Brooklyn Signature

Brooklyn Signature vs Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison

We’re leaving no stone unturned in this Tuft and Needle vs Brooklyn Signature mattress comparison. You’ll learn all you need to know about performance, comfort, construction, and pricing, plus our recommendations.

Shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming, but the good news is that you’re comparing two well-loved, high-quality beds. Tuft & Needle is a newer company that specializes in memory foam mattresses and partners with Crate & Barrel and Lowe’s. Brooklyn Bedding has 25 years of mattress know-how and was one of the original bed-in-a-box mattress companies.

We got our hands on the original Tuft & Needle mattress and Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress. This comparison will help you get the feel for both mattresses, so you can choose the best bed for your needs.


 Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle Quick 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

Tuft & Needle

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10
Summary

Budget-friendly mattress for the average sleeper

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Type

Foam blend

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Certified Foams: Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle both use Certipur-US certified foams that have minimal off-gassing.
  • Spine Alignment: The Brooklyn Signature and original Tuft & Needle mattresses do a great job of keeping your spine in a neutral position throughout the night.
  • Warranty: Both of these mattresses are covered by 10 year limited warranties.

Key Differences

  • Construction: The Brooklyn Signature is a hybrid mattress with foam and coil layers. The Tuft & Needle original is an all-foam bed
  • Firmness Options: Tuft & Needle makes their foam mattress with a medium-firm feel, and Brooklyn Bedding offers their Signature mattress in soft, medium, and firm firmness levels.
  • Price Points: Tuft & Needle is the more budget conscious mattress.
  • Pressure Relief: The Brooklyn Signature mattress received a near perfect score for pressure relief, while the Tuft & Needle scored just above average.
Brooklyn Signature mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review Highlights

  • Pressure Relief: The Brooklyn Signature mattress has several foam layers that provide contouring support and pressure point relief to all body types and sleeping positions.
  • Breathability: A pocketed coil base layer and breathable mattress cover improve airflow throughout the whole mattress, keeping you cooler and dryer while you sleep.
  • Edge Support: The Brooklyn Signature is supportive across the whole mattress surface. You can sit down and stretch out all the way to the edge of the bed without sinking down.
  • Firmness Options: You can choose from a soft, medium, or firm Brooklyn Signature mattress – whichever best fits your comfort preference and sleeping position.
  • Other Options: You can also check out other Brooklyn Bedding mattress models, including the Bowery, Bowery Hybrid, Brooklyn Aurora, Bloom Hybrid, Spartan, Titan, and Plank.
tuft and needle mattress

 Tuft & Needle Mattress Review Highlights

  • Universal Firmness: The medium firmness of the T&N mattress feels comfortable for most body types and sleeping positions. It is firm enough to support your weight, and soft enough to cushion pressure points.
  • Motion Transfer: The Tuft & Needle mattress isolates motion before it reaches the other side of the mattress, so couples and light sleepers will notice less disruptions from sleeping partners.
  • Spinal Alignment: Your spine stays in a neutral position while sleeping on this mattress. In other words, you have great sleeping posture, which is just as important as waking posture for reducing or eliminating back pain.
  • Responsiveness: Tuft & Needle uses a proprietary foam that is designed to have the bouncy feel of latex without compromising pressure relief or contouring.
  • More Models: Tuft & Needle also sells hybrid mattresses and mattress models with added cooling and comfort tech. Check out the Mint mattress, the Hybrid mattress, and the Amazon exclusive Nod mattress.

Compare Mattress Specs

Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle share standard mattress sizes, although the Tuft & Needle Twin, Twin XL, and Full size mattresses are 1” wider. Also, the Brooklyn Signature mattress will either be 10” or 11.5” thick, depending on which firmness level you choose.

Brooklyn Bedding also offers custom and specialty mattress sizes, like 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 Tuft & Needle
Thickness 10” or 11.5” 10”
Twin 38” x 75” 39” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80” 39” x 80”
Full 53” x 75” 54” x 75”
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 the Cost

Both Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle manufacture all of their mattresses in the USA. Fewer transportation and middleman costs equate to lower prices for you; however, Tuft & Needle is considered to be the better value mattress – it’s priced between $100-$500 less than the Brooklyn Signature

Additionally, Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle offer seasonal coupons, and you can apply for financing through both companies.

Brooklyn Bedding Tuft & Needle
Twin $599 $350
Twin XL $699 $395
Full $849 $495
Queen $999 $595
King $1,249 $750
California King $1,249 $750

Compare the Makeup

The Brooklyn Signature and Tuft & Needle mattresses have different constructions that create very different feels. Tuft & Needle is a simple 3-layer foam bed that has a quick response time, but not as much pressure relief, whereas the Brooklyn Signature is a foam and coil hybrid with lots of pressure relief and a plush, bouncy feel.

