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EcoSleep Mattress (2020) Review

Last updated on March 24, 2020

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The EcoSleep mattress features all-natural latex and a flippable design.

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Note: The EcoSleep mattress is made by Brooklyn Bedding and is their first natural mattress. We have also reviewed the Brooklyn Signature and Brooklyn Aurora mattresses.

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, check out our full EcoSleep mattress video review.

Table of Contents

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Summary Overview of GoodBed's findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & Construction Mattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel Ratings Softness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief Ratings By sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature Ratings Motion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & Longevity Cost, Discounts, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom Line Who is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is the EcoSleep a Good Mattress?

The EcoSleep is made by Brooklyn Bedding, a company that's well established. The EcoSleep is their first natural mattress, featuring more sustainable and eco-friendly materials than their other beds. Brooklyn Bedding is somewhat unique in that it owns its own factories in the United States. It's more common for other brands to source the actually manufacturing to third party companies (in the US or abroad). The EcoSleep has its own website, and is available only online.

The use of 100% natural latex and low-odor materials sets the EcoSleep apart, as does its flippable design, where each side has a different softness and feel. Both are on the firmer side, but varied quite a bit in terms of cushioning depth (how much you sink in). If you know you like a firmer bed but aren't sure how firm the EcoSleep does let you choose between those two sides.

In terms of back support, we thought both sides would be a good choice for most back sleepers. Stomach sleepers will be better suited on the firm side, while side sleepers in terms of both spinal alignment and pressure relief, will be better served by the Medium side.

From a features perspective, the EcoSleep performed well in just about all our tests for motion isolation, edge support, temperature, and adjustable base compatibility. And if you tend to sleep in a lot of positions, our tester found changing from one position to another almost effortless.

If you are interested in a latex bed, green and eco-friendly features may be of importance to you. The EcoSleep certainly excels in this area, using 100% natural latex from real rubber trees, along with a support base of steel springs that should be recyclable down the road. For those looking for a balance of eco-friendly materials and latex's pressure-relieving and support properties, combined with the more traditional feel and bounce of pocketed coils, we think the EcoSleep has wide appeal.

Like most online mattress companies, Brooklyn Bedding includes a 120-night trial period for the EcoSleep, with full refund should you decide to return the bed. It also includes a 10-year warranty that's not pro-rated (meaning that should you require replacement under warranty after 9.5 years, you're entitled to a completely free new mattress).

Read on for our detailed report, and be sure to check out the video to see this mattress in action as we put it through our tests.

Bottom Line: Who is the Best Match for an EcoSleep Mattress?

BEST if you:

  • Sleep in a variety of positions
  • Prefer a firmer feeling mattress
  • Need excellent edge support
  • Value eco-friendly materials
  • Are concerned about sleeping hot
  • Prefer a mattress with some bounce 

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Like a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Are a heavier stomach sleeper
  • Want the best motion isolation
  • Prefer a very soft, plush mattress


Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter of your personal preference.

Softness Level - Medium Side
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm
Softness Level - Firm Side
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
3 Firm
Cushioning Depth - Medium Side
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
5 Average
Cushioning Depth - Firm Side
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
3 Shallow cushioning
Memory Feel
(1=Least, 9=Most)
1 None
Bounce
(1=Least, 9=Most)
7 Plenty of bounce

 

Back Support (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here's what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

Medium side:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 9 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 9 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 9 8
Heavier >250 lb 8 9 7

 Firm side:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 8 5 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 6 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 8 9
Heavier >250 lb 9 8 9

Pressure Relief (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper's weight and body shape. Here's how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

Medium side:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 8 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 8 7
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 8 7
Heavier >250 lb 7 6

 Firm side:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 5 4
Average 150 to 200 lb 5 4
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 5 4
Heavier >250 lb 4 4

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely on your personal priorities.

Motion Isolation - Medium Side
8 Very good

Motion Isolation - Firm Side

6 Pretty good
Stays 'Cool' 9 Excellent
Edge Support 9 Excellent
Ease of Repositioning 10 Exceptional
Green Features 9 Excellent
Adjustable Base Compatibility 9 Excellent
Overall Value 9 Excellent

 

Key Facts – EcoSleep Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding

Mattress Type

All-Natural Latex over Pocketed Coils

Price

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Delivery

Free delivery to door

Return Policy

120-night trial, full refund

Warranty

Lifetime. Indentation coverage: 1"+

Country of Manufacture

United States

Thickness

11 inches

Weight (Queen)

100 pounds

Materials & Construction

What's in an EcoSleep Mattress?

Overall, we classify the EcoSleep mattress as an "All-Natural Latex over Pocketed Coils" construction type. It is about an 11″ thick mattress comprised of 4 layers. The mattress ships with the medium side up (you'll know because of the orientation of the word 'EcoSleep' on the side panel).

  • 1.5" 100% natural latex
  • 1.5" 100% natural latex
  • 6” pocketed steel coils
  • 1.5" 100% natural latex

The coSleep mattress can be used on either side. The default is Medium side up, with two layers of all natural latex. The top layer is very soft -- just about the softest latex we've felt. The second layer of latex is more of a medium soft. So when you're on the Medium side, those two layers of latex are your comfort materials.

