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I have written a number of reviews now on how to make a camping holiday more enjoyable and more like being in a snuggly warm hotel but in the outdoors, definitely the best of both worlds. The other aspect to achieving this kind of comfort, obviously, is an airbed, they really are an essential purchase for a good nights sleep. Having spent many a night on one of those stupid rolled up mat things (mainly at festivals), whereby you can only sleep once completely drunk, i went camping with my parents and slept on an airbed and could not believe the difference, thus i highly recommend you purchase one quickly! I bought this one from the local tesco, after the bed i was originally using began to deflate overnight. That proves that its available anywhere, and i am sure it is online too.
Firstly, blowing it up is extremely easy, attach a pump of any kind to the nozzle at the bottom end and go for it, and soon you will have a nicely pumped air bed. Obviously laying on it whilst doing this at different stages is a good idea, to test how much air you want in; i actually found on the first night that having it too pumped up proved uncomfortable and something which i did not enjoy. It has a grippy top, to put your sheets or sleeping bag on, and to ensure you don't fall off it, whilst having a smoother bottom, so that it is comfy when placed on the floor.
I slept on this for 7 nights and after a first uncomfy night, when there was far too much air in it, i slept very well. It is quite thin, which can become a problem when rolling over, but at over 6ft long it suits most adults for a week or so.
As i already stated, i bought mine from Tesco where it retailed at just under £10, i think this is extremely good value as it is something that can be used again and again without too much hassle. I also believe it is available online for a good price so it may be worth looking on camping websites or equally somewhere like amazon.
Putting it down is also easy, it has a quick empty nozzle, which is about an inch wide, meaning that air floods out under pressure, and obviously it is then rolled up. You do get met with the standard airbed problem where you cannot get the last bits of air out, making it tricky to roll, but this is a flaw in the whole air bed idea, rather than with this product.
I therefore recommend this product very highly. It is well priced, comfortable and widely available. Get one quick to improve all your camping trips of the future.
Camping as a family we have had to upgrade to a four man tent and although that is enough room for two adults and two small children to more around in i didn't want be be using all the space up with air beds but after a few very rough nights on roll up camping mats an air bed was a must. We already have an adults air bed so decided one single air bed would be enough for the girls to share for now and would not take up too much room.
I choose the campingaz single air bed because it happened to be on offer at my time of purchase (march 2011) from Argos. Campingaz air bed cost me £12.99. You can buy a campingaz air bed from halfords, homebase, b&q and the ourdoor store. Amazon and ebay uk also sell the campingaz single air beds at a cheap prices online.
Campingaz airbed comes rolled up inside a vacuumed sealed plastic bag and has a puncture repair kit with it, i though including the puncture kit was a great idea.
A pump is required to blow the air bed up, we didn't test the bed before use , just took it with us easter weekend and blow it up on site where we were camping. It takes around fifteen minutes to do with a foot pump, much quicker if you are lucky enough to have an electric pump. After the pumping the valve locks itself to prevent any air being lost. When fully inflated the bed is nice and hard.
The campinga airbed measures' around 74 inches long, big enough to take an adult, measures 74 inches wide and around 7 inches thick. The air bed is made from pvc and is dark blue in colour, on top of the air bed its lined with some velour type material. I liked the material finish on the top of the air bed because it stops the sleeping bag or sheets slipping off. We use a fitted single sheet on it with two sleeping bags zipped out for my daughters and they manage to sleep top to tail (one at the top and one at the bottom. They are three years old so plenty room for both of them.
Campingaz air bed has a coiled structure inside to give support to the body and added comfort. My daughters both had a wonderful few nights sleep on the bed and woke looking a feeling refreshed ready for the day ahead. We have never camped on even ground, beside a lock the ground is very rough and lumpy but on the air bed this makes no difference as you can feel it.
On the day we were packing up the air bed got covered in mud and i wanted to wash it down when i got home so did it with the hose in the garden left to dry and a few house later it was fine.
