Bear Mattress Review

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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.
MODELDescription
Bear Mattress
Customer Satisfaction
74% 3013 reviews from 22 sources
Amazon Rating
4.6 Amazon Review
BBB Rating
A
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

Sleep Rating

Customer Satisfaction
74%

The Bear Mattress earned above-average customer satisfaction ratings compared to similar memory foam options.

Durability
Fair

Durability 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 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
Fair

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.

Ease of Moving and Rotating
Very Good

A Queen-size Bear Mattress weighs roughly 70 pounds, which is light by memory foam mattress standards.

Overall Satisfaction
73
 
74
 
Mattress weight
77
 
70 lbs
 
Mattress Price
$1000
 
$840
 
Bear Hybrid
Customer Satisfaction
%
Amazon Rating
Not on Amazon
BBB Rating
A
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

Sleep Rating

Overall Satisfaction
73
 
 
Mattress weight
107
 
110 lbs
 
Mattress Price
$2000
 
$1,350
 
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

Similar mattress options

TranquilityBrooklyn SignatureDreamCloud MattressAlexander Hybrid
MODELSTranquilityBrooklyn SignatureDreamCloud MattressAlexander Hybrid
MATTRESS TYPEFoamHybridHybridHybrid
PRICE (Queen)$1,299$949$1,199.00$1,199
FIRMNESS OPTIONNSoft, Medium Firm, FirmNPlush, Medium, Luxury Firm
AVAILABILITYonlineonlineOnlineonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL120 night120 night365 nightsLifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)
WARRANTY LENGTH20 Year10 YearLifetimeLifetime
BUYBUY NOWBUY NOWBUY NOWBUY NOW
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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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

SLEEP POSITIONLIGHT 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
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach

Warranty and Trial Information

Bear offers a 100-night sleep trial for all mattresses.

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.

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.

Company History

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

Corporate Address

720 Monroe Street, Suite C508
Hoboken, NJ 07030-6339

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.

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https://www.bearmattress.com
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