The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid mattress is a newer product from Brooklyn Bedding. As a hybrid mattress, it uses a combination of metal coils and foam layers to create a comfortable, supportive feel. The Bowery Hybrid is a medium firm mattress, at around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
Hybrid mattresses are prized for their durability, comfort, and support. However, they are often significantly more expensive than other mattress types. Fortunately, the Bowery Hybrid is a more budget-friendly option for those looking to get a hybrid mattress.
This model comes from Brooklyn Bedding, an online mattress retailer and manufacturer. Brooklyn Bedding manufactures high-quality mattresses in the United States. Keep in mind that Brooklyn Bedding offers a wide range of mattresses. Their lineup includes an all-foam mattress called the “Bowery”, as well as the Bowery Hybrid. Other models include the Signature, Aurora, Spartan, and Bloom Hybrid. This review will focus specifically on the Bowery Hybrid mattress. Other popular mattresses in their product line include the Aurora, the Bloom, and the Signature.
We’ll cover everything you need to know about this mattress. We will lay out the details of its construction, materials, sleep performance, and customer reviews, as well as the company’s shipping, warranties, and other policies.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid is a quality mattress with a moderate firmness rating. On a firmness scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest, the Bowery Hybrid is about a 6 out of 10. The moderate firmness means that this bed is suitable for a wide variety of sleepers, making it a versatile choice for many households.
This is a hybrid bed, which means it uses a combination of metal springs or coils and comfort layers of foam. The underlying support and foundation of the bed is the metal coils – in this case, six inches of pocketed coils – while the comfort layers consist of memory foam and polyfoam. Hybrid beds like the Bowery aim to combine the durability and support of traditional innerspring beds, with the modern comfort of cushy foams.
The Bowery Hybrid uses a 6-inch layer of pocketed coils, as well as a 1-inch layer of firm polyfoam as its underlying support layer. Pocketed coils are metal coils that are individually wrapped in fabric, rather than linked together. This allows for them to move independently from one another, which helps to provide more customized support and a very responsive feel.
The comfort layer is made up of a 2-inch polyfoam transition layer, and the cover, which has 1 inch of gel memory foam quilted into it. This is a relatively thin comfort layer, compared to most hybrids, which is one reason why the Bowery is priced more affordably than average. The thin foam layer also contributes to the Bowery Hybrid’s somewhat firmer feel.
Keep in mind that this mattress’s design means that it is not flippable. You can rotate it once every 6 months to extend its longevity, but it’s a one-sided design that should not be flipped. Additionally, because the cover is built-in to the design of the mattress, it is not removable or machine-washable.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid uses a simple yet effective design consisting of four distinct layers. The underlying support system is 6” of pocketed coils – metal springs that are individually wrapped in fabric – and 1” of firm polyfoam. A 2” polyfoam transition layer helps with both contouring and comfort. Lastly, a quilted plush cover, which has 1” of gel memory foam built-in, tops the mattress. The cover is designed to help reduce heat retention, allowing you to sleep cool even on hot nights.
Plush top with quilted gel memory foam
1” gel memory foam (quilted into cover)
2” polyfoam transition layer
6” pocketed coils
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid is very attractively priced for a hybrid mattress. Costs are as low as $549 for a twin, and even the popular queen size is only $799. These prices are significantly lower than the average cost for comparable hybrid mattresses, as many manufacturers price hybrid models around at least $1000 for a queen (and often much more).
If you are looking for a hybrid mattress, but don’t want to go over budget, the Bowery Hybrid is a great option.
|Twin||39" x 75"||10"||58 lbs.||$549|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||10"||60 lbs.||$649|
|Full||54" x 75"||10"||85 lbs.||$749|
|Queen||60" x 80"||10"||100 lbs.||$799|
|King||76" x 80"||10"||120 lbs.||$1049|
|California King||72" x 84"||10"||120 lbs.||$1049|
Mattresses with good motion isolation help to keep your movement on one side of the bed from disturbing your partner on the other, and vice versa. Motion isolation is a factor to consider closely for anyone who shares their bed with someone else – whether that’s a partner, a child or even a pet.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid does pretty well in motion transfer tests. Its design utilizes pocketed coils, which are able to move independently and respond individually to changes in pressure. What this means is that this bed does a better job of isolating motion than traditional innerspring beds, although it does not perform quite as well as an all-foam model.
Pressure relief is a measurement of a bed’s ability to provide targeted relief to common pressure points. Often, this means relieving pressure on areas like the lower back, shoulders, and hips.
The Bowery Hybrid scores well for pressure relief for most sleepers. The top comfort layers of foam provide good contouring, helping to relieve pressure. Underlying support from the pocketed coil layer ensures that the spine stays properly aligned by preventing sleepers from sinking too far into the bed.
