In this mattress comparison, we’ll be sizing the Brooklyn Signature mattress against the Original Casper. Though both beds are quite popular on the Interwebs, only one of them can reign supreme in this review. Which one will it be? Well, I’m so glad you asked!
Below, we’re going to take a deep dive into these two mattresses to figure out how they sleep, how they feel, how they’re built, and who they’ll be best for. By the end, you’ll know without a shadow of a doubt which one is the right new mattress for you!
Ready to get started? Then keep on scrolling for my full Brooklyn Bedding vs Casper mattress review. Short on time? Feel free to skip to the review summary at the end of this page.
Brooklyn Bedding Mattress vs Casper Mattress: Similarities and Differences
To kick things off, I thought it might be useful to quickly go over the major similarities and differences between these two mattress brands. And just to clarify for the folks at home, although both Brooklyn Bedding and Casper sell a lot of different mattresses, we’re going to be focusing exclusively on the Brooklyn Signature and Original Casper models in this comparison. If you want to learn more about each of these beds, I’d recommend checking out our full Brooklyn Signature mattress review and Casper mattress review.
- Both the Brooklyn Signature and Original Casper feature hybrid constructions. This means they’re built with foam and pocketed coils, establishing a vibe that’s bouncy, supportive, and pressure-relieving. It’s worth noting, though, that the Original Casper is also available in an all-foam version.
- Compared to other bed-in-a-box mattresses you’ll find on the Internet, I’d say that both of these beds are fairly firm and supportive. This could be a great thing for back and combo sleepers.
- Finally, I’d note that both the Brooklyn Signature and Original Casper mattresses use memory foam in the top layer to alleviate tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. If you struggle with shoulder or hip pain, either one of these beds could be great for you.
- I’d also add that both of these mattresses are made in the USA and are widely available online!
- As I mentioned above, perhaps the biggest difference between the Brooklyn Signature and the Original Casper is that the Brooklyn Signature only comes in a hybrid design. Not a pro or con, just something to be aware of.
- Though the Brooklyn Signature may not come in an all-foam version, it is available in three different firmness options. Folks can choose between either a Soft, Medium, or a Firm feel. For reference, I’m looking at the “Medium” Brooklyn Signature today. Casper is only available in a single firmness (which we’ll explore in more detail below).
- Between the two mattresses, I’d say that the Brooklyn Signature has a little more support. If you like an ultra-firm feel, this could be the one for you!
Which is Better for you?
We’ll be exploring this question throughout the entire review, but let’s go ahead and go over a few quick recommendations before we move on. That way, if you’re in a hurry, you can see which bed could make a great new mattress for you!
- If you’re after a firm, bouncy, and ultra-supportive vibe, then I’d recommend going with the Brooklyn Signature mattress. It’s a classic hybrid, which means it utilizes both foam and coil layers to achieve a one-two punch of pressure relief and support. The responsiveness here is amazing!
- On the other hand, if you want something more balanced, you may want to consider the Original Casper mattress. While still supportive, it provides a slightly more gentle feel, especially at the shoulders and hips.
- For that reason, those who struggle with things like fibromyalgia or arthritis may be best-suited to the Original Casper.
- Combination sleepers, on the other hand, may find the buoyant lift of the Brooklyn Signature to be a natural fit as it allows them to move around and change positions with ease.
Brooklyn Signature and Casper Mattress Feel Comparison
To give you a better sense of how these mattresses feel, I’m going to assess them one-by-one below. I’ll make sure to cover an array of different feel factors like firmness options, pressure relief, motion transfer, cooling, sinkage, sleeping position, edge support, and more. That way, you’ll be able to perfectly visualize how these mattresses might sleep!
A small note before we dive in — feel is an inherently subjective thing, and can change a lot depending on your body weight, size, and shape. Therefore, my interpretation of these beds could very well differ from your own.
Brooklyn Signature Mattress
After rolling around on this mattress, I decided to give the Brooklyn Signature a 6.5 out of 10 firmness level on the firmness scale, which is the industry standard for medium firmness.
