Bear Mattress Reviews: Three Options That Promote Wellness and Deep Sleep, Delivering Restorative Rest

My first Bear Mattress reviews were early on when the company offered only one mattress. They offer three mattress options that are more affordable than most online brands, using more tech materials, pressure relief, and a bit better foam and coil components. I was a mattress manufacturer myself for 25 years before I started reviewing and testing online brands.

Bear Mattress is the only mattress company we’ve reviewed that uses a body contact material on the outer covering which converts body heat to far infrared heat, which increases blood flow, in turn removing toxins from your bloodstream.

Bear Mattress uses a material called Celliant for their outer fabric. Garments woven with Celliant™ yarns can be activated by body heat (conduction, convection and radiation) and remit the energy as far infrared radiation (FIR) back into the body. Wearing Celliant garments has been shown to increase blood flow and oxygen levels in the skin.
Bear Mattress uses Celliant fabric for its body contact surface, cited by an NIH study as being able to increase blood flow and oxygen levels in skin.

Far infrared heat reduces and relieves muscle spasms, making Bear Mattress options sought after by performance athletes and those needing improved circulation for many medical conditions.

This infrared energy is reflected back at the body, which is intended to trigger oxygenation and vasodilation in the body. The fiber reflects this energy in the form of FIR back towards the body, where the skin and muscle tissue can absorb it.

All three models we discuss below include the fabric as an outer encasement material.

If you are looking for a memory foam mattress option and like the pressure relieving qualities they offer, The Bear mattress lineup has three options that focus on pain relief, effective weight distribution, and are ideal for couples as well as those with shoulder, neck, and back pain. Also, if you want to learn more about memory foam and its background and history, click here.

I’ve reviewed and tested all three Bear Mattress products, and encourage readers to check them out. Backed up with a ten year factory warranty, and a no questions asked 100 night trial in the event you don’t love your mattress, your purchase also includes a set of their own Bear pillows (which are great, not lumpy or too soft) as well as a nice set of sheets.

The sheets alone are probably worth $150-200. Bear’s sheets are made from a blend of cotton and Celliant-infused polyester. They are a 400 thread count and a sateen weave which is intended to offer a feel that’s soft, durable, and super smooth.

1. The Bear Original 10″ Mattress Review: $650 In Queen

The Bear Original 10″ Mattress is a gel foam/memory foam mattress that is designed to sleep cooler than conventional memory foam. It sells for $799 in queen, and includes a free set of pillows and sheets.
The graphite infused gel/memory foam and transitional layers of foam remove unwanted body heat, relieve pressure, and adapts easier to your body shape- reducing pinpoint pressure at hips and shoulders.

Overall, I rated the Bear Original 10″ Mattress as 4.6 out of 5 stars, which is a fairly high rating for a mattress priced under $800. I found it to be supportive enough, but liked the way it relieved pressure in my hip area and shoulder, damaged after decades of tennis and running. Plus, the pillows and sheet set they include are super nice, not a promotional, thinner type sheet or lumpy pillows.

In addition, The Bear Original Mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL for low emissions, including VOC’s, formaldehyde and phthalates. Formaldehyde is typically used in solvent based adhesives by many manufacturers. Bear uses a water based adhesive, according to an inside source where Bear does product assembly.

But what makes the Bear Original 10″ Mattress any different than other memory foam or gel foam mattresses that are built the same way? Well, the cost, at $649, for one thing. Considering the use of upgraded, higher density gel foam and the exterior covering, which is something called “hand quilted Celliant

2. The Bear Elite Pro Hybrid 14″ Mattress: Generous Memory Foam Layers Add Up To Better Pressure Relief

Bear Mattress offers the Bear Elite Pro Hybrid which contains an anti-microbial copper infused foam layer.
The Bear Elite Pro Hybrid Mattress features a copper infused foam layer which reduces bacteria by naturally sanitizing your mattress. It has the same memory/gel foam layers as the Original, as well as the highly breathable Celliant outer fabric.
The Bear Elite Pro Hybrid is 14" tall, and is an ideal couples mattress, especially for side sleepers, back pain, and light sleepers.
I tend to recommend memory foam mattresses that are at least 12-14″ tall if you weigh 185 lbs or more, and sleep with a partner. It is priced at $1373 in queen, including sheets and pillows, is a pretty good deal considering the higher end materials that are used.

The Bear Elite Pro Hybrid 14″ Mattress is essentially what I call a performance mattress, because it has more than 5″ of components strictly dedicated to comfort and not acting as support layers. The copper infused memory foam laminated to the thicker layer of 2″ memory foam deliver on better pressure relief at hips and shoulders.

Also, the company uses a transitional layer that is slightly more supportive than typical, meaning you won’t bottom into it, even if you are with a partner and you both end up in the middle of the mattress most of the night.

Because it relies on a pocket coil suspension, I experienced excellent spine support, didn’t wake up with lower back pain, and felt rested after a good 8 hours or so sleeping on my sample. It’s technically more of a hybrid mattress (coils and foam) but because I really like the thickness and performance of their foam layers up to, I had to include it.

Remember, too, I’ve designed and manufactured dozens of my own memory foam mattresses though the years, and I know the recipes and formulations for almost all of this stuff. The price includes a sheet set along with a pair of their gel foam pillows, it’s a sweet price at $1373 for the complete package in queen, including 100 night trial and 10 year top to bottom warranty. I would rate their phone crew and customer service a solid 10/10, too! King size runs $1633.

3. The Bear Star Hybrid 13″ Mattress

The Bear Star Hybrid 13″ Mattress offers the pressure relieving qualities of gel memory foam that is carefully calibrated to fill nooks and crannies to support muscle groups.. The exterior covering is made from Celliant® fiber,

Beneath that layer, another layer of transition foam helps to dampen motion and distribute the pressure relieving and supportive qualities of the Quantum Edge coil system all the way to the outer edge of the mattress to provide optimal uplift and buoyancy without a sensation of being buried inside the mattress.

Pocketed Coils That Lift, Cradle, And Make Turning And Getting In And Out Of Bed Easier

The Quantum Edge Coil System is made by a company in the United States called Leggett & Platt, and is a proven winner for mattresses employing best in class individual pocketed coil designs. They used recycled steel in their construction, too, which we really like.

The Bear Hybrid mattress is Greenguard Gold Certified by UL for producing low emissions from dangerous materials often found in bedding products. Its scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and phthalates.

The Bear Hybrid mattress is backed up with solid reviews, too, which was instrumental in considering them as one of most highly recommended hybrid mattresses (mattresses containing a combination of foam, coil systems, and other components).

Buying A Bear Star Hybrid 13″ Mattress is not an overwhelming investment that you will second guess either. At just $1126 for a queen model (using our special factory direct link you’ll also get two free pillows, too), you get a 100 night risk free, no questions asked trial, free shipping and free returns, Bear’s solid 20 year factory warranty, and a solid 4.6 star rating out of 898 confirmed third party reviews.

The Bear Hybrid mattress is 14” tall and offers a sumptuous, cloud like feel. This luxury hybrid mattress is the only mattress in its class to come equipped with Celliant fiber technology that oxygenates your body, improves blood flow, enhances performance, delivers restorative rest, and optimizes health.

For the money and features/benefits included, The Bear Star Hybrid Mattress is a great choice for couples, heavier folks, and anyone needing a mattress with great edge support. Along the outer edges of the mattress, the coils are intentionally made tighter and firmer, to support body weight and making transfer in and out of bed easier.

For athletes, taking shoes on and off, and even changing, is easier, and it’s worth the investment. At $1126 for a queen, you will also get a free sheet set and a free set of pillows, too.