The 15 Best Camping Mattresses

The daily routine can be exhausting because it involves rushing to work, stressful bosses, grumpy colleagues, strict deadlines, and school among others. After a long stressful week or semester, most people prefer going camping to quiet places surrounded by the beauty of nature. Camping requires several pieces of gear: flashlights, tents, fire starters, and cooking supplies. The most important part of camping, though, is sleeping time, where the body needs to relax after a long day of adventure and exploration. It would be unfortunate to have an uncomfortable night caused by a hard, cold, or wet surface.

It is important to take a comfortable mattress with you when you go camping to ensure a comfortable and peaceful rest. Below are some of the best mattresses for camping. They’re comfortable and help perfect the outdoor camping experience by ensuring that your nights are cozy.

Lightspeed Outdoors 2 Person PVC-Free Air Bed MattressLightspeed Outdoors 2 Person PVC-Free Air Bed Mattress

The Lightspeed Outdoors mattress is a great choice for camping. This is because it is a highly durable, PVC-free air mattress that is made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and laminated with phthalate. These materials ensure that the mattress is leak free, has a high resistance to abrasions, and is leak free. TPU is a very light material that makes the mattress compact and easy to carry. This mattress has a battery-operated pump that aids in inflating it. It has a two-way Boston valve system. These valves serve the purpose of ensuring that the mattress can be inflated and deflated according to your preference. The firmness of the mattress is dependent on the amount of air you pump into it.

A comfortable rest requires a stable stationary mattress, and for this reason, these mattresses have built-in handles at the sides. These handles ensure that the mattress does not move or slide when you toss and turn in your sleep. These mattresses are also fitted with independent connectors between their top and bottom layers. These ensure that, during sleep, the weight is evenly distributed on the whole mattress to ensure a comfortable rest.

The mattress is also quite portable. When the mattress is packed, its measurements are 18.4 by 9.2 inches, and its actual size is 79 inches long by 55 inches wide by 7 inches height. It, therefore, fits well in the oversized storage bag that comes with it.


Intex Classic Downy Airbed, QueenIntex Classic Downy Airbed, Queen

The Downy Airbed is among the most preferred camping mattress due to its large size, which provides a good fit if you want to use fitted sheets on it. The mattress is made of vinyl, which makes it strong and durable. Vinyl also makes the mattress waterproof. It contains approximately 20.8 gauge vinyl at the top, 14 gauge vinyl beams and 15 gauge of vinyl at the bottom. This ensures that no amount of moisture can seep through the mattress. However, the vinyl is quite tough as it takes 72 hours to stretch fully. The top is designed in a wave-like manner, and this makes the mattress more comfortable. This mattress is plush and therefore provides a soft sleeping surface while also keeping the bedding in place.

A unique characteristic of the Intex Classic Airbed is the presence of two-in-one valves that makes it easy to inflate and deflate the mattress. Electric air pumps can be used to inflate the mattress or even the manual pumps. They are, however, not included in the package. The mattress is easy to clean as it only requires wiping with a damp cloth with some soap.

The Downy Airbed has a capacity of 600 pounds, and it is also quite portable. Its measurements are a length of 60 inches, a width of 80 inches, and a height of 8.75 inches. For storage purposes, the mattress can be folded compactly so it does not take up too much space


Intex Inflatable Fabric Camping Mattress with Built-In PillowIntex Inflatable Fabric Camping Mattress with Built-In Pillow

With the Inflatable Fabric Camping Mattress, you do not have to worry about packing a pillow while camping. This mattress has a built-in pillow that is inflated to offer a comfortable rest for your head. This mattress is made of a fabric that is laminated with vinyl to make it durable and enable it to withstand harsh outdoor conditions without tearing. Being fabric, the mattress is very light, and this makes it very portable, easy to fold, and therefore easy to store without occupying too much space.

