What Are Buyers Saying?
The first truck bed blow up mattress we examined is manufactured by AirBedz Lite. It comes in full and shorts sizes. The short size inflates to 76" x 63" x 12" and the full size inflates to 72" x 55" x 12".
It molds over wheel wells, features a proprietary coil system so that body weight is evenly distributed, and ships with a portable air pump. It's marketed as an air mattress for full-size, midsize and compact trucks that have both short and long layouts.
It creates a comfortable sleeping area within the truck bed- this is great if you enjoy camping, off roadIng, fishing, hunting or riding your motocross bike.
- Some buyers say that you can't use it outside of the truck bed, but because of the fender and wheel well cut outs you need to insert something in there if you are just on the floor.
- They've produced a handy guide that outlines its ability to fit in a Chevrolet Colorado, Dodge Dakota, ford ranger, GMC Canyon, GMC Sonoma, Honda ridgeline, Isuzu hombre, Mazda B Series, Mitsubishi Raider, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma trucks.
- One truck owner says he was able to set it up in under 10 minutes and that it folds up pretty compactly.
- There has been some mixed feedback for this option- one buyer complains that the size specifications for a Chevy Silverado were incorrect.
- Another buyer says that for two people it was kind of tight and they ended up falling into the wheel well as they slept.
- Another problem, buyers say that because this solution is designed to fit truck beds generically, instead of specifically, it doesn't achieve a custom fit and it's likely not to be a truly tailored solution.
- Another buyer complained that it is a low-quality build and they are decided to just stuff a regular old air mattress into the back of their truck- though they say if you could discover a perfect fit using this option it might be worth the money.
The second blow up mattress for trucks we examined is provided by Wolfwill. This one is a little bit different- it's made for sports utility vehicles. Because the mattress has three different parts that inflate individually, meaning that you can adjust each section independently.
It's built from and ecologically friendly material, they say, a PVC material that is marketed as non-toxic without an odor. In terms of ongoing maintenance, you don't want it to be stored in the especially cold or hot areas and you should avoid smoking while on it or exposing it to sharp objects.
As well, they say that the cushion inflates and lasts about 10 hours before it needs to be reinflated. The air pump plugs into your car charger.
- This option has received primarily positive feedback- one buyer installed in his Subaru Forrester as they were on a road trip- they found that while it was a little bit tight, they were able to get a comfortable night's sleep.
- One buyer who weighs over 250 pounds complained that after several uses the mattress started deflating faster and faster so that over the course of the night he found himself having to reinflate.
The third truck bed air mattress we examined is manufactured by Rightline Gear- it's marketed towards mid-sized and full-size trucks. It has a two adult capacity and is engineered to fit in between your vehicle's wheel wells with a little bit extra space for side storage of camping gear, travel accessories etc. It ships with a 12 V air pump that they say will help you to inflate or deflate the mattress in a matter of seconds.
The fourth truck bed blow up air mattress we examined is provided by Pittman Outdoors. It comes in a variety of sizes designed to accommodate both mid-size and full-size truck beds, fitting over wheel wells to create a comfortable sleeping area that fills out to the entire space of your vehicle's bed.
It features an integrated pump that enables it to inflate and deflate with a switch flip. This rechargeable pump is powered by a charger that can be powered while on the road from your vehicles car charging port.
- There is some mixed feedback for this particular option- one reviewer complains that it began deflating in under an hour after he had tried to sleep on it.
- Another reviewer had a similar experience, finding that it was prone it to an unexpected deflation which exacerbated his lower lumbar back pain issues.
- Another truck owner tells us that his experienced a flap release valve leak that he attributes to cold weather issues, though while it worked he praises the pump's capabilities and the length it holds a battery charge.
- There were a couple of satisfied buyers who used it in a crew cab truck and praise its rugged fabric, how quickly the integrated inflation units filled up the mattress and the quality of the fit.
The last truck bed air mattress we examined was another AirBedz option. It comes in three different sizes to accommodate midsize in full-size trucks- engineered to mold over wheel wells and produce a comfortable sleeping space for outdoor adventurers.
This option has received primarily positive feedback- buyers say that it has not experienced the deflation issues that plagues many of the other options on the market. In addition, reviewers appreciate that the power cord is extra long, able to reach all the way from the dashboard to the tailgate.