If you’re looking for a straightforward hybrid mattress, the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid could be right up your alley! Built with poly foam, pocketed coils, and high-density poly foam, this mattress features plenty of lift and firm support.
To find out if it’s right for you, take a look at my full Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid mattress review below! I’m going to go over this bed’s construction, assess its feel, and compare it to the rest of the Brooklyn Bedding line. Then, you’ll know for sure whether or not it syncs up with your specific sleep needs.
I should note that Brooklyn Bedding also sells an all-foam version of the Brooklyn Bowery, which swaps out pocketed coils for sturdy support foam.
Family-owned Brooklyn Bedding officially got its start in 1995, but really hit the ground running in 2008 when it unveiled its first ever bed-in-a-box mattress. Since then, the company’s become one of the most popular brands on the market, selling several different mattresses as well as pillows, sheets, foundations, and more.
Though we won’t be getting into all these products today, we will take a little time later on to compare the Bowery Hybrid to some of its Brooklyn Bedding siblings, including the Aurora, Signature, and Bloom models. But before we do that, let’s figure out what’s going on inside the Bowery!
What is the Brooklyn Bowery Made Of?
The Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid features three layers of poly foam, pocketed coils, and high-density poly foam. This combination of materials creates a firm structure that’s bouncy and supportive, with little to no sinkage or body-contouring.
To see how all these layers work together, let’s dive under the cover!
Cover – The Brooklyn Bowery cover is made of polyester and quilted with a bit of memory foam for comfort. It’s got a subtly gentle feel, which felt pleasant under my hand.
Transition – Directly under the cover, you’ll land on a 2” section of poly foam. This material has a quick response to pressure and a slightly firm feel, working to position sleepers more on top of the bed than in it.
Support – The bulk of the mattress is made up of this 6” section of pocketed coils. Bouncy, supportive, and firm, these springs bring a hearty lift to the structure. The spaces between the coils also encourage a lot of breathability, serving to cool down the structure as a whole. One small thing to note, though, is that because there’s such a thin layer of foam up top, some folks may find that they sink straight through to the coils. This could cause discomfort and jamming at the shoulders and hips, especially for heavier sleepers.
Base – An inch of high-density poly foam wraps up the construction. While you can’t really “feel” this material, it does give the coils something off which to respond and bounce.
How Does the Brooklyn Bowery Feel?
Construction specs aside, let’s get to know how the Brookly Bowery actually feels! To suss this out, I’m going to put this mattress through a few tests, starting with one for firmness.
As with all feel factors, firmness is subjective, and can change depending on your size, shape, or weight. Therefore, my read of the Bowery may differ from your own. For reference, I’m 5’10”, 190 lbs., and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
After stretching out on the Bowery, I decided to give it a 6.5/10 on the firmness scale, which syncs up perfectly with the industry standard for medium firmness.
All in all, I’d say this mattress leans more to the supportive side of things. You’re likely to experience a lot of buoyant lift from the pocketed coils, which, when coupled with the comfort layer of poly foam, produces a fairly firm feel. However, this firmness is somewhat mitigated by the quilted cover, which provides a bit of extra comfort and pressure relief.
That being said, I think the Bowery is both too soft for stomach sleepers and too firm for side sleepers, leaving it mostly appropriate for back sleepers or folks who change positions in the night. Additionally, I think the thin foam top layers would probably make this a tricky sell for heavier folks who are likely to sink straight through to the coils as they sleep.
Testing the Nectar Mattress
Next up, let’s test the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid for Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer!
When buying a new bed, it’s crucial to assess its ability to relieve pressure at sensitive spots such as the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To demonstrate the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid’s pressure-relieving properties, I’m going to use a handy dandy pressure map!
Basically, it works like this: I roll out the gizmo, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest. As I roll around, the device records how much force I’m exerting on the mattress, creating a colored “map” of the pressure. For reference, blue indicates areas of low pressure and red indicates areas of high pressure.
Back – Overall, I really liked testing out the Brooklyn Bowery on my back! The pocketed coils lifted my hips in line with my shoulders and the memory foam quilted into the cover helped alleviate tension at my lower back. In general, I think this mattress could be great for strict back sleepers.
