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Pillow Rest Rising, Queen W/Ac - Intex
Our mid-rise airbed provides all of the great benefits travelers are looking for in the comfort of a bed, plus the convenience of easy transport. Quality tested 20.8 gauge waterproof flocked top with 15 gauge vinyl beams and 16 gauge sides and bottom. Measures approximately 62" x 80" x 18.5"Made of dual chamber construction, the mattress is raised 18 1/2" from the floor for convenience Includes an A/C 120 Volt Electric Pump, built-in to the mattress. Inflating time is about 3 1/2 minutes. A built-in pillow provides additional bed-like comfort. Deflates completely for travel and storage. Includes a duffle bag for storage. NOTE: Over-inflating can cause the product to malfunction.
Location, temperature, and humidity will affect the airbed?s firmness. Airbeds will need to be occasionally re-inflated (topped off) to maintain desired firmness when used for more than a few days as vinyl tends to relax over time.
Measurements will vary based on customer?s inflation. Airbeds are measured from the widest point including the beams (bulges) on the side and off the tallest point from the floor including built-in pillows if applicable.
Inflatable queen airbed with built-in electric pump for home use
Waterproof flocked top with vinyl beams and sturdy construction
High-powered pump inflates mattress in approximately 3 minutes
600-pound capacity; measures 62 x 18.5 x 80 inches (W x H x D)
Raised 17.5 inches from floor; built-in pillows for added comfort
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666 of 678 found the following review helpful:
Decent quality, cheap air bed. That's the key, folks an AIR bed.Oct 24, 2008
By Joseph Siegler
My wife and I were in need of an air bed. I had surgery on my leg this week, and it was decided that I'd have our regular bed to myself for a few weeks. So we needed a place for my wife to sleep, as several weeks on the sofa isn't a great idea. So I set out looking for an air bed. We didn't know one brand from another, so it came down to reviews and price.
There seemed to be two sticking points with people. First, did the thing come with a pump, and how did it feel? Price too to a lesser extent. I did notice that some beds do not come with a pump, and you're looking at an additional $25 on average for a decent sized pump. We were looking for something decent, I didn't want the cheapest one imaginable, but I wasn't looking to break the bank either.
So I happened upon this one. After reading the reviews, I decided to take the plunge. My wife has slept on it for a couple of nights, and has said it is OK. I think that's what most people here who are ragging on it aren't taking into account. THIS IS AN AIR BED. If you buy this (or any other one) expecting it to feel the same as your regular box spring and mattress, then you're missing the point. Air beds aren't meant to be the same. My wife says it's comfortable enough, but she wouldn't want to sleep on it long term. Which is the point of these. Short term bed. It feels great. It has kind of a water bed feel to it (especially if you don't fill it to max capacity).
The air pump is built into the unit, you basically open a hatch, take out the plug, put it in the wall, and go. You run the pump by deciding whether or not you are going to inflate or deflate it (it sucks air out too). It filled the whole thing in about 2-3 minutes. It's somewhat loud, but not excessively loud, so if you're in a place where quiet is an issue, this might be a concern, but I imagine any pump would be that way.
Some reviews talk about leakage or punctures. Sure, it's got the potential for punctures, but what air bed does not? The package comes with a puncture repair for a few minor leaks, but we have had it inflated for a week now, and have not yet had to refill it.
It's good quality, it's cheap, and has a pump. We give it five stars, as my wife can sleep on it, and it does the job. Recommended!
554 of 601 found the following review helpful:
Low Cost, Low Quality, Short Warranty, High Failure RateDec 04, 2008
I live in a smallish one bedroom apartment and have frequent visits from out-of-town friends and relatives, so I have a pretty significant need for temporary beds. When set up, the temp bed is right in the middle of the living room, so I need to deflate and store a temporary air bed on a daily basis when guests visit. Unfortunately this is a nightmare endurance test for air beds as the frequent compression and folding of the unit for storage along with the periodic inflation and deflation is a formula for a shortened air bed lifespan.
There are two significant names in makers of at-home air beds: Aerobed and Intex. (Coleman seems to be targeted more for camping use and their beds by most accounts seem to be cheaper and less comfortable than these other two more residential brands.) Aerobed costs three to four times more than comparable Intex products, and it may not surprise you to hear that the Intex also offers significantly lower quality along with the lower cost.
