Welcome to the March update of the guide on the best air mattress and their reviews.
March finds us on a kind of a high, because we finally have a change in the 3 TOP-rated airbeds.
A new exciting (well, exciting for us) arrival to the market is now ranked 3rd behind the undisputed SoundAsleep.
The Dream Series by SoundAsleep has been lounging comfortably at the top with a significant gap in ratings over the runner-up for more than a year now.
You’ll understand the reasons of our (it might seem) frivolous excitement, as you scan and hopefully read the reviews of the air mattresses.
We wish the competition was closer
Alas, we don’t see that happening anytime soon, at least not for the title of the best-air mattress and the # 1 spot where the SoundAsleep Dream Series has, as we said, dominating for almost 2 years now.
However, after 6 months of calm seas, any change is good. See the rankings just below the introductory video ( which explains who I am and what we do at BestAirMattressGuide).
Video demonstration of the best air mattress
Make sure you take a minute to watch the video demo below, it’s crucial for understanding the advantages of the currently top-rated airbed.
It will also help you understand everything discussed in the reviews.
90 Seconds SoundAsleep Video Demo
Let’s summarize and see the top choices side by side, along with their basic specs and overall ratings.
The best air mattresses of March 2017 are:
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(out of 10)
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Below, we’ll just go into some airbeds that were close but didn’t quite make it to the TOP 3
In other words, a few honorary mentions that we didn’t have the heart to leave out.
4th best air mattress review
Serta Raised with a never flat pump – ratings 84/100
The Serta Raised with the never flat pump is one of the air mattresses that never left the TOP 10. Literally never when it comes to our website – since we started it back in 2012 it was below the place #10.
It’s low point was at the very beginning when it was dancing from place 7-10 for about a year. But, to be honest, back then we were still trying to tweak our testing and rating methods to truly reflect the quality of the air mattress. As things settled, this Serta quietly found its way into the TOP 5 and, then, the TOP 3 where it stayed for over 6 months. Up to this month’s update, that is.
Fact sheet of the Serta Raised never flat:
- comes with a regular flocked top or a pillow top
- the never-flat system detects any pressure changes and keep the bed inflated by silently adding air
- inflation and deflation in under 4 minutes
- easy to set up
- easy to store
- quality of a real bed
- easy to inflate and very comfortable
- thick vinyl, seems very durable
- well worth the price
- provides great support because of the multi-chamber design that distributes weight evenly
- sturdy edges
- nice deep pocket so sheets are easy to tuck
- good customer support
- plastic smell can linger for days
- occasionally reported leakages
5th best air mattress review
* and a TOP CHOICE among EZ airbeds with a frame
Ratings – 84/100
The Insta EZ is a high-end product with a price tag to match but if you want an airbed that will be the talk of the breakfast table
Important features include:
- 78″ x 60″ x 22″ when fully inflated
- 64″ x 54″ x 11.5″ frame (unique design in airbeds)
- NeverFlat patented, built-in pump
- self-deploying design of the frame for easy set up
What people who own it say:
- very comfortable
- holds air well
- simple to operate
- super fast delivery
- platform legs are a great idea, it keeps you away from the ground
- firm, no sinking into the middle if two people are using it
- occasionally reported leaks
6th best air mattress review
* and a top budget solution
Intex Comfort Plush Durabeam (Elevated ) – 72/100
If you need an airbed that will be used often, this budget-friendly blow up bed might be the choice for you.
Intex is one of the industry’s most established brands. However, airbeds for home use are not their primary field, it’s stuff like lilos, above-ground pools, inflatable sofa and lunges and inflatable chairs.
Among their air mattresses, this one is by far the best choice. Opposed to their outdated models that might be cheap but rightfully so, the Comfort Plus is different.
Primary because of the new Fiber-tech technology.
It was always our mission to be as precise as possible and that led to diversification of our guides.
Some brand gossip (Aerobed, Intex, Coleman and some new arrivals)
I am a brand man and if that makes me shallow so be it, it’s the simple truth that some brands simply make the best air mattress. I buy same brand jackets whole my life, same brand jeans, I simply like the “energy” surrounding certain brands. And I believe that I have now found my brand of air mattresses. I’ll tell you here and now, when it comes to inflatable beds, I like Aerobed. Nowadays, Most of the bigger brands like Intex, Coleman, Serta have similar models and it’s a rat race. And the rat race is good, it results in better products and more attention to what we, the customers, need. And lately, some newbies, like Sound Asleep with their Dream Series have been shaking and baking in the market.
These are your top picks when it comes to air bed brands. Period. In the comparison tables we look at some other options because you can never have too much information, but in my honest opinion these brands are top notch, tested over time and passing the tests with flying colors. each of these brands has some fluke models, but we won’t be talking about those here. We’re interested in the best products.
Now we are coming to the “meat” of this page – the top 5 airbed reviews (in no particular order) . Just five inflatable beds that I humbly concluded are the best all things considered. Please read it, I lost my eyesight in front of that screen to compile this info.
Other air mattresses worth mentioning
Here, we wanted to mention the airbed that were at some point among the top 5 or 10 but have since seen a significant decline in ratings. We are trying to keep tabs on all the air mattresses we review here to better understand why quality declines happen so that we can better understand the industry trends and know what blow up beds need re-testing.
We do update our guides every two months but we don’t test the beds every two months, the updates are a result of updated reviews from our featured testers. Only when we see a significant decline is when we re-test the airbeds from scratch. These three have seen such a decline at some point over the last two years but we still can’t out our finger on the reason.
All the indicators with these beds (primarily leak development after 1, 3 and 6 months) have gone up, and not by little, hence the drop in ratings.
Ratings – 78 / 100
Other categories of reviews on BestAirMattressGuide.com
If you are here you are either looking for a guest bed for your house of camping gear like inflatable pads. If you are looking for the later, I’ve got you covered – here is my ultimate guide to sleeping pads. It’s where you’ll find comparison charts, recommended products and reviews of the best rated sleeping pads.
But here, we’ll mostly deal with air mattresses, most of them to be used for around the house or for less extreme camping conditions.
And it is a big decision, granted. Especially for those who have people over a lot. If you are not going to pamper yourself in these kind of things that determine the quality of your life, where else?
I am a perfectionist and at times very indecisive. My most recent search started with me having the feeling that I’ll go over to Amazon and order an air bed within 10-15 minutes. But this seemingly simple decision turned into hours and days of research, especially when I saw all the options, new brands, types and pros and cons of each of them. And let’s not forget here that I am an aged camper and I can safely brag that I do know a lot about air mattresses.
Well, this is not gonna happen to you. Why? Because you found this website. When things got complicated I started making notes and that turned into a notebook with tables and comparisons… OK, you must be thinking, “What a nut…” And you’re probably right. But be nice now, this nut is going to help you find the best air mattress for your money.
So, long story short, grab a mug of coffee and dig into this website, it is a shortcut that will save you tons of time and frustration. I have gathered the best of the best in air mattresses here. And don’t worry if you are intrigued, I will tell you which one I got in the end.
We hope the guide on the best air mattresses and their reviews helped
We sincerely hope so.
It’s a cliche but we cannot just tell you what to get. We don’t know your budget or your needs, but if you need our help just shoot me an email and I’ll respond within 24 hours.
Yes, one last thing that you should think about and is a good idea -using a mattress cover or pad to make the air bed more comfortable and protect it from punctures. I’ve created a definitive guide to choosing the right mattress protector where I cover the topic comprehensively. Take a look at that, it’s worth your time I guarantee it!
Take care and sleep tight.