Air Mattresses, Air Beds & Other Inflatables
Air beds & air mattresses are a convenient way to get a great night’s sleep almost anywhere, from camping trips to visits with family. Air beds are compact and easy to store, so you can bring them along on trips, or keep them handy in a closet when you’ve got extra guests.
Most air mattresses are made of PVC vinyl plastic although recently developed textile-reinforced urethane plastic (polyester laminate material) or rubber version do exist.
Air beds can be inflated a number of ways. Hand pumps are light and inexpensive, but take more physical effort. Electric pumps that can plug into 12v auto outlets and regular wall sockets are also available, so you can fill your air bed almost anywhere. If you’re planning on using your air bed for longer periods of time, consider purchasing one with an integrated pump designed to maintain pressure levels automatically over time. You’ll appreciate the convenience of waking up each day to a perfectly inflated bed.
Deflating an air bed is quick and easy. When you’re not using it, your air bed deflates and folds up to store away easily in a closet or in the garage.
Following the considerable improvement in airbed technology, air mattresses that were once used mainly as temporary beds have now transformed into a permanent form of bedding used in many households.
Air mattresses and airbeds are widely used for the following purposes:
For outdoor camping,
For temporary home use, and
As full-time permanent bedding for home use.
Some air mattresses are specifically designed to perform both functions (camping and guest use) while others are specifically designed for one purpose alone (permanent use in the home or RV).
Benefits Of Air Mattresses/Airbeds
1. Air mattresses or air beds are affordable, in fact they can cost much less than many other types of conventional bedding.
2. Comfort – You’re in control of the firmness of sleeping surface to your requirement by adjusting the amount of air.
3. No need to spend money buying a bed for your overnight guests since you can easily convert any room into a guest bedroom with air mattresses.
4. Healthy sleep – Air mattresses are believed to reduce the pressure against your body while lying down on it. In other words, your body weight is more evenly distributed on an air mattress as opposed to a regular bed.
5. An air mattress offers you multiple usages – outdoors camping, temporary home use for the guests and permanent use in the bedroom.
6. You can easily deflate an air mattress for storage. It doesn’t take up much space.
At Air Mattress Bed, we offer a wide selection of types, sizes and brands on air beds & air mattresses with fantastic deals and discounts. Please take your time to browse through our website and pick what’s best for you.
The following navigation guide will help you find the item you’re looking for easily:
Sort By Brand: To the left of this page, under “CATEGORIES” in the sidebar, you’ll be able to find the exact brand of the air bed that you’re interested to look at. For example, if you’re looking for an Intex air bed or air mattress, just click on “Intex” to view all Intex models. You can also use the navigation menu located at the header (top of page) of this website.
Sort By Size: Like to select by size? No problem. Again, to the left sidebar under “SORT BY SIZE”, you’ll be able to find what you want – Queen, King, Full or Twin.
Air Mattress Buying Tips
Whether you are looking for an air bed for your overnight guests, or an air mattress for a camping trip, there are several factors to consider to make sure that you buy one that is perfect for you:
Similar to the basic sizes of regular home mattresses, air beds and air mattresses come in twin, full, queen and king sizes as follows:
King Size: 76 x 80 inches (198 x 203 cm)
Queen Size: 60 x 80 inches (153 x 203 cm)
Twin Size: 39 x 75 inches (99 x 190 cm)
Full or Double Size: 54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
Cheaper, simpler and smaller air mattresses are typically 8 to 9 inches deep when inflated. This type of mattresses are commonly used for camping and traveling. Larger, thicker, and more elaborate air beds can be as tall as 22 inches (raised height), and are mostly intended for guest use, or as permanent beds in the bedroom. The thicker 22-inch airbed models are approximately the same height as a regular home-used bed frame and mattress, which are easier to get in and out of (here’s the best example).
The more luxurious (also more expensive) air mattresses offer a soft suede or flocked top which is more comfy to sleep on than the cheaper PVC models. The soft suede material is also less slippery than the PVC, so you’ll less likely to slide off the side of the mattress.
Most air mattresses/air beds come with air pumps. Some air beds come with built-in pumps, while others require an external pump to inflate. Do consider where you intend to use the air mattress so that you can decide whether you should buy one with a built-in pump or an external air pump.
Depending on the model and price point, some air beds come with built-in pillows, memory-foam tops, and remote customizable firmness selection.
Air bed leaks: Leaks will develop over time. So, try to buy mattresses that come with a patch kit to fix small leaks.
Portability: Thicker air beds such as those that come with a metal frame are less portable and taking up more space. While most smaller mattresses come with their own carrying bags that make travel and storage more convenient.
Storage: Always keep your deflated air mattress in a sturdy cardboard or plastic container with a lid so that your air mattress is protected and kept somewhere air-tight. Avoid storing your air mattress in a plastic bag because it will not protect your mattress from punctures if a sharp object cuts through the bag. Keep your packed air mattress somewhere that’s dry (mold or mildew will grow if the mattress becomes moist).