Rated 4 out of 5 by zippykay sturdy for my 55 pound dog
The heavy canvas bed washed nicely. The cover must be removed for washing. The white bolsters for inside the bed are not washable.It takes 15 minutes and quite an effort to stuff the side and back bolsters into the zippered pockets on this bed. You have to hold one end and push your arm all the way into the 2.5 foot long pocket.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Rating: Five Paws
My dog, Alex, loves soft and cushy surfaces. He also enjoys a soft pillow to lay his head on. He has all of this and more with his new dog bed. He was even laying on the mattress insert before I was able to get it and the bolsters in the cover. The bed cover is really very well constructed and the fabric will be able to withstand a lively dog. I had a brief period of confusion with the instructions so I called LL Bean. I must compliment the staff. This woman converted the instructions to terms I could understand because in a training session the LL Bean employees were taught how to put this bed together. As I write this, Alex is enjoying his new bed and that is the best recommendation I could give.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becca444 Great Quality, Great Looking!
I purchased two of these(Medium Burlap) for my pit bull mixes. The first one, I struggled to put together before realizing there were, in fact, instructions in the box. The second one went together much easier when I learned there are internal zippers and you have to turn it inside out to insert the side bolsters first. The cover is high quality material and reminds me of a heavy couch cover. The last set of dog beds I purchased were somewhere between $20 and $30 each and were stuffed with a mix of woodchips and stuffing. What a pain if I actually wanted to wash the cover. These were absolutely worth the investment and I know the cover will hold up over time. If for some reason the inserts lose their body, it would be easy enough to either re-stuff them or make new ones if you're handy with a sewing machine.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by lunamiela Great bed for large dogs!
This is our third llbean bed and we've found a winner! Our dog loves the bumpers in this bed. She snuggles up against them and also hangs her head on them. The fleece cover is perfect for our cold climate. We bought an extra large bed and our 150 pound dog can be comfortably sprawled on this bed. Not too many beds accommodate dogs that size comfortably! Pricey but worth it!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by karenlc LOVE this dog bed
My dogs and cats love this bed. I ordered the extra large so it would be big enough for both my dogs. It is large and a perfect size for my 2 big dogs. Even the house rabbit likes it!
It is nice looking and I get a lot of compliments on it from visiting friends. (It does look like a piece of living room furniture.) It is strong and has held up to our menagerie.
February 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by jlk4r Great dog bed for a dog that likes to snuggle
I have to applaud other LL Bean customers on this one - very accurate reviews, so the bed is exactly as I expected. My 60-lb German Shorthaired Pointer loves this bed and since he tends to curl up into a very small dog ball, a medium size bed still has plenty of space. The bed was extremely easy to assemble (and does come with instructions!), but 4 stars only because I agree with other reviewers that the bottom cushion seems very thin and lumpy. Nothing that can't be solved by putting in a foam square or another blanket, but could definitely be improved upon.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by tdm3038 To get 5 stars, base needs more cushion/firmness
I purchased the size large rather than the extra-large, and this bed still had plenty of room for my 120-lb Great Pyrenees. I love the beauty of this dog bed. I love the security of the bolsters, which are nice and firm. My dogs appear to love this dog bed also.
My only complaint about this bed is that the base of it does not have nearly enough stuffing--and I mean seriously lacking. I added a sponge foam mattress topper that I cut to fit the bottom.
The original sage denim twill cover I had was chewed on one of the bolster arms by a foster dog that I had. So I replaced it with the blue denim fleece cover. I provided a picture of both.
I am eternally grateful for the replacement covers. I do feel the bed and the covers need a lower price. I have to put that out there because this is not a 5-star item. And believe me, I love L.L.Bean because of their quality and durability. But you guys can improve on this one. Thank you for your anticipated improvement on a dog bed I otherwise think is fantastic.
December 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ZoeLucy NO INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!
As most have stated, this is a high quality product as you would expect. Now you might say, why instructions to put a dog bed together ? Well after you have thought that LL Bean has sent a wrong sized bolster and you have finally found the internal zippers and ripped your hands to shreds on the internal zippers trying to get the bolsters in correctly you too will ask where are the instructions to make this easy ?
There were NO INSTRUCTIONS with the parts !!!!!!!
And as stated, the cover comes off easily for washing. But then you have to put it back together. Better send it to the Chairman of LL Bean and ask him to assemble it for you.
Oh, and if it was just put together in the first place and folded once it could have been shipped in a box half the size of the one in which it arrived.
In spite of the about "concerns" it is still a fine product, not made in America.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DisneyCM Quality Materials and Construction
This bed will last for Willow's lifetime! She has gone through 2 store bought beds already in the few short years we have had her, but these materials and construction will last. I did use the recomended sizing guide for ordering, but found it was a bit too big for her, so I exchanged for 1 size down. If your dog likes to curl up and be cozy, you may want to double check the actual measurements carefully.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WelshTerrierFan Welsh Terrier Fan
Toby loves his new bed!! Went right over and climbed in when we first got it. He sleeps in it alot. The size medium is perfect for our welsh terrier! This bed is made very well, definately worth the price, we have gone through a number of others over the past 4 years, hopefully; this one will last many years. The cover zips off, which will be nice to keep nice and clean. Thanks again, LLBean for a great product!!
March 13, 2013