The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress is a luxury hybrid that uses infrared technology to enhance rest and recovery. 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, 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 model. It is designed for active recovery and uses a smart fabric cover and copper-infused foam to improve sleep quality. Three layers of foam in the comfort system relieve pressure and provide ease of movement. The Spartan mattress has pocketed coils that add stability and bounce to the mattress. There are three firmness options available: soft, medium, and firm.
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.
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The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress has a 13.5-inch profile with a smart fabric cover and multiple layers. The hybrid construction includes a foam comfort system and a pocketed coil base.
There are three options to choose from: soft (4), medium (6), and firm (7-8). 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 smart performance fabric cover of the Spartan 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 Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress 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 support core of the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid mattress is eight inches of pocketed coils. The coils are individually encased in order to respond independently to movement and contour to the shape of the body. A one-inch layer of polyfoam reinforces the coils.
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress has five layers: three layers of foam on top of a pocketed coil support base and polyfoam. The fabric cover helps regulate temperature.
Smart fabric performance cover
1.5″ polyfoam (CopperFlex, copper-infused with PCM)
2″ latex-like polyfoam (TitanFlex)
1″ memory foam (gel-swirl)
8″ pocketed coils
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress is very durable, as it is made with high-quality materials and workmanship. This means it has a longer than average lifespan and is a valuable investment. It 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 mattress is just shy of that mark. All firmness options are the same price. Brooklyn Bedding offers seasonal promotions that further discount the price of the mattress.
The Spartan mattress is available in standard sizes twin through California king. Custom sizing is also available. The 13.5-inch height will require deep pocket sheets. Dimensions and prices for each size are listed below.
|Twin||39" x 75"||13.5"||58 lbs.||$1,199|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||13.5"||60 lbs.||$1,249|
|Full||54" x 75"||13.5"||85 lbs.||$1,499|
|Queen||60" x 80"||13.5"||100 lbs.||$1,799|
|King||76" x 80"||13.5"||120 lbs.||$2,199|
|California King||72" x 84"||13.5"||120 lbs.||$2,199|
Soft: 4/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 3/5
Multiple layers of foam in the comfort system of the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress absorb movements and prevent them from transferring across the bed. This comfort system includes one inch of memory foam, which is slower to return to its original shape than polyfoam. 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 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.
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress is a standout pick for pressure relief. It has more than four inches of foam in its comfort system, which helps relieve pressure and cushions sharp areas like the shoulders and hips.
The first layer of foam 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 pocketed coils are responsive and help keep the spine aligned.
There are three firmness options available, 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.
Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 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.
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 mattress is infused with gel to prevent heat from building up. This layer is also beneath two layers of polyfoam, which regulate temperature.
The pocketed coils add airflow throughout the Spartan mattress 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.
Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 4/5
The pocketed coil base of the Spartan 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 edge support found in the Spartan 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.
Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 4/5
Most hybrid mattresses are known for ease of movement, due to the bounce provided by innerspring coils. The Spartan mattress performs well in this category. It is easy to change positions as needed.
The comfort system of the Spartan 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 mattress 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.
Soft: 3/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 4/5
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan 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 mattress a discreet choice for couples.
The soft Spartan 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 options are highly rated.
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 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 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.
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan – Soft
The soft foams of the Spartan 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 soft Spartan mattress offers 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 options instead. The soft option could cause sleepers in this weight category to sink in too deeply. If the hips are not properly supported, the spine will not stay aligned.
For back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, the soft Spartan mattress is 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 soft mattress only provides 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 medium or firm options would be better.
The soft Spartan mattress is a standout pick 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 soft mattress is not ideal. It only offers fair support, and it is 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.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan – Medium
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress in a medium firmness is excellent for side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. It conforms closely enough to relieve pressure points, but is more supportive than the soft option for people in this weight category. This helps keep the spine aligned while cushioning the shoulders and hips.
Those who weigh less than 130 pounds should still find the medium firmness to be supportive, though it is less conforming than the soft option. It relieves pressure points while offering full-body support.
Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds should also feel supported by the medium Spartan mattress. The resilient latex-like layer and coil support base prevent sinking in too deeply while the responsive foam comfort layers cushion the shoulders and hips.
