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Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review

Brooklyn Bedding is a New York based mattress manufacturer that sells their high-quality mattresses online, directly to consumers. They offer several models, including four hybrid models and one all-foam bed. One of their popular beds is the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora, a luxury hybrid with advanced cooling technology.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is a moderately priced luxury hybrid. At 13.5 inches thick, the Aurora consists of a 8-inch layer of individually encased coils, 1-inch high density base foam, 1-inch visco-elastic memory foam, 2” hyper-elastic TitanFlex foam, and a 1.5-inch top layer of CopperFlex foam.

The biggest selling point of the Aurora is its advanced cooling technology. The surface layers utilize TitanCool, a proprietary material that uses phase change technology to help maintain an ideal temperature for sleeping. Copper-infused foam helps to draw heat away from the body, while also providing antimicrobial properties.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is available in three different firmness levels: Soft (4/10), Medium Firm (6/10), and Firm (7.5/10). Despite its advanced features and luxury feel, the Aurora comes at a lower than average price point.

Our full Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review will cover everything you need to know about this model. We will discuss design, construction, performance, warranty information, and much more.

Check out our other Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Reviews:

Brooklyn Bedding Mattresses At-A-Glance

Brooklyn Aurora Brooklyn Signature Brooklyn Spartan
Firmness Soft, Medium, Firm options Soft, Medium, Firm options Soft, Medium, Firm options
Mattress Type Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid
Height 13.5" 13.5" 13.5"
Price (Queen) $1,699 $949 $1,999

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review: Our Verdict

The Brooklyn Aurora is one of the best cooling mattresses on the market. For those who tend to sleep hot, it’s difficult to find a better suited mattress. Advanced cooling foams utilizing both phase change molecule technology and copper-infused materials help to draw heat away from the body, while the tall coils and breathable cover help enhance airflow.

Cooling is one of the  biggest selling points of the Aurora, but it also performs very well in motion isolation, pressure relief, and edge support — performing well among most types of sleepers. It’s available in three firmness levels, giving shoppers ample options. We also appreciate the fact that Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night risk-free sleep trial, as well as a 10 year warranty.

The only noteworthy drawbacks to this model are that it lacks the ease-of-movement that some people prefer, and that it’s moderately priced. We think that the Aurora is very fairly priced, given it’s quality - but there are certainly cheaper options available.

Choose The Bloom Hybrid if...
  • You tend to sleep hot at night, and want an advanced cooling mattress
  • You want a luxury hybrid at a reasonable price
  • You want your choice between soft, medium and firm versions
  • You sleep with a partner and are easily disturbed by their movement (or vice versa)
Keep Shopping if...
  • You are on a tight budget (the Signature or Bowery Hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding are good, cheaper options)
  • You don’t like a moderately-confirming mattress

How Much Is the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress?

At the time of writing, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress costs $1,699 for a queen. Prices range from $999 to $2,124 depending on the size.

There are three different firmness levels available (soft, medium, firm). However, each version is priced the same. There are custom sizes available, as well, for an extra fee.

The Brooklyn Aurora is priced similarly to other luxury hybrid models. Given its advanced features, it offers good value - but it’s far from the cheapest hybrid bed out there. If you are on a tight budget, simpler models like the Brooklyn Signature Hybrid can help you save some money.

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 39” x 75” x 11” 60 lbs. $999
Twin XL 39” x 80” x 11” 65 lbs. $1,249
Full 54” x 75” x 11” 85 lbs. $1,549
Queen 60” x 80” x 11” 105 lbs. $1,699
King 76” x 80” x 11” 130 lbs. $2,124
California King 72” x 84” x 11” 130 lbs. $2,124

How Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Feel?

Our testers found that the Aurora felt very comfortable and supportive in a variety of sleep positions. It also slept very cool, even in a warm room. The Aurora offered a good blend of responsiveness, comfort and deep support, and felt comfortable in most situations.

The hybrid design of the Aurora is largely responsible for its luxurious feel. The advanced foam comfort layers provide the contouring and responsiveness that you’d expect from a high-end bed, while the pocketed coils ensure adequate support for spinal alignment and a healthy night of sleep.

As you could expect, there are significant differences between the three versions of this mattress. The soft version is about a 4 out of 10 on the firmness scale, so there is significantly more sinkage and deep compression. Heavier people may find that they “sink in” to the softer version. The medium firm Aurora is approximately 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with good support for most sleepers and moderate compression. The firm version is about a 7.5 out of 10, and felt very firm for most of our testers, with minimal sinkage and a more rigid feel.

What Is the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Made Of?

