The Brunswick Mattress is part of an increasingly impressive online lineup of mattresses designed, built, and sold in Canada. It is a hybrid mattress that uses both coils and memory foam to achieve a balanced feel that can bring necessary pressure relief to most sleepers at an accessible price.
The Brunswick is made by GoodMorning.com, a growing Canadian mattress brand. The company offers six other mattresses:
Every mattress from GoodMorning.com has its defining features and selling points. For the Brunswick, a major benefit is its combination of distinct materials that provide a blend of contouring and bounce. The Brunswick’s appealing performance becomes even more compelling given its competitive price point.
For shoppers in Canada on the lookout for a new mattress, it’s worth taking the time to learn more about the Brunswick. Our review walks through how it measures up in key categories like performance and pricing, while also digging into customer reviews and company policies like the bed’s sleep trial and warranty.
Any detailed review of a mattress starts by looking at how the mattress is put together, including both its cover and interior design.
The Brunswick’s cover is a blend of polyester and hemp fibers that are farmed in Canada. Those fibers are knit together to form the bed’s soft, breathable, and durable cover.
The interior construction of the Brunswick involves five layers, the top two of which are actually stuffed inside the cover as part of a euro-style pillow-top. The top layer is a thin fiber fill that acts as light padding for the pillow-top. The second layer is gel-infused memory foam that helps the mattress to contour to the body’s weight and reduce motion transfer.
The third layer is also gel-infused memory foam. This foam layer is thicker than the one above it and is not built into the pillow-top. Like the other memory foam layer, it makes the Brunswick more effective at pressure point relief and spinal support. Both of the memory foam components are gel-infused to help cut down on the amount of heat collected in the material over the course of the night.
The fourth layer is a transition polyfoam constructed with three distinct support zones. The midsection, which is heavier in most people, has slightly more robust foam underneath it for support. Soybean oil replaces a portion of the petrochemicals used in creating this foam to make it more eco-friendly.
The fifth layer is the support core. It is made up of pocketed innerspring coils that are zoned to better suit the body’s weight distribution. Around the perimeter of the coils is a high-density polyfoam encasement that works to strengthen the bed’s edge support.
The Brunswick is offered in only one firmness level — rated as medium firm (6) — that suits individuals in a number of different sleeping positions.
The Brunswick is a hybrid mattress made with comfort layers of gel-infused memory foam and zoned polyfoam over a bed of zoned, pocketed coils.
Polyester and hemp blend
Fiber fill (inside pillow-top)
Gel-infused memory foam (inside pillow-top)
Gel-infused memory foam
Pocketed coils – zoned, polyfoam edge encasing
The Brunwsick Mattress has a very reasonable price point for a hybrid mattress with a thoughtful design and two layers of gel-infused memory foam. While it’s far from the cheapest mattress on the market, it reflects a more advanced level of construction than typical bargain options. For this reason, we consider the Brunswick to be an above-average value for Canadian mattress shoppers.
GoodMorning.com offers the Brunswick in each of the six standard mattress sizes. The specific size, height, and weight dimensions for each size are outlined below along with the retail (MSRP price). In many cases, promotions are available that reduce that final price or include free or discounted accessories like memory foam pillows.
Please note that the following prices are in CAD.
|Twin||38" x 75"||12"||26kg.||$599|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||12"||27kg.||$629|
|Full||53" x 75"||12"||32.5kg.||$679|
|Queen||60" x 80"||12"||36kg.||$749|
|King||76" x 80"||12"||43kg.||$899|
|California King||72" x 84"||12"||42kg.||$899|
With two comfort layers made of contouring memory foam, the Brunswick performs at a high level when it comes to motion isolation. A major strength of memory foam is its ability to block motion transfer, and that comes through in this bed. Though coils can sometimes cause motion transfer, that effect is limited in the Brunswick both by the fact that they are individually wrapped and by the multiple foam layers above the coils.
Overall, people can reliably move around on the Brunswick without much likelihood of bothering their bed partner.
Pressure relief is a strong point for the Brunswick for two main reasons. First, the mattress has two memory foam layers in its comfort system that give tailored cushioning to the heavier or wider parts of the body that generate more impact with the bed. Second, both the polyfoam and coil layers are zoned, which allows them to better sync up with the way that weight and pressure are applied by different parts of the body.
The Brunswick rates as average for temperature control. Some elements of the mattress, such as the inclusion of multiple layers of memory foam close to the body, increase its chances of building up heat during the night. Other elements, such as the gel infusion and the well-ventilated innerspring support core, contribute to more effective temperature regulation.
