Deciding between the Bear mattress and the Bear Pro mattress? In this review, we put Bear vs Bear Pro head to head to help you find the best mattress.
Picking between two beds from the same brand isn’t always an easy feat. You’re usually left wondering: what’s the difference? The original Bear mattress is a three layer foam mattress that uses graphite foam for cooling. The Bear Pro mattress is a more luxurious foam mattress that adds a layer of copper-infused foam for extra recovery benefits.
Let’s lean more into the differences between these Bear mattresses.
Known to help relieve pressure points and aid in muscle recovery
Medium firm: 7.1/10
Memory foam with graphite gel
10-year limited warranty
Pressure relieving foam mattress for athletes
Medium firm: 6.5/10
10-year limited warranty
Looking for a Bear mattress with springs? So no more! Check out our Bear Hybrid mattress review.
Being the same brand Bear has nearly identical dimensions. The biggest difference to note is that Bear Pro is two inches thicker, meaning it works better for bigger body types than the original Bear.
|Twin||39″ x 75″||39″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||39″ x 80″|
|Full||54″ x 75″||54″ x 75″|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||60″ x 80″|
|King||76″ x 80″||76″ x 80″|
|Cal King||72″ x 84″||72″ x 84″|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
It’s important to notice that the prices listed are the original price points without any discounts or promo codes. To see how much you can get off of a Bear mattress, see our coupon page.
Three layers of foam surrounded in a Cellient yarn mattress cover is what Bear is made of.
The Bear Pro kicks it up a notch with four layers of memory foam.
Now onto the fun part: how each bed did in our personal lab tests. We haven’t had a chance to get our hands on the Bear Pro yet, but until then, we;ve curated a customer experience score for you to gauge your buying and set-up process.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.75||Pending|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||Pending|
|Pressure Relief Test||7||Pending|
|Spinal Alignment Test||8.5||Pending|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||6||6|
Let’s get into some of the most important factors of each bed.
Edge support allows you to sleep soundly on the edge of the bed without fear of rolling onto the floor. When it comes to edge support, both of these beds do an average job simply because they are made from foam. An innerspinf or hybrid mattress with springs provides more reinforced support around the edges.
If you sleep with someone else, human or otherwise, you need a bed with good motion isolation. This means when they toss, turn, and roll, you don’t feel enough movement to wake you up. We’ve found the Bear mattress to be a bit lacking in this category, but are most optimistic when it comes to the Bear Pro and its extra layer of foam.
Pressure relief is what you need to be free of morning aches and pains. This is especially important for active people who will have sore areas. The original Bear mattress does an okay job at pressure relief; the Bear Pro definitely beats out Bear in pressure point relief thanks to the extra foam layer.
Cooling and temperature regulation are important if you sleep super hot. Lucky for you, both Bear mattresses excel at keeping your temperature regulated. The Celliant cover controls any extra body heat and graphite gives you an extra cooling boost. But between the two, Bear Pro wins in the cooling area thanks to that extra copper foam layer.
The Bear mattress works best for back sleepers and stomach sleepers who are looking for an affordable mattress that helps with overnight recovery. The Bear Pro is the mattress for those willing to spend a little more for extra cooling benefits, people with allergies, and those with back pain.
The OG Bear is the firmer mattress; while Bear Pro is more plush. Bear Pro works better for hot sleepers than the Bear mattress. The Bear costs less than the Bear Pro. Each of these factors are pros and cons to some, so the best Bear for you depends on preference.
But make no mistake: no matter which Bear bed you choose, you have 100 nights to recover before nailing down that final decision. Sleep well!
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