Review where we review all. things about a clean home, happy kids and good sleep. Today we’re gonna review a mattress and we do review a lot of mattresses but this particular one is an air mattress this is the Etekcity air bed mattress and this particular one. It’s a queen size.
First disclosures we weren’t paid to do this article, mattress for the purposes of this review. Now, this mattress looks like a giant ice cream sandwich. You pointed it out but really guys it does. So is it gluten. free? (shrugs) This air mattress has over 750 reviews on the family dollar and their average. about 4.3 out of 5 stars. That’s really good! And there’s one complaint. that everyone has pretty much had anything negative to say about it.
If you stay tuned we’ll tell you what that is. First of all, let’s go over the price. so this is queen runs about a hundred dollars so I think it’s pretty. reasonably priced. So what would you use this mattress for? Guest room oh yeah. so for a guest room. I’m putting it in the back of the truck. If you like to go. camping… Yep or in a tent, or drive-in movie theaters.
I didn’t think of that one I thought because you just had a baby that if your husband wanted to spend the night in the hospital. Oh, I didn’t have a baby and my husband ended up going home. because the hospital bed at night, because the hospital beds were not comfortable but this would’ve been really convenient. Yes, it also could work for something like a dorm room…
My first year of college when I went off to grad school my first year of college I totally slept on an air mattress. Every night I would go to bed on an air mattress and every morning I’d wake up and it was deflated – it had a hole in it. Hopefully, that won’t happen with this one, but if you travel a lot like you say other people’s houses they don’t have a guest bed here. you go. So just real quick on the size of this it’s a regular-sized queen mattress but it is a full 22 inches thick so it’s really thick.
So just to. give you a good reference most mattresses. run about what, 9 to 12 13 inches, depending on the kind of you get so this is almost double. this is over double the thickness of just your traditional mattress, yeah and it does have a 2-year warranty. I did read about people using this for their main bed I don’t think I would do that but if you had to especially temporarily like you just moved or something it would work. It has two models.
This model has a built-in pump which we’ll. show you in a minute and there’s another one that has a manual pump that is a separate pump that comes with it that you can put use and it’s rechargeable so that’s really nice when you’re camping that would be one. that I would want to take camping because you can’t plug it in you can charge it and then take the manual pump with you when you go camping.
This one, though doesn’t. It’s self-inflatable but you have to plug it in. Yes so let’s open it!. So it’s got this in the self-inflating pump that’s built right into it And that’s probably the best feature that I can think of to make it easy. Look you. can deflate it and inflate it. So we’ll just pull it back so you can see it’s pretty big. So it’s got a plug and it’s hidden right in there that’s nice but it has a compartment for it. I do like that.
So if you have a car that has a plug or you have it in your home it’s about six feet long and you can use an extension cord. but it’s supposed to fully inflate in about three to five minutes. All right. let’s give it a whirl ready okay so I’m just gonna turn this nozzle to inflate. Not too loud. I mean it is somewhat loud. It’s about as loud as I expect it to be. Oh my gosh! I love that! You do? Yeah because it’s more like the height of a regular bed without a box-spring oh yeah I mean like you can sit on it. like it’s a regular bed and when you sit I can feel the air but I’m not bouncing too high. –
okay all right I mean this isn’t a Purple mattress here but what I mean is. it’s like I can actually sit and tie my shoes. Look at this edge support I mean pretty good for an air bed. I mean if we could pump it up even more for sure but yeah I am just digging how high it is! I know it’s nice! I mean I know I read 22. inches but I guess I did realize it was this high! Plus I’ve read people using it for a couch like you’re reading or something.
It’s comfortable to sit on it. has the perfect kind of height. I mean okay well so I’m thinking that the air mattress that I have it’s just this little rinky-dink one it’s this tall but. sitting on it is so awkward! You know to sit down and then always, of course, bends in a little bit and you just fall on the floor. I love this! Yeah and I was gonna say it has a really soft like velvet kind of cover and it has this bumper around. it so I don’t think you’d really fit two adults on this. oh my husband and I would fit on it.
Really? Yeah. Let’s see how much room. You have to stay still. I mean this would fail the bowling ball. test for sure. I want to put this on the edge of a lake and have one person jump. on one side and have a shoot the other person up. Okay, so this is it fully inflated we probably could have inflated a little. bit yeah I think so too yeah but we’re gonna try it out we’re gonna sleep on it and see what (they are) I’m gonna sleep on it with my husband.
We’re gonna try out and sleep. on it and see what we think and then we will come back and tell you our experience. Okay, we’re back and I had a chance to sleep on this so I just kept. this in my living room and last Friday night I and my kids had a little. slumber party down here so it was me and my two kids we slept on it together and it was plenty of room for all three of us. Amazing. And we had a lot of fun and I slept probably a little too soundly.
