Zoned Mattress Video Review
Mattress Unboxing & 1st Impression
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This mattress is designed for side sleepers!
Zoned, as a brand, have yet to make a huge impact on the bedding scene and we do not know very much about them – which is what is going to make this review interesting! Perhaps oddly, this mattress contradicts it’s own name somewhat because it isn’t zoned – not strictly speaking, anyway. The mattress seems to have been designed to give optimal hip and lumbar support and is therefore firmer in the middle than it is in other places – but no actual separation of the zones exists.
Now that we have that little issue cleared up, let’s examine the Zoned mattress by Brooklyn Bedding in greater detail.
Zoned mattress provides exactly the right amount of support where you need it most: the center of your bed. The majority of your body weight is shifted to the lumbar and hip regions when you sleep on your side—to eliminate this disproportionate pressure on your spine, we created an ergonomically friendly, firmer middle in a core layer of individually encased coils. Contouring zones at the head, shoulders, knees and feet create the perfect symmetry to cradle your entire body in comfort.
While Brooklyn Beds as a group perform well with marketing, this particular mattress is much less well known that some of the bigger brands. That’s not to say that it isn’t as good; that’s just to say that their marketing department is somewhat smaller.
Brooklyn bedding tend to focus on all-American made mattresses and often give lots of thought to the sustainability of the sources for their materials. The website they have created for the Zoned mattress is suave and sophisticated… but they do need to look up what the word ‘ergonomic’ means in the dictionary. Since this is about branding and not grammar, we won’t take any marks off.
The company have good customer service and are able to provide further support to you after purchase should you need it. Their shipping and returns policies often leave themselves out of pocket rather than the customer and they are often refreshing things online to keep their company current.
We gave the Zoned mattress a 9 out of 10 for branding. It isn’t ‘zoned’ in any traditional sense of the word and not a lot of people know about it.
Our full review will be up soon and we will include all the details on what to expect form this mattress. In the meantime, make sure to check out our other popular Brooklyn Aurora and Brooklyn Signature reviews. As well as visit ZonedMattress.com to see the bed for yourself.
Delivery of the Zoned mattress will take between 8 and 10 working days until it arrives. When it does come it will be packed in a box and inside a vacuum sealed plastic wrapping. We like that companies are shipping this way nowadays because it saves space and therefore lowers the carbon footprint of mattresses everywhere.
When your mattress arrives we recommend that you take it to the room that you want to place it in before you start to remove the packaging. When you are ready, use a sharp tool to carefully cut away the outer box and the inner plastic – being cautious not to cut through the fabric of the bed in the process – and then step back to watch your new Zoned mattress expand!
The mattress should be fully expanded within 24 hours of unpacking it but you will be able to puts a mattress protector and sheets on it and sleep on it before then. Shipping and returns are usually free when you buy from Brooklyn Bedding, so there is no reason not to love it!
We gave the Zoned mattress a 10 out of 10 for delivery and setup because we couldn’t find anything to complain about.
• Are a side sleeper – the extra support has been designed for you!
• If you have lower back pain throughout the day, try resting on a Zoned mattress and you ought to notice a huge difference.
• If you need to maintain spinal alignment then this mattress will help you do that.
• If you prefer a hybrid bed to a full memory foam one.
• If you like to have some bounce to your bed.
• Are a stomach sleeper, it won’t be uncomfortable it just hasn’t been designed for you and you might find something more suitable elsewhere.
• You don’t like a hybrid and want full foam.
• You like to sink-in to the bed and feel the foam contouring to your body – the protective top layer stops too much sinkage.
• If you need lots of motion reduction – try a full foam instead of a hybrid.
In this case the manufacturer has given extra thought to the specific comfort and feel of the top layer. They have inserted a one inch layer of gel infused memory foam that keeps you cool, allows air to pass under you as you sleep and also keeps your mattress touchably soft. The mattress has been designed to be firmer in the center than it is anywhere else, and has been named as a favorite of side-sleepers everywhere.
The idea is that, as we sleep, we require that little bit more support for our sides, hips and lumbar regions – and many a side-sleeper often wakes up sore around the hips because the mattress simply isn’t firm enough. The Zoned mattress is impossible to place on the firmness scale, however, since its firmness varies depending on where on the mattress you press down. This isn’t the first time we have come across mattresses so responsive to our needs, but it is the first time the center of the mattress has been an express target for this segregated firmness level.
We think it’s a great idea and that it gives vital support to those of us accustomed to waking up aching.
While the full memory foam mattress is renowned for being perfect at motion isolation; the hybrid does not fare quite so well. It tends to be that what you lose in motion reduction you gain in both springiness and in edge support…but the very best mattresses take both into consideration. The Zoned mattress has four separate layers with coil technology individually placed in the lower layers to provide this spring.
What it does have is a one inch thick layer of gel infused memory foam in the top, which means that you gain a little more back in terms of motion reduction. In fact, consumers agreed that they felt very little movement in the night for a hybrid mattress, and we can only put this down to thick spongy layer that sucks you in comfortably on top.
The Zoned mattress has good motion reduction for a hybrid. It isn’t a full score but it is a high one for what type of mattress it actually is. We gave the Zoned mattress a 9 out of 10 for motion reduction, because the firm have evidently put thought into how to achieve the best of both worlds.
Off-gassing is a bit of a deceptive term because we think that any new mattress will smell like where it came from – be that a factory, warehouse or shop floor. This is similar to the smell of a new car or a new pair of shoes and is nothing to worry about. The smell that is coming from the new mattress does not contain any harmful fumes and it will not linger for long.
