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The original BedInABox® is one of the original trend-setter brands to sell mattresses to customers in a box. Since starting, they have added mattresses in a variety of firmness options and pricepoints. With a focus on memory foam mattresses, their offerings have multiple layers of foam and range from 9'' to 13'' thick. Overall, customers like their mattresses at first, but there were some complaints about durability reported by some.
Cariloha is famous for its innovative bamboo mattress that is cooler and cleaner than many other mattress varieties. With its innovative blends of foam that relieve pressure points and focus on airflow, there is a lot going for the bamboo mattress. Learn more about this sleep innovation and if it is right for you.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Cariloha in this match up!
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Most sleepers give these mattresses good marks for satisfaction. This means that most customers give this brand positive reviews, but there are some caveats. There are some customers that disagreed with the comfort. Make sure to read on to learn if these mattresses will work for you!
Support isn't equal to firmness. Good support means that it lines up your back and spine -- leading to a healthier night sleep. Sadly, some customers don't find these mattresses to have great support. Most folks find the mattress to be supportive at the beginning, but some have reported support issues as time as gone on.
For folks that sit or lay on the edge of their mattress, edge support is essential. Overall, these mattresses do a good job at first with support at the edge, but some had complaints that edge support wasn't all it could be long term.
Every mattress buyer is looking for a mattress that will continue to sleep comfortably after a decade. Though there are some reasons, like dust, that would mean we wouldn't want to sleep on the same mattress for over 15 years, we all hope we can find a mattress that can last that long. Customers report that these mattresses do well overall in terms of durability. Most sleepers will be happy with these mattresses over 7 years, but rarely some folks have complained about the feel. If you are a heavier person and concerned about longevity, make sure to review the specification before buying.
Customers are very happy with these mattresses for overall comfort, which means when we analyzed current review data from across the net, these mattresses ranked well. This provides a good foundation to look deeper into this brand -- read on for more specifics and customer reviews.
These mattresses are well rated for support versus many other competitors. They offer the support needed to align the vertebrae and reviewers report feeling comfortable. Reviews describe the mattresses as quite supportive and and don't report loss of support over the short term.
Edge support is an important point when you are used to laying close to the edge of the mattress and are looking for even support. These mattresses are rated well for edge support for those that need it.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
The bowling ball test is good for measuring firmness and support throughout the mattress. Customers report that these mattresses are evenly supportive throughout.
Mattresses with high durability are some of the most sought after by customers. However, with durability not always being the highest priority for companies, this can be more and more difficult to find. However, even still, these mattresses are rated well for durability. Most customers should have them last up to a decade. Those that are bigger or use their mattress more than 8 hours every night may find that their mattress is slightly less durable.
I had great hopes for this bed; however, it is just too firm. Our former memory foam mattress lasted about 7 years, and my husband and I were beginning to have lower back pain because the bed had broken down and was too soft. Prior to that happening; however, we were very happy with the bed. Unfortunately, the manufacturer was no longer in business or we would have just purchased another.
After lots of research of reviews, etc., on the internet, I settled on the pacbed original 11." I was a little concerned about the only complaints being that the bed was too firm, but I thought we would try it and we could also buy a topper if it was too firm. First, the gel memory foam on the pacbed is different from our former bed, which conformed to your body. The gel memory foam simply depresses where you lay, more like a traditional spring form mattress, instead of enveloping your body. In addition, the three inches is not sufficient because you end up depressing through to the support foam, which is very hard. For reference, I am 5'7" and 145 lbs. Both my husband and I have had hip pain since purchasing this bed, and I can no longer sleep on my stomach. I have forced myself to sleep on my side with a pillow between my legs, which is the only way I can sleep comfortably and not wake up in pain.
We bought a 3" memory foam topper that was returnable (through another vendor) to get us through the 60 trial period, but it has made our bed ridiculously high (14") and while it does help relieve the pressure points, it just does not measure up to our old bed as far as comfort goes, and I still have issues with my arms falling asleep when I sleep on my stomach. Sigh. Unfortunately, this is going back when our trial is up in 30 days.