I slept really soundly actually. Well, you can sleep. I would sleep on anything admittedly but these are my impressions that I had with this. So first of all and I know I think I mentioned this the first time we filmed but I love that it is so high so when I’m getting on and off I don’t have to feel like I have to crawl onto it on my hands and knees to get into the bed I can just sit on the edge and stand up and that is so comfy so that was my first thought and I love that, of course, I like that fact this kind of velvety. soft tough a lot of them have that now but it sure is nice and I’m glad that it has that as a feature what about the noise when you’re moving around at night.
well I didn’t move around that much because – you’re just out – cuz I was out – it was late and I was really tired when you move around on it I mean because it’s got this nice coating on top I don’t know if they call that velvet it really. reduces the noise of just being on it so that’s really nice I didn’t notice any noise down here when you move I don’t really hear anything. sure what about tonight displace you did anyone feel this place like you were. ever feeling like you were tilted up or down no but I slept in the middle of my kids slept on the other side but I had to (you had the weight evenly distributed) it up the first second. I’m just gonna lay on the edge you know the nice thing about this is it’s got.
This little and we’ll show you a closer video of it but it’s got this little lip on the edges – a bumper – yeah and so you don’t really feel like you’re gonna fall off but no I felt like I feel like it holds its shape all the way to the edge so you don’t feel like you’re gonna roll off the edge. So I like it for that reason. The other thing I really liked was you know it’s so big this is why this is probably.
three times the height that my other blow-up mattress I was worried that when I deflated it that I wouldn’t be able to get all the air out and it would fold up much bigger than what it came in and that it’d be really hard to store I mean even pool floats I have a hard time getting all the air I get all the air out and so I mean if they come in this nice little tight package but then you can never get it as small as when it first came because you can’t get air out.
but this the deflator sucks out all the air and so I was able to fold it up. easily and put it right back in the original bag that it came in in and when I saw it you had it folded as if it was brand-new because it was easy , I mean I don’t really I can’t think of anything bad to say about it yeah and I wouldn’t feel bad having guests sleep on this you know we have our guest bedroom. and it’s probably gonna turn into baby room cuz I just had a baby and now I feel like I would be okay my guests came and slept on this so I didn’t deflate at. all did you notice it did a little bit but it set that in the instructions.
I had this here it says please be aware your air bed will lose some of its firmness as the PBC stretches in inflation. This stretching is natural and does not indicate a leak just to add a little more air to the desired firmness And that’s kind of what I think it did like it got a little bit looser and then we filled it up again and then it didn’t get looser after that. It kept all the air Good and as far as the cover goes you can spot clean it, see it’s. pretty durable.
So as far as how much weight it supports. they say it supports up to 650 pounds. All right so also I want to talk a little bit about the temperature. Most of the time we talked about beds. sleeping too hot but this one sleeps a little cool because it is air so if you’re camping and it’s really cold outside a lot of people said they were a little bit cold so they put a sleeping bag underneath or a mattress pad. But you. didn’t find the temperature any colder or warmer? No, I slept pretty comfortably.
You know what we just say on a side note if you had a big enough tent where this can inflate inside it this beats a cot. What about sheets what do you use for sheets? Okay, so I just grabbed one of my sheets I used to queen-sized regular. fitted sheet and I didn’t know how it was gonna fit gonna kind of go on but it. just went right under this ledge right here all the way around all right.
So the biggest complaint that I saw from other people word that it was losing air and it seemed like they either got a perfect five-star review or close to five-star review or one-star review on their reviews and the one-star reviews. are almost always about the mattress losing this losing air and the good news. is the company was really responsive they always respond in the comments they were quick to give a return even outside of the refund period of 30 days that amazon offers so this company stands behind their products so if you make sure to give it the time that it needs to deflate a little bit in the beginning.
that re-inflate it and if it still gives you problems just know that you can go back to the company but it’s not a usual problem but to recap this is an easy solution for the times that you need something lightweight portable something. we’re camping something for guests to use an RV or the back of a truck and I really think that for the price and for what it offers it’s a great value. so to recap you know for $100 I think this is an easy solution to anytime that you need something lightweight and portable something for camping something for to put in the back of your truck um if you have guests or if you’re traveling anywhere shuts up faster deflates found it’s compact for as big as it is I think it’s a really compact we give it a thumbs up definitely a thumbs up.
So thanks for a read of the review of this air mattress. and I hope that it was informative and helped you to make a decision on if this. was the mattress for you if you have any questions for us put it in the comments.