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Bruno mattress composition
The Bruno mattress has a one-of-a-kind design that's simple but effective.
Why waste time on fluff and frill if simple works best?
In addition to the cover (which we'll look at in detail further down), there are two main compositional elements to the Bruno mattress.
- A layer of up to 2,750 micro pocket springs with a diameter of 3 cm (1.2 inches) and height of 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) for extra contouring and relief of pressure points.
- A comfort layer of softer and a bottom layer of firmer BrunoX speciality foam, an extra-durable polyurethane cold foam that provides support and stability.
The mattress has a total depth of 24 cm (9.4 inches). 🗻
This is slightly below industry standard - comparable mattresses like the Simba Hybrid and Emma Hybrid measure 25 cm (9.8 inches) - but the mattress will still look and feel great in any bedroom setup.
The Bruno mattress is also subdivided into 7 longitudinal comfort zones.
These offer more support where needed and more sinkage where needed, keeping the spine in a healthy alignment. 📏
What does sleeping on the Bruno mattress feel like?
The Bruno mattress is advertised as a medium-firm mattress, largely due to its combination of foams and micro pocket springs.
The pocket springs offer body-contouring support and adapt to your body for optimal pressure relief, no matter your sleeping position.
The 7-zone support structure also works optimally to ensure spinal alignment, no matter your sleep position or body weight.
This makes the Bruno an excellent mattress to help alleviate back pain and get a good night's sleep.
That said, the Bruno mattress is best suited to average-weight individuals weighing between 50 kg (110 lbs) and 110 kg (242 lbs). 🏋️
Lighter-weight individuals may do better on a slightly softer foam mattress, like the Emma Original memory foam mattress.
But Bruno also sells a mattress topper to help you achieve a softer feel.
Conveniently, you can buy the mattress topper as a stand-alone product or together with your mattress.
Heavier-weight individuals may be better supported on a more sturdy pocket-sprung mattress, like the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid.
What does the Bruno mattress cost?
The Bruno mattress is available at a fair price, in line with other UK-based mattress brands.
Even though Bruno mattress discount codes are quite rare, you'll still get exceptional value for money.
Bruno mattress delivery conditions
The Bruno mattress is delivered to the UK free of charge within 6 weeks of ordering. 🚚
This is much longer than standard UK mattress deliveries, which usually take place within 1 - 3 business days.
Conveniently, the Bruno mattress comes with free 2-man delivery, so you won't need to worry about carrying the box by yourself.
Like other bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Bruno is rolled up and vacuum-sealed in a compact box. 📦
It'll expand to its full size as soon as the mattress has been unpacked.
Should you buy the Bruno mattress?
The Bruno mattress is a high-quality mattress that's definitely comparable to other UK brands.
We can recommend it to anyone looking for a quality product that's incredibly durable.
On the downside, however, the Bruno mattress is only available in European sizes, has a very long delivery time, and the trial period is quite short when compared to other UK brands.
If you have an EU-sized bed and bedding, you can't go wrong with the Bruno mattress. 🇪🇺
But if you're looking to add a mattress to a UK-sized bed and existing bedding products, you'd be better off investing in a UK-sized mattress.