Full Brooklyn Aurora Mattress Review
The Brooklyn Aurora is the upper echelon of the mattresses made by Brooklyn Bedding.
Similar to the popular Brooklyn Signature mattress, the Aurora gives customers the freedom to choose between one of three comfort options based on their own personal preference and sleep needs.
Considered a hybrid mattress, the Aurora leverages next-generation technology to present consumers with a reasonable alternative to conventional foam bedding.
This innovative foam mattress is resilient and affordable, making it easier to keep costs low and quality high.
A layer of responsive memory foam is incorporated to facilitate added comfort and the right amount of pressure relief.
In addition, a durable pocket coil system ensures proper skeletal support and helps to extend the lifetime of the mattress by creating a strong and reliable foundation.
The combination of these superior technologies, coupled with the calculated focus on creating a mattress that remains cool, makes the Brooklyn Aurora a mattress worth considering.
What Type of Mattress Is the Brooklyn Aurora?
The Aurora is a hybrid mattress constructed using 5 layers of premium-grade foams (none of that cheap Chinese stuff here) and a durable pocket coil system to create a high-quality 13.5″ thick bed.
The top layer of the mattress is comprised of 4lbs of TitanFlex – a patented blend of phase change material with exceptional cooling properties. This proprietary latex-alternative foam is reputed to be more responsive and regulates temperatures quicker than traditional foams.
The mattress is shrouded in a soft and easy-to-clean knit cover that helps to wick moisture away and remains cool to the touch.
How Firm is the Mattress?
It was important to the makers of the Aurora that customers be able to choose the level of firmness that is best suited for them – this isn’t something typical of bed-in-a-box makers, largely because this kind of customizability can have a serious impact on cost margins.
The three firmness options available include Soft, Medium and Firm. According to the website, consumers should choose the following if:
CHOOSE SOFT IF:
- You sleep mainly on your side
- You require more pressure point relief and gentler support for your body’s natural contours
- You prefer the feeling of being ‘hugged’ by your mattress
CHOOSE MEDIUM IF:
- You are a combination back, stomach and side sleeper
- You prefer a balance between contouring and support
- You prefer the feeling of sleeping above your bed’s top layers
- You are a couple that needs to strike a balance with your comfort preferences
CHOOSE FIRM IF:
- You sleep mainly on your stomach and/or back
- You prefer not to sink deeply into your mattress
- You require additional lumbar support
- You prefer a smoother, flatter surface for sleeping
How are Motion Transfer and Sinkage?
Latex foams are becoming more and more common for use in mattresses because of their ‘bounce’ and durability.
However, the very thing that makes them great is also their greatest downfall. Because latex foams spring back so readily, they are less successful at adequately absorbing motion than traditional memory foam.
This is where TitanFlex foam and the integrated, individually wrapped pocket coil system comes into play. These two technologies do well to limit motion transfer and prevent sinkage.
Having said that, the Aurora is still a highly responsive bed, which means it may not absorb all movement but it is highly unlikely that any motion transfer would ever be great enough to cause any sort of sleep disturbances.
Brooklyn Aurora Layers
Brooklyn Bedding’s Aurora mattress was designed to answer demands for a stay-cool mattress that is not only affordable to the average consumer but outlasts the leading competitor. Because of this, several different materials and proprietary technologies were used.
The hybrid mattress is constructed out of five layers, and has a total thickness of 13.5″.
- The first layer of the bed is made using 1.5″ of copper gel Energex foam with TitanCool technology. This unique blend of materials is said to be highly responsive, providing immediate pressure relief and directing heat away from the body.
- The second layer is comprised of 2″ of hyper-elastic TitanFlex, Brooklyn Bedding’s own latex-alternative. This hypoallergenic material is extremely durable.
- The third layer is constructed using 1″ of visco-elastic memory foam to act as a transitionary layer between foam and pocket coil to reduce motion transfer and increase temperature regulation.
- The fourth layer is fabricated out of 8″ of Quantum edge pocket coils to provide end-to-end support and unwavering stability.
- The fifth and final layer is 1″ of sturdy foam to form the foundation of the bed beneath the pocket coils.
Does the Brooklyn Aurora Sleep Hot?
The guiding principle for the product engineers responsible for the design and development of the Brooklyn Aurora was to create a sturdy and supportive mattress that sleeps comfortably and stays cools. Many reviewers would attest that they were successful in that pursuit.
In fact, one reviewer had this to say: “I was looking for a bed that is cool. This bed is very cool. I love that! No more waking up hot in the middle of the night.”
How Long will the Mattress Last?
Because this is a combination coil and foam mattress, with proper care, the mattress could feasibly last 10, 15 or even 20 years.
Just because a mattress could possibly last two decades doesn’t mean that you should sleep on the same mattress for two decades. We recommend that you replace your mattress every 7 to 10 years, or sooner if you start to notice changes in comfort or support.
Does it Smell When New?
When a Brooklyn Aurora mattress is first delivered, it is important not to unwrap it until it is in the room where it will be set up. Once a permanent location has been decided on, use standard kitchen scissors to carefully remove the protective plastic covering.
As the mattress starts to expand, a slight new mattress smell might be noticeable but it will quickly dissipate.
Because all Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are made in the United States, they aren’t ‘in transit’ for long so this limits that amount of time each bed spends covered in shipping materials. Which, in turn, reduces ‘off-gassing’.
