If you weigh more than 250 pounds, or you feel like you would benefit from a more substantial mattress, pay special attention — Brooklyn Bedding is aiming its Titan Mattress directly at you. This review will help you decide if it performs at a standard to match its hefty look.
Protip: The Titan is not meant to be a one-size-fits-all solution; it is definitely made with plus-size people in mind (250 lbs. and up). You may have a completely different experience if you’re not this heavy. Please be sure to keep this in mind as you move through the assessments below! Let’s take a look at the Brooklyn Bedding Titan mattress review.
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Is the Brooklyn Titan a Good Mattress for You?
Depending on your body weight, preferred sleeping positions, and whether or not you sleep with a partner or pet, the Brooklyn Titan may or may not work for you. Take a look at some of my recommendations below.
Who I recommend the Brooklyn Titan mattress for
- I think the Titan lives up to its name as a good mattress for heavier sleepers. It will offer them the deep compression support and durability they need.
- I think couples would do well on the Titan, since it has low motion transfer, which means you’re unlikely to be disturbed by a restless partner.
- I’d recommend the Titan to stomach sleepers. It has enough firm support to keep their hips in line with their shoulders, promoting a straight spinal alignment.
Who I don’t recommend the Brooklyn Titan mattress for
- I don’t think this is the best mattress for strict side sleepers, especially light side sleepers. I don’t think they’ll achieve the sinkage they need for pressure relief at the hips and shoulders. However, if you’re a heavier combo sleeper who spends some time on their side, it could work just fine. I’d still recommend checking out one of our best mattresses for side sleepers.
- If you’re looking for a more “in” than “on top” of the bed feel, then this probably isn’t the mattress for you. Though this bed does have foam layers, you won’t feel like you’re sinking into them. If you’re looking for a more enveloping feel, I’d recommend one of our best memory foam mattresses.
What Does the Brooklyn Titan Mattress Feel Like?
The Brooklyn Titan looks like it’s going to be a supportive, firm mattress, but let’s put it to the test just to make sure.
I evaluated the Titan myself, but I thought it would also be good to put the mattress through its paces with someone from its target audience. I was able to rope in Paulie, a pro powerlifter and coach, to help me. (For reference, I’m 190 lbs; Paulie is 250 lbs.)
I’ll list my results first, then his.
For me, the Titan lived up to its look, earning a 7.5/10 firmness rating. With 6.5 being the industry standard for medium-firm, this is definitely a firm mattress. At 190 lbs., I didn’t sink into the mattress — I was comfortable, but I certainly didn’t feel like I was becoming “part of the bed.” In fact, I found it quite easy to move between different positions. Side sleeping was less comfortable for me as my shoulders and hips dug into the structure, but I managed to find some nice comfort on my back and stomach as the bed’s firmness helped to keep my spine in a healthy alignment.
He sank slightly into the softer foam top layer, but felt enough support at his lower back and shoulders. When sleeping on his side, he felt cozy pressure relief at his shoulders, an experience I didn’t really have as I wasn’t heavy enough to push through the Titan.
All in all, this is definitely a firm mattress, best suited for heavier sleepers and those who doze primarily on their backs. Side sleepers on the lighter side may want to opt for a softer structure, though they can always add a mattress topper if they otherwise like the product.
Testing the Brooklyn Titan Mattress
Now that we’ve discussed my (and Paulie’s) personal experience with the Brooklyn Titan, let’s discuss how it performed on some of our Sleepopolis tests. We test each mattress for pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support.
I wanted to quantify my first impression of the Titan with a more scientific assessment. Why? Science has a 100% success rate at being more accurate than just talking about stuff.
So, to get all sciency and whatnot, I rolled out a pressure map on the bed and stretched out on top of it. As I moved around, the map captured my body reacting to the bed in real time, highlighting areas of low pressure in blue and high pressure in red.
