An air mattress is a godsend for those who often move or just wants to be able to quickly move the berth to at home
Air mattress for sleeping with a pump (price for many models quite democratic) is almost indispensable in the campaign, fishing or on vacation near a pond. But development technologies, which led to an increase in the quality and reliability of the inflatable mattress, significantly expanded its capabilities. Today many decide to buy an air mattress for sleeping home, preferring it over traditional cots is a great way to have a spare sleeping place for guests.
- Air mattress (bed) for sleeping: advantages and limitations
- How to choose a mattress: what will require attention
- Rating of the best mattress models
Air mattress as a spare bed for guests
However, an air mattress is increasingly being used in as a permanent bed – for example, in cars with their lack of space. They are in demand both by students and seasonal workers, as well as those who have to move part and who does not want (is not able) to carry stationary furniture. How justified is this the choice and whether the air mattress can become a full replacement ordinary – try to figure it out.
Stylish version of a berth from a mattress on pallets
Air mattress (bed) for sleeping: advantages and limitations
- 1 Air mattress (bed) for sleeping: advantages and limitations
- 2 How to choose a mattress: what will require attention
First of all, it is worth deciding on the concepts. If it is about air mattress, it is commonly believed that its thickness is 20-23 cm, although they are found (much less frequently) and thicker double mattresses up to 30 cm thick. Speaking of the “air bed”, understand the more massive and solid version of an air mattress from 46 cm thick – this can be a mattress that has several separate cameras (there are models in which two mattresses are simply connected).
An air mattress with two independent compartments that can be single or double
The most mobile berth suitable for industrial style – a mattress on the floor. In this case, bedding decides all
What caused the growing popularity of an air mattress (beds):
- compactness – in a deflated state it takes minimum space, it can be collapsed and laid in wardrobe, collapsed single inflatable the mattress is approximately 11 × 30 × 40 cm in size. small-sized apartment is important, more remains living space – any folding bed takes much more places
- ease of maintenance – the mattress can be easily washed, number – using detergents. Moreover, in just a couple of hours in the sun it will be dry again
- air mattress does not cause allergic reactions, dust mites will not start in it
Inflatable folding sofa from Intex
Raw industrial style bedroom perfectly complement the mattress on the floor. Sleeping on such a mattress is not cold because of the air gap above the floor
However, there are several controversial issues. Primarily – safety for health. Manufacturers in the advertising of air mattresses (beds) pay much attention to the orthopedic effect due to the presence of internal partitions and a complex system of air chambers, which are designed to maintain the body anatomically correct position (fig. 1)
Actually reviews about air mattresses of orthopedic specialists quite unambiguous – an air mattress, even the most expensive one, according to its qualities cannot compete with orthopedic spring (springless) mattress, so they are categorically contraindicated people with spinal disease. Yes, and healthy people It is not worth it to abuse rest on an air mattress (bed). In addition, the complex structure of the mattress is created by many partitions, and it is precisely the places of joints, glues and seams – the most weak, it is there that they are most often torn. Therefore the more difficult the inner filling of the mattress, the less durable and durable it is will be. Yes, and to repair the mattress in these places is the hardest – for счет сгибания/разгибания склейка оказывается ненадежной.
Полностью надувается запасной матрас для гостей за 3-5 минут, аminimum storage space required
But still the main disadvantage of an air mattress is its low durability, vinyl coating is very easy to punch. Average term mattress service – about one and a half years.
Extreme hanging berth which is easier not to make heavier, and use an air mattress
Air mattress on the second sleeping tier of the mobile home
Advice! If you have pets at home, especially cats, then about an air mattress should not be considered as main berth.
Another point is the price, manufacturers emphasize that air mattress is much cheaper than usual. But since their the service life is much shorter considering how much it costs air mattress for sleep and multiply by the number of times that it will have to be replaced (to get the operating time of the traditional mattress), then the economic effect will be almost zero.
Some air mattresses copy the look of ordinary
How to choose a mattress: what will require attention
First of all, the choice is based on the future destination. air mattress. If he has an active camp life, then here it is worth stopping by a thinner air mattress. If do you plan to use it regularly for relaxation, then in this If you still need to buy an inflatable bed – with frequent using it is much more comfortable. In addition, if you lay it on floor, then dense vinyl in combination with a “thick” layer of air will become reliable thermal insulation, not passing a cold from below from a floor. If in camping trip some discomfort is justified, then sleep at home well getting dressed is not an option at all.
Thin air mattress is the best choice for use with camping tent
An important point is the size accepted by manufacturers standard somewhat different from our usual:
Jr. TWIN – single, standard – 76 x 191, the narrowest option, which is convenient for the beach, but not at all for relax. Due to its light weight, it is quite unstable – if roll over sharply, then the mattress may tip over, especially if it almost fully pumped up
TWIN – one and a half, dimensions 99 x 191, less often you can meet 102 x 203 cm. This is the most optimal option for one person. Spacious on the one hand, risk on the other roll over is minimal.
DOUBLE – double mattress, 137 x 192 (sometimes 137 x 203), for two it will still be a bit narrow.
QUEEN – a variant of a double mattress, only wider (152 cm) and longer (203 cm), although in our understanding – this is just one and a half size. In principle, this size is quite may be enough for two to rest comfortably at night
KING is the royal standard (although us – this is exactly the “double bed”), 183×203 cm .. Usually it air beds with a height of 50-56 cm, although there are models up to 70 cm tall.