The Brooklyn Aurora is a hybrid mattress, which means its design utilizes both metal coils and foam layers. Hybrid beds aim to combine the best features of innerspring mattresses, with the modern comforts offered by memory foam.

The underlying support layer is made up of 1 inch of firm polyfoam base foam, and 8 inches of pocketed coils. The Ascension X coils are individually wrapped in fabric, which allows them to move independently from one another. The Aurora utilizes up to 1032 individually encased coils (coil count depends on the mattress size). The coil layer provides the underlying support and structure of the mattress, responds to deep compression, and helps improve airflow to enhance cooling.

The Aurora has three comfort layers that sit atop the support coils. A 1 inch visco-elastic memory foam layer provides enhanced contouring and deep compression support. The 2 inch layer of Hyper-Elastic TitanFlex foam provides advanced contouring and responsiveness, adjusting to the shape of your body every time you change positions. And lastly, a 1.5 inch CopperFlex foam layer helps provide targeted pressure point relief, while also offering the antimicrobial properties of copper.

The Brooklyn Aurora mattress has a soft woven cover engineered specifically for cooling. The breathable material ensures adequate airflow, while patented phase change molecule technology (TitanCool) helps to draw excess heat away from the body.

  • Cover Material: Woven cover with phase change material for cooling.
  • Comfort Layers: 1.5” CopperFlex copper-infused polyfoam, 2” TitanFlex latex-like polyfoam, 1” gel-swirl memory foam
  • Support Core: 1” firm polyfoam base, 8” pocketed coils

Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Isolate Motion?

Rating: 4/5

The Brooklyn Aurora isolates motion very well. Movement on one side of the bed will have little to no effect on the opposite side, meaning that this is a good mattress option for anyone sharing their bed with a partner or child.

A combination of factors contribute to the Aurora’s performance in this category. The individually pocketed coils are able to move independently from one another, reducing the transfer of motion. And the relatively thick foam layers help to absorb motion, effectively isolating it. Our testers noted that the soft and medium firmness versions of this mattress performed particularly well, while the firm version did transfer a bit more motion. This is typical of firm foam materials, as they are a bit more bouncy and tend to transfer more motion.

Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Sleep Cool?

Rating: 4/5

The Brooklyn Aurora sleeps very cool at night, thanks to a combination of advanced cooling features. One of this bed’s main selling points is its focus on cooling. The engineers behind the Aurora set out to create a mattress that would maintain a consistent 88 degree surface temperature, a figure that was identified as the ideal temperature for sleep.

The Aurora’s cover, made with phase change molecule technology, helps draw body heat away from the sleeper. The breathable cover, combined with the thick coil layer, drastically improves airflow through the mattress. Both of these factors contribute to a cool and comfortable sleeping environment.

Our testers found that the medium and firm versions of the Aurora scored very well for cooling, while the soft version scored about average. The softer foam allows the body to sink in more, which can contribute to a warmer feel.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating: 4/5

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora has minimal sag around the edges. The medium and firm versions scored very well in this category, while the softest version scored about average (softer foams simply have more sinkage). Overall, the Aurora has great edge support.

Edge support is a measure of how supportive a bed feels around the outer perimeter. It’s an important factor for anyone who likes to sit at the side of the bed, as well as for those who have limited mobility. The coil-based support layer of the Aurora, combined with the dense foam materials, contributes to this model’s good edge support scores.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating: 4/5

The Aurora is a good mattress for couples, and should perform well during sex. A good bed for sex will offer the right blend of comfort, support and bounce, without too much sinkage. Cooling may also be a factor to consider.

The medium and firm versions scored very well, while our testers noted that the softest version may cause a bit too much sinkage during intimate activities.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating: 3/5

Like most mattresses, the Brooklyn Aurora will “off-gas” for a few days after setting it up. This is caused by gasses that are trapped in the foam layers during the manufacturing process. When a new mattress is uncompressed and set up, these gasses start to escape.

Off-gassing is not harmful, but it can smell unpleasant. Our testers noted that the Aurora had an average off-gassing duration. The smell was moderate, and dissipated after a few days. We recommend setting up the mattress and leaving it for 1-3 days before you sleep on it.

What Type of Sleeper Is the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Best for?

