Now taking orders for the '24-'25 academic year!

Every Bear Deserves a Den.

By Bowdoin Students, For Bowdoin Students.

Polar Rentals is the eco-friendly way to upgrade your standard Twin XL into a full-sized sleep sanctuary or furnish an off-campus spot. You’ll get a brand-new full XL memory foam mattress converter and frame delivered straight to your room with assembly and pick-up included. Let us take care of the hassle and stress of getting your Bowdoin home exactly right - you don’t have to lift a finger.

Polar Rentals is the ultimate way to maximize comfort, minimize cost, and help the environment. Every bear deserves a den.

How It Works



Order online using Shopify's Secure Checkout.



You sit back and relax, and we bring the furniture to your room and set everything up for you.



At the end of the term we come back and pick up your furniture. Easy peasy. Questions? Check out our FAQs


We have always been a leader in campus cleanliness, but times have changed and immaculate is no longer good enough. Introducing a new standard of cleanliness to ensure you can rest easy.



Face masks and gloves required

Contactless delivery & setup

Products come vacuum-sealed



Everything brand new for 2020

Top layer of fabric is anti-microbial

Sides and bottom are easy to disinfect / wipe down



Face masks and gloves required

Contactless takedown & pickup

Steam, UV, Wiped, and Washed


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We deliver at the beginning of the academic term (i.e. the first week of classes).
Please contact us if you are arriving at school early as we often need to work with you to make special arrangements.

It stays exactly where it is. The roomie super topper converts the twin XL provided by the school into a full XL or 46-inch wide mattress.

You go online, reserve your bed, and then relax! We take care of the rest. Delivery, assembly, and pick up are all included.

Not a problem. We rent to any student regardless of if they live on campus or off-campus.

If we deem the issue to be outside of normal wear and tear, we will ask you to replace the part that was broken at cost.

We offer a no questions asked return policy up to a month after renting. Just let us know you don't want it anymore and we will give you a full refund.

Just put I DONT KNOW for shipping address, and just put campus's city, state, and zip. We will get in touch to update your shipping address closer to move-in.

Try it risk-free for thirty days.

If you don't love your bed anytime within thirty days of receiving it, just let us know. We will come pick it up, and give you a full refund. No questions asked.

The Science of Sleep

Mental Health

Mattress Mental Health Benefit
Quality sleep = Reduced rates of stress and anxiety

See the study


Mattress Academic Benefit
Deep R.E.M sleep = Improved memory and academic performance

See the Harvard study


Mattress Athletic Benefit
Medium-Firm mattresses = Faster recovery and reduced chronic back/shoulder pain

See the studies (recovery, chronic pain)

Sustainability & Quality

Due to the lack of recycling options and a resale market, most college students end up throwing out their used mattresses and foam toppers. These products are made from non-biodegradable synthetic foam and fibers and contain hazardous chemicals that can leach into drinking water. Furthermore, since they don't compact well, they take up a lot of space, further compounding the growing space crisis in landfills. Do yourself and the environment a favor and rent a bed today!

About Polar Rentals

Polar Rentals is a brand new service for all Bowdoin students, owned and operated by current Bowdoin student Jake Maus. As a student at Bowdoin, Jake knows and understands how important sleep is to our academic success and a more productive, happier life. That being said, research has shown that the key to a great night’s sleep isn't just about quantity, but also about quality. We recognize that the traditional dorm beds provided to us are uncomfortable and small. Even worse, upgrading is expensive, wasteful, and oftentimes bad for the environment! With this in mind, Jake founded Polar Rentals with the intent of creating the perfect solution to this problem. Through our service model, we strive to decrease the stress of Bowdoin students by imitating the bed students have at home, while exceeding the comfort. Furthermore, a core value of our company is our commitment to a hassle-free process for all, which is why we fully install your bed without you even having to lift a finger.