Where is the Aurora Mattress Manufactured?
The Brooklyn Bedding Company is uniquely American. They are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and each of the mattress sold under the Brooklyn umbrella are manufactured there.
Other mattresses made by Brooklyn Bedding include:
- Bowery Hybrid
- Bloom Hybrid
Brooklyn Bedding proudly supports organizations the work towards foster care prevention and the reunification of families.
It is their belief that “every child should rest easy.” The company “works closely with qualified organizations to improve the quality of life for children, providing new bedding and sleep accessories to young family members in need.”
2-Way Circular Knit Cover with great Cooling
The mattress cover is made out of a blend of rayon and polyester.
It also uses change phase material to help improve temperature regulation and stay cool to the touch.
How Big is the Mattress? Will it Fit in my Home?
The bed currently comes in all of the standard sizes, ranging from Twin through to California King.
- Twin: 39″ x 75″ x 13.5″
- Twin XL: 39″ x 80″ x 13.5″
- Full: 54″ x 75″ x 13.5″
- Queen: 60″ x 80″ x 13.5″
- King: 76″ x 80″ x 13.5″
- California King: 72″ x 84″ x 13.5″
Each mattress, regardless of size, is 13.5″ thick and shipped in a compact roll ranging in weight from 58 to 120lbs.
Does it Need a Foundation or a Bed Frame?
The mattress will require a sturdy foundation that not only provides a flat and even surface but is also capable of supporting both the weight of the mattress and also the weight of everyone sleeping on it.
Brooklyn Bedding sells their own brand of box springs, platform beds, and adjustable bases but the mattress should hold up well on any brand of box spring – regardless of what type of bed is used.
120-Night Trial Period
Brooklyn Bedding stands behind their mattresses with no obligation, money back 120-Night trial period. The only caveat being that new customers must try out the bed for a minimum of 30 nights.
If after the first 30 nights you aren’t completely satisfied with your new Aurora mattress, call customer service at 1.888.210.8751 to start the return process.
As an added bonus, if after the first 30 nights you feel that your new mattress is too firm, the company will send you a free mattress topper to help make the mattress ‘feel softer without sacrificing support.’
Brooklyn Aurora Warranty
Brooklyn Bedding mattresses come with a full 10-year warranty that begins from the date of purchase and cannot be transferred. If, during the warranty coverage period, a defect occurs the company will repair or replace the mattress.
The warranty covers:
- Defects or deterioration in the cell structure of the latex or poly foam
- Defects resulting in splitting or cracking of the material, with normal wear and tear
- Body indents of 1″ or greater
- Sagging, provided the mattress has been continuously supported by a foundation with solid support.
How Do I Care for the Aurora?
Not much is needed to properly care for the mattress. The company recommends rotating it every 6 to 8 months and spot cleaning the cover as needed.
How Much Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Cost?
At first glance, visitors to Aurora’s online sales page are told how the ‘coolest take ever on affordable luxury was derived from science – the average skin temperature is 91 degrees, but the ideal sleep temperature is 88 degrees.’
This statement leads consumers to expect a premium price tag for such a luxurious and scientifically backed mattress – those expectations are squashed. The Aurora bed is surprisingly affordable.
If you were to purchase one online today, you would pay:
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The company provides free 3-5 day FedEx Ground Shipping to all contiguous U.S. States. Shipping to Hawaii or Alaska starts at $75 per mattress, and shipping to Canada starts at $100 per mattress.
Returns follow a similar price model.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review – Our Verdict
At $1,359 for a Queen sized bed, the Brooklyn Aurora is a great mattress at a great price. We especially love its dedicated stay cool technology and the ability to pick firmness levels to suit.
We see more companies offering free mattress toppers to help customers find their ideal firmness without having to go through the trouble of having to return a bulky mattress, and Brooklyn Bedding is no exception.
Having said that, we are also noticing a rise in companies tying consumer into a mandatory 30-day ‘break-in’ period before allowing them to take advantage of sleep trial guarantees and, while there are valid reasons behind this, it can still be quite bothersome for people who have legitimate reasons for not wanting to keep their new mattress past the first couple of days.
We love that Brooklyn Bedding supports child welfare and low-income families by offering them free bedding and sleep accessories. We also love their commitment to offering great discounts to military personnel, first responders, teachers and post-secondary students.
Stacey is the co-founder of Mattress Guides and continues to recommend and review countless mattresses. Together with Ted, Stacey makes sure that thousands of people are sleeping well and wake up healthy and ready for the day.
Updated at March 26, 2020
- 1 What Type of Mattress Is the Brooklyn Aurora?
- 2 How Firm is the Mattress?
- 3 How are Motion Transfer and Sinkage?
- 4 Brooklyn Aurora Layers
- 5 Does the Brooklyn Aurora Sleep Hot?
- 6 How Long will the Mattress Last?
- 7 Does it Smell When New?
- 8 Where is the Aurora Mattress Manufactured?
- 9 2-Way Circular Knit Cover with great Cooling
- 10 How Big is the Mattress? Will it Fit in my Home?
- 11 Does it Need a Foundation or a Bed Frame?
- 12 120-Night Trial Period
- 13 Brooklyn Aurora Warranty
- 14 How Do I Care for the Aurora?
- 15 How Much Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Cost?
- 16 Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review – Our Verdict