Foam vs Inflatable

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann 05/04/2009

I"m going to be buying SOME sort of wedge/ramp type pillow next month. Both help with positioning but which type is the best bet? Both are the same basic size, both have removable, washable covers, one is foam while the other is inflatable. I don't want to end up with something bulky that I don't use and can't store but I also don't want to feel like I'm on a camping air mattress. Help!

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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
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Sammi Sammi
I haven't tried the Ramp, but I sooooooooo love the Liberator piece that I have.
It was honestly worth every penny.
05/04/2009
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I really have no clue because I have tried neither but I think they both have their pros and cons. In the end I think I would go with the ramp because it is made of higher quality material but I would have a house before I would buy a ramp because it is so big I wouldn't want it to be out all the time.
05/04/2009
Ciao. Ciao.
I haven't tried either, but I would imagine that the foam would be infinitely better for comfort and the "sturdy" factor. However, I've always wondered if it's really worth it to spend so much on a wedge that you might be able to more easily and cheaply find at some store selling general cushions?
05/04/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I haven't tried the Ramp, but I sooooooooo love the Liberator piece that I have.
It was honestly worth every penny.
Do you just leave it out all the time or does it tuck away fairly easily? Is it "obviously" a sex piece or would it be mistaken for something you can recline on to watch tv if left in the living room?
05/04/2009
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Do you just leave it out all the time or does it tuck away fairly easily? Is it "obviously" a sex piece or would it be mistaken for something you can recline on to watch tv if left in the living room?
We have the Esse, which doesn't tuck away anywhere easily. It's not obviously a sex piece unless you have the black label cover on. The kids sit on it to watch tv, and even friends that have come over just think it's just a cool "space chair". It actually is comfy to lay on and watch tv - course, it's better for other things
05/04/2009
Passionate Pastor Passionate Pastor
We have the wedge ramp combo and it is very nice. It can be hidden in the bottom of a closet or under your bed it you have a tall bed.
05/28/2009
Sensual husband Sensual husband
We have the wedge ramp combo and love them both. We do use the wedge more often so I think it is a good choice. Have fun finding all the new angles of sensations.
07/19/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
Liberator beats any inflatable.
10/20/2010
ScottA ScottA
There's really almost no way to make an affordable inflatable that wouldn't have the "camp air bed" effect. Go with the Liberator if you can.
10/21/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
We have the Esse, which doesn't tuck away anywhere easily. It's not obviously a sex piece unless you have the black label cover on. The kids sit on it to watch tv, and even friends that have come over just think it's just a cool ... More
Space chair.. LOL! Love it! good to know

