Brooklyn Bedding is a mattress company with a mission, and many consumers have taken note. The company was among the first to offer a bed in a box mattress, and quickly built a reputation based on its high-quality mattresses manufactured in the United States. Brooklyn Bedding also partners with nonprofits to help children in need and support foster care organizations.
The company offers six mattress models: the Signature Hybrid, the Aurora Hybrid, the Bowery, the Bowery Hybrid, the Spartan Hybrid, and the Bloom Hybrid. Each model features a hybrid construction, with the exception of the Bowery mattress covered in this review.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress has an all-foam construction. The comfort layer of Energex polyfoam has an open-cell structure for added airflow. It offers a balance of close contouring and bounce. The Bowery mattress is the most affordable Brooklyn Bedding mattress.
We’ll cover the construction, pricing, and performance of the Bowery mattress in this comprehensive review. We’ll also break down how the Bowery mattress feels for different sleeping positions and body types, what customers have to say about the mattress, and what the company policies include.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress has a multi-layer polyfoam construction and a 10-inch profile. It relieves pressure points and contours to the shape of the body. The mattress has a medium firmness, which we consider a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This middle of the scale firmness is ideal for most side and back sleepers, as it cushions pressure points while keeping the spine aligned.
The cover of the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress features a smooth top weave with a cotton blend. The fabric cover has some stretch, which helps sleepers experience the close contouring of the polyfoam comfort system below. The cover is not removable, but it can be spot cleaned as needed. Those who are concerned about stains or spills may want to consider purchasing a mattress protector, which Brooklyn Bedding offers on its website.
The comfort layer of the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress includes three inches of Energex polyfoam. This proprietary foam has an open-cell structure for ample airflow, so it dissipates heat and sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam. The foam is resilient, so it springs back to its original shape quickly. It also offers contouring and pressure point relief.
Beneath the comfort layer is a transition layer of polyfoam. This resilient layer prevents sinking into the mattress and allows for ease of movement. This makes it easy to change positions as needed.
The base of the Bowery mattress is five inches of high-density polyfoam. High-density polyfoam is more durable than low-density foam, and resists sagging or breaking down over time. The foundation of the Bowery mattress reinforces the layers above and provides full-body support.
Though we cover the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery foam mattress in this review, it is also available in a hybrid construction. The Bowery hybrid mattress swaps out the polyfoam base for a support core of pocketed coils, and it uses memory foam in the comfort system instead of Energex polyfoam.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is made of three layers of polyfoam with a smooth top weave cover.
Stretch knit cotton fabric
3” polyfoam (Energex)
2” transition polyfoam
Brooklyn Bedding manufactures its own mattresses, cutting out the middlemen and selling directly to the customer. The company is value-minded, so the mattresses are competitively priced and made with high-quality materials. As a result, the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is less expensive than similar foam mattresses. While the average price of a high-quality foam mattress is $1,000 or more, the Brooklyn Bowery mattress is $699 for a queen size. The company also offers occasional sales and promotions.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is available in standard sizes twin through California king. Brooklyn Bedding also offers custom sizing.
|Twin||39" x 75"||10"||35 lbs.||$499|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||10"||40 lbs.||$549|
|Full||54" x 75"||10"||55 lbs.||$649|
|Queen||60" x 80"||10"||70 lbs.||$699|
|King||76" x 80"||10"||80 lbs.||$949|
|California King||72" x 84"||10"||80 lbs.||$949|
The foam construction of the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress offers exceptional motion isolation. The thick comfort layer of polyfoam is quick to respond to pressure and absorb it. Though the foam returns to its original shape quickly for ease of movement, it still prevents most movements from transferring across the bed
This is ideal for couples, as it minimizes sleep disturbances. Sleepers should not feel the majority of their partner’s movements throughout the night. Larger movements are more likely to ripple across the bed, though the foam layers minimize them.
Since the mattress balances ease of movement with motion isolation, it may not isolate motion as well as some memory foam mattresses. Memory foam is slower to return to its original shape, so more motion is absorbed. The resilient polyfoam used in the Bowery mattress bounces back more quickly, which increases the likelihood of some movements being felt in other areas of the bed.
The Bowery mattress has a thick foam comfort system that cradles the body. The Energex foam layer cushions the shoulders and hips and relieves pressure in these areas.
The buoyant transition layer of the Bowery mattress prevents sinking into the support base, so sleepers can experience the pressure relief of the comfort layer while keeping the spine aligned. This reduces tension throughout the body and prevents aches and pains.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress performs well in this category, which is what we expect from a foam mattress. It is highly rated by side sleepers for its pressure relief. Side sleepers press their hips and shoulders into the mattress, so they need additional cushioning to keep pressure points from developing.
That being said, sleepers will not sink into the Bowery mattress like they would on a memory foam mattress. There is ample pressure relief without the body-hugging feel of memory foam.
The open-cell structure of the polyfoam comfort layer increases airflow throughout the mattress. This prevents heat retention and allows the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress to sleep cooler than the average memory foam mattress.
The cotton blend cover helps wick away moisture. The Bowery mattress conforms to the shape of the body, but still lets air circulate.
