Rated 5 out of 5 by Roughrider Premium Denim Dog Bed
We have purchased 5 of these, 2 replacement inserts, and have 2 complete beds on order again. For us the covers seem to be lasting about 6 years and the inserts about 3 years. This is with 2-3 huskies having their choice of 4 of these beds available in different locations in our garage. We also have 1 for use in the Suv on longer trips and in the tent when car camping with the dogs. If one improvement could be made it might be some kind of moisture proof liner over the insert to protect it from a wet dog and also to minimize odor transfer and retention. These are the best dog beds I have ever seen and it is a bonus to be able to order replacement covers and inserts.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanFromOregon Time for replacements, choosing this again
I have been buying these beds - sometimes rectangular, sometimes round - for many years and I'm purchasing two replacements again today. Why do I keep making the same choice? Because they are the best beds we've ever found. You can pay more, but it won't buy you a better bed.
We have two large dogs (golden retriever and rottweiler) and they both love the beds -- as does our little 10-pound cat who abandoned her own bed in favor of the dogs' beds. Other reviewers have pointed out that the fleece top doesn't wear as well as the denim and I've found that to be true as well, but the dogs love the snuggly feeling of the fleece in our cold winter. In the summer we can turn it denim-side up. We have the rectangular beds in our bedroom (as well as one in our SUV) and round ones in our family room. They wash well and we get at least several years' wear from each one.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by OCYork Somewhat disappointed in comparison to all denim
I have four of the LLBean beds and have definitely found them to be worth the money. I recommend them to everyone. The first bed is 15 years old (denim) and almost down to threads on both sides but the dogs still love it. The last one I ordered with the fleece because of all the good reviews. They (2 Irish Terriers) loved this bed. However, after about 2 years (at most) the fleece side has begone to wear through and shed pieces of fleece. I was very surprised because they do scratch some to find the nesting position, but not excessively, and this wear did not happen on the denim items (the other 3) until many years of ownership (worn denim). For that reason I would recommend the all denim beds.
November 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by stivesfans One side is great, the other not so much
The fleece top side, while certainly soft, did not hold up to a young dog pulling the bed around and generally playing around with it. The denim side held up great. But we ended up having to throw out the cover after 3 months. If we buy another LLBean bed, we will certainly buy one with the denim all over.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by snipehunter Premium dog bed
Odor control and washable cover are above average. Washed the cover many times and is still in great shape and does not act like a sponge. The sizing is a bit big. These beds tend to "flatten" out over time, but due to the oversizing, you can double them up i.e. fold them in half to add thickness. Hence, with use they tend to get "thin", otherwise would give them an extra star.
Mine get heavy use. If you have a dog with ortho problems or post surgery you will want some extra support/cushioning and upgrade to the memory foam.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DFerr Too big for a big dog!
I have a 70 lb, tall chocolate lab who is 1 1/2 yrs. old. this bed is enormous for him! A bed half this size (i ordered a large) would suit him perfectly. The cover is nice, and seems durable.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Anne447 My dog's favorite spot
We bought this dog bed in August of 2011 for our Labrador Retriever mix, Buddy, when we brought him home from the animal shelter. He was a 5 month old puppy at the time . Right from the start he knew it was his spot, and he will lay on it no matter where we put it. Originally we had a khaki colored denim cover, but one day he decided to chew it up. I repaired it and it went on for a while, and then he decided to chew it up some more and it was beyond repair. I got a new cover, this time the reversible fleece. In the summer I'll put the khaki side up, and in the winter, the fleece side up.
The insert has held up -- it still looks brand new -- and the cover was quite easily replaced after Buddy ate it. I've washed it in hot water and dried it on the hottest cycle (trying to kill germs, dust mites, etc.) several times, and it comes out perfect. Buddy is laying on it right now. I'm going to buy another one so he can have a place to sleep in several rooms in the house.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Ali2811 Best buy EVER
We ordered a medium and a large but there was a lot of jockeying for the bigger one between our two! Sent the medium to our daughter and ordered another large - our formerly fussy dogs love, love, love them. Wherever we put them, our dogs will lie there happily. They wash up great and after months and months of use, the beds are still attractive, full and a huge hit. Thanks for such an terrific product!
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by SharB Great bed - constant use
We adopted Leela about 6 months ago and believe she's about 2 years old. She's a 70 lb Boxer/Australian Shepard/Collie mix who now has two of these beds. She uses them all the time (one in the living room and one in her crate) and there is no sign of wear and tear as of yet. The covers wash wonderfully and are easy to remove/put back on. I have recommended to friends due to the quality and the fact that LL Bean stands behind their products in event of any issues.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tinakm Awesome bed
I bought this bed for my GSP in the size large. I was hesitant to spend so much on a dog bed because he tends to destroy them out of anxiety when no one is home. Not only has he not ripped it up, he LOVES it. In fact, the large is so big and soft that both he and my little Cavalier share it during the day. She doesn't even use her own bed anymore. Excellent purchase, completely worth the money.
September 21, 2013