Brooklyn Bedding became a popular brand in 2008 after the release of its first bed-in-a-box called the #BestMattressEver. This bed was an all-foam model that was very highly rated and helped boost the company’s name recognition. After that, the model was phased out by a newer line of hybrid beds. There is a Bowery Hybrid model, but this review will be focusing on the competitively priced Bowery bed, which marks the company’s return to its all-foam roots. Brooklyn Bedding is proud to make luxury-quality mattresses at significantly lower prices compared to its competitors; the Bowery mattress is a perfect example of high-quality mixed with affordability. This product is missing some of the features its siblings have (like multiple firmness options), but still uses many of the same quality materials and has the same, long sleep trial. To learn more, keep reading for an in-depth Brooklyn Bowery mattress review.
Brooklyn Bowery Mattress Overview
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The Brooklyn Bowery mattress is made up of three foam layers and a smooth top-weave. The premium cover is made from 100% cotton, which helps make this bed durable and gives the surface more breathability. The top foam layer is three inches thick and made out of Brooklyn’s patented Energex foam for maximum contouring. This soft foam will adapt to the heaviest parts of your body to help relieve any strain you might feel on a firmer mattress. The middle layer is a slightly denser polyfoam that serves as a transitional layer between the comfort and support sections of the mattress. The supportive base layer is five inches thick. This firm layer gives the Bowery durability and a stable base while also using an open-cell design to allow airflow to combat overheating.
The Bowery foam mattress only comes in one firmness option: Medium. This level of firmness is a pretty popular choice among customers, and that’s because it adapts well to numerous sleeping positions and arrangements. If you tend to change your sleeping position throughout the night, the medium feel of the Bowery is a great choice. The soft top layers can conform to your body while the dense foams used underneath provide great support. Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds will find this bed especially comfortable. Back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds and stomach sleepers of all weights might find this mattress too soft—which can potentially lead to aches and pains.
The Bowery mattress is available in every size from Twin to California King. The chart below includes the price of each size before any discounts or sales.
Brooklyn Bowery Mattress Pros and Cons
|Competitive pricing, great for shoppers on a budget||Retains more heat than most Brooklyn beds|
|Thick comfort layer has excellent conforming||Below average edge support|
|Lightweight and easy to move||Only one firmness option|
|More bounce than average all-foam beds|
|120-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty|
Brooklyn Bowery Mattress Breakdown
The questions below will help you get a better understanding of the Brooklyn Bowery mattress. You can learn more about how we pick products and our review process here.
Is it made from quality materials?
All the materials used in the Bowery bed are very high-quality. The cover is made out of 100% cotton and has a premium smooth feel. Each layer of foam used in this bed is specially designed to maximize breathability as well as provide a comfortable and supportive sleeping surface. The high-density base foam and the Energex comfort foam have been used in other Brooklyn mattresses, with great results.
How long will it last?
The Bowery mattress is made from durable materials that have appeared in several other long-lasting Brooklyn beds. The cotton cover is incredibly strong and the foam has proven to be durable in the company’s other beds. The average mattress lifespan is between six and eight years, and the Bowery is expected to last at least eight. On top of the life expectancy, this mattress is also covered by Brooklyn bedding’s 10-year non-prorated warranty.
How well does it conform to my body?
The Bowery uses a thick layer of soft foam to conform to the body sufficiently. The most common firmness of a mattress is medium-firm, so with the Bowery’s medium feel this mattress will conform to the body more than your average bed while still providing support where needed. Dedicated side sleepers and anyone who prefers a very soft mattress might find that this option doesn’t hug the body as much.
Is the edge supportive?
Edge support is a common issue with all-foam mattresses, and the Bowery is no different. The foam responds to applied pressure and allows you to sink in for comfort. This becomes an issue when sharing your bed with a partner or even just sitting on the side of your mattress. While this area isn’t the Bowery’s strong point, it should be noted that it does perform slightly better than other all-foam mattresses. The high-density base foam used in this model is a more supportive material than other foams.
