Portable mattresses aren’t exactly the latest hit in the world. They have been among us for quite some time and they are a well-known item. However, due to the recent improvements in this industry, newer models are better than ever. Now it is possible to get a portable mattress that will provide an extremely high level of comfort, no matter where you are. If you travel a lot, this is definitely an item you are going to need. In fact, an item you must have!
Mattresses of this kind must be compact. It means that they must be easily folded and unfolded in a matter of seconds. There is no point in getting a mattress that requires half an hour to be unfolded. At the same time, we will add the benefit of a perfect size. In general, each mattress, designed for this application should be small enough to carry with you, but big enough to provide a severe amount of comfort.
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Now we have come to the sub-types of mattresses. They can be divided into two categories. Those made from foam, which are bigger, but more comfortable and those made from fabric, inflatable mattresses in fact. They are slightly less comfortable and they are more complicated to prepare for usage, but they are smaller to carry. Try to remember that this factor isn’t as important as the aforementioned one.
Ventilated air flow is one of those features we mentioned earlier, one of the newer additions. It is a simple feature that most people don’t pay attention to, but it has a huge effect. For example, the main benefit of it is temperature regulation. With it, sleeping will be more comfortable, simply because the temperature will be lower. Note: If you live or travel in warmer areas, this feature is a must!
A bottom that is anti-slippery is another feature we appreciate. It can make a difference and it makes a mattress much better choice. In general, you can use it on any surface and it will stay precisely where you want it. Usually, inflatable mattresses have this feature as standard, but those made from foam may feature it (usually more advanced models).
We have tested a few portable mattresses that are currently very popular on the market. They are late models, so they feature almost all features we spoke about here.
- Milliard Tri-Folding Mattress, with Ultra Soft Removable Cover and Non-Slip Bottom
This is the first item we tested and we were more than just satisfied. The best thing about it is the fact it comes in three separate parts, so it is easy to transport and it features full size. It is an ideal model to carry on camping trips when travel and when you have more guests than your home can accommodate. The main advantages are comfort, advanced features and high-quality. Nevertheless, this is an affordable model!
The main material is the foam. It is well-known for having therapeutic properties and it makes sleeping better and healthier because it keeps the body in perfect alignment. The foam in question is the CertiPUR-US, also known as one of the best kinds available to the manufacturers. It has been tested and approved by numerous institutes. Note: The same type of foam is used for beds and mattresses made purely for therapeutic applications.
Thanks to the ventilated air feature, sleeping is more comfortable and perfect temperature will always be something you can achieve. The dimensions are 27.3 x 11.4 x 11.3 inches, which suggest that you will sleep 12 inches above the ground, another proof of high comfort. In addition, it weighs only 10.9 pounds.
- CertiPUR-US foam.
- Easy to transport.
- Ventilated air flow feature.
- Anti-slip bottom.
- Easy to unfold and use.
- Narrow for larger people.
- Too firm for some individuals.
- Milliard Tri Folding Mattress Twin, with Ultra Soft Removable Cover and Non-Slip Bottom
The model in question is similar to the previous one. It is also made from CertiPUR-US foam that features extra durability and high level of comfort. It will be able to withstand high amounts of weight and it will still maintain the perfect shape, which is suitable for people with high weight. The foam is also the best and the most important benefit of this mattress. It makes it ideal for camping trips, reunions and any other application you may have in mind. The cover features anti-slip bottom, so you can use it on any surface as well. Note: This addition is needed if you plan to use the mattress on slippery floors.
Ventilated air flow is another feature we spoke earlier and another one that makes the entire mattress much better. It is highly effective in reducing the temperature. In this case, it is upgraded, due to the fact this model has larger dimensions than the first model. Luckily, the upgrade was successful, so we must add the fact it is more than just useful. Other facts you should know include the simplicity to fold/unfold it, low weight and 3 elements.
The biggest difference between these two models is in the dimensions and the weight. This one has 78 x 38 x 4 inches dimensions and 17 pounds of weight. It makes it slightly heavier than equivalent models, but it makes it perfect for larger people. Due to this point, we can say that this is the best choice for reunions or for people who need an extra bed in their home.
- Ventilated air flow.
- Easy to use.
- Non-slippery bottom.
- Isn’t high enough.
- Intex Pillow Rest Raised Airbed with Built-in Pillow and Electric Pump
Don’t think that this is one of the cheapest alternatives. In a matter of fact, this is one of the best air beds you can find today. It features modern advantages and it has a lot to offer. The first thing we will mention is the 16.5-inch height from the floor. It makes it perfectly comfortable, no matter where and who sleeps on it. This is also the main reason why we liked this model and why we highly recommend it.
There are some built-in features you will need and appreciate. The first one is the air pump. This unit is the most powerful one you can get, so it can inflate the mattress in less than 3 minutes. Remember that this is the high-end portable mattress so you should expect high-end features, such is the one we have just mentioned. Another built-in feature are the pillows. Thanks to them, this mattress is more comfortable than you can imagine.
It isn’t small. The dimensions are 75 x 39 x 16.5 inches and the weight is 11.5 pounds. However, it can withstand up to 300 pound weight load, which is simply impressive. The bottom line is that this model is amazing value for money and it is probably the best inflatable portable mattress you can buy.
- Very comfortable.
- Built-in air pump.
- Can be ready in 3 minutes.
- 300 pound weight load.
- Built-in pillow.
- 5 inches from the ground.
- Requires electricity to be used, which limits the functionality.
- Short warranty.