Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, 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 ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
While we’ve written before about the best mattresses you can buy online, the best mattresses on Amazon, and have a guide on how to pick a mattress, we’ve now gathered the best mattresses of the inflatable variety, according to the people, below.
Best-rated air mattress
With over 15,700 reviews, 73 percent of which are five-star, the SoundAsleep Dream Series air mattress is lauded for its comfort and long-lasting air retention. While many air mattresses “deflate rapidly,” writes one reviewer, “leaving my legs elevated and my head and shoulders on the floor, this is not one of those air mattresses … I filled it two weeks ago and have not had to re-inflate it since.” Many reviewers remark on this mattress’s impressive inflation time — just four minutes — and its large storage bag, which makes packing the mattress away easy. In terms of comfort, one 65-year-old reviewer who had gone through two back surgeries “feared a bad reaction to the mattress, but it has actually supported my back better than the eight-inch memory foam mattress I had on my main bed.” Others confirm “it really feels like a dream.” And though we’re mostly looking at queen-size air mattresses here, SoundAsleep also sells a well-reviewed twin-size air mattress.