Our Aurora Mattress Review (by Brooklyn Bedding) for 2020

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Are you in the market for luxury but don’t think you can find it a bed-in-a-box brand? Are you convinced that you will always sleep too hot on foam?

Veteran brand Brooklyn Bedding has introduced the Brooklyn Aurora as its high-end hybrid that combines coils and foam. With an incredible amount of quality at a fraction of the cost you would pay in a retail store, we really think it stands out among other bed-in-a-box brands, as it has fantastic cooling capabilities.

Our in-depth review of the Brooklyn Aurora will take you through each layer to show you all the high-end cooling and comfort technology incorporated into this mattress and how it performs with pressure relief, support, and motion isolation. The hybrid comes in three different firmness levels, and this review focuses on the Medium, which will accommodate the widest variety of individuals.

How can the company offer such a high-end product for less? They own and operate their manufacturing process, meaning they do not use expensive middlemen and can incorporate higher-quality materials for less cost to shoppers.

If you have a minute, read ahead for all the specifics on this luxury mattress, or feel free to jump ahead to the recap and scoring sections.

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You will love Brooklyn Aurora if you:

  • Sleep hot – Brooklyn Bedding has gone to exceptional lengths to incorporate cooling features in multiple layers of the Aurora, and it is one of the coolest-sleeping mattresses we have reviewed. With its special cover technology, the gel and copper infused into its foams, and the temperature-regulating airflow of the coil layer, you are highly unlikely to overheat.
  • Enjoy bounce – If you love the springy feel that only coils can give, you will like the Aurora. It helps with ease of repositioning and is great for bedroom activities.
  • Need pressure relief – The hybrid’s combination of foams gently cradles the body, providing great pressure relief, especially in the hips and shoulders of side sleepers, who tend to experience the most stress in these areas.

You might not like Brooklyn Aurora if you:

  • Want an all foam feel – The pressure-relieving foams of this mattress are supported by a base layer of pocketed coils, which give it a higher bounce that helps you change positions and an improved airflow that allows the bed to sleep cooler, compared to some all-foam brands. In that case you can check out our other bed reviews here, or our in-depth research with our top rated picks here.

Construction (Materials & Quality)

The Brooklyn Aurora is a luxury hybrid that is compressed into a box and shipped to your home. The mattress has handles on the side for easy placement and can be used on a variety of foundations including platforms, slatted frames, adjustable bases, and box springs. Foundations especially designed for the brand’s mattresses can be purchased on the company’s website.

The cover’s top is made from a cotton blend with technology that the company calls phase-change thermo knitting, which adapts to your body heat and helps to keep the surface temperature-regulated. It has a soft and luxurious feel that is noticeably cool to the touch.

In total, the hybrid has a thickness of 13 inches.

layers of brooklyn bedding aurora

  • The first layer is a 1.5-inch layer of copper gel Energex™ foam with TitanCool™ technology. This quick-responding layer provides pressure relief that should never overheat because the highly conductive gel helps to transfer heat away from the body.
  • The second layer is 2 inches of hyper-elastic TitanFlex™, which is the company’s latex-alternative that is extremely strong and will not pose a problem for sleepers with latex allergies. It provides additional contouring with added bounce.
  • The third layer is a 1-inch swirl visco-elastic memory foam, which forms a transitional layer between foam and support coils and helps to elevate the mattress’ motion isolation. It has a gel infusion for further cooling.
  • The fourth layer is made from 8-inch Quantum edge pocketed coils that provide edge-to-edge support, durability, and stability. Coils along the sides of the mattress are reinforced for additional structural integrity in the edges.
  • The fifth layer is a 1-inch base layer of foam that forms the bed’s foundation underneath the coils.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

We scored the Medium option of this mattress at a 5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. The company offers two other firmness levels, the Soft and the Firm, which they’ve scored at 3 and 7, respectively.

