If you weigh over 250 lbs, online mattress shopping can be a huge hassle. Since most online brands design beds for sleepers in the 130 – 250 lb range, it can be hard for heavier sleepers to find a mattress that’s suited to their needs.
That’s where the Titan Luxe Hybrid mattress comes in. Like the original Brooklyn Bedding Titan Mattress, the Titan Luxe was designed specifically for plus-sized sleepers. But will it work for your needs?
To help you find out, we brought in Paulie, a powerlifter, to test out the Titan Luxe mattress! You can click the video below to see him testing out the bed. Or, you can continue reading to learn more about the Titan Luxe’s feel, materials, and more.
If you’re in a hurry, you can also skip down to my handy review summary.
Is the Titan Luxe Hybrid a Good Mattress for You?
Before we delve into all the details, let’s talk about whether or not the Titan Luxe is a good fit for you. This hybrid mattress was designed to feel medium-firm to people in the 250 lb and above range. And Paulie actually sleeps on an older version of the original Titan mattress, so you can be sure Brooklyn Bedding is offering a comfortable bed to folks in this weight range. Take a look below for more specific recommendations.
Who I recommend the Titan Luxe for
- Heavy combination sleepers should enjoy the “on top of the bed” feel this mattress provides. It should be easy for them to move around and change positions on this mattress.
- Heavy back and side sleepers should like the Titan Luxe. It offers a combination of support and pressure relief that should work in both sleeping positions.
- Couples with different weights should really like the Titan Luxe! It will feel medium-firm to the heavier partner, and firm to the lighter partner. But, it won’t feel so firm that the lighter partner isn’t getting any pressure relief. The Titan Luxe also features great motion isolation, which means you won’t be disturbed by a restless bedmate on this mattress.
Who I don’t recommend the Titan Luxe for
- Heavy stomach sleepers might find this mattress a little too soft for their needs. I’d recommend they choose the Titan Firm Hybrid instead, it should do a better job of keeping their hips aligned with their shoulders.
- If you’re looking for deep sinkage and body-contouring you won’t get what you need on the Titan Luxe. Our best mattress for heavy people roundup reviews a few memory foam models that you might prefer.
What Does the Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress Feel Like?
Now that you have a general idea of what this mattress is like, let’s talk about how it actually feels! Keep in mind that feel is subjective, and a mattress will feel different to you depending on your body weight and preferred sleeping position.
To me, a side sleeper who weighs around 125 lbs, the Titan Luxe felt like a firm mattress. I’d give it about a 7 or 7.5 on the mattress firmness scale. For reference, the industry standard is 6.5 out of 10. To Paulie, a combination sleeper who weighs around 275 lbs, this mattress felt medium-firm. He gave it a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Both of us found the mattress responsive and easy to move around and change positions on, which is a great fit for combination sleepers.
Based on this feel, the Titan Luxe should offer great support for heavy combination sleepers in any position. Strict side and back sleepers in the 250+ lb range should also feel comfortable on this firmness level. It offers a bit of sinkage, but enough support to promote a neutral spinal alignment in these positions.
On the other hand, strict stomach sleepers in this weight range might find the Titan Luxe a bit too soft. But, if you’re under 250 lbs, and sleep on your back or your stomach, this mattress could feel very comfortable to you.
Testing the Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress
We also tested the Titan Luxe’s pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support to give you a better idea of how this bed will perform. First up, let’s talk about pressure relief.
Pressure relief is a measure of how evenly distributed your weight is on a mattress. A mattress that offers good pressure point relief will spread your weight evenly across its surface. A mattress without high-quality pressure relief will concentrate your weight in sensitive areas like the hips and shoulders.
To test the Titan Luxe’s pressure relief, we had Paulie lay on a pressure mat that we put down on the mattress. The mat measured the force the mattress exerted on Paulie’s body and created the pressure map you see below. The map ranges from blue to green in low pressure areas and yellow to read in high pressure areas.