I also find it odd that I cannot figure out how to leave a review on their site. Perhaps they don't let you review until the full 60 days has past.
I'm giving this product 3 out of 5 for now. I suspect it will go down to a 2 unless it miraculously improves in comfort.
I researched the best I could online. SleepLikeTheDead.com appears to be, purports to be, a non-biased review organization. They rate this product higher than any other. And report 380+ customer reviews in part of their opinion.
"The ratings – based on 380+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Bed In A Box mattresses compare to the average mattress."
Problem is, I can't find any customer reviews on the BedInaBox website. I can't find anywhere to leave a review on their website. I can't find any ling on the SleepLikeTheDead website to provide a review. So, I'll leave it here, with the other 5.
I purchased a twin for my son and a king fro myself. My son's mattress has no "off-gassing" smell. My mattress smells like it became moldy in the air vacuumed packaging, and is going on 5 days of a smell I can't sleep with. The smell has permeated my down comforter and I suspect I'm going to need to replace it.
My son says his mattress is fine and has no issues with comfort.
I have issues with my L5/S1. My previous mattress caused me discomfort. This mattress makes my back pain unbearable. I can't sleep through he night and have pain all day long. I am resorting to sleeping on the couch while I wait for the 60 day trial period to end.
The bed does not give in enough. My hips are raised while my L5 is forced down. It's basic physics. Even if you don't have L5 issues, this mattress will certainly encourage it. If I slept on my side, I'm sure it would not be an issue. I don't sleep on my side.
Not impressed. Not impressed with SleepLikeTheDead or BedInABox.
I can only hope that they don't expect me to ship this thing back to get the money back guarantee. I don't have the equipment to make it compact and vacuum packed that they do when they shipped it to me.
I LOVE this bed!!!!!! While shopping for a new mattress I wanted to try a non traditional online mattress retailor. I first tried CASPER beds and that bed was so uncomfortable I could only sllep on it for 4 nights before my wife made we change back to our spring mattress. This was our next bed and after a week we decided we would keep it for good. The customer service during ordering was great . I really liked the try in home no risk policy but dont worry you wont need to use it cause this bed is amazing. It is just as comfortable as the Temper-pedic beds I tried in stores. Give this bed a try whats the worst that could happen.
Arrived in a very manageably sized package, I didn't have any off gassing issues, and the bed is every bit as comfortable as I'd hoped so far.
Excellent..just what me and my wife needed
Not as comfortable as I imagined
We recently ordered the PacBed Original and a foundation, King, online. Ordering was straightforward and easy. Communication from Bed-In-A-Box was timely and done via email. Our mattress and foundation arrived within four business days. Set up for the foundation took about 20 minutes - directions were easy to follow and assembly was without hitch. Unboxing / unwrapping of the mattress was quick and again, easy, taking about 4 minutes. This king size mattress is a bit heavy and unweidly to move into place on the foundation but with two people it was done within 30 seconds. Total time to set up: 30 minutes! Note: There was no smell to the mattress.
The mattress feel is firm. You can barely feel another move, toss or turn, or get in or out of the bed. It did take a few days to adjust to the feel of the mattress and getting a quilted mattress cover helped in adding a bit of 'cushion'. The first few days my husband and I woke up stiff...though we believe that was due to staying in one position rather than tossing and turning or lack of support.
After two weeks sleeping on the mattress...we love it! It's comfortable. Neither of us toss or turn anymore. It provides quality support. When we need to replace our other mattresses, this will be the one we buy!
Bought this mattress to replace a pillow top mattress that was showing some wear and not very comfortable any more. Very pleased so far. Our son recommended bed in a box after he bought one for himself 2 years ago.
We recently purchased a 'Bed in the Box', everyone thought I was crazy, but the online research and reviews were great so we decided to give it a try - we are very happy with the mattress, the ordering process and delivery.
