Ooler has a better design than the chilipad. The Ooler is a little sleeker and slightly shorter, making it easier to place under the bed. The Ooler looks more like an elegant device, and the Chilipad looks a little more utilitarian. Almost like a CPAP machine or something similar.
The OOLER comes with a hydronic pad (known as ChiliPad Cool Mesh), its control unit and the OOLER application for sleep schedules. With enhanced functions that go beyond improving sleep, it optimizes sleep, resulting in better performance. While the materials and construction of Chilipad and OOLER are similar, there are some clear differences that separate these models. Unlike the Chilipad, the OOLER is controlled by an application that allows users to set not only temperatures, but also alarms and sleep schedules.
The OOLER control unit also has a slimmer and more practical design that can fit under most beds. The ChiliPad is the predecessor of the Ooler and, while it lacks some of the 26% whistle bells, it also has a better price. And for those who are not technology-inclined, it might be easier to work with a remote control than with an app. The temperatures reached by the Cube with ChiliPad Cool Mesh are the same as those of the OOLER, taking you from a frigid 55 degrees to a warm and toasty 115 degrees.
We'll examine the construction and configuration of the Chilipad and compare it to ChiliSleep's OOLER sleep system to help you decide if it fits your needs. I have spent countless nights in recent years testing BedJet, Cube Sleep System with ChiliPad, OOLER, Eight Sleep Pod Pro and Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover. Both the Chilipad and the OOLER are available in full or half size queen, king and California king to accommodate one or two sleeping people. One of the most important design considerations about Chilipad is that Ooler is much thinner, meaning that at only 6 inches tall, it should fit under most beds.
Like OOLER and ChiliPad, the technology uses hot and cold water that regulates each side of the bed independently. The BedJet is a bit like the ChiliPad or the Ooler, except that it uses air instead of water to regulate the temperature. If you are looking for a way to sleep cooler without changing your mattress, the Chilipad can be an interesting option. Like the Pod Pro, the OOLER and the ChiliPad, the Pod Pro case cools down to 55 degrees and is only 5 degrees short of heating, with a maximum of 110 degrees, which should be more than enough for most sleepers.
All three products (the Chilipad OOLER, the BedJet and the Pod) allowed me to adjust the temperature as expected, but two things that clearly highlighted me with the Chilipad OOLER and the BedJet were their uneven and poor cooling effects. The Cube with ChiliPad and the OOLER are ChiliSleep devices and the OOLER works a little better than the Cube, in my opinion. Instead of reinventing the wheel, they have retained the best elements of the Chilipad, but have made significant improvements in design, functionality and ergonomics to make Ooler their flagship product. It is still sold today, although the older sister OOLER is a clear improvement over the ChiliPad, leaving the ChiliPad a little cheaper, while still working very well.