Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review 3

Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

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I recently received a free Oceano mattress for review. This is one of 70 or so mattresses that I have been given over the past year and a half since starting Sleep Sherpa . Out of all the mattresses I have tested so far, the Oceano mattress from Brentwood Home is by far one of the premiere luxury mattresses online. The quality of material that you get for the price is outstanding. With the Oceano, Brentwood has brought the online mattress space to new highs. I have tried other spring mattresses including the Duxiana which can cost up to $10,000 and I actually prefer the Oceano. Read on to learn why.

Ordering and Unboxing

You can order this mattress from Amazon or direct from Brentwood Home. I strongly recommend purchasing direct from Brentwood Home. You will get the best price and their 120 night guarantee where if you don’t like it they will pick it up for free along with a full refund. Brentwood has a dedicated customer service team and is a big enough company where they will respond to you promptly with any concerns.

Upon unboxing there is a product brochure that highlights some of the bedding accessories you can also purchase from Brentwood Home. I really like their linen blanket which is perfect for Spring and Fall.

Below is a video that gives an overview of the mattress. It comes in a box which is delivered to your door via UPS or FedEx. No need give up a chunk of your day waiting for a truck to arrive.


This is not a simple 3 layer foam mattress. It is a sophisticated system that gives you that luxurious feel which is rare right now in boxed mattresses. Below are the specifications:

  • Medium feel. Belgian 4-way stretch knit with a spacious, pillowy quilt design lined with New Zealand wool that wicks away moisture, keeps your mattress smelling fresh, and acts as a natural fire barrier
  • 4-inch top pocket of 1353 individually wrapped microcoils provide comfort and support
  • Contouring layer of gel memory foam offers pressure relief and spinal support while the 796 individually wrapped base coils sit in 5 zones to support every inch of your body where you need it most
  • Hand-tufted wool rosettes secure layers without the use of adhesives that might block airflow. 6 upholstered handles to easily move or adjust your bed without hassle
  • CertiPUR-US Certified free of unhealthy chemicals, including harmful fire retardants, phthalates, and heavy metals. 25-year limited warranty

It’s important to note that the queen size weighs 113 lbs. Considering the average queen size boxed mattress I receive is around 65 lbs. this is quite a step up.


I’ve never been a big fan of micro coils. Usually the just don’t do anything. Usually they just completely collapse and do nothing to provide support or bounce. However Brentwood got it right this time. The micro coils in the Oceano create a contouring support that helps you float on the mattress while still giving you nice hug. This is exactly how a euro-top should feel. The coils help the top recover faster and provide superior pressure relief than a simple foam euro-top. You also won’t get pulled into the middle with your partner in the middle of the night like some of the cheaper euro top mattresses.

Here’s a clip illustrating the bounce on the Oceano. It has good bounce without much motion transfer. The pocket coils isolate movement because they all work independently and the foam also absorbs quite a bit of energy. Added to that, the tufting on the mattress further lessens motion transfer. The 4 way strech fabric on the top of the mattress won’t pull from the other side of the mattress either. It’s a lot of little things that make a big difference.

This mattress is hand tufted. Not only does this make the mattress look great but it also helps with breathability by creating small channels for air to circulate while you sleep. The tufting method also eliminated the need for glue. Instead, the threads keep all the material in place which make for a more natural mattress.

Speaking of natural, because this mattress uses springs as a base layer instead of a foam layer, it is more eco friendly. Foam bases use much more fossil fuels than coil systems. Additionally, coil systems are more breathable and sleep cooler than their foam counterparts.

Below is a picture of the mattress right after unboxing. The small wrinkles eventually go away, this is due to it being compressed in a box. Notice the tufting and the stitched handles which are available on all sides of the mattress. Brentwood also uses furniture grade upholstery for the border.

oceano mattress

This mattress also has great edge support. The Oceano has an 8-inch 5-zone Quantum®Edge Combi-Zone® Coil System from Leggett & Platt. This is a pocket coil system that was designed for great edge support so you won’t feel like you’re going to roll off the mattress. Here’s a description of the system from the manufacturer:

Quantum® Edge forms a frame around select ComfortCore® units, providing a better edge than foam, reducing or eliminating that roll-off feeling, and delivering a consistent sleep surface.

