Both Nectar and Brooklyn Signature mattresses are created with a modernized memory foam with an emphasis on increased pressure reduction. We’ll compare and contrast the two to see which one is best for your body.
By owning their own manufacturing facilities, Brooklyn Bedding is able to keep their rates low while yet offering high-quality products.
Memory beds and hybrids offer a variety of sensations, but which one is best for your needs? Here, we’ll go over the benefits of each, as well as who we believe is the greatest person to fill each role.
As always, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to check out our full reviews here:
Quick Comparison: Brooklyn Bedding & Nectar
- Exceptional stability and rebound.
- A combination of foam and springs.
- Retains less heat.
- Pressure points on the side of the body are relieved.
- Memory foam with a classic feel.
- An initial 365-day trial term.
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
Rolling into a box, the 12-inch Nectar is an all-foam configuration.
Additional cooling and velvety comfort are provided by a layer of gel memory materials sewed to a cotton and bug-resistant Tencel quilted layer.
Brooklyn Signature Construction
Despite the fact that it has recently been upgraded to a hybrid version, this bed will still be delivered to your home folded and compressed.
Construction is 11.5 inches tall and covered in cotton fabric sewed together with poly foam for extra softness. Depending on the firmness level you select, the cover can be thicker or thinner. We’ve tested the Medium.
- 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 comes from a 6-inch unit of fundamental pocketed coils.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Comfort)
Our firmness rating, which measures how hard a mattress is from 1 to 10, was used to rate Nectar between 6.5 and 6 on the all-foam range and Brooklyn Signature between 5.5 and 5.5 on our hybrid scale.
Both of these beds fall within a wide range of comfort that works well for people who sleep on their stomach, back, and side at the same time during the night. The foundation layer of foam and the coil system provide excellent support for your spine in all three sleeping positions, despite their distinct textures.
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 since it can support both their deeper and shallower curves..
Even though both mattresses use gel and breathable covers to prevent the heat retention of foams, a hybrid mattress may have a tiny advantage in this area because of the airflow through coils that helps distribute heat and the sleeper’s location closer to the bed.
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.
Side sleepers with more curves seem to prefer the Soft, while heavy people on their stomachs may prefer the Firm.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
Despite the fact that it’s advertised as a memory foam mattress, when you lie down on it, you’ll feel like you’re getting a good hug from the foams, which is what prevents pressure spots from developing. The stiffness of the foundation helps in repositioning, despite the lack of bounce.
However, the cradle is much more soft and the coil arrangement prevents you from slipping into a deeper hug, despite the individually pocketed coils providing some additional conformity. 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.
If you’re a light sleeper, you shouldn’t be bothered by movement on either side of your bed.
Comparing Edge Support
For a roll-packed hybrid, the edge support of this mattress was exactly what we’d anticipate from a hybrid with an edge-to-edge innerspring unit. Nectar’s edges function better than expected despite the fact that all-foam beds compressed are often less effective.
While both beds allow you to sleep closer to the edge without fear of slipping, the hybrid may hold up better when you’re sitting on the edge with all of your weight concentrated on a smaller area.
Brooklyn Signature vs. Nectar Compared Side-by-Side
|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 the ideal mattress for you comes down to personal preference, what feels best to your body, and your specific sleep needs.
We Would Recommend Buying Nectar if You are Looking for:
- Modernized memory foam. With the use of memory foam, Nectar has created a mattress that cradles your body without making you feel confined or overheated.
- Motion isolation. With its all-foam base and deep comfort layers that absorb motion at impact, this mattress has a tiny advantage over the competition.
- An incredible bargain. The high-quality foam and great sleep trial and warranty make this mattress stand out in the industry at a genuinely fantastic pricing point.
We Would Recommend Buying Brooklyn Signature if You are Looking for:
- A hybrid. The incorporation of a coil unit changes up the sensation by giving the mattress a little extra bounce that helps you move around and change position, as well as give superb support for your body edge-to-edge.
- Firmness choices. If you need a more particular comfort level, you may get this exact hybrid in a Soft or Firm depending on your pressure relief or support needs.
- Temperature regulation. Gel in the TitanFlex™ helps draw heat away from the body and the coil unit promotes a good level of airflow across the mattress to transport away warm air that can build up in a mattress.
You can choose between the two mattresses based on your personal preferences and needs, and both offer excellent pressure relief and support.
Those looking for a comfortable and restorative sleep free of motion transfer may prefer Nectar’s original memory foam feel, but Brooklyn’s newly revised Signature hybrid feels and coil unit aid encourage ventilation and provide edge support in multiple firmness settings.
Both options provide a totally unique and comfortable sleeping experience, so the choice is yours.