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Adjustable bed frames, sometimes referred to as adjustable mattresses, continue to gain in popularity and are a great way to add a level of comfort to your time in bed. There are a host of companies manufacturing adjustable beds and one of the top names is Leggett & Platt. The “Raven” from Leggett & Platt is a modestly priced adjustable bed, but even so consumer ratings are high and owners praise the unit for its quiet operation, sturdy feel, and easy setup. They also almost unanimously report that it is good value for the money. The Raven is a bit heavy however and moving it takes two people.
Leggett & Platt
Leggett & Platt are a large US company. They were founded in 1883 and currently have about 22,000 employee-partners in 18 countries. This company actually invented the bedspring back in 1885, and they now own more mattress industry patents than anyone in the world. So - this is not a small company and they know their bedding components.
Adjustable Bed Models
The company makes two groups of adjustable bed bases: Premium Models and Performance Models.
The Premium Models are their top of the line units and include the Prodigy 2.0 and Prodigy 2.0+. You can see Prodigy prices on Amazon
if you wish.
There are 9 different Performance Models, one of which is the "Raven". The “Raven”, being a Performance Model, doesn't come with as many bells and whistles as the Prodigy units. It does, however, get some of the best consumer ratings on Amazon (4.6 stars out of 5). We also see it rating well on other retail sites. See table below
||4.6 stars out of 5
||4.7 stars out of 5
What Are Owners Saying?
A thorough analysis of owner comments has provided the following Raven likes and dislikes:
- Good value for the money
- Feels sturdy and solid
- Quiet operation
- Easy to setup
- Remote is wireless
- Heavy (not easy to move around)
- No memory for positions
- Only includes 1 remote control
- Leg height cannot be adjusted
One of the first things most owners highlight about this adjustable bed is the weight of the box in which it arrives. It is delivered in a heavy, large box and the delivery people typically do not move it into your room. For example, a Queen size unit will arrive in a box that is approximately 60 inches x 80 inches x 12 inches, and it will weigh well in excess of 100 lbs. It will require two people to move. If you need to carry it up a set of stairs it may require two people with some good upper body strength.
One of the reasons the box is large is that the bed arrives fully assembled, although you have to put the legs on. Putting the legs on requires the unit to be upside down as you screw them into the bottom of the base (setup is straightforward – put legs on, add mattress, plug in). Flipping the bed will also require two people due to the weight.
The weight of the unit is something of a pro and a con. It contributes to the bed’s stability and sense of sturdiness, but it makes it a bit difficult to move or lift.
Another very common sentiment from owners is that the Raven works well, is high quality, and is also good value for the price. Almost every owner who has reported on the product has been very, very pleased with their purchase.
The motors on the bed are quiet providing a peaceful transition from one position to another and ensuring you don’t disturb your partner. There are also velcro strips on the frame which do a good job of holding the mattress firmly. A bar at the end of the bed called the mattress retainer also helps to hold it in place (although some folks don't use it).
The Raven is operated via a remote control that fits in your hand and is wireless. Wireless is nice as we’ve seen other units that use a wired remote which is not as convenient. There is only 1 remote with the bed however. Several folks have indicated that they wish the bed came with 2. Also, there is no position memory setting on the remote. So your favorite bed configuration cannot be saved and returned to at the press of a button.
In addition, you should be aware that there is little room under the bed for storage. This could be a concern for some folks but not for others. Should you put items under the unit you may impede the adjustable bed mechanics.
The Raven, from the floor to the top of the base, is about 15 inches high with the legs on. Some people would like a higher or lower bed. The legs that come with the Raven cannot be adjusted (they are about 7 inches in height). However we have learned that you can buy different sized Leggett & Platt legs
for this unit – you can find some on Amazon
NOTE: It is important that you have a reasonably flexible mattress to take full advantage of the adjustable bed. Also, some mattresses will simply not work with an adjustable bed. It is a good idea to talk to your mattress manufacturer and ask if the mattress is “adjustable friendly”.
What’s In The Box?
1 Raven Adjustable Bed
1 Mattress Retainer
4 Adjustable Bed Legs
1 Remote Control
2 AAA Batteries
1 Sync Cable (if you ordered a split size unit)
Warranty Activation Card
Quick Setup Guide
If you ordered a split size adjustable bed then it will come with a Sync Cable. This cable allows you to lower and raise both sides of the bed simultaneously.
The remote is wireless and also backlit so the buttons can be seen in the dark. Remote batteries come with the Raven.
There are 8 buttons on the remote and they do the following:
1) Head Up Button - raises the head section
2) Head/Foot Up Button - raises the head and foot sections simultaneously
3) Head/Foot Down Button - lowers the head and foot sections simultaneously
4) Foot Up Button - raises the foot section
5) Foot Down Button - lowers the foot section
6) Head Down Button - lowers the head section
7) Flat Button - lowers the base to the level position
8) Flashlight Button – hold to turn flashlight ON, release to turn flashlight OFF
Note that this model has no Massage feature.
Raven Adjustable Bed
You can raise and lower the headrest and the footrest on the Raven. They can be raised independent of one another or simultaneously.
This ability results in the following possible bed configurations:
The Raven has a thin, compressed deck that allows it to fit quite easily within most standard bed frames. For example, a Queen size Raven has dimensions 80 inches long, 59 inches wide, 15 inches high. The Raven is also compatible with headboard accessories.
The fabric is a neutral patterned charcoal gray, and it has what Leggett & Platt call a MicroHook Retention System. This system essentially uses 2 bands of velcro which “grab” the mattress and keep it from sliding or moving around. There is also a retention bar at the foot of the mattress which helps keep the mattress in place. Some owners report that the MicroHook Retention System works so well they do not need to use the retention bar.
The Raven also has an 850 lbs maximum weight capacity which is quite good when compared to other similar units.
The Raven is designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. This is great but we can’t help but notice that it doesn’t say it is entirely manufactured in the USA – that would be nice, but it’s not something you see much these days.
The Raven adjustable bed frame can be found in the following sizes:
- Twin XL
- Full XL
- Split Queen
- Split King
- Split California King
Warranty / Customer Service
1st year – full warranty
2nd year & 3rd year – limited warranty
4th year - 25th year – limited warranty
Raven Adjustable Bed Manual
The manual for this adjustable bed covers such items as Acoustics, Installation, Remote Control Function & Programming, Troubleshooting, Accessories, and Warranty. You can view a copy of the manual here: Leggett & Platt Raven Manual
We found a 1 minute sales video on the Raven here
. It’s a good way to see the unit in operation.