Bear mattress

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Bear Mattress Review

We compared, tested and rated more than 50 foam mattresses. See why Bear is a great option for people with active lifestyles.

Customer Rating: 4.7/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       8.6/10

In this review, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the Bear mattress, including how it scored in our Mattress Advisor test. We’ll also give you an overview of the benefits Bear provides to its customers – like a 100-night trial period! Read on to learn more.

Bear Mattress Highlights

  • Bear is a great mattress for athletes or people with active lifestyles because of its pressure relieving properties, cooling properties 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 Mattress

Here’s how the Bear 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 mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

Shipping:
10

How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)

Trial Period:
9

The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.

Return Policy:
10

Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.

Warranty:
9

Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.

Set-up Test:
7

How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.

Motion Transfer Test:
7.75

How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.

Edge Support Test:
8.5

The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.

Pressure Relief Test:
7

How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.

Spine Alignment:
8.5

How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.

Responsiveness Test:
9

How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.

Cooling Evaluation:
9

How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.

Durability Evaluation:
8

Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.

Customer Service Score:
9

How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.

Social Impact Score:
6

A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.

Total Score for the Bear Mattress: 8.6/10

Bear Mattress Review

Take a look at our full Bear mattress review video and see how it performed in our testing to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

Customer Reviews on the Bear Mattress

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.

Product Information

Weight

70 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10"

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Memory foam with graphite gel

American Made

Made in the USA

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $590
Twin XL 39” x 80” $690
Full 54” x 75” $790
Queen 60” x 80” $890
King 76” x 80” $990
Cal King 72” x 84” $990

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best deals on the Bear mattress.

Foundations Bear is Compatible With

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.

Solid Platform
Slatted Foundation
Box Spring
Adjustable Base
Floor
A Look Inside the Bear Mattress

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

  1. Celliant cover – absorbs body heat and reflects infrared light, helping your body recover faster
  2. Cooling memory foam – graphite gel foam with cooling technology and body support
  3. Responsive comfort foam – response foam that adjusts to different sleeping positions
  4. Transition foam – provides pressure relief
  5. Support foam – high-density support foam provides strength and durability

Purchase Experience

Delivery

Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 4-7 business days

Trial period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Return policy

Free returns

Financing

Available through Affirm

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Bear Mattress FAQs

How does the 100-night trial period work?

If you’re not completely satisfied with your Bear mattress 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.

How long will it take for my Bear mattress to be delivered?

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

Can I finance my Bear mattress?

Bear has partnered with Affirm to offer easy monthly payment plans over 6, 12, or 18 months. Simply click on the Affirm button at checkout to see if you qualify.

Is the Bear mattress eco-friendly?

All the foams in the Bear mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning they meet some of the most rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability.

Can I clean my Bear mattress?

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

Does Bear sell any other products?

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 save 5% when you buy the mattress, mattress protector, and two pillows together.

Bear makes a hybrid mattress as well. You can read our review on the Bear Hybrid here.

Anything else I should know about Bear?

Bear is dedicated to helping children benefit from sports and physical activity. They donate 1% of every sale to Good Sports Charity.

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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
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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
Motion Isolation
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
10
Comfort
9
Quality
10
Value
10
Edge Support
9

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