Warranty: 10 years
Trial Period: 120 nights
Price Range: $499–$949
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Warranty: 10 years
Trial Period: 120 nights
Price Range: $499–$949
The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is an all-foam bed with an incredible price point that’s even lower than other value foam beds on the market. It also has an accommodating, responsive feel that sets it apart from classic memory foam. The concerns we have about the bed (it sleeps warm and isn’t supportive enough for heavyweight sleepers) are far outweighed by what we love about it: its price point, policies and versatile firmness setting. If you don’t think the Bowery is right for you, see our list on the best mattress for heavy people.
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||4||3||4|
|Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):||4||2||4|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||3||2||3|
1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent
Back sleepers under 230 pounds (we’d classify these folks as average-weight and lightweight sleepers) should find the support they need on this mattress. The Brooklyn Bowery should evenly distribute the body’s weight and prevent the hips and shoulders from sinking too far into this mattress for these groups. The top comfort layers conform closely to the lower lumbar spine without allowing for much sagging, keeping the spine in alignment. Even so, it may not be supportive enough for heavyweight sleepers. For other great choices, check out our list on the best mattress for back sleepers.
Stomach sleepers should be a little more wary of this bed, as some reviewers have noted that the foam can soften over time. Without adequate support for the hips, which require the most support in this sleeping position, the spine could become misaligned. Lightweight stomach sleepers will have better luck on the Brooklyn Bowery than average-weight and plus-size tummy sleepers. Ultimately, a true medium-firm or firm mattress may be a better mattress for stomach sleepers.
Most side sleepers should find just enough pressure-point relief from the bed’s medium setting. You’ll experience some give underneath the hips and shoulders, which will prevent the shoulders from hunching. Heavyweight side sleepers may not find as much support as they’re looking for on this mattress, but lightweight and average-weight side sleepers should find adequate support and comfort on this softer bed. For other pressure relieving mattresses, check out our list on the best mattress for side sleepers.
Combination sleepers should feel comfortable on this bed as long as their primary sleeping position isn’t on their stomach. Combination sleepers who are lightweight or average-weight and who spend the most amount of time sleeping on their side will fare best on the Bowery because of its setting and pressure-relieving top foams. Plus-size combination sleepers who spend time on their back and side might find what they need in the Brooklyn Bowery, but as a general rule we’d recommend a firmer bed. If you change positions frequently, check out our picks for the best mattress for combination sleepers.
Those who choose this bed are going to experience some pressure relief on this mattress regardless of bodyweight, but it won’t feel distinctly like a memory foam bed, either. Sleepers will feel a bit more bounce and responsiveness than you might on a traditional “sinking” memory foam mattress. This is great news for those who want an all-foam bed, but who don’t want to feel trapped in their mattress.
The Brooklyn Bowery has a neutral, soft foam feel that’s really accommodating. Rated a 5 on our 1-to-10 firmness scale, we think pretty much anyone will like this bed, even if they don’t absolutely love it. While technically a medium on the firmness scale, how it feels will depend on your body type. Average-weight sleepers should find it softer, but they still won’t sink as deeply into its layers as more heavyweight sleepers. If you’re a lightweight sleeper, it’s naturally going to feel more firm. For similar mattress choices, see our list on the best soft mattresses.
Depending on your sensitivity to heat, this bed sleeps anywhere from temperature neutral to warm. Considering it’s an all-foam mattress that’s on the softer side, we aren’t surprised that this bed doesn’t score well on temperature regulation. Foam tends to trap heat better than pocketed coils, for example, and the Bowery doesn’t have any special features that enhance its breathability or help it sleep cool. If you sleep hot, check out the hybrid version of the Brooklyn Bowery, which will have better airflow through the pocketed coil layer.
If you’re a light sleeper or have a partner who moves around a lot during their sleep, you’ll be pleased to know that the Bowery does a fantastic job at deadening motion. Even though it doesn’t use memory foam in the comfort layers, it stops motion from transferring across the bed and waking a sleeping partner. If this is really important to you, you’ll probably enjoy the Bowery as a good mattress for couples.
Since the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is made from foam, it lacks the support that steel coils tend to provide in hybrid or innerspring beds. What does this mean for edge support? When you sit on the edge of the bed (for instance, to tie your shoes) you may feel the foam sinking down underneath the weight of your body. When you lie along the edge of the mattress, however, you should feel supported and secure. Bottom line? The Bowery’s edge support is just OK, which is very much in line with other all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Made in Phoenix, Arizona, the Bowery is a high quality, affordable mattress by one of the best online mattress brands. It combines comfort layers and a high-density polyfoam core in a simple construction. It has a medium firmness setting and measures 10” tall.
Layer #1: Cover: The Bowery has a quilted cotton cover that has a soft feel and hugs the mattress tightly. It’s not removable, but it can be spot-cleaned. (And as always, we recommend a mattress protector to keep your bed safe from spills.)
Layer #2: Comfort layer: The top layer is 3 inches of Energex foam, a cooling gel foam that’s technically a proprietary polyfoam but is designed to have the elasticity of memory foam and the responsiveness of latex. This gives the bed its medium, accommodating firmness setting and makes it easier for combination sleepers to change positions.
