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Bear Mattress Reviews

Written by - Brad Nehring.
Bear Mattress Reviews

The Bottom Line.

  • The Bear Mattress has a comfort layer made of cooling, graphite-infused memory foam with a balanced, ‘Medium Firm’ feel.
  • The Bear Hybrid Mattress has pocketed coils for excellent support.
  • Including the new Bear Pro, all Bear mattresses have Celliant fabric covers, which improve circulation, regulate sleep temperature, and promote muscle recovery.

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3,013 Verified Customer Experiences

22 Unique Review Sources

40 Hours of Lab Testing

3 Sleep Experts Consulted

  • Bear Hybrid
  • Bear Mattress
Meet Our Testing Team
Bill
Bill
Brad
Brad
Jackson
Jackson
Keith
Keith

General Overview

  • Conforming for pain and pressure relief (Bear and Bear Pro)
  • Celliant covers offer excellent temperature neutrality
  • Good motion isolation (Bear and Bear Pro)
  • Average to below-average price-points
  • Free shipping in the contiguous 48 states

Cons

  • Limited firmness options for all three models
  • Fair edge support (Bear and Bear Pro)
  • 30-night break-in period required for sleep trial

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Quick Summary

Bear Mattress offers three options for sleepers:

  • The Bear Mattress is a mixed foam mattress constructed in a ‘Medium Firm’ feel. Topped with memory foam infused with a cooling graphite-gel that rests beneath a special, breathable Celliant cover, this mattress approaches temperature neutral like few others of its type. Responsive polyfoam and transitional polyfoam layers interact with the memory foam above to create a conforming surface, but one that doesn’t restrict movement or leave the sleeper feeling engulfed.
  • The Bear Hybrid is a five-layer mattress with a 14″ height profile and a ‘Medium’ feel. A thick, five-inch comfort system topping the bed consists of a cooling gel foam quilted into the top, a patented Serene foam beneath, and a transitional layer of responsive polyfoam. A Quantum Edge individually pocketed coil system gives sleepers ample support. Once again using Celliant technology in the cover, the Bear Hybrid sleeps exceptionally cool.
  • The Bear Pro is Bear’s newest mattress. This model is built with comfort layers of copper-infused polyfoam, gel memory foam, and transitional polyfoam. The support core consists of high-density polyfoam, and the removable cover is made from Celliant fabric. The Bear Pro measures 12″ thick and has a ‘Medium’ (5.5) feel, making it the brand’s softest mattress.

Bear markets their products towards athletes and sleepers with an active lifestyle. Celliant fibers are woven into the covers of their mattresses, which are claimed to increase muscle tissue recovery and reduce aches and pains.

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. 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.

  • Bear Mattress
  • Bear Hybrid
  • Bear Pro

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Bear Mattress
  • Bear Hybrid
  • Bear Pro
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

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.

Durability

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

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

Motion Isolation

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

Off-gassing

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

Off-gassing

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

Conforming

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.

Conforming

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

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

Sex

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

Temperature Neutrality

All-foam mattresses typically sleep hot, and while the Bear Mattress is not actively cooling, it does an adequate job keeping your body at an even temperature throughout the night.

Temperature Neutrality

All-foam mattresses typically sleep hot, and while the Bear Mattress is not actively cooling, it does an adequate job keeping your body at an even temperature throughout the night.

Edge Support

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.

Edge Support

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

The Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

The Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Durability

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.

Durability

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

The Bear hybrid mattress isolates motion very well

Motion Isolation

The Bear hybrid mattress isolates motion very well

Off-gassing

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

Off-gassing

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

Conforming

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

Conforming

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

Sex

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

Sex

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

Temperature Neutrality

The Bear hybrid mattress will be more temperature neutral than the all foam Bear mattress, as the pocketed coils provide better aeration and trap less heat.

Temperature Neutrality

The Bear hybrid mattress will be more temperature neutral than the all foam Bear mattress, as the pocketed coils provide better aeration and trap less heat.

Edge Support

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

Edge Support

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

Noise

The Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

The Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Durability

The Bear Pro is made with high-quality materials and has an expected lifespan of about seven years, which is above-average for a memory foam bed.

Durability

The Bear Pro is made with high-quality materials and has an expected lifespan of about seven years, which is above-average for a memory foam bed.

Motion Isolation

The all-foam Bear Pro absorbs and minimizes motion transfer to a significant extent, and should result in fewer nighttime sleep disruptions for couples.

Motion Isolation

The all-foam Bear Pro absorbs and minimizes motion transfer to a significant extent, and should result in fewer nighttime sleep disruptions for couples.

Off-gassing

The Bear Pro may emit some initial off-gassing smells, but the odors should dissipate in a matter of days.

Off-gassing

The Bear Pro may emit some initial off-gassing smells, but the odors should dissipate in a matter of days.

Conforming

The medium-firm Bear Pro offers moderate, consistent conforming and even weight distribution. It is best suited for back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 lbs.

Conforming

The medium-firm Bear Pro offers moderate, consistent conforming and even weight distribution. It is best suited for back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 lbs.

Sex

Responsiveness is fair at best for the Bear Pro. Like many other all-foam beds, it does not offer the same springiness as latex, hybrid, or innerspring mattresses.

