Bear Hybrid Mattress Review – Great Comfort And Support?

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If someone wants an excellent mattress with a great balance of comfort and support, a hybrid mattress is always a safe bet. Out of all the mattresses I’ve tried, the Bear Hybrid strikes one of the best balances.

The Bear Hybrid combines the support of steel coils with the pressure relief of premium foam on top.  This mattress is an awesome value overall, but it is especially good for certain types of sleepers.  This review will cover everything people should know about this mattress, including a full breakdown of the construction, firmness and feel, breathability, durability, comfort, support, and so much more.

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Bear Hybrid
Bear Hybrid
Bear Hybrid

The Bear Hybrid has a great balance of comfort and support. It is a great match for back and side sleepers. You can get $225 off the Bear mattress by clicking the link below and using code CLARITY225 at checkout.

Who Might Want To Pick The Bear Hybrid…

  • Back sleepers- If someone sleeps primarily on their back, the Bear Hybrid should be a great match from a supportive perspective. The coils are very supportive even for heavier weights and the mattress has great body contouring as well. At the same time, the quilted top lets one’s hips sink in the right amount, so back sleepers should feel the balance of comfort and support they require.
  • Side sleepers- The quilted top and subsequent foam layers relieve pressure very well on the shoulders and hips. When someone lies on their side, they should feel little pressure on their shoulders and hips.
  • Those who are looking for a breathable mattress- The Celliant cover is made to dissipate heat and the coils allow for a good amount of airflow, so if someone is worried about sleeping hot, the Bear Hybrid should be a good option.
  • People who want a mattress that provides health benefits- Celliant is designed to offer health benefits for sleepers, such as improving circulation as well as helping people get a cooler night of sleep.

A mattress is opened to show its construction.

Who Might Not Want To Pick The Bear Hybrid…

  • Stomach sleepers- If someone sleeps primarily on their stomach, this might not be the mattress for them. It has a soft top layer, which may cause one’s hips to sink in too far, so stomach sleepers will most likely need a firmer mattress.
  • Those who want a very firm or very soft mattress- The Bear Hybrid is average in terms of firmness, so if someone prefers a mattress on either end of the spectrum, this is probably not the best choice. It is right down the middle, so shoppers might want to look elsewhere.
  • People who don’t like a hybrid feel- If someone wants to sleep on top of their mattress, this hybrid mattress may let them sink in too far. If someone wants to sleep in and feel enveloped by their mattress, this mattress might not let them sink in far enough. It is a hybrid mattress with a balanced feel, and this feel might not be for everyone.

The cover of a hybrid mattress.

Construction Overview

  • The mattress is 14” tall and features a construction with steel support coils and premium comfort foams.
  • The cover is soft and woven with Celliant fiber, and it is also quilted with hyper-soft, cooling-gel foam to add softness and pressure relief.
  • Then, there is a 2” layer of Premium Comfort Foam, which relieves pressure extremely well.
  • Next, there is a 1” layer of Responsive Transition Foam, which acts as a buffer between the comfort foams and support coils underneath.
  • This is followed by 8” of a Quantum Edge Coil System, which is highly supportive, breathable, and durable.
  • Finally, the base consists of a 1” layer of High-Density Support Foam that the support coils can rest on.
  • The foams in the Bear Hybrid are all CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are more eco-friendly than conventional foams.

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A man sleeps on his side.

Construction Takeaways

  • The Celliant fiber has been shown to provide some health benefits, such as increasing blood circulation and keeping people cool while they sleep.
  • The top layer of foam is very soft and gives in very easily and the next layer is also very soft. Together, these layers give the top of the mattress a cloud-like feel.
  • The Comfort Foam is designed to be more pressure-relieving than memory foam, and having tried it out myself, this seems to be true.
  • The support coils are very high-grade, which should help with motion isolation and should be able to support even heavier weights.
  • The Bear Hybrid should be a breathable mattress. The coils allow for airflow, and the Celliant cover should help cool you down, which should provide a cooler night’s sleep.
  • The mattress has a great balance of comfort and support, because the top layers are very soft and comfortable, while the coils are very supportive.

How Does The Bear Hybrid Compare To Other Hybrid Mattresses?

Like most hybrids, the Bear Hybrid contains coils and softer top layers. However, if someone is considering the Bear Hybrid, they might want to know what makes it stand out from other hybrid mattresses.

First, the Bear Hybrid features Celliant technology, while many other hybrids do not. Celliant is a fiber that has been shown to potentially offer certain health benefits and also help keep people cooler while they sleep.

Second, while many hybrids try to provide a balance of comfort and support, few are as successful as the Bear Hybrid. The top layers are very soft and comfortable, and the coils are supportive enough for many weights. The mattress really is a great match for back and side sleepers.

Finally, speaking of side sleeping, the Bear Hybrid relieves pressure better than most hybrid mattresses on the market. The Premium Comfort Foam is meant to be more pressure-relieving than memory foam.

