By Kelsey Mulvey. Source: Business Insider.
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If there’s one thing a college dorm room isn’t, it’s spacious.
Most university-owned dorms max out at a couple hundred square feet, which is just enough room to fit an extra-long twin bed, dresser, and mini fridge. If you have a roommate or two, you’ll be even more crammed for personal space.
For that reason, it’s important to buy products that will make your space as comfortable and clutter-free as possible.
Casper’s recently launched Lounger is one of them. While you probably associate the company with its signature mattress, this addition is one of the most versatile pieces you can buy for a dorm.
At first glance, the Lounger looks like a standard mattress pad. It is made of plush polyurethane foam and slim enough to fit on a twin XL mattress. However, it comes with a collapsible and surprisingly sturdy shell that can be used to prop up the back of pad. Since you can fold the Lounger anyway you’d like, it’s bound to cover all your lounging needs.
If you want some extra padding on your bed — or have a guest visiting for the weekend — simply lay the Lounger flat. You can also add the shell and fold the base for a cozy, compact chair — perfect for when your friends come over to watch the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” Don’t want to lug your textbooks to the library? The Lounger can transform into a padded chaise lounge so you can study in bed.
And when your done using it, simply fold it up and slip it underneath your bed or in your closet. It even comes with an elastic band to ensure it takes up as little space as possible when idle.
There are cheaper mattress pads and dorm chairs out there. But when you factor in Casper’s reputation for indisputable comfort and the Lounger’s versatility, its higher price becomes slightly easier to swallow.
Right now, the Lounger is exclusively sold at Target (where you can now buy Casper’s full lineup of products), but it still has Casper’s signature 100-night trial. So if you aren’t impressed with the Lounger, or simply don’t use it as much you thought you would, you can return it and receive a full refund. But if it’s anything like Casper’s mattress and bedding, it’s poised to become a dorm room essential.
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