I too have had a few nights sleep on the air bed when we had visitors last month and i camped out in the living room. The air bed was much comfortable than i had expected and plenty of room to move around without falling off.
I have not had any punctures yet so the kit is still untouched. I got a bargain on the campingaz air bed and its a purchase i am glad i made. I highly recommend the campingaz air bed.
Although in my younger days I happily spent the camping week sleeping on a simple foam mat, I now feel the need to join the majority of campers and protect myself from both the cold of the night time soil and any sharp stones or bumps with an inflatable airbed.
My first purchase was a cheaper brand that was both bulky to pack and also deflated slowly and silently during the night. I decided to upgrade and visited my local camping shop, PJ Camping, where I found the Campingaz single airbed for £12.99.
As always with a camping trip, space in the car is at a premium, so I was pleased to discover that, at 1.6kg, this inflatable mattress was both lighter and easier to fold than my cheaper model. It folds very flat and is easy to tuck away safely in a corner of the boot.
This mattress has only one chamber, unlike some other models which have separate chambers for the 'pillow' end and the bed. For this reason, there is only one valve; an imposing plastic valve which is located on the short end of the bed. This valve is the Airtight double lock valve system, which Campinggaz claim prevent leaks. It locks in air two ways, which is extremely useful during inflation as the air cannot leak out once it has been pumped in - always annoying with cheaper models and less sophisticated valves.
The valve entrance is very large, about the diameter of my thumb, and for this reason some of the cheaper pumps do not include a fitting to inflate the bed. I had to buy a new pump with a variety of different sized fittings before I could inflate my bed.
Inflation itself is very quick and is also trouble free, due to the design of the valve. The whole valve then clicks down so it is recessed into the mattress, which seals the air by pushing the valve backwards over an internal yellow stopper. Once the bed is inflated, the plastic cap clicks down over the valve, thus making it even more secure.
The large valve makes deflation very quick and easy - much quicker than using the smaller valves often found on older models.
~~Design and Use~~
Once inflated, the bed measures 188cm long, 74cm wide, and 19cm high. The sleeping side is covered by 53mm flocked pvc, which stops the sleeping bag slipping around and also stops you slipping off the bed in the night.
The bed is very durable, with 33mm pvc preventing accidental puncture and good quality seams and joints preventing leaks and deterioration.
Like most inflatable airbeds, this one comes with a repair kit, but I have never had an opportunity to try this out, as the bed itself is very robust.
I have now used my airbed for two years, for about 15 nights in total. It has remained completely leak free, and does not deflate at all during the night. Even when I have used it for 5 consecutive nights, I have not felt the need to re-pump.
In conclusion, this is one of the best airbeds that I have owned. It is a very reasonable price and a product that I would recommend.
With summer now finally upon us, and the music festival season only just getting into full swing, there's no better time to consider buying good quality camping gear, at good quality prices. But what makes an enjoyable camping experience? Well, in recent years I've made do with a double layer of roll mat slumped over the tents ground mat for a mattress - and unless suitably intoxicated, this proves very uncomfortable. So, my first piece of advice is, buy an air-bed!
I received two 'Campingaz Single Air-beds' as part of a package deal when I purchased my two-man tent from Blacks in Nottingham. To be used for camping by a local lake on several sunny evenings of the summer break, I couldn't have asked for a better collection of items to carry out the task at hand! Although the tent is reasonably small, the air-beds fit neatly inside the main compartment, and at roughly 6-feet in length, they suit the majority of users well.
How do you use the bed?
Setting up the air-bed couldn't be simpler. Attaching a supplied foot-pump (or any standard sized pump) you fill the bed with air through several different opening points in the fabrics exterior. I wouldn't advise pumping the bed by blowing into it like a balloon, not only will this take far longer, its doubtful that you will be able to fill the bed with a sufficient pressure of air. When the bed feels firm and you have tested that it doesn't deflate by lying on it in a dignified fashion, you are ready to place it inside your tent!