Back — As you can see, the map is mostly blue when Paulie is on his back. Paulie said the mattress felt comfortable and supportive in this position, and these map results confirm that!
Side — You’ll see a little light green when Paulie is on his side, but not too much. Paulie said the mattress felt comfortable in this position too, and he didn’t feel stiff or sore around the shoulder and hip areas. This is a great sign for heavy side sleepers in search of a new mattress.
Stomach — You’ll see some more green on the map in this position. This could indicate that Paulie’s hips are sinking too far into the mattress, creating a bend in his back that might lead to pain over time. Paulie said the Titan Luxe felt more comfortable than some other mattresses he’s tried on his stomach, but wasn’t quite as supportive as a strict stomach sleeper might like.
Next up, we tested the motion transfer on the Titan Luxe. Motion transfer is a measure of how much motion travels from one side of the mattress to the other. A mattress with low motion transfer is great for anyone who sleeps with a partner or pet, because it will prevent too much movement from traveling across the mattress. This means you won’t feel overly disturbed by tossing and turning on the other side of your bed.
To test out the motion transfer on the Titan Luxe, Paulie and I dropped a steel ball from varying heights and measured the disturbance it caused with a seismometer. Take a look at the chart below to see the results.
I was incredibly impressed with the Titan Luxe’s motion transfer results. This is some of the lowest motion transfer I’ve ever seen when testing a bed. I don’t think you’ll be very disturbed by a partner’s movements on this mattress. These test results, paired with the Titan Luxe’s medium-firm feel and great edge support (which I’ll talk about more below), makes me think this could be one of the best mattresses for couples available on the bed-in-a-box market. Especially if you’re a heavier couple or there’s a big weight difference between you and your partner.
We also tested the edge support on this mattress. Edge support is a measure of whether or not you’ll be able to sleep all the way on the edge of the bed and still feel supported. A mattress with great edge support feels a little bigger because you have more surface area to sleep on.
Paulie tested out the edge support on the Titan Luxe and said he felt as supported as possible when sitting on the edge of the bed. When laying on the edge of the bed he said he felt supported and comfortable.
The Titan Luxe’s good edge support is a bonus for heavier people because it will increase this bed’s durability. The Titan Luxe’s heavy duty edge will allow you to spread out over the entire mattress, which will prevent the middle of this bed from sagging prematurely.
What is the Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress Made Of?
Now that you know what it would be like to sleep on the Titan Luxe, let’s take a look at what it’s made with! This 13-inch hybrid mattress is made with a combination of foam layers and innerspring support. Keep reading below to see a layer-by-layer breakdown of this Brooklyn Bedding mattress.
Cover — The Titan’s cozy mattress cover is quilted with gel memory foam to provide some immediate support and pressure relief. This high-quality foam was also designed to resist body impressions, which is a nice perk for heavier sleepers. You can also purchase an optional cooling top panel to add to your mattress. This panel is made of Phase Change Material that’s cool to the touch and designed to avoid trapping body heat.
Comfort Layer — Next up is the top layer of TitanFlex foam. This foam was designed with pressure point relief in mind and should offer plenty of cushion.
Transition Layer — Below that is a layer of Energex foam. This foam offers deeper compression support to heavier bodies, and lowers sleepers gently down onto the support layer below.
Support Layer — This hybrid bed’s support layer is made of TitanCaliber coils. These pocketed coils provide support and bounce to the mattress. They’re also individually wrapped, which promotes airflow throughout the bed.
Base Layer — Rounding things out is a base layer made of high-density foam. This layer offers the coil layer above it something to bounce off of.
And that’s it for my Titan Luxe mattress review! Stick around until the end to see me compare this mattress to other Brooklyn Bedding mattresses as well as a few other beds designed specifically for plus-size sleepers. And read on below for a few final thoughts on the pros and cons of this bed.
My favorite things about Titan Luxe mattress
If you’re a heavy sleeper looking for a bed made of high-quality materials, the Titan Luxe is a great option for you. It’s built to last and should do a great job supporting heavier sleepers, especially back, side, and combination sleepers.
