Bear Mattress vs. Leesa Comparison Reviews 2021

Leesa and Bear Mattress both offer hybrid mattresses that come with versatile features.

Since both brands are well-known in the mattress industry, we will find out the differences between their original models. Read on as we will look closer at one of its mattresses to see which one fits you.

Bear Mattress

  •  At a glance: Technologically advanced mattress for all  
  • Headline: From teenagers to daily grinders and professional athletes, Bear Mattress is designed and developed to improve the quality of sleep. Bear Mattress strives to produce mattresses with enhanced performance and faster recovery.

Leesa Mattress

  •  At a glance: The perfect mattress for almost all types of sleepers  
  • Headline: Since its founding, giving has been part of Leesa’s DNA as a maker of good. Now, Leesa pushes to produce more innovative mattresses and increase its 5-star reviews from over 13,000 verified customers.

Quick Synopsis

Don’t have much time to read this entire post? Well then, here are some of the major differences between these two mattresses:

Quick Comparison

  • Price – Bear Mattress is more cost-efficient and eco-friendly
  • Feel – Leesa medium-firm feels a little softer compared with Bear’s medium-firm comfort level

This mattress review has more information that can help you shop for a new mattress. Above are just a few points that we will cover in this comparison so stick with us for a while.

Bear Mattress

Best For:

  • Back, stomach, and combo sleepers
  • Hot sleepers
  • Sleepers who prefer a memory foam mattress
  • Anyone who wants a firmer feel
  • Petite to medium-sized sleepers
  • Single or couples who want an extra edge support

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As one of the fastest-growing mattress brands in America, Bear Mattress now offers a couple of mattress models online. Thus, purchasing a mattress is now easier whether you like the Original, the most luxurious, or the newest. For this review, we will settle with the Original model of Bear Mattress.


The Original Bear Mattress is composed of 3 layers of foams which gave it a 10 inches tall profile. Starting with its cover, the Original Bear Mattress is encased in a technologically advanced fabric that is made of Celliant. This Celliant cover keeps the mattress in shape and improves its overall performance using its Infrared Yard Technology. This cover is designed to harness the natural energy of your body to promote and its faster recovery and comfort. Under this cover, the first layer of foam that Bear used is memory foam. But compared with the traditional memory foam, this layer is infused with graphite and gel that is common in high-quality mattresses. This is followed by another layer of foam known as the responsive transition foam. This layer is responsible for giving enough bounce to the mattress despite being firmer than the previous foam. For the third and last layer of foam, Bear used high-density support foam to complete the Original Bear Mattress. This polyfoam base foam has a standard quality but durable enough to last for many years. It even has an open-cell construction which can help you sleep better.


On a scale of 1 to 10, the Original Bear Mattress has a 7.1 feel according to its firmness guide; 10 being the firmest and 1 being the softest mattress. It is perfect for those sleepers who seek medium-firm or firm mattresses. Since it is not too firm or not too soft which usually leads to back pains, it is also suitable to most back and stomach sleepers. The Original Bear Mattress feels firm enough to satisfy back sleepers without causing discomfort to stomach sleepers.


All layers of Original Bear Mattress are combined to adjust according to different body shapes and sleep positions of sleepers. Its responsive and supportive foams designed to curve under your back and side to prevent you from sinking too far. This means that moving and changing positions can be done with ease. Rest assured that your spine will also get the best support from the Original Bear Mattress. In case you love sleeping on your stomach, its layers of foams are there to support your stomach. At the same time, it can help maintain the natural curvature of your body while sleeping. Most importantly, it keeps the pressure off your hips, back, and shoulders for optimum support. If you share your bed, you might also enjoy its great edge support to keep you from falling off the bed.

Temperature Regulation

If other modern memory foam mattresses are commonly infused with gel only, the Original Bear Mattress is also infused with graphite. The infused graphite and gel in the memory foam absorb the extra heat from your body and disperses it. The open-cell construction of its foams also aids these extra cooling elements by allowing more air to circulate through the mattress. These features prevent overheating and sweating while you slumber.

