Bear Mattress Review

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Based on 3,013 verified customer experiences from 22 unique sources.

 

What You Need to Know about the Bear Mattress

Mattress Type and Components:

  • Bear offers memory foam and hybrid mattress models.
    • The Bear Mattress is a memory foam mattress featuring a comfort system with a top layer of memory foam and a bottom layer of polyfoam. The support core is made of polyfoam. The mattress comes with a non-removable cover woven from a blend of polyester and Celliant™ fabric.
    • The Bear Hybrid is constructed with a top layer of polyfoam in the comfort system, followed by a bottom layer of gel memory foam. The support core has a top layer of more than 1,300 pocketed microcoils, followed by a base layer of high-density support foam. The quilted, hand-tufted cover is made of Celliant™ fabric. This model debuted in January 2018.
      • Please note: Despite the name, the Bear Hybrid mattress does not meet Tuck criteria for a ‘true hybrid’ because it features pocketed microcoils; a true hybrid is constructed with standard-size pocketed coils in the support core.

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)
  • Questionable mattress lifespan due to limited company history
  • 30-night break-in period required for sleep trial

Product and Price Range: The Bear Mattress is available in six sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. The Bear Hybrid is available in Queen, King, and California King sizes. The price range for Bear models varies by selected model and size; please see the pricing table below for more information. All Bear Mattresses are manufactured in the United States.

Customer Satisfaction Rating: 74% (Bear Mattress); insufficient data for the Bear Hybrid
Calculated from: 3,013 customer experiences from 22 individual sources

Main Competitors: Bear’s primary competitors include other ‘bed in a box’ brands that offer foam and/or hybrid mattress models at average to below-average price-points, and also primarily sell their products online.
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 brick-and-mortar showroom in Hoboken, New Jersey, but mattresses cannot be purchased at this location.
Amazon rating: The Bear Mattress currently holds a rating of 4.4; the Bear Hybrid is not currently available for sale on Amazon.com
BBB rating: A

 

Bear Customer Satisfaction Rating Comparison

Bear Mattress Sleep Ratings

Please note: the Bear Hybrid debuted in January 2018, and we have not collected enough customer data to generate accurate sleep ratings for this model; we will update this section once we have received sufficient feedback.

CategoryCriteriaBear Mattress RatingWhat Bear Users Say
Customer SatisfactionBased on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the Bear Mattress.74%The Bear Mattress has earned a customer satisfaction rating of 74%, which is considered slightly above-average compared to other similarly constructed models.
Durability Memory foam is fairly durable, but the sleep surface may develop sagging and indentations over time that can affect mattress comfort and support to a significant extent.FairDurability for the Bear Mattress appears to be on par with industry averages, but this model has only been sold since 2015 and its long-term performance has not been assessed.
Motion IsolationMemory foam mattresses have been touted for motion isolation, which means that motion does not occur throughout the mattress when someone gets up or shifts their position.Very GoodAccording to owners, the Bear Mattress absorbs and isolates motion to a significant extent, and many report a reduced number of nighttime sleep disruptions.
Sex Memory foam is not bouncy and offers minimal responsiveness. As a result, these mattresses may be less than ideal for sex.FairLike many other memory foam models, the Bear Mattress may not be responsive or bouncy enough for some couples.
ConformingMemory foam mattresses are engineered to conform to the sleeper’s figure, creating a cradle-shaped impression that helps align the spine and targets pressure points.GoodThe 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.
Temperature NeutralityMemory foam retains more body heat than other mattress materials, and owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.FairThe Bear Mattress sleeps somewhat hot, which is typical of all-foam mattress models.
Off-gassingSome mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.FairSome Bear owners report off-gassing smells when their bed is new, but the mattress is not associated with excessive odors.
Edge SupportBecause of their construction, memory foam mattresses often feature little to no edge support and may sink where people sit when they get up from or onto the bed.PoorEdge 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.
NoiseHybrids tend to produce more noise than mattresses, primarily due to the spring and coil components of the support core.ExcellentThe Bear Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.
Ease of Moving and RotatingAll mattresses are relatively heavy but some weigh much more than others, and this can make them difficult to move and maneuver.Very GoodA Queen-size Bear Mattress weighs roughly 70 pounds, which is light by memory foam mattress standards.
 

