Bear Pillow Review
The Bear Pillow is a memory foam pillow with phase change material built into the cover for a cool nights sleep. The Bear Pillow uses next generation foam that is softer and recovers quicker than traditional foam. This makes the pillow light and breathable. It is about 4 inches thick which makes it thin enough to accomodate stomach and side sleepers but also will work for side sleepers. This pillow is a great choice for people that like a soft pillow that sleeps cool and is not too thick.
You can order the Bear Pillow via their website. After ordering you should receive it in about 5 business days. The pillow comes in a case like the one below, which can be reused to store the pillow or for travelling to keep it clean.
This pillow also comes with a 100 night trial period similar to most online mattresses. They ask that you try it for a minimum of 30 days and if after that time you still don’t like it you can return it for a full refund. Below is a video that shows how the pillow works.
Here are some of the highlights of the Bear Pillow according to the website.
- Intuitively contours to your sleep position, supporting the natural curves of your head, neck and spine
- The perfect cool and dry climate while you sleep
- Dual mesh side panels for continuous airflow throughout your sleep
- Hypoallergenic and antimicrobial protection
- Free Shipping & 2 Year Warranty
- Dimensions: 28″ x 18″ x 4″
- Machine washable cover
The first thing I noticed about this pillow is that it truly is cool to the touch. This is due to the phase change material used. Bear calls this their Double Ice Fabric. Here’s a closeup of the pillow. Each side of the pillow has a mesh fabric that allows the pillow to breathe.
There are many memory foam pillows on the market now that also have a phase change material but I like that the cover of this pillow is washable. That means you don’t need to use a pillow case. A pillow case will dampen the effectiveness of the cooling cover. I also found that pillow cases easily slip off pillows with phase change material. That’s because the cover has a silky feel to it, very smooth.
Aside from the cooling cover, the foam inside has holes through it that help ventilate heat.
I would recommend this pillow for people that sleep hot and enjoy a lower profile pillow. It will accomodate all sleep positions but if you have broad shoulders and sleep on your side, this pillow may be too thin for you. I think this pillow is best for back sleepers and stomach sleepers and side sleepers with a smaller frame.
The Bear Pillow retails for $95. In comparison to other pillows with similar cooling technology this is a good price. For instance, the Malouf Carbon Cool pillow retails for $199 on Amazon. In addition the 100 day trial period makes it a risk free proposition. If you tend to sleep hot and are looking for some quick relief without having to switch out your mattress, definitely consider the Bear Pillow.