• Proven 26% more durable than foam encasements.
• On adjustable bases, Quantum Edge bends an average of 24% easier than foam encasements, which means less wear and tear on moving parts.

Here’s a picture of the Quantum Edge corner. Notice the perimtier of smaller, firmer coils around the edge to provide extra support.

quantum edge



A queen size Oceano retails for $1,495. However compare that to a BeautyRest Black which retails for $4,749 at last check on Mattress Firm’s website. The BeautyRest Black is a well made mattress but still lacks many of the features of the Oceano.

Brentwood Home exudes the laid back California vibe. It is both elegant and comfortable. Brentwood makes all their mattresses factory direct in Los Angeles and they take pride in what they do. Luxury does not have to mean expensive and Brentwood has proven that with their flagship mattress, the Oceano.

The Oceano is currently a top seller in the Sleep Sherp Mattress Showroom in Minneapolis.

Get $75 off the Oceano mattress with coupon code SleepSherpa75 at checkout. Shop Brentwood Home

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Brentwood Home Oceano

Brentwood Home Oceano

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        Off Gassing


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            • Excellent Quality
            • Zoned Support
            • Micro Coils
            • Superior Cooling


            Ben • October 26, 2016

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            1. Noel November 3, 2016 - 9:03 pm Reply

              We recently went from a pure nature bliss blended talalay latex ‘nature’ queen mattress, which we found to be a little too firm after a couple of years use, to a king winkbed and after two months find it’s also just a little too firm also. I’m looking for similar support but more comfort/plushness and considering going back to latex again. The Brentwood Mirador vs Zenhaven keep popping to the top of my list. The only other one being considered is the Brentwood Oceano, which is kind of similar to the Winkbed we already have, but maybe a little more plush/comfortable. I’m 220lbs and the boss is 125lbs, and we sleep in all positons….any recommendations?

              • Ben November 5, 2016 - 10:08 am Reply

                The Oceano will be more plush than a latex and the Winkbed. Definitely worth trying. It is truly a luxury bed.

            2. Josh November 20, 2016 - 9:00 am Reply

              How would you compare this with the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid? Based on trying out the BeautyRest Black at Mattress Firm, these seem the most similar at less than half the price.

              • Ben November 21, 2016 - 9:17 am Reply

                You’re right! They are both very well constructed mattresses. The Beautyrest black has a bit more layers to it but they both have a phase change fabric cover. I think the Mariela would be closest in feel to the Alexander Signature Hybrid but that one retails for $2,799. The Tatiana is their flaghsip Beautyrest Black model and it has microcoils and enhanced edge support but that costs $4,999. People that visit the Sleep Sherpa Showroom in Minneapolis really like the Alexander Hybrid.

            3. Katie November 27, 2016 - 6:29 pm Reply

              How does this Oceano compare in feel to the Alexander Hybrid?

              • Ben November 28, 2016 - 11:14 am Reply

                The Oceano will feel more like a traditional inner spring. It has microcoils on top of the pocket coil system so you get extra cushioning from it.

            4. Stacey December 11, 2016 - 3:10 pm Reply

              How does the Oceano compare to Brentwood’s Mirador that has latex and microcoils? How would the support differ or the luxury feel that you noted on the Oceano?

              • Ben December 12, 2016 - 8:46 pm Reply

                The Mirador will be a little softer than the Oceano and give you a bit more hug too. However it won’t be as bouncy as the Oceano. The Oceano will feel more like a traditional luxury mattress.