The Brooklyn Signature got a 6.5 firmness level from me because I thought it struck a nice balance between pressure relief and support. Though you do get some nice comfort from the top layers of foam, this softness is balanced nicely with the interior section of pocketed coils. I felt especially well-supported on my back, particularly at the hips and lumbar region. However, when I turned onto my side, I did feel a bit of jamming at the shoulders, which tells me that this bed might be a touch too firm for strict side sleepers. If you’re someone who needs a lot of pressure relief at your shoulders, hips, and lower back, this may not be the bed for you. Combination sleepers, however, could find a lot to love in this bouncy structure.
I’d also note that you’re likely to feel more “on top” of the Brooklyn Signature than “in” it. This could be a big plus for folks who like to hop out of bed in the morning, but could be a negative for those who want to feel deeply cuddled by their mattress. I’d also point out that the interior section of pocketed coils is actually surrounded by an even firmer exterior coil section, which helps to firm up the sides of the bed. This extra edge support maximizes the usable surface area of the mattress, which could be a fantastic thing for couples!
And just as a reminder, the Brooklyn Signature is available in three different firmness options: Soft, Medium (that’s one I’m reviewing here), and Firm. If you’re a back sleeper in need of a little extra comfort, I think the Medium could be great for you! If you’re a stomach sleeper in need of a little extra support, I’d recommend going with the Brooklyn Signature Firm.
I gave the Casper a 7 out of 10 firmness level on the firmness scale. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, this marks the Casper as just a touch above medium firm.
But truly, I’d say the Casper has more of a medium-firm feel than the Brooklyn Signature. Its layers of gentle, high-quality materials like Airscape™ foam, memory foam, and high-density poly foam work together to establish a vibe that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. There’s also a satisfying mix of both lift and give, allowing for sinkage where you need a little comfort and firmness where you need a little support. In general, I’d say this mix of materials works to alleviate tension all across the body, especially at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. In fact, if you struggle with back pain, I think this mattress could be a great fit for you. I also think this mattress could be excellent for combo sleepers, especially those who flip between their back and side in the night.
The real star of the show, however, is the transitional layer of Zoned Support. When we say a material is “zoned,” we really just mean that it’s made up of foams with different firmnesses. In this case, there’s firmer foam at the hips to lift them up in alignment with the shoulders and softer foam at the shoulders to cushion them against any uncomfortable jamming. This zoned support sets the spine in a neutral line from head to foot, working to alleviate pressure across the entire back.
Though the all-foam Original Casper is supportive in its own right, if you do find that you want a little extra oomph you could always go for the hybrid Original Casper. This bed swaps out the foundation layer of high-density poly foam for one of pocketed coils. The feel is similar, though the Casper Hybrid is much bouncier, marking it as a solid option for folks who like to move around and change positions in the night. I’d also point out that the perforated top layer of Airscape™ foam keeps the Casper cool no matter the design you choose.
Comparing Brooklyn Signature and Casper Prices
Of course, your choice may come down to price. So, let’s see how much these mattresses cost. Check out the breakdown by size below.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
Comparing Brooklyn Signature and Casper Mattresses Materials
To take our understanding of these mattresses even further, let’s dig into their respective constructions. Below, I’ll walk through each design, but would also encourage you to read my full Brooklyn Signature mattress review and Casper mattress review.
Cover — The Brooklyn Signature cover is made from a cotton/polyester blend that’s super soft to the touch. It’s also quilted with about an inch of high-quality memory foam, a material known for its slow response to pressure. This should bring some immediate comfort to the sleeper.
Comfort Layer — The first foam layer is made from 1.5” of the brand’s hyper-elastic TitanFlex foam. This material is pretty similar to memory foam in that it contours to the curves of the body, providing excellent relief to the shoulders, hips, and lower back. However, it’s got a quicker response to pressure than memory foam, making it much, much bouncier. For that reason, you shouldn’t feel too “stuck” in this top layer as you normally would in one made of memory foam.
Transition Layer — Up next, you’ll land on a 1.5” layer of the brand’s Energex™ foam. This material has a quicker response to pressure than the one above it, which helps to accentuate the buoyant lift of the top layer. It also works to transition the sleeper into the firmer coil system below.
Support Layer — The bulk of the mattress is made up of this 6” pocketed coil system, which is bouncy, supportive, and firm. Truly, excellent responsiveness! The coils are individually wrapped, allowing them to both be super reactive and excellent at motion isolation. Motion isolation is always a big bonus for folks who sleep with a restless partner! And as I mentioned in the feel section of this review, the interior coils are wrapped in an exterior layer of firmer coils, which work to maximize the usable surface area of the mattress. People who need to sleep all the way to the sides of their mattress will appreciate this firm edge support and durability!