Temperature control is a measure of a mattress’s ability to maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature. In most cases, this means reducing the amount of body heat that is retained, in order to keep a cool temperature on warm nights.
The Bowery Hybrid scores decently for temperature control. The pocketed coils help to improve airflow, keeping the bed cool. But at the same time, the top foam comfort layers tend to trap body heat. The cover of this bed does use gel-infused memory foam, which is added to assist in cooling. These competing influences result in a bed that offers decent temperature neutrality, but that some hot sleepers will find sleeps too warm.
Edge support refers to the strength and resilience of the mattress around its outer perimeter. This factor is important for two reasons: Better edge support makes it more comfortable to sit on the side of your mattress, and it makes it easier to get in and out of bed.
The Bowery Hybrid scores decently for edge support. Like most hybrid mattresses, it has a solid foundation that helps to reinforce the edges. However, the foam layers on top do create some sinkage. Additionally, we noticed that the perimeter foam surrounding the coils was not as firm as some similar models, contributing to softer edges.
Ease of movement refers to how easy – or difficult – it is to change positions or get in and out of bed.
The Bowery Hybrid scores decently for ease of movement. Hybrid mattresses like this one tend to perform better than all-foam models, as there is less sinkage and a somewhat more bouncy feel. Because there is only 3 inches of foam on top of this mattress, sinkage is minimal and ease of movement is fairly good.
For couples, considering how a mattress will feel during sexual activities is important to keep in mind. Generally, desirable features include some level of bounce, and a comfortable feel without too much sinkage.
The Bowery Hybrid performs well in this category. The pocketed coils provide some springiness, while the foam layers increase comfort and traction, without sinking too much.
There will be some mild noise from the coils, although because they are pocketed, this model will be less noisy than some other hybrids and innerspring beds.
“Off-gassing” occurs when new mattresses are first set up. It’s a period of 1-3 days when the new mattress will release some potentially unpleasant odors, which are byproducts of the manufacturing process.
Most off-gassing comes from foam materials, which nearly all mattresses use. The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid has multiple layers of memory foam and polyfoam, which will likely produce some odor for the first several days. If you are sensitive to smells, we recommend setting up your mattress in a well-ventilated room and letting it sit for a while before sleeping on it.
Many side sleepers should find the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid to be a comfortable and supportive mattress. The mattress provides enough give to allow the shoulders and hips to sink in, but the support from the coil layer provides enough push-back to keep the spine aligned.
However, the Bowery is not without drawbacks for those who sleep on their sides. This model’s firmness level, a 6 out of 10, may feel a bit too firm for some side sleepers. This is particularly true for those who weigh less than 130 pounds. Additionally, some side sleepers may find that the 3 inches of foam are not quite thick enough to provide adequate contouring around the hips and shoulders.
On average, the Bowery Hybrid performs well for back sleepers. It’s moderately firm, a trait that is generally a great match for those who sleep on their backs. Its hybrid design means that its coils provide rigid underlying support for back sleepers, helping to align the spine and alleviate pressure on the lower back. In the comfort layers, the relatively thin layer of foams provides some contouring, without too much give.
For stomach sleepers, the Bowery Hybrid may or may not be a good fit. For stomach sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds, it should perform decently well, allowing for proper spinal alignment and pressure relief.
However, for heavier people, the Bowery is likely not firm enough to fully support stomach sleepers. Most stomach sleepers prefer firm beds for their stronger support, whereas the Bowery Hybrid is a bit on the softer end of the firm spectrum. While many stomach sleepers sleep well on medium firm beds like the Bowery Hybrid, they may be better off going for a firmer, more supportive model.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid is available for purchase online, directly through the manufacturer and Amazon. Mattresses can be shipped to addresses in the United States and Canada.
Brooklyn Bedding products are also available at select brick and mortar mattress stores in the United States.
Brooklyn Bedding ships their products to the United States and Canada. Domestic shipping is free, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, where a $125 minimum shipping fee applies. Shipping costs to Canadian addresses start at $250 per mattress. International shipping to other countries besides Canada is not currently available.
Mattresses ship compressed and wrapped in plastic. They are sent via FedEx Ground in most cases. Domestic orders will typically arrive within 4 to 9 business days after ordering.
A few custom sizes are available upon request, for an extra fee.
There is a 120-night at-home sleep trial. Brooklyn Bedding requires you to keep the mattress for at least 30 days before returning it. If you are unsatisfied with your bed after 30 days, and before the 120 days are up, you can return it for a full refund. There are no fees or return shipping costs.
Brooklyn Bedding includes a 10-year limited warranty on all their mattresses. The warranty covers defects in manufacturing and materials, but it does not cover normal wear-and-tear or spills. Brooklyn Bedding will repair or replace mattresses that qualify for warranty protection.