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Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress Review

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OVERVIEW

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress is a luxury hybrid that uses infrared technology to enhance rest and recovery. The bed is available in two models – the Luxe and Essential. Those with an active lifestyle are drawn to the mattress, but may wonder if it is worth the hype. We take an in-depth look at the mattress construction and performance to help shoppers decide.

Brooklyn Bedding has been manufacturing high-quality mattresses in the United States since 2009, with a reputation for fair pricing and expert craftsmanship. The company offers six mattresses: the Aurora Hybrid, the Signature Hybrid, the Bowery Hybrid, the Spartan Hybrid, and the Bloom Hybrid.

The Spartan Hybrid mattress, which we cover in this review, is the company’s most expensive bed. It is designed for active recovery and uses a smart fabric cover to help restore bodies at night. The Luxe features a copper-infused foam to improve sleep quality and three total layers of foam in the comfort system to relieve pressure and provide ease of movement. The Essential is similar in construction but features a thinner comfort system. Both Spartan models have pocketed coils that add stability and bounce to the mattress. The Essential has one firmness option, medium (5), while the Luxe has three firmness options available: soft (4), medium (6), and firm (7).

We’ll cover how the mattress performs in essential categories including motion isolation, pressure relief, and temperature regulation. We’ll also review pricing, customer reviews, and company policies, and make recommendations based on body weight and sleeping positions.

Choose Luxe Soft if…

  • You weigh less than 130 pounds
  • You want a medium soft mattress you can sink into
  • You sleep on your side and need additional cushioning

Choose Luxe Medium if…

  • You sleep on your side or back and weigh between 130 and 230 pounds
  • You want a balance of contouring and ease of movement
  • You are a couple with different preferences and/or sleeping positions

Choose Luxe Firm if…

  • You weigh more than 230 pounds
  • You sleep on your stomach
  • You prefer the feeling of sleeping “on” rather than “in” your mattress and want minimal contouring

Choose Essential if…

  • You weigh less than 230 pounds
  • You sleep on your side or back
  • You seek a bed with strong pressure relief
Price Range

$1,099 - $1,299
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Hybrid
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Ideal for:

  • Couples
  • Sleepers who need ample pressure relief
  • People with an active lifestyle
  • Those who tend to sleep hot

Considerations:

  • As the most expensive Brooklyn Bedding mattress, a queen size Spartan Hybrid Luxe mattress costs close to $2,000
  • The foam comfort system does not provide the body-hugging feel of traditional memory foam
  • The tall mattress profile requires deep pocket sheets
  • White Glove delivery is not available
RATINGS SUMMARY
Motion Isolation
Ease of Movement
Temperature Control
Sex
Pressure Relief
Off-Gassing
Edge Support

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Luxe Video Review

Watch the video below to see how the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Luxe performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress Review Breakdown

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress is available in two profiles. The Luxe model has a 13-inch height and the Essential has an 11-inch height, both with a smart fabric cover and multiple layers. The hybrid construction includes a foam comfort system and a pocketed coil base.

The smart performance fabric cover of the Spartan Hybrid mattress uses Far Infrared Technology. This material is designed to draw heat away from the body and convert it into energy, which is reflected back for improved muscle recovery. The cover should not be removed, but can be spot cleaned as needed.

The comfort system of the Spartan Hybrid Luxe has three layers of foam. The first layer is copper-infused polyfoam. This layer relieves pressure points. It includes copper and TitanCool, a phase change molecule in the form of gel beads, which help draw heat away from the body. An added benefit of copper is that it is antibacterial. Beneath the copper-infused layer is two inches of TitanFlex foam, the company’s proprietary foam blend that has a latex-like feel. This layer is responsive and resilient, so it adjusts to the body’s movements and relieves pressure. The third layer is gel-swirl memory foam, which offers deep compression support and additional contouring.

The Spartan Hybrid Essential has a comfort layer of TitanFlex foam that, as with the Luxe, conforms to the body but also feels moderately bouncy. Below is an inch of VariFlex foam that provides contouring as well as increased support.

The support core of both Spartan Hybrid models is 8 inches of pocketed coils. The coils are individually encased in order to respond independently to movement and contour to the shape of the body. The coil system in the Luxe is zoned to provide enhanced support where it’s most needed on the body. The Essential features coils around the bed’s perimeter to increase edge support. A high-density polyfoam base reinforces the coils in both models.