Great price. Quick delivery. Super comfortable ! My husband is up by 6:30 AM having never slept better!! Customer for like!
My husband and I love this bed. It is extremely comfortable and supportive, without being too soft. The warranty plus the 120-day money back guarantee are unheard of and excellent. I am so excited to have this bed for a long, long time!
Our 8 year old Tempurpedic no longer did the trick. Sore backs for both of us every morning. Our new mattress is great, easy to move and unpack, no off-gassing, and so comfortable.
Been sleeping on the mattress for several weeks now. I would call it firm. It's very comfortable for me as a stomach/back sleeper. I thought it might be too firm for my wife as she is a side sleeper, but she is happy too.
I'm not sure what I was expecting at first, my initial shock was that it was literally a bed in a box. From visiting with others about a foam mattress, we were told to 'break' in the bed by walking/jumping on it. Now the bed has settled quite nicely. We are sleeping much more comfortably and soundly. I truly wake up with few to zero aches. Overall, BedInABox was extremely easy to purchase from, quick to ship and so far a great product! I only hope it continues to get better through the years!
Very firm, very comfortable bed! No backaches! In fact, I like it better than our tempurpedic!
Comfortable, but a little firmer than I expected.
Have only slept on it 3 night due to being out of town. Seems good so far. It is an adjustment from sleeping on a inner spring mattress for 50 years. The mattress was a little firmer than I expected. I want to give it a good month before I can truly give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.
I bought this to replace my old mattress. It is a little firmer than I expected but overall nice mattress. I do sleep better.
initially my pacbed felt far firmer than my tranquility I had before, and its supposed to be the softer bed. after 1 week I think I like the bed but I really need more time to know for sure.
We've only had our mattress for 8 days, so it's a little difficult for me to give it a full 5 stars. I bought this mattress over my husband's mild objections, really worried it wouldn't work out. So far, it has. I'm sleeping much more comfortably than I have in a year. I'm a side sleeper and can only sleep on left side due to medical issues. I've developed arthritis in left hip. Happily, I'm not waking up in the night because of pain in my hip and feel rested and ache free in the morning. My husband is feeling more rested, too. The 2 things I'm not so happy about are the mattress seems concave. I actually feel like I could roll over to the middle when my husband gets in bed. I don't like that; what will happen in the future? Also, I can feel him move around. I was counting on this being motion free. I should have gotten a king and or a higher quality mattress. I've already recommended Bed in a Box to a friend.
My wife and I are sleeping much better since we got this bed. I haven't had any of the neck pains I used to have with our old bed. Setup was pretty easy and was accomplished without problem.
The bed came and was easy to assemble. We also bought the box spring which was fairly simple to assemble. The bed is firmer than I am used to
We have contemplated this mattress for the past year and finally decided to give it a try. We had one of the resort brand mattresses and were happy with that but liked the advantages of the bamboo. Well, week one is complete and we are extremely happy with the change. Comfortable and cool feeling which is important for our South Florida climate. We also purchased the sheets and pillows which is the cream on top.View More Reviews
This mattress provides excellent support and was very easy to set up.
We love our new bed.
I've been eyeing this mattress as soon as it came out and I finally pulled the trigger and took a chance on such a big purchase and we love It! It cradles your body and we don't toss and turn all night long, still getting used to the memory foam vs a traditional mattress but we are not disappointed.
Best Mattress Ever
When I wake up I feel,very relaxed Only had it a week but so far so good arms still go to sleep
I absolutely love my new mattress!
I slept on the mattress the first night I got it. When I first laid down I was disappointed because the mattress felt stiff not soft but I just laid there and I melted into it. I am getting the best sleep I’ve gotten in years! I don’t wake up every hour tossing and turning! It’s amazing! This mattress sits higher then my old one and that’s not an issue.