Side – Unfortunately, the comfort party did not continue once I turned onto my side. In this position, I could feel my shoulders and hips digging into the structure, which caused some jamming in these areas. Side sleepers tend to prefer softer mattresses for pressure relief, so I’m not sure I’d recommend the Bowery for these folks.
Stomach – Resting on my stomach felt okay, but not amazing. This bed has a medium firm feel, which does work to position the body on top of the structure, but is still too soft for those who doze in prone. These sleepers usually prefer ultra-firm mattresses that support a neutral spinal alignment from shoulders to hips.
Let’s wrap up our tests with a little look at motion transfer, or the amount of movement detectable from one side of the mattress to the other. This is an important factor for everyone to consider, but could be especially useful for those who sleep with a child, partner, or rowdy pet!
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, Eight inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
These motion transfer results are just okay, which tells me you will likely feel some movement from your partner in the night. And this makes sense — the Brookly Bowery Hybrid is quite the bouncy bed! Long story short, if you sleep with a particularly restless bed mate, this may not be the best mattress for you.
Brooklyn Bedding Mattresses
As I mentioned up top, the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid isn’t the only mattress Brooklyn Bedding sells. In fact, the brand makes several models, including…
- The Aurora is Brooklyn Bedding’s most popular mattress, combining gentle foams with pocketed coils for a one-two punch of pressure relief and support.
- A standout feature of the Aurora is how cool it sleeps, thanks to its use of Phase Change Material and copper-infused foam.
- In general, I like this bed for side sleepers or those who tend to overheat at night.
- Yet another hybrid, the Signature is a littler firmer than the Aurora, placing it closer on the firmness scale to the Bowery.
- I think the Signature strikes a nice balance between support and comfort, working to lift the hips and ease tension at the shoulders.
- I especially like this mattress for couples as it’s both highly mobile and great at isolating motion.
Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid
- The Bloom differs from its Brooklyn Bedding siblings by utilizing latex over pocketed coils. This makes for a supremely bouncy structure that also happens to be fairly eco-friendly (thanks also to an organic cotton cover).
- Latex and coils work to give the Bloom a medium firm feel, which I think could be particularly well-suited to back and combo sleepers.
- Overall, this organic mattress could be a real winner for environmentally conscious sleepers in search of a buoyant bed.
And as I mentioned in the introduction, Brooklyn Bedding also sells an all-foam version of the Bowery. It’s just as firm, but swaps out the pocketed coils for high-density poly foam, creating a slightly less bouncy structure.
Welcome to the end of this Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid Mattress review! We’ve gone over this bed’s construction, assessed its feel, and even compared it to some of its mattress siblings, so now it’s time to decide: Is this the bed for you? Only you can make that decision, but I can leave you with a few final thoughts to help you make up your mind.
Bowery Hybrid Pros
- First and foremost, I think this bed could be great for back sleepers. It’s got a solid medium firm feel that’ll give these sleepers the support they need at the hips to set the spine in a nice, neutral alignment.
- It’s also super bouncy, which could be a big plus for folks in search of a little optimized mobility!
- And finally, I think the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid is a fantastic value buy, especially when compared to other hybrid mattresses on the market.
Bowery Hybrid Complaints
- Though the medium firm build is awesome for back sleepers, it’s not so great for side sleepers, who generally need a softer bed for pressure relief at the shoulders and hips.
- Heavier sleepers may also find that they sink straight through this bed as it’s not the most supportive for folks over 250 lbs.
Brooklyn Bedding Company Policies
- Warranty – 10 Year
- Trial – 120 nights
- Shipping – Free
- Coupon – SLEEPOPOLIS20 to save 20%
How Much Does The Nectar Mattress Cost?
|Twin||38” x 75” x 10”||35 lbs||$449|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 10”||40 lbs||$499|
|Full||53” x 75” x 10”||55 lbs||$599|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10"||70 lbs||$649|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||80 lbs||$849|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||80 lbs||$849|
- Edge Support
The Bowery is an all-foam, value-oriented offering from Brooklyn Bedding. The Bowery features three distinct layers that uses 3 inches of Energex foam in the comfort layer. We thought the Brooklyn Bowery provided great pressure relief and bounce.