Yes, you read that right: the Plufl is a human dog bed! Designed by two college students who loved to nap, the idea for the Plufl was born when they noted how comfy a dog looked napping in a huge dog bed at their local coffee shop.
Since then featured on Shark Tank, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more, the Plufl has definitely caught the eye of serious nappers and serious dog lovers alike. When we were offered the chance to review the Plufl, I had to see for myself just what this human dog bed was–and if it would be a fit for our multi-pet household.
We were gifted a Plufl; all statements and opinions are entirely our own.
What is a Plufl?
The Plufl bills itself as a human dog bed–but what does this mean? Well, it all depends on how you’d like to use it!
You can opt to snuggle down in the Plufl for a nap all your own–or choose to cuddle with your dog in it.
If, like us, you’ve ever had to sleep on the floor with one of your dogs recovering from surgery or an injury, Plufl makes a great way to sleep comfortably beside your dog.
And, of course, the Plufl can serve as a big dog bed for one dog or multiples (or, like in our household, shared between dogs and cats!) The size, cushioning, and cover material aim to provide comfort for naps or lounging for both pets and their people.
What Makes it Different
Unlike a conventional bolster dog bed, Plufl has features specifically designed for humans including two carry handles (which can also be used to fold the bed for storage) and a pocket for your phone or book.
The bed is covered in vegan fur, a plush minky type fabric that is just amazingly soft. (If your dog doesn’t want to lie down with you, you just might find yourself petting the fabric!) The Plufl’s faux fur cover is machine washable and can be dried on low tumble.
The bed is large–68 inches long and 33 inches wide (although part of that is taken up with the large bolster that circles the bed. I’m 5’3″ but when stretched out my feet were on the bottom bolster so for napping the side position would be more likely.
Like a conventional dog bed, the base of the bed is covered in a no-slip fabric.
How to Put Together a Plufl
The Plufl arrived in a big box (much to Isla and Barli’s delight). It comes in a few pieces so enlist the help of a friend to assemble the bed. It’s not difficult at all (and requires no tools) but it is good to have an extra set of hands.
The first step–the day before you assemble the bed–is to unbox the bed and open the package of bolsters and the mattress. These are vacuum packed so they need to be opened to “grow” to their full size before you start assembling the bed.
The next day, you’ll just grab the assembly instructions, spread out the base and unzip it on both ends.
Look for the interior zipper with the blue pull and unzip those zippers; you’ll use these to feed the bolsters through.
Once the bolsters are slipped through and zipped up, it’s time to slide the mattress into position. The Plufl is made with “Certi-Pur Orthopedic foam with a gel-infused cooling air memory foam topper”–it’s definitely a comfy mattress. (And it’s easy to see why Plufl promises you “the best nap of your life.”)
The Plufl in Use
Soon it was time to put the Plufl to use!
We put the Plufl in the living room; it made a great spot to watch Best in Show …and enjoy the Christmas tree lights…or watch everyone cuddle up together!
The Plufl has been a huge hit in our home with both the dogs and cats (and me!)
You’ll find the world’s first human dog bed on the Plufl website currently for $299.