If you’re a larger person and you want a mattress made specifically for you, you’ve come to the right article.
Here I’m talking about the Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxe mattress. I’m going to take a look at its construction, my experience with it, who it’s a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for.
Let’s get started.
As the name suggests the Titan Luxe comes from Brooklyn Bedding, a producer of some very high quality, good value mattresses. They actually own their own factory, so they cut the middleman out and pass the savings onto you, the customer.
I’m a big fan of their Aurora mattress and the Signature mattress as well.
But they made Titan Luxe mattress specifically with larger people in mind.
They have the Titan Firm hybrid and the Titan Luxe hybrid. The Titan Luxe is a very comfortable model, also made with cooling in mind and again a great match for heavier people.
But why is the Titan Luxe a good match for heavier people?
Let’s start by looking at the construction.
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First off is going to be 13 inches tall. Then starting off on top and working our way down, we have a soft cover. It’s going to be quilted with gel memory foam. It’s going to add some nice pressure to the top of the mattress. Also some nice cooling.
You also have the option of a cooling panel. It’s going to add some phase change materials at the top of the mattress, going to help with cooling even more.
Below that is a layer of TitanFlex foam. It can add some bounce to the top of the mattress and it’s also very high density.
Below that a layer of Energex foam, acting as a transition layer. It keeps you from sinking in too far into the mattress.
Below that TitanCaliber coils. They are very supportive, made to handle heavier weights.
Below that is a layer of high density foam.
What does all that mean?
First off, again this is made specifically with heavier people in mind. So high density foam will see many years of use. It’s also going to support that heavier weight. Also very supportive coils.
Speaking of cooling, it’s a very cooling mattress with the coils, a lot of room for airflow, gel memory foam. If you want something even cooler, go with the cooling panel.
Last but not least, it’s a very durable mattress with high density foams, extra supportive high grade coils. It should last for a number of years.
Firmness and Feel
Now let’s talk about firmness and feel.
In terms of firmness, this matters is close to a six and a half out of ten. About medium in terms of firmness. That’s because on top you do have some softer layers of memory foam.
But beneath that, there are more supportive high density layers and very supportive coils.
All together a six and a half out of ten.
Now speaking of feel with this matters, again, on top is some memory foam, so you get a little bit of that slow moving feel. When you press it, it takes a little bit of time to get back into place.
Beneath that are some more responsive layers and coils. so overall a bouncy responsive hybrid feel, with a little bit of memory foam feel right on top.
To test out the bounce of this mattress, I dropped a ball on it. It kind of dies on top and that is not too surprising with memory foam right on top.
Overall not too hard to move around on this mattress.
Now let’s talk about how I feel in different sleeping positions on the Titan Luxe hybrid mattress.
Starting off my back, a very good balance of comfort and support. My hips sinking in the right amount, some contouring in the top memory foam layer and good overall support. An excellent match for back sleeping.
Moving to my side, it’s also a good match for side sleeping. Some good pressure relief from that memory foam on my shoulders
and my hips.
However moving to my stomach, not quite supportive enough for me. I am bending at the hips and I’m getting out of alignment.
I like to mix subjective opinion with objective tests and one of those tests is the pressure map. I lie down on my back, side and stomach and I see anywhere from blue for no pressure, all the way up to red for high pressure.
On the back, I saw mostly blues and some greens in the hop area, which means very little to no pressure. That means this is a great mattress if you suffer from pains on your back.
On the side, I saw the same results. Mostly blues with some greens in hip area. So it’s a good choice for side sleepers. It’s great at relieving pressure and distributes your weight evenly.
On my stomach, it’s almost all blues, with very little greens.
If you sleep with a partner, you also want to think about motion transfer.
Basically you’re lying down on one side of the mattress and your partner moves around on the other side. Are you going to feel that motion or not?
To test out the motion transfer on this mattress, I placed a glass of water near the center. I pushed the other areas and it’s not disturbed too much. It’s actually handling the motion transfer quite well. That’s not too surprising because on top you do have that layer of memory foam. It’s really cutting down on that motion transfer.
To further test out the motion transfer on this mattress, I laid down on one side, my wife moved around on the other side. She changed positions, she got in and out of bed. I didn’t feel too many of her movements transferred to my side.
Overall some good motion isolation.
If you sleep with a partner or you like sleeping towards the edge of the mattress, you also want to think about edge support.
Basically you’re sitting down or lying down at the edge of a mattress. Do you feel secure or you are gonna roll off and onto the floor.
