Bragada is an online-direct manufacturer and retailer of memory foam beds and mattresses. Bragada has some impressive facts behind their company, such as the Orthopaedic Research Institute’s certification and a past article in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ magazine. The magazine article is certainly something to be proud of, and Bragada claims that the ORI award is a significant statement of quality. We did a little bit of research, and based on the actual certification Bragada displays on their website, it appears that the bed tested was in compliance with test standards and upheld the manufacturers’ claims. The ORI seal is substantiated, however exact test standards were not disclosed. It is a fact that currently only Bragada carries the ORI seal of approval. Bragada states on their website, ebed.com, that only Bragada and Tempur-Pedic are clinically tested and recommended by doctors. The first part of this claim is apparently true, but Beds.org is aware of other beds and mattresses which are recommended by doctors.
Whether or not the seal of approval or a recommendation is a substantial reason to shop with Bragada, there are certain factors which could influence your decision which are hard and true facts. Bragada is a purely American company which employs local residents. Bragada manufactures beds which are comparable in material and construction to more expensive brands, and no financing options are available for purchases through their website. With these factors considered, Beds.org sees Bragada as a manufacturer and distributor which would be wisely considered if you are in the market for a memory foam mattress.
Bragada currently distributes about 15 models of beds, plus a few mattress pads, commonly called toppers, and pillows. Of the 15 models of beds, 6 are listed as ‘Eco-Friendly Memory Foam Beds’, while the balance are regular-construction premium memory foam beds. The Eco-Friendly models feature a significant amount of plant-based foams which replace petroleum-based foams in normal memory foam beds. All of the mattresses, toppers, and apparently pillows are manufactured in Bragada’s factory located at 8 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, and employs over 150 persons at that location. Bragada can be reached toll-free at 1-800-478-9098.