Best Air Mattresses

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 16, 2017
Have you ever faced a situation when you need to find a sleeping place for your guests and relatives in your house? Most probably you have! And now you know it's not that easy! The solution is simple - an air mattress! We have picked 5 best air beds for you, so get one and have no troubles. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
This blow-up mattress has a patented NeverFLAT pump system that keeps the bed inflated all the time for your comfort. The flocked top prevents bedsheets from moving while you are asleep.
CONS
This pump air mattress emits an unpleasant smell when it's new, but it disappears soon.
OUR VERDICT
This Queen-size air mattress can fit into any room of your house and it's large enough to be used even as a primary bed. Excellent choice!
detailed parameters
Sleeping place
Queen (Available Twin, Queen with Pillow Top)
Size
78" x 60" х 18"
Weight
20.56 pounds
Maximum load
500 lbs
Construction
35 circular coils
Material
PVC with flocked top
Inflation type
2 built-in electric pumps (NeverFLAT pump system)
PROS
SoundAsleep inflatable air mattress is made of a puncture-resistant material, which makes it possible to use the bed even outside. The flocked top is waterproof, so liquid spills aren't a problem at all.
CONS
There's no automatic air pressure control.
OUR VERDICT
SoundAsleep inflatable bed is fantastic for home use. If your friends or relatives stay overnight rather often, this bed will come in handy.
detailed parameters
Sleeping place
Queen
Size
78" х 58" х 19"
Weight
18.55 pounds
Maximum load
500 lbs
Construction
40 circular coils
Material
Eco-friendly PVC and flocked top
Inflation type
1 built-in electric pump
PROS
This air mattress inflates really quickly. The air bed is rather compact since it's not a Queen-size bed. As a result, it takes very little space and is easy to carry.
CONS
If it starts losing pressure, you will need to turn the pump on.
OUR VERDICT
Intex twin air mattress with built-in pillow is a luxurious bed that provides incredible comfort for one person. An awesome airbed that can be used both at home and while camping.
detailed parameters
Sleeping place
Twin
Size
75" х 39" x 18"
Weight
11.5 pounds
Maximum load
300 lbs
Construction
Channel vinyl beams and headrest
Material
PVC with flocked top
Inflation type
1 built-in electric pump
PROS
This is one of the best blow-up beds in terms of price to quality ratio - being incredibly big, it combines two twin beds that you can use simultaneously. Comes with a very convenient Wrap 'N' Roll storage system.
CONS
No pump in a package; you need to buy it separately or use the old one.
OUR VERDICT
Thanks to the unique design, this air mattress provides a gigantic sleeping place. Second to none choice for couples! Also, this air bed is perfect for those who adore sleeping on extra-soft surfaces.
detailed parameters
Sleeping place
Twin / King
Size
73" x 38" x 8" (x 2)
Weight
11.9 pounds
Maximum load
300 lbs
Construction
35 circular coils, 2 separately inflatable air mattresses connected to each other
Material
PVC with top suede
Inflation type
No pump, Built-in valve
PROS
The pump and the pressure sensor guarantee that this air mattress is always inflated. The bed has a non-slip bottom surface for extra stability.
CONS
The compressor of this Insta-Bed air bed might seem noisy.
OUR VERDICT
This self-inflating air mattress can be used even for everyday sleep. Perfect for you or your guests to provide a sound sleep!
detailed parameters
Sleeping place
Queen (Available Twin, Queen with Headboard or with Pillow Top)
Size
74" x 54" х 18"
Weight
19 pounds
Maximum load
500 lbs
Construction
35 circular coils
Material
PVC with top suede
Inflation type
2 built-in electric pumps (NeverFLAT pump system)

What is an Air Mattress

Every person sometimes needs to stay overnight at someone else's place or to provide a sleeping place for guests or relatives. It's easy if you own a mansion with lots of guest bedrooms. However, what if you house isn't big enough? Or else, what if you're living in a rented apartment? Such a casual yet difficult situation provides an easy way out - an inflatable air mattress! When stored, an air bed takes very little place and you can keep it in a closet, under your sofa, etc. An airbed is always at hand and if you need a sleeping place, just unfold it, connect to the mains, and switch the pump on - within a couple of minutes a bed will be ready. Also, inflated air mattresses can be used for sleeping on a regular basis if you like sleeping on extra-soft surfaces. Very often such air beds are more comfortable than conventional ones because of their orthopedic capabilities. People suffering from a backache certainly need to sleep on air mattresses in order to quell the pain and ensure an even backbone position. Finally, any pump air mattress is compact enough for transportation if you are going somewhere. For example, that's a perfect choice for campers as well as for people who often spend several days in a country bungalow.

If you drive a lot and need to sleep right in your car, peruse our review of the best car air beds and you will definitely find the right one for yourself. There's one more solution to find a space-saving sleeping place - trundles beds, so we recommend you to consider getting one of them, too.

