This has an easy to use hand (or foot) manual pump -- there is no electric pump although you can apparently fill it using a hairdryer. The pump works surprising well and it's not difficult to fill the air mattress. The indentations in the mattress do nothing to increase its comfort. To make this a suitable bed, I had to add a thick wool blanket and cover that with a cotton mattress pad. Then it was fine to sleep on. If buying something like this again, I think I'd go for a thinner large rollup camping mattress. Although they look like they'd be less comfortable, those have extra padding that makes them feel more stable and they're easier to haul around and store.
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. fair
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
The airbed makes a great mattress for short term guests. It is easy to inflate with the built in pump.
- How accurate was the sizing? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes- free of defects
I can't decide which is MORE stupid...the design of this mattress or me. I know I should have read further, but seriously, for the price I thought I was getting a REAL battery operated pump not this ridiculous thing. If I'd known better, I would have just driven to the store and gotten a cheap one. Oh well. The hair dryer does work, but who goes camping with a hair dryer? Well, me, apparently.
I slept so comfortable during my 4 days camping trip. However, I was glad to have a separate air pump handy. The built in pumped is NOT one that you just turn on a switch and it starts inflating. The pump is a manual one that you have to manually pump. Almost like a bike air pump but worse! The lil corner air pump has a handle that you pull up and down. Not the ideal thing for a camping trip. However, once you do manage to get it inflated the mattress holds the air in all night and it is super comfy. I would def recommend it even with the built in pump as a backup, but def take a separate battery air pump. Good deal!
I had bought the better version of this bed when I moved into a 1 BR apt where my queen-size bed wouldn't fit thinking I would use it temporarily until I bought a new bed. Here I am a year later & I love this Serta air bed. I have no plans to replace it as my permanent bed. So when my nephew came to visit, I bought the lesser version of my bed. The only, the very only difference is it is not quite as tall as mine & it has an external pump rather than an internal one. Fills in a minute & I love the deflation side of the pump which takes all the air out in a minute or two. I flatten it, fold it lengthwise once & then again & it so easily slips into it's little bag. What a Godsend when company comes to visit. It's just as comfortable as my more expensive version of this bed. I feel like I got a real bargain here--twice actually!