Our In-Depth Spartan Bed Review (by Brooklyn Bedding) for 2023

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Can a performance mattress truly meet the demands of my active lifestyle?

Brooklyn Bedding created Spartan Mattress because of customer demand for a luxury mattress geared towards recovery and performance. Implementing design features and using the company's proprietary foam formulations, Spartan comes equipped with Nanobionic RE-3™ technology. This material has been clinically tested and the company reports the potential for faster recovery, shorter time to fall asleep, and overall improved sleep health.

The Spartan is a hybrid mattress available in two models: Brooklyn Spartan Luxe and Brooklyn Spartan Essential. The Spartan Luxe comes in three firmness options, while the Spartan Essential has one firmness option. The multiple firmness options allow this bed to adapt to different shapes and sleep styles.

Our in-depth overview of the Spartan mattress will analyze the company's claims by scoring this bed based on features such as cooling, comfort, support, and overall purchase value. This analysis specifically looks at the Medium option of this product.

If you are interested in our full review keep on reading but if you would rather skip ahead to our scoring and summary, click here.

You will love Spartan Mattress if you:

  • Live an active lifestyle – The manufacturer claims that the Nanobionic RE-3™ technology incorporated into this bed reportedly delivers energy back to the body. This should help so your anatomy can rest better, allowing you to wake up with increased amounts of renewed energy. The technology turns your body’s heat into waves of energy to promote quality sleep.
  • Enjoy bounce – If you appreciate the bouncy sensation of coils mixed with responsive foams you should get a kick out of this mattress. It provides simple repositioning and can be great for sexually active couples.
  • Sleep hot – A combination of materials like cooling gel, copper infused foams, and a breathable coil layer, should leave you sleeping cool throughout the night. Plus, Far Infrared Rays technology combined with advanced cooling of TitanCool™ makes the Spartan an excellent choice for hot sleepers.

You might not like Spartan Mattress if you:

  • Desire an all-foam bed – Supporting the foams in this mattress is an 8-inch layer of pocket coils that give this bed more bounce than a traditional memory option. This bounce eases repositioning while providing some of that memory foam feeling the top 3 comfort layers have to offer. However, the coils in the bed give a unique feel different from an all-foam mattress.
  • Want Edge Support – Only the Spartan Essential model is built with high-caliber coils along the sides for edge support. If you sit or sleep near the edge of the Spartan Luxe, you may feel that it lacks support and firmness in this area. Therefore, those seeking good edge support are limited in their selection.

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Construction (Materials & Quality)

Spartan was designed as a hybrid to be compressed and shipped in a box. The mattress includes handles on the sides for easy installation. You can use a variety of foundations: platforms, base, boxspring, and adjustable bases. Foundations designed specifically for Brooklyn Bedding products can be found on their website.

The materials in the Spartan Luxe include Ascension® coils, gel memory foam, dense polyfoam, and proprietary materials like TitanCool™, CopperFlex™, and TitanFlex™. The materials in the Spartan Essential include Ascension® coils, TitanFlex™, dense polyfoam, and VariFlex™. Both beds also feature a smart fabric performance cover with Nanobionic RE-3™ technology that transforms your body heat into Far Infrared Rays technology for faster recovery and better sleep.

The performance cover is made of patented Nanobionic RE-3™ technology, a material currently under investigation by scientists to prove it’s long-term health benefits. The company claims that this tech recycles body heat by transforming it into waves of energy that are transmitted back into the body. This happens through the fibers in the cover, providing the body with increased levels of oxygenation, improved circulation, sleep quality, and overall wellness.


Layers of the Spartan mattress

This hybrid design towers at 13 inches tall. Spartan incorporates the best aspects of coils and foam, delivering optimized comfort and support. The coils are individually wrapped and serve as the main support system for the Spartan Luxe and Essential models.

  • The comfort layer under the cover is 1.5 inches of CopperGel Energex™ with TitanCool™. This extremely responsive foam fosters pressure relief that should remain cool because the conductive gel transfers heat away from the body. An added infusion of copper promotes an antibacterial sleeping environment.
  • The comfort layer is 2 inches of TitanFlex™ technology. This super strong material provides additional contouring with an increased bounce that should adjust to the body with every movement. This is an alternative to latex that is great for sleepers who suffer from latex allergies.
  • The transition layer is 1-inch of swirl visco-elastic memory foam, which functions as a transition between the foams and pocket coils, providing deep contouring and increased pressure support. This material includes embedded gel for additional cooling.
  • The support layer features up to 1,032 individually-wrapped Ascension® coils. The coil unit supports the body where you need the most while also promoting airflow.
  • The base layer is 1 inch of protective foam that supports the weight of the mattress and protects it from damage. The base also reinforces the coil unit.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

The Medium firmness of Spartan scored at a 5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, with a score of 10 being the firmest. Brooklyn Bedding markets two additional firmness options, the Firm and the Soft, which we have rated at 7 and 3, respectively.