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Size and Type

The first thing you need to decide upon when choosing an air bed is its size. Blow-up mattresses are different in size and you should choose the one you need. For example, if you buy this item for your relatives or guests, you know perfectly well how tall they are, whereas if you need an airbed for kids, it can be much smaller. As usual, a comfortable pump air mattress is 74-78'' long, while the width of the bed may differ significantly. Let's say a few words about that. JR. TWIN air beds are usually around 30'' wide and these are single beds, i.e. for one person to sleep. One person with a normal weight feels perfectly well on this kind of bed. If a person is really tall and a bit plump, he or she should use a TWIN bed which has the width of about 39''. If you need a bed for two people to sleep on, JR. TWIN and TWIN will be too small. The minimum width for two sleepers is 55'' and this kind of bed is called DOUBLE. Double beds that are even wider are called QUEEN size beds and they are usually about 70'' wide. No need to mention, you can sleep in your favorite position on such a huge bed.

Design and Material

No need to say, pump air mattresses are made of different materials but the vast majority are made of PVC. This material has proven to be durable and firm. The top part of the air bed should be examined first hand. As usual, it's flocked or 'suede' that is very handy since customers don't want bedsheets to skid off while they are sleeping. Note that a flocked top is more water-resistant. Concerning the inner part of the air bed matters, the sections consist either of coils or of channel beams. The beds with channel beams might lose their shape in case of frequent use. The air mattresses with coils are sturdier and ensure a more even weight distribution. Also, there are airbeds with headrests, which can be used even without pillows. Some air mattresses have a combined design: they consist of 2 separate parts that you can fold out and get a really wide bed.

Convenience

Next, consider how convenient in use each air bed is. There are several ways to inflate an air mattress. Some models are equipped with built-in air pumps, which means you don't need any extra tools to blow them up. Other models come with no pumps and, therefore, require an external pump (either electric or mechanical). Moreover, the air beds with built-in pumps also differ: some of them can just inflate and deflate an air mattress whereas others can maintain the pressure level and pump the mattress up if necessary. If you are going to use a pump air mattress at home, you should choose the model with a built-in air pump. However, if you travel a lot or like camping, you'd better pick an airbed with no pump (and use a car air pump, for example). If the bed you are going to buy has a built-in pump, find out how fast it inflates the mattress. Waiting for too long will be rather annoying. Finally, don't forget to check the size of an air mattress in a folded position. This way you will know how much space it needs for storage and transportation.

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Serta ST8400160

Size and Type

Serta air mattress has a nearly square shape since it's a Queen-size double bed, highly convenient for a couple of people. As for the dimensions, they are as follows: 78 x 60 inches (length & width) and the height of the pump air mattress is 18 inches. Serta is a great air bed that can be used every night. Also, the manufacturer offers different models of air mattresses, so if the one on our shortlist seems too large for you, just pick a smaller one!

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Design and Material

Serta air mattress is made of puncture-resistant PVC with a flocked top thanks to which bedsheets don't slip during nights, so your sleep will be very comfortable and really sound. The air bed contains 35 circular cross coils that evenly distribute your body's weight and ensure the maximum comfort. Thanks to such a design, Serta queen-size air mattress boasts the qualities of an orthopedic bed. If you have some backbone problems, this air mattress is for you! The maximum weight this airbed can withstand is 500 lbs - more than enough to carry a couple of adults.

Serta ST8400160 Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump in the use

Convenience

This air mattress has an integrated NeverFLAT pump system that inflates and deflates the airbed within less than 4 minutes. The system has special sensors that maintain the pressure inside. Any air mattress gradually loses air but Serta air bed will pump itself up a bit if necessary, so you can be sure the mattress is always inflated. No need to mention, you can choose one of the pressure levels: plush, medium, or firm. Therefore, your guests and you will always be able to pick the firmness you prefer. Finally, let's mention a handy carrying bag that comes with this air mattress. Thanks to it, you can store or transport the air bed wherever you go.

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SoundAsleep Dream Series

Size and Type

SoundAsleep Dream Series is a comfortable air mattress that all your guests and relatives will appreciate for the sound sleep it gives. It's a Queen size air mattress, which means it's highly comfortable for 2 persons. The size of the air bed is 78 x 58 inches, while the height is 19 inches. SoundAsleep air mattress boasts a unique load distribution technology thanks to which 2 people of a different weight can comfortably sleep without sagging.

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Design and Material

This inflatable mattress is made of 100% eco-friendly multi-layer PVC with waterproof and puncture-resistant qualities. The bottom of the airbed has a 'Sure-Grip' surface that prevents sliding. The top of the air mattress is flocked, so bedding doesn't slip and slide while you are sleeping. It's self-evident that you can be sure that SoundAsleep will always remain flat and firm due to the ComfortCoil Technology which comprises 40 internal cross air coils.

SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress with ComfortCoil Technology in the use

Convenience

A built-in electric pump inflates this air bed within just 4 minutes - quite a good result for such a big airbed. The pump has 2 modes: inflate and deflate. Thus, you can quickly remove the air from a mattress and fold it for storage. When folded, this air mattress is very compact and takes little space - just put it into a carry bag (included in a package). Of course, this airbed can be stored in a closet and you can always inflate the mattress when you need to find a sleeping place for your guests or relatives.

