Getting a new mattress doesn’t seem like a big deal to the novice buyers who have never experienced going through the whole process. You might think that you are just going to purchase that bed that your friend was so satisfied with, but then you try it out, and it’s far from your idea of comfort. It turns out that searching for the right mattress is not the easiest process, as there are a lot of things you should take into consideration. And if something is comfortable for your friend, that doesn’t mean that you’ll like it too, as these preferences are very subjective.
To help you make the right decision, we have created a series of reviews and guides on how to pick the right sleeping products and get your sleeping experience to the next level. We try to be as objective as possible and bring you every aspect of each product in a way that you can compare it to your sleeping preferences and see if it fits your criteria. We might even mention some things you’ve never thought about, but we hope to bring you as many details so that you can make the best-informed decision. The more you know about the products, the easier it will be to compare and pick the right one the first time. That way you will not you have to go through all the hassle of returning the product or exchanging it for a new one.
Today, we review the Brooklyn’s Aurora, a mattress that has earned the title of one of the most luxurious beds on the market. This 5-layer hybrid offers everything you could want from a mattress. Thanks to its exceptional cooling technology, it’s a perfect fit for all those hot sleepers who tend to wake up sweaty during the night.
The Brooklyn Aurora comes in three different firmness levels, which makes it suitable for pretty much every type of sleeper out there. You need to pick the right option based on your sleep position preference and body type, but we are sure that one of the available options will suit you. Continue reading if you want to learn more about the construction, features, sleep ratings, and other details about the Aurora bed.
The way a mattress is built is the most important thing about it. If the brand is using high-quality materials with a good manufacturing process, you can be sure that their products will perform well and also have a long life span.
Since Aurora is a hybrid mattress, it combines coils with various foam layers to ensure the best sleeping experience. The springs provide reliable support, and most people like that innerspring feel. It is highly breathable since there is room for air to circulate between the coils. That makes hybrid sleep a lot cooler than foam models. However, the innerspring models don’t provide as much conforming and pressure relief, and that’s where foam layers jump in. They give enough contouring, evenly distribute your body weight on the surface, and take the pressure away from the critical points. These things lead to better spine alignment during the night, which allows muscles to be more relaxed and restore properly, which all means that you will wake up well rested and pain-free.
Aurora consists of five different layers and is 13.5” inches tall, placing it on the thicker side. Since it comes in three firmness level, the construction slightly varies between the models, but only in the density and firmness of the foam comfort layers. Let’s see what Aurora is made of.
- 1.5” comfort layer made out of CopperFlex foam paired with TitanCool technology ensures cool sleep during the night. This TitanCool technology is made with phase-changing materials that are designed to keep the temperature in the optimal range; in this case, it is 88 degrees Fahrenheit. When it gets too hot, these materials liquify absorbing the excess heat, and when it is too cold, they solidify, releasing some warmth. The injected Copper has antimicrobial characteristics and promotes a more hygienic sleep environment. This layer has a latex-like feel, and it is designed for optimal pressure relief.
- 2” contouring layer is made out of hyper-elastic TitanFlex foam. It provides enough responsiveness to the mattress, and switching positions during the night will be easy, as you won’t feel trapped. Also, it adds excellent support and comfort while providing enough contouring to get all the benefits of foam pressure relief.
- 1” layer made out of swirl viscoelastic memory foam that provides deep compression and support for the body. The transitional layer between the coils and the upper comfort system of the mattress gives it an added cooling effect.
- 8” of Quantum Edge individually wrapped coils provide superb support for any sleeper. This layer consists of up to 1,189 individually encased coils that add better responsiveness but also improved motion isolation so that you don’t feel disturbances during the night if your partner is switching position, or they get up to go to the bathroom. The space between the springs is great for keeping the mattress fresh, as the air is free to circulate, so you won’t have to worry about excess heat build-up.
- 1” high-density polyfoam layer provides a solid foundation for the rest of the mattress to rest on, and it reinforces the coils as they compress. This base layer provides additional durability to the whole mattress.
The cover of Aurora consists of a mix of Rayon and Polyester. Both also contain phase change materials to ensure quality temperature regulation. The fabric is soft to the touch, and it is designed to warm you up when you feel too cold or cool you down if it gets too hot, and it also has moisture-wicking properties. The cover adds a luxurious feel to the whole mattress, and with the up-scale velvety fabrics around the edges, the design is simply beautiful.
Available Sizes and Pricing
For optimal sleeping experience, it is important to pick the right mattress size. Brooklyn Bedding offers their Aurora bed in three firmness levels and six standard sizes. In the table below, we’ll explore the correlation between the dimensions and price. Keep in mind that all mattresses are 13.5” thick.
|Twin XL||80”||38”||65 lbs||$1,249|
|California King||84”||72”||130 lbs||$2,124|
Comfort and Support
The Aurora has turned out to be one of the best mattresses on the market. It provides you with every possible feature for proper rest each night and helps to avoid sleep deprivation. So what makes this mattress so good?