Strangely, it is organic mattresses or natural mattresses that have the most smell, only because the materials they use to make them lend themselves to prolonged smells. This mattress is not one of those and you should notice the smell fade within 36 hours at most. Any smell ought to be barely recognizable by the end of 24 hours and, once you place fresh sheets and a mattress protector on your bed, it is unlikely that you will even notice it at all.
We gave the Zoned mattress a 10 out of 10 for off-gassing because there is almost no scent at all.
While memory foam beds are infamous for being unable to provide good edge support, the average Hybrid mattress scores much better. The Zoned mattress has a firmness rating at its core that is pretty sturdy, and this firmness gets softer at the top and bottom of the bed. This means that, depending on where you sit, you will get more or less edge support.
The springs provide enough bounce and are layered throughout, so that you do not sink into the edges of this mattress. We loved how much the top layer absorbs your weight and conforms to your shape while simultaneously only being a single inch thick. This means that you can sit on any of the edges without falling off the bed, and without rolling into the middle of it when you are sleeping beside a heavier partner.
Of course we have mentioned that one inch thick top layer of gel infused memory foam; but what we didn’t tell you was that it is actually quilted for extra comfort and feel. This layer provides a little cooling while simultaneously allowing the bed to mold to the shape of your body. Secondly, the Zoned mattress comprises of a two inch layer of their very own patented TitanFlex technology, the aim of which is to provide pressure point relief and responsive contouring as you move.
After that we have an 8 inch ‘core’ which houses the individually wrapped Quantum Edge coils – more than a thousand of them, in fact. It is also this layer that has the varying degrees of firmness incorporated into its structure to give you added lumbar support. The center of the mattress is 48% firmer than the area that will house your head and your feet, so be prepared for a tough middle!
The final touch to this mattress is a two inch layer of high density foam that is super tough and needs to be to provide the base support for the rest of the mattress. As with many hybrids and memory foam beds this mattress has been specifically designed this way; so you can’t just flip it like you could an old spring mattress. Instead, turn the mattress from top to bottom if you want to extend the life of it.
We gave the Zoned mattress a 9 out of 10 for materials… it might be wholly USA made but it doesn’t do as much for sustainability as some of the other products on the market.
Zoned also features a cover that is both breathable and stylish.
The Zoned will work great on any solid surface. The floor, platform slats, boxspring/foundation and they now offer an adjustable base as well.
The Zoned mattress does not seem to be one that has huge amounts of research placed into cooling technologies. They do include that top layer of gel-infused foam which not only provides extra plush comfort but also goes some way to cooling you through the night; and they also use four separate layers to encourage air flow… but if you are looking for a bed that will keep you super-cool all night long then this might not be the one for you. We would recommend you trial it through the summer months to get a feel of how it will respond to your body’s temperature.
Although this firm doesn’t seem to have put much extra effort into temperature regulation this isn’t actually abnormal, and is the industry standard. If you really want a cooling bed then search for cooling mattresses specifically to find the best choice. What we will say in the Zoned mattresses favor is that it doesn’t swallow you the same way a full foam bed would, therefore the temperature is naturally not so hot.
Reviews are mostly positive for this mattress, especially for the hardened center. Jordan says:
“Not a huge difference between the middle and head of the mattress, but I’m sleeping good. I’m a side sleeper, I’m overall happy.”
While Juanita adds:
“Like the support across the hips and softer around the shoulders.”
Whereas Erika says:
“It’s a great price and really comfortable. So far we are really digging the mattress.”
Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box. Typically 5-7 business days.
Warranty – 10 Years
Trial Period – 120 nights
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Brooklyn Bedding have outdone themselves once again by offering a greater risk free trial period than what you might find as a standard throughout the industry. This basically means that they have their trial period set to 120 days instead of 110; proving they want to go above and beyond the call of duty to bring you the mattress you need. This lengthy trial period allows you to trial out the mattress over the course of a couple of months, giving you a feel of how it will work for you all year round.
This company also take pride in their goods enough to offer a full ten year warranty across all of their mattress products. This protects it against defects or deterioration in the foam, splitting or cracking of materials, body indentations of deeper than one inch and any sagging – although they will only replace a sagging mattress if it has been kept as it should be: fully supported throughout its lifetime on a strong bed frame.
We like the warranty but we do note that several bigger brands offer full lifetime warranty’s on similar products, and it leaves us wondering why Brooklyn Bedding do not. We also note that other companies donate used mattresses to charity, again; Brooklyn Bedding does not. With this in mind we cannot give them the full top marks we have given to others.
For these reasons we award the Zoned mattress and 8.5 out of 10 for trial and warranty, the trial is excellent, the warranty not so much…
Overall this is a nicely rounded product where the makers have considered every aspect of suitable bedding, studied the market and produced an equivalent that leaves very little to be desired. Apart from that missing layer of cooling technology, slightly missing the mark on trials and warranty and falling a little shorter than others in the branding department: Brooklyn Bedding have made a polished product that consistently scores well among customers.
What we do love about this design is the elevated (or softer) head and feet sections and the increased Lumbar support. This is actually the same technology that Zero Gravity Chairs use and is scientifically proven to improve back aches and pains – and it was first used by NASA to train astronauts – so you know the research is solid. If anything we would like to see more of this type of mattress on the market to greatly increase the comfort of the population as a whole – but realistically we know not everyone can afford it.
The Zoned mattress presents a top-of-the-range product for a price you can’t argue with. Not only that but because it is a Brooklyn Bedding product, there is a high chance you can earn a discount or find a voucher for money off.
We love this mattresses design and overall feel, we would caution hot sleepers against buying it but would heartily recommend it to any side-sleeper who ever experiences hip pain.