When it comes to a camping air mattress, it’s different than other air mattresses in the sense that weight, size, insulation and durability are of much more importance, as you will be traveling and exposed to the wilderness.

We have created a comparison chart which displays all the important points, which should help make your decision a bit easier. You may also want to read the Top 10 Best Camping Air Mattresses, which goes into more detail about each of the models in our comparison chart.

Please read the notes below the chart for more specific information on certain points.

10) Smart Air Beds Ultra Tough9) Wenzel Roll n Go8) Coleman SUV QuickBed7) AeroBed Classic6) Coleman 4-in-1 QuickBed
Average User Rating3.9 Stars (3.9 / 5)4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)
Material- PVC
- Polyester / Laminate Finish
Nylon- PVC
- Suede Surface
- PVC Vinyl
- Flocked Fleece Surface
- PVC
- Suede Surface
Low Or RaisedRaisedLowLowLowBoth
Approx. Inflation Time120 secs30 secs90 secs- 45 secs (twin)
- 60 secs (queen)
N/A
Weight Capacity- 300 lbs (twin)
- 600 lbs (queen)
N/A300 lbs- 300 lbs (twin)
- 600 lbs (queen)
2 x 300 lbs (twins)
Pump TypeExternal Rechargeable PumpSelf-Inflating ValveExternal (not included)External (included)External (not included)
Accessories- Rechargeable Pump
- Carry Bag
- Repair Kit
- Manual
- Carry Bag
- Manual
- Carry Bag
- Manual
- Handheld AC Pump
- Carry Bag
- Manual
- Wrap n Roll Carry Bag
- Manual
R-Value (thermal resistance)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Approx. WeightN/A4 lbsN/A- 8.8 lbs (twin)
- 12.2 lbs (queen)
14 lbs
Inflated Dimensions (inches)- 74" x 40" x 16" (twin)
- 78" x 57" x 18" (queen)
72" x 24.8" x 1.5"63" x 41" x 6.5"- 74" x 39" x 9" (twin)
- 78" x 60" x 9" (queen)
73" x 40" x 6.5"
Warranty1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year
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5) Therm-A-Rest Trail Scout4) ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight3) Lightspeed Outdoors Deluxe2) Klymit Static V1) ALPS Mountaineering Comfort
Average User Rating4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
Material- Urethane
- Solid Polyurethane Uncut Foam
- Diamond Ripstop Top
- Polyester Taffeta Bottom
- Polyurethane Open-Cell Foam
- Non-Corrosive Brass Valves
TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane)75D Polyester- Jet Stream Wave Foam
- Suede-Like Surface
- Anti-Slip "PVC Dot" Bottom
- Non-Corrosive Brass Valves
Low Or RaisedLowLowLowLowLow
Approx. Inflation TimeN/A180 secs180 secsN/A180 secs
Weight Capacity300 lbsN/A600 lbs300 lbsN/A
Pump TypeSelf-Inflating ValveSelf-Inflating ValveExternal (included)Mouth (10-15 breaths)Self-Inflating Valve
Accessories- Stuff Sack
- Manual
- Stuff Sack
- Compression Straps
- Repair Kit
- Manual
- External Pump
- Carry Bag
- Manual
- Stuff Sack
- Repair Kit
- Manual
- Stuff Sack
- Compression Straps
- Repair Kit
- Manual
R-Value (thermal resistance)
3.7N/AN/A1.3N/A
Approx. Weight- 14 oz. (sml)
- 1 lb 4 oz. (med)
- 1 lb 6 oz. (reg)
- 1 lbs 14 oz. (lrg)
- 6 oz. (seat)
- 1 lb 9 oz. (short)
- 2 lbs 13 oz. (short MC)
- 2 lbs 5 oz. (reg)
- 3 lbs 15 oz. (long)
- 6 lbs 10 oz. (XL)
6 lbs18.1 oz.- 2 lbs 10 oz. (reg)
- 4 lbs 1 oz. (long)
- 6 lbs 7 oz. (XL)
- 8 lbs 7 oz. (XXL)
Inflated Dimensions (inches)- 47" x 20" x 1.25" (sml)
- 66" x 20" x 1.25" (med)
- 72" x 20" 1.25" (reg)
- 77" x 25" x 1.25" (lrg)
- 11" x 15" x 2" (seat)
- 20" x 48" x 1.5" (short)
- 25" x 60" x 2" (short MC)
- 20" x 72" x 1.5" (reg)
- 25" x 77" x 2" (long)
- 30" x 77" x 3" (XL)
79" x 55" x 6.25"72" x 23" x 2.5"- 20" x 72" x 1.5" (reg)
- 25" x 77" x 2" (long)
- 30" x 77" x 3" (XL)
- 30" x 77" x 4" (XXL)
WarrantyLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime1 YearLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime
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Notes:

  • Average User Rating: This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback.
  • Inflation Time: This is based on how long it approximately takes to fully inflate the air mattress according to the manufacturers and users.
  • R-Value: This is a measure of thermal resistance. The higher the number, the better the insulation effectiveness.
  • Weight Capacity: This is based on the maximum weight the air bed can hold safely, according to the manufacturers and users.
  • Price: This is based on Amazon’s marketplace. Please note that prices can change occasionally due to promotions and discounts.

You can read more details about each model within the above comparison chart, visit the Top 10 Best Camping Air Mattresses article. If you want to learn more about how to choose an air mattress for camping, I highly recommend you to read this camping air mattress buying guide.