Best Truck Bed Mattresses

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 21, 2018
A truck bed mattress is a very simple and effective item that will make your off-road adventures that much comfier. With a truck bed air mattress, you'll be able to spend a night under the stars on a comfortable surface in an otherwise unwelcoming truck bed. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Dimensions
Materials
Package
Warranty
 
PROS

The mattress incorporates cutouts on each side, a nice little design solution that lets the whole thing fit over and around the wheel wells. The integrated air-coil system evenly distributes the weight of the 12-inch mattress, making for a balanced supporting structure for your back. 

CONS

The cord is a little short.

OUR VERDICT

AirBedz Lite will prove the best truck bed mattress for outdoorsmen who like to take their adventures to the next level. It's a mattress for people who play hard, so they need a good night's sleep under the stars. Its rugged composition will allow you to place the mat on the ground without worrying about its condition.

detailed parameters
Type

Air mattress

Dimensions

76" x 63" x 12"

Also available:

72" x 55" x 12"

Materials

High-grade PVC with flocked top surface

Package

Portable DC air pump with a charging cord, carrying bag, repair patch kit that includes glue

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

Comprised of high-density 4-inch polyurethane foam, the model presents the right combination of softness and rigidity. The non-quilted and breathable cover is nice and pleasant. The checkered gray design looks and feels far fresher and more inviting than its predecessor.

CONS

Takes about 48 hours for the mattress to take its form for the first time. 

OUR VERDICT

This foam mattress from Mobile InnerSpace is one of the best options in its price range for professional truck drivers. With it, you will be able to get a healthy full night's sleep without having to pay for a motel room. Plus, it doesn't look too bad either.

detailed parameters
Type

Foam mattress

Dimensions

78" x 24" x 4"

Also available:

73" x 28" x 4",
79" x 28" x 4",
79" x 32" x 4",
76" x 36" x 4",
80" x 38" x 4",
80" x 42" x 4",
79" x 35" x 4"

Materials

High-density polyurethane foam, non-quilted, breathable cover

Package

Protective cover

Warranty

5 years (limited)

PROS

Made of 6P environmentally friendly material, it doesn't have the unpleasant smell of cheap PVC nor is it bad for your health. The mat incorporates 3 separate airbags. You can fold the last bag and turn the mattress into a rear seat air bed. Equipped with special air taps, the mattress quickly expands and just as quickly flattens.

CONS

Some may find it a tad too thin. 

OUR VERDICT

With this mattress from Berocia, your options will not be tied. The model is equally suitable for trucks, pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and regular sedans. The air pump that comes with it works off a cigarette lighter receptacle. It quickly inflates the mattress without heating up.

detailed parameters
Type

Air mattress

Dimensions

70.86" x 50.4" x 4.7"

Materials

6P environmentally friendly material with a flocking surface

Package

Air pump, car charger, US AC charger, storage bag

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

On the bottom, the mattress features 2 large chambers. Turn it over and you have yourself a sofa. This way, you can also use the mat as a boat. It includes 2 air pillows, so you will be able to arrange what amounts to a proper bed in the rear of your car. The heavy-duty PVC composition makes it suitable for camping or hiking.

CONS

Doesn't include an English instruction manual. 

OUR VERDICT

Versatility is the biggest selling point of this mattress. It isn't just about the truck bed. It isn't just about having a sleeping mat either. There's a lot you can do with it and a lot of different scenarios where it will prove to be helpful, so make sure to take it with you.

detailed parameters
Type

Air mattress

Dimensions

55" x 35.5" x 18"

Materials

Heavy-duty PVC, flannel/oxford surface

Package

Car air pump, 2 air pillows, repair patch kits

Warranty

90 days

PROS

The so-called O-beam structure makes sure you don't roll over to the side or slide around the mat. The model's design provides side storage for clothes, keys, flashlights, duffle bags, phones, glasses, and other items. The flocked top surface is pleasant to the touch. It also prevents the sliding you often experience with air mattresses.

CONS

You'll have to re-pump it a couple of times per week.

