Brooklyn Spartan Hybrid Mattress Review

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Is the Brooklyn Spartan Mattress for You?

Who’s Going to Love It

  • Hot sleepers
  • Couples
  • Athletes or those with an active lifestyle
  • Back sleepers of all body types—lightweight (< 130 lbs), average-weight (130–230 lbs), and heavyweight (> 230 lbs)

Who Should Steer Clear

  • Stomach sleepers over 230 lbs—instead, Plank mattress by Brooklyn Bedding has the support that stomach sleepers need.
  • Average-weight side sleepers—unless you choose the softest Brooklyn Spartan, consider the Sapira Hybrid mattress, which offers much more pressure relief for your shoulders and hips. 
  • Budget-conscious shoppers—instead, the Bear mattress is also geared toward athletes, but it’s much more affordable than the Brooklyn Spartan. 

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress

It comes in three firmness levels, which is great because it allows the mattress to cater to athletes of all sizes (think tall basketball players versus petite cross-country runners).

Nerd Score 4.4/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

120 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress

It comes in three firmness levels, which is great because it allows the mattress to cater to athletes of all sizes (think tall basketball players versus petite cross-country runners).

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

120 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress

It comes in three firmness levels, which is great because it allows the mattress to cater to athletes of all sizes (think tall basketball players versus petite cross-country runners).

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial Period

120 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Video Review

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress Firmness & Feel

Brooklyn Spartan Firmness

The Spartan mattress is offered in three firmness levels, and the feel of the mattress will change depending on which you pick. The soft version falls around 4/10 on the firmness scale, which we consider to be medium-soft. This is a great option for lightweight (< 130 lbs) or average-weight (130–230 lbs) side sleepers and anyone with hip or shoulder pain.

The medium version is right around 6/10, which is actually considered medium-firm. This is also called the universal firmness because it balances comfort with support. The medium version is a great option for lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight (> 230 lbs) back sleepers, as well as couples looking to compromise on firmness.

The firm version is about 7/10, which is on the high end of the medium-firm spectrum. This option is our favorite choice for heavyweight sleepers, since it provides the most support. It’s also a good choice for back and stomach sleepers. Also, combination sleepers who spend only part of the night on their stomach should be fine.

What Does the Brooklyn Spartan Feel Like?

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan is a hybrid mattress designed with athletes in mind. The cushioning foam layers provide pressure relief, and the coil base layer supports your body weight and adds a measure of bounce to the mattress. The comfort foams are cushioning, but they don’t have the doughy, conforming feel of memory foam. 

What Sleeping Position Is the Brooklyn Spartan Best For?

Note: We tested the Brooklyn Spartan Luxe mattress in “medium.” You can also choose from Luxe soft, Luxe firm, and Essential medium options.

Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 534
Average-weight (130–230 lbs):523
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 514

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

Back Sleepers

The best mattresses for back sleepers pair whole-body support with enough body contouring for comfort. The Spartan fits that bill, especially the medium and firm versions. Lightweight back sleepers will probably feel the most comfortable on the medium version, average-weight individuals could choose the medium or firm options, and heavyweight back sleepers should stick with the firm model.

Side Sleepers

Pressure relief and spinal alignment are the top factors in the best mattresses for side sleepers. The soft and medium versions both do a good job of cushioning pressure points and evenly distributing your body weight. Lightweight and average-weight side sleepers will probably feel the most comfortable on the soft version, while heavyweight side sleepers should opt for the medium.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers need a mattress that’s firm enough to keep their hips aligned with their shoulders; otherwise, they could develop lower back pain. In this case, heavyweight stomach sleepers should look for a firmer mattress, while lightweight and average-weight stomach sleepers should fare well on the firm option. For more options, check out the best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

Combination Sleepers

The key feature in the best mattresses for combination sleepers is responsiveness, which measures how quickly a mattress responds to your changes in sleeping position. The medium version of the Spartan provides average responsiveness. You’ll probably notice more sinkage on the soft version. Combination sleepers of all body types will have the best mobility on the firm version.

brooklyn bedding spartan closeup
brooklyn bedding spartan closeup

Brooklyn Spartan Performance

Is the Brooklyn Spartan Cooling?

The Spartan is designed to regulate your body temperature using cooling features in every layer. To start, the top layer of foam is swirled with a water-based infusion called TitanCool. This material draws excess body heat away from your skin. Copper in the foam is also highly conductive, meaning it helps heat to travel away from your body faster. 

A transition layer of gel-infused memory foam sits beneath the comfort layers. The gel works to neutralize any heat retention that could build up in the foam. Finally, the coil base layer leaves lots of space for airflow, which helps warmth to escape from the mattress. 