With a high-end hybrid design, the Brooklyn Aurora really delivers all the best features of both foam and coils, incorporating top-of-the-line pressure relief and support. At 13 inches high, the bed feels substantial and sturdy compared to some thinner models.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the cover is cool to the touch and soft. Lying down, you will notice some sinkage through the first three foam layers that give this mattress a gently cradling cloud-like feel.

Aurora’s materials do not allow you to sink too deep and most are quick responding, so you shouldn't feel stuck. The Quantum coil unit offers a good, deep bounce and support, and hyper-elastic TitanFlex™ adds some additional bounce in the comfort layers. Both the quick response of the materials and the bounce make for easier repositioning.

firmness scale for Brooklyn Aurora

Back sleepers will benefit from the foam’s contouring in their lumbar region while still experiencing the spine-aligning support of pocketed coils.

Side sleepers, who tend to sleep with their weight concentrated onto a smaller surface area, are particularly prone to pressure in their hips and shoulders, the heaviest points of most bodies. This bed will cradle these points for excellent pressure relief, while the supportive coils will help keep the spine well-aligned. Side sleepers who need additional pressure relief may consider trying the Soft option of this bed.

Stomach sleepers tend to experience the most sinkage in their hips, which can create an uncomfortable dip that misaligns their spine. Most stomach sleepers will be well supported by the hybrid’s Medium option, but those with heavier weight considerations may want to try out the Firm option.

Both the height and support features make this hybrid an excellent choice for sleepers who are significantly heavier because there is not as much risk of bottoming out compared to some other bed-in-a-box brands.

Motion Transfer

If you sleep with a partner and one or both of you sleep light, you will want to look at a bed’s performance in the motion transfer category.

Brooklyn Aurora performs pretty well with motion transfer and this is owed to the layer of memory foam and the pocketed coils. Memory foam has an excellent reputation for absorbing movement, and wrapping each coil individually helps to ensure that motion does not transfer from one coil to the next. There is slightly more motion transfer than an all-foam or memory foam bed, but that is to be expected of a bed with coils.

Edge Support

The Brooklyn Aurora really excels with edge support, especially when compared to other bed-in-a-box options. An edge-to-edge coil system that is reinforced with stronger coils along the sides helps to ensure your body weight is well-supported whether you are sleeping in the bed’s center or the edge. Even with your weight concentrated in a sitting position, you will feel the strong support of the coils underneath you.

Couples take up more surface space, so stronger edge support can be even more beneficial for partners who need to use a larger area of the bed.

Other Considerations

  • Multiple Firmness Options – When ordering the Aurora, you choose from three firmness levels: Soft, Medium, and Firm. You may exchange the bed for a different firmness level after 30 days during the trial period, if necessary.
  • Trial Period – You can try this mattress for 120 nights and if you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it for a full refund.
  • Warranty – The company offers a 10-year warranty on this mattress.
  • Shipping – Shipping and returns are free within the continental United States. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada is also available for an additional fee.
  • CertiPUR-US® CertifiedThis product is made while avoiding ozone depleters and is free from dangerous levels of hazardous materials, such as mercury, formaldehyde, and lead.
  • Adjustable Base Compatible
  • Made in the USA
SizeDimensions (inches)Price (w/o discount)
Twin38” x 75” x 13”$999
Twin XL38” x 80” x 13”$1,249
Full53” x 75” x 13”$1,549
Queen60” x 80” x 13”$1,699
King76” x 80” x 13”$2,124
Cali King72” x 84” x 13”$2,124

Final Thoughts

9.5 Total Score

The Brooklyn Aurora is a “super-cool” new luxury hybrid.

9.5Editor's score
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8.6User's score
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Brooklyn Bedding has entered the luxury hybrid space with a mattress so packed with high-end cooling and comfort technology you will hardly believe the Aurora came out of a box.

The family behind Brooklyn Bedding has been in the mattress business for 25 years and has put that expertise into their mattresses. Because they do all of their design and manufacturing in-house, they are able to pass on savings to their customers. A luxury Queen-size bed that could cost thousands of dollars in the retail space is now available for $1,699.

Overall, the Aurora is a worthwhile investment that delivers on comfort and is built to last.

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