Brooklyn Signature

Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs Purple Mattress Comparison

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-ina-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.


 Brooklyn Bedding vs. Purple at a Glance

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

Brooklyn Signature

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10
Summary

Responsive hybrid mattress

Firmness

Choose your preference: Available in soft, medium or firm

Type

Hybrid: memory foam and pocket coils

Trial Period

120 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Purple

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.4 / 10
Summary

Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers

Firmness

Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10

Type

Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Temperature Regulation: The Brooklyn Signature and Purple mattresses both do a good job of keeping the mattress temperature neutral.
  • Price Points: The pricing for the Brooklyn Signature and original Purple mattresses doesn’t differ by more than $200.
  • Warranty: Both of these mattresses are protected by a 10 year limited warranty.

Key Differences

  • Construction: The Brooklyn Signature and Purple mattresses have very different comfort layers and support systems – the Brooklyn signature is made of foam and innerspring layers, whereas Purple is made with a hyper elastic polymer grid and support foams.
  • Trial Period: Customers get 120 days to trial the Brooklyn Signature mattress, while Purple customers get 100 days.
  • Different Firmness Options: The Purple mattress is medium firm on the firmness scale, and the Brooklyn Signature mattress is available in soft, medium, or firm.
Brooklyn Signature mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review Highlights

  • Pressure Relief: The Brooklyn Signature is topped with foam layers that provide body contouring and pressure point relief. Both are important for all sleeping positions, but especially for side sleepers and stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: The innerspring layer at the base of this mattress creates lots of airflow channels that keep the temperature of the mattress down and help you to sleep cool.
  • Edge Support: This mattress has great support all around the edge of the bed, which maximizes the amount of the mattress surface that you can sleep or sit on. 
  • Firmness Options: Brooklyn Bedding offers their Signature mattress in soft, medium, and firm levels on the firmness scale, so you can choose whichever firmness best aligns with your comfort preferences.
  • Other Options: You can also choose from Brooklyn Bedding‘s other mattress models, including the Bowery, Bowery Hybrid, Brooklyn Aurora, Bloom Hybrid, Spartan, Titan, and Plank.
Purple mattress

Purple Mattress Review Highlights

  • Hyper Elastic Polymer: The engineers who founded Purple created hyper elastic polymer to be exceptionally stretchy and durable. They use this material to create the proprietary SmartGrid that makes up the top layer of all of their mattresses.
  • Breathable: Not only does the SmartGrid feature hundreds of channels that improve airflow, hyper elastic polymer is also similar to gel, which is naturally cooling.
  • Spinal Alignment: The Purple mattress does a great job of keeping your spine in a neutral position while you sleep. We call this spinal alignment – or a healthy sleeping posture – and it’s vital for preventing back pain.
  • Pressure Relief: The Purple mattress is known for its pressure relieving properties. You may have seen one of their viral ads during which they demonstrate how well the mattress can cushion raw eggs under 1000+ pounds of pressure.
  • Other Options: Purple has a few other new mattresses, including the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier.

Compare Dimensions

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”).

Brooklyn Bedding Purple
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.


Compare Prices

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.

Both companies make their mattresses in the USA, which cuts down on middleman costs. Brooklyn Bedding and Purple also offer seasonal coupons and financing options.

Brooklyn Bedding Purple
Twin $599 $599
Twin XL $699 $799
Full $849 $999
Queen $999 $1,149
King $1,249 $1,449
California King $1,249 $1,449

Compare What’s Inside

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.

Inside the Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

Inside the Brooklyn Signature mattress
    1. Mattress Topper: The Brooklyn Signature mattress topper includes a breathable quilted cover and a plush foam layer that resists body impressions. Brooklyn Bedding uses a high-quality fabric sock beneath the cover as a fire retardant.
    2. TitanFlex Foam: The top layer is made from patented foam, designed to be extra responsive. It is also antibacterial and infused with cooling gel.
    3. Energex Foam: The second foam layer is extra dense and contouring. It serves as a transition layer between the top comfort layer and support coils.
    4. Ascension Coils: The support layer of individually encased pocketed coils improves motion isolation and creates the slightly bouncy feel that consumers associate with traditional mattresses.
    5. Support Foam: The base layer is made of durable, high-density support foam.

Inside the Purple Mattress

 

Inside the Purple mattress
  1. Mattress Cover: Purple’s SoftFlex cover is a breathable blend of polyester, viscose, and lycra. It’s extra stretchy so that you can experience the full range of pressure relief from the SmartGrid. Purple uses a non-toxic, chemical free knit barrier beneath the cover as their fire retardant.
  2. SmartGrid: Purple’s comfort layer is their signature hyper elastic polymer SmartGrid. It looks a bit like a giant waffle – the hundreds of hollow cubes work in unison to evenly distribute your body weight and absorb stress on pressure points.
  3. Transition Layer: A medium-soft polyfoam layer isolates motion and cushions all of your pressure points. It also transitions your weight into the denser base layer.
  4. Base Layer: Purple uses a high density polyfoam for their base layer. The foam is extra sturdy in order to prevent sagging and support the top layers and any sleepers.

Compare Test Lab Scores

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.

Brooklyn Bedding Purple
Shipping 10 7
Trial Period 10 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 8 6
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
Responsiveness Test 8.25 7
Cooling Evaluation 8.5 8
Durability Evaluation 8.5 9
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 9 4
TOTAL SCORE 9.1/10 8.4/10

Pressure Relief

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.

Spinal Alignment

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.

Responsiveness

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.


Verdict: Which Mattress Wins?

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-ina-box  shipping and returns, and test out whichever bed best suits your sleep needs in the comfort of your home.

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