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Intex 67701E

Size and Type

Intex air mattress is a twin bed that has the following dimensions: 75 x 39 x 18 inches. As you can see, this bed is narrower than queen size models, so it ensures a comfortable sleep of one person. However, as customers report, this air bed can accommodate 2 sleepers if they are ready to squeeze up. Actually, this inflatable mattress is usually purchased as an auxiliary bed, inflated when someone needs to stay overnight.

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Design and Material

The two-chamber design makes this air bed pretty stable and ensures an even load distribution. Also, the bed has a headrest thanks to which you can sleep on it without a need for pillows. Intex air mattress consists of 15 channel vinyl beams that ensure firmness of the bed. The maximum load this inflatable mattress can withstand is 300 lbs. Just as most other air beds, this one is made of PVC with a flocked top. Thus, you can be sure the bedsheet won't slip away and you (or the person who sleeps on this air mattress) won't wake up on a bare surface of the bed.

Intex 67701E Airbed with Built-in Pillow and Electric Pump in the use

Convenience

Intex air mattress has a built-in air pump that can inflate and deflate the air bed. Inflating the whole air mattress takes just 3 minutes, so preparing a bed is really a piece of cake. Also, the air valve is a 3-in-1 model, so if the built-in pump doesn't work, you can inflate Intel air mattress with a manual pump or with the help of an external electric pump. The power cord is stored in a special compartment after use, so you won't lose or forget it. Intex air bed is very compact after folding, and there is a convenient carry bag for storage. This air bed is particularly convenient for campers and travelers who wish to sleep in comfort.

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Coleman EasyStay 4-N-1

Size and Type

Coleman 4-in-1 EasyStay Twin/King Airbed can be used at home, during trips, and for camping. When unfolded, this air mattress consists of 2 equal parts, each having the dimensions of 73 x 38 x 8 inches, and provides enough sleeping space for 2 persons. However, if only one person needs to sleep on it, one part of the bed is simply put on the other - and instead of a King size bed, you get a Twin bed. Thus, by choosing this airbed, you will kill two birds with one stone!

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Design and Material

This Coleman air mattress is made of PVC, so it's very lightweight and quite durable. The suede top is very pleasant to touch and it firmly 'grips' bedsheets so that they don't slide on the mattress when you sleep. As we've already mentioned, this air bed consists of 2 similar parts connected to each other with special straps and locks. Coleman air mattress boasts a so-called ComfortStrong coil design - it comprises 32 coils that provide excellent support and even load distribution. Storing this air bed is very simple due to a Wrap 'N' Roll storing system: deflate both mattresses, then roll them and that's it!

Coleman EasyStay 4-N-1 Single High Airbed in the use

Convenience

This inflatable air mattress has no built-in pump, so you need to use any other pump to inflate it. For example, you can use a battery powered air pump or a manual one. It's also very convenient to use a car electric pump for inflating this air bed. The mattress has a Double Lock Valve thanks to which the air doesn't "escape" from the mattress when you remove the pump. Coleman air mattress is a fantastic choice for campers and picnickers. Use this air bed if you adore active leisure and picnics: it takes little space (15 x 11 x 6 inches when stored) and yet provides a huge sleeping surface. Imagine taking a nap while having a rest at a river bank... Sounds good? Don't hesitate, just get Coleman EasyStay air mattress!

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Insta-Bed 8400160

Size and Type

Insta-Bed air mattress is a queen size bed designed for indoor use. Concerning the dimensions of this air bed, they are pretty big: 74 x 54 x 18 inches. Therefore, 2 people can sleep soundly on this enormous bed. And if only one person sleeps on Insta-Bed air mattress, he or she will certainly experience a relaxing sleep. Also, this air mattress is available in several sizes and shapes, so we recommend you to check them all before making the final decision.

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Design and Material

This queen size air mattress is made of PVC with a flocked top which is very soft and holds the bedsheet in place, not allowing it to crumple when you are sleeping (and moving unconsciously during a sleep). In order to provide the maximum support for your body, the bed contains 35 circular coils. Such design ensures even load distribution, so the bed doesn't bulge under your body's weight. Insta-Bed queen size air mattress is so good in terms of convenience that you can use it every night. Moreover, if you have some problems with your back, Insta-Bed is surely a worthy choice.

Insta-Bed 8400160 Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump in the use

Convenience

Insta-Bed queen size air mattress has a NeverFLAT pump system that includes 2 integrated AC air pumps that control the air pressure inside the bed. Therefore, this superb air mattress automatically pumps up if it loses too much air. Moreover, you can control the firmness of the air bed; there are 3 modes: plush, medium, and firm. Very often, air beds can't remain firm enough for too long but this will never happen to Insta-Bed. As for convenience, this airbed has a special storage space where a power cable can be stored. Finally, this seemingly huge air mattress gets rather small when you deflate and fold it (6 x 20 x 36 inches).

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