I find the task of inflating this product very quick and satisfactory. On some other models I've had the privilege of owning, filling them with air can prove incredibly frustrating and time-consuming. Being quick to assemble, the 'Campingaz' air-bed leaves you with time to put up your tent and collect fire wood before dark!
How is the nights sleep?
I've tried out the beds once. Pitching the tent on relatively level ground (...littered with bumps and roots) we managed to camp the full distance of the night and the beds were pretty comfortable. The main thing is getting used to the difference in texture and flexibility with the bed in comparison with yours at home. This can be quite tricky, but after that you'll find drifting off to a peaceful sleep as easy as any other night - regarding you're not an insomniac (...which I believe is unlikely on a site like Dooyoo!).
Waking up in the morning may be a delirious experience for some, but once you get your bearings you realise that you didn't fall off the bed or find yourself constantly re-positioning throughout the night - job done, time for some fishing!
What is the quality of the product like?
I can see this product being long-lasting. It seems reliable and durable enough. The only danger with regards to it standing the test of time is in the way you store it. If it's not properly folded up and placed in a bag/box away from the rusty nails and seeping damp of the garage, a slow event involving product penetration or interior perspiration could destroy the item!
The final word.
A great purchase with my tent package, but an equally great purchase on its own. These are very cheap at roughly £10 per inflatable, and will suit every camper (...given that to be a camper you must be able to withstand some discomfort!). I highly recommend this product!
It is festival time again and I have been rooting out my camping gear and am going to review the various bits and bobs I am yet to feature on dooyoo. The first of these items I am looking at is from one of my favourite brands, Campingaz and it's the Single Airbed in question.
I attend and have attended many festivals over the years and have always had an airbed in the tent. I am in a terrible mood if I cant get to sleep so need an airbed to avoid the horrid ground usually reserved for camping.
I paid £17.99 for this bed and its has been worth every penny. I decided to pay the above normal price for an airbed as I have a great past experience with the Campingaz range and have again not been let down here. It's a fantastic product that has provided great use.
In terms of comfort as long as you inflate this right, it's a very comfy airbed and even on the most rough and uneven ground it feels so nice and so comfy and is far better than other beds I have used. It retains air well, is easy to inflate with the valve system and once up stays up for the whole weekend. It doesn't need constant re pumping and after a night in front of a festival stage the last thing you need is to have to re pump the bed.
The material on the top coating is also very very durable and solid and doesn't "stick" like others.
The bed is also very durable made of a very tough and resistant material. This bed has been folded, packed, tugged and basically treated very badly indeed and survived. Its been on rough ground, had more than one person slept on it and been carried from one end of the country to others in various conditions and has lasted a treat with limited noticeable signs of deterioration or wear. It is firm, solid and looks almost as good as new after a couple of years of this! That's the sign of a well made product.
You also get a "puncture repair kit" of sorts with the pack which will come in very handy but I have had little use for this yet.
All in all this is an excellent, tough, durable and comfortable bed that is easy to inflate and lasts a lifetime. It is another excellent example of the range of Campnigaz products!
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In the past I have owned collapsable camping beds and the foam roll-up floor mats for when im out camping. I have had mixed experiences with both, but since getting the Campingaz inflatable single air bed I have to say that there are more positives than with other sleeping comfort solutions. When camping, it is always nice to have a few small comforts, and sleeping on a cold, hard groundsheet does not inspire a good nights sleep. I don't sleep well at the best of times, so anything that can aid my sleep is welcome in my tent!
The Campingaz 'Quickbed' airbeds are made from PVC and are flock lines for comfort. The flock lining helps you stay on the airbed when sleeping, as if it were just a PVC surface you would slide about a little too easily. It also keeps noise down from friction between sleeping bag and the air bed. The 'Airtight' system is said to ensure a leak-free and more robust bed, this is due to the 'Double Lock' valve. A repair kit is included in the package and although the PVC is thick enough to resist puncture it is inevitable that it could happen at some time.