In addition, several factors should be considered:
- load – always indicated in the data sheet products, but on average a single mattress can withstand the load up to 110-120 kg, double – up to 200, and with special internal inserts – 250-280 kg
- pump – manual or electric. For inflatable beds are better to choose an option with built-in electric pump, but for a tourist mattress – with a manual one, which can to be both built-in and separate (manual, foot, electric from the battery. recently appeared electric models working from the cigarette lighter in the car)
Some models of air mattresses are suitable for placement in family cars and SUVs
Truck-body air mattress – indispensable for camping
Advice! The best option if the valve for inflation will have a screw cap – so more reliable and it less air than one that just is inserted.
- pillows or head restraints – can be like built into the mattress, and included in the package. Other option – an inflatable back, it is much more comfortable to relax with it
- flocking – tactilely very accurate resembles velor, but besides this it does not allow the laid bedding slide freely on the mattress
- weight is important only if you going to wear a mattress while camping. The average weight is about 5-6 kg, but there are special “tourist” models in which the weight is reduced to 3-4 kg (true, this is achieved by reducing the thickness PVC walls, and therefore – general reliability)
Next, we consider the rating of the best mattress models
No. 1. Supreme Air-Flow Bed Queen Intex 66962
|Indeed, almost a royal double (although in our opinion – one and a half) air bed (mattress). Advanced design almost completely eliminates the difference between a traditional mattress and an air bed. For creating maximum comfort a vacationer uses a double supporting system, while the upper part allows adjust the rigidity of the bed by changing the pumping force. The side and top of the bed are covered with material, tactile resembling velor. Full filling time – 3.5 minutes, the most permissible weight is 273 kg, dimensions – 152x203x48 cm.|
Price – 7370 – 8100 rub
“Quality bed substitute, enjoyed almost six months, while doing the repair, then there was no money. Sleep comfortably, don’t slip, don’t fall through. ”
“Heavy – 16.5 kg, big doubts about the relief – than the more connections, the greater the probability of a breakthrough
No. 2. Intex Ultra Plush Bed 67952
|In fact – a single version of the previous model 46 cm high and 203×102 cm in size. Double supporting system with the ability to control the pumping force of the upper parts. Strictly speaking, this mattress cannot be called orthopedic, but Rigid enough for natural body position on the bed. Production Material – high-quality vinyl (0.5 mm thick), special on the sides a coating that accurately imitates velor. Inflating time -2.5 minutes, the maximum allowable weight is 140 kg.|
Price – 3200 – 6110 rub
“For one person – very spacious and comfortable, the sheet is not slips, healthy normal sleep. True, first a couple of days there was a slight smell of rubber, but then weathered. ”
“Actually, it took 3.5 minutes to pump up. In there’s a bag where you can easily pack a mattress. ”
No. 3. Bestway 67483
|Double mattress bed, for greater comfort having an inflatable back. FROM a conventional air mattress to sleep it favorably distinguish sizes that are quite comparable to the standard mattress: length 226 cm, width 152 cm, height – as much as 74 cm. Built-in electric pump allows you to fully pump air bed in 4 minutes. To give the bed strength and resilience, inside it special longitudinal partitions are provided. The maximum allowable weight is 295 kg. The bed has a special soft to the touch coating that prevents rolling linen.|
Price category – from 4393 to 6300 rubles.
“Bought, although there were some doubts. All the same,” them ” dvuhspalka – this is our one and a half. But bought, conveniently, for giving even nothing, especially when compared with these clamshell monsters. ”
“Well, if there is electricity, otherwise you get tired of pumping. Stable, even if you lie, you can safely get up – not flips over. ”
“The size of the back is somehow incomprehensible. For the headrest – too big. “It’s too small to read while sitting.”
Number 4. Intex 67726 Mid Rise Pillow Rest Bed
|Double (dimensions 203 x 152 x 41 cm) inflatable a bed with a double support system. In the two-chamber the lower chamber acts as a frame, providing elasticity and shape support, and the upper chamber performs the functions traditional mattress. For stiffness inside there are transverse partitions. From other double models, this is distinguished by two moment. The first is quite low weight, only 8.5 kg (usually beds of this size are almost twice as heavy). Second – unusual, attractive rounded shapes of the bed plus – small integrated headrest. Above – flock coating, very similar on the velor. The electric pump is able to bring the bed to “working” condition in 3 minutes. The most permissible load – 235 kg|
“Compact, not heavy, comfortable bed. Air holds ok, but every 3-4 days it’s worth a little pump up, good pump electric so no problem
No. 5. TWIN 2-IN-1 Intex 67743
|Set “2 in 1”, the presence of 4 clasps, locks allows get either one high single bed or two single mattress measuring 191 x 99 x 23 cm. In addition, each of mattresses are pumped separately, only the pump is not included, it will have to be bought separately. Total weight – 6 kg, permissible load – not more than 136 kg.|
Price – 3950 – 4700 rubles
“Very convenient, I take one part with me for fishing, but at home can be used as two at once (especially good in winter, so that from sex wasn’t attracted), but if suddenly not everyone had enough space, then you can decompose. ”
“Locks are not very strong, with frequent use they lose strength. I inflate the lower part completely, and the upper one adjust the stiffness, it’s more comfortable to sleep. ”
A thin air mattress is a witty way out when it is problematic to move furniture to the attic for recreation
Stylish air mattress in a modern bedroom
Other models include:
- INTEX Queen Downy 66929 – Good Camping Option, Double 22cm high mattress and built-in foot pump (not necessary worry that he will be lost). Weight – 5 kg, maximum allowable load – 273 kg. Cost – 1 648 – 1 739 rub.
- BestWay 67374 – a double mattress from durable and high-quality PVC with dimensions of 203X152x22 cm, the upper side – flock coating. The advantage of the model is a complete set, including two airbags and a mechanical pump. Permissible load – 295 kg Cost – 1600 – 1930 rubles.
- Intex 68799 – a tourist option, very light – only 3 kg, but it is able to withstand a load of 273 kg. Cost – from 1 141 to 1,690 rubles
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