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The 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 products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best mattresses you can buy online before, the best mattresses on Amazon, and a guide about how to pick a mattress, 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

Etekcity Upgraded Air Mattress With Built-in Electric Pump
$90 at Amazon

“I ordered this mattress as a replacement for an admittedly less expensive one that had split right along the top seams. I’ve been using it now, in the back of my truck, for just over a month with no issues and many nights of comfortable sleep. It is tall for the bunk space, and even at 5-foot-11, I had flashbacks to being ten years old climbing into bed. But what the heck, that’s fun. The built-in pump performs flawlessly, and inflates the bed zippy quick, and releases air just as easily.”

Best air mattress with internal pump

SoundAsleep Dream Series Queen Air Mattress
$120 at Amazon

“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! 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. 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.”

Editor’s note: SoundAsleep also sells a well-reviewed twin-size air mattress.

Best air mattress with legs

Coleman Airbed Cot
$125 at Amazon

“My husband and I love to camp, but I hate waking up on the ground with a tree root in my back and a pocket of air in between us. 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!”

Best camping air mattress

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

“I purchased this mattress in anticipation of a camping trip, 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. When lying on the mattress, you don’t sink into it either, which means constant and comfortable sleep. I had no problems with air loss.”

Best self-inflating air mattress

Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D Self-Inflating Foam Camping Mattress
$180 at Amazon

“This pad is awesome. No back pain, no bottoming out. You can sleep on your side or back with no issues. We used this in Alaska in October in the back country where it was chilly and raining. It is easy to roll up once you figure out the system to it and never lost air. It is light but large, about the size of a sleeping bag. I am five-foot-seven and the other person is six-foot-two. No issues with this at all and we are buying two more. That is how good it is.”

Best air mattress with pillow

Active Era Premium Queen Size Air Mattress
$90 at Amazon

“We used this bed for the first time on New Year’s weekend. The guests were pleased with it. It seemed taller than the other mattresses I’ve owned and it is most certainly made of heavier-duty material. The built-in inflation made setup a breeze and the mattress was ready to go in minutes. I’ve owned several inflatable beds over the years — major brands from big-box stores. None compare to this product.”

Best air mattress with remote control

Lazery Sleep Air Mattress
$149 at Amazon

“This is seriously the tallest, beefiest, and best air mattress I’ve ever used. Unlike other air mattresses, this Lazery model has the pump built into the bed itself. 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 floor. The bed has a soft felt coating on top, which is nice. The bed deflates quickly with a removable plug, and stores easily when folded up.”

Best air mattress for kids

AeroBed Mattress for Kids
$60 at Amazon

“Bought two of these beds for my children, ages 2 and 4, for all of our overnight visits to grandparents’ homes. 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. Worth every penny!”

Best air mattress for infants

The Shrunks Toddler Travel Bed Portable Inflatable Air Mattress Bed
$69 at Amazon

“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 luxury queen air mattress

King Koil Queen Size Luxury Raised Air Mattress
$120 at Amazon

“I was expecting a good product … however, I wasn’t expecting it to be this comfortable. Sleeping on this mattress with my wife, two kids, and the occasional dog is a dream. I wish I had bought it sooner, as it would have saved me all those years of backaches. Highly recommend this product and am planning on buying a few more just to have for my overnight guest.”

Best air mattress for truck beds

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

“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 Best Air Mattresses, According to Amazon Reviews