Brentwood Home Bamboo Gel 13 Review 5

Cypress Bamboo Gel 13


Motion Transfer






Off Gassing


Trial Period



  • Little motion transfer
  • Thick
  • Great pressure releif
  • Ships to Canada


  • off gassing
  • lacks edge support

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I received a free Brentwod Home Cypress Bamboo Gel 13 mattress to review. Brentwood Home is a company located out of Los Angeles. Below is a picture of their offices which house thier mattress line for inspiration.

brentwood home

I first came across their products via Amazon. Their products are very highly rated there. I have wanted to review them myself to see how they compare to the other startups and recently the company reached out to me to send me a few mattress models to review, the first of which is the Bamboo Gel 13.

Brentwood veers away from the “one size fits all” philosophy that others promote. In turn they make a variety of beds with different materials for a variety of budgets. Brentwood even make a specialty RV size mattress.

Brentwood Home designs and manufactures all of their products in their own facilities in the USA. Keeping it local gives them more quality control and lowers costs which translates into the more affordable prices.

They also focus on healthy products using non-toxic and natural materials. They use CertiPUR-US foam and abide by the standards set by the Global Organic Latex Standard Certification. You also won’t find excessive use of flame retardants

Aside from their mattress ensemble, Brentwood Home makes pillows, bedding, draperies and even aromatherapy candles! They are planning to launch a babies and kids category with beds, changing pads, small furniture and toys.

Ordering the Cypress Bamboo Gel 13

You can purchase this mattress from Amazon.  Brentwood Home has a 120 night guarantee where if you aren’t happy with the mattress within that time frame they will arrange to have it shipped back for free with a full refund.

Once you place your order it ships very quickly. I received my mattress within a week of ordering. It arrives in a box just like the others I have tested and inflates out of the box very quickly.

brentwood box

The dents in the box are in large part due to me sliding it across my house and down the steps into my basement. Since it’s all foam there’s not much you can break. It is wrapped well and inflated to full size in about 4 hours.

brentwood unbox


The Cypress Bamboo Gel 13 is a true memory foam mattress. By that I mean it doesn’t have any bounce and does a great job with motion isolation. The trade off of course is that it won’t feel anything like an innerspring if you prefer a little bounce.

I was skeptical that this mattress could live up to its reviews on Amazon given the price. Bottom line, this is an exceptional value. The contouring and pressure relief is amazing. The issue, and it’s a minor one, is that it lacks some edge support. However I don’t see it as a deal breaker since you won’t be moving around much at night anyway. I spent a few nights watching TV on it and found that I wasn’t fidgeting like I normally do. You gently sink in and feel lighter.

As you can see below there are 4 layers of foam with the top being the cooling gel layer.

brentwood inside

Here’s how each layer of foam reacts

You’ll also notice that there’s little motion transfer

There’s some but not too much sinkage in this mattress. It feels more like a traditional memory foam mattress. It’s a little more firm than an Endy though.

brentwood home depth

Here’s a measurement of the depth of the Brentwood mattress. It is one of the thickest I have reviewed

brentwood depth

My Cypress Bamboo Recomendation

The Bamboo Gel 13 is a great mattress at an exceptional value. Side sleepers will find this mattress very comfortable. It is one of the best I have reviewed for motion transfer. The cooling gel layer works as advertised. The bamboo cover also assists with breath-ability. If you are on a budget but don’t want to compromise on quality, this is the bed for you. It absolutely ranks right up there with a top brands.  Buying this will save you thousands and you will sleep great as well!

You should also note that this mattress also comes in specialty sizes such as:

Olympic Queen
Split Queen
Split King
Split CA King
RV / Short Twin
RV / Short Full
RV / Short Queen
RV / Short King

The Bamboo Gel 13 is sold exclusively on Amazon. You get free shipping as a Prime member too.

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9 thoughts on “Brentwood Home Cypress Bamboo Gel 13 Review”

  1. Motion Transfer






    Off Gassing


    Trial Period


    I got the Bamboo 13, and I have found it to be too firm. I am a side sleeper and on this bed I am getting pain on several pressure points in the middle of the night. This bed, while nice, really didn’t give me a softer feeling than my old mattress ( a sealy beauty rest). The memory foam layer is GREAT but when I sink in to the foam layer beneath it, that is much too firm.

    I am going to return it – I was hoping you could recommend a brand/model bed that would give me a much softer/deeper “sink in” and pressure point relief than the bamboo 13? Perhaps the S Bed, or the Alexandar?

  2. Motion Transfer






    Off Gassing


    Trial Period


    I hate restaurant reviews by amateur reviewers, and will not go into details about weights, sleeping postures, etc.

    We decided to replace our innerspring with a foam mattress. The above “Conclusion” sounded good & we ordered the Bamboo Gel 13 queen.

    It was hard to believe that so much mattress was arrived in a relatively small box.

    The friend who helped us carry it upstairs tried it after it expanded and decided to buy one.

    We find it very comfortable and supportive. It is firm and had a faint odor. It is a great bargain compared with the ones we tried in local stores.

    Of course anyone ordering by mail should consider how it will be transported to the bedroom, and how the replaced mattress will be removed and discarded.

  3. How would compare the Sierra to the Bamboo 13? I’m a side sleeper needing to replace an old spring mattress. I’m torn between the 2. I’ve contacted Brentwood but they basically read me the specs of each mattress. LOL. I was hoping for a bit more guidance.


    1. The Bamboo 13 will feel firmer than the Sierra. If you prefer that dense foam feeling that slowly cradles you then go with the Brentwood Bamboo mattress. The Sierra will have more of a pillow top feel and recover a bit faster.

  4. How would compare the Brentwood Sierra to the Bamboo 13? I’m a side sleeper needing to replace an old spring mattress. I’m torn between the 2. I’ve contacted Brentwood but they basically read me the specs of each mattress. LOL. I was hoping for a bit more guidance. I’m planning to buy a twin size.


    1. The Bamboo Gel 13 will be considerably firmer than the Sierra. The Sierra has more of a plush feel to it and recovers faster than the Bamboo Gel 13

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