Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress Review

Bear offers 4 top-rated mattresses. Their Bear Original memory foam has won acclaim with athletes on a budget. For those looking for a pressure-relieving feel, the Star Hybrid and Pro Hybrid are great options. Lastly, their Elite Hybrid, features both cooling foams and zoned support to provide sleepers with a luxurious sleep experience. From the Celliant® fibers to copper cooling, customers love these mattresses for their superior cooling, muscle pain relief, and balanced back support.


 +3.1x better cooling
 +2.1x back pain relief
 +2.8x side sleeping

Mattress Scores

Overall Score: 9.6/10

Customer Satisfaction: 9.6/10

Price Value: 9.5/10

No Back Pain: 9.7/10

Price: $748-$3565

Trial Period: 365 Nights

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Bear Mattress's Specifics

Bear Mattress brings innovative cooling technology to sleepers with their addition of Celliant® technology in their Bear Original, Star Hybrid (formerly known as Bear Hybrid), Pro Hybrid, and Elite Hybrid mattresses. For those that sleep warm, live in a warm environment, or are athletic, these mattresses are shown to help relieve muscle fatigue and regulate body temperature. Additionally, if you sleep particularly warm, check out the Star Hybrid and Elite Hybrid which both have the addition of copper infused foam that cools even more. Read on to learn more about what's inside their high quality mattresses...

Quality of Materials

Bear makes four high grade mattresses: The Star Hybrid, Elite Hybrid, The Bear Original and Pro Hybrid. Below, we'll go through each of these mattresses in depth.

First up, we'll take a look at the Star Hybrid (formerly known as the Bear Hybrid):

Layer 1: What sets Bear's mattresses apart from competitors is their quilted, cooling covers made with Celliant®. Celliant® is a very special material that reacts to your body heat to create infrared light and clinically has been proven to help promote cellular oxygenation and circulation.

Layer 2: A layer of copper-infused memory foam helps to remove unwanted body heat. Copper has naturally antimicrobial properties which to help provide a cool and clean sleep environment.

Layer 3: The following layer is a premium comfort foam that's highly adaptive to all body types and sleep positions.

Layer 4: The main support layer for the Star Hybrid comes from the pocket coil system that consists of independently wrapped coils that cut down on motion transfer while supporting the body fully and providing superior edge support alignment.

Layer 5: The bottom is a high-density support foam layer that provides lasting resilience while supporting the mattress above.

Next up, if you're looking for the most luxurious sleep experience Bear Mattress has to offer, look no further than their Elite Hybrid, which is their only mattress available in 3 different firmness options (soft, medium, and firm). Let's take a look at what's inside the Elite Hybrid:

Layer 1: The quilted cover features a phase change material (PCM) fabric and Celliant fibers to provide an ultra cooling and soft sleep surface.

Layer 2: A layer of memory foam that's infused with copper provides a naturally antimicrobial element while also preventing heat retention for a cooling sleep.

Layer 3: Next up is a layer of dynamic transition foam that gently contours to your body. Working with the layers above and the coils below, this layer provides balanced support for your whole body.

Layer 4: Similar to the Star Hybrid, the Bear Elite Hybrid's main support comes from individually encased pocket coils that react independently to your body's pressure points to provide relief while minimizing motion transfer. These pocket coils extend to the edge of the mattress and along the perimeter to provide superior edge support.

Layer 5: The base of the mattress is a layer of high density support foam which helps to provide support and durability to the layers above.

Next, here is what's in the Bear Original:

Layer 1: The first and most important layer is the breathable, quilted covered with Sleep Recovery Technology™ powered by Celliant. Celliant® is a very special material that reacts to your body heat to create infrared light and clinically has been proven to help with oxygenation and circulation.

Layer 2: The first comfort layer is a cooling, gel memory foam that keeps the bed cool as its top support layer.

Layer 3: Next is a layer of responsive transition foam that provides sleepers with balanced support while also offering pressure relief.

Layer 4: Lastly, the Bear Original has a layer of high-density support foam which gives added support to the layers above while also helping to provide long-lasting durability to the mattress overall.

Finally, we'll go through they layers of their newer Pro Hybrid:

Layer 1: Similar to the all-foam Bear Original mattress, the Pro Hybrid starts off with their breathable cover featuring Sleep Recovery Technology™ powered by Celliant. The Celliant® material used in their cover reacts to your body heat to create infrared light that helps to promote recovery.

Layer 2: The first comfort layer is a cooling, gel memory foam that keeps the surface cool while also providing cradling support.

Layer 3: Next is a layer of dynamic foam that provides sleepers with responsive and balanced support while also offering pressure relief.

Layer 4: At the base of this mattress is a layer of individually encased coils that reacts to the body to further relieve pressure. These pocket coils also help to reduce partner disturbance by minimizing motion transfer while also providing sleepers with reinforced edge support.

Overall Comfort

Each of these mattresses provide customers with salvation for back and pressure point pain while providing a greatly cooling surface layer.


Overall, the all-foam Bear Original will run medium firm. For those that are used to Tempur-pedic style mattresses that may have a cradling feeling, this bed will be firmer and could take about 1 week to get used to. The Star Hybrid and Pro Hybrid will be a bit softer -- for those sleepers that are side sleepers or smaller in body type, these mattresses should work better for you! The newer Bear Elite Hybrid is available in 3 different firmness options, allowing sleepers to choose the comfort level that works best for their body and sleep position.

Back Pain Relief

All of Bear's mattresses should help with back pain for back sleepers. Reviewers altogether are over +2x more likely to mention positive experiences with pain relief from these mattresses versus the average mattress. Stomach sleepers may do best with the firmer Bear Original and Elite Hybrid (Firm) options, while side sleepers should consider the Star Hybrid or Elite Hybrid (Plush) options. There are many positive reviews from sleepers about back pain and muscle relief that they have experienced because of the beds offered by Bear.


From the materials to the design, these mattresses are all about staying cool, and reviewers are over +3x more likely to mention a cooler sleep experience with these mattresses versus comparable ones. For one, the Celliant® mattress cover converts body heat to infrared light, which lowers the temperature where the body is making contact. Additionally, the foam layers below are infused with cooling properties (such as copper and gel) that help even the hottest sleepers stay cool.

Who Are Bear Mattresses Right For?

These mattresses are some of the top rated overall by sleepers and have great reception when it comes to overall comfort, and with Greenguard Gold certifications across all their mattresses, customers can feel extra-cozy in these mattresses!


Frequently Asked Questions About Bear Mattress

Is the Bear mattress good?

Bear mattress is one of the highest rated mattress brands with happy customers over +3x more likely to mention a positive cooling sleep experience versus the average comparable mattress.

Which Bear mattress is best?

For those looking for a well balanced mattress with reinforced, ergonomic support, the Star Hybrid offers a wonderful option. The Bear Elite Hybrid is the best for side sleepers looking for more pressure point relief. Those looking for something firmer may do well with the original Bear mattress.

Is the Bear mattress toxic?

Foams in Bear mattresses are all CertiPUR-US® certified, a low VOC (volatile organic compound) standard. Also, they are made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Bear mattresses are also GREENGUARD Gold certified, which is one of the most stringent VOC certifications available and certifies that it is acceptable for use in health care environments. Those that have chemical sensitivities may want to consider a Bear mattress.

Does Bear Mattress need a box spring?

No. Bear mattresses actually do best with solid foundations like those with slats that are no more than 5 inches apart.