The Intex Raised Air Bed is well rated by consumers and is also quite inexpensive. It provides a very convenient and portable sleeping solution for house guests. Some folks like it so much they use it for a permanent bed, although several indicate it is more comfortable if you add a mattress topper. [REF Air Mattress Reviews 2010]
The table below indicates the consumer ratings from two quality sources and shows an average rating of greater than 4 out of 5 stars derived from over 400 ratings.
|Amazon||4.0 stars out of 5||309|
|Cabela's||4.3 stars out of 5||109|
Intex Raised Air Bed Features
The Intex Raised Air bed actually has two chambers. The bottom chamber acts like a mattress box spring to provide support to the upper chamber which acts more like the mattress. This two chamber system also creates significant height for an air mattress and this Intex airbed stands 22 inches off the floor.
The top of the mattress is covered with plush waterproof flocking that provides a velvety surface – although a number of consumers indicate that the mattress is made much more comfortable with a mattress topper. The mattress measures 60 inches by 80 inches (queen size airbed) and there is an indentation around the outside of the mattress that allows fitted sheets to fit snugly. It should be pointed out that the mattress dimensions can change depending on the extent to which the mattress is inflated.
Inflating and deflating the mattress is accomplished via a 120 volt AC built-in electric pump. The airbed comes in it’s own duffel bag (with a shoulder strap for portability) that can be used for storage when the bed is deflated. Some consumers have indicated that it is pretty tough to get back into the duffle bag however.
This raised airbed is constructed of PVC and the electronically welded seams will support a maximum of 600 lbs (273 kg). It comes in navy blue.
A review of consumer comments from several quality sites indicates the following likes and dislikes related to the Intex Raised Downy Queen Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump:
- Very quick and easy to setup
- Sturdy and comfortable
- Tall (22 inches) so easy to get onto and off.
- Built-in pump is very convenient
- Inflates and Deflates quickly (4-5 minutes)
- Easy to store when deflated
- Airbeds can be cold so best with a good mattress topper
- Several comments that it doesn’t always hold air well (leaks)
It seems some consumers have issues with leaks while others do not. Most poor ratings are related to leaks. According to the Intex website:
“Intex airbeds do not have a warranty. If you have any questions regarding the replacement of your Intex airbed please contact the original place of purchase. Replacements are issued through the retailer in accordance to their store policy.”
So you may wish to check this with the retailer before buying.
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