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10 Best Air Mattresses for Camping

For max comfort next time you camp, you can’t go wrong with any of these portable, affordable air beds

Rebecca Straus
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Lightspeed Outdoors Queen PVC-Free Airbed

This highly portable bed is designed with camping and travel in mind. The battery-powered air pump is included and everything rolls easily into a carry bag. And PVC-free means you won’t have to deal with any headache-inducing scents!
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REI Co-op Relax

This supportive, lightweight, durable air mattress is an excellent choice for car camping. It loses minimal air, even after a few nights, and feels soft on top so you don’t have to pack a sheet. A hand air pump comes included, so you’ll never be in a bind over dead batteries—and it’ll help build some muscle.

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Coleman SupportRest Double-High Elite Air Mattress

For extended campground stays—or a week of glamping!—the Coleman SupportRest is the next best thing to your own bed. The extra height allows for added comfort when you’re at rest and ease upon getting up. The air mattress has a built-in electric pump for use with a wall outlet, but you’ll probably want to invest in a portable rechargeable air pump like this one for camping trips.
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ALPS Mountaineering Velocity Air Bed

This slim, lightweight air bed is perfect in smaller tents that would be cramped with a thicker mattress—it’s supportive without the extra bulk. The Velocity is also PVC-free, which means you won’t have to put up with that terrible chemical vinyl scent many air beds have. We also love that the rechargeable air pump is included.
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Big Agnes Insulated ALX Air

If you want something you can carry in your pack, you’ll love the ALX Air sleeping pad from Big Agnes. Everything about this mat is high-tech: It rolls down to the size of a beer can but puffs up fast. Larger outer tubes cradle you in the center of the bed, and the superior insulation keeps you extra warm.
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SoundAsleep Camping Series

Sound asleep is exactly what you’ll be when you spend a night on one of these air mattresses. The Camping Series is distinguished from other SoundAsleep beds by the rechargeable external air pump, making inflation a snap when you arrive at the campground.

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Coleman All-Terrain Single High Air Bed

The Coleman All-Terrain air bed is made of extra-durable materials so it can stand up to multiple camping trips every year. You can easily inflate it with a battery-powered or rechargeable air pump (not included). This queen model is designed to hold up to 800 pounds—most airbeds cap weight capacity at 500.
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Intex Queen Downy Airbed

At $25 for a queen, you aren’t going to find a more affordable air mattress. Designed for the outdoors, the exterior materials are waterproof and tough, and you don’t need any electrical or battery-powered pumps to inflate it—simply use the built-in foot pump.
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KingCamp 2-Person PVC-Free Ultralight Camping Air Mattress

This queen bed only weighs six pounds! It’s damp-resistant, and comes with a battery-powered pump—exactly what you need for an extended campground stay.
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ALPS Mountaineering Rechargeable Air Bed

Designed specifically for campers, this comfy bed has a rechargeable pump, so you won’t have to keep spending money on pricey DD batteries. Can’t recharge it at the campground? Use the convenient car charging cord next time you’re out exploring the area!
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