The air bed is very comfortable to sleep on, and I can't say anything comes close to the experience. I was a big fan of camping beds, and the following is why this was always the case. The Campingaz air bed comes in two sizes, medium and double. I would recommend the single bed for camping, as if you are carrying it around the double may be very heavy for one person. Unfortunately this is a concern for walkers who wish to travel light. Tents can be lightweight to cut down on weight, but with such a heavy air bed I think this would detract from its comfort for the serious camper. If, however, you are on a canpsite arriving in a car then this wouldn't be an issue, but weight and the fact it is quite bulky when packed away could be a concern for many.
Overall, certainly a comfortable experience and although there are downsides this is a quality product that will be useful for many campers. The price is attractive at around £12 for the single, a weight of around 1.6kg is certainly a downside.
During a camping trip in the Summer of 2009 I realised that I am far too old to comfortably sleep on the floor, even while inside the thickest sleeping bag possible. I decided to have a look in the on-site shop and find out how much they were charging for their airbeds; I only really wanted a cheap one as I do have others at home, although was somewhat resigned to paying a higher than reasonable price considering how expensive this particular shop was. A stroke of luck led me to visit during a sale of goods which had had their packaging damaged during the floods of 2007 and I was able to purchase a single Campingaz Quickbed for the excellent price of £7.99.
Luckily my son-in-law had a Campingaz pump as I would have been rather scuppered without it, due to the clever (but not particularly practical) double valve which supposedly helps the bed inflate quicker and keep the air inside for longer. I say not particularly practical as the double valve does mean you need a somewhat specialised pump; perhaps you could get away with using a non-Campingaz pump which features several different adaptors, but it was actually only the Campingaz one that we could get to fit it properly.
Once inflated (which took a very short time indeed) I found this Quickbed to be extremely comfortable and well designed. The double valve I mentioned above keeps the air inside as well as it claims to and after four days' camping my bed was as well inflated as it had been on the very first day, I have also found the bed to be very durable and now (after lots of use by both myself and having been borrowed by various members of the family) there are absolutely no holes, rips or unexplained leaks in it.
This bed is very comfortable, it's definitely not the largest single-sized airbed I have ever seen but frankly I go camping for the experience and not particularly for a comfortable night's sleep! I am a little over 5ft tall (and not the slimmest woman on the campsite) and found the bed was adequate for my needs, however my 6ft son-in-law has subsequently borrowed the airbed and he said it was much too short for him with the width also being too restrictive.
The thick PVC design has kept the airbed in excellent shape, even when deflated it keeps it's exact rectangular shape which makes it incredibly easy to pack away at the end of my camping trip. The top section is flocked however, to give the user a comfortable and soft sleeping area. I actually find it a little itchy if a section of bare skin touches the flocked area, but really while camping there is usually very little bare skin on show during the night as even in high Summer the nights do get exceedingly cold!
The Quickbed comes with a repair kit which, thankfully, I have not had to use. The repair kit basically consists of a patch, which are widely available in camping and hardware shops anyway so this is hardly a huge benefit of buying this specific airbed.
I cannot fault this Campingaz Quickbed whatsoever. It has proved itself to be of excellent quality, was very reasonably priced and (more importantly) kept me snug and comfortable during our camping trip. This particular bed is also available as a double sized bed, or you may want to take a look at a fairly new design which features a built-in pillow - although as I had a pillow with me anyway I didn't think this style would be as useful as the standard flat version which I own.
Incidentally, all Campingaz airbeds are made to fit inside the majority of standard size tents. I am well aware that there isn't such a thing as a 'standard size tent', but the length and width of these Quickbeds have been designed to avoid gaps and crevices at the edges of the sleeping area within your tent.
Although this is perhaps ideal for camping, we use it in the house when we have visitors over to stay, and it's perfect for this use also, so it's pretty versatile. It's easy to inflate, stays inflated, and unlike many camp beds or blow-up mattresses that I've used, it's incredibly comfortable for a night's sleep, and doesn't have you waking up in the morning with a stiff neck and an aching back.
