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Bear Mattress Review

Updated on March 10th, 2024
Jodi King
Reviewed by Jodi King
Dr. Dimitar Marinov
Validated by Dr. Dimitar Marinov - Sleep Specialist

About Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress is an award-winning family founded brand that’s been around for more than 25 years, specializing in mattresses for physically-active people.  That’s why if you check out their website, you’ll see that their customer testimonials feature athletes who seek extra comfort for their sore muscles. They’ve currently got four different mattresses to choose from.

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    Value for money
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Pros & Cons

  • Sleep recovery technology for athletes
  • White glove delivery
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii is extra
  • Shorter warranties for certain models

Sizes & Pricing

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Bear Original

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    Mattress Type Memory Foam
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    Price $998 - Queen
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    Firmness Firm
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    Trial 120 nights
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    Warranty Lifetime
  • Special feature icon Hot Sleepers
  • Special feature icon Combination Sleepers
  • Special feature icon Back Pain
  • Special feature icon Joint Pain
  • Special feature icon Pressure relief

Firmness Level

The Bear Original mattress is a medium-firm mattress, ranking a 7/10.  According to Bear, this is the ‘sweet-spot’ of firmness for the majority of sleepers, offering the ideal combination of both support and comfort.  Other than the Elite Hybrid, all of Bear’s mattresses are medium-firm with only really small differences.

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Cooling Properties

The Bear mattress is great for hot sleepers, especially athletes who are known to be hot sleepers themselves as well.  It’s specially designed for a cool sleep, using open-cell memory foam that promotes better airflow. The foam of the Bear mattress also has graphite gel infused within it to assist in the absorption of heat.

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Pressure Relief

Since the Bear mattress is designed for athletes, it also means that it’s going to score incredibly well on the pressure relief. So even if you’re not an athlete, it doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from this pressure relieving mattress and all it’s beneficial properties built for sore muscles.  For lighter sleepers under 130 pounds however, this mattress might be too firm.

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The Bear mattress is more responsive than many memory foam mattresses, which comes slightly at the expense of motion transfer – so it really depends what’s most important to you when choosing a mattress.  One of its four layers is a responsive transition foam layer that also increases the mattress’ support and provides additional pressure relief.

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firm_icon Very Responsive

Motion Isolation

I performed the glass of water test and it didn’t move at all when I sat on the other side, however since the mattress is far more responsive than most memory foam mattresses,  if you sleep with a partner you might feel their motions. But then again, it all depends on how intense the movements are and how light or deep of a sleeper you are.

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firm_icon High Motion Isolation

Edge Support

The Bear Original didn’t prove to be so great in terms of edge support, leaving me with a feeling of ‘sinkage’ and almost as though I was going to fall off when sitting near the edge of the mattress.  Many foam mattresses lack firmness in the perimeter that would be needed to provide more support at the edge.

Mattress Materials

The Bear Original is made of three layers, including Memory Foam infused with graphite gel, another layer of highly responsive memory foam and a third layer consisting of 6 inch high-density support foam. It’s also covered with a Celliant fabric.

Customer Support

Bear’s friendly customer support team can be reached through live chat, phone or email, and are available Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm EST.  Most of their team has been part of the Bear family for a few years already, which of course also adds to the experience. Bear also has an FAQ section on its website that provides helpful answers to common questions.

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Phone Support +1-844-311-0035
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Live Chat Available on website

Customer Support

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  • Professionalism 9.0
  • Response Time 9.0

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Questions & Answers

Clark on Apr 19, 2021

do I need to flip the mattress?

The Bear mattress isn't designed to be flipped. You should rotate it 180 degrees every 6 months.
Ken on Apr 19, 2021

Does the Bear mattress require a box spring?

No, and actually, Bear recommends not using a box spring for their mattress.
Vanessa on Apr 19, 2021

Is financing available for Bear Mattresses?

Yes, financing is available. Choose "Affirm" at checkout.

Final Word

Bear Mattress uses high quality materials to provide athletes and those having active lifestyle with mattresses that promote both a restful night’s sleep as well as muscle recovery.  They’ve unsurprisingly won several awards for the top-performance as well as for the reliability, and  with four different models, they’ve got something for nearly every type of sleeper.   Your investment is also safe thanks to the brand’s generous lifetime warranty and 120-night risk-free trial.


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Jodi King

Jodi King has been an interior decorator for many years specializing in bedroom décor and design. She has been researching mattresses and matching the correct mattress for her customers’ needs for years. She has a lot of knowledge when it comes to looking for the perfect mattress and is a contributor to Top 5 Mattresses.

Dr. Dimitar Marinov - Sleep Specialist

Dr. Dimitar Marinov is an experienced physician and scientist who has been actively conducting research in the field of sleep hygiene for the last 5 years. He is a chief assistant professor in Hygiene and works at the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria. Thanks to his expertise in sleep hygiene and outstanding research skills, he is a valuable addition to our website as he fact-checks our content and ensures the accuracy of any medical terminology you may encounter. You may learn more about Dr. Marinov and his research via ResearchGate, LinkedIn, and his personal website.

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