You’re about to read a review of two popular bed-in-a-box mattresses, Tuft & Needle and Bear.
We’ll cover feel, firmness, sleeper type, and more as we compare these two beds. Let’s get to it!
It is important to note that both of these mattresses are made in the USA with high-quality materials.
They also have similar warranties – 10 years for Tuft & Needle and 20 years for Bear Mattress. Both companies offer free shipping on all orders over $75 (although bear mattress charges a $99 delivery fee).
And they both offer 100 night trial periods so you can try out their products before committing to anything long term.
But there are some key differences between the two brands that might make one better than the other depending on your needs…
Let’s take a look at them now!
A Memory Foam Feel To The Bear Mattress
The Bear mattress is perfect for those who love memory foam.
The Bear mattress uses a layer of gel memory foam for the top layer, which makes it feel like a memory foam bed (big surprise).
Unlike the original model, the new model is firm enough that you remain mostly on top of the bed; yes, there is a contouring effect and it feels like memory foam, but it isn’t like sleeping on a 1990s memory foam mattress; you won’t feel stuck.
Cellular Cover with Special Features
Here’s a bed that will help you recover better and get more energy. Did you know? The Celliant® cover, which is actually FDA recognized as wellness material, helps with recovery by increasing blood flow!
While we remain uncertain as to whether Bear’s claims are true, some people vouch for the Celliant cover, so you’re probably better off with it.
As a matter of fact, Bear made our list of the Best Mattresses for Athletes.
We therefore recommend the Bear mattress to people who lead an active lifestyle.
A Neutral, Foamy Feel To Tuft & Needle Mattress
Tuft & Needle was one of the early bed-in-a-box pioneers and has achieved tremendous success in recent years. In fact, the company even got acquired by Serta Simmons in 2018!
But do you know what’s better about this mattress than any other?
Let me tell ya…
The T&N Adaptive Foam top layer is unlike any other.
It’s soft and comfortable, but it doesn’t hug your body like memory foam does; instead it provides a more neutral feel – all the while being supportive enough for even large people to have an amazing night of sleep!
As far as how the mattress should feel is concerned, there is no right or wrong answer.
Neither memory foam nor neutral foam is necessarily better or worse than the other.
Simply put, it all depends on what’s right for you.
Memory foam hugging is a personal preference that not everyone can agree on. Some people love the pressure it puts onto their body, while others prefer to be hugged really loosely and some want something in between those two extremes!
Soft memory foams seem like they hit the sweet spot for many sleepers because of its ability to mold around your neck comfortably without suffocating you or filling up too much space underneath your head.
To sum it up, if you don’t like memory foam or just don’t know what you like, the Tuft & Needle mattress is a good choice.
More Affordable Than Bear Mattress
The advantage here is quite obvious.
Tuft & Needle mattresses are much less expensive than Bear mattresses.
T&N is in fact one of, if not the most popular budget bed-in-a-box on the market. Almost every year, that mattress tops our list of the Best Cheap Mattresses.
For comparison, a queen-size Bear mattress sells for about $800, whereas a queen-size T&N mattress costs about $600.
Bear, however, offers more aggressive discounts and coupons.
It is almost always possible to save even more on a mattress by taking advantage of a coupon code or sale.
There are frequently discounts of $150 or more from Bear.
Final Verdict: Bear vs Tuft & Needle Mattress
It’s great to see you making it to the end of the comparison.
We appreciate you staying with us.
There’s nothing like a new mattress to make your life a little more comfortable.
There’s a good chance you’re still unsure which bed to choose.
In our opinion, the choice between Bear and Tuft & Needle boils down to three main factors.
- Firmness – While they’re somewhat different in firmness (Bear is firmer), they’re relatively close in strength. You may be able to use either one if you’re a side sleeper.
- Feel – Personal preference plays a role here. Bear is the obvious choice if you like memory foam. If not, Tuft & Needle beats it.
- Price – It is somewhat cheaper to choose the Tuft & Needle mattress if you have a limited budget.
This concludes my post. We appreciate your time spent with Kwyayu Bedding Solutions.