Does it sleep hot?
Foam mattresses are known for sleeping the hottest. Luckily, the materials used in this product do a good job of combating some of those issues. Brooklyn Bedding’s Energex foam is featured across the company’s line up and does a great job of avoiding heat retention. The open cell technology allows for increased airflow, and the premium cotton cover provides enhanced breathability.
Will it off-gas when it’s delivered?
There is an off-gassing period with the Brooklyn Bowery. Mattresses constructed entirely of foam are known for having a noticeable scent at first, and the multiple foam layers combined with the compression process give this bed a prominent smell. The scent is entirely non-toxic, and it should not last more than a day or two if the bed is kept in an open room after unpackaging.
Will I feel my partner move during the night?
The Bowery mattress does an incredible job of isolating movement so that you will not feel your partner moving at all. The multiple layers of foam absorb the vast majority of motion. The Energex foam does have a bit of responsiveness to it, so there are some other foam mattresses (especially softer ones) that will outperform this mattress. However, the Bowery isolates movement much better than innerspring and hybrid beds.
Who is Best Suited for a Brooklyn Bowery Mattress?
There are plenty of great qualities that can make the Brooklyn Bowery the best mattress for you. The temperature regulating qualities help set this apart from other foam mattresses. While you’re not going to get as much airflow as you would with a hybrid or innerspring bed, this foam mattress uses an open cell structure and patented Energex foam to keep you cool while you sleep. If you’re not sure about the foam construction or how cool it will sleep, this bed is also a great choice for someone who wants to test out their new mattress before committing. Brooklyn Bedding’s 120-night sleep trial is longer than the average sleep trial.
People looking for plush beds or firmer sleeping surfaces won’t appreciate the single firmness option. However, if you do like medium softness, then the Bowery is a smart pick. Not only does the medium firmness work well with multiple sleeping positions, but the top foam layer conforms very well to the body. This is essential for relieving any aches or pains you might experience on stiffer mattresses. Perhaps the best feature of the Brooklyn Bowery is its price. The bed features a lot of premium qualities while managing to be one of the least expensive foam beds you can get. If you’re set on an all-foam mattress, this option feels luxury while being budget-friendly.
Ready to Buy a Brooklyn Bowery Mattress?
If you like what you’ve read so far, here is some important information to consider before purchasing your own Brooklyn Bowery mattress.
Every Brooklyn Bedding mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial. It is mandatory that you test out the Bowery bed for at least 30 days before initiating a return. If you don’t like the product after that period, you can return the bed for a full refund (minus shipping fees, if applicable). The company asks that you donate any unwanted mattress to a local organization, and Brooklyn’s customer service can help arrange pick-up if necessary.
The Brooklyn Bowery is covered by a 10-year, non-prorated warranty. The company will repair or replace mattresses that have defects within 10 years of the purchase date. (Defects include splitting or cracking of any materials and body impressions that are deeper than one-inch.) The warranty will be voided if the bed is not kept on a proper foundation for support, and it will not cover any damage caused by user error.
Availability and Delivery
The Bowery mattress is available online through the Brooklyn Bedding website and Amazon. You can find brick-and-mortar Brooklyn stores in Arizona and Utah—the company also partners with retailers who have physical locations in California, New York, Illinois, Minnesota, and Montana.
If you purchase your new mattress from the Brooklyn website, the bed will ship for free inside the continental United States. All products ship via FedEx Ground and mattresses are compressed and boxed. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii costs $125 per bed while shipping to Canada costs $250.
If you want to compare the Bowery mattress with other Brooklyn Bedding models—or read some of our product guides—check the links below.
- Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid Mattress Review
- Brooklyn Signature Mattress Review
- Brooklyn Aurora Mattress Review
- Brooklyn Spartan Mattress Review
- Brooklyn Bloom Mattress Review
- The Best Mattresses for Back Pain
- The Best Memory Foam Mattresses
- The Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers
- The Best Mattresses of 2019