I need the finest camping air mattress in all the land
August 11, 2014 9:51 AM Subscribe
My family likes camping. My extended family LOVES camping. I like camping OK except that I sleep very very badly and that makes me miserable. I need the best queen-sized air mattress available that can be inflated without an electric outlet. Specific details inside.
posted by KathrynT to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The family members are me (250 pound woman with a car accident in the past 6 months that has left me with a lot of low back and hip pain), husband (190 pound man with autoimmune arthritis), and our two children, currently seven and three. This is not a situation that a thermarest or other backpacking mattress can ever adequately solve, nor does it need to -- we are car camping for the foreseeable future. I want one air mattress that I can drop into our coleman 4-person tent that we can then all sleep on in something approximating comfort, something super deluxe with baffles and . . . whatever else makes an air mattress good, but which can be inflated with a battery-operated or manual foot pump. And ideally which will be tough enough to last us for several trips without developing a slow leak such that we all end up lying on the ground at 4 AM. Help me to never spend another camping trip trying not to cry while I stare at the ceiling of the tent and pray for the sun to come up!