The medium firmness of the Spartan mattress is ideal for back sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. It contours to the shape of the body, which keeps the lower back supported. In general, back sleepers maintain a neutral posture but need lumbar support to keep the spine aligned. This keeps pressure from building up and prevents aches and pains.
Back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will find the medium firmness is supportive, but less conforming than the soft option. This firmness offers full-body support while relieving pressure points. Depending on personal comfort preferences, back sleepers in this weight category may prefer the soft option.
Those who weigh more than 230 pounds will likely benefit more from the firm Spartan mattress. The medium firmness could allow them to sink into the mattress too much, putting undue pressure on the lower back.
Stomach sleepers need ample support to keep their hips and abdomens from sinking in. However, their chest and shoulders need a softer or conforming feel to prevent pressure from building up. The medium firmness of the Spartan balances comfort and support, which is ideal for stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds.
Those who weigh less than 130 pounds will likely find that the medium firmness is too firm. These sleepers put less pressure on the mattress, so it feels firmer especially under their chest and shoulders. Their hips and abdomens will likely be supported, but it may not be the most comfortable choice.
Stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may find the medium firmness is still too soft. As these sleepers often carry additional weight throughout their lower body, they need a firmer surface for their stomachs and hips.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan – Firm
Though side sleepers often prefer a medium soft to medium firm mattress, the firm Spartan mattress has a thick foam comfort system that offers ample pressure point relief. This makes it a great choice for side sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds.
Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will find that the mattress offers minimal contouring, but the responsive foams still relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips. The coil support base keeps the spine aligned.
Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds benefit the most from the firm mattress, as they sink in slightly and experience ample pressure relief. The firmness of the mattress prevents the hips from sinking in too much, which keeps the spine aligned.
This option is likely too firm for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. These sleepers will find the mattress causes pressure to build up in the shoulders and hips. The soft and medium options are better suited for side sleepers in this weight category.
The firm Spartan mattress provides the feeling of sleeping “on” rather than “in” the mattress. For back sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds, this means the responsive foam layers of the Spartan mattress still support the lower back, while the spine is kept in a neutral position. The coil base reinforces the comfort system and ensures full-body support for back sleepers.
Back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds may find the mattress offers good support, but feels too firm. This will depend on comfort preferences. Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds do not press into the mattress as much, so they will experience less contouring than those who weigh more.
Stomach sleepers benefit from a firm mattress, and the firm Spartan mattress performs well for stomach sleepers in each weight category. The hips and abdomen are properly supported by the coil base and firm foam layers. This reduces pressure on the lower back.
Those who weigh less than 130 pounds may notice the minimal contouring means less cushioning for the chest and shoulders. Depending on personal preferences, this may not be ideal. However, the firm Spartan mattress still offers good support.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The majority of customer reviews for the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress include 5-star ratings and positive feedback. Brooklyn Bedding lists reviews for all three firmness options on the same product page, but shoppers can sort the reviews by ratings and keywords.
Those who have purchased the Spartan mattress appreciate that it provides a balance of comfort and support. Many reviewers have noted improved sleep quality, though some question whether this is due to the infrared cover or the mattress overall. Those with an active lifestyle feel more rested and notice a difference in recovery.
Customers also note less stiffness and pain, especially in their hips and backs. The mattress alleviates pressure points and sciatica pain. Those who purchased the soft mattress find that it cushions the shoulders and hips. The medium firmness is highly reviewed by couples with different comfort preferences. The firm option prevents the feeling of sinking in, which some reviewers prefer. The coils add bounce to all three firmness levels, so most reviews mention there is plenty of bounce and changing positions is easy. The mattress is highly rated by all sleeping positions.
Lower ratings mention that the mattress was either not the right firmness for them, or it took longer than expected to adjust to the mattress. Some purchasers note an initial off-gassing, though it usually dissipates within a week. Several customers hoped the mattress would sleep cooler, though many reviews mention it regulates temperature well. Temperature regulation can be impacted by the firmness of the mattress, the bedding used, and personal preferences.
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan 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.
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 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 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.
Brooklyn Bedding does not currently offer any additional shipping services like White Glove delivery or old mattress removal.
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan 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.
The Spartan 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.