The mattress is easily inflated with an air pump or by using your mouth, which might take a little longer. Blowing up with your breath might take 25 minutes, but after inflating it, it can remain inflated for more than three days. The mattress has a wave beam construction that provides a uniform sleeping space. It weighs 3.2 pounds. Its measurements are 72.5 inches in length, 60.75 inches in height, and 26.5 inches in width.

Besides using to sleep on when camping, it serves as a great pool floatation device since the vinyl makes it highly waterproof.


LUCID 4 Inch Folding Mattress - Twin SizeLUCID 4 Inch Folding Mattress – Twin Size

This is a unique, multipurpose piece of camping equipment that can be used as a mattress, a chair or, even as a cushion. This is as a result of its tri-fold portable design. It is made of high-density foam that makes it tough and soft at the same time, making it very comfortable. It is very lightweight, weighing approximately 16 pounds, and therefore easy to carry around. Carrying the mattress is made much easier by the presence of the attached handles.

The foam is enclosed in an outer waterproof cover that is made of soft jacquard bamboo for maximum comfort. It has a non-slip bottom that prevents the mattress from moving when you toss and turn. The cover is zippered and can, therefore, be removed and washed. To ensure the durability of the cover, machine washing is preferable, using warm water and a mild detergent. The cover should be tumbled dry on low heat


Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping PadKlymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad

If you are looking to carry your camping mattress like a water bottle, then the Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad is the winner for you. This 18.6-ounce lightweight camping mat is made from 75D polyester, a material that is durable and offers great resistance against punctures, abrasions, and tearing, which are common shortcomings of poor-quality camping gear. Its rugged texture also creates resistance to damage.

The Klymit mattress contains a push valve that allows quick inflation and deflation. Inflation of the mattress takes 10 to 15 breaths. The mattress has a V-chamber design that takes the shape of your body and limits air movement and heat loss when you toss and turn, making it very comfortable. It has built-in side rails that protect you by keeping on the mattress. The deep weld patterns at the top of the mattress keep you in close contact with the mattress, increasing warmth.

The most unique characteristic of the Klymit Static V mattress is that it contains an anti-bacterial laminate that inhibits the growth of microorganisms that could cause bad odors or damage to the mattress.


Intex Pillow Rest Raised Airbed with Built-in Pillow and Electric Pump, TwinIntex Pillow Rest Raised Airbed with Built-in Pillow and Electric Pump, Twin

This twin airbed is an updated version of the Intex Classic Downy Airbed. It is lighter in weight, and it has a mid-rise height. It is made of vinyl with a double layered wave beam interior. It has a soft waterproof top that is flocked with vinyl beams. This twin airbed has built-in pillows for more comfort. It also contains a built-in pump that inflates it in three minutes. You’ll need to reinflate it after a few days of use because vinyl tends to relax over time.

The Intex inflatable twin airbed has a height of 16.5 inches from the floor when inflated. This makes it taller and therefore much more comfortable than the Downy Airbed. It has a capacity of 300 pounds, and it weighs 11.5 pounds. Its measurements when inflated are a width of 39 inches, a height of 16.5 inches, and a length of 75 inches. It has an AC power cord, a shoulder strap for easy folding, and a duffel bag for easy transportation and storage.


Milliard Tri-Folding MattressMilliard Tri-Folding Mattress

The Milliard Tri-Folding Mattress is a 4-inch thick foam mattress that has therapeutic properties. It is plush, providing a soft sleeping surface. It’s also breathable and super comfortable. The foam does not lose its shape, and the mattress is therefore very durable. The Tri-Folding mattress is well ventilated, regulating air flow and sleep temperatures. The mattress has a soft outer cover made from bamboo that ensures the mattress does not slide. The cover, when removed for washing, should be machine washed for durability.

After use, the mattress folds neatly for easy storage. It measures 78 x 38 x 4 inches when open and 38 x 26 x 12 inches when folded.