We have been looking at this bed for the past 3 years. Black Friday you had an Amazing deal at 35% off so we bought it, we also bought 2 pillows and the Luxury Sheets. So far we love it. It takes time to get use to it but it's so comfortable!!! I'm showing everyone I know this Bed. So glad we finally bought it. I absolutely love all your products. The blanket and comforter will be next.
We are so happy with our new Cariloha mattress! It was an especially good deal with the Black Friday sale price. I purchased a wood slat foundation for it from U.S. Box Spring, which works very well with the mattress.
I usually sleepy very hot so I was worried that this mattress would be like other memory foam mattresses—but it stayed cool and provided great support.
Love our new mattress!
We just love our new Cariloha mattress. We have a lot of Cariloha and other bamboo in our house, including flooring, clothing, kitchen utensils and more. I love that it is clean and green. I love the durability and I love the easy upkeep. None of that would matter if we weren't sleeping well. But, we've been sleeping like babies... this mattress is dream inspiring if you like memory foam that is on the firmer side. Only downside is "made in China" but this mattress is really comfy, easy to set up and took less than 48 hrs. to come to full thickness. We got the King and put it on boxsprings that we had from our previous "sleep number" type bed.
We have slept for a week on the new mattress and are very pleased.
If you like the way a Tempurpedic is, you will love this bed.
The bed is fantastic....I've never slept through the night like i do now. However, we will need a new set of sheets already. Sage Green! The Fitted sheet is already snagging and shagged, coming apart in two corners.
I have been sleeping on my new mattress for a few months And I have to say it is the best mattress I have ever slept on. I am so glad I went with the Carahola mattress. It is everything they say it is.
Thanks Cariloha for the excellent customer service and the excellent cariloha mattress. We love our bed so far! you guys should really consider making crib mattresses too ;)
We needed a new mattress. Had been eyeing this one up for almost a year and finally went for it. King Mattress-Resort Sheets& 4 pillows. Best money I’ve ever spent! I haven’t set an alarm in 10 years, I slept so good on this bed I was late for work-twice in 2 weeks! Its heavenly! We are sleeping so much better. Its only been 2 weeks I can’t imagine how much better it will be when it’s actually broken in. 3 of my sisters have already ordered them just after trying mine!
Love my new bed
Getting used to memory foam, still just a couple of weeks in, but great expansion from delivery box and comfort overnight: I already find myself sleeping better. Cloaked in a set of super soft bamboo sheets: Heaven.
Love it! Noticed a difference the first night I slept on it. My mom is going to purchase one soon! Just wish you offered black sheets and black towels.
I suffer from lower back problems. I have a black beauty rest high performance mattress so I went ahead and bought this new mattress from cariloha. I have many other products so I figured this is going to be a great product as well. I'm not saying this cured my back problem but my back problem has improved quite a bit. If I had to do all over again my money was well invested and I would do it all over again.
Mattress So far so good
We now have t-shirts, towels, bed sheets and a mattress. I love them all and wish all of my clothes were made from the same material!
We are loving our new Mattress. I highly recommend anyone with a bad back or shoulder problems to buy one.!!!
We decided to upgrade from our old spring mattress to a Cariloha Mattress and we couldn't be happier. My wife had trouble sleeping on our old mattress, and ever since we started sleeping on the Cariloha Mattress she's slept like a baby all night. No more aches and pains in the morning. Delivery and setup were also very easy.
I am a stomach sleeper and was looking for a firmer mattress and this is the perfect fit. Soft yet firm and cool to sleep in unlike some foam mattresses. No more back pain for me.
So far love my mattress!!!
Ooooh this mattress feels so good. I didn't want to get out of bed. It's firm but yet you sink in. NICE!!
We love our bamboo memory foam mattress and bamboo sheets!
I LOVE my new mattress!!! So glad I purchased it. It came with sheets for ordering a mattress. They are wonderful.
I'm really loving my new Cariloha Bamboo Mattress. Unpacking and setup was easy. Most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on.