Since the high-density foam base is less breathable, there is still the possibility of heat retention in the Bowery mattress. It is not a cooling mattress, but should maintain a temperature neutral feel for most. Choosing breathable bedding and keeping the room at a lower temperature can help prevent sleeping hot.
Like nearly all foam mattresses, the Bowery mattress does not have a reinforced perimeter. The responsive polyfoam comfort system of the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress compresses easily. This is most noticeable when sitting on the edge of the bed.
That being said, the Bowery mattress offers better than average edge support when compared to similar foam models that use soft memory foam in the comfort system.
The resilient layers of polyfoam spring back quickly, while the high-density base prevents sagging over time. This also ensures that those who sleep near the edge of the bed feel supported.
The Energex polyfoam used in the Bowery mattress has more bounce than memory foam. The foam has some of the qualities of both memory foam and latex. It compresses easily for pressure relief, but returns to its original shape quickly.
The transition layer of polyfoam is also resilient, which helps prevent sinking into the mattress and feeling restricted. The high-density base provides consistent support. It is easier to move around on the Bowery mattress than it would be on a soft memory foam mattress.
That being said, the medium firmness and foam construction mean there is not as much bounce as you would get from a hybrid mattress. The Bowery mattress balances contouring and pressure relief with ease of movement.
The foam layers of the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress are relatively easy to move around on, and the comfort system provides traction. The polyfoam bounces back quickly. This makes it easy to change positions during sex.
The Bowery mattress has consistent support from edge to edge, so couples can use the entire mattress. It is also silent when bearing weight. This makes it a discreet choice.
However, the Bowery mattress may not be bouncy or firm enough for some couples.
There is an initial odor when the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is first unboxed, which is to be expected with any foam bed in a box mattress. Off-gassing is caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are released into the air.
The Bowery mattress is CertiPUR-US certified, so it is low in VOCs and does not contain any harmful chemicals. Any initial odor should dissipate quickly, especially in a room that is well-ventilated with ample airflow.
The medium firmness of the Brooklyn Bowery mattress appeals to a range of sleep styles and body types. Overall, our team of experts found that the Bowery mattress is ideal for side and back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. There are special considerations for each sleeping position, which we’ll break down here.
Side Sleepers: Side sleepers often develop pressure points at the shoulders and hips, since these spots press into the mattress. If a mattress is too firm, or does not contour to the shape of the body, it creates pressure in these areas and can cause tension and pain.
The cradling effect of the foam Bowery mattress cushions the shoulders and hips of side sleepers. The responsive foam comfort system prevents pressure from building up in these spots, which reduces the likelihood of aches and pains. The transition layer and high-density base prevent sinking in too deeply, which helps keep the spine aligned.
In general, the Bowery mattress offers excellent support for side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds, and good support for those who weigh more than 230 pounds.
Back Sleepers: The conforming foam layers of the Bowery mattress are also beneficial for back sleepers. Back sleepers keep their natural posture as they sleep, and consistent support ensures the spine is aligned. The Bowery mattress contours to the shape of the body, which supports the spine and hips. Since the mattress has a medium firmness and a 10-inch profile it is most supportive for back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds.
Those who weigh more than 230 pounds will only receive fair support from the Bowery mattress. The responsive foam and lower profile can result in the hips and lower back sinking into the mattress, pushing the spine out of alignment. We have found that a firmer, thicker mattress is more beneficial for back sleepers in this weight category.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers benefit from a medium firm to firm sleeping surface, as their stomachs and hips push into the mattress. This can strain the lower back and knock the spine out of alignment if the mattress is too soft.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is most supportive for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. People in this weight category put less pressure on the mattress, and their hips and abdomen are more likely to be supported. The medium firmness cushions the shoulders and chest.
Those who weigh more than 130 pounds are more likely to sink into the mattress, causing the spine to push into a U-shape. This can result in lower back pain and tension.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is available in-stores and online. Brooklyn Bedding operates showrooms throughout Arizona and in Utah. The company has nationwide retailer partners that carry its products.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is also available on Amazon.com. Carefully review the shipping and return policies of third-party retailers, as they may differ from those of Brooklyn Bedding.
Brooklyn Bedding ships to the United States and Canada. Shipping is free for orders shipped within the 48 contiguous states. Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii incur a $125 shipping charge, while orders shipped to Canada incur a $250 shipping charge.
Orders are processed within one to four business days. The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed in plastic, and shipped in a 19”x19”x45” box. Orders are shipped via FedEx ground and typically take three to five business days to arrive.
Assembly is not required for the Bowery mattress. The mattress can be unboxed, carefully unwrapped and unrolled on the bed frame or foundation. Allow up to 24 hours for the mattress to fully expand.
Brooklyn Bedding does not offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal at this time.
The Bowery mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial. This includes a 30-night mandatory break-in period, which gives you time to adjust to the mattress before initiating a return.
If you decide to return the mattress, contact Brooklyn Bedding to initiate the return process. The company helps coordinate donation or return of the mattress and issues a full refund. There are no return or restocking fees, but any original shipping charges are non-refundable.
The Bowery mattress comes with a 10-year warranty, which covers any defects in materials and manufacturing. If a defect is found, Brooklyn Bedding will repair or replace the mattress.