Intex Classic Downy Airbed Set

Best Cheap Air Mattress

Why people love it
  • Great for camping; fits in any 3-person tent and durable enough for outdoor use
  • Fully waterproof, keeps you out of the rain; can even float!
  • Surprisingly comfortable
Cons

Takes a lot of work to inflate; difficult to find holes if it springs a leak.

Details

Performance: This is an air bed people buy when they want to save money on their camping gear! It's more comfortable than sleeping in a sleeping bag, and you'll get a much better night's sleep than you would with nothing but a blanket between you and the hard ground.

The fact that it's waterproof means you will be comfortable no matter how much rain leaks into your tent. In fact, it can even be used as a flotation device/bed on a lake or river. The fact that there's no motor means you can safely use it anywhere. Of course, this means you have to spend time inflating it by hand (via the pump). Some users report taking up to 30 minutes to inflate it, though 15 minutes is the average inflate time.

Deflated, the mattress takes up a lot of space, and can be tricky to roll up. The material is fairly durable, but expect a leak or two after months of regular use. Also be prepared to spend a lot of time looking for the inevitable leaks. Thankfully, it comes with a repair kit that's easy to use.  

Features: This is a no-frills mattress. Aside from the waterproof top, there's not much more to it. The ridges in the mattress can be a bit irritating for some people, though using a mattress topper or extra blanket will solve the problem. With a bit of extra padding, you'll find the mattress is firm, comfortable, and just what you need for a good night's sleep when camping.

Price: The $25 price tag is one of the main selling features of this bad boy! It's certainly not the top of the line, but it's definitely worth the $25 you'll pay for it. It's a great bed for recreational campers and those who need a back-up bed at home every once in a while.

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