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Dreamcase vs TESMAT — Which Mattress Is Better For Tesla Model 3 and Model Y?

Did you know that with your Tesla sedan you can now go stargazing at a magical camping spot without ever having to worry about hotel costs? Yes, you can practically live in your car just by buying some Tesla camping gear and without breaking the bank.

These are truly amazing times! Continue reading my Buyer’s Guide to learn more about the type of mattresses available for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y: Dreamcase vs TESMAT.

My selection of the best mattresses for Tesla can be found in the title by continuing reading, or you can go to the FAQ section at the end of the article.

Best Mattresses For Sleeping In Your Tesla

There are many good reasons to buy a Tesla mattress. It could be used for travel, camping, relaxation or even as a bed.

Standard benefits:

  • Sleep comfortably in any environment.
  • Stay refreshed and energized with a quick nap.

Emotional benefits:

  • Enjoy the freedom to sleep anywhere, anytime.
  • Take your bed on the road with you.

Currently, there are only two different types of Tesla mattresses on the market. In this article, I will cover everything you need to know to find the perfect mattress for your needs.

This is a comparison piece between the two products mentioned in the title: TESMAT Gen 2 and Dreamcase. It is based on thorough research and detailed information from several sources.

Premium Mattress
DreamCase
$700 (more or less)

DreamCase was designed to make car travel spontaneous, convenient and safe by swiftly unfolding into a double mattress for the coziest of rest.

  • Clean packaging
  • The outer shell protects it from dirt
  • Premium aesthetics
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Free USA shipping + returns
TESMAT
5.0
$249.00 (with coupon code)

A mattress designed specifically for Tesla Model 3 & Tesla Model Y.

  • Pays for itself quickly
  • Super easy to set up
  • Sleep or rest anywhere
  • Case doubles as a cooler for your beverages

Discount code "GRAYDON20" offers $20 off your purchase of a TESMAT.

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My goal is to offer the reader the most comprehensive comparison between the two camping mattresses and to help you decide which mattress to choose for Tesla Model 3 / Model Y.

If you live anywhere near a campground, it may be worth considering buying camping equipment specifically for use in your vehicle so there’s no need to lug around bulky items like tents when they’re not needed. So which model should you choose?

Specifically designed for Tesla Model 3 & Model Y.

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Table of Contents

  1. Tesla Mattress for Car Camping
  2. The Tesla Model 3 Is Short on Space
  3. Designed Specifically For The Model 3 and Model Y
  4. What’s included?
  5. Feature Comparison
  6. Dimension Comparison
  7. Dreamcase: Shipping International
  8. TESMAT: Shipping International
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. FAQ
  11. Learn More

Tesla Mattress for Car Camping

Camper Mode

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Best Mattresses For Sleeping In Your Tesla

Now that “camper mode” has been released, you can maintain your climate and stay at your ideal temperature while charging all your devices, so you are able to catch the beautiful sunrise the next morning!

The automaker wrote about “Camp Mode” in the release notes:

Your car can now maintain airflow, temperature, interior lighting, as well as play music, and power devices when Camp Mode is enabled. To enable Camp Mode, tap the fan icon at the bottom of the touchscreen and set ‘Keep Climate On’ to ‘CAMP’ while your car is in ‘PARK.’

The Tesla Model 3 Is Short on Space

  • Model 3 Cargo Space: 43.6 ft³ with seats down
  • Model Y Cargo Space: 68 ft³ with seats down

Due to the fact that the space in the Tesla Model 3 is limited, it is important to have a mattress that maximizes the available space. It is not possible to have a mattress that is too big, otherwise you will run out of space for yourself.

Dreamcase And TESMAT Mattresses Are Designed Specifically For The Model 3 and Model Y

Dreamcase and TESMAT mattresses are made specifically for the Model 3. They’re all-electric and sleep space-saving, but sleep comfortable.

The Model 3 is a very unique design which requires a matching unique mattress.  Both mattresses were designed to support the Model 3 and Model Y, ensuring comfort and rest while protecting the car’s sensitive interior.  Protecting your new asset while maximizing you enjoyment is our objective.

What’s included?

ProductPriceCarrying CaseIncludes SheetsTravel PillowPrivacy Screen
Dreamcase$700YesNoYesNo
Dreamcase + Sheeting$796YesYesYesNo
TESMAT$269YesNoNoNo
TESMAT Bundle$348
$324
YesYesNoYes

Please note: Prices are approximate for Dreamcase. Converted USB to EURO. Updated Jan 2021.

TESMAT: Want it now? Pay up front. Looking for a little more time? No problem. TESMAT has something for everyone.

Dreamcase: Doesn’t have any pay over time offerings at this time.