Sex

Responsiveness is fair at best for the Bear Pro. Like many other all-foam beds, it does not offer the same springiness as latex, hybrid, or innerspring mattresses.

Temperature Neutrality

The Bear Pro sleeps fairly cool for a memory foam mattress thanks to its copper-infused top layer, which does not retain as much body heat as other foam types.

Temperature Neutrality

The Bear Pro sleeps fairly cool for a memory foam mattress thanks to its copper-infused top layer, which does not retain as much body heat as other foam types.

Edge Support

A high-density base reinforces the Bear Pro, but owners may still experience sinkage along the edges where they usually sit when getting into/out of bed.

Edge Support

A high-density base reinforces the Bear Pro, but owners may still experience sinkage along the edges where they usually sit when getting into/out of bed.

Noise

The Bear Pro is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

The Bear Pro is virtually silent when bearing weight.

What Type of Sleeper is Best Suited to a Bear Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Bear mattresses have 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.

  • Bear Mattress
  • Bear Hybrid
  • Bear Pro
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

As you can see, Bear mattresses have a ‘Medium’ to ‘Medium Firm’ feel that is optimal for side, back, and stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. The beds may also be suitable for lighter and heavier individuals who prefer a balance of softness and firmness.

Bear Mattress Recommendations

  • You’re looking for an affordable memory foam mattress.
  • You like the idea of Celliant technology and want a mattress geared towards those who live an active lifestyle.
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise.

Bear Hybrid Recommendations

  • You’d like to buy a memory foam hybrid with a below-average price-point.
  • You have an active lifestyle and want a mattress with a Celliant fabric cover that can aid with physical recovery.
  • You tend to sleep hot.

Bear Pro Recommendations

  • You tend to sleep hot on all-foam beds and/or have poor circulation.
  • You are physically active and want a mattress that aids with physical recovery.
  • You prefer mattresses with thicker-than-average profiles.

Tuck gives the following awards:

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

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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.

The Bear, Bear Pro, and Bear Hybrid are all 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

Brooklyn Signature

DreamCloud Mattress

Saatva Mattress

WinkBed

MATTRESS TYPE HybridHybridInnerspringInnerspring
PRICE RANGE $949$1,199$1,099$1,299
FIRMNESS 3.5, 5.5, 7.56.54, 6, 7.54.5 ,6.5, 7.5
AVAILABILITY onlineOnlineonlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 120 nights365 nights120 nights120 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 YearLifetime15 Year, Non-proratedLifetime
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Mattress Technical Details

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What You Need to Know About Bear Mattresses

Sizing and Pricing

Below you’ll find current prices for the Bear Mattress and Bear Hybrid in each available size.

  • twin-bed
    Twin $540 Bear Mattress $1,000 Bear Pro $1,090 Bear Hybrid
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $640 Bear Mattress $1,050 Bear Pro $1,190 Bear Hybrid
  • twin-bed
    Full $740 Bear Mattress $1,100 Bear Pro $1,290 Bear Hybrid
  • twin-bed
    Queen $840 Bear Mattress $1,150 Bear Pro $1,390 Bear Hybrid
  • twin-bed
    King $940 Bear Mattress $1,350 Bear Pro $1,690 Bear Hybrid
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $940 Bear Mattress $1,350 Bear Pro $1,690 Bear Hybrid

Construction and Firmness

The Bear Mattress is rated as ‘Medium’, or around a 5.5 on the Tuck 1-10 firmness scale. The slighter firmer Bear Hybrid is rated at ‘Medium Firm’ (6). Lastly, the Bear Pro has a ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5) feel. 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 5.5 (Medium) 10″ 2″ Adaptive Polyfoam
5″ HD Support Foam
1″ Memory Foam
2″ Responsive Polyfoam
Polyester and Celliant Fabric
Bear Hybrid 6 (Medium Firm) 14″ 8″ Quantum Pocketed Coils
1″ HD Support Polyfoam
2″ Serene Foam
1″ Responsive Polyfoam
2″ Hand-tufted, Quilted Celliant fabric
Bear Pro 5.5 (Medium) 12″ 7″ HD Polyfoam 1″ Copper-infused Polyfoam
1.5″ Gel Memory Foam
2.5″ Transitional Polyfoam
Celliant Fabric (Removable)

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

Availability

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

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  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Free to all 50 states, shipped in a box

  • Warranty 10-year (Bear and Bear Pro) or 20-year (Bear Hybrid)

  • Made In USA

  • How Is the Mattress Shipped?

    The Bear, Bear Hybrid, and Bear Pro 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.

  • White Glove Delivery?

    Bear does not offer White Glove delivery at this time.

  • Full Shipping Details

    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.

  • Old Mattress Removal?

    Bear does not offer old mattress removal with any orders.

  • Trial Period and Warranty Details

    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 and Bear Pro mattresses, 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.

    The Bear/Bear Pro 10-year 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.

    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.
    1. 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.

    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.

    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.
    1. 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.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

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

  • BBB Rating

    A

  • Company History

    Bear was launched in 2015. The Bear Hybrid debuted in January 2018, and the Bear Pro followed in 2019.

  • Physical Stores

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

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Other Sleep Products

In addition to the three mattresses, Bear offers the following sleep products:

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