Bear Mattress Review

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The Tuck team collected and analyzed 3,013 verified customer experiences from 22 unique sources and spent over 40 hours testing in our lab for this review. This research is supported by you, our readers, through our independently chosen links, which earn us a commission. Read more about what we do here.

Quick Overview

Bear Mattress offers two options for sleepers: a mixed foam mattress and a hybrid mattress and markets their products towards sleepers with an active lifestyle.

Our testing of the Bear Mattresses along with our data collection and analysis found that the beds do work well for most sleepers and the hybrid gets closer to a more traditional innerspring feel. Both beds fall into the medium firm/universal comfort range.

Just a note, the hybrid doesn’t match the Tuck definition of a hybrid mattress due to it’s use of foam in the support core and not pocketed coils.

Read on for our full review of the Bear Mattresses, including sleeper and performance ratings, who we recommend these bed to, and everything else you need to know before buying.

Pros
  • Close conforming and good motion isolation (Bear Mattress)
  • No noise (Bear Mattress)
  • Below average price-points for both models
  • Free shipping in the contiguous 48 states
Cons
  • Limited to one firmness option for both models
  • Weak edge support (Bear Mattress)
  • 30-night break-in period required for sleep trial

Ratings and Recommendations

MODEL Description
Bear Mattress
Foam
Medium Firm
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
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Mattress Specs

  • 6.5
  • 100 night
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online
  • 70 lbs
  • Foam
  • $840.00/Queen
  • Free Continental US

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

Durability for the Bear Mattress appears to be on par with industry averages for this type and should last at least 6-7 years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

According to owners, the Bear Mattress absorbs and isolates motion to a significant extent, and many report a reduced number of nighttime sleep disruptions.

Conforming
Good

The Bear mattress conforms somewhat closely and owners report some pain and pressure relief, but models with multiple memory foam layers typically contour closer and alleviate more aches and pains.

Sex
Fair

Like many other memory foam models, the Bear Mattress may not be responsive or bouncy enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

The Bear Mattress sleeps somewhat hot, which is typical of all-foam mattress models.

Off-gassing
Fair

Some Bear owners report off-gassing smells when their bed is new, but the mattress is not associated with excessive odors.

Edge Support
Poor

Edge support is a chief complaint with the Bear Mattress, as many owners say their bed sags in places where they sit to get on or off the bed.

Noise
Excellent

The Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Bear Hybrid
Hybrid
Medium Firm
Moderate
Good for Hot Sleepers
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Mattress Specs

  • 6
  • 100 night
  • 20 Year, Limited
  • online
  • 110 lbs
  • Hybrid
  • $1,350.00/Queen
  • Free Continental U.S.

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

Durability for the Bear Hybrid Mattress appears to be on par with industry averages for this type and should last at least 6-7 years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The Bear hybrid mattress isolates motion very well

Conforming
Fair

The Bear hybrid does conform to the user but not as much as more traditional memory foam beds

Sex
Good

Unlike the all foam Bear mattress, the hybrid is slightly bouncier/more responsive and hence better for sex

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

The Bear hybrid mattress will be more tempurature neutral than the all foam Bear mattress.

Off-gassing
Good

The Bear hybrid has slightly less off-gassing potential when compared to the original Bear mattress. Any odor should dissapate within a few days of setup

Edge Support
Fair

Edge support is better with the Bear hybrid matteress when compared to the original Bear mattress

Noise
Very Good

The Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Bear Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, the Bear Mattress received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions.

Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Bear Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
POOR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
Bear Hybrid
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR

As you can see, both Bear mattresses are great choice for back and stomach sleepers of all weight categories, and performs quite well for lighter sleepers who sleep on their side.

Our testing process found Bear mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You’re looking for an affordable mixed foam mattress.
  • You want a mattress geared towards muscle recovery and an active lifestyle
  • You sleep with a partner and want to limit the movement you feel on the bed.

Awards/Accolades

After the data collection and testing we’ve done, here are the categories where the Bear Mattresses stood out:

What You Need to Know About Bear Mattresses

Bear Mattress Construction and Firmness

The Bear Mattress and the Bear Hybrid are both Medium Firm designs, which is equivalent to a 6 to 6.5 on the Tuck 1-10 firmness scale. A breakdown of mattress layers and components is featured in the table below.

Product Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Bear Mattress 6.5 (Medium Firm) 10″ 6.5″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam 1″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
2.5″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
Polyester and Celliant Fabric
Bear Hybrid 6 (Medium Firm) 14 1/2″ 2 1/2″ Pocketed Microcoils
5″ HD Polyfoam
3″ Polyfoam
2″ Gel Memory Foam
2″ Hand-tufted, Quilted Celliant fabric

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Bear Mattress Sizing and Pricing

Size Dimensions Height Bear Mattress Price Bear Hybrid Price
Twin 39W” x 75L” 10″ (Bear Mattress) $540 $1,050
Twin Extra Long (XL) 39W” x 80L” 10″ (Bear Mattress) $640 $1,150
Full 54W” x 75L” 10″ (Bear Mattress) $740 $1,250
Queen 60W” x 80L” 10″ (Bear Mattress)
14 1/2″ (Bear Hybrid)
$840 $1,350
King 76W” x 80L” 10″ (Bear Mattress)
14 1/2″ (Bear Hybrid)
$940 $1,650
California King 72W” x 84L” 10″ (Bear Mattress)
14 1/2″ (Bear Hybrid)
$940 $1,650

