|Sizes available:||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US certified TitanFlex™ foam, Energex™ foam, Coil Springs, and HD Support Foam|
|Differentiators:||Cool, comfortable, body-confirming, quick in response, pressure-relieving, thermo-regulating, and supportive.|
|Comparable Mattresses:||LUCID 10 Inch Twin XL Latex Hybrid Mattress with Cooling Gel Memory Foam, Responsive Latex Layer, Premium Support, and Durable Steel Coils|
Comfort and Ergonomics
The Brooklyn Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress provides more comfort as compared to an ordinary or conventional memory foam mattress. It is even more comfortable and cooler as compared to a regular gel-infused memory foam mattress. The reason is that the conventional viscoelastic memory foam has excellent body-conforming and pressure relieving properties, but it is not quick in responsiveness. When the body lying on it gets up, the memory foam does attain its original shape, but it takes a while to do so. Sometimes, this leads to the body getting a ‘stuck’ feel on the memory foam mattresses. This feeling is remedied in this mattress by the use of the 4inch layers of patented hyper-responsive foam. There are two foam layers which provide this quick responsiveness, and the first one is the TitanFlex™ foam layer which is used as a latex alternative. Latex is ideal in terms of quick responsiveness however; it is more expensive. The latex alternative is cheaper and provides a very quick bounce back to the body thus, and the body impressions are not created on the surface of the mattress at all and also the body does not get the feeling of being stuck.
The top two layers of the foam on this mattress ensure that a very cool sleep environment is provided at the top of the mattress for a perfectly comfortable night’s rest. The addition of cool Titanium gel ensures that the cell structure of the foam materials is open, and it allows for an air current through it. The resulting airflow wicks away sweat and moisture away from the body and the mattress and ensures that the heat is dispersed away as well. This provides a thermally regulated sleep environment and makes the top of the mattress ideal for a very cool and comfortable sleep throughout the night. The Energex™ foam layer can also function perfectly well in a wide temperature range, and this feature ensures that the mattress can be used for a comfortable sleep in both cool and warm climates. This is quite unlike conventional memory foam mattresses which tend to stiffen when the temperatures are cool.
The comfort and ergonomics provided by this mattress are further enhanced and improved by the addition of the Energex™ foam layer which is also very quick in terms of responsiveness buy also relieves pressure points just like the top layer which exhibits all the properties of the memory foam layer along with quick responsiveness like latex. The Energex™ foam layer ensures that there is a perfect transition between the comfort and body-conformance offered by the top layer along with its pressure-relieving nature and the support provided by the coil springs in the bottom layer. This transitionary approach enables a better balance and better coordination between the comfort providing part of the mattress and the support layers at the bottom.
The overall comfortable and cool effect of the top part of the mattress is gradually transformed into a high level of support as one goes down the mattress layers. The top part is also body-conforming, and pressure-relieving and the transitionary foam layers allows for a gradient to be formed between the comfort and support parts of the mattress, The individually encased coil springs which are instrumental in providing a high level of support due to their sturdiness and compressibility also ensure that the mattress can isolate motion. Couples enjoy this mattress a lot like the movement of one is not felt by the other. This is ideal for couples with different work schedules. The support provided by the coil springs is further reinforced by the bottom one-inch layer of HD support which has got a higher than 5 lbs./ft3 density. This high density ensures sturdiness, strength and a high level of support besides the ability to keep the allergens and dust mites away from the mattress.
Durability and Warranty
The foam layers used in the mattress are of very high quality, and the top two layers are patented as well. The high-quality foam is always durable, and this is further enhanced by the fact that the TitanFlex™ foam has performed exceptionally well as compared to other types of foams in accelerated aging studies. It has proven to be very strong and durable. It is much superior to others in terms of durability in this regard. As this type of foam is used on the top layer of the mattress which comes in touch with the body, its durability means that the entire mattress is as durable as this layer because the top part of the mattress is the most vulnerable to degrading. The TitanFlex™ foam layer has gone through rigorous testing, and it has been found to be superior as compared to other types of foam in terms of strength, tensile strength as well as in terms of elongation strength over time. All these strengths provide an overall cumulative super strength to this mattress and contribute towards its long life.
