An Honest Review of the Brunswick Mattress (2021): Pros, Cons & Our Verdict
A hybrid mattress that displays the best qualities of an innerspring and memory foam mattress, the Brunswick Mattress is a medium-firm mattress that’s great for all types of sleepers – offering the support of pocketed coils and the comfort of memory foam. See why Brunswick Mattress may be the mattress for you. Check out our expert reviews below.
Do you want to lie down on a bed with the superb support of a standard inner spring mattress while enjoying the pressure relief properties of a memory foam bed? You get the best of both worlds with the Brunswick Mattress.
Can the Brunswick Mattress stand up to a competitive market? Let’s see!
The Brunswick Mattress is great for combo sleepers—people who often change their position when asleep. Back sleepers, of course, would love the soft yet supportive feel of the mattress. All this assumes that the sleeper is of average weight—that’s around 130 to 150 pounds.
If you want to transition from an inner-spring coil mattress to a memory foam bed, the Brunswick Mattress is ideal, considering its hybrid design. It has the support of an innerspring but the pliability of an all-foam mattress.
However, the mattress isn’t exactly ideal for heavyweight users and those who sleep prone. Side sleepers may also find the bed bordering on uncomfortable due to the thin layers of memory foam.
Does the Brunswick Mattress provide you the right amount of comfort? Does it live up to how it is marketed? Read on to see how it fares with our sleep testers.
The Brunswick Mattress is a 12-inch conglomeration of memory foam and pocketed coils, a typical hybrid mattress design. Let’s see what this hybrid mattress has that makes it stand out from the rest.
The Brunswick Mattress’s cover forms the first layer that gives the product its distinguishing comfort. It is made of a blend of hemp, polyester, and spandex. This makes the cover breathable, stretchy, and washable.
Hemp is a surprising addition; not many bed covers use hemp. Although it has a similar yet inferior feel compared to cotton, it is more durable and can better withstand premature wear-and-tear.
The pillowtop layer gives the Brunswick mattress amazing pressure relief. 3 thin layers of memory foam comprise it rather than a single thick layer. Memory foam, which is originally designed for use in NASA space craft, is known for its adaptive contouring property.
These 3 layers allows excellent body contouring, providing pinpoint pressure relief on sensitive body areas such as the shoulders, hips, and knees. It also conforms to your every curve and bulge of your body, encasing you in a cozy, pressure-relieving hug.
Memory foam has an inherent property of retaining body heat, making overheating a problem. Sleepers often complain that sleeping on memory foam becomes uncomfortable, especially on warm nights.
The Brunswick Mattress strives to mitigate the heating problem by infusing one of the layers with cooling gel. The gel helps absorb some of the heat, making the bed cooler and more comfortable.
While the top layers of memory foam provides comfort and pressure relief, the support layer counteracts the softness so you won’t sink too deeply into the mattress. Unlike an all-foam mattress wherein the support layer is a single block of high-density foam, the Brunswick Mattress comprises hundreds of pocketed coils.
Altogether, the coils which are spaced evenly throughout the support layer, provide bounce by 1) pushing the memory foam layer up and 2) resisting pressure and weight on it. This allows you to feel like you’re sleeping on top of the bed rather than being “stuck” in the middle of the mattress.
Manufactures of mattresses, including beds-in-a-box products, usually refer to a Firmness Test scale when assessing a mattress’s softness or firmness. A rating of 1 means that the bed is extremely soft—as if it is made of cotton candy. A rating of 10 indicates that the bed is incredibly firm, as if you are sleeping on a slab of hard wood.
The industry standard is medium-firm, which is typically rated at 6.5. However, this presumes the weight of an average person sleeping on his back.
If you press on the Brunswick Mattress, you would immediately feel its cover and pillow’s combined softness. A slight push immediately contours the shape of your hand. When you push harder and further, you could feel considerable resistance as the pocketed coils counteract your hand’s weight.
The Brunswick Mattress is generally rated at 6.5, which is just at the average standard. Some of our sleep testers felt that the bed is a tad softer than medium firm, putting it at 6. Upon lying down on the bed, you will definitely feel the memory foam’s slight embrace as it conforms to your body shape. However, before sinking in too deep, you can sense the pocketed coils doing their work, providing you a fair degree of bouncy support.
In all, the Brunswick Mattress has a pretty good balance of softness and support. All layers synchronize with each other quite well, although strict side sleepers and stomach sleepers may find the mattress hovering on being uncomfortable. Let’s discuss that in detail below.
If you’re a back sleeper, you will feel your weight being evenly distributed across the mattress’s surface. As the pillowtop layer starts to conform to your body, you can feel the memory foam filling in and supporting the hollow space of your lumbar area.