Flip the mattress and you're on the Firm side. The latex layer here is very firm - just about the firmest latex we've seen. The pocketed coil unit, with 950 coils in the queen size, provides support regardless of which side is up.

Cover

The layers of the EcoSleep mattress are wrapped in what we call a "tight top" cover, meaning that it is smooth and flat as opposed to quilted and deeply cushioned. The cover is made from organic cotton with a layer of natural New Zealand wool underneath. There's more wool on the Medium side of the bed, which gives the cover a little more loft. Wool is also a natural moisture-wicking material, so it can help regulate heat.

 

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely by your personal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

The EcoSleep is designed to be used on either side, and each has a different softness and feel. What the company calls the Medium side we found to be more of a medium firm on our scale. The Firm side, we agreed, is a firm on our scale as well.
So while both sides skew towards the firmer end of the spectrum, we did find meaningful differences in spinal alignment and pressure relief.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level - Medium Side
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm
Softness Level - Firm Side
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
3 Firm

 

Cushioning Depth what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed.

We found the two sides of the EcoSleep mattress to be quite different in terms of cushioning depth. On the Medium side, you'll get more conformance and "sink" and more of that 'hugged' feeling -- we felt it was about average in terms of depth. On the Firm side, however, there's almost none of that hugged or cradled sensation -- but rather a feeling of floating on top of your bed.

You can really see the difference in the photo below with our 16-lb. bowling ball.

Cushioning Depth - Medium Side
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
5 Average
Cushioning Depth - Firm Side
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
3 Shallow cushioning

 

Responsivenesswhat’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

The EcoSleep latex hybrid doesn’t have any memory foam, so it does not have any of that slow-responding memory feel. But it does have some bounce. The latex layer imparts some surface bounce, and the pocketed coils below kicked in when our tester dropped his weight onto the bed, springing him back into the air.

So if you like some bounce to your mattress, yet don’t particularly like that memory foam feeling of sinking into your mattress, the EcoSleep may work for you.  

Memory Feel
(1=Least, 9=Most)
1 None
Bounce
(1=Least, 9=Most)
7 Plenty of bounce

 

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular, spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

In our evaluations, the EcoSleep mattress afforded very good back support and spinal alignment on both sides for back sleepers. Results for side and stomach sleeping were more mixed and dependent on which side of the bed you're on.

 

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it's in when you're standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the EcoSleep mattress:

Medium side:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 9 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 9 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 9 8
Heavier >250 lb 8 9 7

 Firm side:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 8 5 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 6 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 8 9
Heavier >250 lb 9 8 9

 

Back Sleepers:

While our 200-lb. tester was on his back, he noted that his hips sank just deeply enough to create a good neutral spine. We felt that sleepers of a wide range of sizes and weights would have a similar experience, owing to the supportive coils below. And we felt this would be true regardless of which side of the mattress you're using.

Side Sleepers:

In our evaluation, the Medium side would be better suit to almost all side sleepers, except for those on the heavier side, who might be fine with either side. But for average and lighter side sleepers especially, the Medium side has more 'give' and conformance to allow the hips and shoulders to sink into the bed and keep the spine in a neutral position.

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers should opt for the Firm side of the EcoSleep mattress, which supported our tester very well in this position. Lighter stomach sleepers should also be fine on the Medium side.

 

Pressure Relief ( what's this )

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that's the position in which your body's weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress for your needs, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here's how we sized up the pressure relief of the EcoSleep mattress:

Medium side:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 8 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 8 7
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 8 7
Heavier >250 lb 7 6

 Firm side:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 5 4
Average 150 to 200 lb 5 4
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 5 4
Heavier >250 lb 4 4

 

If pressure relief is a major concern for you, opt for the Medium side. With its 3" of latex, it provides much better cushioning for hips and shoulders, and we thought the Medium side would be good to very good for most sleepers.

We would not recommend the Firm side for those with pressure relief needs, particularly for side sleepers. With just 1.5" of very firm latex, we didn't feel there was enough cushioning for hips and shoulders.

 

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattress can be better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter of your own personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

 

Motion Isolation what’s this )

Generally, mattresses with springs or coils don’t perform as well as foam beds when it comes to isolating movement from one side of the bed to the other. We test this in two ways. With a bowling pin standing upright on one side of the bed atop a small piece of tempered glass, we drop a 16 lb. bowling ball on the other side of the bed. The our tester repeatedly drops his full weight onto the bed, observing what happens to the pin.

On the Medium side of the EcoSleep bed, the pin didn't move much and never fell over in either test. On the Firm side, the pin wobbled like crazy, though it did not quite fall over.

Overall, motion isolation for the EcoSleep bed was good, but definitely better on the Medium side.