This mattress is also different to others I've used in the design. First, it can be inflated using a valve system, meaning you don't have that moment when all the air escapes after you've pumped it up, which is a real advantage and takes the guesswork out of inflating the bed - it's much easier to decide just how hard/soft you want the mattress. Secondly, the mattress has two different surfaces - a normal plastic surface at the bottom and a softer plush surface on top. This is good as it's both softer and more comfortable to sleep on and it's also warmer to lie on at first, not as cold as plastic surfaces. It also sleeps to squeak a little less when you move on it during the night!
The mattress is a good size, and although I'm quite tall it's a comfortable length - the only thing is that the pillows sometimes fall off the end, so perhaps I'd try to put it against a wall at this end if possible. However, it's a good size generally, and is wide enough and long enough. Also, when it's deflated, it shrinks to a good, convenient size and can be carried around in a bag without taking up much space at all - I think it's great that it packs away so small, and would be ideal for camping because of this - that said, it's also ideal for using at home, as we can store it away in the cupboard when we're not using it without it taking up too much space.
It also seems like it's a pretty hard-wearing material, with a tough, durable surface that never seems in danger of breaking. We've used it quite a lot since we bought it a year or so back, and have found that it's stood up to this wear and tear without any problems. Again, this would be good if you intended to use it for camping, as it's pretty tough. It costs between ten and fifteen pounds normally - we found it at a good price on offer, but anywhere in this price range I think it's pretty good value, as you're getting something that's really useful and versatile and should last you a long time.
Overall, I really like this product, as it really suits our needs, and has been a great help when we've had visitors - everybody who's used it has slept really well, and it's so easy to use - quick to blow up, it stays inflated and easy to let down and store. It's the ideal temporary bed, and I'd definitely recommend it.
We have a Campingaz Single Airbed as an item for use when the children have sleep overs. We bought our airbed as they are so easy to use and can be put in place, ready for a guest to sleep on within 10 to 15 minutes once you get the hang of inflating them.
We have found that our Campingaz Single Airbed was cheap to buy and very easy to store. Its a product that works well and we would recommend it to anyone needing an extra temporary sleeping space, either at home or away from home.
We have had our Campingaz Single Airbed for sometime, but they can still be bought cheaply if you shop around. When we bought ours we were amazed at the difference in prices in various stores. Prices can range from as little as £8.99 up to £15.99, which is almost double, so its always best to look out for sales and reductions.
The thing we liked about the airbed when we picked it was that it had a nice flock style top covering that would make for a nicer feel when sleeping on it. We have used the airbed as a proper little guest bed, fully made up with a small fitted cotton sheet, pillow and a single duvet, which works very well. We have also used it with a sleeping bag, which is even easier to set up and yet again provides a comfortable resting place.
Our Campingaz Single Airbed is a very helpful/ useful item to have and it was a great little buy. Its made to give a comfortable sleeping position, as it has an internal system that works similar to having coil springs in a normal bed. This gives better support all over the airbed and stops that awful feeling of sleeping on a flat surface which dips towards the middle of the bed (which you can get with cheaper airbeds).
The length of our airbed is roughly 6ft and the width is just shy of 2ft 4 inches so no where near as wide as a real single bed, but still much better than sleeping on the floor and fine for children to use for the odd night here and there. Its around 7 1/2 inches in depth and offers a firm but slightly springy feeling surface to sleep on. It does need pumping up but that can be done in 5 to 10 minutes with a suitable electric pump.
We have found the airbed to be a handy item to have that is easy to set up and put away. Its not heavy to store and weighs no more than 3 kilos. We have found that when we have used it for more than 1 night, it has stayed inflated reasonably well and hasn't needed topping up at all. I cannot say that the Campingaz Single Airbed offers a perfect temporary sleeping solution. It does offer a reasonably quick and efficient way to provide an extra bed when you need one, with a certain amount of comfort and convenience.
