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The mattress industry has developed a lot during the past decade and every year more and more makers appear. In this Brook and Wilde mattress review, I will talk about this new entry and whether it is worth your money.
This mattress got my attention because it’s a bit different compared to the other rolled mattresses. They don’t focus too much on the price point but instead, they offer a high spec mattress with excellent customer service. They also don’t follow the “one mattress fits all” approach and instead they offer 3 firmness options; soft, medium and firm. The Brook and Wilde mattress is a hybrid one and is manufactured here in the UK. My mattress arrived almost a month ago so it is a good time to write this review. I have to point out here that the option I went for is the Firm one so this is the one I will talk about below.
The Brook and Wilde hybrid mattress is made of a total of 5 layers plus the cover. These are:
- Top Layer: A memory foam layer that is there to provide comfort but also reduce motion transfer.
- Middle Layer: A layer made of around 2,000 mini springs which are there to provide the body with the needed pressure relief.
- Middle Layer: A second memory foam layer which is denser. It provides support to the shoulders and hips but also helps the spine to align properly.
- Middle Layer: A layer made of around 1,000 bigger pocket springs that add the needed bounce to the mattress.
- Bottom Layer: Support foam is used at the bottom of the mattress. This is essentially the base of it and keeps it all together.
The Brook and Wilde mattress has a total height of 28cm which is higher than the average. It will still fit though in your standard sheets.
The cover of the Brook and Wilde mattress is a really nice one. They designed it to be really breathable and durable. It feels nice and it’s relatively soft. Moreover, it is hypoallergenic so all of you who suffer from allergies can stay assured that you will have no issue. The cover also features a two colour scheme with the top part being white and the bottom part being navy. The two parts are separated by an orange line.
On the sides of the mattress, handles were cleverly placed to help you move the mattress. This is good practical thinking and I love when makers think of us, the users. The cover is not removable and you will have to spot clean it when needed. This is something that I don’t like as I really like to machine wash the covers as it’s way easier. Overall, the cover feels strong but soft at the same time and I do like the design.
FIRMNESS & COMFORT
I have already mentioned that for this review, I will talk about the Firm choice. If I use my virtual scale here, I would say that it is a 7 with 10 being really firm and 1 really soft. Personally, I thought that it would be a bit firmer but it was not as much as I expected. Of course, it still is a firm mattress. I would like now to talk about the different sleeping positions and how the Brook and Wilde mattress performed.
Starting from the back position, the memory foam moulded around my shoulders which was a really nice feeling. My body was properly supported and I felt that the mattress did a good job with my spine alignment. Overall, I felt quite comfortable in this position.
Moving to the side position, the mattress reacted quickly and I felt the springs adjusting to my new position. The spine alignment was good but not perfect which is something I have seen again with firm mattresses. It was comfortable to be in this position but I felt that it performed better in the back one.
Finally, moving to the stomach position the mattress adjusted again quite quickly and I felt that my hips were very well supported. It was probably the position that this mattress performed the best. The memory foam did a good job with my chest and stomach and it was very comfortable sleeping in this position.
Regarding the edge support, the Brook and Wilde mattress is a very solid construction so you will get the same performance across all the sleeping surface. Overall, the mattress performed very well in 2 out of 3 sleeping positions and I personally really enjoyed it.
BED TYPE COMPATIBILITY
You can place your Brook and Wilde mattress on any flat surface. These include box frames, slat frames or even your floor. If you use a slat frame they advise that the slats are no less than the 6cm minimum in width and no more than 10cm apart. Unfortunately, the mattress is not available in EU sizes so if you have an IKEA bed frame then probably you won’t be able to use it. Hope this changes in the future as I would like to see some size variety here.
DELIVERY & PACKAGING
As I have already mentioned, the Brook and Wilde mattress is a rolled one. It comes in a nice carton box (pictured below) directly to your door. The delivery is free for all sizes and it usually takes 3 days. They also offer a free mattress recycling service which is a fantastic add-on and something that most companies will charge you for. And there is more to it. They offer a 2 man delivery service and they will place the mattress in the room of your choice. This is something I haven’t seen elsewhere and I was really impressed.
My experience with them was exactly as described. I received communication the day before and also the morning of the delivery with my one hour slot. The couriers were very prompt and polite and they placed the mattress in the room of my choice. Once they did, they removed my old mattress in an efficient way and left the property. Overall, Brook and Wilde offered me a fantastic service here and I must say it was one of the best I ever had.
TRIAL PERIOD & GUARANTEE
The Brook and Wilde mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee which is the norm these days with all the rolled mattresses. This, of course, is great as it shows how confident they are with their mattress and their manufacturing process. Moreover, you will get a 100 night trial period which will allow you to test it and decide whether you like it or not. If you are not happy with it you have two options. You can either ask for a full refund or exchange your mattress for one with different firmness. The process is quite simple and all you have to do is contact them. They will then arrange the pickup and take care of everything. Overall, they do a great job here so no complaints at all.
Brook and Wilde want to offer high-quality mattresses at a fair price. At the moment there are 4 sizes available for you to choose from. They are all UK ones so unfortunately there are no EU sizes available. The smaller one sells for £599 with the bigger Super King one going for £999. Before you buy your mattress make sure you check my voucher code page that lists all the current offers. The table below includes price information about all the available sizes.
|UK Super King||£999|
IS THE BROOK AND WILDE MATTRESS FOR ME?
Completing this Brook and Wilde mattress review, I would like to share my final thoughts with you. It’s a nice new entry to the UK market and I personally was quite impressed by it. I would say that this mattress is ideal for those who look for:
- A mattress that comes with 3 firmness options.
- A hybrid mattress constructed in the UK using high-quality materials.
- A mattress that comes with excellent service and support.
This is not the cheapest mattress but you pay what you get really. And the Brook and Wilde mattress is a really good one. If you look for a quality hybrid mattress and you want the excellent service that comes with it then this should be high on your list.