Reviewed by OCULUS from Rensselaer, NY on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I can't count the number of dog beds we've been through, but this appears to be the best in terms of quality and construction and USA made. I am currently using AKC foam beds from STP and they (my pair of Newfies) love them--even though the mouse fur covers aren't easy to sweep clean and are only one-sided. We also have the Olly Dog two-tone thin pads which they are happy to use if the foam is not handy.
These Kimlors use YKK zippers inside on the high grade foam cover and then YKK zippers on the sturdy, 2-sided exterior canvas covers--much easier to sweep clean and wash. Have not really used these yet but I am confident they will be a hit. The memory foam is clear and clean, as opposed to the composite foam particles/pieces fused together in the AKC beds.
My only concern is the heat retained by memory foam. Personal experience with pillows and others owning mattresses indicate that they are very warm and trap perspiration making the bed clothes a soggy mess. I worry about these being TOO WARM for Newfies and intend to use them only in winter on a chilly brick-tile kitchen floor…that they value for cool comfort in hot weather.
Otherwise, they are a very serviceable color and fold easily to get out of the way--lest they become a pedestrian hazard in a smallish kitchen. And STP's relatively high price is indicative of the quality of the Kimlor products line and I expect good service and long use at a price that is far below the suggested (sky-high) MSRP.