This map helps me discover what happens over time when sleeping on the Titan. You might not feel pressure when you first lay down, but red areas show the spots that will probably get uncomfortable during the night!
Back – The pressure map showcased an even distribution of weight throughout my body. My back felt the support, but the Titan’s top layer of foam comforted my joints as well. Overall, I found this to be a very comfortable position! If you’re a back sleeper, the Titan could be a great fit for you.
Side – Although the feel was firm, the pressure map showed less pressure than I expected at my hips and shoulders. The Titanflex layer allowed these body parts to sink slightly into the mattress for some relief, though I’d still note that this bed probably isn’t going to be the best fit for strict side sleepers. These folks may want to consider other mattresses, but combo sleepers who occasionally turn to their side should fare just fine!
Stomach – When I switched onto my stomach, I was impressed with the pressure relief I experienced. The sturdy coils lifted my hips up and out of the structure, which put them in a nice alignment with my shoulders. Stomach sleepers tend to prefer firmer mattresses for this very reason, so I’d definitely recommend the Titan for them!
Motion transfer is an important attribute to test for in a mattress. If you sleep with a partner, that partner’s motion can disturb your sleep if the mattress doesn’t isolate movement. If you wake up every time your partner goes to the bathroom at night, then you’re experiencing negative motion transfer.
I test for motion transfer using a 10 lb. steel ball. I drop the ball from heights of 4”, 8” and 12”. This simulates the motion of someone moving around in bed and getting in/out of bed. A digital monitor on the other side of the mattress shows me how much motion gets transferred through the structure.
The Titan isolates motion quite well at every drop. Each layer in the Titan is built to encourage isolation, and the flexible top layer dissipates motion before it has a chance to vibrate across the mattress. If you have a heavy partner who moves around a lot at night, they’re not likely to disturb your sleep.
Edge support refers to how well a mattress holds up on the sides. This can be especially important for heavier sleepers, since they’re more likely to take up more space on their mattress.
Overall, I’d say that Brooklyn Titan has good edge support. I think heavier sleepers worried about their mattress’s durability would be happy with the level of support I experienced.
What is the Brooklyn Titan Mattress Made Of?
The Brooklyn Titan is a hybrid mattress that includes the brand’s proprietary Titanflex comfort foam, pocketed coils, and high-density poly foam. These layers of foam deliver a satisfying balance of soft pressure relief and sturdy support, with a focus on bolstering heavy sleepers who tend to sink through more traditional structures.
Cover – The Titan’s quilted cover is made of polyester, so is soft and cozy, if a bit hot. To mitigate this heat, you can opt for the brand’s special cooling panel, which is made with cool-to-the-touch Phase Change Material cover. Though you will want to note that the cooling top panel adds about $100 to the overall price. I should also mention that the cover’s quilted with an inch of gel memory foam for an immediate touch of comfort up top.
Comfort Layer – The 2 inch layer of proprietary Titanflex foam is the centerpiece of the Brooklyn Titan construction. This latex alternative has a quick, responsive bounce that provides a natural lift to the structure to help keep heavier folks positioned more “on top” of the mattress than in it. Like latex, Titanflex also works to regulate temperatures by dissipating.
Support Layer- The support center of the mattress consists of a six-inch section of 961 Titancaliber encased coils. These heavy duty coils give the mattress its firm support. The separation between these coils is essential for both limiting motion transfer and encouraging airflow throughout the mattress. You’ll also note that this section is quite tall, which brings some added oomph to the overall structure, working to bolster those individuals that might normally sink straight through a bed.
Base Layer- Two inches of high-density foam provides the final layer in the Brooklyn Titan’s mix of materials. This layer is there primarily to give support to the coil section above it.
Thoughts: The materials under the Titan’s hood are sturdy and durable. You get just the right amount of cozy mobility on top, but the theme here is support.
We’ve introduced you to the Titan, gone over its construction, chatted about its feel, and even introduced you to a few of its competitors. Now it’s time to wrap-up this review and decide whether or not this is the mattress for you!
