Review of Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough Inflatable Mattress


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Rating:
5
On May 25, 2014
Last modified:September 25, 2015

Summary:

Ultra tough says it all. From everything that I've seen in my research it lives up to its name. Two chambers for better weight distribution which is a huge plus for comfort. Good, fast pump. Overall Quality Rating is 47 out of 50. All things considered, a good buy and perfect for camping, but for a home bed you could probably do better in its price range.

Huh, quite a mouthful to say, you’ll agree…the name I mean…

This thing of looking for an air bed that is just right for you is tiresome and confusing.

Right?

Well, it all ends here. You’ve reached the only website out there with a carefully crafted system of comparison and rating of air beds to allow you make a smart informed decision.

This page right here is a complete unbiased review of the Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough model.

But let’s see just how tough this “ultra tough” bed is under the scrutiny of the people using it and an aged outdoor enthusiast such as myself who’s been reviewing air bed for years now.

Here’s what we’ll do in this review:

  • Look at the specifications of the product
  • Look at the good things the actual users have to say about it – the PROs
  • Look at the bad things the users have to say – the CONs

The specifications of the product:

Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough Inflatable Mattress with Rechargeable Pump

  • The dimensions of the fully inflated mattress are 74 x 40 x 16 inches
  • The pump is hand held and rechargeable
  • Comes with a packing bag and a repair kit
  • Supports up to 300 lbs…
  • Perfect for camping because of it’s durability (the finish is made of laminated polyester)
  • Special design for optimal support (cross-beam)
  • Two chambers for added stability

See more pictures of this air bed – on Amazon.com

 

The good reviews of the product as per the end users – the PROs:

Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough Inflatable Mattress with Rechargeable Pump

  • By far the best air mattress for camping we’ve tried…
  • The box reads that the seams are electronically scanned for weaknesses under pressure…it sure feels like that’s true, I think I never came across a mattress that felt stronger and sturdier
  • Holds air great. Even for a big guy like me I had to add air only once every few days…
  • The pump is fast and easy to operate…
  • I don’t think any other camping mattress would survive what this baby went through with me…zero punctures or patches so far…
  • Sturdy material and great support, the pump holds like a champ, too…
  • I tested this mattress with almost double the weight it says on the box and it held great…
  • It’s a real bargain at this price…will follow you on your trips for years…
  • The comfiest camping mattress I ever tried…
  • I appreciate the height, the further away from the creepy crawlers the better…
  • Simply a great product all round…
  • This is serious bed, heavy duty, well built and the height is a great addition…
  • Well worth the investment…
  • I see no difference in comfort between this and a regular mattress…
  • Ideal for car camping…
  • The pump works great, fills the two chambers within minutes…
  • I feel that this bed is more durable and reliable than any air bed I owned before
  • When it comes to camping, nothing beats this bed…
  • Soft top doesn’t allow the sheets to slip, which is crucial for me on my camping trips, I hate waking up to a clutter of sheets and blankets…
  • It’s not light, but it packs up pretty small…
  • I hardly noticed a change when my real bed arrived…
  • It happens to be that my mattress gets unusually “tortured” with bouncing and shoes walking over it…this one is indestructible, and still comfortable…
  • Read more reviews (on Amazon.com)

The bad reviews – the CONs:

  • At first, I loved it…but it developed a leak just after a few uses…I am returning it and waiting for a replacement…
  • …why would you make a pump that has to be charged and can’t be plugged to use, this way I have one more thing to think about…
  • Not the best air mattress I’ve used, it is tough, but too heavy for backpacking…
  • The pump doesn’t hold the battery as long as specified on the box, it holds for just about 5 or 6 minutes, enough to fill the mattress, but still…

 

My resume:

Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough Inflatable Mattress with Rechargeable PumpIn my resumes, I often talk about similar stuff. I talk about how there’ll always be a statistical chance you’ll get a flawed product, chances that your product might get damaged in the mail and such…

You will see this with almost every mattress, except for the high-end, thousands of dollars in price luxury air beds.

That is why over time I learned to look at the negative reviews statistically, which basically means that I learned to recognize where something becomes a deal breaker. For example, I learned to recognize the number (%) of reviews talking about air leaks where the problem is not statistical but a real issue with the product.

To be point, I see no deal breakers with this product and it is a great camping bed, one of the best actually. It is “heavy duty” as so many people say in their reviews, but buyer beware, this also means it is just heavy and if you are a backpacker, forget this bed. This bed is primarily for car camping and around the house.

It received a high 47 out of 50 in the Overall Quality Rating and which puts it right there at the top along with the few percent of the best air mattresses on the market today.

Amazon.com – dedicated product page

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Revisiting the main feature for most people:

  • At the end, I like to revisit the one key buying point most people email me about – comfort.

What people are saying about the comfort of this bed:

Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough Inflatable Mattress with Rechargeable Pump

  • finally something that is both comfortable and tough
  • I’ve slept pretty comfortable on this…almost like a regular mattress…
  • we planned to camp for a bit longer and still be comfortable…mission accomplished…
  • nice, comfortable sleeping for two adults…
  • my regular mattress with springs is not this comfortable…
  • even without inflating the bottom tier, this is still the most comfortable camping air bed I’ve slept on
  • the most comfortable air bed I’ve owned…
  • In my book, a solid 5 star product.

SO what do you think about the Smart Air Beds Raised Ultra Tough Inflatable Mattress?

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James Menta

Camping Gear Reviewer at BestAirMattressGuide.com
Three things you need to know about James - he holds a degree in Materials Technology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he is a zealot for the great outdoors and he can never find his glasses.       In brief intermissions between looking for his glasses, he is the Editor-in-chief of BestAirMattressGuide.com.

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