Why we need an air mattress? Well, it is an ideal option for a guest bed, as well as a cozy overnight solution for a car or a camping tent. You could even use it as an alternative main bed mattress (there’re premium king size options). So everyone needs an air mattress, probably.
As air mattresses are so widely used and our sleeping pattern varies, interestingly they come with very different design, size and functions. Whether you are looking for your first air mattress, or a replacement to the old one, this review studies the latest popular air mattresses 2017 and includes an essential buying guide to facilitate your decision.
|Insta-Bed Queen EZ||Raised||Queen||Built-in|
|AeroBed Extra Bed||Normal||Full||Built-in|
|AeroBed for Kids||Normal||Twin||Built-in|
|Intex Comfort Plush||Raised||Queen||Built-in|
Editor’s Quick Guide
The Insta-Bed Ez Queen NeverFlat stands out for its patented NeverFlat system. Thanks to an engaged pressure sensor, it inflates/deflates the air mattress and shuts off at desired comfort level. This design keeps your airbed comfortably inflated all night. It is perhaps the most comfortable air mattress we have ever tried on, a decent one for car camping and guest bed.
Additionally the Insta-Bed has a stand attached to the bed. All you have to do is unzip the case plug in the pump and the bed inflates on the stand by itself- No work, easy setup, highly recommended.
- Easy setup
- Queen Size
- Bed Stand
- Seam tearing
Compared with other NeverFlat air mattresses, the Serta Raised Air Mattress features 2-Pump design. A primary pump automatically inflates and deflates your airbed in less than 4 minutes, the secondary NeverFLAT Pump monitors and silently maintains the air pressure to your desired comfort level while you sleep. This way you go to sleep and wake up with the same level of air in the bed.
Moreover, the Serta mattress comes with a comfort/firmness dial. You can set your desired comfort level (plush, medium firm) easily with it. The height of the mattress is also great for those who have difficulties to arise with ease.
- Quiet / Height
- 2 Pump Design
- Seam Rip
Among the manual pump air mattresses, WonderSleep Classic Series tops our list. It features a powerful rotary pump, which get your mattress inflated within 4 minutes and keeps air nicely. Besides it delivers added durability and firmness support thanks to DreamCoil Technology of 7 x 5 array of strong air coils. The experience on it is extremely comfortable, feels like a real bed. It is a nice option for those who have back pains on regular mattresses.
Another feature to mention is the extra thick, waterproof flocked top for added comfort and durability with multilayer, puncture-resistant material. It is of nice height off the floor and rolled up easily after deflating. A great alternative for the bed.
- Nice Support
The second nomination from Insta-Bed. At around $100, the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress is not a cheap knock-off. Also featured with a NeverFlat pump, the Insta-Bed has 2 pumps. The primary pump automatically inflates and deflates your airbed in less than 4 minutes. The secondary neverFLAT Pump monitors and silently maintains the air pressure to your desired comfort level while you sleep.
The Insta-Bed is also very durably built. It sports a great height so you won’t feel like getting up off the floor. The mattress cover it comes with helps a lot without feeling cold. It’s a great high performance spare mattress.
- 2-Pump System
- Compact Size
- Nice Height & Size
- Flimsy Seams
The prominent SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress is highlighted by industry leading design with 40 internal air coils for added durability and support. Your bed remains flat and firm during sleep. The quieter EZ Pump is engineered to easily adjust the bed to your optimal firmness level. Besides, onn top there is an extra thick, waterproof flocked layer for added comfort and durability with multilayer, puncture-resistant material.
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress is standard queen size and fit the queen size sheet decently well. The 19-inch height made it feel like sleeping on a traditional box spring bed, rather than an air mattress on the floor. An inexpensive yet ultra-comfortable choice.
- Comfortable Support
- Nice Look
- Adjustable Firmness Pump
- Minor Air Leak Problem in first uses
The AeroBed Extra Bed provides a satisfied combination of features for comfort, convenience, and reliabilitye. The full-sized mattress measures 74-inch long by 54-inch wide by 9-inch high when inflated, and features a soft, flocked fleece surface for extra comfort. The bed’s oval coil construction ensures extra support, all night long. The mattress is constructed of heavy-gauge, puncture resistant PVC vinyl, with a convenient cleanable surface.
In addition, the powerful built-in pump inflates the bed in just 3-minute and the AeroBed’s famous Whoosh valve lets you deflate the bed in just 15-second. The AeroBed comes with a handy storage bag, so it’s easy to transport and store.
- Fast Inflate & Deflate
- Large Size
- Easy Storage
- Air Leak
At less than $100, the Coleman Premium Double High SupportRest Airbed will be our pick. First it appears very strudy from an engineering standpoint: its coil construction provides better support and a more even sleeping surface, reducing bulging problems. The air mattress features extra height to keep you comfortably off the floor, and soft sueded top for luxurious comfort even without sheets.
Apart from the construction, the built-in electric pump contributes to convenient inflation that also lets you easily adjust the firmness of the bed, then completely deflate your bed for compact storage. Also we like its Coleman’s considerate raised edge design at the head of the airbed to hold your pillows comfortably in place under your head. A worthy choice as an occasional bed.
- Raised Level
- Back Support
- Air Leak Occasionally
If you are looking for a larger bed to fit your growing kids, the AeroBed Mattress for Kids is a great option. It is designed specially for kids, with a 4-inch-high surround safety cushion helps kids stay on the bed. The mattress is constructed of heavy-duty PVC with electronically welded seams. Additionally there is a thick, washable, fitted mattress pad with nice star and moon design.
As for the pump, the built-in AC pump inflates bed in under a minute; deflates in under 15 seconds. We recommend this mattress for 2-6 year old. Great handy kids air bed.
- Kids Size
- Heavy-Duty Material
- Noisy Bottom and Pump
For its price, the Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Airbed provides amazing durability for lasting comfort. Its Fiber-Tech beam construction comprises thousands of high-strength polyester fibers that provide enhanced comfort, stability and support. Each bed is covered in plush flocking that is soft to the touch, and the horizontal air chambers provide added stability and support around the entire bed.
Best of all, the Comfort Plush mattress is remarkably easy to inflate thanks to the built-in, high-powered electric pump, which does its job in a mere 3-1/2 minutes. mp. And you can customize the comfort level with the touch of a button if the mattress feels a little too soft or firm. An amazing product for its value.
- Adjustable Firmness
- Needs constant air compensation