In this Simmons Beautyrest review we explore the Simmons Beautyrest Extraordinaire. The Extraordinaire is an air bed (or airbed), which is essentially an inflatable mattress. Airbeds are a popular choice for camping, as a portable mattress, or for home use (often temporary sometimes not). They can be deflated and easily stored or transported. There is no exact terminology for these products but “inflatable or air mattresses” tends to refer to the smaller units while “airbeds” refers to the larger units that are often meant for guest use or even permanent beds. [REF Simmons Mattress Reviews 2010]
The Simmons Beautyrest Extraordinaire inflates to about 12 inches high very quickly with the included 120 volt electric hand-held air pump. There is a push button air release mechanism that makes it easy to control the level of air in the mattress and thus the firmness level of the mattress. The bed also has a rough surfaced top. Some customers report that this surface definitely allows them a better sleep as they do not roll off the mattress. The bed is made of thick, heavy-duty vinyl and will support up to 650 pounds. Included are the air pump, a patch repair kit and a nylon duffle bag allowing for easy travel or storage.
This mattress is marketed as fast, easy and comfortable sleeping accommodations for either yourself or guests. The dimensions of the mattress (inflated) are as follows:
Twin: 75" L x 39" W x 11.5" H
Double: 75" L x 54" W x 11.5" H
Queen: 80" L x 60" W x 11.5" H
The Simmons Beautyrest Extraordinaire also comes with a one year warranty.
What are consumers saying?
The mattress gets fairly good ratings (not exceptional but not too bad). On Amazon there are 53 customer reviews and the average rating for the mattress is 3.8 stars out of 5. Walmart customers rate this mattress 4.12 stars out of 5 (33 reviews).
|Amazon||3.8 stars out of 5||53|
|Walmart||4.12 stars out of 5||33|
A review of consumer comments related to this mattress indicates that many customers find using a good mattress pad or foam mattress topper on the bed makes it quite a bit more comfortable. Also folks feel that this is best for occasional use (guests or otherwise) and not as a full time replacement for a traditional mattress. In addition, the pros and cons found throughout the comments are as follows:
Standard sheets fit
Remains fully inflated for a long time
Pump inflates bed in about 3 minutes (although ads indicate inflation in about 1 minute)
Made in China – some discussion about seams leaking
Still just an airbed (can’t compete with a real mattress)