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In this article we’re going to compare two major mattress brands: Brooklyn Bedding vs. Purple. We picked these two mattresses based on their impressive characteristics which we’ll discuss throughout the article. They’re both known to be very versatile; both mattresses can accommodate different sleepers.
For the purposes of this review, we’re going to compare the most popular models from these two brands; the Brooklyn Signature and the original Purple mattress. Not only are they widely sought after by many users, but they also have the highest customer ratings.
What’s different about them is the Brooklyn Bedding is a hybrid foam and pocket coil mattress, while the Purple is a combination of foam and hyper elastic polymer.
Brooklyn bedding: Brooklyn bedding is a leading manufacturer in premium mattresses and currently offers six models, namely: Signature, Aurora, Spartan, Bloom Hybrid, Bowery and Bowery Hybrid.
As mentioned earlier, the Signature mattress is the brand’s best seller and is a hybrid type of mattress. Unlike most mattresses that only feature three layers, the Signature has four. The mattress has a top quilted cover which is designed to resist body impressions to allow for a comfortable sleep.
Underneath this cover you’ll find a layer made up of hyper elastic foam. What’s impressive about the material used in this layer is that it features an immediate response technology. This feature allows the mattress to adjust to your body every time you change sleeping positions.
You’ll be impressed by how this same layer also has anti-bacterial properties to provide you with a germ-free sleeping environment.
Right under this layer, you’ll find a firmer layer made up of high density foam. This transitional layer will provide you with compression support as well as body contouring for a comfortable sleeping position.
The third layer is made up of 6 inches of pocketed coils while the last and final bottom layer features a 1-inch thick foam base. This base acts by supporting the encased coils as they compress while you sleep.
Brooklyn bedding allows you to pick from three firmness levels depending on your preferences. You can either pick the soft, medium or firm.
For all these impressive features, you’ll appreciate that it’s significantly cheaper when compared to the Purple mattress.
Purple: Purple, on the other hand, offers two mattresses: the Original and the New Purple mattress. Unlike the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress that features four layers in its construction, this one has three. But this in no way compromises on the quality or performance of the mattress.
The cover is made up of a combination of viscose and polyester. Underneath this cover you’ll find a 2-inch layer made up of hyper elastic polymer gel. This comfort layer determines the overall feel of the mattress and features a grid design. The layer is designed to buckle when pressure is exerted.
Under this layer is a 3-inches thick layer of transitional polyfoam engineered to support your body. The final bottom layer is made up of 4 inches of high density polyfoam. Note that the Purple also features a low profile design. This means certain people may find it a little difficult to get into and out of bed.
3.5″ 1.8 lbs density polyurethane foam 2″ Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ material in Smart Comfort Grid™
Quilted Polyfoam and Cotton Top
67% Polyester 29% Viscose 4% Lycra
Both mattresses are considered to be very heavy. The Purple weighs 110 pounds, while the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress weighs 105 lbs. Setting up either mattresses isn’t a one-man job so you’ll need an extra set of hands for easier handling.
Both mattresses are designed to provide your body with that much-needed spinal alignment and support. These factors contribute to how comfortable your sleep will be. We’ll look at the different components of both mattresses and how they’ll influence your comfort levels while you sleep.
Firmness and support
Brooklyn Bedding: As mentioned earlier, you have the option of picking between three firmness options depending on your weight and preferences. Your options include picking between the 3.5, 5.5 and 7.5 rated mattresses.
Pick the soft mattress if you’re a side sleeper. Also, the soft feel mattress is perfect for persons who require more pressure point relief and gentler support. If you’re a combination, back or side sleeper, then you can opt for the medium feel mattress. This mattress will provide you with a balance between support and contouring.
Persons who prefer sleeping on their backs and/or stomachs must pick the firm mattress. This is also the type to pick if you want adequate lumbar support and don’t want to sink into the mattress. Also, note that the firm mattress will provide you with a flatter and smoother surface. We believe this option is better suited for heavier individuals, as lightweight persons will find it too firm.
Purple: The comfort layer gives the sleeper a “floating” feeling while sleeping. This mattress is designed to conform to the sleeper’s body for a comfortable sleeping position. On the firmness scale, it has a rating of around 6 and is considered to be a medium-firm mattress.
You’ll be happy to know that the mattress is designed to give sleepers adequate spinal support while they sleep. This is because the comfort of any sleeper is largely dependent on how well the mattress supports your spine.
The Purple is designed to relieve pressure from your body while you sleep. But lightweight to average weight sleepers will find this mattress more comfortable. We recommend that heavier persons consider the newer Purple model for a comfortable rest.
Brooklyn bedding: Looking for a mattress that allows you to sleep cool? This is the model to pick. Firstly, the quilted top layer is designed to provide you with an optimal cooling effect while you sleep because it allows for adequate airflow. The second layer also features cooling properties thanks to the infused Titanium gel designed to also promote a cooler sleeping experience.
Purple: The Purple mattress is also designed to keep you cool throughout the night as it has breathable properties. This is thanks to the grid design in the comfort layer which allows the mattress to remain temperature neutral—especially for light and average sleepers. Heavier sleepers may find the mattress a little warm. This is because chances are they’ll sink through the hyper elastic top layer and into the support layer.
Brooklyn bedding: Couples will particularly find this mattress ideal where minimal motion transfer is found. Because of the encased coils, you won’t be feeling much of your partner’s movements as he or she changes sleeping positions. These coils are designed to control motion transfer so you won’t experience much disturbance when sleeping with your partner.
Along with the coils, the 4-inch foam comfort layer will also isolate and minimize motion.
