Pillow Reviews: Casper vs. Bear

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Casper and Bear are two noted mattress companies who created their own distinctive pillows. Both pillows are focused on providing comfort but they each accomplish it in their own way. Read on for my full comparison.

Key Similarities

  • Traditional-shaped
  • Removable and washable covers/pillows
  • Created by mattress companies
  • 100 Night Trial Periods

Pillow Reviews: Casper vs. Bear

Key Differences

Casper:

  • Pillow in a pillow design
  • Inner and Outer Cover Fabric: 100% Supima Cotton, Percale weave
  • Outer Filling: Polyester fibers
  • Inner Filling: Nearly one billion coated fibers
  • Fill is sourced in South Korea and assembled in the USA
  • Standard and King sizes available
  • 10-year warranty

Casper Pillow Review

Read the full Casper Pillow review here. 

Bear:

  • Made with Double Ice Fabric: a special fabric that feels cool to the touch (feels like athletic-wear material)
  • Core filling is made with LOFT-X FOAM: a hybrid foam that combines memory foam and latex foam to contour to your spine and neck (100% polyurethane)
  • Dual mesh side panels for continuous airflow throughout your sleep
  • Only available in Queen size
  • Made in the USA
  • 2-year warranty

Bear Pillow Review

Check out the full Bear Pillow review here. 

You Might Choose

Casper if…

  • You like the feel of a down pillow. The fibers in both the inner and outer pillow mimic down and give it a soft, cozy and less-supportive vibe than the foam in the Bear pillow.
  • You want to wash and dry your entire pillow. After removing the inner pillow from the outer pillow, you can wash and dry both pillows. This is great if accidents or spills happen.
  • You are a stomach sleeper. Casper will be a better fit for stomach sleepers over Bear. The down-like feel of the pillow makes it a better fit and you can remove the outer pillow from the inner pillow for even less loft and filling.

Bear if…

  • You prefer foam fillings. The Bear pillow is a solid (and ventilated) piece of hybrid latex and memory foam. This means it is on the firmer and more supportive side, compared to the Casper pillow.
  • You sleep hot. The pillow is designed to be cool to the touch and breathable. It is made with Double Ice Fabric and has breathable mesh panels on the side and ventilated foam filling.
  • You are a back or side sleeper. The outer cover has a notable texture to it; it is not smooth and can be felt underneath more lightweight pillow covers (which tend to slip off the pillow as well). The foam filling also makes it firmer than a down or down alternative. This may make the pillow a good fit for back or side sleepers, especially if you are sensitive to textures.

Pillow Reviews: Casper vs. Bear

Overall

Even though these pillows could not be more different, I had a positive experience reviewing both of them.

Casper’s “pillow inside a pillow” concept mimics the feel of down and can be great for stomach sleepers. It’s easy to machine wash and dry in its entirety and is soft and crisp with its cotton cover.

Meanwhile, Bear’s cooling textured foam pillow is perfect for those who want more support and need the cooling fabric and ventilated foam for extra breathability.

Both Bear and Casper offer generous trial periods for their products, including pillows. Depending on your sleep preferences, I would highly recommend trying one for yourself.

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Katie Golde

Katie manages the day to day operations of the Mattress Clarity news site and reviews sleep products in addition to writing and editing sleep news.She hails from Austin, where she lives with her growing family. She is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has a background in health and science content. Her work can be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today and The Huffington Post.