REI Co-op Kingdom Insulated Air Bed ($149)

Double-wide and extremely comfortable, Exped’s premium self-inflating sleeping pad provides an excellent night's sleep for two

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Air bed

79 x 56 x 6 in. (Queen)

5 lbs. 13 oz. (without pump)


Comfortable, well built, and affordably priced.

Air beds take up a lot of space and don’t insulate very well in cold temps.

The idea of a full-on air mattress is a great option for families, couples or just prefer the space. Our most popular outdoor-friendly design in this class is the REI Kingdom Insulated Air Bed. The Kingdom is higher away from the ground than self-inflating models in the previous category (6 in. to be precise) This translates into amazing comfortable and cushioning. Additionally, you get a sturdy and sturdy construction, as well as in addition to separate valves for inflation and deflation for easy use and seams that are welded to ensure that leaks are not a problem. Like the Exped above this one, the Kingdom can double as a guest bed for home, adding to the overall worth.

What are the disadvantages of opting for an air bed similar to that of the REI Kingdom? To begin with it is that the Kingdom is quite big and heavy when packed, and takes up quite a bit of space inside your vehicle. The second reason is that air mattresses don’t protect you from the ground like an ordinary camping mat, and REI’s R-value of 2.6 indicates that you’ll need to put it away when the temperatures at night will be particularly cold. If you do suffer punctured, it could be quite a hassle to find and fix the leak. If the comfort of your cushion is one of the your top goals, the Kingdom won’t be disappointed. For a more affordable but less adaptable option in this class check out the Coleman SupportRest down below.