Bear Hybrid Mattress Review

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Bear Hybrid Mattress Review

Ratings

8.6 / 10 MA Score

4.7 / 5 Customer Rating

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Dimensions

Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84''

Weight

110 lbs. for queen

Thickness

14.5''

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 45’’x 20.5’’ x 20.5’’ for a queen.

Delivered In

7-10 business days

Overview

Type:

Hybrid: foam + coils

Trial Period:

100 days

Warranty:

20-year limited warranty

Summary:

A hybrid spring and foam mattress that aids in recovery with its Celliant technology.

Good For:

Athletes

The Bear Hybrid highlights

  • Compared to the Bear Memory Foam mattress, the Bear Hybrid offers the feel of a traditional spring mattress while infused with cooling memory foams.
  • Made with FDA proven Celliant which harnesses your body’s natural energy to expedite recovery times and overall well being.
  • Want to try a Bear mattress before you purchase? Check out Bear in Macy’s.

Mattress Advisor score for the The Bear Hybrid

Here’s how the Bear Hybrid mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the Bear Hybrid mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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Shipping
10
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
9
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
10
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Warranty
9
Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
7
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
7.75
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
8.5
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
7
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
8.5
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
9
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
9
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
8
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
9
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
6
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8.6 / 10

The Bear Hybrid mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Bear Hybrid mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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Set up test

The Bear Hybrid mattress took just over a minute and a half to set up. Bear was a little heavy on the packaging and the mattress a bit heavy to pick up.  

So for our setup test, The Bear Hybrid gets a 7 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is a way to describe how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. During the night you’re going to  want this to be pretty minimal.

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We begin by asking both RJ and Asha to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from 1 to 10 how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

The Bear Hybrid did an okay job of isolating motion. RJ and Asha gave it a collective score of 7.5.

Part B - The Wine

Next, we break out the wine! The wine test is a great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had RJ lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of it moved.

We got nervous there for a minute. The wine glass had some serious leaning to it! So for the wine test we gave the Bear Hybrid a 6.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave The Bear Hybrid a 7.75 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely be aware of the support the edge offers.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is broken into two parts.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To begin, we asked both RJ and Asha to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

Both RJ and Asha noticed some minor sag in the mattress. So the Bear Hybrid scored a 7 for the edge shoe test.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had RJ and Asha lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

When RJ and Asha stretched out on the edge, they noticed the same problem – a little too much sag. So for the edge support side test, the Bear Hybrid scored a 7.5.

So The Bear Hybrid gets a 8.5 out of 10 for edge support.

Pessure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to look for something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. Let’s examine how well the Bear Hybrid provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

We saw a streak of red running from RJ’s shoulder down his side. So we gave him a7 for pressure relief.

We saw a speck of red in Asha’s shoulders so we gave her an 8.

So for a total pressure relief score, The Bear Hybrid gets a 7 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both RJ and Asha’s backs to see the alignment. Ideally, you’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

The Bear Hybrid did a great job of keeping both RJ and Asha’s spines in alignment. They were nearly straight!

For spine alignment, The Bear Hybrid gets a 8.5 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

We had RJ and Asha lie in each sleeping position: side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

The Bear Hybrid hugs you in all the right places!

So The Bear Hybrid gets a 9 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the The Bear Hybrid mattress:

Foundations

The Bear Hybrid Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Floor
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Adjustable Base

What to watch out for

  • Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your Bear Hybrid. This should go away within a few days.

The Bear Hybrid sizes available

  • Queen: $1,350
  • King: $1,650
  • Cal King: $1,650

A look inside

The Bear Hybrid is made of 5 layers of foam and coils:

Inside the Bear Hybrid mattress
Inside the Bear Hybrid
  1. Hand-quilted Celliant® Fiber Cover: This hand-tufted cover is woven with FDA determined Infrared Yarn Technology that harnesses your body’s natural energy to promote recovery and overall well-being.
  2. Comfort Foam: This comfort layer is made of breathable, adaptative foams designed to increase airflow and reduce heat.
  3. Cooling gel memory foam: Designed to promote air flow and keep you cool while you sleep.
  4. Individually encased coils: This layer is made of a 1300+ encased coil system that adds support and creates a traditional spring mattress feel.
  5. High-density support foam: Adds support and durability.

What The Bear Hybrid customers have to say

  • “My husband and I love our bear hybrid mattress. My husband was having daily back pain upon waking with our old mattress so we decided to try the hybrid. We love it! He no longer complains of back pain and I am getting great sleep in it as well. It is firm but just the right amount of soft to get pressure relief. I would recommend to anyone needing a new mattress. So glad someone recommended Bear Mattress to us.” -Jenee
  • “We love our new Bear Hybrid mattress. It came exactly as we expected it to and was easy to open up. Just as the information says, it is in fact very heavy and really requires 2 people to open and set up. Make sure the box is where you want it first. It is extremely comfortable and has done wonders for mine and my husband’s backs. We would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone who prefers a bit more support but also a nice soft surface. It is also very cool. It seems to somehow make it so body heat doesn’t radiate around us all night. Hope this is helpful for someone!” – Pamela
  • “We love our new Hybrid Bear mattress and have been sleeping really well each night! Five stars for sure!! After years and years of sleeping on a traditional king size bed, we are so happy we finally switched to the Hybrid Bear King Mattress. Our backs feel great and we wake up refreshed! We love it! Thank you Bear Mattress!” -Joan

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The finer print

Delivery

The Bear Hybrid comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 7-10 business days.

Setup

The Bear Hybrid mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it spring to life.

Foundation

The Bear Hybrid Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your Bear Hybrid, you can return it for a full refund within your 100-night trial period. Bear will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress. The company asks you give the mattress a try for at least 30 nights.

Warranty

The Bear Hybrid Mattress comes with a 20-year limited warranty.

Cleaning

To clean the Bear Hybrid, simply spot clean with a small amount of warm water and a mild detergent.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA
  • The foams used to make the Bear Hybrid mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.
  • Celliant Fibers have been determined as a medical device and general wellness product by the FDA.

Other products sold by Bear

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