3 Things to Consider When Buying an Inflatable Mattress
A large air mattress isn’t something you’ll need for every camping trip, but when you do, you’ll be glad you own one
Blow-up mattresses don’t have to be tiny! In fact, a queen-size model offers comfort and convenience, and means that surprise sleepover buddies don’t have to rough it on the couch! Whatever your needs, here are a few things to look for in the ever-handy balloon bed.
Inflatable mattress options are usually twin-sized or queen. For ease of use, portability, or even squeezing into the family tent, a twin is the way to go. But a queen-size mattress stored at your camp clubhouse or cabin will serve your guests or extended family in ultimate style.
Some mattresses are a single layer and fine for throwing out anywhere you have the floor space. But the most comfortable ones are the equivalent of a box spring and mattress, about 18 to 20 inches high, and make both sleeping in the bed and rolling out of it in the morning more comfortable.
Originally, air mattresses were sold with a separate pump that required making a connection to both an outlet and the mattress itself. The best modern versions feature a built-in pump that makes inflating the bed easier and also eliminates the risk of losing a vital component so that you can rest in peace rather than in pieces.