Pillow Reviews: Tempur-Symphony vs. Bear

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Fans of foam-filled pillows will be happy with both Tempur-Pedic’s Tempur-Symphony pillow and the Bear’s LOFT-X hybrid foam pillow. Both pillows will hold their shape and provide good support. What makes them each special? Read on for my full comparison.

Key Similarities

  • Foam fillings
  • Removable and washable covers
  • Textured covers
  • Pillows have 5” profiles
  • Both come with warranties

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Pillow Reviews: Tempur-Symphony vs. Bear

Key Differences


  • Design features a gently arched side for back sleepers, and a flatter side for stomach and side sleepers
  • Meant to work well for sleepers with a medium to large frame.
  • Medium-Soft Feel (softens up over time)
  • One Size: 24” x 17” x 5”
  • Cover: 100% Polyester
  • Netting: 100% Polyester
  • Filling: 100% Molded ViscoElastic Polyurethane foam pad (made in the USA)
  • Removable cover is machine washable and dryer friendly
  • 5-year limited warranty

Tempur-Symphony Pillow Review

Read the full Tempur-Symphony pillow review, here.


  • Cover: Double Ice Fabric: a special fabric that feels cool to the touch; made up of 40% “cool yarn” and 60% polyester
  • Queen size: 27″ x 15″ x 5″
  • 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
  • Available in Queen and King
  • 2-year warranty and 100 night trial (from the time you receive the pillow)

Bear Pillow Review

Check out the complete Bear pillow review, here. 

You Might Choose

Tempur-Symphony If…

  • You sleep in multiple positions. The Tempur-Symphony is dual sided – one side is designed for sided and stomach sleepers and the other side is for back sleepers. This makes it a great option for those who like to change positions at night.
  • You have a larger body type/frame. Tempur-Pedic recommends the Tempur-Symphony for medium to larger framed people. Based on my experience, I think this is a good recommendation due to its height profile and firmness.

Bear If…

  • You sleep hot. The Bear pillow is all about helping people sleep cool. The “Double Ice” fabric is cool to the touch and the foam is ventilated to help air flow.
  • You want to test it out. Bear offers a 100+ night trial on their pillow for you to see if it’s a good fit. Tempur-Symphony does not allow returns on bedding (considered a personal item).

Either If…

  • You want your pillow to hold its shape. Both of these pillows are solid pieces of foam. Although they are different shapes and have different features, you won’t have to worry about either of them going flat or needing to be adjusted/fluffed.

Pillow Reviews: Tempur-Symphony vs. Bear


At first glance it may seem like these pillows have a lot in common. They are both filled with foam and have washable removable covers. However, the Tempur-Symphony pillow’s dual sided design is better for those who like to sleep in multiple positions and Bear’s pillow may be a good match for hot sleepers.

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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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