Overall, we think this mattress maintains a comfortable temperature profile. It’s not distinctly cooling, but it’s also unlikely to retain too much heat. 

Related: Best Cooling Mattresses

Edge Support

The Spartan has reinforced edges that maximize the available sleeping surface, so it’s a good option for couples who have a Full or Queen size because of a limited budget or space. 

Responsiveness

The Spartan’s foam and coil construction offers only average ease of movement. In other words, while it keeps sleepers of all body types well supported, it may take some effort to move from one sleeping position to the next. If mobility is a major concern for you, choose the firm version.

Motion Isolation: Is it good for those who share a bed?

The Spartan does a good job of minimizing motion transfer. You’re unlikely to feel your partner move from their back to their side, but you may notice if they frequently get in and out of bed. If you or your partner are a light sleeper, check out the best mattresses for couples for more options that isolate motion.

Noise

We didn’t notice any noise coming from the Spartan during testing.

Pain Relief

The Spartan is designed to assist athletes in recovery using advanced Far Infrared Rays technology. In layman’s terms, fibers in the mattress cover turn your body heat into waves of energy that are reflected back into your body’s tissues. 

According to Brooklyn Bedding, the result is faster muscle recovery and improved sleep quality. We can’t verify that claim, but we do agree that the Spartan provides a blend of comfort and support that promotes a good night’s sleep.

Related: Best Mattresses for Athletes

If you experience back pain—whether temporary or chronic—you need a mattress that provides pressure point relief and keeps your spine in a neutral alignment. With those qualifications in mind, back sleepers with back pain are the best fit for the Spartan. Stomach sleepers should choose the firm version or a recommended mattress for back pain. Some side sleepers may need a more pressure-relieving surface to relieve hip or shoulder pain.

Sex

The Spartan has a bouncy, breathable build that makes changing positions and staying cool easier. For similar options, see the best mattresses for sex

Off-Gassing

We didn’t notice any significant off-gassing (aka new mattress smell) when we unboxed our Brooklyn Spartan mattress. If you notice a chemical-like odor coming from your new Spartan mattress, it’s temporary and non-toxic. Leave your bed sheets off for a day or two to let the mattress air out, and you should be good to go.

Durability

With a stable, supportive construction and high-quality materials, the Spartan should last you upwards of eight years, possibly 10. Rotate the mattress head-to-foot every few months to ensure even wear.

Brooklyn Spartan Construction: What’s It Made Of?

The Spartan has a foam-and-coils construction that’s compatible with lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight body types. The three foam layers provide pressure relief, while the coils enhance support and buoyancy. The Spartan is offered as a Luxe model in soft, medium, or firm, as well as a dialed-down, lower cost Essential model in medium.  

inside brooklyn bedding spartan

Layer #1—Smart Fabric Performance Cover: The Spartan is wrapped in a soft, breathable fabric cover that’s made with a nanobionic coating. This technology is often used in performance fabrics to help increase blood flow and improve muscle recovery time.

Layer #2—CopperFlex Foam with TitanCool (1.5″): The Spartan Luxe’s top layer is Brooklyn Bedding’s proprietary CopperFlex foam. This foam is infused with antimicrobial copper and a cooling, water-based Phase Change Material called TitanCool. Both infusions are temperature regulation technologies that prevent the foam from getting too hot or too cold. The Essential model has a 1.5″ top layer of TitanFlex comfort foam. 

Layer #3—TitanFlex Foam (1.5″–2″): The second layer of the Spartan Luxe is another proprietary foam called TitanFlex. The firmness of this layer changes depending on the firmness option you select. In the soft and medium versions, you’ll get soft or medium hyper-elastic TitanFlex, and in the firm version you’ll get firm TitanFlex foam. The Essential model instead has a 1″ layer of VariFlex transition foam. 

Layer #4: Gel Memory Foam (1″ Soft & Medium) or VariFlex foam (1.5″ Firm): This transition layer keeps your body from sinking too far into the core of the mattress. In the soft and medium versions, you get a thin layer of gel swirl visco-elastic memory foam, and in the firm version you get a firmer layer of VariFlex foam (a polyfoam that was formerly called Energex foam). The Essential model doesn’t have this layer. 

Layer #5—Zoned Coil Core (8″): This coil system is made up of individually wrapped pocketed coils, which provide more targeted support and better motion isolation than a traditional innerspring system. 

Layer #6—Base Foam (0.75″): A thin layer of high-density foam adds stability to the coil system. This layer is only 0.25″ in the Essential model.

How Much Does the Brooklyn Spartan Mattress Cost?

Note: These prices are for the Brooklyn Spartan Luxe model. The Brooklyn Spartan Essential model will cost $400–$950 less than the Luxe version. Also, the Essential is only 11″ tall.

