The Bear Hybrid Mattress is an exciting offering that employs a new textile known as Celliant. This material, included in the cover of the mattress, converts heat from your body into infrared rays, helping your muscles recover while your body stays cool throughout the night.
The original Bear Mattress is an all-foam offering while the Bear Hybrid, launched in 2018, builds foam layers on top of an innerspring support core.
The Bear Hybrid is an excellent value given its design, use of the Celliant material, and price relative to similarly designed mattresses on the market.
In-depth Bear Hybrid Mattress Review
Bear Hybrid Mattress Prices and Sizes
|Twin||39” x 75” x 12.5”||$540|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 12.5”||$640|
|Full||54” x 75” x 12.5”||$740|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12.5”||$840|
|King||76” x 80” x 12.5”||$940|
|California King||72” x 84” x 12.5”||$940|
The Bear Hybrid mattress is Medium Firm, with a firmness level of 6.
The Bear Hybrid is only available on the company’s website.
For customers who wish to see the mattress in person, Bear has a showroom in Hoboken, New Jersey.
A core element of the construction of the Bear Hybrid mattress is the Celliant Infrared Yarn Technology used in the cover. This material converts the body’s warmth into Far Infrared Rays (FIR) that may help the body’s tissues relax and recover.
The top is a quilted cover with Celliant material and stuffed with fiber.
The second layer is a responsive comfort foam.
The third layer is a transition polyfoam.
The fourth layer is 8” of innerspring coils.
The bottom is a thin layer of support polyfoam.
Bear provides only limited details about the specifications of the mattress. While the densities of foams are said to range from 1.8 to 3.5 pounds per cubic foot (PCF), Bear does not disclose the exact density and thickness of each layer.
Bear ships its mattresses for free with FedEx ground to locations within the contiguous 48 United States. Extra charges are assessed for shipping to Alaska or Hawaii.
Delivery time for the Bear Hybrid Mattress is generally 7-10 business days after ordering.
Bear Mattress does not offer white glove setup or services to take away your old mattress.
The company does have a partnership with 1-800-GOT-JUNK that allows you access to a discount on haul-away of your old mattress.
The sleep trial for the Bear Hybrid is 100 nights. You are required to keep the mattress for 30 days before you can return it. If you return the mattress, an authorized party will pick it up from your home.
The Bear Hybrid has a 20-year warranty. The warranties cover defects in manufacturing and/or materials. If there is a defect, Bear will replace the mattress or offer you credit toward a replacement.
Bear Hybrid Mattress Performance
The Bear Hybrid has good motion isolation with the foam in their comfort layers. There is some slight motion transfer because of the bounce from the innerspring coils.
Edge support in this mattress is comparable to most other mattresses with a similar design.
Around the exterior of the mattress, the foams in the topmost layers will compress. This sink is more pronounced for people who weigh more than 230 pounds and for people who tend to sit on the edge of their bed.
The Bear Hybrid counteracts this to some extent because of the stability provided by the 8” layer of innerspring coils.
Temperature control is above average in the Bear Hybrid. The Celliant material in the cover prevents the buildup of heat by reflecting it back to the body as infrared rays.
The mattress prevents excessive sink, allowing airflow around the body that can permit comfort cooling.
Similar to any mattress with significant foam layers, the Bear Hybrid will have an initial smell after it is unpackaged. With good ventilation, this smell will normally go away within a few hours or at most a few days.
The Bear Hybrid provides support both with foam and with coils. The foam layers provide pressure point relief that is bolstered by the support core made with innerspring coils. Given their thickness and design, the foams may offer reduced support to people over 230 pounds.
This mattress has foams that can conform to the body, but there is not a significant amount of hug. For sleepers with major pressure points or a higher body weight, cushioning and contouring may be lacking.
There is no long-term data on durability. Overall, we anticipate a roughly average lifespan of 6-8 years for the Bear Hybrid givens its internal componentry.
The specifications of the Bear Hybrid are not disclosed by the company, and this hinders an assessment of the expected durability of these materials. The thinner topmost layers may make them more prone to wearing out and putting pressure on other layers.
The Bear Hybrid mattress is good for sex as the level of contouring does not impair movement on top of the bed. Bounce from coils easily facilitates movement as well.
What Type of Sleeper is Suited to the Bear Hybrid Mattress?
There is no single mattress that works best for everyone. Every sleeper has individual preferences and needs. The mattress that best suits a person is directly influenced by their body weight and sleeping position.
Side sleepers: the Bear Hybrid mattress is best for side sleepers who have a lower body weight, generally under 230 pounds. Heavier side sleepers may find that the comfort layers are too thin to cushion pressure points.
Back sleepers: the Bear Hybrid is firm enough to be a good option for some back sleepers, but the best fit is for back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds. People with a higher body weight, especially above 230 pounds, may find that their abdomen sinks too deeply into the bed.
Stomach sleepers: in order to avoid hyperextension of the spine, stomach sleepers should select a Medium Firm to Firm mattress. The higher their body weight, the greater the need for firmness. For this reason, the Bear Hybrid is likely too soft for most stomach sleepers, except those under 130 pounds.
|Under 130 lbs||130-230 lbs||Above 230 lbs|
|Side Sleepers||Very good||Good||Poor|
|Back Sleepers||Very good||Good||Fair|
The Bear Hybrid is a top choice for people who want an exciting and innovative material powering the top layer of the mattress. The Celliant textile in the cover can improve cooling and promote muscle recovery, which is an especially big plus for athletes.
The multi-layer design underneath the Celliant cover offers a blend of mild contouring with plenty of bounce and resilience from the innerspring support core.
A major plus for this mattress is its price point as it is sold at extremely competitive prices relative to comparable mattresses on the market that don’t offer a material like the Celliant textile.
Our primary concerns with the Bear Hybrid is that the specifications remain vague and that the thinner comfort layer may be insufficient for some sleepers. In particular, this is most likely to be a problem for people who weigh over 230 pounds as both support and durability could be compromised.