            5. Gavin December 12, 2016 - 11:29 am Reply

              My wife and I are looking for a new king size bed. Currently we have a Beautyrest, and we’ve always had a mattress with coils in it in some form or fashion which we’ve bought locally. We did have a laytex/memory foam bed once, but that was a bad overall experience…from quality, customer service and longevity stand point. Plus we noticed that it was much “hotter” to sleep on which was a huge drawback. We are both mainly side sleepers (but I know question if this is because our bodies have adapted to sleeping on poor quality beds). Nonetheless we sleep mainly on our sides and occasionally our backs and rarely on our stomachs. We are both tired of purchasing “quality” beds only to have them sag in less than a few years…maybe our expectation levels are too high. I kind of miss the old days of being able to flip a bed to the other side to get even wear, but those days are long gone. We want to venture out into the on-line market and like everything you have to say about Brentwood beds. We’re torn between the Oceano and Sequoia. How do these compare? Any insight would be appreciated.

              • Ben December 12, 2016 - 8:42 pm Reply

                The Oceano is an amazing mattress, it will feel substantially softer than the Sequoia. The Sequoia has latex and will probably not be a good fit for you. The Ocean feels like a well made traditional mattress. It will sleep cooler than foam and just feels wonderful.

            6. Dennis December 22, 2016 - 12:32 pm Reply

              After trying and returning the Alexander Signature (medium and soft versions), the Nest Bedding Cool Sleeper, and most recently, the Loom & Leaf, I just ordered the Oceano based on your review, as it seems to have made a significant impression on you based on your extensive experience. I’m hoping I finally get the pressure point relief in my hips (as a side sleeper) that I’ve been looking for. L&M was the best of the 4 mattresses, but still fell short in relieving hip pressure points in the “sprinter” side/stomach sleeping position. I have a feeling the Oceano will do the trick nicely. Thank you!!

              • Toni February 17, 2017 - 1:19 pm Reply

                Hi Dennis. Since you are a new owner of the Oceano, how do you like it thus far? I’m curious because we are comparing it to the Alexander Hybrid (which you tried and returned). Also, is there much motion transfer? We just purchased the saatva luxury firm and its going back…too firm and too much motion transfer. Thank you!

            7. David December 22, 2016 - 3:43 pm Reply

              How would the Oceano or Mirador compare to the Brooklyn Bedding BME Medium? Does it feel softer with more pressure relief? Thanks

              • Ben January 1, 2017 - 12:19 pm Reply

                I can’t speak for the Mirador right now since I haven’t slept on it yet but the Oceano will feel softer and in my opinion gives better pressure relief in large part to the coil system.

            8. Jillian December 26, 2016 - 8:44 pm Reply

              I am looking for a good luxary mattress that doesn’t tend to get hot. I tried an all natural mattress (morgongava) from ikea and it was terrible (way to soft and I ended up with back & neck pain after first few nights sleep). I have a medium firm bed now but it is over ten years old. (its a natural mattress pad, on a bed base & mattress in one, old ikea bed). I sleep mainly on my side and sometimes stomach and back. I normally lay on a body pillow. I am looking for a medium firm but soft bed that doesn’t get hot. I have looked at all your reviews on the Purple, winkbed, active X and the brentwood oceano. I also reviewed what people said online on amazon for all of them except active x. I am leaning towards the brentwood oceano but need your thoughts on what might be best for me. I do have some problems (migraines, herniated disc, neck and back pain at times).

              • Ben January 1, 2017 - 12:11 pm Reply

                Hi Jillian,

                All these mattresses have very different feels. The Oceano will feel like a luxury mattress is supposed to. It will hug you and give great support. Since it has coils and microcoils, it will breathe better than an all foam mattress. The Purple you sleep “on” instead of “in” so you won’t get the cozy feeling with the Purple.

