If you are having overnight guests and don’t have an extra bed then air mattresses are a great way to provide a comfortable place to sleep, while not taking up valuable space when not needed. They also work great for camping instead of laying on the hard ground with just a sleeping bag. However, you should be aware that most the models on this list have a built-in pump with a plug-in for a standard outlet, and therefore are recommended for in-home use and not for camping. You can see our pick for the best camping air mattress here.
When shopping for the best air mattress you should look for one that is obviously comfortable, durable, one that inflates and deflates fast and easily, and one that is the size you need. For in-home use, models with a built-in pump range in price from about $40 to over $200.
Below we reveal the top 10 best air mattresses and review each one. At the bottom you will also find a comparison chart so you can compare each airbed easily.
Featuring a built-in pump that inflates and deflates quickly, this thing is perfect for in-home use to get a good night’s sleep with a firm, yet comfortable feeling. Its fully inflated dimensions are 78 x 58 x 19 inches.
The pump is powered from plugging it into a standard outlet, so it is not really meant for camping. However, for indoor use we recommend the SoundAsleep Dream Series over all others since it is the best queen sized air mattress.
It is virtually identical to the queen size model, but the fully inflated dimensions are 73 x 38 x 18 inches. These things are perfect for in-home use when you have just one overnight guest. The electric 1-click internal pump can inflate this bed in under 3 minutes.
Overall the SoundAsleep Dream Series Twin Size is a great solution for anyone who needs an air mattress for just one person to sleep on.
It comes in queen, queen with pillow top, and twin sizes. The queen measures 80 x 60 x 18 inches when fully inflated.
If you get frustrated with mattresses that lose air while you sleep then the Serta Raised Bed with Never Flat Pump is perfect for you.
The built-in 120V pump inflates the bed in under 3 minutes to the final dimensions of 78 x 60 x 18 inches. This Coleman airbed has a soft plush top and is pretty comfortable to sleep on.
Overall the Coleman SupportRest Elite PillowStop Double-High Airbed is a solid choice for anyone wanting a queen size airbed.
Since it is not a raised bed and thus taking up less space, the AeroBed Classic Inflatable Mattress could make a good choice for camping, in addition to home use, if you have access to standard outlet to plug in the pump.
It has all the same features like the dual pumps and different sizes available in queen, queen with pillow-top, and twin. The queen measures 80 x 60 x 18 inches when fully inflated.
A 4D battery-operated pump is included to fill up the bed to dimensions of 78 x 59 and it sits 22 inches off the ground with the cot and mattress. The airbed and cot fold up to fit inside the included carry bag, however it weighs about 42 pounds so it is not the easiest to move around.
One big complaint is that the cot is quite noisy, making squeaks when you move or adjust your position. Other than that, the Coleman Airbed Cot is a really solid unit that works well for indoors or outdoor camping where you want to be elevated off the ground.
A built-in electric pump inflates or deflates the mattress in about 3 to 4 minutes with the inflated dimensions of 80 x 60 x 19 inches. Four extra repair patches are included in the storage bag and each product comes with an 18 month warranty and 45 day money back.
We feel the Mpow Queen Air Mattress is a good choice if you want to save a bit of money over the models that cost around $100 or more.
The electric built-in pump can inflate the mattress to 80 x 60 x 18 inches in 3.5 minutes. It has a max user weight capacity of 600 pounds.
The biggest downside to this Intex Airbed is that there is no warranty and they have been known to leak air easily.
Buyers need to be aware that this model does not come with a pump. You can buy a pump or use an air nozzle on an air compressor to blow it up.
The Intex Classic Downy Airbed is for someone who needs the cheapest air mattress they can find for just a couple of days use either indoors or camping. Just don’t expect to get a lot of use out of it.
Best Air Mattress Comparison Chart
|Air Mattress||Rating||Best Price||Size||Inflated Dimensions
(L” x W” x H”)
|SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress – Queen Sized||9.3||$119.95||Queen||78 x 58 x 19||500 lbs||16 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||1 Year|
|SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress – Twin Sized||9.3||$95.84||Twin||73 x 38 x 18||300 lbs||13.5 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||1 Year|
|Serta Raised Bed with Never Flat Pump||9.2||$124.50||Queen (also Queen pillow top and Twin)||80 x 60 x 18||500 lbs||20.6 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||1 Year|
|Coleman SupportRest Elite PillowStop Double-High Airbed||9.1||$99.95||Queen||78 x 60 x 18||600 lbs||18 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||1 Year Limited|
|AeroBed Classic Inflatable Mattress with Pump||9.1||$69.49||Queen (also Twin)||78 x 60 x 9||600 lbs||4 lbs||Included||Electric Plug-In||1 Year Limited|
|Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump||9.1||$96.58||Queen (also Queen pillow top and Twin)||80 x 60 x 18||500 lbs||22.4 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||1 Year|
|Coleman Airbed Cot||9||$129.02||Queen (also Twin)||78 x 59 x 22||600 lbs||41.9 lbs||Included||4 D Batteries||1 Year|
|Mpow Queen Air Mattress||9||$69.99||Queen||80 x 60 x 19||600 lbs||17.3 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||18 Months|
|Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump||8.8||$49.99||Queen (also Twin)||80 x 60 x 18||600 lbs||19 lbs||Built-In||Electric Plug-In||No Warranty (30 Day Return)|
|Intex Classic Downy Airbed, Queen||7.9||$14.97||Queen (also Full)||80 x 60 x 8.75||600 lbs||10.2 lbs||Not Included||NA||No Warranty (30 Day Return)|