Pillow Reviews: Coop Home Goods vs. Bear

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They may share a similar filling but from the outset, it’s clear the Coop Home Goods original pillow and Bear Mattress’s signature pillow are well suited for different individuals. Coop Home Goods is focused on adjustable comfort, while Bear is filled with proprietary cool technology and innovation that will surely appeal to hot sleepers. To learn more, watch my in-depth video or keep reading on for my full comparison.

Key Similarities

  • Foam-filled
  • Cooling materials featured in outer cover fabric
  • Traditional-shaped
  • Removable and washable covers
  • Made in the USA

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Key Differences

Coop Home Goods:

  • Shredded memory foam filling (CertiPUR-US® certified foam)
  • Access to filling – can remove as much/little as desired
  • The cover is 60% Polyester, 40% Bamboo-Derived Rayon and designed to be breathable
  • Comes in Standard, Queen and King sizes
  • 5-year warranty and a 30 night no questions money-back guarantee
Coop Home Goods Pillow

Bear:

  •  Double Ice Fabric; a proprietary fabric for the brand that includes “cool yarn” is literally cool to the touch (feels like athletic-wear material)
  • The core filling is made with LOFT-X FOAM; another proprietary feature it is essentially hybrid foam that combines memory foam and latex foam to contour to one’s spine and neck (100% polyurethane)
  • Dual mesh side panels for continuous airflow throughout a night of sleep
  • Only available in Queen size
  • 2-year warranty and 100 night trial (from the time customers receive the pillow)
Bear Pillow Review
Bear Pillow

Who Might Choose

Coop Home Goods 

  • Those who prefer a fluffier feel.  The bamboo from rayon-derived soft knit cover and versatile adjustable filling that can be bunched up and/or fluffed in the dryer provides a more typical “fluffy pillow” feel, compared to the Bear’s more futuristic design.
  • Combination sleepers. Because sleepers can add or remove as much of the shredded foam filling as desired, it’s easy for back, side and stomach sleepers alike to find their perfect match with this clever pillow.
Coop Home Goods Adjustable Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review
Coop Home Goods shredded foam filling

Bear

  • Hot sleepers.  At the heart of the Bear pillow is the need to help people sleep cooler. This is achieved in the Double Ice fabric and cool yarn in the cover to the ventilated foam filling, which promotes breathability. Mesh panels on the sides are introduced as well; all of these characteristics come together to make a moisture-wicking, athletic/performance feel that truly feels cool.
  • Back sleepers. 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 due to the eclectic fabric choice). The foam filling also makes it firmer than a down or down alternative. This may make the pillow a good fit for back sleepers, especially if for those with sensitivity to textures.
  • Sleepers who want the pillow to keep its shape. The core is a solid piece of LOFT-X foam, it won’t change shape and its quick response barely allows it to fall flat for more than ten seconds. One’s head will sink into the pillow but once the individual lifts it up, the pillow will go back to its original shape.
Bear Pillow Review
Bear LOFT-X Foam core

Overall

I really enjoyed reviewing both these pillows and find their stand out features and benefits to suit different sleepers. When it comes to deciding between the two, it’s always wise to asses one’s own sleep priorities and go from there.

Those who favor a pillow that is focused on softness, versatility and can be easily manipulated to fit even the pickiest of sleepers should opt for the Coop Home Goods pillow.

If keeping cool all night is a major factor, and the resilience and bounce of a latex-foam is appealing for pressure-relief and head and neck support, check out the Bear pillow.

Fortunately both pillows come with substantial trial periods so sleepers can enjoy familiarizing themselves with each – or both – pillows before making a final decision.

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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.
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