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Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Vs Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison

Is Brooklyn Bedding's Bowery mattress or Tuft & Needle the better bed-in-a-box?

Last Updated: July 30, 2020

Brooklyn Bedding Bowery
Soft Foam Bowery is one of the top budget mattresses online today. It’s soft and comfortable, and sells for a really approachable price point.
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Tuft & Needle Original
Soft Foam Tuft & Needle is quite possibly the most popular budget mattress online. The bed is comfortable and accommodates all types of sleepers.
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Alright so first things first. We have to cover the value proposition here—it’s very consumer friendly from both brands such that you can’t really differentiate between the two based on things like shipping, returns, warranty, etc. Both brands will ship your mattress to your front door for free in a package that is surprisingly small…you won’t believe a full mattress is inside. Setting the mattress up is super easy as well. You take it out of the box, remove the vacuum sealing and the mattress decompresses to its intended size. It’s pretty remarkable. After that, both offer you free returns, plus a 100-night risk-free trial where you can essentially test the mattress to see if you like it. If you do, that’s great, keep it.

If you decide you do not want the Cocoon or Purple Mattress, well then, you can return it at no cost to you. Sealy and Purple will come pick up your mattress for free and refund you all of your money. You can return it for any reason you’d like or no reason at all. If you really wanted to, you could purchase both mattresses and keep only the one that you like the most, returning the other for a full refund. Also, both Purple and Sealy offer 10-year warranties on their respective mattresses. They’ve definitely made it easy to get a new mattress and hard to not at least try one out.

Purple Mattress Vs. Cocoon By Sealy Video

Brooklyn Bowery Mattress Review

120-Night Trial Period with Brooklyn Bowery

It’s a trend in the bed-in-a-box industry to offer fairly substantial risk-free trial periods. If you purchase the Brooklyn Bowery, you’ll get 120 nights to try it out and to see if it’s the right mattress for you. Tuft & Needle offers a trial period as well, but theirs isn’t quite as long at just 100 nights (very standard for the industry). That shouldn’t be much of a decision-altering difference, though, because 100 nights is still plenty of time to thoroughly test out a mattress.

Better Presentation with Bowery

Now, it’s true that you’re just going to cover up the mattress with your sheets and comforter and twenty-seven decorative pillows, but we still thought presentation was worth mentioning because it’s not just that the Bowery looks better, but that the cover on the Tuft & Needle is literally see-through. That doesn’t seem like a good indication of quality craftsmanship. Again, perhaps you won’t case since the covers are going on, but we thought it was worth mentioning.

Pressure Relief with Brooklyn Bowery

The Brooklyn mattress is the softer of the two, making it the better option for providing pressure relief. It’s a good combo-sleeper bed, but it’s especially good for strictly side-sleepers, as compared to Tuft and Needle.

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The Tuft & Needle will also do for side-sleepers, but it’s a bit firmer than the Bowery.

Better Overall Comfort with Bowery Mattress

Saying the Bowery is the more comfortable mattress overall may sound like we’re handing it the win, but mattress comfort is super subjective. We prefer the feel of the Bowery to the Tuft & Needle because it’s a bit softer, but maybe you like a firmer bed. It’s a good idea to check out our full reviews of both mattresses to get a better idea of which is better suited for you personally.

See more details about the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Mattress.

Brooklyn Bowery Mattress Review

Tuft & Needle Is Better for Back and Stomach Sleepers

We mentioned this before, but the Tuft & Needle is the firmer of the two beds. Because of that, it’ll be better at providing support for back and stomach sleepers. While we still think the Bowery will do for various sleeper types, it’s possibly better suited for side-sleepers. The T&N, on the other hand, has some extra firmness, which will be nice for back and stomach sleepers, as well as for heavier individuals.

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Tuft & Needle is better for back and stomach sleepers.

Tuft & Needle Sleeps Cooler

In our experience, we felt like the Tuft & Needle mattress performed a bit better in terms of temperature control. Neither of the beds sleep hot, but we think the T&N takes the edge here, maybe because it’s a little firmer so you sleep more on top of the mattress as opposed to slightly down in the mattress. This is all speculation, though. We’re not scientists.

SEE ALSO: GhostBed vs Tuft And Needle Mattress Comparison

Tuft & Needle Is A More Affordable Bed-In-A-Box

Perhaps the biggest advantage the Tuft & Needle has over the Brooklyn Bowery is price. You can see the breakdown in the table below, but suffice it to say that the T&N is the more cost effective option. Tuft & Needle doesn’t offer many coupons, but you can get $50 off Brooklyn Bowery with code BOWERY50 at checkout.

Here is a breakdown of Tuft & Needle’s pricing:

Twin $350
Queen $595
Twin XL $395
Full $495
King $750
Cal King $750

For comparison, lets take a look at Brooklyn Bowery’s pricing:

Twin $499
Queen $699
Twin XL $549
Full $649
King $949
Cal King $949
See more details about the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Mattress.

Brooklyn Bowery vs Tuft & Needle Mattress

First, both mattresses come with free shipping and free returns, as well as a 10-year warranty. That’s pretty standard for the industry, but still worth mentioning.

Additionally, these are both all-foam mattresses, so we won’t have to weigh the pros and cons of all-foam vs. coils. However, even though both the Bowery and the Tuft & Needle are all-foam beds, neither feels like a memory foam bed (mostly because neither in fact uses proper memory foam). As in, you won’t feel like you’re sinking into the beds. This could be a positive or a negative depending on your preference with regard to memory foam. Some people want memory foam, others can’t stand it.

In terms of responsiveness and motion transfer, both the Bowery and the Tuft & Needle performed well in our tests. Both respond quickly to pressure being placed on and off. Switching positions is not an issue on either bed. Motion transfer is also fairly limited on both such that if you are especially active in your sleep (or maybe your partner is), the motion doesn’t reverberate through the bed.

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Kaite trying out the Bowery.

We’d also consider them equals in edge support. With these kind of all-foam, affordable beds, it’s pretty common to have just average edge support and that’s what we found with both the Bowery and the Tuft & Needle. And just in case you aren’t well versed on what edge support means, it’s basically referring to how well the beds keep their shape along the edges. This is especially important for couples sleeping on a smaller size bed, such as a full or queen, where space can be an issue.

Review team

  • Jeff Headshot
    Jeff Rizzo

    Combo Sleeper

  • Matt Ross

    Back Sleeper

  • Mckenzie Headshot
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Headshot
    Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper