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Today we are taking the Bear Brand mattresses and comparing them side by side to one another. Whether you love a memory foam feel or a hybrid mattress, Bear has a little something for everyone. Not to mention the well loved and talked about Celliant® Technology which can be found on every mattress made by Bear.
We will go through the benefits of the Bear Original, Bear Hybrid, and Bear Pro Mattresses as well as dictate which mattress is the best for every sleeping position and so on. All so you can better determine which Bear Mattress is the right fit for you. So let’s begin!
When it comes to choosing a Bear mattress you’ll be happy to know that each of these well made beds will be super comfortable and supportive. Each offers a universal feel that is between a medium to medium-firm feel. Meaning that you’ll get an ideal firmness that should adapt and offer a balanced feel for any sleeping position.
Below we will briefly break down each bed a bit more to give you the highlights each offers. However, if you are looking for more in depth information we also suggest visiting our detailed full reviews of each mattress too.
The original Bear all foam mattress is the most affordable option. Giving you an amazing 10″ three layer mattress that provides a solid and durable bed on a budget. The addition of Celliant in the cover makes it great for athletes or anyone looking for help with recovery.
This mattress was the first mattress introduced by Bear, giving it a well known and praised reputation. This simple design is effective and ideal for anyone looking for a medium-firm all foam bed that delivers.
The Bear Hybrid may not be the original Bear, but it may be the most popular. This super thick and ideally comfortable mattress will appeal to ALL sleepers. Not just because of the super balanced feel and unwavering support, but also because it is ideal comfort for all sizes, shapes and sleeping positions. Making this mattress a truly universally appealing bed.
Not to mention the benefits of a hybrid mattress create plenty of air flow and heat dissipation for better temperature regulation. As well as Quantum edge coils for even better edge support. And a combination of individually wrapped coils and solid foams for minimal partner disturbance. All this and you can understand why this is the most desired option of the Bear mattresses.
The Bear Pro mattress is the newest addition to the Bear mattress family. This all foam mattress is a 12″ upgrade from the original Bear and features a slightly softer feel coming in at a true medium.
It also offers a layer of copper infused foam that enhances not only it’s cooling properties but also keeps the mattress cleaner and ups it’s healing properties. And also uses gel infused memory foam for perfected pressure relief. Which is why this mattress is literally for the pros.
One feature that you will get with any Bear Mattress you choose, you will get the Celliant fabric on the top of their mattress. This material is often used to aid recovery and healing in the body. So how does it work? The Celliant material takes the heat and energy your body puts out and turns it into infrared energy and then emits it back toward your body. This is said to help rejuvenate the body.
We have not done our own studies to prove whether or not this truly speeds up the recovery or healing process. However, if you are wanting to learn more about the material and how it works, then Click This Link to view a list of clinical studies.
Now that you know a little about each mattress it may, or may not, be easy to see how each would benefit your sleep. Each of these beds is great in its own way. However, if you are looking for a specific benefit from your mattress a quick side by side “best for” section will help you even more.
What side sleeper need most out of their mattress is a bed that allows pressure relief for their shoulders and hips in order to keep proper spinal alignment. If a bed is too firm it can cause pain and discomfort for side sleepers.
Typically we suggest a soft to medium firmness for side sleepers. The Original Bear and Bear Hybrid are closer to a Medium-Firm feeling bed. However, the pillow topper on the hybrid mattress does make it suitable for side sleepers that don’t mind a slightly firmer than medium feeling bed.
The Bear Pro would be the best option for side sleepers. This is because the top layer of memory foam gives this bed a true medium feel with extra pressure relief than the other Bear mattresses. Most side sleepers will find that the Original Bear is too firm for their liking.
Calling all Back Sleepers! Take your pick. As long as a mattress falls within the Medium to Medium-Firm range, most back sleepers will be able to find enough comfort and support.
Whether you prefer a firmer feeling like the Original Pro, and more adaptive feel like the Bear Pro, or a pillow top feel like the Bear Hybrid. Any of these mattresses will be a good choice for back sleepers. It is purely up to your individual preference on which feel you like most.
Typically finding a great mattress for Stomach Sleepers is the most difficult to find. However, we found that all of the Bear Mattresses worked well for stomach sleeping.
If we had to eliminate one, the Bear Pro may be the least suitable for stomach sleepers. This is because for some stomach sleepers may find that the memory foam comfort layer allows their back to bow too much into the bed.
Overall, our favorite option for stomach sleepers would have to be the Original Bear as it has the firmest feel and provides the most support, keeping hips from sinking in too deep.
When it comes to sleeping cool the Bear Hybrid takes the win with Bear Pro close behind. Bear Hybrid has a huge benefit to sleeping cool which is it’s coil system. The substantial 8″ of coils gives a large amount of space for air to move through the bed. This gives a lot of space for heat to dissipate and move out of the mattress.
The Bear Pro has a copper infused top layer of memory foam. The copper helps to draw heat away from the body allowing the surface to stay cooler next to your body. The second layer in the Bear Pro is a Gel infused Memory Foam, this adds yet another layer of heat wicking properties to keep a temperature neutral sleeping surface.
While the Bear Hybrid also has a cooling gel foam for it’s top comfort layer, this combined with it’s extensive coil system makes it just cooler than the Pro.
Want to learn more? Head to the Bear Hybrid Review to get our full unbiased review.
Another close call, Bear Pro takes the win with The Original Bear coming in at a close second. All of the Bear Mattresses are rather great when it comes to motion transfer. Even the Bear Hybrid is topped with memory foam and has an individually pocketed coil system making it a great hybrid option for limiting motion transfer.
However, the Bear Pro and Original Bear really deaden nearly all motion transfer through the mattress. The lack of coils all together and the memory foam comfort layers soak up vibrations and stop them in their tracks. You can cuddle into your spot and feel little to no motion transfer through the mattress as you partner gets in, out, or moves around.
Head to our full written review over the Bear Pro Mattress to learn more.
While it can be nice to have plenty of edge support in a mattress while sitting at the end of your bed. It is much more important to have enough edge support for the full sleeping surface of a bed.
The Bear Hybrid has great support for side sitting and sleeping surface. We found that the entire sleeping surface gave a consistent feel throughout the entire bed. No roll out feel that is common with less supportive or all-foam beds.
Taking into account all of the different sleeping preferences and comfort qualities we believe the Bear Hybrid is the most universally comfortable mattress.
While some may prefer the firmness of the Original Bear or the contouring comfort of the Bear Pro, the Bear Hybrid is going to work for nearly every sleeping position, sleep cooler, and have more support than the other beds. Making it a great choice for couples with different sleeping preferences or for anyone unsure of what they really need/prefer in a mattress. It is a good crowd pleaser.
With every online bed-in-a-box mattress there are a few things you can expect. With this unique buying process you’ll have several added perks. As well as a few company policies that make this mattress and brand excel.
|Original Bear||Bear Hybrid||Bear Pro|
|Twin Size Mattress:||$540||$1090||$940|
|Twin XL Size Mattress:||$640||$1190||$990|
|Full Size Mattress:||$740||$1290||$1040|
|Queen Size Mattress:||$840||$1390||$1090|
|King Size Mattress:||$940||$1690||$1290|
|Cal King Size Mattress:||$940||$1690||$1290|
When you look at the prices of these beds it is easy to see that the Original Bear mattress is by far the most cost effective. However, when determining the most valuable mattress, we are determining which bed gives you the most mattress for your money.
The Bear Brand comes out with quality beds made to order in the USA. These beds are made with quality materials that are going to last. It is difficult to pick which of the bear mattresses has the best value because they have such similar quality with different benefits and comfort preferences.
At the end of the day the best bed for your money is going to be the mattress that makes you the most comfortable. No matter which bed you purchase from Bear is going to be a well made, long lasting mattress. So we suggest getting the bed that suites your needs most.
If the most budget friendly mattress, the Bear Original is your favorite, then lucky you! But, if you prefer the comfort and coolness of the Bear Hybrid, you are getting a great mattress at a reasonable price too. And if a luxury all foam mattress that offers enhanced foams is for you, than the Bear Pro is worth every penny and than some. It all depends on your budget, desired benefits and comfort preferences.
We enjoy all of the Bear Mattresses for exactly what they are. Each bed does a great job at providing loads of specific comfort. The Bear Pro and Bear Hybrid are the best for the majority of sleeping positions. While the Original Bear has a firmer feel which is preferred by most stomach sleepers and many back sleepers. Whether you want the motion deadening benefits of the Bear Pro or the hybrid support of the Bear Hybrid, the is a truly a little something for everyone in the Bear Mattress Line.
Learn more about each mattress on their individual mattress reviews:
If you have any lingering questions or if you’re looking for any specific recommendations, feel free to Contact Us. We would be happy to help you out in anyway we can.