Bear mattress review

Better Slumber is supported by our readers. If you buy through links on our site, we may earn a commission. For full details visit the disclosures page.

Bear Mattress Review (The Original)

Better Slumber

Sleep is an important aspect of everyday life that people take for granted. Some individuals find it hard to sleep simply because they don’t have the right mattress. Having a high-quality mattress can be considered an investment that can improve not only the amount of sleep but more importantly, the quality of sleep that you get every night.

The Bear Mattress has captured the attention of specific markets with their innovations that can help promote rest and recovery. It has also become a popular mattress for athletes who are looking to improve their recovery to be able to perform in peak condition in their sports. But the good news is that you can also take advantage of this even if you are not an athlete.

So, in our latest Bear Mattress review, let’s take a closer look and discuss exactly what to expect from this product, and whether or not it’s a good buy.

The Bear Mattress

"The perfect memory foam mattress for athletes and runners."

Bear Mattress Layers & Construction

Four important parts make the 10″ thick Bear Mattress.

  • First, you have the top Breathable Celliant Cover. Celliant is an FDA recognized wellness material that can help improve your blood flow and can help promote a regular circadian rhythm by helping regulate optimum body temperature for sleep. This material is also the reason why the Bear is a good mattress for athletes seeking to recover from grueling training sessions.
  • The next layer of the Bear Mattress is a Cooling Graphite-Gel Memory Foam. Aside from providing the support that can follow the contour of your body, it was also said to have the ability to get rid of unwanted body heat.
  • Next, you also have the responsive transition foam following the memory foam.
  • And the most bottom part is the high-density support foam, which helps provide support for the above layers.

Certifications and Health

The Bear Mattress is popular among customers who are concerned about their health. The materials used by the company for their mattress are CertiPUR-US certified foams. It means that there are no harmful chemicals present. Also, a water-based bonding solution was used to ensure that users are safe from any toxic chemicals.

One of the things that you will notice with a new Bear Mattress is that it has little to no smell. Unlike other mattresses that have a strong “off-gassing” smell due to the chemicals used in its construction, although the Bear Mattress wasn’t made from mostly organic materials, the new smell isn’t as strong as other memory foam mattresses.

Comfort and Support

bear mattress cover
Mattress Firmness Level
7 / 10

In our opinion, the Bear Mattress firmness falls under the medium-firm feel. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, the Bear would sit somewhere around 7.

The firmness is perfect for people who aren’t too heavy. Since the memory foam after the cover is only approximately one inch thick, it means that it doesn’t go overboard when it comes to contouring your body. Unlike other mattresses that give users the feeling of sinking into the mattress, this isn’t the case with the Bear Mattress at all.

The memory foam takes a few seconds before it gets back to its original form. However, thanks to the high-density support foam, you won’t feel that the mattress lacks support on your hips and spine.

Cooling Properties

Memory foam mattresses have a tendency to trap body heat. The Bear Mattress has been advertised to have the capability to reduce body heat, keeping the person cool and comfortable while in bed. It can disperse body heat very effectively due to the graphite microgel technology infused in its memory foam.

Using natural materials infused into foam is perfectly normal and quite common, especially to aid in cooling. For example, the Layla mattress uses copper in its memory foam.

Motion Isolation and Transfer

One of the main causes of sleep disruption is that people sleep with partners who tend to move around at night. This is a common occurrence, especially among spring mattresses. Sometimes, it isn’t their spouse or significant other but their pet that disrupts their sleep. The Bear Mattress, being made primarily of memory foam, does an excellent job of isolating movement. You can get a good night’s sleep even if your pet or someone beside you decide to move around or get in and out of bed.

Edge support

So far, the Bear Mattress may be performing well in almost all aspects, but when it comes to edge support, it is a different story. It’s common for a lot of couples to find themselves in a scenario wherein one of them is sleeping close to the edge of the bed. When it comes to the Bear Mattress, get too close, and you’ll feel as if you are about to fall off the bed. However, this is expected from a foam mattress.

Care and Maintenance

Bear mattress review

The maintenance is quite complicated for the Bear Mattress because you will need to perform spot cleaning if there is a stain. The good news is that there is a cover that protects the different layers of foam. It is highly suggested that you get a mattress protector whenever you are using the Bear Mattress to maximize its years in your bedroom.

Also, unlike some mattresses wherein you can occasionally flip to use the other side (for example, like the Spindle mattress), the Bear is a single-sided mattress. This means wear and tear will only occur on one side, and will generally kill the mattress sooner than if it were a flippable mattress. If you want to even out the use of the entire mattress, you can rotate it either clockwise or counterclockwise every other week.

Required Bed Type

The good thing about the Bear Mattress is that it is a good option for different types of beds. It can be used for adjustable bed frames, bunkie boards, or even the floor. However, if you are going to have a bed frame that makes use of slats, be sure that the distance of each slat is 3 inches apart from each other. This will make sure that your mattress is fully supported. However, it is highly suggested that you choose platform beds for this mattress, considering the support that it can offer your entire back.

Bear Mattress Price

The cheapest Bear Mattress before any discount is the Twin size currently priced at $590. And the most expensive option is the Cali King at $990. Considering the price of other memory foam mattresses, you can consider the Bear Mattress as a mid-range option. If you’re budget is abit higher, you can also check our review of the Bear Hybrid, which is the most expensive and luxurious in their range.