$225 Off
Bear Hybrid
Bear Hybrid
Bear Hybrid

The Bear Hybrid has a great balance of comfort and support. It is a great match for back and side sleepers. You can get $225 off the Bear mattress by clicking the link below and using code CLARITY225 at checkout.

Firmness And Feel

In terms of firmness, the Bear Hybrid feels close to a 6.5/10, or about average compared to other mattresses reviewed on this website. There are very soft top layers, and then sleepers will hit a transition layer and support coils beneath that. Altogether, these factors make it a medium-firm mattress.

A mattress firmness bar.

This was how it felt sleeping on the mattress:

  • While lying on my back, the mattress is a great match for me, as I feel the support of the coils, and the top foam layers allow my hips to sink in just a bit. Most back sleepers should feel very comfortable and well supported on the Bear Hybrid.
  • Moving to my side, I feel nice pressure relief, as I sink into those top foam layers and feel little pressure on my shoulders and hips. That thick layer of Premium Comfort Foam is definitely doing its job.
  • When I lie on my stomach, the mattress is a bit too soft for me, and I don’t feel enough support on my hips in this position. Stomach sleepers will most likely need a firmer mattress overall.

The mattress has that classic hybrid feel where people get a few plush top layers and then move down to more supportive coils. The mattress also has a bit of bounce, so it shouldn’t be difficult to move around.

Motion Transfer

If someone is looking for a couples mattress, they definitely want to think about motion transfer. Will they be sleeping soundly, or will their partner’s movements wake them up at night?

Since the Bear Hybrid does not contain memory foam, I did not expect it to perform too well in regard to motion transfer, but the Bear Hybrid definitely surprised me.

I saw only some motion transfer when I placed a glass of water on the mattress and pushed into the surrounding area. Also, when Marten moved around on the other side of the mattress, I only felt some of his movements on my side of the mattress.

Overall, the Bear Hybrid could be a decent option for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.

Edge Support

If someone sleeps with a partner, they also want to think about how much of the mattress they can really utilize. Can they sit or lie near the edge comfortably, or will they feel like they are going to fall off?

While sitting down on the edge of the Bear Hybrid, the mattress does not collapse too much. I feel the coils holding me up, and I can comfortably lean over to tie my shoes. Also, while lying down near the edge, I do not feel like I’m going to roll off the mattress.

All told, the edge support is very good on the Bear Hybrid, as evidenced by the photo below.

A man sits on the edge of a hybrid mattress.

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us and has a much different body type: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about the mattress and how appropriate they are for heavier sleepers:

Joe thought this was close to a 6.5/10 in terms of firmness, and I thought it was closer to a 7/10.

Being a larger person, I am pressing further into the mattress than Joe did, so the mattress feels firmer to me.

When I am back sleeping, I feel fantastic, as my hips sink in but not too far. The top layer is supporting my lumbar area and I feel great overall support.

Moving to my side, the mattress is a decent fit, but I am feeling some pressure on my shoulders and hips.

Finally, on my stomach, the mattress is too soft for me, and I am bowing in at the hips.

Larger back sleepers should like this mattress. Heavier side sleepers who are even larger than me might want to look elsewhere, and larger stomach sleepers will definitely need something more supportive.

Marten and I had very similar experiences on the Bear Hybrid. We both thought the mattress was a bad fit for stomach sleeping and a good fit for back sleeping, even for someone of Marten’s size. However, he did feel some more pressure on his shoulders and hips when he was lying on his side. Larger people should take this into account if they are side sleepers.

How To Unbox This Mattress

The Bear Hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you.

You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Bear Hybrid mattress from its box, and then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.

Carefully cut away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat, and then pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Bear Hybrid will expand.

Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow the mattress to breathe and fully expand.

What Makes The Bear Hybrid Stand Out?

  • It features a Celliant cover, which is a fabric that could give people some health benefits and also help them sleep cooler.
  • The Bear Hybrid is a great fit for back sleepers, as the top layers allow their hips to sink in while the coils support them.
  • The mattress offers great pressure relief, as the Comfort Foam is designed to relieve pressure better than memory foam.
  • The Bear Hybrid is a very breathable mattress, because the coils allow for a good amount of airflow and the cover should help dissipate heat.
  • This hybrid mattress has a nice balance of comfort and support where the top layers are soft and pressure relieving, and the coils are supportive enough to handle heavier weights.
Bear Hybrid Mattress
4.4 Reviewer
Comfort4.3
Support4.5
Value (Price)4.3
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.2
Motion Transfer4.3
Edge Support4.2
Materials/Durability4.5
Company Reputation4.5
Return Policy/Warranty4.5
Overall Sleep Experience4.3

Overall

The Bear Hybrid is a great choice for back sleepers and side sleepers. The Celliant cover and coils also ensure this is a breathable mattress that does not sleep too hot. However, stomach sleepers and those who want a very firm or very soft mattress might want to look elsewhere.

The Bear Hybrid comes with a 100-night, risk-free trial period, free shipping and returns, and a 20-year Limited Warranty.

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.