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Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Mattress Review

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress is a luxury hybrid model with some very unique features. It’s designed with a high-performance cover that helps regulate sleeping temperature, while helping the body to recover from physical activity. The Spartan is marketed towards athletes and physically active people, but its advanced features and excellent performance make it a good option for a wide range of sleepers.

The Spartan is manufactured by Brooklyn Bedding, a New York-based mattress company. Brooklyn Bedding offers six different mattress models. This review will look specifically at the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan.

The Spartan mattress is a hybrid, meaning it utilizes comfort layers of foam with a support core of individually pocketed coils.

Customers can choose between soft, medium, and firm versions of the Spartan mattress. Our testing placed these models at medium soft (4), medium firm (6), and firm (7-8), respectively. This is a luxury model, with a price tag that reflects the quality materials used in its construction.

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan review below will go over all the details of this mattress. We will examine the bed’s construction, value, and performance ratings. Lastly, we’ll also cover the technical details of purchasing a Brooklyn Bedding mattress, such as warranty, shipping, and return policies.

Check out our other Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Reviews:

Brooklyn Bedding Mattresses At-A-Glance

Brooklyn Spartan Brooklyn Signature Brooklyn Aurora
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) $1,999 $949 $1,699

Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Mattress Review: Our Verdict

A luxury hybrid mattress, the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan offers great pressure relief, excellent temperature regulation, and good overall performance. We also appreciate that the Spartan is available in your choice of soft, medium, and firm versions.

Choose The Spartan  if...
  • You are very physically active - the Spartan is designed to promote better athletic recovery
  • You tend to sleep hot - the Spartan’s temperature-regulating features help it stay cool at night
  • You want a choice of medium soft, medium firm, or firm
  • You want a bed with excellent pressure relief and good weight distribution
Keep Shopping if...
  • You’re on a tight budget
  • You prefer the traditional, body-cradling feel of memory foam mattresses

How Much Is the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Mattress?

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress costs $1,999 for a queen. Prices range from $1,399 to $2,399, depending on size. While three firmness levels are available, the pricing is the same for all three versions.

The Spartan is a luxury mattress, and it’s priced accordingly. While it offers good value considering its overall quality and performance, it’s certainly not the most budget-friendly option. Our research indicates that the Spartan is priced roughly in-line with comparable hybrid mattresses sold online. It’s still quite a bit cheaper than comparable luxury hybrids that you would find in physical mattress stores.

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 39” x 75” x 13.5” 58 lbs. $1,399
Twin XL 39” x 80” x 13.5” 60 lbs. $1,449
Full 54” x 75” x 13.5” 85 lbs. $1,699
Queen 60” x 80” x 13.5” 105 lbs. $1,999
King 76” x 80” x 13.5” 120 lbs. $2,399
California King 72” x 84” x 13.5” 120 lbs. $2,399

How Does the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Mattress Feel?

Our testing team found that the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan felt very comfortable, supportive, and responsive in most sleep positions. It maintained a comfortably cool sleeping temperature, even for our testers who tend to sleep hot. The Spartan looks and feels like a luxury mattress, with a durable design and significant heft.

The Spartan’s hybrid design contributes greatly to its performance and overall feel. The thick layer of pocketed coils provides the deep compression support needed to keep the spine aligned properly. Three layers of advanced polyfoam materials help to relieve pressure on common problem areas. The Spartan’s unique cover offers a soft feel and a comfortable sleeping temperature.

The Far Infrared Rays technology utilized by this mattress is difficult to describe. The manufacturer claims that the technology helps enhance athletic recovery and recharge the body. While we didn’t specifically notice these properties, our testers did find that they slept very well on the mattress, and woke up feeling refreshed.

Keep in mind that the Spartan is available in three firmness levels: medium soft (4/10), medium firm (6/10) and firm (7-8/10). Your choice of firmness level will have a significant impact on the overall feel of this bed.

What Is the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Made Of?

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan is a hybrid mattress. This means that it has both pocketed coils and comfort layers of foam.

The comfort system is made up of three distinct layers. The first is a 1.5-inch layer of CopperFlex, a copper-infused polyfoam that provides pressure relief in key areas, while also allowing the mattress to benefit from the antimicrobial and cooling properties of copper. The comfort layer also has a surface infusion of TitanCool phase change molecule technology, which helps maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature. Beneath that is a 2-inch layer of proprietary TitanFlex polyfoam that offers immediate responsiveness, adjusting to the movements of your body. Below that is a 1-inch transitional layer of dense memory foam that prevents the sleeper from coming into contact with the support core..

