chiliPAD
vs.
BedJet 3

chiliPAD
vs.
BedJet 3

The chiliPAD is a water-based (hydronic) cooling and warming system, utilizing a "cube" water chamber and a mattress pad that circulates the water through water tubes underneath you. We compared the chiliPAD to the BedJet 3, an air-based climate comfort sleep system for beds which does not require use of a mattress pad. While both products are effective solutions for sleep temperature control, we tested each in our engineering lab to demonstrate their differences.

The chiliPAD was installed per the manufacturer’s instructions and not modified in any way.

The chiliPAD is a water-based (hydronic) cooling and warming system, utilizing a "cube" water chamber and a mattress pad that circulates the water through water tubes underneath you. We compared the chiliPAD to the BedJet 3, an air-based climate comfort sleep system for beds which does not require use of a mattress pad. While both products are effective solutions for sleep temperature control, we tested each in our engineering lab to demonstrate their differences.

The chiliPAD was installed per the manufacturer’s instructions and not modified in any way.


chiliPAD Reviews vs. BedJet


chiliPAD Cube 3.0


chiliBLANKET

Manufacturers have total control over website posted reviews, so we look to third party sources like Amazon for unfiltered customer feedback. Both the chiliPAD and chiliBLANKET products (produced by parent company Kryo, Inc.) lag behind BedJet with honest customer feedback. As the #1 selling product in the entire bed climate comfort category, BedJet leads the industry with the highest number of posted consumer reviews. In fact, when reviewing percentage of 5-star reviews (for products with over 500 reviews), BedJet is one of the highest customer-reviewed products in the entire mattress category on all of Amazon.

(Amazon ratings above captured on 7/20/2021.)

Water vs. Air: Sweat Drying

Comfort in bed isn’t just about temperature, it’s also about sweat. Humidity in the microclimate under your sheets can rise 20% from trapped body perspiration, a big factor in feeling hot and stuffy. Water loop systems like chiliPAD simply cannot dry sweat or pull trapped body moisture out of your bed — that would be beyond the laws of physics! In contrast, BedJet's silky quiet air circulating technology is clinically proven to rapidly pull body moisture out of the bed. BedJet even has a proprietary sweat-drying mode to keep you fresh, dry, and comfortable all night long. Watch the Sweat Test to see for yourself. (Sweat Test shows a generic cooling mattress and not the chiliPAD.)

Cooling & Warming Drag Race

We verified that the chiliPAD can provide mattress surface temperature control. But which product is more powerful and faster at cooling (heat removal) and warming? Take a look at the infrared camera drag race to see how much faster BedJet's air-based ultra-rapid cooling and warming is compared to the chiliPAD. The chiliPAD's water temperature adjustments can take up to 10 minutes to feel as it needs to get the water to your desired temperature, pipe it through the entire Pad system, and then adjust (or re-circulate) to take a sleeper's body heat into account. In contrast, BedJet's air-based cooling and warming is felt within seconds.

Water vs. Air: Leaks

Leaky plumbing, leaky roofs, dripping faucets! Home owners know water can find ways to be in places you don’t want it. The chiliPAD water-based (hydronic) system circulates pressurized water into your bed. Undetected water leaks in your bedding have the potential to ruin your sleeping space. With BedJet's air-based climate control technology there's absolutely zero risk of water affecting your sleeping environment.

Remote Controls

chiliPAD Remote
  • Controlled only by remote, no app available
  • Regulates pad temperature by degree (ambient room temp and user body temp affects cooling performance)
  • No quick-select buttons for pre-programmed settings
  • No memory slots to save favorite settings
  • Cannot pre-program temperature cycles
  • Cannot set temperature vs. time
BedJet 3 Remote + App
  • Use remote control or app; so you can turn your phone off at night if you wish
  • Regulate bed temperature by degree (above ambient)
  • 20 different fan settings for airflow
  • Dynamic compensation for bedroom temperature changes
  • More individually tailored sleep settings
  • Can set temperature vs. time

Impact on Mattress Comfort

Like BedJet, the chiliPAD works with any mattress. But unlike BedJet, using a chiliPAD means altering the sleep surface performance of your mattress. Want to enjoy the body contouring support of your memory-foam mattress, the springiness of a Purple grid, or the softness of a pillowtop mattress? The chiliPAD adds a layer of pressurized water tubes between you and your mattress. Per Amazon reviews, some users report the pad's water tubes can be felt when slept upon, and you can see them snaked through the mattress pad in the infra-red photo. BedJet does not change the feel or performance of your mattress — no water tubes, wires, or other “layers” to sleep on top of. All cooling, warming, and sweat drying is done above and around you under the sheets. With BedJet, you get to keep the feel and comfort of the mattress you love.

Maintenance

The air-based BedJet is a nearly maintenance-free product. Simply remove the lifetime washable air filter and rinse clean in the sink once every three months. The chiliPAD water-based system requires a steady supply of distilled water to keep the reservoir full, on top of a recommended monthly cleaning. Per the manufacturer instructions, monthly cleaning involves emptying the existing water, refilling with a combination of distilled water and a proprietary solution of antimicrobial ingredients (sold separately on their website), running the unit for 6–8 hours, then emptying and filling it up again with more distilled water. Apart from the maintenance hassle, adhering to the chiliPAD manufacturer's recommended maintenance could cost nearly $100/year.

Bedroom Appeal

The low profile air-based BedJet 3 can be hidden away under any bed, barely noticeable when the bed is made. The control unit "cube" of the water-based chiliPad can also sit underneath your bed, but requires 24" of clearance on all four vented sides. (BedJet does not have this requirement!) The chiliPAD's clearance stipulation means you may need to rearrange things around and/or under your bed to find a workable space for the chiliPAD cube. As well, the chiliPAD “cube” is 7.5" high while the BedJet 3 is only 5.75" high, making it much easier for BedJet to fit under a larger variety of bedframes with the industry standard 7” underbed clearance.

 

BedJet Warranty Protects You Better vs. chiliPAD

FREE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

2-Year comprehensive bumper-to-bumper warranty on base unit and all parts in box

  • No fees whatsoever for replacements or repairs
  • 2-Year accidental damage coverage: the dog eats your remote control, we got it!
  • Warranty applies to refurbished units
  • Extended warranties available to 4 years

chiliPAD

FREE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

2-Year limited warranty on just base unit,
only a 90-Day warranty on water pad and tubing

  • $30 fee on all claims after 1st year
  • No accidental damage coverage: only defects in materials or workmanship
  • Warranty only applies to new units
  • Extended warranties available to 3 years

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