If you are thinking about buying an air bed, it is a good idea to learn a little more about the products on the market. You can find one of several types of air beds in this guide. In addition, you will learn how to choose an air mattress that is right for your needs and sleeping comfort.
Air Bed Pumps. There are two types of air pump used to inflate a bed. The air bed pump is simple, reliable, and affordable. It is best suited for the average camping trip or even for a vacation at a resort where the air bed is not required.
Air Bed Pumps is simple and dependable. However, they are fairly expensive and their top only goes up to about ten pounds. This type of air mattress is designed for the casual camper who is sleeping on the floor or for those who are using an air bed only for camping trips. The downside to air pump mattresses is that they are not very comfortable. A professional air bed pump is not expensive but is not durable and does not come with all the accessories needed for long term use.
Air Beds and Air Pump. The second type of air bed is an air mattress and air pump combination. This type of air bed comes with a compressed air tank and pump, which use your personal choice of pump to inflate your bed. This type of air bed is much more expensive than the first type and may not be suitable for camping trips.
Air Beds and Air Pump Combination. These types of air beds are more comfortable than air pump only models. They offer an assortment of features such as extra straps and bed parts for custom designs.
A good air bed is one that is comfortable enough for comfort while on the surface but can be put into an airbed unit to avoid dampness issues with an air pump. For a camping trip, you would not want to sleep on the ground anyway. The air bed pump combined with the bed is a less expensive option than the air bed pump alone.
Air Beds and Air Pump. There are some types of air beds and air pump that are available separately or in combinations. Some come with adjustable foam mattresses and some come with an air pump that inflates the mattress without using a pump. This is a better option for those who plan to sleep on the ground and would not have to worry about being damaged by being compressed.
However, you do need to consider whether or not you need a bed pump when using the air pump. Some people find that the bed pump alone is just as comfortable as the air bed pump. If you do not know whether or not you need a bed pump, it may be a good idea to look for a backpack air bed that has an air pump but does not come with a bed.