Rated 5 out of 5 by BFBOMBER MEMORY FOAM DOG BED INSERT
MY 10 1/2 YEAR OLD PITTY JUST LOVES THIS INSERT. IT'S HER FAVORITE. SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE A LONG TIME AGO. I'D RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Portlanddoglover Fabulous product
I purchased the memory foam dog bed insert for my 16 year old adopted magical mixed breed and it has changed his life! He was showing discomfort during the night by getting up and wandering around the house but not any more. It took a day or so to get him to try the new bed but once he did he was sold! Now we both get a good sleep each night.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoanieF Everything I expected it to be
This dog bed is as described, and our dog absolutely loves it. It is firm, providing the kind of support our older dog needs at this point in her life. The size is wonderful for a large dog, and the cover is comfortable for her, and appears to be very durable. We are very pleased with this purchase.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by goinoncomfort Dog Lover
I bought 2 of these beds, 1 for each of my older dogs (One being a Tripawd). They unfolded the same day and have been well used every night and many naps during the day. They fit the LLBean cover well and are a useful addition to my dog's life. I'm glad I spent the money for these beds.
May 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by nancys foam breaks down after just a few months
Purchased this insert when dog was having hip issues. It helped, but the foam broke down. LL Bean replaced it, and replaced it, and replaced it. Quality seemed to be worse each time. I give up. Returning the foam.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teagunsmom Great product
I purchased the memory foam insert for my 12 year old lab because he was struggling with arthritis and having a hard time getting up from his poly filled bed. The memory foam is sturdy and thick. It keeps him off the floor supports is joints and yet is easy for him to get out of. I think he is sleeping better and don't hear him trying to get comfortable like he did in his other bed. Very satisfied with the results! One note. The bed comes machine rolled and does take some time to go back into shape. It looked like it had been melted and I called customer service thinking it was damaged. However in 24hours it popped up!
March 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jpan Good for larger dogs
I bought this to replace the standard mattress in the large, premium dog bed. I have a large dog, 110 pounds and the standard mattress just does not offer support. I had been adding old pillows and comforters to beef up the mattress but over time they move around inside and leave big indentations in the bed, not comfortable.
I've only had this for a week but it seems like a better solution for my dog. It comes rolled up and when you unroll it, it does look horrible and uneven. It does take some time to "puff" back up. It does take some effort to squish it all into the cover, you need patience.
For now it is working out. I'm hoping it keeps its shape for a long time as it's too expensive to replace yearly.
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SweetSammysMOM Be Prepared to Wrestle and Laugh
I've had an LL Bean bed going on three years. The fleece top cover is very durable and looks just as new after each wash. 5+ stars for the cover. I normally buy a new insert every year from "Santa" and this year I decided to try the memory foam insert vs the standard I have always orderd in the past. I have some pro's and con's for those little elves...
It's memory foam and who doesn't like to lay on that? The foam appears to be very dense - denser than the mattress top foam you can buy at a big box store. The standard insert really gets about 6 months of fluff before it goes flat in the center. By month 8 my dog is laying along the four sides or corners where the fill hasn't broken down as much. My dog went straight onto this memory foam and seems to have no issues with the firmness of it, although I think the bolstered edges on the standard insert were comfy for her and the memory foam is an even flat surface.
It is extremely difficult to wrestle that bed into the cover. I almost thought I ordered the wrong size after about 10 minutes of a comical wrestling match - insert -1 me -0. My other observation was the cleaning aspect of the foam. Whenever I wash my cover, there is always a bit of sand that has filtered through and the standard insert was a much easier clean. You can't throw either insert into the washing machine, but a quick vacuum on the standard poly blend cover always took care of that problem. Just looking at the foam bubbles and the porousness of the material on this memory foam,I can guess it's not going to brush or vacuum off very easily.
Before I started round two, I smartened up and slipped my memory foam into two large plastic garbage bags - one on each end and they met in the middle. It slid in with no problems and I'm hoping it will somewhat protect the foam from dirt and sand that may filter through the cover without any sort of moisture issues of confining plastic.
3 stars so far...and I'm hanging onto my older flatened standard insert...just in case.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LOVEMYABBY Love the mattress, but order carefully
I love the mattress but I suggest you order carefully. The memory foam expands so much that once you unwrap it is almost impossible to get back in the original box to ship back if you order the wrong size!
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AZP1 Supportive Insert
We bought an LLBean dog bed last year at Christmas for our pug. It had the regular insert in it and has held up well. During the summer, our dog started having problems with periodic weakness in her back legs. We noticed that her problem was worse just after waking in the mornings and getting off her bed. I purchased this insert thinking it may offer her the additional support she needs when resting for an extended time. While it hasn't eliminated her problem, we found that she seems to have more stability after a night of sleep and has exhibited the leg problem less frequently when getting off the bed in the mornings. We think it is a very helpful addition to the treatment for her problem.
December 26, 2013