There are three options to choose from with the Luxe: soft (4), medium (6), and firm (7). The soft option has what we consider a medium soft feel. The responsive foams conform closely to the shape of the body for ample pressure relief. The medium option has more of a medium firm feel. This firmness balances close contouring with full-body support. The foam layers cushion pressure points and the coil support base helps keep the spine aligned. The firm option has a true firm mattress feel. This option provides ample support and minimal contouring. It should be noted that comfort and firmness are subjective and can be affected by sleeping position and body weight. All three firmness options have the same basic construction.

The Essential offers one firmness level of medium (5). The foam comfort layer provides very good contouring, balanced out by the firmer transition layer beneath.

Spartan Hybrid Luxe

Firmness

Mattress Type

Soft – 4, Medium – 6, Firm – 7

Hybrid

Construction

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Luxe mattress has five layers: three layers of foam on top of a pocketed coil support base and polyfoam. The fabric cover helps regulate temperature and is also padded with a Euro-top.

Cover Material:

Smart fabric performance cover

Comfort Layer:

1.5″ polyfoam (CopperFlex, copper-infused with PCM)

2″ latex-like polyfoam (TitanFlex)

1″ memory foam (gel-swirl)

Support Core:

8″ pocketed coils

.75″ polyfoam

Spartan Hybrid Essential

Firmness

Mattress Type

Medium – 5

Hybrid

Construction

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Essential mattress has two layers of proprietary foam over a pocketed coil support core and polyfoam base. The fabric cover enhances temperature regulation.

Cover Material:

Smart fabric performance cover

Comfort Layer:

1.5″ latex-like polyfoam (TitanFlex)

1″ polyfoam (VariFlex)

Support Core:

8″ pocketed coils

.25″ polyfoam

Mattres Prices and Sizing

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattresses are very durable, as they are made with high-quality materials and workmanship. This means they have a longer than average lifespan and are a valuable investment. The Luxe is the most expensive Brooklyn Bedding mattress model, but it is competitively priced for a luxury hybrid mattress. We expect most luxury hybrids to have an average cost of $2,000 for a queen size, and the Spartan Hybrid Luxe mattress hits that mark. All firmness options are the same price. Brooklyn Bedding offers seasonal promotions that further discount the price of the mattress.

The Spartan Hybrid mattress is available in standard sizes twin through California king, as well as a split California king. The Essential is available in a short queen, and custom sizing is an option for both models. The 13-inch height of the Luxe will require deep-pocket sheets. Dimensions and prices for each size are listed below.

Spartan Hybrid Luxe

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38" x 75" 13" 58 lbs. $1,099
Twin XL 38"x 80" 13" 60 lbs. $1,299
Full 53" x 75" 13" 85 lbs. $1,699
Queen 60" x 80" 13" 100 lbs. $1,999
King 76" x 80" 13" 120 lbs. $2,449
California King 72" x 84" 13" 130 lbs. $2,449
Split California King 36" x 84" (2 pcs.) 13" 65 lbs ea. $1,299
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Spartan Hybrid Essential

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38" x 75" 11" N/A $699
Twin XL 38"x 80" 11" N/A $849
Full 53" x 75" 11" N/A $999
Queen 60" x 80" 11" N/A $1,249
King 76" x 80" 11" N/A $1,499
California King 72" x 84" 11" N/A $1,499
Split California King 36" x 84" (2 pcs.) 11" N/A $849
Short Queen 60" x 75" 11" N/A $1,249
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Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Soft: 4/5, Medium: 3/5, Firm: 2/5, Essential: 3/5

Multiple layers of foam in the comfort system of the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress absorb movements and prevent them from transferring across the bed. This comfort system includes foam that is slow to return to its original shape. This helps the mattress isolate motion exceptionally well. The pocketed coils respond individually, which also minimizes motion transfer.

Generally, hybrid mattresses do not isolate motion as well as a foam mattress might. But since the Spartan Hybrid mattress has a thick foam comfort system, it performs better in this category than the average hybrid.

The soft and medium firmness options utilize softer foams in the comfort system. This allows both mattresses to conform more closely and absorb movement better than the firm mattress. Sleepers may feel their partner get in and out of bed, but smaller movements like shifting or changing positions are less likely to be felt.