This foam is also CertiPUR-US certified, and tissues that there are no harsh chemicals found in the foam layer and the VOC emissions are within acceptable limits and are well under control. The room air remains clean, and the absence of allergens and dust mites, etc. ensures that the mattress would not develop any bad odors and would not degrade because of the presence of these irritants. The rest of the mattress also repels allergens and dust mites and does not let them live and thrive in it. As such, the mattress is hypoallergenic, and this is another reason for its durability. High-quality foams like viscoelastic memory foams and others are quite dense, and there are no spaces in their structure which would allow the dust mites to live and thrive inside them. As such, all of the foam layers including the high density one at the base do not allow them to house themselves inside the mattress. An ordinary and traditional spring bed would contain around a million dust mites which are harmless, but they can lead to a host of issues including allergies. They can cause odors as well and make t difficult for one to have a comfortable and cool sleep on those beds. The mattress is completely devoid of any such flaws which would invite these irritants.
The durability of the mattress is related to how well it is maintained as well. Theatres needs to e cleaned with water-based products only, and no bleach or chemical should be used. The mattress can be air-dried and heat should not be applied. Application of heat by using electric blankets and heating pads could interfere with the body-conforming properties of the top layers of the mattress. The mattress needs to be off-gassed when it arrives initially. It can be placed in an airy spot in the house and allowed to off-gas for a few days or at least 24 hours. It gives off process air during the off-gassing period which is then replaced by cleanroom air. This also leads to the odors being removed. The mattress should also be placed on a solid foundation so that it does not sag. It should be held firm and not allowed to slide or wobble. If all such precautions are taken and if the mattress is also vacuum cleaned often, it would last for a very long time.
The warranty provided by the manufacturer is a limited warranty which is valid for ten years after the date of purchase. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship. Any other defects arising out of issues related to transportation and mishandling are not covered. Any regular wear and tear, cuts and burns are also not covered. The warranty claim requires proof of purchase. The manufacturer also offers a 120-night sleep trial which is a very good offer for those who would like to personally try out the mattress before they make a final purchase division.
The height of this hybrid mattress is 11 inches, and as such the total height of the sleep system is calculated by adding 11 inches to the height of the base of the bed frame or the foundation used for holding the mattress. In case, it appears to be too high, a lower bed frame or foundation could be used. The mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The Twin size is 75 x 38 x 11.5 inches and weighs 60 lbs. The Twin XL size weighs 70 lbs. and its dimensions are 11.5 × 38 × 80 inches. The full size is 11.5 × 53× 75 inches and weighs 90 lbs. The Queen size is 11.5 × 60 × 80 inches and weighs 105 lbs. The Kingsize weighs 120 lbs. And is 11.5 × 76 × 80 inches in size. Finally, the California King size weighs 120 lbs. And its product dimensions are 11.5 × 72 × 84 inches.
Who is it Ideal For?
The Brooklyn Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress is ideal for all types of sleepers whether they like a soft, medium or firm mattress as this mattress is available with all of these three options. The firmness level is a very personal decision, and every individual has his/her preference related to comfort and firmness level. This mattress is also suitable for all types of sleepers, whether they sleep on their stomach, side or back due to the three firmness level options. Side sleepers normally prefer the soft one. It is also good for use by people with allergies and couples benefit from the feature of motion isolation.
- The mattress is very comfortable for all types of sleepers.
- It offers three firmness levels as options.
- The mattress provides a very cool, thermally regulated sleep.
- It is body conforming and quick to respond.
- It performs well in a wide temperature range.
- The mattress is highly supportive.
- The mattress is very durable, and the top layer has passed aging tests better than many other mattresses.
- It carries a 10-year warranty and a 120-night sleep trial.
- Some side sleepers state that it gets firmer with time.
The Brooklyn Signature 11″ Hybrid Mattress is a very cool and comfortable mattress which performs well in both cool and warm climates. It is not just body-conforming and presser relieving but quick to respond as well. It provides good motion isolation and has a high degree of support. It is durable and is made available to the purchaser in the firmness level of his/her choice (soft, medium or firm).