'It’s like sleeping on a bed': This $85 air mattress is a must-have for camping

Alyssa Tria
·3 min read

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Etekcity Upgraded Camping Air Mattress Queen Size Airbed
Etekcity Upgraded Camping Air Mattress Queen Size Airbed

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Looking to plan the ultimate staycation this summer? Camping is just one of the ways to take a break from your everyday routine and relax. With that said, a few nights in the great outdoors shouldn’t mean you have to compromise your comfort and sleeping situation.

For a night’s rest that’s just as good as your bed at home, consider an air mattress instead of option for just a sleeping bag. And while that may seem like a hassle to pack and set, Amazon reviewers are raving about one $85 mattress that is easy to transport, store and inflate in just under two minutes.

What is it?

Introducing the Etekcity Camping Air Mattress. Available in both twin and queen sizes ($110), this travel-friendly mattress is designed with durable construction and technology that can withstand up to 450 lbs in weight without deflating or sinking. The multi-layer flocked top is puncture-resistant, waterproof and features a velvety surface that offers an extra layer to insulate warmth, delivering a real bed sleeping experience.

Etekcity Camping Air Mattress

Etekcity Upgraded Camping Air Mattress Queen Size Airbed
Etekcity Upgraded Camping Air Mattress Queen Size Airbed

SHOP IT: Amazon, $85-$110

How does it work?

The mattress is designed with two separate valves — an inner valve for fast inflation and an outer valve for desired firmness. Each purchase includes a cordless and rechargeable air pump and a set of nozzles. To set it up, use the included adapters to recharge the pump beforehand at home or in the car and inflate the mattress in just 90 seconds.

Etekcity Camping Air Mattress
Etekcity Camping Air Mattress

What are customers saying?

The Etekcity Camping Air Mattress is currently backed by a 4.4-star rating, and while there are only 104 customer reviews, 89 per cent of customers agree that this is a “quality air mattress.”

“We've used this mattress for two nights tent camping and so far no complaints. Placed directly on the ground inside the tent, it was sturdy and barely deflated overnight with two 180 lbs adults. The pump works well, and rolls up to decent size for transport,” reads one five-star review.

“This mattress is so amazing, it’s like sleeping on a bed. We followed the initial instructions and found all of the instructions information helpful. We use this camping and for two adults (and sometimes a big dog) and it is just as comfortable as a real mattress from home. This air mattress is more comfortable than many of the beds we’ve slept on. It is good quality, easy to inflate and we love that the pump is chargeable in both a home outlet and a car charger outlet. Do not hesitate to buy this mattress, you will not regret it,” reads another.

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.