            9. Ashley Lawson December 28, 2016 - 10:05 pm Reply

              My husband and I are trying to decide between the Oceano and Mirador mattresses and wanted to know the main differences between the two. We are wanting to go as natural/low emission as possible, but also want to have high end luxury comfort. My husband is 220 and I’m around 105 so I also tend to roll onto his side with our current mattress, so we want to avoid this if possible. We prefer medium to firm, but to be honest we are not really sure exactly what our preferences are since we’ve had the same mattress forever. Also with these mattresses do we need to use a boxspring?

              • Ben January 1, 2017 - 12:09 pm Reply

                Hi Ashley,

                I haven’t slept on the Mirador yet. Given the construction though I would expect it to feel a little firmer than the Oceano. The Oceano has been a top seller in my Minneapolis Showroom. Everyone seems to gravitate towards it and many end up purchasing it.

            10. Rob January 12, 2017 - 8:54 am Reply

              How about the Oceano vs. the Saatva Luxury Firm?

              • Ben January 12, 2017 - 9:15 am Reply

                The Oceano will feel much more plush than the Saatva luxury firm. So in that case it’s a matter of preference. The other difference is that the Oceano uses pocket coils which allows it to be used on an adjustable base. It also comes in a box which makes it easier to get in your house. The Saatva cannot be used on an adjustable base and is shipped through a shipping service.

            11. Rob January 12, 2017 - 9:51 am Reply

              By “feel more plush” do you mean “soft” or do you mean more “embracing?” The last thing we want is a soft mattress, as we are both 90% side sleepers. Also, price is not a major consideration, but we find it hard to justify $4,000 and up mattresses.

              • Ben January 12, 2017 - 10:48 am Reply

                Embracing is probably a better term to use. You won’t get that sinking feeling you get with an all foam mattress. You also don’t get the problems associated with pillow top mattresses. This is in large part due to the fact that they use a layer of microcoils instead of an extra layer of foam. It is also hand tufted which keeps all the materials in place and won’t tug at each other.

            12. Josh January 13, 2017 - 8:09 pm Reply

              Hey Ben, appreciate all your work on this site and I’m now seriously considering the Oceano (Tried Ghostbed and #BME however neither did the trick).

              How would you compare the Oceano vs the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid? Will one sleep cooler, offer better support for side / back sleepers, etc?

              • Ben January 13, 2017 - 8:18 pm Reply

                Both the Oceano and Alexander Hybrid are great mattresses. However they have distinctly different feels. The Alexander Hybrid has 6 inches of foam on the top layer while the Oceano has 2 inches of foam and underneath that they use micro coils. Below that that both have pocket coil systems. The Oceano is hand tufted with a cotton cover while the Alexander has a phase change fabric for cooling. The Oceano will give you more of a traditional luxury mattress feel. With the Alexander you can feel more of the foam. Both offer excellent support for side sleepers and do well with motion transfer. I think the Oceano gives you more hug and is easier to change positions in.

            13. Steve January 21, 2017 - 5:49 pm Reply

              Hi Ben, I can’t thank you enough for your help selecting a mattress that I’ll spend a third of my life using! The bed I’m replacing after 20+ years is a Cal King Duxiana 1001 with a 2” latex pad (I didn’t like their “Pascal Spring Cartridge” system) and I’m considering the Oceano, Miador, and the Del Mar by Brentwood. I am 6’4″ 190 lbs side sleeper and recently have been experiencing hip & shoulder pains . I liked the cushion firmness I had when my bed was in good shape (which resembles a Miador and the use of natural latex as padding) but think someone with a 65 year old body might be better with more cushion say in the Oceano. It seems a close call between these two. I would appreciate your recommendation, thanks Steve.

              • Ben January 24, 2017 - 11:08 am Reply

                I think you will really appreciate the feel of the Oceano. It is the most substantial mattress in a box. It is so big it barely makes it through the roll packing machine. It has a layer of cooling gel foam that provides better pressure relief and more conforming than latex.