Inside the Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

Inside the Brooklyn Signature mattress
  • Quilted Mattress Topper: The Brooklyn Signature top layer is a combination of a quilted fabric cover and a thin layer of plush, impression-resistant foam. 
  • TitanFlex Foam: The comfort layer is a responsive foam layer infused with patented gel that cools your body and regulates the temperature of the mattress surface.
  • Energex Support Foam: The second foam layer is denser and more contouring than the first. It serves as a transition layer between your body and the coil layer.
  • Individually Wrapped Coils: The pocketed coils create a more traditional bouncy mattress feel and improve the overall responsiveness of the mattress.
  • Support Foam: The base layer is made of high density foam that keeps the mattress level and well supported.

Inside the Tuft & Needle Mattress

 

  • Mattress Cover: The Tuft & Needle mattress cover is soft, stretchy, and breathable. It’s made from a blend of polyester and micro polyamide, which dries significantly faster than cotton. The cover is also resistant to pilling and tearing.
  • Adaptive Foam: Tuft & Needle’s Adaptive Foam top layer is a proprietary foam blend that is equally responsive and contouring. It has a breathable open cell structure, and is also infused with temperature regulating graphite and ceramic gel beads.
  • Base Layer: The supportive base layer is made from high density polyfoam that is firmer than the top layers and prevents sagging.

Compare Our Scores

Take a look at how the Brooklyn Signature and Tuft & Needle mattresses compare across 14 performance categories. The total score at the bottom is a weighted average of all the category scores.

Brooklyn Bedding GhostBed
Shipping 10 10
Trial Period 10 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 8 8.5
Motion Transfer Test 7.25 8.75
Edge Support Test 9 7.25
Pressure Relief Test 9.5 7.75
Spinal Alignment Test 8.5 8.5
Responsiveness Test 8.25 8
Cooling Evaluation 8.5 7
Durability Evaluation 8.5 8
Customer Service Score 9 10
Social Impact Score 9 8
TOTAL SCORE 9.1/10 8.7/10

Motion Transfer

Our motion transfer test is a way to measure how well a mattress prevents disruptions from traveling across the mattress surface. Both mattresses scored above average in this category, but the Tuft & Needle does a better job of motion isolation than the Brooklyn Signature, so it’s a better choice for couples and light sleepers.

Edge Support

Edge support is often an underrated mattress quality, but it’s especially important if you need to utilize the full width and length of your mattress, or if you often find yourself sitting on the edge of the bed.

The Brooklyn Signature mattress scored significantly higher than the Tuft & Needle for edge support, although Tuft & Needle still scored above average. We recommend the Brooklyn Signature for those concerned about sinking or rolling off the side of the bed.

Pressure Relief

The Brooklyn Signature also outperformed the Tuft & Needle mattress in the category of pressure relief. Again, both mattresses scored above average, but the Brooklyn Signature is definitely the better choice for side sleepers.

Stomach sleepers need a combination of pressure relief and spinal alignment, and since both mattresses received the same score for spinal alignment, the Brooklyn Signature is cumulatively the better choice.

Back sleepers need the least amount of pressure relief, but it is still an important factor, particularly if you tend to start the night on your back and rotate to your stomach or side.

Cooling

The Brooklyn Signature mattress is a noticeably cooler mattress than the Tuft & Needle, due in part to the breathable pocketed coil layer and gel infused foam. 

The graphite and ceramic beads in the Tuft & Needle mattress definitely add a cooling element, but not as much as the cooling features in the Brooklyn Signature.


In Summary: Which Mattress is Best?

Side and stomach sleepers get better pressure relief on the Brooklyn Signature soft or medium mattress. Back sleepers will like the T&N or Brooklyn Signature firm mattress. Couples get better motion isolation with T&N. Hot sleepers will sleep cooler on the Brooklyn Signature. Budget shoppers save more with T&N.

Shoppers who want an in-person feel before buying can do so in select states. Brooklyn Bedding has showrooms and retail partners in Arizona, Utah, Texas, New York, Montana, Minnesota, and Illinois. Tuft & Needle has showrooms in Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, North Carolina, Washington, and Kansas.

If you aren’t able to visit a showroom, you still get free bed-in-a-box delivery and a sleep trial. Brooklyn Bedding customers get 120 nights, and Tuft & Needle customers get 100 nights. Both mattresses are high-quality and perform well, so choose the one that best suits your sleeping position, lifestyle, and budget.

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