Take 25% off your order from Bear. Use Code: SF25
Sleepfoundation.org is reader-supported. We may earn a commission through products purchased using links on this page. Learn more about our process here
Watch the video below to see how the Bear Hybrid performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.
The Bear Hybrid is a medium firm mattress. This firmness level can accommodate most sleepers regardless of their weight or position preferences.
A Celliant fiber cover tops the mattress. Celliant fiber is a responsive textile engineered to reflect the body’s energy back towards it. This is thought to aid circulation, promote cell recovery, regulate temperature, and support quality sleep.
The cover is quilted with gel-infused polyfoam, which cushions the surface of the mattress while wicking heat away from the sleeper’s body. Next, a layer of polyfoam adds to the contouring without permitting much sinkage. A transitional layer of polyfoam acts as a barrier between the comfort system and the firmer coil core.
Coils in the mattress’s support system give bounce while allowing air to circulate. Each coil is individually encased to minimize motion transfer between springs. A final layer of polyfoam gives the coil system a stable base to rest on.
The Bear Hybrid totals 14 inches thick, making it a high-profile model. Because of its thickness, the Bear Hybrid may require extra deep sheets.
The Bear Hybrid is constructed of five layers, including four layers of polyfoam and a layer of pocketed coils. Its comfort system consists of two layers of polyfoam, the transition layer uses polyfoam, the support core has pocketed coils, and a final base layer uses polyfoam.
2″ Polyfoam (Gel-Infused, Quilted Cover)
8″ Pocketed coils
1″ HD Polyfoam
The Bear Hybrid is Bear’s most expensive model, but it comes in at a lower price than average for a hybrid. Given the Bear Hybrid’s low price point and advanced materials, it may be an exceptional choice for value-conscious shoppers. Additionally, Bear frequently has offers that lower the price further.
|Twin||39" x 75"||14"||60 lbs.||$1,095|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||14"||60 lbs.||$1,295|
|Full||54" x 75"||14"||80 lbs.||$1,495|
|Queen||60" x 80"||14"||110 lbs.||$1,695|
|King||76" x 80"||14"||140 lbs.||$1,995|
|California King||72" x 84"||14"||140 lbs.||$1,995|
The Bear Hybrid’s two polyfoam comfort layers have enough give to accommodate a side sleeper’s shoulders and hips. A quilted cover provides cushioning and softness, and a second polyfoam layer contours more deeply. Thanks to the mattress’s medium firm feel, side sleepers should get the support they need to keep their spines aligned while enjoying exceptional contouring and pressure relief.
Side sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds may experience the best balance between conforming and support. Individuals who weigh under 130 pounds are also likely to sleep comfortably on the Bear Hybrid, though they may experience slight pressure buildup around their shoulders and hips due to the mattress’s medium firm feel.
Firm, stable support from the Bear Hybrid can accommodate back sleepers from all weight groups. Its medium firm feel does not allow much sinkage, so it should give most back sleepers the support they need to prevent their hips from sagging too deeply into the mattress. This can help keep the spine in its natural alignment. While the mattress is firm enough to provide even support, the quilted cover adds some cushioning for increased comfort.
Since back sleepers usually prefer a firmer feel than their side-sleeping counterparts, the Bear Hybrid may be the best match for back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds. Back sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds will also likely experience good support and cushioning, but their hips could sink in slightly deeper than ideal, making it more challenging to maintain their spinal alignment.
People tend to carry extra weight near their hips and bellies. When a person sleeps on their stomach, this extra weight can pull the sleeper’s midsection more deeply into the mattress and put a strain on their spine. Stomach sleepers usually need a firmer feel to prevent excessive midsection sinkage, so the Bear Hybrid’s medium firm feel is well suited for lighter-weight stomach sleepers.
The hips of stomach sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds are unlikely to sink in too much, and the quilted cover gives a touch of softness. Stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may also enjoy the plush surface, though they could sink in a bit more than ideal near their hips. Individuals who weigh over 230 pounds may experience more notable sagging near their midsections, which could put a strain on their spines.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Bear Hybrid is sold through the Bear website. While the original Bear Mattress is sold on Amazon, the Bear Hybrid is not available on the site at this time. Bear mattresses are also displayed in Bear’s Hoboken showroom and at partner stores in Austin, TX and McLean, VA.
Bear mattresses ship within the United States and Canada.
The Bear Hybrid ships for free within the contiguous United States and Canada. An additional $100 fee applies to orders to Alaska and Hawaii.
Mattresses are constructed after an order is placed. The customer will receive a tracking number when their order ships. Most mattresses arrive within 2 to 7 business days. Orders to Canada may take up to 10 business days.
Bear ships its mattresses compressed in a box. Mattresses are shipped via FedEx, and Bear encourages customers to sign up for the FedEx Delivery Manager. This service allows customers to place vacation holds, request the package be held for pickup, provide delivery instructions, and more.
Customers are responsible for moving the mattress to the room of choice, unpacking it, and setting it up. The Bear Hybrid can be used immediately after setup, but it could take up to 48 hours to finish decompressing.
When checking out, customers can purchase White Glove delivery for an additional $100 fee. This service includes moving the mattress to the room of choice, setting it up, and removing the packaging. For an extra $50 fee (for a total fee of $150), the team will also remove the old mattress at the driver’s discretion. It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to receive an order with White Glove delivery.
The Bear Hybrid comes with a 100-night sleep trial. A 30-night adjustment period is required before a return can be initiated. During the window in which the mattress is eligible for return, customers can contact Bear to initiate the process. Bear will arrange to remove the mattress at no charge to the customer, and the customer will receive a full refund of the purchase price.
The Bear Hybrid has a 20-year partially prorated warranty. For the first 10 years, Bear will be responsible for repairing or replacing mattresses it finds defective, while the customer will be responsible for associated transportation and handling costs. From year 11 through year 20, Bear will elect to either repair a defective mattress or replace it at a prorated charge to the customer. The customer will also be responsible for transportation costs.
This warranty applies to the original mattress owner who bought their mattress from an authorized seller. It covers visible sagging greater than 1.5 inches and physical flaws that lead to the foam splitting or cracking. Damage due to an improper foundation or mattress misuse is not covered. Mattresses that are stained, burned, torn, or otherwise physically damaged are ineligible for warranty coverage.
Additional terms and conditions apply.
The Sleep Foundation editorial team is dedicated to providing content that meets the highest standards for accuracy and objectivity. Our editors and medical experts rigorously evaluate every article and guide to ensure the information is factual, up-to-date, and free of bias.
The Sleep Foundation fact-checking guidelines are as follows: