Brooklyn Bedding Review

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is a premium hybrid mattress from Brooklyn Bedding that recreates the luxurious feel you get from high-end hotel mattresses—right in your own home. But is it the right mattress for you? We’ll help you decide in this comprehensive review. We’ll explore the features and benefits of the Aurora Luxe, including its innovative materials, unique construction and multiple firmness options. We know that finding the right mattress can be a daunting task, so we’ll provide you with all the information you need to determine if the Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid is the right choice
for you.

Last Updated April 2024

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Highlights
Firmness: Firm, Medium, Soft
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Short Queen, King, Split CA King, CA King, RV King, RV Bunk
Materials: Cooling Infused Foam, premium steel coils
Design: high-density foam layers and premium steel coils perfectly cradle the body, no matter your preferred sleep position
Trial Period: 120-night home trial
Warranty: 10 Years
Shipping: Free Shipping

What is the Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress?

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is a 13-inch luxury hybrid mattress that combines high density, breathable foam layers and individually encased coils to provide superior comfort and support. Named the “Best Cooling Mattress” by U.S. News and World Report, this mattress also includes a number of advanced temperature regulating features, including an elite top panel that delivers cooling on contact, making it ideal for sleepers looking for an ultra breathable sleep surface.

Pros

The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid Mattress has many advantages over other mattresses on the market today including:

  • Luxury hybrid design featuring premium foams and pocketed coils
  • High quality materials & thoughtful design create unparalleled comfort & support
  • Named the “Best Cooling Mattress” by SleepFoundation & Tom’s Guide
  • Available in 10 sizes and three firmness options 
  • Built to last with durable materials and edge reinforcement
  • Made in the U.S.
  • 10-year warranty
  • 120-night trial
  • Free shipping

Cons

  • Can be pricey compared to all-foam & innerspring mattresses, but comparable to hybrids
  • Can be heavy to move without help 
  • They will not remove your old mattress unless you are a California resident

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress Details

Materials & Construction

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress pairs high quality foam with durable steel coils to deliver the perfect balance of comfort and support. It is 13 inches thick and consists of six functional layers. Here’s a more detailed look:

Layer 1: The Cover
The top-most layer of the mattress features a luxury smooth top weave and includes the brand’s proprietary GlacioTex™ technology, which removes excess heat and provides cooling benefits on contact.

Layers 2-4: The Foams

Layer 2: The first layer of foam includes 1.5 inches of the brand’s patented CopperFlex™, a hyper-elastic foam with immediate response technology that adjusts to your body each time you move. It’s also been treated with phase change material, which draws excess heat away from the body, maintaining optimal comfort for every sleeper. This layer also includes an  infusion of copper, which helps combat bacteria.

Layer 3: This is a two-inch layer of extra soft, supreme response comfort foam, which provides cloud-like comfort and includes immediate response technology that adjusts to your body every time you move.

Layer 4: This is a one-inch gel swirl memory foam layer, which provides added pressure point relief.

Layer 5: The Coils
A zoned layer of approximately 1,000 individually encased coils, this part of the mattress delivers superior support to your body exactly where it needs it.

Layer 6: The Base
This is a .75-inch high-density foam base that adds durability to the mattress and reinforces the individually encased coils as they compress.

For an additional fee, sleepers can opt to have a dual layer of cozy pillow top foam added to their mattress. This provides even more contouring and pressure point relief.

Sizes Available

The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid Mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Queen Short, King, California King and Split California King. It also comes in an RV King and an RV Bunk size.

Firmness Levels & Who It’s Best For

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is available in three different firmness levels: Soft, medium and firm, making it a great option for almost every sleeper, regardless of age, body weight and sleep style. Here’s a look at the three firmness options and who they’re best suited for:

 

  • Soft is best if:
    • You sleep mainly on your side
    • You require more pressure point relief & gentler support
    • You like to feel “hugged” by your mattress
  • Medium is best if: 
    • You are a combination back, stomach and side sleeper
    • You like a balance of contouring and support
    • You like to feel like you’re sleeping above your mattress’ top layers
    • You sleep with a partner and need to balance different comfort preferences
  • Firm is best if: 
    • You primarily sleep on your stomach and/or back
    • You do not to sink deeply into your mattress
    • You need additional lumbar support
    • You prefer a smoother, flatter surface for sleeping

Sleeper Types Suited For

This mattress works well for all types of sleepers including side sleepers who need extra cushioning around their hips & shoulders as well as back & stomach sleepers who need more support than softer mattresses can provide. Additionally, due to its cooling technology, this mattress will work well for hot sleepers and those who prefer a breathable sleep surface.

Firmness Level

When you purchase your Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress, you’ll choose from three firmness levels, soft, medium and firm. If you’re not sure which is best for you, the company provides a helpful guide on their website that provides recommendations based on your weight and sleep position. The Brooklyn Bedding customer service team is also very helpful in guiding you toward the best option for you.

Purchasing the Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress

You can purchase this mattress directly through the Brooklyn Bedding website. The company also has several showrooms across the United States where customers can make an in-person purchase. You can also find the mattress on third party eCommerce sites like Amazon and in some mattress retail stores, but the best way to take advantage of Brooklyn Bedding’s sales, sleep-trial and warranty is to purchase directly from the brand.

Prices

The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid Mattress is available in a range of sizes and prices:

Twin: $899.30

Twin XL: $1,098.80

Full: $1,398.80

Queen: $1,698.80

King: $1,998.80

California King: $1,998.80

Split California King: $1,998.80

*Prices are subject to change and may vary depending on promotions or discounts.

