As promised, below is a comparison of the TOP 3 air mattresses. You’ll see their overall ratings, testing results and ratings in the 10 quality categories.
Let’s dig right in…
& price comparison
Series Air Mattress
SoundAsleep seems to be here to stay
When the SoundAsleep hit the market back in 2013, we sincerely didn’t expect much – we certainly didn’t expect the bed to dominate in ratings like it’s been doing over the last few years.
Apart from simply testing best in all important aspects like: Air retention, Comfort & Durability one of it’s main advantages is the fact that they are a small family-run company and they treat every customer like it’s the one.
We know because we did some mystery shopping with SoundAsleep over the last year, returning mattress just because “we thought it’s a different hue of blue”
That last one is actually a quote from one of our mystery shopping sprees. We’re not proud of it, but we did it to test the customer service – what we can report back is that went above & beyond every time.
At the moment, SoundAsleep has no real competition in all aspects that matter
How are the mattresses rated and what is an Overall Quality Rating
The air mattresses are rated based on a statistical model I’ve crafted over the years of doing air mattress reviews. It excludes any bias because it relies on user reviews that are gathered from all around the web.
Here is how the rating process works:
Step 1: We buy the air mattresses with our own money and never accept “testing samples” which we are offered on daily basis from companies not saying it, but implying that they expect a favorable review in return. For the company representatives reading this, don’t bother messaging us about this.
Step 2: We send the air mattresses out to our featured testers – these are are people active in the blogosphere but from all walks of life, from campers and adventurers to moms.
*if you have a blog that you think might be relevant, contact us about the opportunity to become our tester*
Step 3:We ask them to rate the airbed in 10 quality categories
- How well it holds air
- Materials and finish
- Easy to handle/store
- Edges sturdiness
- Durability Customer Services/Guarantee
Step 4: We pool that information with our own ratings and in-house testing in the same categories and find the average score in each category. Overall Quality rating you see here is the average of all those ratings.
Step 5: We follow up and ask them if they want to update
Looking at our evidence about the Sound Asleep we sent out 27 SoundAsleep air mattress over the last 4 years.
It’s the top rated airbed in 8 out of 10 categories – in the category of price some of the lower-quality cheaper models are rated 10/10 because you can get them for a price a lunch but they are likely to give in before you’re finished with the lunch.
The other category of Durability it’s rated 9/10 and there are air mattresses for extreme conditions that are extra thick but bulky,heavy and at least twice as expensive.
With hope that our reviews are helpful,