Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review

In this Brooklyn Bedding Aurora review, we take a look at the company’s new high end hybrid mattress that they recently released on the market. The Brooklyn Aurora uses a mix of foam and coils to create a best of both worlds feel with an emphasis on cooling.

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Brooklyn Bedding uses premium materials in the Aurora using premium gel memory foam, high quality springs, custom handles, and phase change material that provides a luxury mattress at a great price.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora hybrid mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora hybrid mattress review

We have also reviewed the company’s Signature hybrid mattress and their all foam Bowery mattress as well, so take a look at those reviews as well for our review of them. Last updated Nov 16, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

Construction and Materials

The Aurora comes in 3 firmness options, with some differences in construction. We tested the Medium firmness option, which is a 13.5″ coil and foam hybrid mattress mattress. It is comprised of the following 4 layers:

  • 1.5″ Comfort Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of Energex foam with Copper included in it, that has a latex like feel and is designed to pressure relief, and the phase change TitanCool material that helps ensure cooling during sleep as well as comfort.
  • 2″ Contouring Layer – This layer is 2″ of medium firm TitanFlex foam. This layer helps provide responsive comfort and support for the body during sleep, as well as pressure relief and body hug.
  • 1″ Transition Layer – This layer is made up of 1″ of viscoelastic swirl foam that provides deep compression support for the body, and provide a transition layer between the top comfort layers and the lower support layer.
  • 8″ Support Layer – This layer is 8″ of Quantum Edge individually wrapped coils that provide support for the mattress and deep compression support for the body during sleep. This layer also helps with keeping the mattress cool by enabling airflow between the coils.  A queen mattress contains 1283 coils.
  • 1″ Base Layer – This layer is 1″ of high density poly foam which provides a firm overall surface for the mattress to rest on and be supported.

    Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress layers

    Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress layers

The only difference between the medium, soft, and firm models is the firmness of the 2″ TitanFlex comfort layer, which is either medium, soft, or firm. All other components are the same.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress cover

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora with phase change material

The cover of the Aurora is a mix of Rayon and Polyester that includes phase change temperature regulating material. This material is cool to the touch, and is designed to help warm you when you are cool, and cool you when you are warm. You can definitely feel the coolness of the mattress when you touch the cover.

Firmness & Support

The Aurora is the premium memory foam and pocketed coil hybrid model in Brooklyn Beddings’s mattress lineup. As mentioned, the mattress comes in 3 different firmness options, soft, medium, and firm.  We tested the Medium, which we rate at around a 6 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

The Aurora feels a little on the softer side to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the bouncier microsprings in the mattress.  The top layers of foam provide a comfortable sleeping surface while the layer of pocketed coils provide the necessary support for the body during sleep.

In terms of support, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions. Since Kaye and myself 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.

Brooklyn Bedding Firmness Scale

Brooklyn Bedding Firmness Scale

The Aurora definitely provides the support necessary for side sleeping, without causing any discomfort in my shoulders and hips that some mattresses often cause. The top layers and pocketed coils felt on the softer side to me, given my heavier weight cause me to compress through these layers and interact with the coil layer as mentioned.

We feel the Aurora does a good job when changing to your back or stomach when sleeping, but sleepers who primarily sleep on their back and stomach may elect to choose the firmer model.

The coil construction and memory foam layers provide a high degree of bounce and responsiveness with the Aurora, and the nice thick 13.5″ design really supports heavier sleepers such as myself quite well.

Comfort

Overall the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is a very comfortable mattress. The exterior cover with the phase change material is cool to touch, and the upper comfort layers provide a soft, comfortable sleeping surface that molds to your body without making you feel “stuck in foam”.

As mentioned, the combination of the coil and foam hybrid construction provide a high level of responsiveness and bounce to the mattress, which is an expected feature of hybrid beds.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora corner view

Both Kaye and I really like this mattress quite a bit, in that it is one of the more luxurious mattresses we have tested here at Memory Foam Talk. The premium materials and design really set the Aurora apart from most other mattresses we have tested.

The foam and coil spring design provides a high level of responsiveness and a degree of bounce to the mattress. This makes late night adult entertainment quite favorable 😉

The Aurora is priced at a premium compared to many other mattresses on the market that it competes with.  This is evident in the use of high end materials, quality construction, and the fact that the mattress (and the other ones in the new line-up) is manufactured at their own manufacturing facility.

Sleeping Hot

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora does a good job at sleeping cool due to the construction of the mattress, which includes the phase change temperature regulating material in the cover, along with the cooling properties of the innerspring coil construction.

The exterior of the Aurora feels cool to touch actually, due to this phase change material used in the exterior of the mattress. This is something that we like to feel in a mattress, given that we live in Texas and mattresses can get quite hot during the summer, especially when sharing a bed as a couple.

A result of all of this cooling technology in the mattress is that we did not get the sticky sweaty feeling that some mattresses cause during the night.

