Dreamcase vs Tesmat – for Tesla Model 3 and Y: Everything You Need to Know!

This article was updated on September 24th, 2020

I wanted to create a comparison page between these two products. I am gathering information from many sources and will aim for the most unbiased comparison.

Specifically designed for Tesla Model 3 & Model Y.

Tesmat Unboxing for Model 3 & Model Y

What’s included?

ProductPriceCarrying CaseIncludes SheetsTravel PillowPrivacy Screen
Dreamcase$797YesNoYesNo
Dreamcase + Sheeting$890YesYesYesNo
Tesmat$269YesNoNoNo
Tesmat Bundle$348
$324
YesYesNoYes

Please note: Prices are approximate for Dreamcase. Converted USB to EURO.

Dreamcase in the back of the trunk of a Tesla Model 3
Dreamcase for the Model 3 / Model Y
  • The Dreamcase includes a portable folding memory foam mattress and a microfibre foam cover.
  • While you are configuring your Dreamcase, you have an option to add bedsheets for an additional cost.
Tesmat in the back of the sub-trunk of a Tesla Model 3
Tesmat for the Model 3 / Model Y
  • The Tesmat includes a carrying case that fits in the sub-trunk and 3 individual gel memory foam mats.
  • The TesMat bundle includes the bed, the case, bedsheets and privacy screen.

Feature Comparison

ProductMade for Model 3Includes BedsheetsFits in Sub-trunkWashable coverFree ShippingCooler Case
DreamcaseYes+$101NoNoNoNo
TesmatYes+$55 (plus bonus)YesYesYesYes

Please note: Prices are approximate for Dreamcase. Converted USB to EURO.

  • Bedsheets are a $84 EUR ($100ish USD) add-on through Dreamcase.
  • Tesmat is offering the bedsheets and privacy screen for an additional $55 USD.
  • The Dreamcase includes travel pillows, whereas Tesmat doesn’t.
  • The Tesmat is constructed of 3-pieces vs the Dreamcase being comprised of one complete mattress.

Dimension Comparison

ProductLengthWidthHeight
Dreamcase35.43 inch76.38 inch2 inch
Tesmat38 inch75 inch2 inch
ProductLengthWidthHeight
Dreamcase194 cm90 cm5.08 cm
Tesmat190.5 cm96.52 cm5.08 cm

I reached out to Dreamcase to learn that their memory foam is also 2-inch thick once you have fully assembled your bed.

View of Dreamcase Setup in Model 3
Dreamcase for the Model 3 / Model Y
Tesmat at a campsite
Tesmat for the Model 3 / Model Y

A concern that has been yet to be addressed by either Tesmat or Dreamcase is when you fold down the seats in the Model 3, there is exposed metal which I worry about bumping into at night. I feel it could be another great add-on, some sort of rubber or cloth piece that would protect your body from harm.

Bjørn Nyland’s Thoughts on Dreamcase

In Bjørn Nyland’s review of the Dreamcase for the Model 3, he does mention that set up is a little clumsy for him by himself. Whereas my experience with the Tesmat being in three strips makes it slightly easier to set up by yourself.

Final Thoughts

These two products are designed for different people and for different needs. The Tesmat fits in the sub-trunk due it being designed in 3-pieces. While the Dreamcast doesn’t fit in the sub-trunk, however, it is constructed in a single mattress that unfolds into your bed. They both do an excellent job in their marketing to really play up the stargazing with each car camping setup and beautiful camping spots!

Hands down, Tesmat is the value and space saving winner. You’re looking at approximately $528 USD (or €450ish) difference between the memory foam mattress alone. If you want to splurge, I recommend spending the extra $55 USD (or €46ish) for their complete car camping kit which gets you the memory foam mattress & carrying case, sheets and privacy screen (YouTube Setup Video) for your windows.

It’s hard not to recommend if you’re thinking about buying a mattress that fits your Model 3 or Model Y, to not try out the Tesmat first. You’ll recover your investment straight away in 2-5 nights (depending on your hotel budget) while supporting a small US based company.

Whatever route you take, I recommend folding down the back seats and making sure you have ample headroom before you place an order. Both products extend to the backs of the front seats to give you an idea of how much space you have to work with. Leave a comment below if you have Tesla camped before or are thinking of getting started!

Other Tesmat Articles

If you’re looking to learn more about the Tesmat mattress, I recommend checking out my article on their changes in v2 or my post on other awesome products for your next electric road trip!

I see these new bed options as a spinoff of the vanlife. #teslacampmode?

Special Thanks

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