Recommendations for an Air Bed

Looking at purchasing an air bed as we will be hosting a family of 6 from interstate for a wedding in March.

We last used one a couple of years (do not recall the brand) when we stayed with friends at a holiday house and it was surprisingly comfortable.

Seeking recommendations in terms of comfort, ease of use - setting it up and storage, and any other things of relevance to take into purchase consideration.

TIA

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    https://www.domayne.com.au/bedroom/mattresses-ensembles/aero...

    We have one like this, but you can get cheaper versions. I like the inbuilt pump so you can inflate it easily.

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      Thanks. Yes, an inbuilt pump is preferred.

      Quick search bought up quite a few variations for this brand too.

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    Kmart ones are pretty good for the price

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    This type of mattress is amazingly quick to set up and very comfortable.

    There are quite a few other brands available on Amazon.

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      Thank-you.

      My husband suggested a camping bed variety as it will be for two of the kids and he doesn't think they'll be too fussed as long as the air bed is comfortable.

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    I can wholeheartedly recommend the full height, built in pump style ones.

    These are probably as close, comfort wise, to a proper bed. Ours is the Coleman one.
    Inflation in 2-3 mins, similar for deflation.

    Price isn't the cheapest, but if it's going to see a bit of use over a couple of years then it's well worth it

    https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sale/coleman-queen-size-dou...

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      Thanks for the recommendation. It's actually a good price when you compare it to the Eurobed brand which I was initially considering.

      The one at the holiday house was also a 'high' air bed so this is my preference.

      You're right - unsure how much use we'll get out of it as we don't go camping & don't usually host a tribe of 6 which is why my husband doesn't want to spend as much. I'm more concerned that guests will be comfortable and no spontaneous deflation in the middle of the night.

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        If you want them to be comfortable, the full height ones are great. We sometimes put a mattress protector on top too for a bit of extra comfort.
        More comfortable guests = happier guests!

        Haven't had any deflation issues with ours, after maybe 15 uses. It's always recommended to fully inflate a couple of days before use and leave it like that, so the rubber can stretch. After that, it should stay inflated through the night.

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          It's always recommended to fully inflate a couple of days before use and leave it like that, so the rubber can stretch. After that, it should stay inflated through the night.

          Ahhh - thanks, very useful advice !

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