When I was sitting down near the edge of the Titan Luxe, it was collapsing a bit, but not too much. I feel comfortable enough to lean over and tie my shoes.
When lying down on this mattress pretty close to the edge, it was collapsing a little bit under my weight, but I didn’t feel I gonna roll off and onto the floor.
Overall, there’s some decent edge support.
Who Should Get The Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress?
Now let’s talk about the pros. Who I think the Titan Luxe might be a good fit for?
First off, it is a great match for heavier back sleepers. It’s a medium firm mattress, with that perfect balance of comfort and support for back sleeping.
Also extra supportive for heavier weights. Heavier back sleepers definitely take a look at the Titan Luxe.
It’s also a very good match for hot sleepers. It has some nice cooling infusions, a lot of airflow with the coils and an optional cooling panel on top as well.
Last but not least, it’s a very good deal for a heavier person. It’s mattress under $1500 for a queen size, so a very good deal for a very nice mattress.
Who Shouldn’t Get The Titan Luxe Hybrid Mattress?
Now let’s talk about the cons and who I think the Titan Luxe might not be the best fit for?
First off, if you’re a lightweight person, this mattress really isn’t made with you in mind. Definitely take a look at either the Brooklyn Bedding Signature hybrid or the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora hybrid.
Also probably not the best match for heavier stomach sleepers. It’s only medium firm. I’ll probably take a look at the firm hybrid model of this mattress.
Last but not least, probably not the best match if you like an overall slow moving feel with your mattress. You get a little bit of that right on top, but overall more of a bouncy responsive hybrid feel.
If you’re taking a look at the Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxe mattress, you might want to know how it compares to one of its major competitors, the Big Fig mattress.
Let’s do that.
First off, the constructions are quite similar. They’re both made specifically with larger people in mind. Extra supportive coils and high density foam on top of beds.
However in terms of materials, the Big Fig does feature latex and the Titan Luxe does not.
Speaking of firmness, the Titan Luxe is softer than the Big Fig. And speaking of feel, you get a little bit more of that slow-moving feel right on top of the Titan Luxe. You get more of a bouncy latex feel with the Big Fig mattress.
Last but not least, speaking of price, the Big Fig does cost more than the Titan Luxe.
So who should get one and who should get the other?
First off in terms of who should get the Titan Luxe mattress, I think a better match for fans of something a little bit softer, side sleepers and those who want to save some money as well.
In terms of who should get the Big Fig, I think fans of firmer mattresses, heavier stomach sleepers and also those who want something a little bit more durable.
The Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxe hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress. It’s going to come to your house in a cardboard box.
How do you unbox it?
It’s easy to follow these instructions.
First off, ask your friend for help. This box is quite heavy. You don’t want to hurt or strain yourself.
Bring that box inside and into your bedroom. Open up the top of the box and take out your rolled up mattress. Place this on your framer foundation and slowly and carefully cut the layers of plastic. You don’t want to damage your brand new mattress.
Then give it 24 to 40 hours to fully off gas and expand and you’re good to go.
Now to give you some additional information about the Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxe hybrid mattress.
First off, it comes with free shipping and returns. It comes with the 120 night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
The Titan Luxe is available in 7 sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, Cal king, split Cal king.
Depending on the size you choose, prices go from $899 to $1549.
Brooklyn Bedding often offers discounts, and you can save up to $400.
Now I like to answer some frequently asked questions about the Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxw hybrid mattress.
Is the Titan Luxe a good mattress?
The quick answer is yes, it is a very good mattress. It’s very supportive, made specifically with heavier people in mind. If you’re a heavier back or side sleeper or hot sleeper, definitely take a look at this mattress. However if you’re a lightweight sleeper, you want something a little bit on the firmer end, I’d probably look elsewhere.
Can you flip the Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxe hybrid mattress?
And the answer is no, you cannot flip this mattress. It’s only designed to lay in one way, with the support layers on the bottom, comfort layers on top and the cover right on top of the mattress.
How long will the Titan Luxe mattress last?
This does depend on your weight. If you’re a heavier person, you are going to put more strain on your mattress. It’s also going to depend on how often you use the mattress. That being said, looking at its construction, supportive coils, high density foam, it should last for around 10 years, if not more.
In the end I think the Brooklyn Bedding Titan Luxe hybrid is a great match for heavier back sleepers, some heavier side sleepers, hot sleepers and those who want a great deal.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.