Current Bear mattress prices before discounts / promo code / sale.
Please note, these prices are correct at time of writing but can change at any time.
  • Twin - $590
  • Twin XL - $690
  • Full - $790
  • Queen - $890
  • King - $990
  • Cal King - $990

Delivery, Trial Period and Warranty

Bear offers free shipping for customers in the continental US. Customers in Hawaii, Guam, and Canada will have to pay for shipping.

The Bear Mattress trial period is free and is set at a cap of 100 nights. This gives you a chance to try the bed to test for sure if it fits your needs. It means you won’t be buying something that you don’t like.

You are going to get a 10-year limited warranty for the mattress. However, there is a catch. If you failed to take care of the foam the right way, then the warranty is voided.

Sizes and Dimensions

Below are the available Bear mattress sizes, dimensions and their weight.

Size Dimensions Weight
Twin 39″W x 75″L x 10″H 50 lbs
Twin XL 39″W x 80″L x 10″H 50 lbs
Full 54″W x 75″L x 10″H 60 lbs
Queen 60″W x 80″L x 10″H 70 lbs
King 76″W x 80″L x 10″H 90 lbs
Cali King 72″W x 84″L x 10″H 90 lbs

Who Should Buy The Bear Mattress?

Bear mattress for athletes


With multiple layers of body-contouring foam in the Bear Mattress, couples can sleep peacefully side by side. The Bear Mattress has a superb ability to isolate motion with minimal disturbance on the other side of the bed. It allows the other person to twist and turn without disturbing one another.

People with pets

It’s common for pet lovers to let their pets in bed. Huge dogs, in particular, tend to disturb pet owners as they also try to get the most comfortable position for them. With the Bear Mattress, pet owners won’t be disturbed since the mattress can isolate movement well.

Environmentally-conscious individuals

If you don’t want harmful chemicals in your mattress, the Bear Mattress is a strong candidate for your bedroom. With CertiPUR-US foams and water-based bonding solution, you get something that won’t harm your family’s health and well-being. And not only that, but you are also helping the environment.

Those who sleep hot

A lot of people stay in one place for the whole night. And the result is that the bed gets hot, prompting them to wake up in the middle of the night. With the graphite gel technology integrated into Bear Mattress’ memory foam, not to mention the Celliant cover that promotes a cooler temperature, the mattress can keep you from getting too hot at night.

Though given the number of other mattresses that we’ve used, we find the Bear Mattress to simply promote a neutral temperature for its users; it still does a good job in preventing sweaty nights.


The makers of the Bear Mattress advertised that it helps in the overall recovery of athletes. The Celliant Cover is said to promote circulation as well as the circadian rhythm of the athletes allowing them to rest and recover after a hard day training for their sport.

People who have issues with their back

If you are someone who is suffering from back injuries, whether on your hips or your spine, the Bear Mattress has a body contouring foam that allows you to sleep well. You will not feel as if you are sinking deep into the mattress, given the medium-firm feel.

Stomach and side sleepers

This is also perfect for both stomach sleepers and side sleepers. You won’t have any issues since the shoulders and the hips are going to be well supported. It is going to keep the spine in a neutral position; however you choose to sleep.

Those who are looking for a budget-friendly option

Another common reason why customers stick to Bear Mattress is because of its price. A lot of luxury mattresses with multiple foam layers typically cost more than $1,000. This isn’t the case with the Bear Mattress. Instead, you can have its Cal King size mattress for less than $1000, which is a good deal after all.

Apart from the price, they have a good policy when it comes to shipping the mattress. Because of the weight of the mattress, a lot of customers might think that the shipping cost can be expensive. Instead, if you are located within the continental US, you can have it shipped for free. By experience, customers get to receive the mattress within five days when they ordered.

Those who are not sure about their purchase

One of the most common things that you might experience as a first-time buyer is that you still don’t know exactly what you want. When it comes to buying mattresses, you will need to feel it to decide whether or not you like the quality of the mattress. With the Bear, you get a 100-night trial. This is enough for you to decide whether or not you want the mattress. Also, you will learn to know the pros and cons yourself.

Pregnant women

Pregnant women need a mattress that can support their weight. This can help support their hips and their lower back.

Customers who need an adjustable bed

There are a lot of people who want an adjustable bed, perhaps because they want to elevate the head or the feet while sleeping. There are conditions such as those people with asthma who need to raise the head part of the bed to be able to breathe well while they sleep. Since the Bear Mattress doesn’t have any springs, it is perfect for this.

Our Bear Mattress Ratings

The Verdict

The Bear Mattress is a good option for customers who have a limited budget but still want to experience a luxury foam mattress. It offers a medium-firm feel that gives you the proper support and plush feel at the same time. With the memory foam, you will be able to feel that pressure points are going to be supported. Plus, you won’t feel as if you are sinking into the mattress. Unfortunately, it is not something that can be used comfortably by heavier individuals.

It is also marketed as a good mattress for athletes. Since the mattress can moderate the temperature, it is believed that it can help give the user better sleep and improve their circadian rhythm. 

Is this a good option? Overall, based on our Bear Mattress review, we’d say it is certainly something that customers can opt for if they want to have a relaxing night of sleep.

  • Comfort – 9/10
  • Support – 9/10
  • Materials – 9/10
  • Cooling Ability – 9/10
  • Edge Support – 9/10
  • Motion Isolation – 9/10
  • Sleep Trial – 8/10
  • Warranty – 8/10
  • Value For Money – 10/10