My favorite things about the Brooklyn Titan Mattress
- Heavier people with back problems will likely enjoy the lower body alignment the Titan provides.
- Couples will find a lot to love with the Titan because of its motion isolation.
- Stomach sleepers usually need more hip support, which the Titan provides nicely.
My Brooklyn Titan Mattress complaints
- If you like to “sink into bed,” the Titan doesn’t really provide that feeling.
- The Titan sleeps a bit hot. There are some add-ons you can use, but these will cost you a bit more.
How Much Does the Brooklyn Titan Mattress Cost?
Price is definitely an important factor when considering purchasing a new mattress. Take a look at our pricing chart for the Brooklyn Titan below, and be sure to visit our Brooklyn Bedding coupon page to save on your purchase.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
Size Dimensions Price Twin 39” x 75” x 10” $699 Twin XL 38” x 80” x 10” $799 Full 54” x 75” x 10” $899 Queen 60” x 80” x 10" $1,099 King 76” x 80” x 10” $1,299 California King 72” x 84” x 10” $1,299
Brooklyn Titan Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does the Brooklyn Titan have a trial period?
Yes, the Brooklyn Titan has a 120-night sleep trial.
How does the Brooklyn Titan ship?
The Brooklyn Titan is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will ship compressed in a box to your door. It ships for free and Brooklyn Bedding offers free returns as well. However, if you live in Alaska or Hawaii, shipping starts at $125.
Does the Brooklyn Titan have a warranty?
Yes, the Brooklyn Titan has a 10-year warranty.
Where was the Brooklyn Titan made?
All Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are made in the USA at their factory in Phoenix, Arizona.
Do I need a box spring with the Brooklyn Titan?
No, any flat, hard, and level surface will do — box springs, foundations, and slatted bed frames all work fine.
Brooklyn Titan vs
Let’s put the Titan in the ring against other sturdy mattresses built specifically for heavier sleepers as well. How does the Titan hold up?
Brooklyn Titan vs Big Fig
- The Big Fig has an innerspring build, not individually wrapped coils like the Titan. This means the Big Fig is actually less firm than the Titan, while providing more support. We put the Big Fig at a 6.5 firmness (Titan = 7.5), but you may feel the mattress is a bit thicker under your body than the Titan.
- The mobility of the Big Fig may give it the edge for combo sleepers.
- Our Big Fig review is here so you can compare directly!
Brooklyn Titan vs WinkBed Plus
- The firm support from the innerspring build is comparable to the Big Fig.
- The WinkBed Plus provides a thicker pillow top layer, giving it a slightly softer feel than either the Titan or the Big Fig.
- Additionally, the cover employs eco-friendly Tencel, a cotton alternative that helps the mattress sleep somewhat cooler than the Titan.
- Here’s the full WinkBed Plus mattress review.
Other Models from Brooklyn Bedding
Wondering what else Brooklyn Bedding has to offer? Below I’ll compare the Titan to some of Brooklyn Beddings other popular models.
Brooklyn Titan vs Brooklyn Titan Luxe
- Like the Titan, the Titan Luxe is a mattress specifically designed for heavier sleepers.
- The Titan Luxe is also a hybrid bed, but it’s quite a bit softer than the Titan.
- The Titan Luxe is more expensive than the Titan.
- Learn more about the Titan Luxe here.
Brooklyn Titan vs Brooklyn Aurora
- Unlike the Titan, the Aurora was not specifically designed with heavier sleepers in mind.
- The Aurora is also a hybrid mattress, but it comes in three firmness levels: soft, medium, and firm.
- The Aurora is more expensive than the Titan, but this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise as it’s made with a number of high-quality materials including specialized cooling foams and a cooling cover.
- Learn more in my full Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review.
Take a look at our Sleepopolis star ratings for the Brooklyn Titan mattress below.
Brooklyn Titan Mattress
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