What you can expect from this mattress is a few squeaks and creaks. But this isn’t entirely uncommon in thick mattresses.
Purple: Couples will also appreciate the ability of the Purple mattress to absorb motion transfer. The mattress is considered to have above average motion transfer so you won’t be experiencing much disturbance when your partner changes positions while sleeping.
Aside from fair motion transfer, you’ll appreciate that the product doesn’t make much noise when bearing weight.
Brooklyn bedding: The coils make the mattress highly responsive as they’re also designed to allow for better reactivity.
Purple: Unfortunately, the Purple mattress isn’t the most responsive model on the market. You’ll have to pick the Brooklyn bedding if you want a more responsive surface.
Resilience and bounce
Brooklyn bedding: Since the Brooklyn mattress is made using high quality material, it’s designed to last you a long time. You won’t have to worry about replacing the mattress anytime soon if you pick this brand.
And because of its construction, the Brooklyn Signature is considered fairly bouncy and couples will definitely appreciate this.
Purple: You can also expect a long-lasting mattress if you pick the Purple brand. Manufacturers of the product claim that it’s designed to last you at least seven years with the right care.
With regards to the responsiveness, the Brooklyn mattress takes the lead. Even though it features the gridded hyper-elastic polymer material, the Purple isn’t as bouncy.
Brooklyn bedding: Materials used in the construction of this mattress significantly contributes to its edge support. The encased coils coupled with the high density polyfoam act by reinforcing stability of the mattress. As a result, you can expect less sinkage at the edge of the mattress.
Purple: The edge support for this mattress is considered fair considering that it’s a mixed foam. This means if you happen to sleep towards the edge of the mattress, you’ll be supported to some extent, but the support is very minimal.
Inflation time, off-gassing and smell
Brooklyn bedding: Upon setting up this mattress, you must give it at least 24 hours to fully expand to its original position.
You can expect a chemical odor from this mattress soon after unwrapping. But many users have noted that the smell isn’t as strong or persistent. It’s likely to disappear after a few days.
Purple: The mattress is compressed and shipped in a box. Upon unwrapping, you’ll have to wait at least 12 hours before it fully inflates into its original position.
With regards to off-gassing, it’s not uncommon for mattresses to give off a chemical odor especially when still new. But many users have noted that the smell from the Purple mattress isn’t as strong and will dissipate after a few days. Just make sure you place it in a well-ventilated room.
Sleep position ratings
Light sleepers (less than 130 lbs)
Average sleepers (130 lbs to 230 lbs)
Heavy sleepers (greater than 230 lbs)
* Out of 10
The Brooklyn mattress (based on the medium-firm model) is better suited for most types of sleepers, while the Purple works best for back sleepers. But generally both brands will accommodate people with different sleeping positions comfortably.
Sizes and pricing
Warranty and refund
10-year warranty full refund
Within the U.S. and Canada
10-year warranty full refund
Within the U.S. and Canada
Brooklyn bedding: Unlike most mattress manufacturers who offer 100-days sleep trial period on their products, Brooklyn bedding offers 120.
But note that these mattresses have a 30 days break in period. You can’t return it until 30 days have passed form the day you receive the mattress. This way you have more time to adjust to the materials before making a hasty decision to return the mattress for a refund.
Also note that this trial date only applies to one customer per calendar year.
Purple: The Purple mattress comes with a 100-night free trial period. You can return it for a full refund if it doesn’t meet your standards. Simply make sure you have the receipt of purchase.
Warranty and refund
Brooklyn bedding: The mattress is covered by a 10-year full refund warranty. The warranty covers any defects or impressions on the mattress that are at least 1-inch deep or more.
Purple: Like the Brooklyn bedding, the Purple mattress is also covered by a 10-year full refund warranty.
It’s important to note that the warranty is not at all transferrable. It covers any visible dents in the mattress that are at least 1” deep or more. The warranty only applies if the materials of the mattress crack or split as a result of normal use—not misuse.
You’ll need to present the receipt of purchase in order to claim any repairs or replacements on the product.
Brooklyn bedding: You can expect free delivery of this mattress if you’re based in the US and Canada. While shipping is free for standard-sized mattresses, additional charges apply for custom orders. All mattresses from Brooklyn will be delivered within three and five business days depending on your location—and the same goes for the Signature.
FedEx is the courier company used for these deliveries. It’ll provide you with a tracking number once it’s available so that you can track your mattress throughout the delivery process. But unfortunately, FedEx doesn’t offer any old mattress removal services.
Purple: Delivery of this mattress is free within the US and Canada. You can expect delivery of your mattress within five business days. The manufacturer gives you an option to request for expedite shipping where you’ll receive your product within two business days.
Note that FedEx and UPS are responsible for delivering the original Purple mattress & both couriers don’t offer free removal services for your old mattress.
Manufacturers of both mattresses unfortunately don’t accept trade-ins to purchase their products. You’ll have to make a full payment.
From the above information, you can tell that both mattresses are high-quality products and will provide you with a comfortable night’s sleep. But if you were to pick one, which one would it be between the Purple vs Brooklyn Bedding?
The Brooklyn Bedding mattress is the one to pick if you’re working on a budget, as it’s the more affordable of the two. Plus, the manufacturer gives you a wider option to pick from regarding type and firmness.
With regard to its best seller, the Signature model, you’ll appreciate how it’s designed to comfortably support your body and align your spine regardless of your sleeping position. Also, it’s highly responsive and provides ample edge support.
The Purple is an equally impressive model and will also provide you with ample support while you sleep. It has impressive breathable & cooling properties and is designed to last you a long time.
The one you pick is really a matter of preference and will depend on your budget. So which one will it be?