The airbed is not as wide as a normal single bed and so won't offer a large adult as much comfort as a normal bed can. I feel that as something for children to use when sleeping over it works rather well. Its been a good little item for us and so I have to give it a 4 star rating, deducting just 1 star as I would have liked it to have been a little wider for adult use.
I've just purchased one of these to use at Reading Festival this weekend and was very surprised with the apparent quality relative to the very cheap price (I only paid around £7 for it). I'm usually quite wary of cheap camping brands and had in the past steered well clear of Campingaz, but when it comes to festivals; anything goes!
The valve on the bed has a simple but effective design that makes it very difficult for it to open unintentionally; much better than airbeds I've owned that are many times the price. The valve is very easy to close without losing much air, and there is no removable bung to drop on the floor / lose.
The materials the bed is constructed from feel cheap, but at the same time thick enough to be sturdy and durable. This, along with the token repair kit included in the box, means that I feel confident it is going to last at least the whole of this festival, if not more to come!
And most importantly of all, its very comfortable to sleep on. Being used to camping on compact and lightweight Thermarest mats, having something more than an inch thick to sleep on is going to be heavenly.
One night my daughter had a nightmare when she was in her room. I think because we had just moved and she was in a new room she was a little bit scared regardless of her having all her stuff with her. She was absolutely hysterical and refused to go back into her room for a good week. It wasn't worth upsetting her about it as she was just getting into an absolute state so we let her stay in our room for a few days. The only problem was we couldn't let her sleep in our bed with us as there wasn't enough room so we decided to get her a little airbed to go down the side of our bed.
After a quick visit to Tesco we found a single campbed for £4.97 - bargain. We were not planning on using it long anyway so we didn't want to fork out shedloads of money on it.
When we got it home we found that it was blue in colour with a velour fabric on one side. The velour fabric is an anti slip fabric so you don't slip and slide all over the place at nighttime but I made it up like a proper bed with sheets and a duvet for her so she didn't actually sleep on the velour bit.
The bed is made of a very thick type of PVC which is apparantly highly resistant against punctures. I haven't seen any punctures yet but will update if it does ever happen!
We pumped this bed up with an electric pump which had it up and ready in less than a minute. We were very prepared that we may have to pump it up again as airbeds are notorious for going down. Also because you inflate the bed yourself you can decide how hard or soft you want it.
It looked very much like a single bed mattress but a little bit more narrow and it measured 188cmx73cm when inflated. As it was that little bit narrow, my husband and I rolled up a spare duvet and put it down the gap that there was between the bed and the wall so she couldn't roll off of it.
Surprisingly, after my daughter laying on it, bouncing on it and sleeping on it for 8 days this bed did not go down in any way, shape or form which I was left astounded by. After doing a little bit of a read, I found out that this bed has a double lock valve which is supposed to really lock and seal the air in.
My daughter really loved the air bed (and being in Mummy & Daddy's room!). She eventually went back to her own room on the promise that as a treat she could occassionally sleep on the air bed and have a "sleepover" with Mummy & Daddy like Peppa Pig & Suzy Sheep!
For £4.97, this airbed was an absolute bargain and it is very handy too for when we have guests over. Definately a must buy.
We try to go camping about twice every year for some 'family-bonding' as they like to call it. In the past we just slept in sleeping bags inside our tents, which happened to be extremely uncomfortable especially when your sleeping bag resembles the thickness of a sheet of paper. My dad used to tell us we were too fussy and since it was camping it should be expected, this was rich coming from the person who quickly claimed the best and most cushiony sleeping bag.
A few months back it was time for yet another camping trip - hooray. I decided I'd like perhaps to get some sleep this time round and bought a Campingaz Single airbed from Amazon for around £10.
The parcel came just in time for our camping trip but I didn't have enough time to try it out before we left. On the drive, having nothing better to do, I opened the package to look at its contents. The smaller than I had imagined box contained the blow-up airbed and also a handy repair kit. When we eventually arrived at our destination, time was getting on a bit so we set up camp straight away.