 

  • Side Sleepers: Side sleepers will likely be most comfortable on the medium firm version of the Aurora. Mattresses with moderate firmness allow your shoulders to sink in enough to align the spine and reduce strain on the neck, without sagging too much to restrict movement. Side sleepers who are lightweight and/or prefer softer mattresses will also find the soft Aurora to be comfortable. The firm version of the Aurora will be too firm for most side sleepers.
  • Combination Sleepers: If you sleep in a variety of positions, or if you and your partner have different sleep preferences, the medium version of the Aurora should work well. This moderately firm bed is comfortable in most sleep positions, making it a versatile choice.
  • Back Sleepers: Most back sleepers tend to prefer moderate to firm mattresses. So, the medium or firm versions of the Aurora will be best suited to those who sleep on their backs. Heavier people should typically go with the firm version to ensure adequate support, while those of an average weight can choose either medium or firm, based on their comfort preferences.

How Does Body Weight Impact the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora's Performance?

Body weight and composition of the sleeper(s) will have a significant effect on the performance and comfort of a mattress. Generally speaking, heavier people tend to prefer firmer beds, and may find that they sink into softer mattresses too much. Likewise, lighter people tend to sleep most comfortably on soft to moderately firm mattresses.

The Brooklyn Aurora is available in three firmness levels.

For sleepers under 130 lbs, we recommend the soft version of the Aurora. If you sleep on your back or stomach, the medium version may also work well - but we do not recommend the firm version for this weight class.

For sleepers between 130 and 230 lbs, the medium firm Aurora should work well. Sleepers in this category will likely find that the soft version compresses too much for comfort and proper spinal alignment. Back and stomach sleepers of this weight class may also find the firm version to be comfortable.

For sleepers over 230 lbs, we typically recommend the firm Aurora. The firmer foam layers provide better support for this weight class, and reduce the uncomfortable sinkage that you may experience with softer foams. Side sleepers of this weight class may also find the medium firm version to be comfortable.

Keep in mind that weight is not the only factor that goes into choosing a mattress firmness. Comfort preferences and sleep positions should also be closely considered.

Is the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Good for Couples?

The Brooklyn Aurora mattress performs well for many couples. There are several factors that are important for couples to look for in a mattress. This includes motion isolation, temperature neutrality, sex, and ease of movement. Fortunately, the Aurora scores well in all of these categories (see a detailed breakdown in the section above).

Since couples often have different preferences in terms of firmness and comfort, it’s important to discuss your options with your partner before purchasing a new mattress. The Aurora comes in three firmness levels, but for the majority of couples, the medium firmness option provides the most versatile option.

What Do Customers Say About the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress?

Reading customer reviews is an important part of any new purchase - and particularly for a major purchase like a new bed. What do customers think about the Aurora?

Overall, reviews for the Brooklyn Aurora mattress are very good. The mattress has earned an average score of 4.7 out of 5 on the manufacturer’s website, with over 1,000 reviews.

Many reviewers commented on the mattress’ cool and comfortable feel, even on warm nights. This is a major selling point of the Aurora, so it’s good to see real customers back up the manufacturer’s claims in this regard. Our testers also found that the Aurora slept very cool.

Reviewers also commented on the mattress’ overall comfort and performance, noting that it felt like a very high-quality bed. Some mentioned that the setup process was simple, and delivery was quick.

On the negative side, several reviewers mentioned that the bed felt too soft, or too firm. This is inevitable, particularly with a mattress that’s available in three firmness options. Many reviewers mentioned that it felt too soft or too firm for them, but that their partner loved it. This is a universal problem for some couples, and doesn’t directly relate to the specific mattress.

On Amazon, the reviews were significantly lower than on the manufacturer’s website. The biggest complaint was that purchases on Amazon do not qualify for the same trial period and warranty. We recommend purchasing directly from the manufacturer whenever possible.

Website Reviews
BrooklynBedding.com 4.7/5 (1083 reviews)
Amazon 3.8/5 (50 reviews)

Brooklyn Bedding's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability The Aurora mattress is primarily available online - both directly from the manufacturer’s website, and on Amazon.com. It’s also available in select mattress showrooms.

At this time, the Aurora is available in the United States (free shipping) and Canada (shipping costs extra).

Shipping The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora ships for free to all US addresses, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, where a $125+ fee applies.

Shipping to Canada is also available, starting at $250.

This mattress ships compressed in a large box. Domestic orders will take 4-9 days to arrive, and ship via FedEx Ground.

Additional Services Brooklyn Bedding offers a custom sizing option, for an extra fee.
Sleep Trial The Aurora comes with a 120-night sleep trial, with a mandatory 30-day break-in period. This means that you can return the mattress any time in the first four months, so long as you give it a try for at least 30 days. You will receive a full refund if you return the mattress during this period, and there are no shipping or restocking fees.
Warranty This bed comes with a 10-year limited manufacturer warranty. The warranty terms cover manufacturer defects in both craftsmanship and materials. Normal damage, wear-and-tear and accidental spills are not covered by the warranty.