KingCamp DELUXE Series Thick Self-Inflating Camping PadKingCamp DELUXE Series Thick Self-Inflating Camping Pad

This is a unique piece of camping gear that has a built-in foot pump. The mattress is very easy to inflate, and it only takes two minutes to blow it up fully. This tough mattress is made of 190T polyester. It is light, waterproof, and stretch and puncture-resistant. The KingCamp mattress has a top cover with a wave design, which prevents movement when you sleep on it. It’s solid and comfortable. It is easy to carry around as well. It contains compression straps for easy folding and it also has an oversized Oxford carrying bag.


Etekcity Camping Portable Air Mattress with Rechargeable PumpEtekcity Camping Portable Air Mattress with Rechargeable Pump

The Etekcity Camping Portable Air Mattress is a comfortable option made from nontoxic 0.4mm extra thick PVC material that makes the mattress very durable on the hard ground and also comfortable. The mattress is raised 9 inches from the floor to prevent you feeling wet and cold surfaces. It contains a chargeable electric pump that can be charged at home or in the car. The pump takes 1 minute to charge fully and inflate the mattress. Due to the material of the mattress, it is not heavy, and it is also easy to carry around. This is because the mattress comes with a convenient carrier bag.

The Etekcity Camping Portable Air Mattress is also made with upgraded seams to ensure that it does not leak any air, making it airtight and, therefore, you won’t hear any noise caused by air movement. The inner construction of the mattress is also perfect in that the mattress neither bulges nor sinks. The mattress has an anti-skid base that keeps it in place and its valves ensure adjustable firmness through deflation and inflation. The mattress is very easy to clean as you simply need to wipe it with a damp cloth.

As a precaution, it is advisable to charge the pump five hours before the initial use. When using an adaptor, don’t charge for more than 5 hours after the first use and when using a car charger, do not charge it for more than 3hours.


KingCamp Light Single/Double Air Mattress with Built-In Foot PumpKingCamp Light Single / Double Air Mattress with Built-In Foot Pump

The KingCamp Light camping pad is the most unique of the air mattresses since it inflates itself once you open the valves. It is made of 100% polyester, making it soft, comfortable, tough, and durable. Polyester is environmentally-friendly. The camping pad is also waterproof. The camping pad contains compression straps for easy folding, an Oxford carrying bag for easy transportation, and a repair kit in case of unexpected damages.

The camping pad contains two valves that are made of brass. This makes them durable because brass is noncorrosive. To inflate the pad, open the two valves. Close them when the camping pad is fully inflated. After use, open the two valves again and roll the pad to let out the air. If the pad does not comfortably fit inside its bag, then there is still some air in it. Just roll it again until it’s flat.


SGODDE Camping PadSGODDE Camping Pad

This ultra-light sleeping pad is light because it is made of high-quality 40D nylon that is coated with thermoplastic polyurethane material (TPU). TPU makes the sleeping bag tear-resistant and water and moisture-proof. The pillow is also inflatable, and it is U-shaped to relieve neck stress and offer maximum comfort. The sleeping bag inflates within 30 seconds, and it can also be inflated using your mouth. Ten to 15 breaths are enough to inflate the bag. It contains two air valves for air regulation, thus helping to balance the sleeping bag.

The most unique characteristic of this sleeping pad is the presence of buckles. The buckles aid in connecting two or more sleeping bags. The sleeping bag weighs 17.5oz and is therefore very portable. When inflated, the measurements are 75.6 x 22 inches. It’s also high enough to keep your away from the ground while you sleep.


Freeland Self Inflating Camping Pad with Attached PillowFreeland Self Inflating Camping Pad with Attached Pillow

The Freeland Self-Inflating Caping Pad is one of the best camping options you’ll find. It is self-inflating and has its own pillow. It is made of 190T polyester fabric pongee. It is therefore soft, durable, and tear-resistant. It is 1.5 inches thick with good quality open cell foam. This makes it firm and long-lasting. It has a tufted design which adds cushion, thus making it more comfortable. The sleeping pad has non-leak air valves that you can open to inflate it and close when it’s inflated enough for your comfort. The pillow, however, has a separate air chamber. This means that if you prefer carrying your own pillow, the pad’s pillow can be left deflated after inflating the sleeping pad.