The breathable cover keeps the body from overheating and feels cool to the touch. Initially, when lying down you should notice that your body sinks into the top three layers, leaving you resting in a gentle cradle.

Mattress Firmness Scale Spartan by Brooklyn Bedding

Spartan does not permit too much sinkage and most layers respond quickly to pressure. The Ascension® coils influence deep bounce that leaves you feeling comfortable, while the TitanFlex™ adds buoyancy in the top comfort layers. The combination of these materials makes an easier time for repositioning (combination) sleepers.

Back sleepers should experience spine alignment supported by the pocketed coils while benefiting from the contouring in the lumbar regions provided by the foam comfort layers. For those folks that like a little extra support they might enjoy the firmer option of this model.

Side sleepers lie down with their weight concentrated upon a smaller surface area, causing many to experience increased pressure in the hips and shoulders. This bed should cradle these areas for a desired relief of strain, while the pocket coils help maintain spinal alignment. Side sleepers desiring further pressure relief might want to consider the Soft model of this product.

Stomach sleepers frequently experience sinkage down in their hips, which may cause misalignment in the spine. Most of these individuals should feel adequately supported while using the Medium firmness, but those who have heavier weights to consider may be better suited towards the Firm model.

This should be a good choice for people of almost all weight considerations. Because of the 13-inch height and enhanced support that the hybrid technology provides, heavy sleepers should never worry about bottoming out this sleeping option.

Motion Transfer

Some folks share a bed and if either partner is a light sleeper a mattress with good motion transfer may be something you wish to consider.

Spartan performs fairly well with motion isolation because of its pocket coils and transitional memory foam. Pocket coils are wrapped and separated to help keep motion secured in one spot and memory foam’s motion isolation properties have earned it a great reputation within the industry. You may experience slightly more motion transfer on this bed than on an all memory foam model, but rest assured knowing it isolates motion well for a hybrid bed with springs.

Edge Support

Couples take up more sleeping surface space, so strong edge support will benefit those who need to use the entire mattress. This product scores high in this category, especially in comparison to other bed-in-a-box options like an all foam mattress.

Spartan Essential has high-caliber Ascension® perimeter coils for a greater edge support along the sides. Stronger coils along the perimeter reinforce the edge-to-edge coil system. This should guarantee you are well-supported even if you wind up getting pushed to the edge by your partner. You should feel the strong support of the coils beneath you even with your weight concentrated in a sitting position on the side of the mattress. Spartan Luxe doesn’t have any coils in the perimeter, so it may not offer enough edge support for those who like sleeping near the edge of the bed.

Other Considerations

  • Multiple Firmness options – You have the option to order Spartan Luxe in a Firm, Medium, or Soft firmness setting, while Spartan Essential is available in a Medium firmness setting only.
  • Trial Period – This bed has a 120-Night trial and if the product fails to satisfy your expectations you can adjust your order or return your product for a refund. However, you must keep the mattress for at least 30 days from the date of delivery since that’s how long it takes for you to adjust to a new bed. You can return it only those 30 days are up.
  • Warranty – The brand provides a 10-year warranty when purchasing this product.
  • Shipping – Shipping is free inside the contiguous United States. This product can be delivered to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada for an added service fee.
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified The CertiPUR-US® program is a third-party organization that tests foam products to meet strict health and safety standards. A CertiPUR-US certification means that the foams in this mattress are not made with ozone depleters, harmful flame retardants, formaldehyde, and low VOC emissions.
  • Adjustable Base Compatible
  • Made in the USA
SizeDimensions (inches)Price (w/o discount)
Twin38” x 75” x 13.5”$1,099
Twin XL38” x 80” x 13.5”$1,349
Full54” x 75” x 13.5”$1,724
Queen60” x 80” x 13.5”$1,999
King76" x 80" x 13.5”$2,399
Cali King72" x 84" x 13.5”$2,399
Split Cali King36" x 84" x 13.5”$1,349

Final Thoughts

9.5 Total Score

This hybrid construction provides a luxury experience while answering the needs of sleepers who live an active lifestyle. The tech in this mattress could potentially help with recovery and overall sleep quality.

Materials & Quality
Support & Comfort
Edge Support
Value for Money
Spartan has incorporated features from some of Brooklyn Bedding other signature mattresses but targeted their design towards athletes and active sleepers. This bed’s overall design is a great option for those wanting to recover, sleep cool, and experience a bed with a little more than average bounce. If you are interested in the cover technology, we encourage you to research Nanobionic RE-3™. Spartan is also available in two models and multiple firmness levels. Apart from standard sizes, it also comes in Short Queen.

Brooklyn bedding designs and manufactures their products. This enables them to advertise fair and affordable prices for their customers by cutting out the middlemen. Overall, this bed delivers comfort and support that incorporates advanced tech that will only continue to grow!

Katie Simpson
Sleep Advisor