The three layers of memory foam make the bed a tad softer than usual, but it doesn’t give you that feeling of being trapped in the middle of the mattress. A heavier person might feel the sinkage more evidently, though.
If you are a side sleeper, you will feel adequate pressure relief on your shoulders and hips as you sink in to the top layers of memory foam. However, if you’re a little heavier than usual, you could feel your shoulders and hips digging right into the pocketed coils. This is due to the lack of a transition layer between the memory foam and the support layer.
Thus, when you sleep on your side on the Brunswick Mattress, you can feel some tension on your shoulders, elbows, and hips even though the memory foam seems to alleviate the pressure. If you’re a strict side sleeper, this mattress may be between cozy and uncomfortable.
If you’re a stomach sleeper, you will feel cozy initially as the memory foam starts to conform to your body. However, as the foam continues to sink and follow your body shape, the sinking feeling becomes more evident. Mainly, you will feel your hips dipping lower than your shoulders.
This isn’t exactly uncomfortable, but it may cause strict stomach sleepers a few problems. That’s why if you sleep prone, a firmer bed is recommended so you can sleep with your spine correctly aligned.
This bed is great if you frequently change positions when sleeping. The memory foam layer is soft enough to provide coziness and pressure relief. However, the support layer provides good bounce and a firm surface, so it won’t feel as if the memory foam is sucking you through the layer. Thus, you can shift freely without any effort.
In general, foam-based mattresses have average or excessive sinkage, or the degree to which the foam compresses when a certain amount of weight is applied. Adequate sinkage makes you feel as if you’re sleeping on the mattress, not in it. Like many other mattresses, the Brunswick Mattress’s sinkage depends mostly on the weight of the sleeper.
A sleeper of light weight will feel as if they’re sleeping on top of the bed. An average person will feel a little bit of sinkage, but not enough to make it feel like the foam is suffocating him or her. A heavyset person will feel a considerable sink, but the coiled pockets underneath the pillowtop layer will push him or her back up.
Motion transfer is the level of movement that is perceptible from one side of the mattress to another. If you’re sleeping with someone else, this is an essential factor to consider when choosing a bed. A bed with good motion isolation allows you to sleep soundly even if your partner tosses and turns in their sleep.
Unfortunately, the Brunswick mattress has below-average motion transfer properties. The memory foam layers dampen the waves of motion somewhat. However, the adequate support of the pocketed coils in the support layer effectively counteracts the dampening. Thus, you will most likely feel your partner moving, which could disturb your snooze.
As mentioned earlier, memory foam inherently traps heat, making them warm to sleep on. The Brunswick Mattress mitigates the problem by a combination of factors:
While the Brunswick Mattress doesn’t feature any revolutionary technology that helps in cooling the mattress, the layers’ properties and the design itself do a great job in cooling the mattress.
The Brunswick Mattress is available in a variety of sizes. Thus, choosing the right one to match the available space that you have in your bedroom is easy. The price of the mattress depends on the size you choose. Note that the prices here are in Canadian dollars.
38 x 75 x 12 inches
38 x 80 x 12 inches
53 x 75 x 12 inches
60 x 80 x 12 inches
76 x 80 x 12 inches
72 x 84 x 12 inches
Brunswick shows you great appreciation for your order by providing you with superb after-sales customer service. This makes your purchase a pleasant experience.
Brunswick ships the mattress directly at your door with the bed compressed and properly sealed in a box. Shipping is free if you’re living in Canada.
120 night trial
If you’re not sure if the Brunswick Mattress is for you, you can test out your purchase for 120 nights, which is 4 months of testing. If you’re unsatisfied with the product within the trial period, you can send it back to Brunswick. The company will then refund you with the full purchase amount less the shipping cost.
Your new mattress comes with a 15-year warranty which covers substandard workmanship and materials during manufacturing. It does not cover damage due to normal wear and tear, normal usage, abuse, or misuse.
While there are lots of positive Brunswick Mattress reviews, the product is not without some drawbacks. Most of these drawbacks are minor, but they may cause some consternation for more picky customers:
The Brunswick Mattress is a satisfactory hybrid mattress designed to embody the advantages of both inner-spring and memory foam beds. However, the mattress exhibits a weird characteristic; it’s quite soft at a certain point as the memory foam starts conforming to your body. Then it becomes hard as you sink deeper into the mattress, the support of the pocketed springs “defeating” the pliability of the memory foam.
The lack of a transition layer between the memory foam and the pocketed coils makes the mattress border uncomfortable for side sleepers and heavy sleepers. Adding a transition layer on an improved design, even a slim one, would solve the problem.
Nevertheless, Brunswick did a good job on the hybrid mattress. It offers average comfort, it’s a great addition to your bedroom, and it’s good value for your hard-earned money.