Layer #3: Transition Layer: The top layer is followed by a 2” transitional comfort foam (polyfoam) or transitional foam that helps deaden motion transfer, enhance contouring, and prevent sleepers from sinking into the support core.
Layer #4: Base layer: The base layer of the Bowery is 5 inches of high-density polyfoam, which serves as a support foam and base layer for the comfort and transitional sections of the bed.
To compare the other models offered by Brooklyn Bedding, see our Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Comparison.
|Twin||$499||38” x 75” x 10”||35 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$549||38” x 80” x 10”||40 lbs.|
|Full||$649||53” x 75” x 10”||55 lbs.|
|Queen||$699||60” x 80” x 10”||70 lbs.|
|King||$949||76” x 80” x 10”||80 lbs.|
|Cal King||$949||72” x 84” x 10”||120 lbs.|
All Brooklyn Bedding mattresses come with free shipping anywhere in the USA and Canada via FedEx Ground. The Brooklyn Bowery will ship as a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means that it’s compressed, rolled and vacuum-packed in a cardboard box that will arrive at your doorstep. Once it arrives, it may take a few days to expand after unpackaging. The Bowery is available for purchase at BrooklynBedding.com and Amazon.com. You can also try out the bed at any of Brooklyn Bedding’s brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona and Utah.
The Bowery is backed by a 10-year warranty, which is valid as long as the mattress is supported on a proper foundation. Coverage begins on the date of purchase and is non-transferable. In addition to the 10-year warranty and 120-night sleep trial, Brooklyn Bedding offers three ways to find the right mattress for a customer’s body type. If you don’t like the Bowery, you can ask Brooklyn Bedding to send a topper to create more cushion. The company can also provide resources to help ensure you have the proper bed frame for the mattress. Finally, Brooklyn Bedding can identify a mattress alternative that may work better for you and exchange the bed for free.
Brooklyn Bedding offers a generous 120-night trial period to decide whether the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress is right for you. There’s a mandatory 30-night break-in period, but if you decide to return your mattress, you can notify the company within the sleep trial window and receive a full refund. Shipping fees, such as expedited shipping charges, are non-refundable.
Not sure Brooklyn Bedding is your dream mattress? Be sure to read our Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Complaints to avoid the same issues.
The Bowery and Casper Original are both all-foam beds that don’t offer the original “memory foam” feeling of sinking into the mattress. While some sleepers may look for that sensation, many will be happy with a more responsive all-foam bed like the Casper Original or Bowery.
Compared to the Bowery, our team feels that the Casper is a bit more accommodating for a range of sleeping types. That’s because it’s a bit more firm, making it a good fit for some stomach sleepers. Still, both mattresses share a 10-year warranty window and are priced similarly.
One of our concerns with the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery is its temperature regulation, since it’s an all-foam mattress without many ventilation or heat distribution measures built into the bed. The Bear Mattress, on the other hand, is built specifically with cooling in mind. It contains a graphite-gel memory foam specifically designed to push heat away from the body, and it uses Celliant fibers in the mattress cover to further enhance heat distribution.
The Bear mattress is similar in price to the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery mattress, but it feels a little bit firmer than the Bowery. While side sleepers might not feel aligned on a firmer mattress like Bear, it should work well for back and stomach sleepers.
Another all-foam mattress, the Tuft & Needle is a quintessential bed-in-a-box that’s constructed with two foam layers and shipped straight to your door. The bed uses responsive T&N Adaptive foam in the comfort layer, which is infused with cooling gel and graphite for heat distribution. Still, we’re not convinced that either all-foam bed will be the best choice for ultra-hot sleepers.
The Brooklyn Bedding Bowery and the Tuft & Needle mattress offer similar warranty policies, but the Bowery trial period is a bit more robust than T&N’s: Brooklyn gives consumers an extra 20 days to try out the mattress.
Does the Brooklyn Bowery mattress come with a sleep trial?
Yes. You’ll have 120 nights to test out the Bowery and decide if it’s right for you. Keep in mind that Brooklyn Bedding requires that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights prior to initiating a return. This window is designed to allow your body to adjust to the mattress before making a decision.
What’s the difference between the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery and the Bowery Hybrid?
The Bowery is a mixed-foam mattress, and the Bowery Hybrid is a hybrid mattress. They have similar price points, but the Bowery Hybrid is a little firmer than the Bowery. The Hybrid is also more supportive and breathable, since it’s made with steel coils.
Does the Brooklyn Bowery come with free shipping and returns?
Yes. All new mattress purchases from Brooklyn Bedding come with free shipping for standard-size mattresses anywhere in the United States and Canada. Most beds ship within one week after you place the order. Returns are free and can be initiated after the 30-night break-in period has passed. White Glove delivery is not available at this time.
Overall, we’re impressed with the Brooklyn Bowery. Priced at $950 for a King size, it’s hard to beat the value that this bed brings to the table. It’s comfortable, affordable and conforms nicely to the body for pressure relief. If you have a larger body type, it might not be the bed for you. But for lightweight and average-weight sleepers looking for an affordable all-foam mattress, it’s an excellent option. We don’t recommend this particular version of the Bowery if you sleep hot, but check out the Bowery Hybrid mattress for a truly cool night’s sleep.
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