The Titan mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is a unique bed designed specifically for heavier people. Its design is engineered to meet the needs of heavy sleepers, providing extra support and durability. It features a firm feel and highly responsive support.
The Titan is a firm bed, at about a 7-8 out of 10 on our 10-point firmness scale. This makes it a good fit for people who are heavier, and particularly for back and stomach sleepers. Some side sleepers may find that it is too firm for their taste.
This is a hybrid mattress, utilizing pocketed metal coils with layers of firm polyfoam. It features a 6-inch support core of pocketed coils on a 2-inch bed of firm polyfoam, along with 2 inches of polyfoam, and 1 inch of gel memory foam for comfort.
We’ll explain the Titan Mattress’s construction, our own testing results, pricing, warranty, returns and everything else you need to know to find out if this is the right bed for you.
The Titan Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is specifically designed for the needs of heavier sleepers. It uses a reinforced design with high-density foams and strong springs to create a supportive, comfortable and durable bed.
The Titan is a hybrid mattress, which means that it utilizes both metal coils and a substantial comfort system. Generally speaking, hybrids aim to combine the positive features of innerspring mattresses (firm support) with those of foam or other beds (comfort and conforming).
The underlying support core of the Titan is made up of 6 inches of 13.5-gauge pocketed coils, sitting on top of 2 inches of very firm polyfoam. The coils are thick, providing very firm underlying support. There are hundreds of coils in the bed, with each one individually wrapped in fabric. This pocketed design allows the coils to move independently from one another, responding to changes in pressure individually rather than all sinking in as a unit. The design also helps to isolate motion, making it easier to move around without disturbing your partner.
On top of the support core sits 2 inches of firm polyfoam and 1 inch of gel-infused memory foam. The polyfoam is a proprietary material from Brooklyn Bedding called TitanFlex. It’s a dense, latex-like material that provides good durability and a responsive feel, but doesn’t provide much conforming. The thin, 1-inch layer of memory foam is moderately firm and does provide a somewhat softer feel, but ultimately the comfort layer is both thinner and firmer than the average mattress. For those who prefer more conforming, an optional Talalay latex mattress topper is available.
Finally, a quilted cotton knit cover tops the mattress. It’s soft, durable and fairly breathable. For an extra fee, customers can choose to have an upgraded cover that’s made with phase change material technology. This advanced cover works to draw body heat away from the sleeper, helping to keep a neutral temperature on warm nights. This optional cover is a good upgrade for those who sleep hot. However, since the Titan offers good temperature neutrality already, the upgraded cover may or may not be necessary.
The Titan Mattress is constructed of gel-infused memory foam and latex-like TitanFlex foam over a robust bed of pocketed coils and a base of high-density polyfoam, all wrapped in a knit cotton cover.
Quilted cotton knit top
1″ gel-infused memory foam
2″ TitanFlex polyfoam
6″ pocketed coils
2″ firm polyfoam
The Titan Mattress from Brooklyn Bedding is nicely priced for a high-quality hybrid bed. Prices range from $699 to $1249, depending on the size you choose. Based on the prices of competing models of a similar quality, the Titan is a bit more affordable than average.
Because this is a specialty mattress designed for heavier sleepers, we think the Titan offers a very good value overall. There are few mattress options on the market that are specifically designed for heavier people, and those that are tend to be on the expensive side.
Keep in mind that the prices listed below are for the base model, without any add-on features. There are two optional add-ons available:
Adding one of these optional features will bump the price of the Titan up significantly, but they may be worthwhile upgrades for some sleepers.
|Twin||39" x 75"||11"||58 lbs.||$699|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||11"||60 lbs.||$749|
|Full||54" x 75"||11"||85 lbs.||$799|
|Queen||60" x 80"||11"||100 lbs.||$999|
|King||76" x 80"||11"||120 lbs.||$1249|
|California King||72" x 84"||11"||120 lbs.||$1249|
Beds with good motion isolation help keep movement on one side of the bed from disturbing the sleeper on the opposite side. Our testers found that the Titan had very good motion isolation, due to the pocketed coil design.
While traditional coil beds generally have poor motion isolation, the Titan’s pocketed coils, which are individually wrapped in fabric, can be compressed individually without affecting the surrounding coils. This results in very good motion isolation on the Titan Hybrid Mattress.
