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Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump Review

By: Kelly Burgess on August 04, 2017

Bottom Line

The double pump system on the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump ensures that when you wake up, it's at the same firmness level it was when you went to sleep. The main pump inflates the mattress in about four minutes, then the secondary pump monitors and maintains that air pressure.


  • Maintains firmness
  • Three firmness settings
  • Easy to inflate/deflate
  • Includes storage bag


  • Requires deep-pocket fitted sheets
Our Analysis
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Breaking it down

Ease of use

Simple dial operation. The pumps on the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress are as easy to use as turning a dial. Just plug it in, turn the knob to "inflate," and it's ready to use in four minutes or less. That same dial is used to select one of three firmness levels, plush, medium or firm. A secondary pump then takes over, monitoring the firmness level and adding air as needed. The twin-sized Insta-Bed also deflates quickly and folds for storage in the included bag. The only real quibble we saw with this 18-inch thick air mattress is that regular sheet sets don't fit properly, you have to buy deep-pocket twin bed sheets, which tend to be pricier. However, the plush top keeps them in place well, users say. If you need something larger than a twin sized air mattress, the Insta-Bed is also available in queen.


Provides good support. The twin-sized Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress features 21 circular air coils (35 on the queen size), and many back pain sufferers say they prefer this air bed to their "real" beds, saying it provides better and more adaptable support. Owners also appreciate the "never go flat" technology since one of the big drawbacks of air beds is the occasional tendency to wake you from a sound sleep by gently lowering you to the hard floor. Reviewers say that luxury touches like the plush top make this Insta-Bed air mattress feel more like a "real" mattress and helps to cut down on the coldness that most air beds engender. Many users also appreciate the raised profile -- in spite of the issue of finding sheets to fit -- because they say it makes this air mattress easier to climb in and out of.


Very solid; built to last. With its dual pump technology, the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress gets many fewer complaints than other air mattresses of leaking -- which many consider a durability issue even though it's quite common with all air mattresses. Having said that, the Insta-Bed Raised Air series of mattresses are said to be very well made with a thick construction that resists punctures. We read quite a few reviews from people who used this for weeks or months at a time with no loss of performance, although there are a few scattered complaints of splitting at the seams or where the pump attaches to the air bed. Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattresses come with a one-year warranty.

Our Sources

Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, July 1, 2017

The Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump is third on this list of five top temporary air mattresses, with an owner satisfaction rating of 82 percent based on the input of nearly 4,450 owners.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2017

In nearly than 1,050 customer reviews, the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump earns an overall rating of 3.9 stars out of 5; although this includes feedback on all sizes and configurations. While most owners are very pleased, especially those who use this for camping, we saw a fair number of durability complaints.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of August 2017

More than 200 owners review the twin-sized Insta-Bed Air Bed here, giving it an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. It gets kudos for ease of use, durability and comfort, and many note that it truly never goes flat, even after a month or so of continuous use.

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