            14. Desiree February 4, 2017 - 2:30 pm Reply

              I went to mattress firm and tried a beautyrest black jennings, and holy moly that was comfortable. Loved the cooling fabric too. Hate the price tag. How would the oceano compare? I see they both have microcoils. But the oceano only has 2 inches of foam over the coils and the jennings i think has 4…can you feel the coils on the oceano? I’m a side sleeper suffering from terrible back, hip, and shoulder pain sleeping on my 8 year old firm durango mattress with a 3 inch gel memory foam topper. Also looking at alexander hybrid, but overall confused!

              • Ben February 4, 2017 - 7:39 pm Reply

                You can’t feel the coils in the Oceano. According to the Mattress Firm website, the Beautyrest Black Jennings is listed at $3,749.99 for a queen size. The Brentwood Home Oceano is less than half that. The Oceano also has cooling gel foam and is hand tufted so less glue needs to be used and more breathability.

                The Alexander Hybrid has 6 inches of memory foam and also has a phase change cooling fabric. The Alexander is about a third the price of the Beautyrest Black Jennings. Both the Alexander and Oceano have free trial periods.

                According to the Mattress firm website:

                in the event you are not comfortable within 120 nights from original delivery, we will do our best to match you to the correct mattress. You may exchange or return your mattress with a small processing fee of $149.

                So if you want to return the mattress you would be out $149.

            15. Joanne February 6, 2017 - 8:26 pm Reply

              How does the Oceana compare to the Shifman mattresses?

              • Ben February 7, 2017 - 10:05 am Reply

                A quick Google search for the Shiffman mattress brought up the following result. The Shiffman Ultimate Splendor California King. It retails for $35,739 and is hand made. Here’s the construction of the Shiffman mattress:

                72″W x 84″L x 17”H
                Comfort type: cushion firm
                Mattress type: innerspring
                Sleep style: combo
                Comfort layers: two layers of cotton felt, 1.5 ” firm natural latex/pillow; 1″ plush Natural latex, 1 ” Progressive recovery natural latex, cashmere/silk/wool topper
                High percentage of cotton and natural latex offer more durable comfort
                Hand-tufted cover
                Two-sided pillow top for additional surface comfort
                Edge construction: combination of steel and rigid foam

                So instead of foam they use latex which will have more bounce but also feel firmer than foam. That’s also a lot to spend on a mattress. You could buy close to 20 Oceano mattresses for the price of the Shiffman.

            16. PhilM February 11, 2017 - 7:38 pm Reply

              We originally ordered a Loom and Leaf Relaxed Firm but returned it after 3 weeks. Wife and I had never tried memory foam, and I think it just was not for us. Neither of us found it comfortable (too firm), and we didn’t like the feeling of being in a ditch when you changed sleep positions. Gave us both back pain. Also slept hot in spite of the marketing claims about cooling gel layers to keep it cool.

              We went with the Brentwood Oceano, since we decided to focus on a spring bed and we wanted something more plush. Has only been a week, but so far we both love it. Has the ideal combination of support and softness for us. Very well-made bed and extremely comfortable. Only issue is the height – at 15″ high I may need to replace my standard foundation with something low-profile. Either that or buy a pole to help us vault into bed.

              But in all seriousness I feel that the memory foam craze is overdone. A great spring mattress can be just as comfortable as memory foam without a lot of the negatives. The Oceano does have a gel memory foam layer on top which feels great with the microcoils underneath. Great mattress.

              • Caitlin March 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm Reply

                Hi Phil M,

                I too had the Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm which I returned and about to return the Nest Smarthouse bed that I am currently sleeping on – I sleep incredibly hot on both despite the marketing claims. After extensive research I thought a memory foam would be great for my neck and back pain but I have been shocked that I have even more lower back pain now than before! My hips sink in so much that it is causing a tremendous amount of strain and pain. In any case, I am looking at an innerspring bed, specifically the Brentwood Oceano and wondering how you are liking it so far?