Leesa Mattress

Best For:

  • People who don’t want a mattress that overheats
  • Side and back sleepers
  • Anyone who wants a more responsive mattress
  • Sleepers who like an all-foam mattress
  • Those who prefer a firmer feel
  • Petite to medium-sized sleepers

Leesa 10

Just like the Bear, Leesa also offers 3 different models which include the Leesa Original, Hybrid, and Legend Mattress. For this review, we will break down every bit of information about the Leesa Original Mattress.


The Original Mattress model is the most popular multilayer foam mattress from Leesa with a 10 inches tall profile as well. Just like the Original Bear Mattress, Leesa Original Mattress also consists of 3 layers of foams. It has a layer of cooling foam that is 2 inches thick. This top layer has 3 pounds density and 13 IFD. Also known as the comfort layer it allows your body to sink slowly and enjoy that huge hug. At the same time, this foam provides sufficient bounce to the entire mattress. Under this foam is a layer of memory foam that is also 2 inches thick. This contouring foam has 3 pounds of density and 9 IFD. It functions as the recovery layer which can contour to your body curves and sleeping position. Lastly, its third foam is a layer of support foam that is 6 inches thick. This layer provides the core support to accommodate small to average-sized sleepers. Of course, Leesa Original Mattress is encased in a simple but unique mattress cover that displays its signature design. Its gray cover with white stripes is made of twill fabric that is durable and easy to maintain.


Leesa Original Mattress has a medium-firm feel but a bit softer compared with the Original Bear Mattress. On a scale of 1 to 10, this one is closer to 6 which made it perfect for back and side sleepers. Stomach sleepers who prefer a firmer mattress might also enjoy its comfort level. Its layers of foams are combined to wrap your body in a hug to promote a good night’s sleep. Its universal adaptive feel allows it to contour to your body easily while maintaining a good level of support.


This mattress may not have a support system that contains thousands of individually encased coils but it doesn’t mean it sucks. Depending on your size and weight, Leesa Original Mattress may provide your needed amount of support throughout your sleep. Its responsive comfort layer, contouring memory foam, and core support foam base prevent your body from sinking too far into the mattress. Also, these foams reduce motion transfer through the mattress surface to promote deeper sleep. Lastly, Leesa Original Mattress helps alleviate pressure points and keep your spine properly aligned while you sleep.

Temperature Regulation

If the Bear Mattress has multiple cooling features, Leesa has a breathable poly-blend cover. This type of mattress cover can keep your mattress at the right temperature so you can sleep longer. It also has a layer of cooling foam that is placed on top of its 2 other foams. This foam provides reinforcements to the breathable cover to make you feel more comfortable.


Despite being both all-foam mattresses, the Original Bear Mattress and Leesa Original Mattress are still unique. First, Bear Mattress is still more budget-friendly since its price ranges from $400 (Twin), $480 (Twin XL), to $720 (King and Cal King). On the other hand, Leesa’s price ranges between $399 (Twin), $499 (Twin XL), to $999 (King and Cal King). Bear Mattress also appeals more to customers who prefer a mattress that contains eco-friendly materials. Some hot sleepers also find it more comforting as it contains cooling gel, graphite, and an open-cell construction in foams. Leesa, on the other hand, is better for those who prefer a bit softer mattress than the Original Bear Mattress. It just feels right to accommodate different sleep positions. When it comes to the mattress cover, Bear Mattress also features a more advanced fabric. Bear weaved its cover with Celliant’s Infrared Yard Technology while Leesa used a less advanced fabric for its mattress cover.


To make it easier for you to decide, here are additional points that you can consider:

Do you prefer a lighter mattress?

In case you worry about the mattress’s portability, then it’s worth knowing that their weight varies. Leesa weighs 45, 48, 56, 71, 90, and 92 pounds (Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King). Meanwhile, Bear Mattress weighs 50, 50, 60, 70, 90, and 90 pounds.

Do you want to help others by simply purchasing a mattress?

In this case, we recommend Leesa since the company donates 1 mattress for every 10 verified purchases.


I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.