Mattress SizePriceDimensionsHeightWeight
Twin$1099.0075” x 39”13.5”60 lbs
Twin XL$1349.0080” x 39”13.5”70 lbs
Full$1724.0075” x 54”13.5”85 lbs
Queen$1999.0080” x 60”13.5”110 lbs
King$2399.0080” x 76”13.5”140 lbs
California King$2399.0084” x 72”13.5”140 lbs
Split Cal King$2598.0084″ x 72″13.5″140 lbs

For the best deal on a new mattress, check out our Brooklyn Bedding mattress coupons. Brooklyn Bedding is also featured as a brand on our Best Mattress for the Money suggestions.

How Do the Policies Measure Up? 

Shipping & Unboxing

Brooklyn Bedding ships all of their mattresses for free in the continental U.S. There’s an extra shipping fee for deliveries to Alaska ($125), Hawaii ($125), and Canada ($250). Each mattress is made at the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, and they’ll send you a tracking number once your order has shipped. 

Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are delivered bed-in-a-box style, so they don’t offer white glove delivery or old mattress removal. To set up your mattress, you’ll need to: remove it from the box, unroll it on your box spring or bed frame, carefully cut off the plastic packaging, and let it rise for up to 48 hours. Any off-gassing scent should be gone within 24–48 hours. 

Warranty

Brooklyn Bedding offers original mattress owners a 10-year warranty. If you notice degradation of the foam or permanent body impressions over 1”, you may be eligible for free repairs or a replacement mattress.

To learn more, read our Brooklyn Bedding mattress warranty breakdown.

Trial Period & Returns

A mattress trial period is your opportunity to skip the showroom and test out a mattress in the comfort of home. Brooklyn Bedding gives their mattress customers a 120-night sleep trial, which is on par with the online mattress industry.

If the Spartan isn’t ultimately a good fit, you can return in for free and receive a full refund (minus shipping costs). Refunds take three to four business days. 

Note: If you bought your mattress from a third-party retailer like Amazon, the trial period and return policy may be different.

Addressing Brooklyn Spartan Complaints

  • Too Expensive: The Brooklyn Spartan’s luxury pricing will likely deter budget-conscious shoppers. Remember that you can buy the Brooklyn Spartan Essential—as opposed to the Luxe—and save hundreds of dollars. You can also finance your purchase.
  • Delayed Deliveries: Some customers have complained of delayed deliveries from Brooklyn Bedding. These instances are the exception, not the rule, because Brooklyn Bedding ships directly from their Phoenix, Arizona facility. If you encounter any shipping issues, the Customer Service team is available seven days a week. 

Comparing Brooklyn Bedding Mattresses

Brooklyn Spartan vs. Brooklyn Aurora

Product
Firmness
Score
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.4/5
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.0/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.4/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.0/5

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress is Best For:Brooklyn Aurora Mattress is Best For:
CouplesHot Sleepers
Back SleepersCombination Sleepers
People with an Active LifestyleStomach Sleepers

The Brooklyn Aurora mattress has a very similar construction to the Spartan. Both use TitanCool-infused CopperFlex foam, TitanFlex foam, a gel memory foam or VariFlex foam transition layer, and pocketed coils.

The main difference is in the cover—the Spartan’s cover is geared toward recovery, while the Aurora’s is designed to sleep cool. Both are offered in soft, medium, and firm. The Spartan offers better motion isolation for couples, but the Aurora is more responsive. 

See our full Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review to learn more.

Brooklyn Spartan vs. Brooklyn Signature

Product
Firmness
Score
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.4/5
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.8/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.4/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.8/5

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress is Best For:Brooklyn Signature Mattress is Best For:
Hot SleepersThose Who Need Pressure Relief
Back SleepersCombination Sleepers
People with an Active LifestyleBudget-Conscious Shoppers

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature is also a hybrid mattress like the Spartan, though it has a simpler construction made of TitanFlex foam and coils. The Signature is also available in soft, medium, or firm, and has more budget-friendly pricing than the Spartan. 

The Spartan offers more luxury features, like extra cooling technologies. It’s also the more durable mattress. You’ll get better responsiveness on the Signature, but better edge support on the Spartan. Both beds isolate motion well, which is important for couples and co-sleepers.

See our full Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Review to learn more.

Brooklyn Spartan vs. Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid

Product
Firmness
Score
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.4/5
Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
4.6/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.4/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
4.6/5

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress is Best For:Brooklyn Bowery Mattress is Best For:
CouplesCombination Sleepers
Back & Side SleepersBack & Stomach Sleepers
People with an Active LifestyleBudget-Conscious Shoppers

The Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid mattress is one of the simplest and most affordable in the Brooklyn Bedding mattress collection. It shares a hybrid construction with the Spartan, but instead of CopperFlex and TitanFlex foams, it’s made with a quilted gel memory foam cover, 2” of comfort foam, and 6” of pocketed coils.