The Spartan’s support core consists of an 8-inch layer of pocketed coils resting on, and a 1-inch high-density polyfoam layer. The coils are individually wrapped in fabric, allowing them to move independently. This also reduces noise, and improves motion isolation, compared to traditional continuous coils.

An elite performance top, is perhaps the biggest selling point of the mattress. The Spartan’s cover uses Far Infrared Rays (FIR) technology to transform body heat into waves of energy. The manufacturer claims that the Spartan helps your body rejuvenate more rapidly by recycling the body’s natural energy during the sleep cycle.

FIR technology has not been fully researched in clinical trials. However, there is some evidence to suggest that it might be helpful in some applications. One study found that clothing utilizing Far Infrared Rays helped to reduce muscle soreness after intense exercise. A small study found that infrared saunas were helpful in speeding up muscle recovery after strength training. It’s unclear exactly how well this technology will work in a mattress, but anecdotally, reviewers have noted that it seems to help.

Keep in mind that there are three different firmness levels available on this mattress: medium soft (4/10), medium firm (6/10) and firm (7-8/10). The design of each version is the same, but the foam materials differ in their density and overall feel

Cover Material:

  • Nanobionic RE-3 Performance Fabric

Comfort Layers: 

  • 1.5" Copper-Infused Polyfoam (CopperFlex)
  • 2" Latex-Like Polyfoam (TitanFlex)
  • 1" Gel Memory Foam

Support Core:

  • 8" Individually Pocketed Coils
  • 1" High-Density Polyfoam

Does the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Isolate Motion?

Rating: 4/5 (Soft, Medium), 3/5 (Firm)

The Spartan mattress offers excellent motion isolation. This means that movement on one side of the mattress will be barely felt, if at all, by the sleeper on the opposite side. This is an important consideration for couples, and for anyone who shares their bed with a child or pet.

Several features on the Spartan mattress contribute to its performance in this category. Individually pocketed coils are able to move independently from one another, reducing the transfer of motion. The thick comfort layers also help to isolate more surface movement than the typical hybrid mattress.

It is worth noting that our testers did record more motion transfer on the firm version of this mattress. This is to be expected, as the firmer foam materials tend to have a more bouncy feel.

Does the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Sleep Cool?

Rating: 4/5 (Medium, Firm), 3/5 (Soft)

Temperature neutrality is a major strength of the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress. The pocketed coils allow for good airflow, cooling the mattress down on warm nights. And the Spartan’s CopperFlex layer and the phase-change material in the cover, helps to draw heat away from the body. Brooklyn Bedding claims that the ideal sleeping surface temperature is 88 degrees, and this bed is engineered to maintain that temperature.

Most hybrid mattresses tend to score fairly well for temperature neutrality. We found the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan to score very highly in this category, outperforming many comparable hybrid beds. It is worth noting that the soft version of the Spartan scored a bit lower. This is typical of softer beds, as they allow the body to sink in more, trapping more body heat in the process.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating: 4/5 (Medium, Firm) 3/5 (Soft)

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan has good edge support. The medium and firm versions scored particularly well, while we rated the soft version a bit lower. Edge support is an important factor to consider. It’s particularly important for anyone who has trouble getting in and out of bed, and for those who like to sit at the edge of the mattress.

The Spartan’s thick pocketed coil support core, combined with its layers of high-quality polyfoam, contribute to its performance in this category. Our testers indicated that the Spartan had good edge support on all three firmness versions, but as expected, the softest model did have a bit more sinkage around the perimeter.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating: 4/5 (Medium, Firm), 3/5 (Soft)

The Spartan mattress rated well for the factors that are most important for sexually active couples. The material provides good traction, and the Spartan offers good responsiveness without too much sinkage. The bed is relatively quiet for a hybrid due to its thick comfort system that muffles any squeaks that may occur as the mattress ages.

The softest version of this mattress does sink a bit more, especially for sleepers over 230 pounds, which may inhibit movement during sex.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating: 3/5 (Soft, Medium, and Firm)

“Off-gassing” often occurs when a new mattress is first set up. It’s a period of several hours to days where gasses are released from the foam materials used in modern mattresses such as the Spartan. These gasses are generally considered harmless, but they can cause an unpleasant, chemical-like odor.

The Spartan did release some noticeable off-gassing in our tests. The odor was persistent when unpacking and setting up the mattress, but it dissipated after a few days. For any new mattress, we recommend setting it up and allowing it to sit for several hours or days in a well-ventilated area before sleeping on it.

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

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress is available in three firmness levels. This means that there is likely a version of the Spartan suited to nearly any type of sleeper - it’s just a matter of choosing the right option.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers will likely be most comfortable on the soft or medium version of this mattress, depending on their weight and comfort preferences. Most side sleepers prefer softer beds, as they allow for the deep conforming needed to accommodate the hips and shoulders, while keeping the spine aligned. The firm version of this mattress will feel too firm for the vast majority of side sleepers.