Personally, my favorite thing about the Titan Luxe is its great motion isolating abilities. Despite being a responsive hybrid mattress, it prevented motion transfer as well as any of the best memory foam mattresses out there. That makes me think this bed could be a real winner for couples.
My Titan Luxe mattress complaints
I don’t have many complaints about this mattress, but if you’re a strict side sleeper looking for super deep sinkage and body-contouring, you might find the Titan Luxe a bit too firm for your needs. It definitely offers a more “on top of” than “in” the bed feel.
If that sounds like you, you might want to consider one of our best mattress toppers as a way to add a bit of additional pressure relief to your mattress. In general, sticking to a more medium-firm mattress (or to a mattress designed specifically for heavier bodies) will help you extend the life of your new bed.
How Much Does the Titan Luxe Hybrid Cost?
Price is very important when considering a new mattress. Take a look at the chart below to find some sizing and pricing information on the Titan Luxe. And be sure to visit our Brooklyn Bedding mattress coupons page to get a discount on this bed!
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does the Titan Luxe Hybrid come with a sleep trial period?
Yes, this mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial. Brooklyn Bedding does ask that you test out the mattress for 30 days before returning it. You can return your mattress for a full refund, but Brooklyn Bedding won’t refund shipping charges if you need to ship your new bed to Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada.
How does the Titan Luxe Hybrid ship?
This bed will ship for free and will arrive compressed in a box. You should allow a few hours for off-gassing and decompression before adding sheets to your new mattress.
Does the Titan Luxe come with a mattress warranty?
Yes, all Brooklyn Bedding mattresses come with a 10-year warranty.
Where are Brooklyn Bedding mattresses made?
Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are made in the USA.
Do you need to use a box spring with the Titan Luxe mattress?
No, any type of support system that provides minimal to no flex will work with this bed. That means you can use a solid foundation, platform bed frame, slatted bed frame, or a box spring if you prefer.
Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress Vs
Still not sure if the Titan Luxe is the right choice for you? Take a look below to see how it stacks up against some of its biggest competition in the plus-size mattress market.
Titan Luxe Mattress vs Big Fig Mattress
- Like the Titan Luxe, the Big Fig is a hybrid mattress designed specifically for heavier people.
- The Big Fig is designed to support more weight than the Titan Luxe. It was made specifically for people in the 300 – 500 lb range and couples in the 1,000 lb range.
- The Big Fig mattress is firmer than the Titan Luxe mattress.
- Interested in this bed? Learn more in the full Big Fig mattress review.
Titan Luxe Mattress vs Saatva HD Mattress
- Unlike the Titan Luxe, the Saatva HD is not a bed-in-a-box mattress.
- The Saatva HD feels firmer than the Titan Luxe.
- Heavy stomach sleepers might enjoy the bouncy innerspring support the Saatva HD offers.
- Find out more in the full Saatva HD mattress review.
Other Models from Brooklyn Bedding
Before we wrap up, I’ll also compare the Titan Luxe mattress to some other Brooklyn Bedding mattresses.
Titan Luxe Mattress vs Titan Firm Hybrid Mattress
- The Titan mattress is offered in a Luxe Hybrid and Firm Hybrid model. These two beds are quite similar, but the Firm Hybrid has a firmer feel.
- Stomach sleepers will likely prefer the Firm Hybrid version of this mattress.
- Couples might want to stick to the Titan Luxe, which has a more universal comfort level and offers great motion isolation.
- Find out more about the firmer Titan mattress in the Brooklyn Bedding Titan mattress review.
Titan Luxe Mattress vs Brooklyn Signature Mattress
- The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress was not designed for heavy people.
- The Signature will feel softer than the Titan Luxe, but both beds are bouncy and responsive.
- The Signature is less expensive than the Titan Luxe mattress.
- You can learn more about this bed in the Brooklyn Signature mattress review.
Take a look below to see how the Sleepopolis team rated the Titan Luxe Hybrid mattress on things like value, comfort, and materials!
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