The Bowery is only available in medium-firm. It keeps stomach sleepers better supported than the medium Spartan, though the firm version of the Spartan should offer as much support. Couples will get better motion isolation on the Spartan. Both beds stay cool, or at least temperature neutral. 

See our full Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid Mattress Review to learn more.

Comparing Brooklyn Bedding to the Competition

Brooklyn Spartan vs. Casper

Product
Firmness
Score
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.4/5
Casper Original Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.8/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.4/5
Product
Casper Original Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.8/5

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress is Best For:Casper Mattress is Best For:
Hot SleepersBudget-Conscious Shoppers
Those With Heavyweight Body TypesCouples Concerned About Motion Transfer
People with an Active LifestyleSide and Back Sleepers

The Casper is a medium-firm memory foam mattress that—like the Spartan—is a good fit for back sleepers, though only those under 230 lbs. It offers more pressure relief for side sleepers and better motion isolation for couples than the Spartan. Those with heavier body types should stick with the more supportive Spartan.

The other differences between these two mattresses are feel, cost, and temperature. The Casper has a dense, balanced foam feel with excellent motion isolation, but it sleeps warmer than the Spartan. The Spartan has a bouncier feel that contributes to more motion transfer, but it stays temperature-neutral. The Casper is the more affordable choice.

See our full Casper Mattress Review to learn more.

Brooklyn Spartan vs. Bear Pro

Product
Firmness
Score
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.4/5
Bear Pro Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.9/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.4/5
Product
Bear Pro Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.9/5

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress is Best For:Bear Pro Mattress is Best For:
CouplesSide & Back Sleepers Under 230 lbs
Those Who Want Firmness OptionsThose Who Need Pressure Relief
Hot SleepersMemory Foam Lovers

The Bear Pro is a memory foam mattress that’s also geared toward those with an active lifestyle. Like the Spartan, it includes infrared recovery technology, copper-infused foam, and gel memory foam. The main difference between the two is that the Spartan has coils that give it better bounce and breathability. Also, the Spartan is offered in multiple firmnesses, while the Bear Pro comes in medium-firm only.

Choose the Bear Pro if you prioritize pressure relief, don’t overheat at night, and want to save money on your purchase. Choose the Spartan if you want a supportive mattress with coils and are willing to pay a little more.  

See our full Bear Pro Mattress Review to learn more.

Brooklyn Spartan vs. Purple

Product
Firmness
Score
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.4/5
Purple Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
3.8/5
Product
Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.4/5
Product
Purple Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
3.8/5

Brooklyn Spartan Mattress is Best For:Purple Mattress is Best For:
Hot SleepersCombination Sleepers
Back SleepersBack & Side Sleepers
People with an Active LifestyleThose Who Need More Pressure Relief

The Purple mattress has a unique top layer called the Purple Grid that’s buoyant and pressure-relieving. It also has a firm foam base layer. As a hybrid mattress, the Spartan has more bounce than the Purple, but both keep you lifted “on top” of the mattress and sleep fairly cool. 

Both of these beds offer good motion isolation and temperature control. It’s a little easier to move around on the Purple, thanks to the responsiveness of the Purple Grid. The Purple also provides better pressure relief and costs less.

See our full Purple Mattress Review to learn more.

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Hybrid Mattress FAQs

What is a Spartan bed?

The Spartan mattress is a hybrid mattress model by Brooklyn Bedding that's designed for athletes and anyone with an active lifestyle. Sparta was an ancient civilization known for their military prowess, and in the present day, the term "Spartan" is synonymous with athletic rigor, strength, and power.

Are Brooklyn Bedding mattresses high quality?

We're big fans of Brooklyn Bedding, but you don't have to take our word for it—countless customers give Brooklyn Bedding mattresses rave reviews. In addition to using high-quality materials, Brooklyn Bedding offers generous trial periods, warranties, and easy returns. Plus, the customer support team is prompt, helpful, and friendly.

Can I flip my Spartan mattress?

The Spartan mattress is not a flippable mattress. It's designed to be used on one side only. To ensure more even wear, you can rotate your mattress head-to-toe once a month for the first six months and then again once a season (or every few months).

The Nerd’s Take: What’s the Bottom Line?

While we can’t say for certain whether the Spartan mattress speeds up muscle recovery, we can say that it has all of the features necessary for a restful, restorative night’s sleep. We recommend it to back and side sleepers who sleep hot, as well as couples who need motion isolation.

The Nerd’s Scores for the Brooklyn Spartan Mattress

Performance FactorOut of 5
Motion Isolation4
Pressure Relief3.5
Ease of Movement3
Edge Support4
Temperature Control 5
Durability5

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