Dreamcase in the back of the trunk of a Tesla Model 3
Dreamcase for the Model 3 / Model Y
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TESMAT for the Model 3 / Model Y

Dreamcase for the Model 3 / Model Y

The Dreamcase includes a portable foldable memory foam mattress, a microfiber foam cover, duvet and travel pillows. While configuring your Dreamcase, you have the option to add white bedsheets at an additional cost.The mattress itself is available in black, gray, beige and white.

Pros

  • Clean packaging
  • The outer shell protects it from dirt
  • Premium aesthetics

Cons

  • Easier to set up with two people
  • Quite expensive
  • Unresponsive Support Team

How to set up DREAMCASE

Here’s a short video of the Dreamcase mattress in the Tesla Model S.

TESMAT for the Model 3 / Model Y

The TESMAT consists of a carrying case that fits into the sub-trunk and 3 individual gel memory foam mats. The multi-purpose case acts as an insulated cooler for your drinks or lunch once you have removed your mattress. The TESMAT bundle includes the bed, the case, gray bedsheets and privacy screen.

Pros

  • Pays for itself quickly
  • Super easy to set up and contoured to shape of Model 3 or Model Y
  • Great pricing
  • Case doubles as a cooler for your beverages

Cons

  • Currently only available for Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y

How to set up TESMAT

Here is a short video of the TESMAT mattress in the Tesla Model 3. It takes less than a few minutes to unpack and setup this mattress in the back of your Tesla.

Feature Comparison

ProductMade for Model 3BedsheetsFits in Sub-trunk
DreamcaseYes+$101No
TESMATYes+$55 (plus bonus)Yes
ProductWashable coverFree ShippingCooler Case
DreamcaseNoNoNo
TESMATYesYesYes

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

  • Bedsheets are a $84 EUR (approximately $100 USD) add-on through Dreamcase.
  • TESMAT is offering the bedsheets and privacy screen for only an additional $55 USD when bought together with TESMAT.
  • 4-piece TESMAT comforter set for $59. (New for 2022)
  • The Dreamcase includes travel pillows, whereas TESMAT does not.
  • The TESMAT is constructed of 3-pieces vs the Dreamcase consists of a complete mattress.

Dimension Comparison

ProductLengthWidthHeight
Dreamcase76.38 inch35.43 inch2.16 inch
TESMAT75 inch38 inch2.75 inch
ProductLengthWidthHeight
Dreamcase194 cm90 cm5.08 cm
TESMAT190.5 cm96.52 cm6.985 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 Tesla Supercharger
TESMAT for the Model 3 / Model Y

When you fold down the seats in the Tesla Model 3 to make room for the mattress, there are some exposed metal parts (the seat hooks) inside the vehicle. A big concern that both TESMAT and Dreamcase have not yet solved is the likelihood of bumping into the exposed metal at night.

It can potentially result in general inconvenience, or in more severe cases injury.

I think it could be another great add-on if they manage to offer some kind of rubber or fabric that covers the exposed area and protects your body from harm.

Final Thoughts

In Bjørn Nyland’s review of the Dreamcase for the Model 3, he mentions that the set up was a bit clumsy for him. He also mentions that the box of the Dreamcase weighs about 20 kilograms! Yes, that’s incredibly heavy, and it means picking up the box is anything but pretty.

However, my experience with the TESMAT in three parts has made it much easier for me to set up by myself. In addition, the three Z folding rows from TESMAT squeeze easily into its bag and are extremely light. I had absolutely no problems unpacking and packing it thanks to the magnetic clasps.

Another disadvantage of the Dreamcase, as mentioned by Bjorn, is that the pillows being too stiff. Although they contain memory foam, they still feel far too hard for comfort.

TESMAT does not come with pillows. Although you can buy a decent pair by spending just a little more without worrying about overspending, as the mattress is already much cheaper than the Dreamcase.

The TESMAT case is not only lightweight and easy to carry, but also waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about water dripping into the trunk from above when washing your car. And, as already mentioned, it can also be used as a cooler for your drinks, as it’s made of an insulating fabric.

These two products are designed for different people with different needs. TESMAT easily fits in the sub-trunk due to it being designed in three parts. While the Dreamcase does not fit in the sub-trunk.

However, the latter is constructed in a single mattress that unfolds into your bed. They both do an excellent job in their marketing to really capture the stargazing with each car camping setup and beautiful camping spots!

In my opinion, TESMAT is the low-cost and space-saving winner. It will always be my choice in Tesla camping gear. You’re looking at approximately a $528 USD (or €450ish) difference between the memory foam mattress alone.

If you really want to splurge, I recommend you spend the extra $55 USD (approximately €46) for their complete car camping kit which will give you the memory foam mattress & carrying case, sheets and privacy screen (YouTube Setup Video) for your windows.

To be honest, TESMAT is really hard not to recommend. If you are thinking of buying a mattress for your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y, try the TESMAT first. Depending on your hotel budget, you will get your investment back immediately in 2-5 nights, while supporting a small US based company.

