Planning for your next camping trip? The camping air mattress is something you wouldn’t want to leave out, and you’ll want the best air mattress for camping because it really makes a lot of difference in your camping experience.
What is the best air mattress for camping then? Let’s not get too technical, we’ve found the top camping air mattresses for different kinds of campers, so you’ll be bound to find the right one from this list.
Best Queen Size Camping Air Mattress
If you’re looking for a camping air mattress for 2, the SoundAsleep camping series is the best deal. It’s made of extra thick and sturdy material to give you ease of mind while sleeping outdoors. We had never experienced any leak of air from this air mattress and it never needed us to top up air for the few days we were camping.
This air mattress comes with an external pump that is battery powered, so make sure you charge up the battery before you leave home. However, you can still charge it up in the car with the car lighter if you forgot. While the 9-inch height is low this means it is lighter to carry, inflates more quickly (within 3 minutes), and rolls up smaller compared to higher air beds.
Suitable for: Campers and hikers-on-the-go, who set up camp anywhere and not limited to one camp site.
Read my full review for the best camping queen air mattress.
Best Camping Air Mattress With Frame
If you prefer to sleep off of the ground, go for the Coleman Queen Air Bed Cot. This air mattress comes with a sturdy steel frame that holds up to 600 lbs. We used this on various surfaces including grass, soil and uneven rocky terrain. The air bed held up well and we never felt that it was going to give out at any moment.
Like all tall air beds, you’ll need a wider tent to take this in, preferably cabin tents. The frame is foldable and you can certainly roll up the air bed when it’s deflated, though be warned that the entire set and the included battery pump can weigh a little more than you’d wish to carry on your back. The comfort may be worth it, maybe?
Suitable for: Campers with a large tent, who drive right up to the camp site.
Best Durable Camping Air Mattress
Tired of popping air mattresses? Time to get an air mattress that won’t pop at the slightest poke or scratch. This Lightspeed Outdoors air mattress for two is made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that is much more durable than the usual PVC air mattresses, and as this material doesn’t stretch as much as PVC, it is less prone to damage and losing air.
This durable camping air mattress is very light. It is one of the lightest air mattresses we’ve tried. It inflates and deflates using the included battery pump, which received some comments about it not being powerful enough, though we found it was okay and inflated the mattress within 4 minutes. It’s also helpful to remove all air from the air mattress quickly so that you can roll it up.
Suitable for: Campers and hikers on-the-go, who camp anywhere and everywhere.
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Best Twin Size Camping Air Mattress
I had a hard time deciding between the Coleman EasyStay and this Alps Mountaineering as the best twin size air mattress for camping, but eventually picked the Alps Mountaineering twin size for its thicker material and included rechargeable pump. You may plug the pump into a normal outlet or the car lighter to charge it up.
This twin air mattress is very comfortable to sleep on as it is very firm after inflating it to the max. Inflating is fast with the powerful pump. You’ll have to pump it up a few times to max out the stretch of the PVC before putting it to real use though, because it loses a bit of air when the stretch happens.
Suitable for: Campers who don’t like packing batteries.