I first heard about Bundle Beds back at the beginning of 2016 just as they were due to launch their Kickstarter campaign. They got in touch to tell me about their great idea, and I thought it sounded fantastic!
In simple terms, a Bundle Bed is a complete, ready to use bed in a bundle! It contains a 5cm self inflating mattress (SIM) with sheet, a duvet and pillow. It all rolls up into a handy roll, complete with strap for easy carrying. I was excited by the idea-so was I impressed with the finished article?
I was eager to get my hands on a Bundle Bed and the first thing that struck me was the quality of the product. It immediately felt strong and durable, particularly the outer covering and the buckles. You can tell that no corners have been cut here, with great design and high quality materials.
It is easy to roll out, as with all SIMs you do need to blow into it to get it completely inflated, but it doesn’t take long at all. I might be boring, but I also love the fact that everything comes apart easily for cleaning.
The 15 tog hydrophobic duvet feels really cosy and is so warm. Likewise, the pillow is super comfortable. We often just use tiny travel pillows when we camp, so this was a treat!
We have tried this bed out while camping and at home when we’ve had overnight guests. We even made my mum sleep on it one night! To be honest, for us I think we’ll mostly use it as a spare bed at home. It’s so handy, Finn also loves it and uses it as a den!
It is comfortable on its own, although we have mainly used it with another SIM underneath for extra coziness.
We were all very impressed with the design, comfort and the quality of our Bundle Bed. I have no doubt that it will come in very handy over the next few years. We are considering buying another, however the main drawback for us is the size of the Bundle Bed. It is quite narrow and, being tall and broad, Luke found it a little too small for him. I had no such problems, and I imagine that I will get lots of use out of it, as will Finn who is a masive fan!
The Bundle Bed comes in two sizes; large (190x60cm) and small (165x50cm). The large version comes in navy or grey and is priced at £199.99, while the small is available in either yellow or teal and is £149.99.
What do you think of the Bundle Bed?
Disclaimer: We were given a free Bundle Bed for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.
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