                I was considering a Charles P. Rogers Nano 2 bed but when I just called I learned that a return back to their factory/store in New Jersey from California would be $450. It’s too much of a risk without being able to try the bed.

                I would love to hear from you and anyone else who has been sleeping on this bed, or another non-memory foam bed they currently love!

            17. Laura February 13, 2017 - 7:38 am Reply

              Can you comment on the edge support of the Oceano? Thank you!

              • Ben February 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm Reply

                The Edge support is not as good as the Winkbed so just be aware of that. However I didn’t have any feelings like I as going to roll off or anything. You can certainly use the whole mattress. Some people find it lacking when they sit on the edge to put on shoes.

            18. [email protected] February 15, 2017 - 8:13 pm Reply

              I am looking for a side-sleeper mattress that will work with an antique bed frame.

              The Brentwood site says the Oceano will work on top of a traditional box spring, while the Alexander site says their mattress won’t.

              Do you have any advice about this issue and any other mattresses to consider?

              We are a 225 pounder and a 150 pounder.

              • Ben February 15, 2017 - 8:21 pm Reply

                As long as you have a newer box spring it will work fine. By that I mean a box spring that doesn’t actually have a spring. Modern box spring are simply wood slat systems covered with fabric. You can always buy a new box spring from Amazon and put it on your antique frame.

            19. John February 18, 2017 - 4:08 pm Reply

              I am wondering what the comparison between This and a standard frame vs Purple and its new power base would be for someone on the mid to heavy weight person.

              • Ben February 21, 2017 - 6:07 pm Reply

                Either should be just fine. Also, you can put the Oceano on an adjustable base too! It will work on the Purple adjustable bed.

            20. Jake February 27, 2017 - 8:29 pm Reply

              I’m trying to choose between the Oceano or the Mirador. I can’t seem to find anything about the Mirador. Do you have any experience with it?

              • Ben February 28, 2017 - 7:22 am Reply

                The Mirador will be a bit firmer and less conforming than the Oceano due to the latex instead of foam. The advantage of the Mirador is that it will recover a little faster than the Oceano.

            21. Lizzie March 8, 2017 - 12:03 am Reply

              I’ve recently moved to a place with a very tiny bedroom so am considering going with a twin. I’m 5’2 approx 130 lbs and the Oceano sounds great but one question: in the past when I’ve slept on twin mattresses (standard coil, not foam) I ended up feeling like I couldn’t utilize the whole mattress – the support built into the sides was firm, 4″ or so wide, so my body stayed right in the center of the mattress.

              So what do you think? Would the support on the sides of the Oceano twin mattress be so much more supportive than the center of the mattress that my weight couldn’t compress it? Sorry for lengthy question, kind of hard to explain!

              • Ben March 8, 2017 - 6:48 am Reply

                You shouldn’t have that issue particularly because of the euro top. The microcoils above the coil system are all the same firmness so you will have a consisten feel across. Also, given your weight, you are light enough where you aren’t going to be putting as much pressure on the base coil system.

            22. Jon b. March 11, 2017 - 10:51 pm Reply

              I read all the comments, alot of people are interested in the mirador mattress as am i , i really think you should try it out and review it . thanks

              • Ben March 13, 2017 - 8:17 pm Reply

                My Mirador mattress is coming soon so keep an eye out for a review in a few weeks.

            23. Christa April 6, 2017 - 5:28 pm Reply

              How does this bed come shipped? Is it a “bed in a box” or is it delivered like a traditional coil mattress?

              • Ben April 13, 2017 - 11:31 am Reply

                It depends. The King size will come freight and out of the box while queen size and under will come in a box.

            24. Sandy April 12, 2017 - 11:19 am Reply

              Did you ever get the Mirador? Really needing to replace my mattress and I’ve been waiting for your review before I decide to make my purchase. I am torn between the Oceano and Mirador.

              • Ben April 13, 2017 - 10:59 am Reply

                Yes, we now have the Mirador in the Sleep Sherpa showroom.

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