Brentwood Home Sequoia Review
Our Brentwood Home Sequoia mattress review highlights the new 2016 memory foam line that Brentwood Home just released. The Sequoia is their top-of-the-line model in the new Memory Foam lineup which we have slept on and give our feedback in this review.
Brentwood Home has set out to provide a higher quality of memory foam mattresses with their new 2016 line, which uses premium materials such as New Zealand wool and Belgian knit, custom handles, and elegant tufting.
All of these really set the new Brentwood Home mattresses, and especially the Sequoia, above the vast majority of foam mattresses on the market today. In addition, all their products are hand made in their own manufacturing facility in Los Angeles.
We also have reviewed their medium firmness model, the Coronado, and their firm Sierra mattress as well.
Construction and Materials
The Sequoia is a 12″ foam and latex mattress made up of gel memory foam and latex. It is comprised of the following layers:
- A 2″ Top Layer – This layer is 2″ of gel memory foam designed to provide contouring support and help ensure cooling during sleep.
- A 2″ Comfort Layer – This layer is 2″ of latex that provides bounce and a resilient layer of support. This layer really helps provide push back to the top layer while also absorbing pressure from your body during sleep.
- A 2″ Middle Layer – This layer is 2″ of Airlux ventilated foam that provides circulation and airflow throughout the mattress and also assists in keeping the mattress cool.
- A 6″ Support Layer – This layer is 6″ of therapeutic base foam that provides support for the mattress and deep compression support for the body during sleep.
The Sequoia has a very nice exterior made of Belgian stretch knit as well as a New Zealand wool liner to provide an anti-microbial layer.
The cover of the Sequoia is exceptionally nice, as it is on the other new Brentwood Home mattresses, but especially with their t0p-of-the-line model. The mattress has a soft Eurotop with tailored tweed sides, button-tufted upholstery, custom handles, and a very soft 4-way knit top.
Firmness & Support
The Sequoia is the premium Cushion Firm model in Brentwood Home’s 2016 memory foam mattress lineup. We rate it at a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest). The Sequoia felt a little on the firmer side to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, as I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the sturdier support layers in most mattresses.
In terms of support, the Brentwood Home Sequoia does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions. As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomachs and backs. The Sequoia does a great job of supporting all sleeping positions.
I really felt great support in my shoulders and hips when sleeping on the Sequoia, as it was soft enough to be comfortable but still supportive where I didn’t sink too far down in the mattress, causing hip or shoulder pain which some softer mattresses tend to do.
Kaye, who likes firmer mattresses, felt the Sequoia was also very supportive as well, which is often something we as a couple disagree on when both sleeping on a bed.
The latex foam layer beneath the memory foam does a good job at providing push-back and response without the sinking feeling often accompanied by memory foam.
The Sequoia is a very comfortable mattress, and the premium materials all lend themselves to accomplishing this. The Eurotop cover with the quilted layer of foam provides a very comfortable sleeping surface, and the gel memory foam and latex foam combine to really give a comfortable top surface without being too soft.
Both Kaye and I really like this mattress quite a bit, in that it is so much more far removed from the majority of the beds we have tested to date here at Memory Foam Talk. The latex layer provides responsiveness and a degree of bounce to the mattress, preventing significant sinkage into the foam while still allowing for the gel foam layer to hug the body.
Brentwood Home really sets themselves apart from the majority of “Bed-in-A-Box” mattresses by using such premium materials in their mattress such as the New Zealand Wool, Belgian Knit, and the multiple foam and latex layered construction.
As mentioned above, the Sequoia does a great job at providing support and comfort at the same time, without providing any pressure on joints which some mattresses do.
The label “Cushion Firm” is a good one, in that there is enough firmness to the mattress to provide good support, while also being really comfortable and cushioned in the top layers.
The Brentwood Home Sequoia is priced at a premium compared to many other mattresses on the market that it competes with, but it really delivers with high end materials, quality construction, and the fact that the mattress (and the other ones in the new line-up) is manufactured by hand at their own manufacturing facility in Los Angeles.
The Sequoia does a good job at providing a cool sleeping surface via the use of the gel memory foam layer in the top comfort layer, the ventilated Airlux foam layer, as well as the latex layer as well.
We did not get the sticky sweaty feeling that some foam mattresses cause during the night, as the various technology used to keep the mattress cool does a good job at preventing heat buildup.
There was some heat felt at times, but that is most likely due to summer here in Texas and our preference for comfortable sheets and bedding and our combined body heat!
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Brentwood Home Sequoia does a great job with sinkage and motion transfer, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed.
As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent. The fact that I (Andrew) weight around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less, naturally.
The Sequoia does an excellent job at minimizing sinkage, both sitting upright as well as lying on the mattress when sleeping. Edge support is especially good with this mattress, both sitting and when lying down.
When I slept closer to the edge of the Sequoia, I did not “roll off” the edge as is a problem with many mattresses, due to the exceptional edge support. Likewise, I also did not sink to the foundation when sitting on the edge of the mattress.
As for motion transfer, again – the Sequoia does an excellent job at minimizing motion transfer between both Kaye and myself when sleeping and changing positions during the night.
We rarely felt each other move around or get up during the night, and there wasn’t any “falling into a hole” for Kaye when I depressed my side of the mattress from my heavier weight.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Brentwood Home Sequoia gets high marks in this category for not having a noticeable smell upon opening the box.
Most foam mattresses experience a degree of off-gassing and odor from being compressed and packaged in plastic for shipping, but the Sequoia differs from most in this regard by not having very much at all. High marks in this category.
Brentwood Home provides above the standard amount of customer service you can expect in a “Bed In A Box” online mattress retailer, by having a generous 25 year warranty and 120 night sleep trial. This includes:
- 120 Night Sleep Trial
- 25 Year Warranty
- Hand made in Los Angeles at their own facility
- No questions asked return policy
- Free Shipping
While this is higher than most of the mattresses we have reviewed, you really get your money’s worth with the degree of quality and materials used in the construction of this bed.
The Brentwood Home Sequoia is an exceptional mattress and one of the best ones that we have slept on out of all the ones we have reviewed to date. Brentwood Home has done a great job with the Sequoia as their top-of-the-line memory foam mattress, and it shows from the construction and materials used in this great bed.
The comfort and support provided by the mattress’ design is excellent, providing a nice comfortable layer on top with the support needed for both my heavier weight and Kaye’s lighter weight.
The Brentwood Home Sequoia does a great job at providing a comfort layer that hugs the body while at the same time being responsive and providing enough “bounce” to make it favorable for couples in the wee hours of the night.
All in all, we feel the Sequoia is one of the best memory foam mattresses on the market today and one of our favorites.