At first glance, Bear’s pillow looks like something from the future. With its mesh side panels, sleek design and “Double Ice” fabric that’s cool to the touch, the pillow may just be ahead of its time. For those who love memory foam or hybrid foam pillows, this one might be worth the price. Read on for my full review.
Also check out our Bear mattress review
Bear Pillow (made by Bear Mattress) is made up of a few notable layers. The core is a foam that Bear calls LOFT-X FOAM. Through a chat with customer service folks at Bear, I learned that LOFT-X FOAM material is a hybrid of memory foam and latex foam (either way it’s 100% polyurethane according to the tag inside the cover).
You will see from the photos that it’s basically a solid block of foam with holes punched into it – I assume to make it feel a little more lightweight and to help with breathability. The foam is covered with a thin cover of cotton that isn’t removable.
The removable cover is a uniquely textured material that is 40% “cool yarn” and 60% polyester (according to the tag.) Bear calls this “Double Ice Fabric.” But it really is cool to the touch, it’s also got a very satin-like feel.
The sides of the cover are blue mesh paneling, designed to help with breathability as well.
I want to preface the review by saying that I typically sleep on two pillows at night – one firmer pillow at the bottom and a softer, downier pillow on top. I am always in the market for a pillow that will be thick, yet soft enough to be the only one I need.
I slept on the Bear Pillow every night for a week and wrote down different observations on different nights. My thoughts are below:
Overall people seem to like this pillow. What type of pillow(s) you sleep with can be such a personal decision.
I personally felt that the pillow profile was too low- I would use another pillow underneath this one to angle myself and feel more propped up. However, another reviewer felt the pillow was too high.
I think this pillow is ideal for back sleepers and those who don’t mind texture to their pillow cover (although you can add an additional pillowcase over the pillow if you want).
Those who sleep hot will enjoy the Double Ice fabric that keeps the pillow cool to the touch.
Those who like memory foam or hybrid foam pillows will like the firmness of this pillow.
If you’re willing to spend a little more in order to have a high-quality pillow that keeps your back, neck and head cool and supported during the night, Bear Pillow could be a great option.
An active writer for Mattress Clarity, Katie is passionate about topics around health and wellness (and sleep!). Her interests include trying not to fall off her spin bike, cooking with her family and reading as much as possible.