Coupons and Discounts

Brooklyn Bedding offers discounts and savings on their mattresses throughout the year—especially around holidays. Be sure to check their website and follow them on social media to take advantage of their promotions.

Shipping & Delivery

Every Aurora Cooling Mattress is custom crafted in Phoenix, Ariz., and ships for free directly to your door via FedEx Ground Shipping.

Your mattress will arrive in a large box. Easy set-up instructions are included on the Brooklyn Bedding website. The larger size mattresses are fairly heavy so you’ll want to enlist help or use a dolly to transport it.

Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress Performance Review

Motion Isolation / Transference

The Aurora Luxe Mattress features individually encased coils, which cradle the body as you move, helping to minimize motion transfer. This makes it an excellent choice for couples or light sleepers who are easily disturbed by their partner’s movements.

Pressure Relief

The combination of foam layers and pocketed coils work together to distribute weight evenly and reduce pressure points.

Temperature Control

There’s a reason U.S. News & World Report named the Aurora the Best Cooling Mattress—it was meticulously crafted to optimize airflow and breathability. From cover to the foam to the coils, this mattress includes a variety of advanced cooling technologies all of which help regulate temperature and provide a cool and comfortable sleep experience all night long.

Edge Support

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress includes higher gauge coils along the perimeter, providing enhanced edge support and ensuring the mattress edges won’t sag as the mattress ages.

Ease of Movement

This mattress includes immediate response technology that adjusts to your body as you move throughout the night, allowing for easy movement and repositioning during sleep, and making it a great choice for combination sleepers—or those who frequently change positions.

Durability

Featuring high-density foam layers and premium steel coils, the Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is made in-house and carefully assembled by Brooklyn Bedding’s master craftsmen. It is designed for long-lasting durability and performance. The 10-year warranty provides confidence in the longevity of the product. 

Noise

The high quality foams and individually encased coils prevent any noise or squeaking during movement, so you can sleep peacefully throughout the night.

Sex

Offering both bounce and responsiveness, the Aurora Luxe is a solid choice for couples who are looking for a mattress that facilitates movement. The strong edge support also provides plenty of usable surface area, and the cooling features prevent overheating during intimate moments.

Off-gassing/Odor

While many customers don’t detect any “funny smell” after unpacking their mattresses for the first time, as with any bed-in-a-box mattress, you may notice a slight odor when you unpack your mattress from its shipping box. If you do, rest assured that the smell is not harmful and that it will likely dissipate within 24 hours in a well ventilated space.

Comparing the Aurora Luxe Mattress to Other Popular Picks

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and supportive mattress that prioritizes temperature regulation and cooling. It’s well suited to side, back, stomach and combination sleepers thanks to its multiple firmness levels and durable construction. But how does it compare to other best-selling mattresses on the market today? Here’s a look:

Bear Hybrid vs. Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress

There are several similarities between the Bear Hybrid Elite and the Brooklyn Aurora Luxe “bed-in-a-box” mattresses. Both consist of high quality foams and individually encased coils, both include phase change material and other advanced cooling technology, and both are available in three firmness levels and multiple sizes. Both mattresses also come with a 120-night sleep trial as well as free shipping.

There are a few differences between these two top-selling mattresses, including:

  • The Bear Elite tends to be a bit more expensive than the Aurora Luxe—most sizes cost a few hundred dollars more. The gap widens if you purchase the Aurora during one of the brand’s many sales. 
  • The Bear Elite comes with a lifetime warranty; the Aurora Luxe comes with a 10-year warranty.
  • The Bear Elite is 14 inches in height and is made up of five layers; the Aurora Luxe is 13 inches and is comprised of six layers—the Aurora has an additional layer of foam for extra comfort and support.

Layla Hybrid vs. Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress

Like the Aurora Luxe, the Layla Hybrid Mattress pairs specialty foams with individually encased coils to deliver superior comfort and support. Also like the Aurora Luxe, the Layla Hybrid is available in multiple sizes, is made in the U.S. and comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. The mattresses are comparably priced as well. Still, there are some differences between these two best-selling options, including:

  • Whereas the Aurora Luxe is available in three firmness levels, the Layla Hybrid features a flippable design—one side of the mattress is soft and plush, and the other is firmer and more supportive. 
  • While the Layla Hybid does include some temperature regulating features, the Aurora Luxe puts more emphasis on temperature control, with multiple advanced cooling technologies incorporated throughout the mattress.

About Brooklyn Bedding

Brooklyn Bedding is an American made mattress manufacturer, which sets itself apart from other bedding brands with its master craftsmanship, a dedicated, state-of-the art manufacturing facility, and exceptional customer service. The company designs and produces its entire line of high quality bedding, on demand, in its manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

Customer Service

The Brooklyn Bedding support team is friendly, helpful and accessible. They are available via online chat Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST via chat, and via email at [email protected]. They can also be reached via phone from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST at (623) 624-1222. They are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST via all communication channels on Saturday and Sunday.

Sleep Trial

Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial so customers can test out the mattress before making a purchase decision. This means that if at any point during your first 120-nights of owning the mattress, you decide you are not happy with it, you can request a return.

There is a $99 removal fee for all mattress returns to cover the cost of picking up your mattress.

Warranty

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is backed by Brooklyn Bedding’s full 10-year warranty, which means that if a defect occurs and you are within the warranty period, the company will repair or replace the defective product. The warranty begins the date you purchase the mattress and cannot be transferred.

FAQ

How much does a Brooklyn Aurora hybrid king bed weigh?

A king sized Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress weighs about 125 pounds. Its dimensions are 76 by 80 inches.

How thick is the Brooklyn Aurora mattress?

The Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress is 13 inches thick. It consists of six functional layers and includes high density foams and individually encased coils.

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