An revised memory bed with an emphasis on pressure relief will face off against a newly updated hybrid bed with an emphasis on support and breathability in our Brooklyn Signature versus Nectar head-to-head comparison.
Brooklyn Bedding, on the other hand, is able to keep their pricing low since they own their own manufacturing plant, which is in contrast to Nectar’s business and online sales approach.
There is no doubt that memory beds and hybrids provide distinct sleeping experiences, but which one is best for you? We’ll go through the pros and cons of each, as well as who we think is the greatest match for each, in this review.
As always, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to check out our full reviews here:
Quick Comparison: Brooklyn Bedding & Nectar
- A lot of bounce and support.
- Innerspring and foam composite.
- Retains less heat.
- Pressure points on the side of the body are relieved.
- The familiar texture of memory foam.
- Trial duration of 365 nights.
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
An all-foam system, the 12-inch Nectar is shipped in a box.
Cotton and bug-resistant Tencel are sewed to a layer of gel memory materials to provide additional cooling and velvety comfort for the heart of the mattress.
Brooklyn Signature Construction
Hybrid or not, this bed is still delivered compressed and folded to your door.
Construction is 11.5 inches tall and covered in cotton fabric sewed together with poly foam for extra softness. The thickness of the cover varies depending on the firmness level you select, however we’ve only tested the Medium firmness.
- TitanFlexTM, a breathable latex-like material engineered to feel like latex but be more durable, covers the top layer. Pressure-relieving comfort is provided by this two-inch hyper-elastic layer, which responds quickly. Adding TitaniumGelTM prevents heat from being retained.
- For deep level pressure relief and support, a second layer of TitanFlexTM is 2 inches tall and transforms the mattress from comfort to support.
- The bed’s bounce is provided by a 6-inch fundamental pocketed coil unit.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Comfort)
Using a firmness scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is rock hard, we rated Nectar between 6.5 and the Brooklyn Signature Hybrid at a 6.
For those who sleep on their stomach, back, or side, both of these beds fall within a spectrum of comfort that works well for those who switch between those positions throughout the night. The foundation layer of foam and the coil system provide superb support for your spine in all three sleeping positions, even if they have a different feel.
While the hybrid’s faster-responding top layers mould and support your shape, the all-foam Nectar’s comfort layers are slower to respond and give more figure-hugging contouring. Side sleepers will appreciate this as it can accommodate both their deeper and shallower curvatures.
Although the airflow via the coils of the hybrid and the sleeper’s greater proximity to the surface of the mattress give hybrids the advantage in dispersing heat, both use gel in their comfort layers and use breathable covers to do so.
Brooklyn Bedding provides this model in both Soft and Firm, rated at 4 and 7, if you have more particular firmness or pressure relief requirements for your mattress. These include stomach sleepers who are overweight, as well as curvier side sleepers who like the Soft.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
As a memory foam mattress, Nectar sinks into your body as the foams slowly adjust to your weight and wrap around you for a deep hug that prevents pressure points. The stiffness of the foundation helps in repositioning, despite the lack of bounce.
Hybrid mattresses have a softer, more forgiving cradle, and the individually pocketed coils do provide some additional conformity, but they don’t let you to sink as far into the mattress as a traditional mattress would. When you’re moving around, a medium-bounce and quick-responding foam helps.
Comparing Motion Transfer
All-foam Nectar has a firm foundation layer that reduces bounce and memory foam that helps absorb movement, so it edges out the hybrid, despite its individually flexing pocketed coils and comfort foam layers.
However, light sleepers shouldn’t be bothered by activities on either bed in the long run because of this.
Comparing Edge Support
Roll-packed hybrids, like this one, typically have better edge support because of their innerspring components that run edge-to-edge. Nectar’s edges function better than expected despite the fact that all-foam beds compressed are often less effective.
Hybrids may hold up better when you’re sitting on the edge with all your weight concentrated on a smaller area, but both beds allow you to sleep closer to the side without feeling like you’ll slip down the floor.
Brooklyn Signature vs. Nectar Compared Side-by-Side[table]
|Cover||Memory materials quilted together with a poly-blend||Cotton blend quilted to poly foam|
|Materials||Gel memory foam, soft conventional foam, standard conventional foam||TitanFlex™ comfort and support layers and ascension pocketed coils|
|Cooling||Cover allows airflow, heat wicking gel foam||Coils allow airflow, breathable foams, TitaniumGel™ to wick heat|
|Firmness||6.5/10||4/10, 6/10, 8/10|
|Sinkage||Deep hug||Gentle cradle|
|Trial Period||365 nights||120 nights|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Ships to the USA, White Glove Delivery available in some areas||Shipping available to the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Canada|
|Made in the USA||No||Yes|
|Size||Nectar price (w/o discount)||Brooklyn Signature price (w/o discount)|
|Split Cali King||N/A||$749|
Should I Buy Nectar or Brooklyn Signature?
Choosing a mattress comes down to personal preference, comfort, and your specific sleep requirements. This is because different mattresses cater to different types of sleepers.
We Would Recommend Buying Nectar if You are Looking for:
- Memory foam has been improved. For deep contouring, pressure alleviation, and support, Nectar uses a proprietary memory-foam technology.
- Motion isolation. With an all-foam base and deep comfort layers that absorb motion at impact, this bed has an edge over the competition for moving around close to a partner with less disruption.
- An incredible bargain. The value of this mattress really stands out in the industry because of the high-quality foam and the amazing sleep trial and guarantee that are all included in the purchase price.
We Would Recommend Buying Brooklyn Signature if You are Looking for:
- A crossbreed. With a coil unit, you get a little extra bounce that lets you shift positions easily and provides superb support for your body from head to toe.
- Options for firmness. Depending on your personal comfort demands, you may get this hybrid in either a Soft or Firm version.
- Regulating the temperature. With the help of the TitanFlexTM gel and the coil unit’s airflow, a mattress may be kept cool and fresh by removing heat from the body.
There are a few subtle variations between the two beds that can assist you make a decision based on your specific requirements and preferences.
You may prefer the classic memory feel of Nectar at a lower price point, but Brooklyn’s newly redesigned Signature hybrid’s feel and coil unit assist encourage airflow and increase edge support in a variety of firmness combinations. Nectar’s classic memory feel at a lower price point may suit you better.
Either way, you’ll have a memorable night’s sleep, so the decision is yours.