Combination Sleepers

The medium Spartan mattress is the most versatile option for anyone who sleeps in a variety of positions. Combination sleepers will want to choose a mattress that provides the right balance of support and conforming in order to feel comfortable in any sleep position.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers will generally prefer either the medium or firm version of the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan. Sleepers over 230 pounds should likely choose the firm version to ensure adequate support, while sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds can choose between medium or firm, depending on their comfort preferences. The softest version of the Spartan will likely allow too much sinkage for back sleepers to feel comfortable and supportive for most back sleepers.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers under 130 pounds found the soft version of the spartan very comfortable, while sleepers over 130 pounds found the firm version provided the support they needed for proper spinal alignment, but found that the medium and soft versions allowed for too much sagging that led to next-day aches and pains.

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

Sleepers under 130 pounds found that the soft and medium versions of the Spartan were most comfortable. Side sleepers in this category preferred the soft setting, while back and stomach sleepers sometimes preferred the medium version. Side sleepers often need extra cushioning around the shoulders and hips, to allow for proper spinal alignment.

Sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds mostly preferred the medium firmness option of the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan. The medium version offered the right blend of cushioning and support for this weight class. This category of sleeper can be well served by a wide variety of firmness levels, so it largely comes down to personal preference.

Sleepers over 230 pounds largely preferred the firm version of this mattress. The firm Spartan offered adequate conforming, without allowing the body to sink in too much. Some sleepers in this weight class found the medium version to be comfortable, as well. The soft version will almost always be too soft to adequately support sleepers in this category.

While the weight of the sleeper(s) is a notable factor in choosing a firmness level, it’s far from the only thing to consider. Sleep position preference is also key, as what feels comfortable to a side sleeper is notably different than what will be comfortable to a stomach sleeper.

Is the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Mattress Good for Couples?

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress is a good option for many couples. It scores well in the categories that are most important for those sharing their bed.

The Spartan offers good motion isolation, so your movements should not disturb your partner. It also sleeps cool, so couples need not worry about the bed getting too warm at night.

This mattress also performs well for sex. It offers good ease of movement, with minimal sinkage and a nicely responsive feel. We did note that the softest version of this bed did have significantly more sinkage, and may hamper movement a bit more.

Couples will need to closely consider their comfort preferences when choosing a firmness level for this mattress. For many, the medium version offers the most versatile choice, but it’s important to discuss this choice thoroughly with your partner.

What Do Customers Say About the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan Mattress?

Reading through customer reviews is always a good practice when shopping for any product. Looking at reviews for the Brooklyn Bedding Spartan mattress, we can see that most customers rate the bed very highly.

The Spartan has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on the manufacturer’s website. Many reviewers praised the Spartan’s overall comfort and performance. Several customers noted that they were sleeping more soundly, and waking up feeling more rested, than they ever had before.

Some reviewers noted that the Spartan offered great pressure point relief for common problem areas, including the hips and shoulders. One customer, a combination sleeper, reported that the bed was comfortable in every sleeping position.

The Spartan’s superior cooling was another commonly referenced benefit in customer reviews. Several reviewers mentioned that they were hot sleepers, but found the Spartan to maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature at night.

The most common complaints referenced issues with shipping. Several reviewers noted that the box was significantly damaged by the time it arrived, but the mattress was not damaged.

Website Reviews
BrooklynBedding.com 4.8/5 (136 reviews)

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability The Spartan mattress is available online - directly from Brooklyn Bedding, and on Amazon.com. It may also be available in select mattress showrooms across the country.

Brooklyn Bedding currently only ships to addresses in the United States and Canada.

Shipping Shipping is free for orders within the continental U.S. There is a surcharge for shipping to Hawaii or Alaska.

Shipping to Canada is also possible. Rates start at $250 USD.

The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan ships compressed in a large box. It will ship via FedEx Ground, and typically takes approximately 4-9 business days to arrive.

Additional Services You can order this mattress in custom sizes, for an additional fee.
Sleep Trial The Spartan comes with a 120-night sleep trial. Customers can return the mattress for a full refund any time within the first 120 days. There are no shipping or restocking fees.

There is a 30-day break-in period required. Customers must keep the mattress at least 30 days to fully evaluate it before returning.

Warranty The Spartan comes with a 10-year limited manufacturer warranty. The warranty will provide repair or replacement for any damage caused as a result of manufacturer defects. It does not cover normal wear-and-tear, accidental damage, spills, etc.