Air Mattresses: Ratings of Sources
Total of 17 Sources
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Gear Up for Guests: Family's Coming! Products and Tips for Prepping Your Home
by Editors of Good Housekeeping magazine
Our AssessmentGood Housekeeping magazine has a panel of testers try six inflatable mattresses, rating them in terms of durability, ease of inflation and deflation, and how well they hold air overnight. The winner is the Insta-Bed, which testers say is comfortable and convenient to inflate and deflate. On the downside, it punctures more easily than others, although the other mattresses included in testing aren't listed. The runner-up is recommended as a portable pick, the Aero Sport All-Terrain Bed with Dual Power Pump, which is easy to store and a good choice for both home and camping.
Inflatable Beds, Pillows and Accessories
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentSome inflatable air beds sold on Amazon.com receive a fair number of customer reviews. Most models by AeroBed -- especially the AeroBed for Kids -- receive positive reviews. While the AeroBed for Kids is the only air bed maintaining a perfect 5-star rating at the time of our visit, the AeroBed Guest Choice (with 120 reviews) and AeroBed Sleep Away (with more than 30 reviews) each have an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. The Coleman King-Sized Quickbed with Wrap 'N' Roll Storage is also favorably reviewed, with an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5, based on nearly 60 owner-written reviews.
Air Mattress Buyer's Guide
by Editors of AirMattressInfo.com
Our AssessmentThis simple site is dedicated to providing descriptions of the top five air mattresses, but the editors provide no justification for why the selected air mattresses are chosen or what qualifies them to rate air mattresses. The descriptions of the five selected air beds are detailed and well-balanced, so this site is worth a visit if you're considering one of the covered air mattresses.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentSeveral air mattresses have received a fair number of reviews on Walmart.com, although the site is a bit more difficult to navigate than other retailer sites. In order to see the number of reviews available for a specific product, users must click through to the product page and scroll down several pages. There are some helpful details provided, however, including the age of the reviewer and how long the consumer has owned the product. Many air beds are highly rated on this site; those with an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 or better based on at least 100 reviews include the AeroBed for Kids, Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed with Wrap 'n Roll Storage and Coleman Queen Size Double-High Air Bed with Pump.
Best Air Mattress -- Air Mattress Reviews
by Lisa Wood
Our AssessmentBlogger Lisa Wood, a self-described magazine writer and traveling enthusiast, reviews and recommends the best air mattresses based on her family's experience. The best air mattress is the AeroBed Guest Choice Air Bed. Also reviewed are the Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed, Coleman Trailhead SpaceSaver Air Bed, Intex Pillowrest Air Bed with Built-In Electric Pump, Intex Raised Downy Queen Airbed with Built-In Electric Pump and SimplySleeper Premium Queen Airbed with Built-In Pump.
Air Mattress Reviews
by Contributors to ExpoTV.com
Our AssessmentExpoTV.com is a review website that allows consumers to post video reviews of various products. While most air beds have only a few reviews, video reviews are useful because they allow consumers to demonstrate visually various problems and features of a product rather than relying on verbal description. The discontinued Greatland Air Bed with Pump and Coleman Quickbed Air bed – Twin have accumulated four and five reviews, respectively, and both have an overall rating of 5 stars.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentViewpoints.com is easy to navigate and very user-friendly. Only a few air beds have accumulated more than a dozen consumer reviews. The site provides a snapshot of reviews for each product, providing the percentage of reviewers who recommend the product as well as a general summary of reviewer comments. The Ozark Trail Elevated Air Bed is the top-rated air bed on this site, with an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5, but that's based on less than 15 owner-written reviews.
5 Best Air Mattresses with Built-In Pump
by Lindsay Noyes
Our AssessmentThis informal review lists the top five air mattresses with a built-in pump, along with a brief review of each. It's not clear what methodology the author used in selecting the models, but it doesn't appear as though formal testing has been conducted. The top pick is the Wenzel Insta-Bed Raised Sure Grip Bottom with Pump.
Best Inflatable Bed for Senior or Picky Guests
by "Paul S."
Our AssessmentThis simple review recommends the now-discontinued AeroBed InstaSleep Inflatable Bed but only mentions one other air mattress -- the Wenzel Insta-Bed Queen Raised Sure-Grip Bottom with Built-In Pump, which is listed as second best. While the author provides a brief description of the features, it's not clear how or if these air beds were directly compared with other models.
Recommendations for an Air Mattress
by Contributors to Nature.net
Our AssessmentA user asks for recommendations for the best air mattress for occasional company in this camping forum. While the original thread is from 2006, the most recent comments are from 2009. Several owners recommend various Intex models.
Air Mattress/Guest Bed
by Contributors to Mamapedia.com
Our AssessmentA reader asks for recommendations on air mattresses appropriate for guests, and a related thread addresses a similar question. The most frequently mentioned brands are AeroBed and Coleman.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentEpinions.com is typically a good source for user reviews, although most air beds have received only a few reviews. The reviews here also seem much lower than average compared to other online retailer and review sites, with many inflatable mattresses averaging only 2 or 3 stars out of 5.
6 Great Guest Beds
by Amanda Hinnant
Our AssessmentThis review recommends the best guest beds and is not specific to air beds. In fact, the only air bed recommended is the Coleman Overnight Spacesaver Air Bed and Cot, while the other recommendations are for day beds and sleeper ottomans.
Getting Ready for Overnight Guests
by Elizabeth Schatz Passarella
Our AssessmentThis article provides tips for making overnight guests feel comfortable and welcome, including recommendations for several products. The only air bed recommended is the AeroBed Premier Cushioned Comfort.
The Holiday Blow-Up Bed for Overnight Guests
by Charles Passy
Our AssessmentIn this roundup of inflatable beds, Charles Passy compares five models. Based on this review's age, it's no surprise that three out of five covered models have been discontinued, but the coverage of the two remaining available models is still useful. The Wenzel Insta-Flex Queen Size Raised Airbed did well in tests aside from the "whoosing" sound created by moving around, while the Cabela's Folding Airbed Frame with Queen Airbed was difficult to assemble and not very comfortable.
This Air Mattress Deflates and Stores Itself in the Air Pump
by Chris Gullo
Our AssessmentThis brief individual product review covers the Aerobed Pakmat, which the author touts for its easy storage and time-saving characteristics, noting that it stores in the pump used to inflate it. It's not clear whether the author has actually used this air bed.
What is the Best Air Mattress?
by Contributors to GadgeTrivia.com
Our AssessmentHundreds of owners have voted for their favorite air mattress on this unique voting site that posts polls and allows users to vote for their favorite products in a variety of categories. The results overall are very close, however, making it impossible to pick one clear user favorite.