The 10 Best Air Mattresses on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers


Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like tweezers), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best mattresses you can buy online before, below we’ve gathered the best of the inflatable variety, according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best air mattress under $100

Sleep Restoration Queen Size Air Mattress
$200, Amazon

4.3 stars, 401 reviews

“I am usually not a fan of air mattresses because if you move at all, you sink to the ground. This one is not like that at all! Super comfy. Even with two people lying on it, you don’t sink in like on other air mattresses. The top is soft, even without a sheet or blanket over it. The ridge around the outside is nice, so you hardly need a pillow. It feels like a normal mattress. It is super easy to inflate and deflate. It inflates fast with just the flip of a switch once plugged in. It deflates in just a minute or two and folds up easily. It comes with a bag to keep it in. It fits in there easily once deflated and folded up. I’ve always hated trying to put other mattresses back into a box. This is so easy. Very happy with this purchase. Can’t wait to take it camping.”

Best air mattress with internal pump

SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress
$120, Amazon

4.4 stars, 13,078 reviews

“I’ll keep it short and sweet. After three days of sleeping on the mattress, it did not lose any air, didn’t have any strange odor, and it was EXTREMELY comfortable! My kids even commented that the mattress is so different from when we bought an air mattress about a decade ago. Combine this with a high-quality mattress pad, and you have yourself one really luxurious bed for those last-minute guests, or when you really irk your wife. After reading so many reviews (both on Amazon and Google), you’ll find that this mattress is a step above so many others. For me, it keeps its shape, no tears or rips, and has not slid around the basement. As a big guy, six-five and almost 300 pounds, my toes are the only things hanging over the edge, and it has kept the shape as when it was first filled up.”

Best twin-size air mattress with internal pump

Twin Sized SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress
$95, Amazon

4.3 stars, 2,880 reviews

“I love this air mattress! I think I’ve bought about every brand over the last three decades for both indoor and outdoor use, and this beats my overpriced, expensive Tempur-Pedic mattress. I purchased a twin to use instead of both of my house mattresses when neither was giving me the right support for my damaged neck and back, and nerve damage. I’ve slept on it for up to three months in a row and periodically after that. It seldom needs any additional air after you get it set to your liking, it doesn’t seem to spring leaks suddenly on seams or anyplace else. It is a fast setup and goes from being in a fairly cold garage to opening and using within just a few hours (open it gently so you don’t crack it, and let it warm up a bit if exposed to freezing temps. That is just a general warning for any air bed, no matter how expensive).”

Best air mattress with legs

Coleman Airbed Cot
$145, Amazon

4.2 stars, 1,174 reviews

“My husband and I love to camp out in a tent, but I hate waking up on the ground with a tree root in my back and a pocket of air in between us. We have discussed buying cots for quite a while, but didn’t like the idea of sleeping separately. I was overjoyed when I found this double-size cot, which came at a perfect time, as we were going camping that following weekend. The bed is perfect! The height is perfect! The air remained in the mattress all night long, and I didn’t have to struggle to get up off the ground when I woke up the next morning. I LOVE it! The height and look of the bed have inspired me to ‘glamp’ my tent up a bit. I have now bought a wicker trunk to place at the foot end of the cot for easy storage and am looking for additional pieces to finish my total ‘glamping’ look for a more enjoyable camping experience. I am thrilled with the product and highly recommend it to those who are looking for a solution to their air-mattress woes.”

Best lightweight air mattress

Lightspeed Outdoors 2 Person PVC-Free Air Bed Mattress
$95, Amazon

4.2 stars, 949 reviews

“I purchased this mattress in anticipation of a camping trip, so it’s really easy to review. I spent three days in a tent, and slept great. I really like the feel of the mattress, which I think has to do with the ‘interlocking cells.’ The mattress is really solid in feel, and does not bubble in other places when you step on it. Along that line, when lying on the mattress, you don’t sink into it either. Which leads to a constant and comfortable sleep. I had no problems with air loss (like my old vinyl mattress). Speaking of vinyl mattresses, this was replacing an AeroBed that cost twice as much and only lasted for four uses. On my camping trip, I had a friend sharing the tent with me. He had his own vinyl mattress. Every night, he would blow it up, and then wake up on the ground.”

Best air mattress with remote control

Lazery Sleep Air Mattress
$149, Amazon

4.7 stars, 463 reviews

“This is seriously the tallest, beefiest, and best air mattress I’ve ever used. Unlike some other air mattresses, this Lazery model has the pump built into the bed itself. All you have to do is plug it in and turn it on — no hoses or connectors required. It pumps up to the point where the top of the bed is maybe a foot-and-a-half off the ground. This is great for comfort and keeping you above a cold or dirty floor. The bed has a soft felt coating on top, which is nice, but you’ll probably be covering it with a sheet or sleeping bag anyway. The bed deflates quickly with a large removable plug, and stores easily when folded up tightly. For the price, I really can’t imagine you can do better on Amazon.”

Best air mattress for kids

AeroBed Mattress for Kids
$60, Amazon

4.3 stars, 1,397 reviews

“Bought two of these beds for my children, ages 2 and 4, for all of our overnight visits to grandparents’ homes. We have also brought them along on trips where we’ve stayed in hotels. Kids love having their own bed! Provides a sense of comfort for the little ones when they are away from home. We love that they inflate within a minute by using the electric pump. We’ve had these beds for over a year, they’ve been used at least 20-plus times, and they never lose air through the night. Easy to fold up in the morning and set up again in the evening when you’re away for multiple nights. My youngest still rolls out of bed, so I’d never get a good night’s sleep away from home if he were sleeping on a raised bed. The fact that we can easily bring along the AeroBed when we travel assures that mom and dad get a good night’s sleep, too. Best inflatable bed on the market! Worth every penny!”

Best air mattress for toddlers

The Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed Portable Inflatable Air Mattress Bed
$70, Amazon

4.6 stars, 1,159 reviews

“Worked perfectly for our 2-year-old. We were renting a house for a week this summer on a family vacation. Our toddler had just transitioned out of his crib into a toddler bed and we needed something for him. This air mattress did the trick. It set up in minutes and never lost its inflation in the week’s worth of naps and overnight sleeps. We liked it so much, we gave it to our parents so they’d have it when we come to visit them next.”

Best air mattress with pillow

REDCAMP Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad With Attached Pillow
From $22 Amazon

4.2 stars, 108 reviews

“Very lightweight yet has support. It rained and unfortunately our tent got wet, but I stayed dry due to the mat being water-resistant. I would definitely recommend this product for tent camping.”

Best air mattress for truck beds

AirBedz Lite (PPI PV203C) Mid-Size 6’-6.5’ Short Truck Bed Air Mattress
$130, Amazon

4.2 stars, 325 reviews

“Fit perfectly in my 2004 Chevy Silverado extended-cab pickup. The cord for the pump is nice and long to reach to the cab of the truck. It’s a great addition to our camping trips under our truck tent, and nice to use when we drive on the beach or go to the drive-in movies. It’s also surprisingly the comfiest air mattress I’ve ever owned.”

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The 10 Best Air Mattresses on Amazon, According to Reviewers