Motion Isolation
Pressure Relief

Soft: 4/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 3/5, Essential: 4/5

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress is a standout pick for pressure relief. Both models offer thick layers of foam in their comfort system, which helps relieve pressure and cushions sharp areas like the shoulders and hips.

The first layer of foam in the Luxe is responsive and immediately relieves pressure points. The second layer is hyper-elastic polyfoam, which offers moderate contouring. This layer has a latex-like feel, so it bounces back quickly and adjusts to your body as it moves. The third layer of memory foam offers deep compression support and additional contouring. The Essential has only two foam layers, but they are made with the same types of foam as the Luxe and offer similar amounts of pressure relief. The pocketed coils in both models are responsive and help keep the spine aligned.

There are three firmness options available for the Luxe, so sleepers can choose how conforming they want the mattress to be. The soft option conforms closely, while the medium option balances contouring and support. The firm option offers minimal contouring, but ample support. All three firmness levels are highly rated for pressure relief.

Pressure Relief
Temperature Control

Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 4/5, Essential: 4/5

The Spartan Hybrid mattress regulates temperature and prevents the feeling of sleeping hot. Several components within the mattress allow it to perform better than the average hybrid mattress in this category.

The smart cover with Far Infrared Rays technology actively converts body heat into energy. This prevents heat from building up in the cover of the mattress, as it is converted and reflected back for rest and recovery.

In the Luxe, the first comfort layer of foam is infused with copper and TitanCool gel beads. Both of these materials are highly conductive, meaning they draw heat away from the body. The mattress uses memory foam in the third layer, which tends to retain heat. However, the memory foam utilized in the Spartan Hybrid mattress is infused with gel to prevent heat from building up. This layer is also beneath two layers of polyfoam, which regulate temperature. The Essential features a cooling gel infusion in the TitanFlex layer as well as TitanCool technology in the cover.

The pocketed coils add airflow throughout the Spartan Hybrid mattress models and dissipate heat.

It should be noted that the soft option conforms closely, which can reduce the amount of airflow around the body. This gives it a slightly lower rating for temperature control when compared to the medium and firm options.

Temperature Control
Edge Support

Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 4/5, Essential: 4/5

The pocketed coil base of the Spartan Hybrid mattress translates to solid edge support. The thick foam comfort system is resilient, so it bounces back quickly after pressure is applied. This prevents sagging along the edges over time. The latex-like layer of foam is especially buoyant. The Essential also features perimeter coils that enhance support along the edges.

The edge support found in the Spartan Hybrid mattress is what we would expect from a hybrid mattress. Those who sleep near the edge of the bed should feel supported. Edge support also makes it easier to get in and out of bed.

The foam in the soft option compresses more easily, so it should be noted that it feels less supportive if you sit on the edge of the bed. The medium and firm options have better edge support.

Edge Support
Ease of Movement

Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 5/5, Essential: 3/5

Most hybrid mattresses are known for ease of movement, due to the bounce provided by innerspring coils. The Spartan Hybrid mattress performs well in this category. It is easy to change positions as needed.

The comfort system of the Spartan Hybrid mattress includes buoyant polyfoam, which has a similar feel to latex. This layer bounces back to its original shape quickly and prevents feeling restricted.

The coil base adds ample bounce in each firmness option. This allows combination sleepers to change positions easily throughout the night. It is also an important factor for couples.

The soft Spartan Luxe inhibits movement to a certain extent, but the tradeoff is that it has better motion isolation and pressure relief. Those who prioritize ease of movement may want to consider the medium or firm mattress.

Sex

Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 4/5, Essential: 3/5

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress is a good option for couples. The resilient foam layers ensure ease of movement, while the coils add bounce. This makes it easy to change positions during sex.

The solid edge support of the mattress increases the usable surface area for couples.

The coils are quiet, and any potential noise is minimized by the surrounding foam layers. This makes the Spartan Hybrid mattress a discreet choice for couples.

The soft Spartan Hybrid Luxe mattress has a slightly lower rating in this category, since it has less edge support and the conforming foam layers can inhibit movement. The medium and firm Luxe options are highly rated.

Off-Gassing

Off-gassing is to be expected with any mattress that utilizes synthetic foam. This is often intensified by vacuum-sealing and packaging the mattress in plastic.