Base Layer — And finally, the base layer of the mattress, which is made up of 1.5” of high-density poly foam. You won’t really feel this layer too much as it functions mostly to give the coils above something off of which to bounce and respond.
Cover — The Original Casper cover is also made of a knit polyester blend, which makes for a soft and cozy hand feel.
Comfort Layer — Things kick off with a layer of the brand’s Airscape™ foam. This material has a slow response to pressure, allowing it to contour to the curves of the body as you sink into the mattress. This pressure relief could work wonders for a wide range of sleepers, but particularly those who struggle with aches and pains at pressure points like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. Though this kind of deep body-contouring would normally lend itself to overheating, Casper has all but mitigated this issue by perforating this layer with a series of small holes, which help to promote some extra breathability, temperature regulation, and airflow throughout the structure.
Transition Layer — Beneath the top layer of perforated foam, you’ll spy a layer of zoned memory foam support. We discussed this earlier, but basically what this means is that the section has been subdivided into three different foam “zones,” all of which have slightly different firmnesses. There’s softer foam at the shoulders for a little give and firmer foam at the hips for a little lift. This creates a balanced vibe that should set the spine in a neutral spinal alignment from head to foot. By placing this layer of Zoned Support beneath the top layer of Airscape™ foam, Casper has ensured that you’ll be able to sink into the mattress without feeling too stuck.
Support Layer — In the all-foam Casper, the base or support layer of the mattress is made from a thick section of high-density poly foam. This material provides the bed with its shape and stability, functioning mostly to curb the sinkage of the softer layers. In the hybrid version of this bed, the base is made from a pocketed coil system like the one we saw in the Brooklyn Signature. This brings some bounce, lift, and firmness to the structure. If you’re a combination sleeper or someone who likes things a little firmer, I’d suggest going with the Casper Hybrid. If you want to sink into your bed for pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, I’d recommend sticking with the all-foam Casper.
Well folks, we are very nearly at the end of this mattress comparison. After going over these beds’ unique feels and constructions, it’s time to wrap things up with a few expert recommendations. So, if you still don’t know which one is right for you, I’m here to set the record straight.
In my opinion, combination, back, and stomach sleepers will likely enjoy the firm support of the Brooklyn Signature mattress. This bed is a true hybrid mattress in that it marries the best of both worlds by using foam and coils to establish a vibe that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. But that being said, the Brooklyn Signature is slightly more supportive than it is pressure-relieving, so would probably work best for those who appreciate a solidly firm lift from their bed. Couples could also find a lot to love in the added edge support wrapped around the interior section of pocketed coils. This edge support helps to expand the usable surface area of the mattress, making it possible to sleep all the way to the sides of the bed.
In terms of the Original Casper, I think it would be best-suited for those after a more balanced feel. There’s an intriguing mix of foam materials at play here, which work together to strike a satisfying balance between lift and give. I’m particularly interested in the interior layer of zoned support, which works to actively set the spine in a neutral line. This neutral spinal alignment could help alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain for those who struggle with tension at pressure points in the night. I’d also add that the top layer of aerated foam brings some nice breathability, temperature regulation, and airflow to the structure, which could help lower temps for those who sleep hot. I also like that you can get the Original Casper in either an all-foam or hybrid model. Again, if you go with the hybrid, the foundation layer of high-density poly foam will be swapped out for one of pocketed coils.
Brooklyn Signature Best Features
- My absolute favorite thing about the Brooklyn Signature mattress is its medium-firm support. If you like some hearty durability from your bed, this could be the one for you. I’d also say that sleepers who like innerspring mattresses could find a lot to love in the Brooklyn Signature hybrid.
- The Signature is also supremely bouncy, marking it as a solid option for those who need to move around and change positions in the night.
- The firm edge support makes this bed an excellent option for couples, as they’ll be able to stretch out on the entire surface area of the mattress. There’s also some really nice motion isolation at play here, which means you shouldn’t be too disturbed by your bedmate’s movements on the other side of the bed.