When taken together, these factors make the Brunswick effective at holding a comfortable temperature for most sleepers, but people who frequently find that they sleep hot may find that it is a bit too warm.
The Brunswick’s robust coil core generates a solid baseline amount of edge support. The mattress also has a high-density polyfoam perimeter encasement that provides a hedge against the edge giving out when someone sleeps or sits near it. Above this encasement, though, are several layers of foam and fiber fill that compress significantly under pressure.
This means that the Brunswick maintains an average level of edge support, and customers may note some instability when spending more time near its perimeter.
The coil-based support core of the Brunswick provides a solid underlying level of bounce that helps promote ease of movement on the mattress. Above the coils, though, the comfort system’s conforming foam layers have considerably less bounce. The combination of hug and a slow rebound effect makes it harder for people to adjust their sleeping position.
Overall, the Brunswick gets an average grade for ease of movement. While it doesn’t feel like quicksand, it also doesn’t have the springy feel of some other hybrids.
Similar to the ease of movement category, the Brunswick earns average marks for facilitating sex. The innerspring layer generates enough bounce to keep people from feeling stuck in the bed. That being said, memory foam’s low level of responsiveness can impede movement during intimate activities.
The hybrid design reduces the total amount of foam in the mattress, which helps to reduce the overall amount of off-gassing. The transition polyfoam layer also uses a type of eco-foam that replaces some petrochemicals with soybean oil and is another way to decrease chemical smells. Though customers should expect a minor “new mattress smell,” it poses no health risk, and it is very rare for any smell to last for more than a few hours or a few days at the longest.
If you’re trying to determine if the Brunswick Mattress is a good fit with your needs, two important considerations are your sleeping style and body weight.
Side Sleepers: For most people, the widest parts of the body are the shoulders and hips. This means that these bony joints press more sharply into a mattress when sleeping on your side. For this reason, side sleepers typically need a higher degree of softness and contouring to keep these pressure points cushioned. In most cases, they do best with a medium soft (4) to medium firm (6) bed. Side sleepers with a higher body weight can sink further into a soft bed and thus tend to gravitate toward firmer models.
Because the Brunswick is medium firm and has notable contouring from its memory foam layers, it is a solid fit for side sleepers of any weight and tends to most squarely match the needs of those between 60 and 104 kilograms.
Back Sleepers: While the body may seem to “lie flat,” the truth is more complex. The light curvature of the lower back and in the neck means that people who sleep on their back need a mattress that can accommodate those areas. The biggest problems tend to arise if the midsection sinks into a too-soft mattress, tugging the lumbar spine out of alignment. As a result, most back sleepers get the best outcomes on a medium (5) to firm (7) bed with modest contouring.
People over 104 kilograms usually need something a bit firmer, and that’s why we rate the Brunswick as a good option for people under 104 kilograms who sleep on their back.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers have similar mattress needs as back sleepers, but they typically need an even firmer bed that falls from medium firm (6) to firm (8). The reason for this is that their stomachs and midsections can more easily push into the bed and put strain on the lower back. On top of that, because they sleep face-down, some stomach sleepers can feel like they are being suffocated or absorbed by a mattress that is too plush or conforming.
Considering these needs, many stomach sleepers will find that the Brunswick has too much hug and is a bit too soft. Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 60 kilograms, however, should find the Brunswick to have a solid balance of support and cushioning.
|Under 60 kg.||60-104kg.||Above 104kg.|
The Brunswick can be purchased online from the Brunswick’s webpage as well as from GoodMorning.com, the bed’s manufacturer.
The Brunswick Mattress is only offered for shoppers located in Canada.
Free ground shipping is offered to most addresses in Canada. For more remote locations, there may be some shipping fees that are calculated at online checkout.
For standard shipping, the mattress usually arrives at your doorstep within a week. To prepare the mattress for shipping, it is compressed in plastic and secured inside a cardboard box. When it arrives, you need to bring the box to your bedroom and cut away the packaging, at which point the Brunswick will decompress and retake its full size. In most cases, it will take two or three people to move and install the mattress.
There are no White Glove delivery, installation, or old mattress removal services offered with the Brunswick.
After the Brunswick is delivered, you have 120 nights to test it out as part of a sleep trial. If you don’t like the mattress, you can return it for a full refund with no restocking or return shipping fees. There is a requirement that you keep the mattress for 30 nights before initiating a return because it can take a few weeks to get used to the feel of a new mattress.
GoodMorning.com provides a 15-year warranty for the Brunswick Mattress. This warranty covers defects in materials and manufacturing. It is non-prorated and stipulates that GoodMorning.com will repair or replace any mattress found to be defective. The company will also pay for any associated shipping costs.