Carrie Ann I am thinking the Liberator is the way to go *says the girl that has tried neither but has read 1 too many reviews*
10/21/2010
hshaughnessy hshaughnessy
good to know
10/21/2010
bb63 bb63
great
01/11/2011
bigmomma44 bigmomma44
great i love all
01/11/2011
looksy lou looksy lou
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
i fear the inflatable would pop
01/15/2011
Xavier7 Xavier7
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
Defininitely the ramp..
02/07/2011
*Huxley* *Huxley*
I have the Pipe-dreams inflatable position master and love it. I have yet to ty the nicer ramps. But I like how I can deflate it and not have to worry about storage. It works well too. I can't imagine (other then comfort) that they are all that different.
02/09/2011
Solar Ray Solar Ray
I prefer a nice quality foam over an inflatable.
02/15/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
Foam is by far better because it is always ready to go
03/15/2011
Mr. & Mrs. Peg Mr. & Mrs. Peg
I will say this for inflatables: You can vary how much air is in them to vary the experience. We have a blowup with handles which aids in thrusting.
03/17/2011
aBeastlyLittleThing aBeastlyLittleThing
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
yeah i'd get the ramp if i had room :o(
03/18/2011
Rossie Rossie
I'm a cheapie and I just use my contour pillow - it works.
03/19/2011
ichwillwaffels ichwillwaffels
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
I would prefer the wedge but I seem to be very outnumbered!
03/21/2011
nicky51679 nicky51679
The Ramp for sure.
03/27/2011
CPTInsanity CPTInsanity
The liberator stuff is awsome, but I have run into the problem of not having enough room to put all the different liberator pieces that I have. You will be amazed by how quickly you can fill up your closet with those things. They are addicting and you end up buying more.
03/28/2011
Howells Howells
Foam all the way. I don't know about inflatable but it seems wrong.
04/21/2011
Rightya Rightya
liberator!
05/05/2011
It's a Hooker! It's a Hooker!
Liberator Ramp!
05/05/2011
big b big b
liberator my next buy
05/30/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
Definitely liberator, an inflatable ramp seems awkward and uncomfortable
05/31/2011
sarki sarki
Liberator foam over inflatable
05/31/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
ivve always been a fan of liberator
06/11/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
My cats always damage inflatable things, so it's an obvious choice for me.
10/01/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
NO contest. Sorry...EVERYTHING from Liberator is TOP QUALITY and worth every single cent. Period.
10/01/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I can't wait to get some liberator products.
10/02/2011
Neurogasm Neurogasm
Yes. Liberator is worth every penny. Tried an inflatable ranp, it deflated gradually. Very irritating. Liberator's stuff only feels like foam in that it's light and it gives enough to be comfortable. It is STURDY.
10/05/2011
bdvnt bdvnt
The foam of the Liberator is much more sturdy than any inflatable would be. I have the ramp/wedge combo. They are great.
10/16/2011
zeb zeb
I love both
10/19/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
The Ramp looks nicer.
12/05/2011
Sublime Sublime
I laughed at the idea of the inflatable popping. Glad to see others think like me out there!
12/05/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Never used either, but heard so much hype about liberator. Personally, I planned to go with Doc Johson's for our very first one. Just to be sure before we invest so much. Lol. I'm sure both are really nice though!
12/07/2011
eeep eeep
I have not tried either, but foam never pops. So I would go with the liberator. That ramp is actually on my wishlist too.
12/07/2011
Maxx Maxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
the liberator is pretty good
12/12/2011
PiƱa Colada Piña Colada
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
ramp
01/14/2012
sexygoddess sexygoddess
I'd pick the ramp
01/15/2012
Gimme More Gimme More
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
ramp
01/18/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. E
Liberator beats any inflatable.
agreed
01/21/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
foam
01/21/2012
Kabachu Kabachu
liberator ramp
01/30/2012
Brandonn Brandonn
Liberator all the way
01/30/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I'd say go with Liberator. I have lots of Liberator and HAD an inflatable wedge from Pipedream. It smelled inflatable, wasn't as sturdy as foam, and may have developed a slow leak. I'm not sure. We got rid of it a long time ago. With inflatables, you'll always have to deal with the initial smell and the threat of it deflating.
02/06/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I would think the Liberator would last longer.
02/16/2012
Positwist Positwist
I'd worry that an inflatable wouldn't offer the same support as something solid.
02/18/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
One is foam, the other inflatable. Does the foam truly justify a $90 price difference?
liberator ramp
02/20/2012
SadoMas SadoMas
Liberator Ramp
05/29/2012
Jeanette Jeanette
Liberator ramp
05/29/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
Liberator Ramp
06/09/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
W/we wonder about that too...
07/09/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
W/we wonder about that too...
Yep, though because of living in O/our large and lovely RV W/we still need to spare space, so for now Wedge is the one to go for... ^^
07/09/2012
giftdgecko giftdgecko
Foam is better I think but the wedge is much better for the money
07/14/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I have the ramp and like it a lot.
07/14/2012
MK434 MK434
I have the liberator wedge ramp combo with the conversion kit and I love it. I would never buy inflatable furniture.
07/28/2012
SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
I would not go for the inflatable one. Foam is better!
07/28/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
Apparently you get what you pay for. I haven't heard anyone question the Liberator's line for satisfaction. I'm particularly interested in their bean bag style line, it looks really interesting.
07/28/2012
Fawkes Fawkes
avoid the inflatables
07/28/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
foam definitely, i wont even waste money on an inflatable.
07/28/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Liberator
08/03/2012
crazycouple7281 crazycouple7281
The Liberator.
08/03/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I would not get the inflatable ones!!
12/16/2012
Robespierrethecat Robespierrethecat
liberator!
12/16/2012
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
What's more of an advantage? A pricier foam pillow that can be used for other things and is more difficult to store or the less expensive inflatable that can be deflated and easily tucked away when not in use?
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Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
For storage, being able to deflate it makes a HUGE difference. I do think you would be unable to get away from the "air mattress" feel while using it though.
05/04/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Jimbo Jones
For storage, being able to deflate it makes a HUGE difference. I do think you would be unable to get away from the "air mattress" feel while using it though.
That's sort of what I"m afraid of.

I loathe being indecisive and should probably know by now that it's best not to skimp but the storage factor just keeps me hemming and hawing.
05/04/2009
Sammi Sammi
If you don' think it's too obvious, you won't have to worry about storing the Ramp. Otherwise, being deflatable is a huge plus for the Wedge.
05/04/2009
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
That's sort of what I"m afraid of.

I loathe being indecisive and should probably know by now that it's best not to skimp but the storage factor just keeps me hemming and hawing.
As a counterpoint to the storage issue, I'd point out that something ready to go at all times will actually get used, while the thing that has to be blown up will spend most of its life in a closet.
10/21/2010
It's a Hooker! It's a Hooker!
Liberator Ramp!
05/05/2011
Howells Howells
The time it takes to get the Ramp out is less than it takes to pump up the inflatable one (unless that's self-inflating I don't know). I have successfully put the Ramp in my bed's trunk
05/31/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
Our Liberator tucks under the bed or hides in the corner.
10/02/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I wish Liberator would use some color schemes that aren't 'sex' oriented. Black, red, purple, and animal print? People don't decorate with those colors. Give us some beige, light blue, gray - something we could just have tossed on the bed or sofa to pass off as a comfort thing.
10/02/2011
Neurogasm Neurogasm
Liberator stuff can just as easily be a wedge pillow if you get one of the less intense colors. I really do wish they'd expand their decor line, though.
10/05/2011
bdvnt bdvnt
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
As a counterpoint to the storage issue, I'd point out that something ready to go at all times will actually get used, while the thing that has to be blown up will spend most of its life in a closet.
This is true. I like the fact that it's ready to go.
10/16/2011
zeb zeb
they are pretty to storage
10/19/2011
Maxx Maxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
What's more of an advantage? A pricier foam pillow that can be used for other things and is more difficult to store or the less expensive inflatable that can be deflated and easily tucked away when not in use?
in that case the wedge is better but only in storage
12/12/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Personally, since my boyfriend loves pillows, I'd just store it on his side of the bed But being inflatable for most people would be a huge plus.
12/15/2011
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
The ramp is so massive...
02/16/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I guess the first one may be better for storage...
07/09/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I guess the first one may be better for storage...
Agreed... ^^
07/09/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
The ramp is a pain to store.
07/14/2012
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