Motion Isolation - Medium side
8/10 Very good
Motion Isolation - Firm side 6/10 Pretty good

 

Temperature what’s this )

For most people, we do not think the EcoSleep mattress will feel hot for three reasons designed to regulate heat. First, the cover includes wool fibers; wool is a natural heat regulator. Second, the top latex layer has pin-core holes piercing the latex, allowing for air flow. And lastly, the pocketed coil layer is mostly air; the coils allow for lots of air flow.

The EcoSleep mattress also doesn't offer super deep cushioning, meaning more of you body is exposed to the air; that's particularly true for the Firm side.

Overall, if overheating in bed is a concern for you, this type of latex-over-coils construction offers excellent air flow and is a great choice.

Stays “Cool” Rating 9/10 Excellent

 

Edge Support what’s this )

Edge support is important if you like to sit on the side of the bed, or if you tend to sleep along the edge. With the EcoSleep mattress, our tester felt very stable both sitting and laying right on the edge, regardless of whether he was on the Medium or Firm side of the bed.

Edge Support Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Ease of Repositioning what’s this )

If you tend to move and change positions a lot over the course of a night, ease of repositioning will be a priority for you. We found the EcoSleep bed to really shine in this area. Our tester had no trouble at all moving around or rolling into another position.

Repositioning Rating 10 /10 Exceptional

 

Green Features what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe.

If you are considering the EcoSleep mattress from Brooklyn Bedding, then low odors, minimal use of chemicals, and eco-friendly materials are likely important to you. Let’s take a closer look.

The cover of the EcoSleep mattress is made of organic cotton and wool.

The latex is 100% natural, made from rubber trees. Note that it's not organic latex -- which would mean the sap is harvested from organically grown rubber trees. While you can find certified organic latex mattresses, the cost would be twice or three times higher than the EcoSleep. All-natural latex can theoretically be composted (check with your local recycling agency). The latex used in the EcoSleep is certified by the Rainforest Alliance to be sustainably grown and harvested.

Lastly, the support layer of pocketed coils are steel, which does not off-gas, and in the end can be potentially recycled as well.

Taken overall, while the entire mattress is not organic, and its latex isn't all-natural, the EcoSleep has many more eco-friendly features than most.

Green Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Adjustable Base Compatibility what’s this )

We tested the EcoSleep bed on top of our standard adjustable base to see what would happen. We found that the mattress conforms extremely well right out of the box, even at the foot of the bed. When our tester got off the mattress in its articulated position, it stayed bent in shape very well.

We did note that the quilting layer tends to bunch up quite a bit, which can be uncomfortable, especially if you get out of the bed and get back in when the bed is in its articulated position, but we did not find this to be a major issue, and is quite normal among competing mattresses.

Adjustable Base Use Rating 9 /10   Excellent

 

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does n EcoSleep Mattress Cost?

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers.

 

What Are You Getting?

The EcoSleep mattress from Brooklyn Bedding is an 11” mattress that combines supportive pocketed coils with layers of 100% natural latex. It's a flippable mattress, and each side has a different softness and feel, making it an interesting choice for those who prefer a firmer mattress but perhaps are not sure exactly how firm.

How Long Will the EcoSleep Mattress Last?

We don't have any concerns that the EcoSleep won't last an average mattress lifespan. When examining the materials and construction, we noticed no major 'red flags.' The latex layers have a firmness and density we think will be durable, and pocked steel coils have a long reputation for durability.


Overall Value

We think the EcoSleep mattress is an excellent value. Its construction quality, performance in our tests for a wide variety of people, flexible flippable design, and use of eco-friendly materials makes it a standout in its price range.

Value Rating 8 /10 Very good

 

Other Factors to Consider

Delivery

  • Free delivery to the door

Brooklyn Bedding includes free delivery, which is not unusual among its competitors. Delivery is by common carrier like FedEx, who will deliver the box to your door.

 

Returns

  • 120-day trial period
  • Full refund, including return shipping within trial period

Brooklyn Bedding offers buyers a 120-day trial period for the EcoSleep, and requires that buyers try the mattress at least 30 days before returning it. Returns within the trial period are free, with return shipping included. See: Brooklyn Bedding return policy


Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 10 years
  • Indentation Coverage: 1” and above

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions—the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for mattresses is generally between ¾” and 1.5”. Brooklyn Bedding has chosen to cover indentations that meet or exceed 1” for the EcoSleep. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be at least that deep before the warranty would offer you protection. See: Brooklyn Bedding warranty policy.

Bottom Line: Is the EcoSleep Mattress Right for You?

In our view, the EcoSleep mattress will tick a lot of boxes for a lot of sleepers.  Based on our findings, here’s who we think is the best and worst match for an EcoSleep mattress:

BEST if you:

  • Sleep in a variety of positions
  • Prefer a firmer feeling mattress
  • Need excellent edge support
  • Value eco-friendly materials
  • Are concerned about sleeping hot
  • Prefer a mattress with some bounce 

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Like a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Are a heavier stomach sleeper
  • Want the best motion isolation
  • Prefer a very soft, plush mattress

Is the EcoSleep bed right for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz to find mattresses that fit your needs, based on your preferences and price range.

Looking for more on the EcoSleep mattress from Brooklyn Bedding? Click here to visit their website at EcoSleep.com.

 

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