Get ready for a battle of hybrid mattresses! We’re taking a close look at the Purple Mattress and Brooklyn Signature Mattress to see which should win a place in your bedroom.
Brooklyn Bedding is a family-owned company in Arizona that was one of the first to bring customers bed-in–a-box mattresses. They pride themselves on their craftsmanship and high-quality service. Purple is an innovative mattress company started by engineers with a vision for a more comfortable, durable mattress.
There is lots to love about each of these beds, but we know you’re only looking for one. We’ll help you decide by comparing the construction, feel, and performance of these two mattresses, and wrap up the comparison with our sleeper recommendations.
Responsive hybrid mattress
Choose your preference: Available in soft, medium or firm
Hybrid: memory foam and pocket coils
10-year limited warranty
Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers
Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
10-year limited warranty
The dimensions for both of these mattresses are very similar, except the Purple full size mattress is 1” wider than the Brooklyn Signature. Also, The Brooklyn Signature mattress comes in two different thicknesses depending on which firmness level you choose.
Purple offers standard mattress sizes, and Brooklyn Bedding offers custom and specialty sizes, such as Short Full (48” x 74”), Short Queen 60” x 74”), Olympic Queen (66” x 80”), Short King (72” x 75”), and RV King (70” x 74”, 70” x 80”, 72” x 80”).
|Thickness||10” or 11.5”||9.25”|
|Twin||38” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||53” x 75”||54” x 76”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Brooklyn Bedding and Purple aim to give their customers affordable prices on their mattresses; however, Purple is slightly more expensive than Brooklyn Bedding, particularly as you go up in size.
These two mattresses have different constructions that noticeably alter the way they feel. The foam comfort layers on top of the Brooklyn Signature have a soft, plush feel, whereas the hyper elastic polymer SmartGrid on top of the Purple is cushioning but very unique.
At the base, Brooklyn Signature’s coil system creates a bouncier feel, while Purple’s foam base layers are denser, heavier, and a bit better at absorbing motion.
Below, you can check out how the Brooklyn Signature and Purple mattresses performed during our review process. The total score is a weighted average of all of the category scores. Want to know more about our review process? Click here.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.25||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||9||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||9.5||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||8.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||9||4|
The Purple mattress is known for its pressure relieving properties, so it’s no surprise that it earned a high score in this category; however, Brooklyn Signature earned an even higher score. This is good news for side sleepers and stomach sleepers, since they need lots of pressure point relief.
Since both mattresses scored so high, this is not a dealbreaker category in this comparison, although side sleepers may prefer the Brooklyn Signature soft or medium firmness options over the medium firm feel of the Purple mattress. Also, stomach sleepers probably will not enjoy the feeling of the SmartGrid against the front of their body, so we don’t recommend it for that sleeping position.
The Purple mattress received a near perfect score for spinal alignment, and the Brooklyn Signature performed well above average. Spinal alignment is important for all sleeping positions, but your body type can impact how well a mattress keeps your spine aligned.
We recommend the Brooklyn Signature for those with heavier body types since the coil layer does a better job of supporting weight over time. Heavier individuals also need a firmer mattress, since more weight causes your body to sink deeper into the mattress layers.
Combo sleepers get faster response times from the Brooklyn Signature mattress. It outperformed the Purple in our responsiveness test. The Purple still received an average score, but combo sleepers or anyone who tosses and turns will get noticeably quicker adjustments to their changes of position on the Brooklyn Signature.
We recommend: The Purple mattress or Brooklyn Signature soft mattress for side sleepers, the Brooklyn medium or firm mattress for stomach sleepers, the Purple or Brooklyn firm mattress for back sleepers, and the Brooklyn Signature for combo sleepers and heavier sleepers. Cost-conscious shoppers save more with the Brooklyn Signature.
Additionally, indecisive shoppers can test a Purple mattress at hundreds of retail locations across the country. You can test the feel of Brooklyn Bedding mattresses at one of their showrooms or retail partners in Arizona, Utah, Texas, New York, Montana, Minnesota, or Illinois.
Both companies offer their customers sleep trials – 120 nights for Brooklyn Bedding and 100 nights for Purple. Take advantage of the free bed-in–a-box shipping and returns, and test out whichever bed best suits your sleep needs in the comfort of your home.
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