Best Air Mattress Reviews — August 29, 2015 at 10:27 am

Raised Air Mattresses

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To get a sleep as real as in a traditional bed, raised air mattresses are a much better option than low raised air mattresses.

Just like their name suggests, raised air mattresses are higher off the ground and they are for everyday use.

That’s why the design of raised air mattresses is in such a way that they maintain more firmness, sturdiness, hold air for a long time and set up effortlessly on all types of ground.

Many of the best air mattresses we've reviewed are raised.

It’s more convenient to buy a raised air mattress with a built-in pump. The pump can be  little noisy, but it saves a lot of time. However, selecting a manual pump or electric work can also work, just fine. They are quiet and easy to operate and therefore will not annoy anyone sleeping nearby if you're inflating the bed at night.

The following are my four picks of the best raised air mattresses available today:

Sound Asleep Dream Series Air Mattress

Sound Asleep Dream Series Air Mattress

If you are looking for a sturdy raised air mattress for indoor use only, then the Sound Asleep Dream Series air mattress is what you need. This mattress is more comfortable, extra soft and extra thick top than on a regular bed. Operated on just one click to set up, this air mattress features 40 internal air coils, ridge around the mattress and a high capacity built-in pump. The stabilizing air coils keep the surface firm, flat, and comfortable. The ridges hold the mattress cover and pillows in place.

The internal pump inflates the air mattress within four minutes The smart looking air mattress sets up into a standard queen size of 78 x 58 X 19 inches, and when deflates, the mattress can easily be rolled up and stored in the carry bag.

Pros:

  • Comfort coil technology
  • PVC material exterior
  • Ridge perimeter
  • 19 inches off the flooring
  • Waterproof and puncture resistant
  • High capacity interior pump
  • One click inflation and deflation
  • Minimizes air loss
  • Multi-layer thickness
  • Long lasting firmness and flatness
  • High quality carry bag
  • Easy to transport

Cons:

  • Not ideal for the long camping trips and trekking
  • PVC top stretched
  • Air leaks mostly after three days

Summary

The Sound Asleep Dream Series air mattress can only really be used indoors but it provides maximum comfort for a very reasonable price.

Intex Raised Downy Airbed

Intex Raised Downy Airbed

The next in line is the queen sized Intex Raised air mattress. Stability and comfort are the main benefits when can easily be achieved on this raised mattress. Dual chamber based construction; the comfort coils in the bottom of mattress give the feeling of springs like regular mattresses. The most important feature that makes this queen sized raised mattress stand out is the mattress is 22 inches from the ground, unlike the 19 inches of other raised air mattresses. It is the tallest air mattress you will ever see.

This mattress is great for indoor use, taking the place of a regular bed and outdoor use as well, like camping. It’s used for short camping trips, as the built-in pump operates electrically to maintain air in the mattress to stabilize firmness, but a manual air pump can be an alternative. All in all, Intex Raised Airbed provides all the comforts and therefore proves one of the most reliable and inexpensive mattresses, costing around only $50.00.

Pros:

  • Built-in electric pump
  • User friendly
  • Great for indoors and outdoors
  • Springs in lower chambers provide support
  • 22 inches off the floor
  • Extremely comfortable and durable
  • Easy inflation and deflation
  • Holds air for a long time
  • Waterproof top
  • High quality carry bag

Cons:

  • The PVC material can become stretched over time
  • Temperature variations deflate the mattress slightly
  • Can have unnatural bulges after extensive use

Summary

The Intex Raised Downy Airbed is a raised mattress providing all the comfort you need for indoor use. A perfect choice.

Serta Raised Air Mattress

Serta Raised Air Mattress

The Serta raised air mattress always lives up to the expectation of a great mattress. Serta raised mattress is the most comfortable air mattress and gives you the best night’s sleep, much better than a regular bed. This raised mattress is designed to be never go flat. The ‘’never flat’’ technology consists of a powerful, quiet and automatic inbuilt pumps, which not only inflate and deflate the mattress, but also holds air to provide support and achieve the desired sleeping experience.

The built-in pressure sensing technology monitors air pressure in the mattress through the night to ensure an undisturbed and continuous night’s sleep. Even the comfort level is adjustable, ranging from plush to medium and firm. Available in full, twin and queen sizes and variations in weight limits 500 lbs. for full and queen size, and 350 lbs. for twin size, the circular coils present in the mattress add comfort to the sleeping surface and maintain the mattress shape thus preventing sliding on any kind of flooring. This will cost around $160.00

Pros:

  • Never flat technology
  • Adjustable comfort level
  • Circular coil system
  • Puncture resistant
  • Sturdy structure
  • Sure Grip bottom
  • Convenient to store
  • High quality carry bag

Cons:

  • Occasional problems with inflation motor
  • Tearing of seams

Summary

The Serta Raised Air Mattress offers a feature that will never allow the mattress to deflate while you are sleeping. You don’t have to worry about the air escaping while you are sleeping.

Coleman Double-High Quick bed

Coleman Double-High Quick bed

Queen/ twin sized Coleman double high quick bed gives the feeling of sleeping on a regular bed. The lightweight mattress is great for outdoor uses as well. The ultra- soft sleeping surface and comfort coil system consists of 35 coils that add comfort and support for the night’s rest. This mattress is designed so the air does not leak and they have also introduced a double lock technology and airtight system for the construction of this mattress. Just wrap and fold, and carry conveniently. The mattress looks smart in beige or khaki and inflates to 16 x 58 x 76 inches. Highly recommended for campers! This will cost around $50.00.

Pros:

  • Durable PVC construction
  • Double high height
  • Airtight system
  • Almost zero air leakage
  • User friendly
  • Extremely durable
  • Quick inflate/deflate feature
  • A convenient fold, roll, and store

Cons:

  • Holes in flocked sleeping surface
  • Tearing of seams

Summary

The Coleman Double-High Quick bed offers you that feeling of a regular bed. The air does not leak so it will not get deflated – a perfect buy!

Conclusion

The Sound Asleep Dream Series Air Mattress operates with just one-click and have a height similar to other raised mattresses which is 19 inches. The Intex Raised Downy Airbed with built-in electric pump is ideal for indoors and outdoors, and is the highest air mattress; 22 inches from the floor.

The Serta Raised Air Mattress with never flat technology haa an 18 inches raised height, featuring two built-in pumps and air pressure technology that maintains air in the mattress providing you a premium sleeping experience.

Last but not the least, Coleman Double High Quick bed is a high quality and user-friendly raised mattress.

However, the real winner is the Serta Raised Airbed. What could be better than auto engaging technology to maintain the firmness of the mattress? The patented built-in pumps inflate the mattress in no time to ensure the best sleep experience every time.

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