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Brooklyn Titan Mattress Review

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 heavier 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!

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Titan Mattress
Titan Mattress

The Titan mattress was specifically designed by Brooklyn Bedding to provide support and comfort to heavy folks who have trouble with standard mattresses. Use code SLEEPOPOLIS20 to save 20% on your purchase!

Brand Snapshot

Brooklyn Bedding is a growing mattress company that maintains its family roots. Starting strictly as a seller, BB quickly found its best practices and put them into its own manufacturing process. This is also one of the first companies to pioneer the bed-in-a-box concept.

The Titan is Brooklyn’s flagship model for sleepers over 250 lbs. I found a lot to like in the brand’s Aurora and Bloom Hybrid offerings, so I hope the Titan brings the same level of quality to the 250 lbs. and up crowd!

Brooklyn Titan Front
Getting a look at the Titan mattress from Brooklyn Bedding

Materials

The materials in the Titan (including the brand’s proprietary Titanflex comfort foam, pocketed coils, and high-density poly foam) are layered to 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 Phase Change Material cover, which is literally cool to the touch. I should also mention that the cover’s quilted with an inch of memory foam for an immediate touch of comfort up top.

Brooklyn Titan Cover
Close up look at the cover of the Titan mattress from Brooklyn Bedding

Comfort – The 2” 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 – The support center of the mattress consists of a six-inch section of individually wrapped coils. 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 – Two inches of high-density poly 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.

Brooklyn Titan Materials
Showing the materials used in the layers of the Brookyln Titan mattress

How Firm is the Brooklyn Titan Mattress?

The Brooklyn Titan looks like it’s going to be a firm, supportive 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. 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.

Brooklyn Titan Back
I enjoyed the support while lying on my back on the Titan mattress

My friend Paulie got the support he was looking for when lying down on his back. 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.

Paulie Side
Paulie testing out the Titan mattress for side sleepers

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.

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Titan Mattress
Titan Mattress

The Titan mattress was specifically designed by Brooklyn Bedding to provide support and comfort to heavy folks who have trouble with standard mattresses. Use code SLEEPOPOLIS20 to save 20% on your purchase!

The Pressure Map

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!

Brooklyn Titan Pressure Map
Pressure map test results for the Brooklyn Titan

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 sleep mostly on your back, 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!

Brooklyn Titan Side
Side sleeping on the Brooklyn Titan

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!

Paulie Back
Paulie relaxing on the Titan mattress

Motion Transfer

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.

Brooklyn Titan Motion Transfer
Motion transfer test results for the Brooklyn Titan were impressive

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.

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Titan Mattress
Titan Mattress

The Titan mattress was specifically designed by Brooklyn Bedding to provide support and comfort to heavy folks who have trouble with standard mattresses. Use code SLEEPOPOLIS20 to save 20% on your purchase!

The 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?

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.
  • You can expect to pay between $1299 – $1999 for a Big Fig mattress.
  • Our Big Fig review is here so you can compare directly!

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.
  • You can expect to pay between $1249 – $1999 for a Winkbed mattress.
  • 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.

Is the Titan for You?

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!

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Titan Mattress
Titan Mattress

The Titan mattress was specifically designed by Brooklyn Bedding to provide support and comfort to heavy folks who have trouble with standard mattresses. Use code SLEEPOPOLIS20 to save 20% on your purchase!

Brooklyn Titan Mattress Pros

  • 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.

Brooklyn Titan Mattress Cons

  • 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.

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Purchasing the Brooklyn Titan

So you’ve decided the Titan works for you on paper. The next step is to consider the odds and ends of the purchase. We will also take a look at what the company behind the Titan, Brooklyn Bedding, does to earn your business.

  • Trial – Brooklyn Bedding gives you a fairly standard 120 days to check out the Titan after shipping. Industry standard is around 100 days. The company allows a bit of extra time for decompression, which is good. The mattress will need to decompress for a few hours before you use it. This is natural for bed-in-a-box fulfillment.
  • Warranty – Brooklyn Bedding gives you an industry standard 10 year warranty on the Titan mattress. This should be sufficient for the 7-8 years that the average mattress is used.
  • Shipping – Free shipping is another industry standard that Brooklyn Bedding offers for the Titan. Considering the weight of the Titan, this is still a nice feature to have.

Price

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SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin39” x 75” x 10”$699
Twin XL38” x 80” x 10”$749
Full54” x 75” x 10”$799
Queen60” x 80” x 10"$999
King76” x 80” x 10”$1,249
California King72” x 84” x 10”$1,249

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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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