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I’ve been testing mattresses for a long time now, so I was excited to get my hands on the new ‘Elite’ mattress from Brook + Wilde.
Though Brook and Wilde are fairly new to the bed-in-a-box market, they differentiate itself from the competition by letting you select the level of firmness you want for each mattress. Unique in the UK, this level of personalisation has the potential to greatly improve your shut-eye.
Overall, though that particular mattress does have some shortcomings, I was pleasantly surprised by how well supported and comfortable the Lux mattress was for the relatively low price. Unlike some other mattress companies, I could tell pretty much instantly that Brook + Wilde’s promise of only the highest quality products was not just a marketing ploy – it oozes quality, like the rest of their product range.
👍 Comfortable and supportive for side sleepers in particular
👍 Provides good balance of firmness and support
👍 Controls temperature well
👍 200-night comfort guarantee
👍 10-year warranty & Made in UK
👎 May not provide enough support for back sleepers
Now let’s get into the nitty gritty of the Elite. In short, the Elite mattress is one of the most supportive and pressure-relieving mattresses I‘ve ever slept on, making it one of the most comfortable nights of sleep I’ve ever had. It’s a great option for folk who place a premium on both convenience and luxury due to its responsive support system and temperature-regulating cooling technology.
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As you’ve probably figured out, the Brook and Wilde Elite is a true hybrid mattress, just like the more reasonably-priced Lux – but it has an extra layer of foam and an extra set of springs.
The mattress features 1,000 full-size (135mm) pocket springs over a sturdy foam foundation; these are separated by 2,500 little pocket springs. Brook & Wilde call it a layer of special wave technology” foam, which provides support for spinal alignment in addition to “push back” and bounce.
Memory foam acts as a barrier between the high-density foam on top of the tiny springs and the detachable cover of the mattress. With this “shield” in place, the top cover glides effortlessly over the dense foam below. Because of the unusual sequence of these layers and the “wave” layer, the construction of this bed-in-a-box mattress is quite intricate.
All Brook and Wilde Elite mattresses comes in either soft, medium, or firm options – called Feels – allowing you to choose whatever you want. As above, you can tailor it exactly to your needs and here I chose “medium” – the idea was to represent a middle ground in terms of firmenss, so bear in mind my review/thoughts only apply to that particular level of firmness (…if I can get my hands on the other versions, I’ll update this review).