As many people will agree, a big deal breaker for us with mattresses is whether they sleep hot or cool – which as a couple, is a super important criteria.  The hybrid design by nature helps keep the Aurora cool, as the innerspring coil layers do a great job at creating air flow throughout the mattress and the temperature regulating material keeps the surface of the mattress cool to the touch.

Sinkage & Motion Transfer

We talk a lot about sinkage and motion transfer when we test mattresses, due to us testing beds as a couple and in the past having issues with rolling into each other due to me sinking down into some beds and Kaye “rolling into” me.

As we always say, sinkage and motion transfer is weight dependent – with my heavier weight (230lbs) causing me to often sink down into some mattresses and cause motion when moving around compared to Kaye, who weighs half of what I do.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress profile

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress profile

The Aurora does a decent job at sinkage, with the 13.5 inch mattress supporting my heavier weight, but there was a definite degree of sinkage as well as motion transfer due to the mattress being on the softer end of the medium spectrum.

I compressed through the comfort layers and came to rest on the pocketed coil layer when sleeping on the Aurora, and tended to bounce a bit on the mattress when adjusting positions. This was a factor when both sitting upright as well as lying on the mattress when sleeping.

Edge support wasn’t too bad, but again – with my heavier weight, I compressed down into the mattress much more than Kaye, who weighs half what I do.

When I slept closer to the edge of the bed, I did not compress the edges much, however, and did not  “roll off” the edges like with some mattresses that have poor edge support.

As for motion transfer, the construction of the Aurora, with the foam and coil construction, caused a small amount of motion transfer between both Kaye and myself when sleeping and changing positions during the night, but nothing that was too disruptive.

We did feel each other move around and get up during the night, as my heavier weight would move the mattress to a decent degree. This is more a function of the materials used and their high degree of response than any fault with the mattress per se.

Smell / Off-Gassing

The Aurora mattress 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 Aurora, being a hybrid, does not have very much at all. High marks in this category.

Customer Service

Brooklyn Bedding provides above the standard amount of customer service you can expect in a “Bed In A Box” online mattress retailer, by having a 10 year warranty and 120 night sleep trial. This includes:

  • 120 Night Sleep Trial
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Hand made at their own facility
  • No questions asked return policy
  • Free Shipping

Price

The Aurora is the premium hybrid mattress in Brooklyn Beddings’s mattress lineup coming in at $1,699 for a Queen.  Click here to save 10% on an Aurora using code:  MFT10

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.

SizeBowerySignatureAurora
Twin$499$599$999
Twin XL$549$699$1249
Full$649$849$1549
Queen$699$949$1699
King$949$1249$2124
Cal King$949$1249$2124

Summary

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is a very high quality coil and foam hybrid mattress and one of the nicer hybrids on the market. Brooklyn Bedding has created a high and luxurious hybrid mattress using premium materials and craftsmanship that is comfortable, supportive, and sleeps cool.

The comfort and support provided by the Aurora is excellent, providing a providing a nice comfortable layer on top with the support needed for both my heavier weight and Kaye’s lighter weight.  The responsiveness and bounce provided by hybrid coil design and proprietary TitanFlex foam makes for a comfortable yet supportive night’s sleep,

While there is a small degree of sinkage for heavier sleepers, and some motion transfer due to the hybrid coil design, it isn’t too much to be disruptive.

The Aurora sleeps rather cool due to the hybrid coil and foam design, as well as the temperature regulating phase change material used in the mattress. This is something that is evident by the mattress being cool to the touch as mentioned.

We feel the Aurora is one of the better hybrid mattresses on the market today, albeit it is on the more expensive price range. It is very supportive for all sleeping styles, and also quite comfortable.

We hope that this Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review helps you out in your next mattress purchase decision! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
9.2

Construction / Materials

9.3 /10

Firmness & Support

9.2 /10

Comfort

9.4 /10

Sleeping Hot

9.3 /10

Sinkage & Motion Transfer

8.8 /10

Smell / Off-Gassing

9.3 /10

Customer Service

9.3 /10

Price

9.1 /10

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Hybrid design
  • Multiple firmness options

Cons

  • Price
  • Some sinkage and motion transfer

2 Comments

  1. It would help to know your weight in relationship to the various fromness levels offered. We are in the market for 2 Brooklyn Bedding Aurora, Twin XL, and are unusre about Soft or Medium. We are both combo Side/BAck sleepers. We’re thinking soft. Thanks

    Reply
    • We mention our weight in every review we write. Me, (Andrew), the male is 230 lbs, and Kaye is approximately half my weight. We can’t comment on all firmness options as they often just send us the medium firmness. It depends on your weight honestly. If one of you are as heavy as I am (say over 200lbs), you may want to choose medium so it has the support for heavier individual weight and combined weight with your partner. We have tested “soft” beds and some are just WAY too squishy and don’t offer the support you need and will give you sore backs, hips, and shoulders by causing improper spine alignment.

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