Bear Price Comparison

Bear Pricing and Delivery Details

SizeDimensions Height Bear Mattress PriceBear Hybrid Price
Twin39W” x 75L”10″ (Bear Mattress)$540Not available in this size
Twin Extra Long (XL)39W” x 80L”10″ (Bear Mattress)$640Not available in this size
Full54W” x 75L”10″ (Bear Mattress)$740Not available in this size
Queen60W” x 80L”10″ (Bear Mattress)
14 1/2″ (Bear Hybrid)
$840$1,350
King76W” x 80L”10″ (Bear Mattress)
14 1/2″ (Bear Hybrid)
$940$1,650
California King72W” x 84L”10″ (Bear Mattress)
14 1/2″ (Bear Hybrid)
$940$1,650

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: The Bear Mattress and Bear Hybrid are compressed and shipped in boxes. The Bear Mattress box measures 20W” x 40L” x 20H”, and the Bear Hybrid box measures 20W” x 44L” x 20H”. Bear recommends allowing up to 24 hours for the mattress to fully expand.
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.
Delivery Fee: There is no charge for deliveries in the contiguous 48 states. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada will incur shipping fees that vary by specific location.

Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for Bear mattresses is as follows:

  1. All Bear Mattress deliveries are provided through the UPS. Once the mattress has shipped from the company’s warehouse, customers should coordinate all delivery details with the UPS. Customers who obtain a My Choice by UPS account will be able to select a specific delivery date and time, and also request their package to be held at the nearest UPS facility. My Choice by UPS accounts are available free-of-charge.
  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 Product Specifications 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 NameFirmness OptionsThicknessSupport Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsCover Components
Bear Mattress6.5 (Medium Firm)10″6.5″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam1″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
2.5″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
Polyester and Celliant Fabric
Bear Hybrid6 (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 Weight Comparison

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. At this time, we have not received enough owner feedback to generate ratings for the Bear Hybrid; we will update this section as soon as possible.

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.

MattressSleep PositionLightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs)Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs)Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
Bear MattressSideFairVery GoodGood
BackGoodVery GoodGood
StomachPoorGoodFair

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

 

Bear Company Information

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.
BBB rating: A
Company History: Bear was launched in 2015. The Bear Hybrid debuted in January 2018.
Physical Stores: Bear Mattress does not operate any brick-and-mortar stores, but the company owns a viewing-only showroom in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Corporate Address:
720 Monroe Street, Suite C508
Hoboken, NJ 07030-6339
Phone Number: 1-844-311-0035
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: https://www.bearmattress.com
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Sleep Trial and Warranty Information

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.
 

Similar Mattress Options

Lastly, let’s look at some mattress brands and models that are comparable to Bear. The following four mattress brands offer all-foam and/or hybrid models at average to below-average price-points, and also sell their products online.

BrandBedInABox Memory Foam and HybridBrooklyn BeddingDreamCloudNest BeddingBear
Model(s)PacBed Original, PacBed Lite, Azul, Serenity, Adagio, Silk Symphony & TranquilityBrooklyn Bowery, Brooklyn Signature & Brooklyn AuroraDreamCloudAlexander Signature
Alexander Signature Hybrid
Love & Sleep
Alexander Hybrid Luxury Contour
Hybrid Latex
Bear Mattress
Bear Hybrid
Mattress TypeMemory foam
Hybrid
Mixed foam
Hybrid
HybridMemory foam
Hybrid
Memory foam
Hybrid
Price Range$399 to $2,598 (Memory foam)
$950 to $1,899 (Hybrid)
$449 to $899 (Mixed foam)
$599 to $1,999 (Hybrid)
$874 to $1,399$399 $1,399 (Memory foam)
$799 to $1,899 (Hybrid)
$540 to $940 (Memory foam)
$1,350 to $1,650 (Hybrid)
Thickness Range9″ to 14″ (Foam)
13″ (Hybrid)
10″ (Foam)
10″ or 13 1/2″ (Hybrid)
15″9″ to 13 1/2″10″
14 1/2″
Firmness OptionsSoft
Medium
Medium Firm
Firm
Soft
Medium
Medium Firm
Firm
Medium FirmSoft
Medium
Medium Firm
Firm
Medium Firm
AvailabilityOnlineOnline
In-store
OnlineOnline
In-store
Online
Sleep Trial120 nights120 nights365 nights100 nights100 nights
Warranty Length20 years10 yearsLifetimeLifetime10 years (Bear Mattress)
20 years (Bear Hybrid)
Tuck Customer Satisfaction Rating83% to 85% (Foam)
83% (Hybrid)
(1,568 customer reviews)
Insufficient data at this timeInsufficient data at this time75% to 79% (2,088 customer reviews)74% (Bear Mattress)
(3,013 customer reviews)
 
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