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is another solid truck bed mattress from Rightline Gear. It is a lot comfier than your average air mat. It is also quite a bit more practical. If you don't mind re-pumping it every couple of days, you can't go wrong with this model.

detailed parameters
Type

Air mattress

Dimensions

76" x 44" x 7"

Materials

Heavy-duty PVC with a flocked top surface

Package

Air pump, patch kit, stuff sack, set up guide

Warranty

1 year

AirBedz PPI PV202C

Play Hard, Sleep Tight

The folk at AirBedz like to claim that they're the OGs when it comes to truck bed air mattresses. But we don't really care about that. Whether they were the first to do it or not, the company still remains one of the best in the business and that's all that really matters.

There are a couple of things that make their products and the model in particular better than most of the competition. First off, the mattress incorporates cutouts on each side, a nice little design solution that lets the whole thing fit over and around the wheel wells.

Speaking of inventive design solutions, the same could be said about the integrated air-coil system. This system evenly distributes the weight of the 12-inch mattress, ensuring the most comfortable night under the stars for an outdoor enthusiast.

Of course, air mattresses aren't known for their durability, but the model in question has that area covered as well. Made of high-gauge, high-grade PVC, the mattress is particularly resistant against rips and punctures.

What we like about this product isn't just the mattress though. It's good, don't get us wrong. But you also get a really nice DC air pump with a charging cord, a practical carrying bag, and a repair patch kit that includes glue. In the unlikely event of a tear, you should be able to patch the mattress up in no time at all.

All in all, AirBedz Lite will prove the best truck bed mattress for outdoorsmen who like to take their adventures to the next level. It's a mattress for people who play hard, so they need a good night sleep under the stars. Its rugged composition will allow you to place the mat on the ground without worrying about its condition.

Review of AirBedz PPI PV202C Full Size Short and Long 6'-8' Truck Bed Air Mattress

Additional Info

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Mobile InnerSpace AMZ-TS-2478

Comfort of Home on the Road

The model from Mobile InnerSpace presents a slightly different take. It isn't an air mattress. What we have here is a typical foam mattress. Sure, you can still lay it in the truck bed. But it is a more suitable choice for heavy-duty trucks, RVs, and other types of vehicles that include some form of a bed.

It has its flaws. For one, it takes the mattress about 48 hours to "assume its form", if you will. But if you have anything that even remotely resembles an actual bed, this is a far more comfortable choice than an air mattress.

Comprised of high-density 4-inch polyurethane foam, the model presents the right combination of softness and rigidity. The non-quilted and breathable cover will not rub you the wrong way (literally speaking) and will make you feel comfortable any day of the year.

The manufacturers have ditched the old blue pinstripe design for a new checkered gray look. And we can't say we don't like it. At the very least, it looks and feels far fresher and more inviting than its predecessor.

Unfortunately, the mattress doesn't come with a carrying bag. That said, it is compression rolled, so moving this thing around won't be too difficult. Finally, the product is available in a variety of different sizes. You can go with the usual full size, the queen size, or the double (twin), the choice is yours.

To rephrase our earlier point, this foam mattress from Mobile InnerSpace is one of the best truck bed mattresses in its price range for professional truck drivers. With it, you will be able to get a healthy full night's sleep without having to pay for a motel room. Plus, it doesn't look too bad either.

Review of Mobile InnerSpace AMZ-TS-2478 Truck Sleep Mattress

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Berocia SUV Air Mattress

Any Space is Suitable

The model from Berocia is less of a truck bed mattress and more of a proper inflatable bed. First, the flocking surface is just lovely. It has a nice feel to it. Plus, it prevents you from slipping and sliding. Made of 6P environmentally friendly material, it doesn't have the unpleasant smell of cheap PVC.

Though the product is being advertised as a thickened mattress, we can't say that it is that think in comparison to other models on our list here. But even if you treat it as a major flaw, we would say that the overall design of the mattress more than makes up for it.

More specifically, the part where the model is comprised of 3 separate airbags. Thanks to this smart design solution, the car bed in question is a far more versatile option compared to most of its counterparts.

You can fold the last bag and turn the mattress into a rear seat air bed. You can just as well use it at home. You can also fold and unfold the side chambers to make it more suitable for the truck bed. By the way, the material is also surprisingly cold-resistant, so you can just as well use it outside. All in all, its adjustable, folding nature will definitely help you in a variety of scenarios.

You'd think that the separate chambers will make you waste more time on inflation and deflation but that's not entirely the case here. Equipped with special air taps, the mattress quickly expands and just as quickly flattens.

