Today I will be reviewing Brooklyn Bedding’s Bloom Hybrid mattress, an eco-friendly option that includes a layer of latex and coils to provide a specific type of support for sleepers. This mattress comes in three different firmness options — soft, medium, and firm — and for this review, we’ll be specifically curling up into the “medium feel” bed.
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Brooklyn Bedding is an American-made, bed-in-a-box mattress company. According to its founder John Merwin (who we interviewed!), the team’s number one goal is to “deliver a luxury sleep experience at an affordable price.”
Despite the name Brooklyn in its title, Brooklyn Bedding custom crafts each mattress in its Phoenix, Arizona factory, which is then directly shipped to the consumer. Fun fact: Brooklyn is named after John’s daughter. Another unique feature is the company owns every aspect of production, a term otherwise known as end-to-end manufacturing. This allows Brooklyn Bedding to control quality, materials, and cost.
According to Merwin, this bed was born out of a response to customer demand for natural materials and a healthier night’s sleep. The end result is this hybrid bed, which aims to have a significant impact on sleep quality while lowering the impact on the environment.
Lets tuck ourselves in and take apart each mattress layer!
Cover – The cover is made from organic cotton which feels both soft to the touch and breathable. A look inside the cover and you’ll see it’s quilted with 1.5” of sustainably sourced Joma Wool, which means you’ll sink nicely into the cover and feel a sense of both plushness and pressure relief.
Comfort Layer – The comfort layer is comprised of a 3” layer of Talalay latex, which is made from natural materials. The Talalay provides a medium-firm feel and has a really quick response to pressure. There’s also a good amount of bounce, which allows me to change positions on the bed without feeling “stuck.” The latex is also aerated with holes for temperature regulation. This is a nice addition, considering Talalay latex is already known for dissipating body heat.
Support Layer – Underneath the latex foam is 8” of pocketed coils. These are really bouncy and provide solid, overall support. Since they are individually wrapped, this might help to isolate some motion transfer (more on that to come!). The coils also create airspace so air can flow through the bed.
Base Layer – The bottom of this bed is 1” HD polyfoam. This is mainly here so the coils have something to push off of, and doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress.
As I mentioned above, this is the “medium-firm” comfort option from Brooklyn Bedding. If you would like something softer or more firm, you can choose a different firmness level.
That said, I’d give this “medium-firm” bed a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This feels slightly softer given that extra plushness from the Joma Wool layer. I also had a few other testers give me their opinions on the firmness of the mattress.
Now, let’s look at how I felt when I tested out this mattress in different sleep positions:
On my back: I did sink in a little into the quilted cover, and overall felt nice support and good spine and body alignment. The quick response to pressure from the latex provides good mobility and I don’t feel stuck at all.
On my side: I don’t feel any pressure forming here, though I suspect you might want something a bit softer if you always sleep on your side and need targeted softness for your shoulder and hips.
On my stomach: I felt good for the most part, though classic stomach sleepers might look into the firm option for something a little more sturdier to support the body.
Overall, this is a true medium-firm feel, with an extra bit of softness from the cover. My body felt supported in all these positions, meaning I could change positions throughout the night and still sleep comfortably. This bed also features a quantum edge system, which means I also felt good edge support and didn’t feel like I was going to roll off the bed once I moved towards the end.
Testing out a mattress’ pressure is an important component of its overall feel. To find out where pressure points are likely to form on the Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid mattress, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach.
In the image below, you will see low pressure represented in blue and high pressure in red.
Back – That blue across the board means my weight was evenly distributed, and I didn’t feel any specific pressure points forming. Good news!
Side – When I moved over to my side, you’ll see a bit of green and a touch of yellow on the map, signaling increased pressure. This doesn’t worry me that much, though, since there is still mainly low pressure throughout the bed.
Stomach – I felt support across my body when sleeping on my stomach, though this might change a bit if I spend an entire night on it. As you’ll see, this map is also mainly blue across the board, with a little bit of green and yellow.
Bounce & Motion Transfer
As I suspected, this bed has a really good bounce. To truly test this, I dropped a 10” steel ball on the bed. The quick reaction time I found means the bed is really bouncy and has good mobility, so you won’t feel like you’re ever “stuck” in the bed.