In our tests, the Titan offered good pressure relief for most sleepers, and particularly for heavier people. However, lighter sleepers will likely find that the mattress feels too firm. Remember that this is a firm bed, with a relatively thin comfort layer. This means that conforming is minimal, and the mattress material doesn’t “hug” the body. For those used to an all-foam mattress, the Titan can feel a lot different in terms of pressure relief.
A bed with good temperature control will help you maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature, even on hot nights. The Titan by Brooklyn Bedding does just that.
In our tests, this mattress performed very well. Its hybrid design helps, as coils increase airflow, helping the bed stay cool. Gel-infused memory foam in the top comfort layer also helps to draw heat away from the body.
We found that the base model of the Titan did a good job of maintaining a comfortable sleeping temperature. For those who tend to sleep hot, the optional cooling cover may be a worthwhile addition.
Edge support is a measure of how supportive a mattress feels around its outer perimeter. This is an important factor for those who like to sit at the edge of the mattress, as well as for people who have difficulty getting in and out of bed.
The Titan has excellent edge support overall. Its thick coil system, combined with firm foam layers, means it provides edge support that is significantly better than average.
In our tests, the Titan had very good ease of movement. This is due to the bed’s firm design and minimal “sinkage”. Unlike softer all-foam mattresses, sleepers won’t sink into the bed. This makes it significantly easier to change positions and get in and out of bed.
The Titan rates well for sex, due to its responsiveness and firmness. This mattress has a bouncy feel with minimal sinkage, which is ideal for sex. The superior edge support also adds to the Titan’s performance in this category. Additionally, noise from this mattress is minimal.
Off-gassing occurs during a short time period after a new mattress is first set up. During the first few days, mattresses tend to put off some odors. This is due to volatile organic compounds that are released from the synthetic foam layers.
The Titan has average amounts of off-gassing. Our testers noticed some odor for a couple of days after unboxing, after which the odor was no longer noticeable. If you find that you dislike the off-gassing odor, we recommend allowing the mattress to sit uncovered in a well-ventilated room for a while before use.
Overall, our testing found that the Titan mattress will likely feel too firm for many side sleepers. Most side sleepers tend to prefer mattresses that are softer to moderately firm, but the Titan is about an 8 out of 10, making it very firm.
The Titan performs very well for side sleepers who are over 230 pounds. Side sleepers that weigh less than 230 pounds will likely find that the Titan puts too much pressure on the shoulders and hips, due to its very firm feel with minimal conforming.
The Titan performs very well for many back sleepers. Most people who sleep on their backs tend to prefer relatively firm beds. Unsurprisingly, the Titan performed best for the very category of sleeper it was designed for: heavier individuals. Our testers found that the Titan was most comfortable for those over 230 pounds or so.
The Titan is also a good option for back sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, so long as they prefer firm mattresses. The hybrid design of this bed makes it well suited to back sleeping, as it provides a good blend of rigid support and moderate conforming. This combination helps to keep the spine aligned, while also providing just enough conforming to feel comfortable.
Overall, the Titan is a good fit for most stomach sleepers. The majority of people who sleep on their stomachs prefer a firm feel, which the Titan provides. The pocketed coils provide strong support that prevents the stomach from sinking too far into the mattress, helping to keep the spine properly aligned.
The Titan performs best for heavier people, but our testers noted that most stomach sleepers found this mattress to be comfortable. Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably find that the Titan feels a bit too firm, but some may enjoy it.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Titan by Brooklyn Bedding is available online, directly from the manufacturer. It is also available in select brick and mortar mattress retailers across the United States. The Titan is not currently available on Amazon.
The Titan is available for purchase online in the United States and Canada.
Shipping is available for free on domestic orders in the contiguous United States. Shipping to Hawaii or Alaska will cost at least $125 extra.
Shipping is available to Canada, starting at $250 per mattress. International shipping outside of Canada is not currently available.
Mattresses ship via FedEx Ground. Orders are typically processed within 1-4 business days, and shipping can take an additional 3-5 business days.
-Some custom sizes are available, for an extra fee
-An optional cooling cover is available for an added fee
-An optional Talalay latex mattress cover is available for an added fee
The Titan comes with a 120-night in-home sleep trial. There is a mandatory 30-day minimum break-in period. If you are unsatisfied with your new mattress after the initial 30 days, you can return it for a full refund within the first 120 days. There are no return or restocking fees.
The Titan comes with a 10-year limited warranty. The warranty covers manufacturer defects, but it does not cover you for accidental damage or normal wear-and-tear. There are no warranty claim fees, although you may be responsible for return shipping costs.