There are several things we like to discuss when rating a mattress’ performance. Since it is a hybrid mattress, the individually-wrapped spring coils will give you all the stability and support that you need. On top of that, foam layers add incredible comfort, and all the contouring and pressure relief you might want. Your body and spine will be properly aligned when sleeping on Aurora, and you’ll never have to experience discomfort and pain in your shoulders, hips, knees, or lower back. The bounciness and latex-like feel of these layers make sure that you don’t sink in the mattress, but rather sleep on it while it still offers enough conforming for quality pressure relief.
The Aurora comes in three different firmness options: Soft that we rate 3.5 on a 1-10 scale of firmness, Medium with a 5.5, and Firm that comes with a rate of 7.5. With all of these options available, you can pick the right one easily, no matter your body type and sleeping preference. There are a few things you should consider before which one to go with.
You should go with a Soft version if you are a side sleeper, like a feeling of being hugged by a mattress, or you require gentler support with more pressure relief. The Medium is suitable for just about any type of sleeper, no matter if you prefer resting on your back, side, stomach, or you tend to switch between positions during the night. Medium firmness provides a perfect balance between support and contouring, and it is suitable for people who like to stay on top of the mattress rather than sink in. It is also a good option for couples with different sleeping preferences, as it is suitable for most people. The Firm option is mainly for stomach and back sleepers. It is perfect for those who like to sleep on top and not sink in, or for those who need extra lumbar support or simply wish to sleep on a flatter non-conforming surface.
Sleep Ratings and Performance
Brooklyn Bedding has been on the market long enough and they have high-quality products. Aurora bed is no exception, as it is made from the finest materials, and constructed in a way that provides extreme comfort and luxurious feel. You can expect exceptional durability from this model, and it will serve you for a long time.
Temperature neutrality is one of Aurora’s best features. This mattress is a perfect choice for people who often sleep hot and experience night sweats. Its TitanCool technology, copper-infused layers, and phase change materials, help the Aurora sleep cool even during tropical summer nights. The innerspring core allows proper ventilation, so the whole bed stays fresh for longer.
The conforming abilities of Aurora are exceptional. Depending on your body size and sleeping preference, you should pick the firmness level that suits your sleeping style. If you are a petite sleeper, you might want to go for the softer version, while heavyweight individuals should probably try the firmer one. Whatever the case, Aurora provides excellent support and pressure and pain relief in every sleeping position.
Off-gassing is a term used to describe unpleasant odors that some mattresses might emit after unpacking. All foam models must have a little off-gassing, but the general rule of thumb is that products of higher quality emit less odor and it dissipates rather quickly. When it comes to Aurora, a little off-gassing is expected, since it spent a few days in transportation without proper ventilation. However, it is minimal and dissipates in a few hours, a day at the most.
If you are searching for a bed that you’ll share with your partner, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, if you are easily woken up by movement or noise, you want the mattress with excellent motion isolation that is quiet when bearing weight, and Aurora is just that. Even though it has an innerspring core, individually-wrapped coils provide better motion isolation and make no noise. That makes it a perfect choice for couples. Also, excellent edge support means that you can use the whole surface of the mattress, and there is more space for you and your partner to spread out. Reinforced edges make for a longer lifespan and less sagging. Responsiveness of the surface is another thing that couples might want to look into, as a bouncier surface can enhance your sexual experience. With foam models, people sometimes feel stuck, so it’s hard to switch positions, and they are not the friendliest for sex. However, with Aurora’s latex-like feel, you will have enough bounce, so couples will find it great for sex.
Delivery, Sleep Trial, and Warranty
Deliveries are free of charge and are available in the US and Canada. FedEx is responsible for shipping, and they have nothing to do with Brooklyn Bedding. The mattresses come compressed, vacuum sealed and shipped in a box. Keep in mind that the company doesn’t offer White Glove service and that Aurora is a little hefty, so you’ll probably need a friend’s help for setup. Installation is simple, you unpack the box, and leave Aurora on a flat surface until it reaches full volume and firmness level, which can take up to 12 hours.
Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial, with a 30-day break in period. You need about a month to get used to a new mattress feel, that’s why the company wants you to use Aurora for at least this long and see its full potential. If you wish to return it after this, you are free to do so, and you’ll get a full refund in return.
Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year warranty for Aurora, which is pretty standard in the world of mattresses. They will repair or replace any faulty products, including indentations and sagging over one inch deep, or other defects that might cause the material to split or crack. The use of proper foundation is a must, and if you haven’t done this, your warranty will be voided. The company can also refuse to repair or replace a mattress that is deemed as unsanitary. Any burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other damages due to misuse and poor cleaning, as well as indentations less than one inch deep, will not be covered. Keep in mind that the warranty is only valid for original owners and is non-transferable.
The Final Verdict
Brooklyn Bedding has been on the market long enough and is considered a top quality manufacturer. They own their factory, use only fine materials and ensure that the construction process is very well done. Their customer service is also amazing, and most people have only positive things to say, even if they didn’t like their products.
When we consider everything about Aurora, it is clear that it is an incredible mattress, and doesn’t have any weak points. Everything is brought to the next level, from the superb features to the luxurious design, and exceptional durability. Aurora is a perfect choice for many people, and most sleepers will find it to be the best mattress they’ve ever tried. The only thing that could potentially hold you back from buying it is its higher than average price, but after all, it is on our list of luxurious mattresses. Considering the value that it brings, it is definitely worth the money.