Whichever way you go, I recommend folding down the rear seats and making sure you have enough headroom before placing an order. Both products extend to the back of the front seats to give you an idea of how much space you have to work with.

I hope you’ve found this blog post helpful. If you are looking for a new car camping mattress, I recommend the TESMAT as it offers more comfort and affordability than other options on the market today. I would love to hear from those of you who have ever camped with your Tesla Model 3 / Model Y! What is your favorite thing about sleeping in it? Did anything surprise you when using it?

Leave a comment below if any thoughts come up after reading this article and I will be happy to answer them. And if you haven’t started yet, I suggest you start Tesla camping today and share your experience with me.

TESMAT Unboxing for Model 3 & Model Y

FAQ for TESMAT

Table of Contents

  1. Can the three separate mats move out of place while I’m sleeping?
  2. Exactly how big is the TESMAT mattress? How tall a person can it easily accommodate?
  3. Will TESMAT work with my Tesla Model S or X?
  4. Does TESMAT ship internationally?
  5. How many amps do I need to stay at a comfortable temperature overnight with the HVAC ON?
  6. How long does it take to charge my Tesla?

Can the three separate mats move out of place while I’m sleeping?

Absolutely not! They will stay put throughout the night since they have Velcro at the bottom which makes them cling to the layer of carpet on the back of the rear seats. Plus, the elastic fitted bedsheets that wrap tightly around the rear seat head rests and underneath the sub-trunk help keep everything in place and completely stable.

Exactly how big is the TESMAT mattress? How tall a person can it easily accommodate?

The exact size of the TESMAT is 75 inches. It is twin sized. A 6 foot 3 inch tall person can easily lie down on it on their back tip to tip. Plus, when you’re lying down on it, your body weight will make the mattress extend past the end a little bit past the rest of your rear seats’ headrests.

Will TESMAT work with my Tesla Model S or X?

Though TESMAT is currently optimized for Tesla Model 3 and Y, you can still fit it inside Model S or X.

Does TESMAT ship internationally?

Yes, it ships around the world. You can enter your shipping address at the checkout to have a look at the shipping cost.

Is Tesmat made by Tesla?

The TESMAT is a Tesla-specific mattress made by Tesla owners for Tesla owners. There are many decent options for Tesla mattresses, but none I found to be as good as the TESMAT.

How much does it cost to ship the TESMAT internationally?

With the TESMAT ordering system I calculated the shipping costs for various international destinations.

United States
TESMAT is based in the United States and shipping is free to most states, but shipping costs apply to states outside the continental United States. Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii costs about $65.97 with USPS Priority Mail or $97.63 with FedEx 2Day.

Canada
TESMAT has many shipping options to Canada and prices start at 40 Canadian dollars with FedEx Ground to Ontario, Canada.

United Kingdom
UK shipping costs $76.06 or £55.61 via FedEx International Economy (4-day).

Germany
Shipping to Germany costs approximately €86.55 with UPS Worldwide Expedited or €105.11 with UPS Worldwide Saver.

How much does it cost to ship the Dreamcase internationally?

I went to the Dreamcase website and calculated the shipping costs to several different international destinations. Dreamcase is based in Kranj, Slovenia and is part of the Internet and mail order industry.

United States
Shipping to the United States costs approximately €69,00 or $84.46 USD, as of this writing.

Canada
Dreamcase ships to Canada and prices start at $106.31 Canadian dollars with UPS Express Saver to Ontario, Canada.

Europe
UPS standard to UK, France, Italy, Germany and other European countries starts at €33,14 or £29.50.

TESMAT for Model 3

TESMAT for Model Y

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Learn More About the Dreamcase

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By Graydon Schwartz

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18 replies on “Dreamcase vs TESMAT — Which Mattress Is Better For Tesla Model 3 and Model Y?”

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Great review! Did you have to make any modifications to stop the top of the mattress from falling down where the back seats (folded down) end? I imagine if the mattress butts right up against the front seats, there might be a gap? I’d love your feedback and maybe even a picture of what this area looks like when the seats and down and the mattress is setup. Thanks!

Thank you Colin for commenting on this TESMAT review! I’ll see what I can do! Pictures might be the easiest way to show how it sits in the Tesla Model 3.

I was going to buy the tesmat based on this review, but decided to try out my Nemo Roamer Double sleeping pad first. It fits great, uses the full width of the car at the top, actually has just enough firmness to hold my head up without a board like the tesmat, and wraps around the wheel wells.

More importantly, it gets small. It fits into the bottom part of the subtrunk, leaving plenty of space to use. And because it’s self inflating + air (memory foam filled air mattress), you don’t have to leave it uncompressed at home to get it to bulk back out. Plus it’s firmer and thicker than a memory foam only solution.

Chris, can you confirm that the Nemo Roamer Double (52″) fits? I’m wondering since this mattress is a lot wider than the Tesmat (38″). Thanks

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