Casper Best Features
- The balanced foam feel is a real winner for the Original Casper mattress. It makes for a gentle sleeping experience in which you’ll likely experience fantastic pressure relief and support.
- The interior layer of Zoned Support could be a major asset for folks who struggle with pain at major pressure points in the night. By subdividing the layer into different firmness zones, Casper is able to bring much-needed relief to the shoulders and hips.
- If you sleep hot, the Casper could also be a nice pick for you. The top layer of cooling Airscape™ foam brings some excellent breathability and airflow to the party.
Comparing Company Policies
Brooklyn Bedding Policies
- Trial Period – 120-night sleep trial. If you don’t like, return within this window and get a full refund!
- Shipping – Ships free and arrives compressed in a box
- Mattress Warranty – 10-year warranty
- Trial Period – 100-night sleep trial. If you don’t like, return within this window and get a full refund!
- Shipping – Ships free and arrives compressed in a box
- Mattress Warranty – 10-year limited warranty
Comparing Customer Service Ratings
At Sleepopolis, we rank a brand’s customer service rating based on our personal interactions with the brand’s customer service team. A brand can either be ranked as Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor.
Brooklyn Bedding Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Great: There are a lot of options to get help, from immediate online chat to email and phone assistance. It’s really to access all of these different services, and I found the team to be incredibly responsive to my questions.
Casper Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Satisfactory: Though Casper’s customer service is good, I didn’t think it was quite as effective as Brooklyn Bedding’s. It took a moment for an agent to get back to me, but when they did, they were super helpful and nice.
More from Brooklyn Bedding Mattress and Casper Mattress
Both of these mattress brands sell a lot of different models, so I’m going to go over a few of them below!
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress
- The Brooklyn Aurora mattress is much softer than the Signature. Though still a hybrid, it features softer layers of foam up top for cuddly pressure relief.
- Therefore, I think the Aurora could be a good fit for side sleepers or anyone looking to alleviate tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back.
- The Aurora is also more expensive than the Signature, so may not work for those shopping on a budget.
- For more, check out my full review of the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress.
Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid Mattress
- The Bloom Hybrid is built with all-natural materials, marking it as a great option for eco-friendly sleepers.
- I’d also say that the Bloom Hybrid sleeps incredibly cool, thanks to a moisture-wicking cover and top layer of naturally cooling latex foam.
- The addition of latex foam in the top layer also makes the Bloom Hybrid a bouncier option than either the Signature or Aurora.
- Get all the details at my full Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid mattress review.
Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Memory Foam Mattress
- The Brooklyn Sedona may just be the softest mattress from Brooklyn Bedding. It utilizes layers of premium comfort foam and memory foam to establish a gentle feel.
- Folks who want to sink deeply into their mattress should definitely give the Sedona a look!
- The Sedona also sleeps cool, thanks to an actively cooling cover and the layer of gel memory foam, which employs a cooling gel infusion to mitigate the material’s propensity for overheating.
- Check out my full review of the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona mattress for more!
In addition to the all-foam Original Casper, the brand also sells a few different hybrid mattresses. Again, the term “hybrid” basically means that these beds combine top layers of foam with coils for a one-two punch of pressure relief and support. I’ll give you a brief overview of these other options below:
- Casper Hybrid: The Casper Hybrid is exactly like the original all-foam Casper, except it’s got a foundation layer of pocketed coils instead of high-density poly foam. This makes it bouncier and more supportive than the Casper we’ve been exploring in this guide; therefore, I’d recommend it for back and combo sleepers. In general, I’d say the Casper Hybrid has a more similar feel to the Brooklyn Signature or an innerspring mattress than the all-foam Original Casper does.
- Casper Nova Hybrid: For me, the Casper Nova Hybrid is the softest Casper bed, so could work well for those in need of pressure relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. If you like the idea of a hybrid mattress, but aren’t sold on the extremely bouncy support, this could be an awesome choice for you. Worth noting that It also sleeps cooler than the other Casper models, which could be a big plus for hot sleepers or couples.
- Casper Wave Hybrid: Featuring multiple layers of zoned support, plush memory foam, and springy coils, this luxury model has a dynamic and ultra-cozy feel. If you’re booking to really invest in your sleep space, I’d recommend giving the Casper Wave Hybrid a look. It could also be especially good for those who struggle with joint pain or fibromyalgia.
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