This model, the Intex high-rise twin size (18" high) appeared decent at first inspection. Unlike Aerobed, which insists that every sleeper must fit comfortably on a 74" long mattress, the Intex is 80" so taller sleepers or those who like their pillow under the top of their heads rather than under their necks will be more comfy.
Unfortunately this is the only advantage Intex has over Aerobed. The Intex feels mushier even at maximum inflation, so the "adjustable firmness" feature on the Inex is wasted unless you like sleeping in jello, as even maximum pressure inflation will be as soft as most users want.
The main problem with the Intex is that the motor to inflate it is inside the bed. Aerobed uses a detachable inflating motor. The problem with the Intex design is that the internal motor creates a hard inflexible lump in the interior of the bed, along with a sharpish rigid exterior plastic panel with the inflation control and electrical cord storage. As might be predicted, the Intex is almost impossible to fold into a compact bundle, and you will soon give up on attempting to stuff the folded bed back into its storage bag. At best you will end up with an untidy big lump, like a half full garbage bag, that needs to be stowed away in a corner or closet. Even worse, as you compress and fold the bed up, you are stretching, bruising, and maybe even tearing the internal and external lining of the mattress around the motor and the external control panel.
In my case, this contusing and abrasion of the mattress for storage resulted in a major air leak occurring after only maybe a dozen uses. Fortunately, this happened in the first three weeks of ownership, so I could easily get a refund as I bought the unit from Amazon. Intex itself has only a 90 day warranty on its products versus a 1 year warranty for Aerobed products.
The air leak in the Intex basically makes it un-useable as it loses most of its air after only three hours. The sleeper wakes up sinking into a plastic mush, and although you can of course always add air in the middle of the night, this does not make for restful sleep, as at the air loss rate of the leak here you would have to add air twice during the night in order to get 8 hrs of rest on a reasonably firm and supportive sleeping surface.
Though this review seems to be an endorsement of Aerobed, my experience with that brand has also been mixed. My original Aerobed twin size low (6" height) is still alive and kicking after 5 years of frequent use, but a later Aerobed deluxe full size high riser (24" off the floor) lasted only 15 months of light use before developing a leak. Moral of the story from my experience: if you want a durable air bed, especially one that can stand being deflated and stored frequently, get a low rise Aerobed. The higher rise models seem to be more inclined to spring leaks.
The other lesson here is that Intex beds are pretty junky. Looking at the reviews of this model on Amazon, 8 out of 28 reviewers (including me) report air leaks on this model. That's about a 30% lemon rate, so buyer beware. Spending more on an Aerobed gets you a better warranty and also better design and build quality.
Even so, unless you plan to keep your air bed permanently inflated and set up, I would suggest getting some other temporary guest bed solution. The 74 inch max length of the Aerobed models is an annoyance, and the long term durability of these inflatable designs is very questionable where the product will be deflated and compressed for storage on a regular basis. Maybe an old-fashioned folding cot would be a better low-tech solution for many consumers in need of a frequently deployed and frequently stored temporary bed for guests...
173 of 196 found the following review helpful:
Seems good but does not last longOct 18, 2007
By S. Assefnia
I bought this airbed couple of month ago. Two people can easily sleep on it and the pump comes in very handy but unfortunately it lasted only 1 month and all the walls that separate the chambers detached from the surface and exactly one night after that the bed was completely out of air! Buying this kind of mattress was a big mistake. If you want one to last-long, go for a bed with just one chamber.
69 of 78 found the following review helpful:
Great for extra GuestsMar 09, 2006
By Sheila Gaylord
Our Guest room overflowed and we needed an extra bed. This was GREAT. Inflates fast and easy and is very comfortable. Stores away like a small suitcase. Twin sheets fit well. Very happy with the product and it will get a lot of use.
82 of 94 found the following review helpful:
ConvenientFeb 11, 2007
By Cheryl Cannaday
This was bought for my boyfriend and I to sleep on when he comes to town. It is very comfortable and there is a lot of room for us! It loses a tiny bit of air during the night but not so much that it is on the floor or anything. It is a little difficult to get up off of it in the morning because it is like a water bed. If you get a good wave going you can jump right up! The other problem I had with it is that it makes me sweat. Even with the covering and a sheet. I am still sleeping on vinyl and so I sweat. Not a lot but it is noticeable in the morning. I am happy with the fact that it holds a lot of weight too because I am a big woman and my boyfriend is a big man. It holds us with no problem. It was over all a very good purchase and I am happy with it!
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