Availability: The Bear Mattress is available on Bear’s website, as well as Amazon.com; the Bear Hybrid is exclusively available on Bear’s website. Bear operates a viewing-only brick-and-mortar showroom in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Bear Mattress Coupons and Discounts

Bear Mattress Shipping and Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? The Bear Mattress and Bear Hybrid are compressed and shipped in boxes.
Where do they ship? Bear will ship mattresses to any address in all 50 states (but not Puerto Rico), as well as anywhere in Canada.
Shipping Free
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Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for Bear mattresses is as follows:

  1. All Bear Mattress deliveries are provided through the FedEx. Once the mattress has shipped from the company’s warehouse, customers should coordinate all delivery details with FedEx.
  2. Mattresses will usually ship from the company’s warehouse within two to four business days of the original purchase, and reach the customer’s address within four to seven business days.
  3. UPS will deliver the mattress directly to the customer’s doorstep; an adult signature will not be required, and adults do not need to be present at the address during the delivery.
  4. Bear does not ship mattresses to army/air post offices (APOs).  

Old Mattress Removal: Because their deliveries are coordinated through the UPS, Bear does not provide old mattress removal services.

Bear Sleep Trial and Warranty Information

Sleep trial 100 NIGHTS
Refund Full
Warranty 10 Year Limited (Bear) and 20 Year Limited (Hybrid)
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
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Trial Period and Guarantee: Bear offers a 100-night sleep trial on all mattresses.

  1. Customers are required to test out the mattress for at least 30 days after the original purchase before they will be eligible to return it.
  2. Those who opt to return the mattress after 30 days will receive a complete refund, and will not be required to pay mattress removal and transportation fees. Free mattress pickup services will also be provided.

Warranty: Bear offers a 10-year limited warranty for the Bear Mattress and a 20-year warranty for the Bear Hybrid.


Bear Mattress:

  1. Warranty coverage for the Bear Mattress begins on the date of original purchase.
  2. The Bear Mattress warranty will cover the following product defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause the foam to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing defects related to the mattress cover, including broken zippers. Defective mattress cover zippers.
  3. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Any damages that occur due to misuse or improper foundational support.
    • Burns, stains, discolorations, and other types of physical damage.
    • Changes in the foam softness that affect feel or shape recovery, or indentations that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
  4. The warranty is exclusively offered to the original purchaser, and an original receipt or proof of purchase will be required to file any warranty claims.

Bear Hybrid:

  1. This 20-year warranty is divided into nonprorated and prorated phases.
    • During years 1 to 10, Bear Mattress will bear all costs for repairing or replacing a defective mattress. Owner are responsible for all shipping and handling costs.
    • During years 11 to 20, Bear Mattress will repair the mattress at a handling cost to the owner, or replace it at a prorated charge. Prorated charges start at 50% of the original product price during the 11th year, and will increase by increments of 5% for each subsequent year until the warranty expires.
  2. The outer mattress cover is warranted for one year from the original purchase date.
  3. The Bear Hybrid warranty will cover the following product defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause the foam to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing defects related to the mattress cover, including broken zippers. Defective mattress cover zippers.
  4. The Bear Hybrid warranty will not cover the following:
    • Any damages that occur due to misuse or improper foundational support.
    • Burns, stains, discolorations, and other types of physical damage.
    • Changes in the foam softness that affect feel or shape recovery, or indentations that do not measure one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
  5. The warranty is exclusively offered to the original purchaser, and an original receipts or proof of purchase will be required to file any warranty claims.

Bear Company Information

Want to learn more about the folks behind Bear?
Check out our interview with Scott Paladini, CEO of Bear Mattress, on the Tuck blog.

Customer Service

7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Bear, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Company History

Bear was launched in 2015. The Bear Hybrid debuted in January 2018.

BBB Rating

A

Physical Stores

Bear Mattress owns a viewing-only showroom in Hoboken, New Jersey, where customers can try out and purchase Bear products.

Contact Bear Mattress

[email protected] |   Bearmattress.com

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Other Bear Mattress Sleep Products

Bear Mattress also offers the following sleep products aside from just their mattresses:

How Do Bear Mattresses Compare to Other Beds?

As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how the Bear Mattresses stack up to other beds.

Both the Bear and the Bear Hybrid are priced very similarly to other mattresses with comparable construction. Comparable brands and models include Dreamcloud, Winkbeds, Brooklyn Bedding Signature, and Nest Alexander Hybrid.

Check out our selections below if you’d like to see a few comparable mattresses.

Similar mattress options

WinkBedBrooklyn SignatureDreamCloud MattressAlexander Hybrid
MODELS WinkBedBrooklyn SignatureDreamCloud MattressAlexander Hybrid
MATTRESS TYPE InnerspringHybridHybridHybrid
PRICE (Queen) $1,299$949$1,499.00$1,199
FIRMNESS OPTION YSoft, Medium Firm, FirmNPlush, Medium, Luxury Firm
AVAILABILITY onlineonlineOnlineonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL 120 night120 night365 nightsLifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)
WARRANTY LENGTH Lifetime10 YearLifetimeLifetime
BUY BUY NOWBUY NOWBUY NOWBUY NOW
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