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress has an initial odor when it is first unboxed. This smell is the result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are released when the mattress is unwrapped. This is not considered harmful, as the Spartan Hybrid mattress is CertiPUR-US Certified. This means it is low in VOCs and does not include any harmful chemicals in its construction.

The smell should dissipate within a few days. Keeping the bedroom well-ventilated will help.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Side Sleepers:
The soft foams of the Spartan Hybrid mattress cushion the shoulders and hips. This provides excellent pressure relief for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. As people who weigh less than 130 pounds put less weight on the mattress than others, they need softer foams in order to sink in and experience the benefits of the mattress.

Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will find that the Essential and the soft Spartan Hybrid Luxe mattresses offer good support. The coil base keeps the spine aligned, while the foam comfort system contours to the shape of the body. This prevents pressure from building up in the areas that sink into the mattress.

People who sleep on their sides and weigh more than 230 pounds will want to consider the medium or firm Luxe options instead. The Essential may also be a good fit for some side sleepers in this weight category. The soft Luxe option could cause sleepers to sink in too deeply. If the hips are not properly supported, the spine will not stay aligned.

Back Sleepers:
For back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, the Essential and soft Luxe mattresses are an excellent choice. The foam conforms closely and supports the lumbar region. This helps sleepers maintain a neutral posture, and prevents pressure from building up in the lower back.

Those who weigh more than 130 pounds will find that the Essential and soft Luxe mattresses only provide fair support. Sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds are more likely to sink into the thick, soft foam layers. This can press the spine into a curved shape and cause lower back pain.

Back sleepers need ample support, especially in the lower back, to keep the spine aligned. Those who weigh more than 130 pounds put more pressure on the mattress, especially in the lower back and hip areas. The coils still offer support, but the Luxe medium or firm options would be better. Some back sleepers in this weight category may find sufficient support in the Essential.

Stomach Sleepers:
The Essential and soft Luxe models are standout picks for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. The soft foam layers cushion the chest and shoulders. Combined with a coil support core, the soft mattress keeps the hips and abdomen properly supported.

For stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, the softer mattresses are not ideal. They only offer fair support, and are likely to be too soft for people in this weight category. Those who carry additional weight in their stomachs and hips may not feel properly supported.

Those who weigh more than 230 pounds and sleep on their stomach need a firmer sleeping surface. The abdomen and hips push into the mattress, which puts pressure on the lower back. This causes the spine to curve, and can result in aches and pains.

Spartan Hybrid Luxe – Soft

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Spartan Hybrid Luxe – Medium

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Spartan Hybrid Luxe – Firm

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Spartan Hybrid Essential

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Awards for the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress

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Brooklyn Bedding's Trial, Warranty and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress is available in stores and online. Brooklyn Bedding operates showrooms throughout Arizona and Utah. The company has retail partners nationwide. Additionally, the mattress is available on Amazon.com.

  • Shipping

    Brooklyn Bedding offers shipping to the United States and Canada. Shipping is free for the contiguous 48 states. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is available for $125. Shipping to Canada costs $250.

    The Spartan Hybrid mattress is compressed, tightly sealed in plastic, and shipped in a box. Orders are processed within one to four business days and shipped via FedEx ground. Transit time depends on the destination, but can take three to five business days.

    Assembly is not required for the Spartan Hybrid mattress. Once you remove the mattress from the box, carefully remove the plastic wrap and allow the mattress to fully expand on the bed frame or foundation. It can take up to 24 hours to fully expand.

  • Additional Services

    Brooklyn Bedding does not currently offer any additional shipping services like White Glove delivery or old mattress removal.

  • Sleep Trial

    The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial. This includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period, which gives you time to adjust to the mattress. The mattress will also soften slightly over this time period. If the mattress still feels too firm after 30 days, Brooklyn Bedding offers a free foam mattress topper for a softer feel.

    If you decide the mattress is not right for you, contact Brooklyn Bedding directly to initiate a return. The company helps coordinate the pickup, donation, or return of the mattress. The company issues a full refund for the mattress. There are no return or restocking fees, but any original shipping charges are non-refundable.

  • Warranty

    The Spartan Hybrid mattress is covered by a 10-year warranty. This protects the mattress against any defects in materials or manufacturing, including impressions deeper than one inch. Brooklyn Bedding will repair or replace a defective mattress.

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