The Freeland Sleeping Pad has a unique splint joint design, which enables two or more bags to be connected when camping with your spouse or kids. It also has compression straps for easy folding and a storage sack so that it can be easily carried around stored. Due to its light weight and small size after folding, the sleeping pad can easily be carried in a backpack. The sleeping pad weighs 3.3 lbs. When inflated, the measurements are 76 x 24.8 x 1.5 inches, and when packaged, it measures 15 x 6.7 x 6.7 inches. The maximum weight that it can hold is 150kgs.


ALPS Mountaineering Rechargeable Air BedALPS Mountaineering Rechargeable Air Bed

The Alps Mountaineering Rechargeable Air Bed is a velvety camping mattress that is made from thick and durable PVC and welded seams. It is made unique with the top side being 10% thicker than its competition and the bottom being 17% thicker. This reinforcement makes the bed more comfortable and uniform. It has a soft top that provides a luxurious sleep surface. The plush top ensures a steady bed without any movements or sliding as you sleep. It has a powerful coil system that gives proper support for your body weight. The edges of the bed have a ring that aids in the stability of the bed and helps keep you in place on the bed.

In addition to the above properties, the Alps Mountaineering Rechargeable Air Bed has a powerful pump that contains a rechargeable battery that can be used for a very long period. The pump also contains a general adaptor, meaning that it can be charged using any port. To maintain the efficiency of the pump and extend its life, there are several precautions for its use. First, the pump has to be charged 12 hours before the first usage. Then, it has to discharge fully before it is charged again.


Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed with Built-in Electric PumpIntex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump

The Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Air Bed is the most preferred type of camping mattress. This is because it is made of thousands of high strength polyester fibers that make it comfortable, stable, and strong. It is also made of vinyl, which makes it waterproof. It has a plush top flocking that is soft to the touch. It has horizontal air chambers that add more stability and support to the bed.

It also has a built-in, high powered pump that inflates the bed in 4 minutes. The pump can be connected to any 110-120v power outlet to charge. To customize the fitness of the bed by deflating air, the bed contains a button that you can push to regulate the amount of air based on your preference. Once inflated, the bed rises to a height of 22 inches from the ground, making it easier to get on and off of it. It has a capacity of 600 pounds, so two people can sleep on it without a problem. It has a very convenient carrying bag that makes traveling and storage easy.

The mattress is also easy to clean as it only requires wiping with a damp cloth with mild soap and warm water. The only maintenance that the pump requires is keeping it away from sharp objects. Avoid putting excess weight as this might rapture it.


King Koil Queen Size Luxury Raised Air Mattress with Built-In PumpKing Koil Queen Size Luxury Raised Air Mattress with Built-In Pump

The King Koil Queen Size Luxury Raised Air Mattress is known for excellent spinal support. This is because it has air-filled coils in its interior and internal layering that supports the spine by keeping the body straight when you sleep. The mattress has a soft top flocking layer that makes the mattress gentle on the skin. It also has an extra thick, waterproof, and comfortable quilt top that makes the mattress firm. The mattress also contains a built-in pillow. The top of the bed is suede, and this helps to keep you in place when you sleep.

It also contains a built-in 120V AC pump that inflates the mattress in 3 minutes’ time. It is easy to operate as it contains a rotatable knob. To inflate the bed, rotate the know clockwise, and to deflate it, rotate it counterclockwise. When inflated, the mattress is 80 inches long and 60 inches wide. It rises 20 inches above the ground, making it easy to get onto and off of it. It weighs 20.9 pounds.