I enthusiastically began blowing up my airbed, which is done by simply attaching an electric/battery operated pump and within minutes it should be fully inflated, luckily for me alls we had was a manual pump that took a good hour of hard labour. On the box it says the product has an airtight system which includes a double lock valve to prevent any unwanted air being lost during adding and removing the pump. Thankfully I managed to squeeze the bed into our tent, which measured 188cm in length, 74cm in width and 19cm depth.
After all that strenuous labour I was absolutely exhausted and thought it was a good time to test my airbed. The bed was firm and the internal coil structure meant the bed was quite bouncy also :). The bed is made of a durable PVC material, that is comfortable to lie on without the need of sheets and isn't slippy.
I never lost one wink of sleep throughout the entire trip- in fact I don't think I've ever slept quite so well (on a camp trip), I didn't even need to pump extra air into the bed which is usually the case. The bed is easily deflated, though it's a bit of a challenging having to put it back in its box. I have since lent it to others who have gone camping and continue to take it on our camping trips, even at home it has its uses and is kept for a spare bed when friends or family come round. Definitely recommend this purchase!
Having started camping again after a twenty year break I needed to buy all new equipment. The one thing I forgot was something to sleep on and so with just a day before I departed I just flung an old plastic air bed into the car. This proved to be a mistake, after a few hours trying to sleep and repeatedly sliding off, I realized that the bed was slowley deflating, I spent the hole week blowing the thing up and eventually gave up and just let it go down. Immediately on my return I started looking for a new airbed and came across the Campingaz Single Airbed, it was the right price, I did not know if I would carry on camping and so did not want to spend too much money. Well I made the right decision, first of all no slip slidding about which ment I actually got a good nights sleep. Once inflated it stayed at the same pressure for the whole week and so the double lock valve realy does work. Finally it is very sturdy, I have three dogs that come camping with me and I was a little worried that their antics jumping on and off the bed would cause damamge, well we have completed 4 camping trips and the Campingaz Airbed is still intact. For the price this is a good buy, for comfort it is an excellent buy.
My review is of the single airbed rather than the double.
For some strange reason, my son suddenly decided that he did not like his bed anymore and would rather sleep on the floor! Maybe because it was a Little Tykes novelty bed and at the grand old age of 4 he decided that he was too old to be sleeping in a fire engine!
So while we were awaiting the delivery of an older and more appropriate (car shaped!) bed, we needed somewhere for him to sleep, so I looked around and decided that an airbed would be best as it can easily be packed away and may also be useful in the future.
I bought the Campingaz Single Airbed three months ago from Amazon. I'd checked around and it seemed to be one of the better airbeds available, even though it was also one of the cheapest at just over £10.
When inflated the bed measures 73cm x 188cm, which is a decent size, although a little narrow for my liking.
The bed takes around two minutes to pump up with a hand pump and the valve can be closed easily and securely.
Campingaz airbeds incorporate an Exclusive Airtight Double Valve System which is guaranteed not to leak.
After having the airbed inflated for around three weeks I have to agree that it is a good system, there was slight air loss but this was minimal and not enough to bother getting the pump out again.
You can also inflate them to whatever suits, soft through to extra firm so they are suited to everyone.
My son loved his time sleeping on the airbed, they are extremely comfy and it ended up taking us a while to wean him off it - even the prospect of a brand new, shiny 'grown up' car bed couldn't tear him away!
The campingaz airbeds are cheap and extremely cheerful and I would highly recommend buying one as you never know when they may come in handy.
Campingaz Quickbeds are flocked inflatable mattresses fitted with the exclusive Airtight system for a leak free more resilent bed. This system features an advanced double lock valve which locks in air two ways. Added benefit is the durable PVC which is highly puncture resistant. Campingaz quickbed airbeds fit tents sizes for outdoor use whilst the soft, anti-slip top material and coil structure ensures strength, firmness and comfort while sleeping.