However, increased mobility might also mean decreased motion isolation. While the individually wrapped coils are known to help with motion transfer, I also put this to the actual test, which shows the amount of disturbance detectable from one side of the bed to the other.
I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches, and measured the disturbance it caused. The different heights are meant to simulate different movements that actually occur in bed, such as tossing and turning (4”), getting out of bed (8”), and jumping on the bed (12”).
In the chart, the bigger the lines mean the bigger the disturbance.
As you can see, hybrid beds are bouncy. If you’re a light sleeper and sleep with a partner, you will definitely feel some motion being transferred across the bed if he or she moves around at night.
When investing in a new mattress, you’ll probably want to know whether you’ll feel like you’re sinking “into” the mattress versus lying “on top” of it. What better way to visualize this sinkage than to do a sinkage test! For this, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.
As an FYI: the variations in size, weight, and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
- 6 lb – Sank 1.5 inches. A bit more than what I see on average, most likely because of the Joma Wool.
- 10 lb – Sank 2 inches. This is about average.
- 50 lb – Sank 4 inches. This is about average.
- 100 lb – Sank 5.5 inches. This is a little less than average, meaning you’ll get more support and firmness. This is due to the pocketed coil system plus the quick response latex, helping you move around in the bed and not feel stuck.
Overall, this sinkage test affirmed that you will most likely feel like you’re lying on top of the bed instead of sinking into it.
Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid Vs.
Now that you have a sense of what this mattress will feel like and how it will support you, let’s compare it side-by-side with two of its main competitors:
Bloom Hybrid vs Avocado
Let’s start with the Avocado mattress, which has a similar hybrid construction but uses Dunlop foam instead of Talalay latex. You can read my Avocado mattress review, too.
- Dunlop is known more springy than latex, so will feel even bouncier
The Avocado mattress has a thinner comfort layer
- This mattress is also a touch bit firmer
- Avocado beds are less expensive, with a Queen priced at $1,399 (vs. $1,799 for Brooklyn Bedding)
Bloom Hybrid vs Zenhaven
Now, let’s look at Zenhaven, which also uses Talalay latex but instead of hybrid construction is made with all-foam. Check out my Zenhaven mattress review as well.
- Zenhaven is all-foam with no springs, so might have less bounce
- It’s flippable: a medium firm feel is on one end and firm on the other
- Zenhaven is a bit more expensive with a Queen priced at $1,899
- Trial: 120 night
- Warranty: 10 Year.
- Shipping: Free and compressed
- Price: Queen is $1,799
Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid: Size & Pricing Information
If you think the Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid is the right kind of mattress for you, then check out the size and pricing information for the mattress are below.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 12"||$1,199|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 12"||$1,249|
|Full||53" x 75" x 12"||$1,499|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12"||$1,799|
|King||76" x 80" x 12"||$2,199|
|Cali King||72" x 84" x 12"||$2,199|
Now that we’ve delved into the ins and outs of this bed, I want to provide you with a few recommendations and two red flags I discovered while inspecting the Bloom Hybrid mattress:
Bloom Hybrid Recommendations
- Good for multiple sleep positions – Otherwise known as a “combo mattress,” the quick response from the latex and bounce from the coils means you receive a lot of mobility with this bed and can change positions while still feeling supported.
- It Sleeps Cool – If you tend to overheat, the Bloom Hybrid might solve your problems. The cover is breathable, the latex dissipates body heat, and the coils keep air moving through the body.
- Organic/Natural Materials – From natural Talalay and Joma Wool to organic cotton and recycled coils, this bed will make a positive impact on both your sleep and the environment.
Bloom Hybrid Mattress Complaints
- High Motion Transfer – Because of the bounce, this bed has high motion transfer. If you’re a light sleeper, you will feel that motion if you snooze next to a partner that tosses and turns.
- Quick Transition from Comfort to Support – When you lie on this bed, you will feel a fast transition from the comfort layer (plushness) to the transition layer (sturdy support). This might be a minor issue if you’re a side sleeper that pushes through the comfort layer.