We compare and contrast the Casper and Bear all-foam mattresses to highlight who is best suited by each.
If this is your first time online mattress shopping, you might be wondering how you can tell what mattress is best for you without lying on it. Fortunately, finding the right mattress is more about learning what mattress is built with your needs in mind, rather than simply trying one out for a few minutes.
Bear and Casper are two of the leading bed-in-a-box mattress brands. In this review, we’re going to compare the original Bear and original Casper beds so you can see if either of these beds was crafted for someone like you.
Both the Bear and Casper mattresses are beds made from multiple layers of foam. Even though they each boast a medium-firm feel, their sleeping experiences are vastly different. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the Bear and the Casper and how they compare.
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
Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
The original Bear mattress is the more affordable of these two beds. It was designed to accommodate the needs of those with an active lifestyle, with a Celliant cover proven to boost oxygen levels in tissues and speed recovery. Its exceptional cooling properties are unmatched by Casper, making the Bear a superior mattress for most hot sleepers. Unlike the Casper, the Bear doesn’t accommodate all sleeping positions—its design is best for stomach sleepers or back sleepers.
The Casper mattress stands out from the Bear thanks to its zoned support transition layer. With greater support at the body’s heavier trunk and more cushion at the shoulders, the Casper delivers superior contouring. This layer of memory foam offers greater relief at pressure points and better spine alignment than the Bear mattress. Unlike the Bear bed, the Casper works for all sleep positions.
Casper and Bear mattresses come in the same sizes, but the Casper is 1” thicker than the Bear. The added loft adds a bit more support, better for heavier sleepers.
|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″|
|California King||72″ x 84″||72″ x 84″|
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The Bear mattress is less expensive than the Casper mattress, costing $295 less for the queen-size bed. Keep in mind that the prices reflected below are full price. When you click on the links found throughout this article, you’ll receive an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount on either of these mattresses.
So, what is it that sets these beds apart? Let’s start with temperature. The Bear mattress excels at temperature regulation. If you’re someone who wakes up hot and sweaty but wants an all-foam mattress, the Bear is one of the best options out there. Bear uses graphite, gel, and an open-cell structure in their comfort layers to facilitate a cool night’s sleep. On the other hand, the Casper foam can sleep a bit warm, even though it’s cool in comparison to many other all-foam beds.
The second biggest difference between these two mattresses comes down to the transition layer. In the Casper mattress, this layer is separated into three zones of various densities designed to properly support both heavier and lighter parts of the body. These zones create better pressure relief when compared to the single-density Bear transition layer. This layer also does a slightly better job at supporting the spine, although both beds do a good job here.
The Bear mattress is made from 3 layers of foam. Only the top layer is made from memory foam, whose plush give gently contours for relief at pressure points. The transition layer is a responsive polyfoam whose bouncy support keeps the mattress surface from sagging. Every foam layer and the Celliant cover is designed to facilitate a cool, dry night’s sleep. This is one of few memory foam beds that’s cool to the touch.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s inside:
The Casper mattress is a 3-layer memory foam bed. The top layer of foam is soft and airy—with a feel similar to a modest pillow top. Underneath this comfort foam is the layer that sets Casper apart—a layer of zoned memory foam provides extra give and support where it’s needed. By keeping the hips from sinking and allowing the shoulders to melt in, Casper succeeded at crafting a mattress that works for every sleeping position. The spine alignment and pressure relief is exceptional for a budget-friendly mattress.
Let’s take a look at how the Casper is constructed:
For anyone who’s analytical, the best way to compare two mattresses is to see a numerical breakdown of their performance. That’s why we at Mattress Advisor have tested both the Casper and Bear mattresses at our in-house testing facility. See how these two beds performed side-by-side.
Take a look at how each mattress measured up in our lab testing and evaluations.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.75||8|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||9.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||7||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||8.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||6||9|
There is no one mattress that’s a good fit for every sleeper. The Bear is excellent for hot sleepers and budget shoppers. It’s a responsive mattress that offers exceptional spine alignment at a bargain cost, making it a great choice for back or stomach sleepers with aches and pains.
The Casper mattress is a good bed for the average sleeper. It is one of our highest scoring memory foam mattresses. It’s zoned support means a mattress whose pressure relief and support works for every sleep position. And with solid edge support and good motion isolation, the Casper is wonderful for couples.
We hope we’ve provided you with everything you need to decide which of these two mattresses is the best fit for you. We share our review, customer reviews, our buying experience, and more so you know what to expect the next time you buy a new mattress.
Compare with Other Mattresses:
Trying to decide which Casper mattress to buy? Read our side-by-side comparison of the Casper Wave, Casper Element and Original Casper mattress models to find the best Casper mattress for you.