Bear Mattress Review 1

Bear Mattress Review

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I received a free Bear mattress for review. The Bear Mattress is a mattress designed for people with an active lifestyle who understand that sleeping isn’t just what you do when you’re tired, it’s a way for your body to recover and heal so that you can take advantage of the day to come. That’s why they have incorporated some of the latest technology into their mattress.

In early 2017, Bear Mattress partnered with the non-profit, Good Sports to help provide opportunities for all kids to participate in sports. According to the website:

As part of the partnership we will be participating in a 1% giveback of all net proceeds — meaning that for every Bear sleep product sold, a portion will be going to help Good Sports achieve their goal.

“A percentage of Bear’s proceeds will be donated to Good Sports, allowing more children to partake in sports and fitness opportunities,” said Scott Paladini, CEO and founder of Bear. “Bear was founded with an athletic ethos, and we’re big believers in the idea that every child deserves the chance to benefit from the proven physical, social and emotional advantages that youth sports provide.”


If you have read my other reviews this will be redundant.  Ordering the mattress is very simple and straightforward. I was given a coupon code so the mattress was free. They accept all major credit cards and after your order is processed you can expect to receive the mattress in about a week or less. You get tracking information so that you know exactly when you package will be delivered and get a confirmation after it has been dropped off on your doorstep. A good thing to have if you are trying to coordinate getting rid of your old mattress. In short everything is seamless from placing the order to having it arrive at your doorstep.


Bear Mattress was created by people who have been in the mattress industry for generations and have a thorough understanding of what makes a good mattress. I have slept on dozens of other memory foam mattress prior to this one and the Bear Mattress is right up there in terms of feel and quality. What sets them apart is that they are catering to people who live a more active lifestyle.

They are the first to incorporate celliant which is a synthetic fiber that has been proven to increase oxygenation in body tissue and reduce minor aches and pains. Celliant is woven into the top cover of the mattress so you are continually getting the benefit while you sleep, every night. This does not affect the feel at all. It is there working in the background for you.  Athletes wear celliant clothing to speed recovery but again, this is the first bed I have come across where it is built in.

Here’s a video of the unboxing:

Underneath the cover you get 3 more layers of comfort:

1in layer of BEAR MATTRESS Graphite-Gel Infused Memory Foam which will help with temperature regulation AND comfort.
2.5in layer of BEAR MATTRESS Quick Response Foam. This means no lasting body impressions.
6.5in high density, breathable core support foam

bear mattress inside

Below is a video of me squishing the mattress to give you an idea of how your body will conform.

Here’s how it handles motion transfer. As you can see, there’s not much motion transfer here as expected with a memory foam mattress.

Both my wife and I really like the overall feel of this mattress. It is about the same level of firmness as a Leesa and sleeps just as cool too. A big advantage for this mattress is the incorporation of the celliant fiber on the top layer. This technology is not cheap and for them include this in such a quality bed AND keep the price under a thousand is very remarkable.


If you have an active lifestyle and rely on your body to recover from a long run or hard workout at the gym, this is your mattress. It will give you that extra edge for recovery which translates into an extra edge the following day. If you are looking to purchase celliant sheets, expect to pay north of $250 for a set. So at that price point, you might as well just get a whole new bed!

Get $50 off your Bear mattress purchase with coupon code sherpa50 at checkoutClick Here to shop Bear Mattress.

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Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress

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              • Celliant Technology
              • Little motion transfer


              Ben • September 3, 2015

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              1. Chris February 21, 2016 - 9:10 am Reply

                Motion Transfer


                Good day sir! I have a sleigh bed with a traditional mattress and boxspring. Giving this mattress a serious look for its recovery properties. I’m a side/back sleeper. I will need a new boxspring. The slats in my bed are spaced quite a bit apart. What would be a good solution for me? Thanks!

                • Ben February 21, 2016 - 10:47 am Reply

                  Hi Chris,

                  If you need a good box spring at a great price, try out the Zinus Sleep Master box spring, it has great reviews and comes at a great price. Here’s the link to buy off Amazon: It comes in a box so is easy to get in your house and easy to setup.

              2. Sara June 26, 2016 - 5:17 pm Reply

                I’m struggling to decide if I should get this mattress or the layla, any advice on how to decide?

                • Ben June 28, 2016 - 8:26 pm Reply

                  The Layla has two options for firmness and the soft side is softer than the Bear. I found the Layla to sleep a bit cooler as well. The Bear has a celliant cover while the Layla uses copper infused foam. I think if you want a mattress with a bit more support, go with the Bear. If you want to stay on the softer side go with the Layla.

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