Bear Mattress Review

Bear mattress in a open, airy bedroom
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Bear Mattress Review

Ratings

8.6 / 10 MA Score

4.8 / 5 Customer Rating

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Dimensions

Twin: 39” x 75” Twin XL: 39” x 80” Full: 54” x 75” Queen: 60” x 80” King: 76” x 80” Cal King: 72” x 84”

Weight

70 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10"

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box (40” x 20” x 20” for a queen)

Delivered In

4-7 business days

Overview

Type:

Memory foam with graphite gel

Firmness:

Medium firm: 6/10

Trial Period:

100 days

Warranty:

10-year limited warranty

Summary:

Known to help relieve pressure points and aid in muscle recovery

Bear highlights

  • Bear claims to be a great mattress for athletes or people with active lifestyles because of its pressure relieving properties, cooling effects and muscle recovery technology…but really anyone can benefit from these features.
  • The mattress cover is made with Celliant® fibers, which reflect infrared light back to the body to promote blood circulation and improved muscle recovery.
  • Bear claims that its open cell response foam increases cooling and conductivity up to 7x more than traditional foam mattresses – we can attest to the fact that the mattress is actually cool to the touch!

Mattress Advisor score for the Bear

Here’s how the Bear mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Our score is a weighted average out of 10 that incorporates functional and performance characteristics of the mattress, as well as a social responsibility score, which takes into account social mission, community involvement and charitable partnerships.

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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

Bear mattress review

See how the Bear performed in our mattress tests to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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What to watch out for

  • Bear is still a memory foam mattress so expect it to contour your body more. If you’ve been sleeping on a traditional innerspring mattress, this might take some getting used to.

Bear sizes available

  • Twin: $500
  • Twin XL: $650
  • Full: $750
  • Queen: $850
  • King: $950
  • Cal King: $950

A look inside

The Bear mattress has three different foam layers that provide cooling comfort, contouring pressure relief and core support.

  • Cover – absorbs body heat and reflects infrared light, helping your body recover faster
  • Top layer – graphite gel foam with cooling technology and body support
  • Middle layer – response foam that provides bounce and pressure relief (great for spine alignment)
  • Bottom layer – high-density support foam provides strength and durability
Cross-section illustration showing the foam layers inside the Bear mattress
Inside the Bear Mattress

What Bear customers have to say

  • “We were looking for a new mattress for a while to replace an old memory foam mattress. After some research, we settled on the Bear. It arrived quickly, setup was super easy, and my bad back has been thanking me ever since. I’d recommend this to pretty much anyone who likes semi-firm to firm mattresses.” – Jason B.
  • “I liked my Bear Mattress after the first night, but now I can say that I love it after one month. It has helped my lower back aches and pains and my back is much less tight in the morning. I have recommended the Bear Mattress to all my family, friends and colleagues.” – Jill R.
  • “I’m not one to write reviews but I just have to write this one. My wife and I have been sleeping on our Bear mattress for about a month now. I have been sleeping better than I have in years. My wife and I are Novice Powerlifters and this mattress has definitely accelerated our recovery time. We don’t wake up as stiff and sore has before with our old mattress. It took a couple of weeks for my wife to adjust to this mattress for some it might be stiff at first. For me I loved it the very first night. We are extremely happy with our decision to purchase a Bear mattress. We bought the foundation as well, love that the foundation is very light. We are also a military family and move often.” – Rodney L.

Read more reviews here.

The finer print

Delivery

The Bear mattress ships free to the lower 48 states and will be at your door in 4-7 business.

Setup

The Bear mattress comes compressed, rolled and boxed. It is recommended that you have at least two people setting this up. You will simply unbox the mattress, unroll it on your foundation, and wait for it to expand. You can watch a quick video of how it’s done here.

Foundation

The Bear mattress is ideally paired with the Bear foundation but will also work just fine with any flat or slatted frame/foundation since it is memory foam. You can also use it right on the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not completely satisfied within the first 100 days, Bear will arrange for someone to come pick up the mattress and refund your money in full. They do ask that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights, as your body may need some time to adjust to the feel and support.

Warranty

The Bear mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. You can read more about the warranty policy here.

Cleaning

Bear recommends spot cleaning your mattress with warm water and mild detergent.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA.
  • Bear donates 1% of every sale to Good Sports Charity.
  • Bear uses CertiPUR-US® certified foams – meaning it’s good for you and the environment.
  • Bear does have a showroom you can visit in Hoboken, NJ. You can set a showroom appointment using this link.

Other products sold by Bear

  • Bear also sells a cooling pillow with recovery technology ($95), a waterproof mattress protector ($110 for queen), and an adjustable bed foundation ($1,640 for queen).
    • You can also save 5% when you buy the mattress, mattress protector, and two pillows together.

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If you have more questions about the Bear mattress, check out their FAQ page or leave us a comment below.

Customer rating is derived from Google Reviews on the Bear mattress.


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Verified Customer Reviews

Female | PORTLAND, OR, OR

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Sleeps with partner
  • Side sleeper
  • Restless sleeper

Owned mattress for: 3-6 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: YES

Overall Satisfaction: 10/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
9
Ease of Set-up
8
Body Support
9
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
10
Comfort
9
Quality
10
Value
10
Edge Support
9