In conclusion, with this mattress from Berocia, your options will not be tied. The model is equally suitable for trucks, pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and regular sedans. The air pump that comes with it works off a cigarette lighter receptacle. It quickly inflates the mattress without heating up.

Review of Berocia SUV Air Mattress Thickened Car Bed Inflatable Air Mattress

 

HAITRAL AB-1

Bring It With You

HAITRAL AB-1 is another one of those air mattresses that are particularly versatile. It isn't just a rectangular pad that will support your back and help you better sleep at night in your truck bed. On the bottom, the model incorporates 2 large chambers. Turn the mattress over and you have yourself a couch. It also includes 2 air pillows, so you will be able to arrange what amounts to a proper bed in the rear of your car.

There's practically no end to the model's applications. As we've said earlier, you can turn this thing over, having the two large chambers facing top. This way, you'll be able to the mattress as a nice little boat. The whole thing is comprised of heavy-duty PVC, making it equally suitable for camping or hiking. You can bring it to a music festival, take it with you on a surf trip, there isn't a whole lot that it won't let you do.

As a truck bed mattress, aside from the aforementioned pillows, the product features a flannel/oxford surface. It has a nice feel to it and an appearance to boot.

The package doesn't include an instruction manual, which is a bit of a shame. But this isn't some sort of an intricate contraption, so you should be able to figure out. Plus, the package does include repair patch kits, so you'll have the ability to fix it on the road.

Again, with HAITRAL AB-1, it is the versatility that's the biggest selling point of the mattress. It isn't just about the truck bed. It isn't just about having a sleeping mat either. There's a lot you can do with it and a lot of different scenarios where it will prove to be helpful.

Review of HAITRAL AB-1 Car Bed Back Seat Inflatable Air Mattress

 

Rightline Gear 110M60

A More Practical Approach

Unlike a few other entries on our list, the model in question is more or less just a truck bed mattress. And there's nothing wrong with that. It has a singular purpose, which is probably why it's great at what it does. The so-called O-beam structure doesn't just ensure you get a good full night's sleep. It also makes sure you don't roll over to the side or slide around the mat.

Speaking of the model's design, instead of the cutouts present in AirBedz Lite, you get sort of a between-the-wheel-wells design. It slightly limits the width of the overall mat but it does provide side storage for clothes, keys, flashlights, duffle bags, phones, glasses, and other items, which is pretty neat.

Not dissimilar to the aforementioned mattress, the model combines a heavy-duty PVC composition with a flocked top surface. The former makes the truck bed mattress durable and rugged enough for outside use. The flocked top surface is pleasant to the touch, doesn't irritate your skin, and prevents the sliding that you often experience with air mattresses.

The only thing we were really disappointed with is how well the mat holds the air. It's not that different to your standard air mattress but you will have to re-pump it two or more times per week, which is something that could've been improved upon, at least a little bit.

But other than that, what we have here is another solid truck bed mattress from Rightline Gear. It is a lot comfier than your average air mat. It is also quite a bit more practical. If you don't mind re-pumping it every couple of days, you can't go wrong with this model.

Review of Rightline Gear 110M60 Mid Size Truck Bed Air Mattress

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What Is a Truck Bed Mattress?

Camping, tenting, hiking, backpacking, all of these recreational outdoor activities are a lot of fun. But if you're more of an off-roader type or you're simply using your pickup to get to one of those destinations, why not use it as a bed as well? Sure, your truck bed isn't always as comfortable as a tent with a sleeping bag, but that issue can be solved with a simple truck bed mattress. As you'd imagine, just like a regular mattress, what you get here is a rectangular pad that will support your body and make you feel comfortable inside your truck bed.

Most models tend to fall under the air mattress type as they're usually far more practical from the transportation standpoint. But there are some that are made of foam and other materials, so it is really up to you to choose the one that speaks to you the most. Of course, with any half-decent air mattress, you'll also receive a pump to help you get the mattress up and running. In addition to the pump, you'll often get a number of extra accessories, like a charger, some sort of a bag, maybe a patch kit, or an instruction manual.

Sure, not everyone has a pickup truck. If you don't have one, it's fine. Just get yourself a good ol' sleeping bag and a trusty camping tent, they have their advantages too. After all, it is all about the surrounding nature and not the little items that help you enjoy and experience all that it has to offer.

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Publish Date: 2018-11-21 15:58:50