The Aerobed: A Review | Modern Mummy

Monday, 16 December 2013

The Aerobed: A Review

Living in a cottage is utterly lovely - but it's a complete nightmare when you want to have friends or family to stay. 

There's no denying it; our house is TINY. The downstairs consists of a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. There's no hallway (the front door opens straight into the sitting room) but the two main rooms are divided by a staircase which then leads upstairs to two double bedrooms (one of which is a particularly small double) and a box room.

With no spare bedroom, it has been impossible to have people to stay - we just couldn't accommodate them. We have contemplated buying a sofa bed but with a relatively new regular sofa we couldn't justify the expense.

But then we were sent a Comfort Classic Raised Double Aerobed to review and everything changed! 

Aerobeds are super high tech air beds, designed to make life easy. They rapidly inflate at the touch of a button & deflate in seconds, ready to be rolled into their own little bag and stashed away for next time.

Ours has proved to be truly brilliant and is PERFECT for our little house. In the last month it has been used for family that have come to stay, for kids sleepovers and we have even taken it on a road trip with us and used it at a friends house. We love it for so many reasons but mainly because:

1. It packs away into a minuscule bag, despite being a double bed. (We are severely lacking in the storage department in our house too). Not only can it be stored at the bottom of the wardrobe/on the shelf of an airing cupboard, it's also super easy to transport if you are visiting friends.

2. It has a detachable electric pump and inflates entirely by itself, no huffing and puffing or repetitive foot stamping required, and in less than three minutes too. It then deflates even quicker, with a patented quick release deflation valve which is utter GENIUS! You don't need to roll around on top of it to force the air out of it - just release the valve and leave it, then come back to it and roll it up before putting it away.

3. It fits regular sized bedding which is super handy, makes the bed look exactly like a normal bed and feel extra cosy.

4. It is as comfortable as a regular bed (in fact I think I would go so far as to say it's actually MORE comfortable than my own bed). It's raised off the floor so is the same height as a normal bed and is super sturdy and supportive. The guests we've had stay in it have also all commented on what a good night's sleep they've had and I can vouch for that too.

5. It doesn't deflate even a millimetre overnight. With other air beds, I've regularly woken up in a wrinkly, deflated heap of plastic on the floor but not a chance with this one. We've used it four times over the last month and can confirm that it stays fully inflated every time, even after having three over enthusiastic kids jumping all over it.

As proof of just how easy Aerobeds are to use, have yourself a wee watch of this video:

It's so nice to be able to have people to stay with us after so long! If you're lacking in space and have visitors coming to stay during the festive season, I would wholeheartedly recommend getting an Aerobed - some stockists are still able to deliver in time for Christmas too.

They start at just £129.99 for a basic, single bed, although there is currently a sale on with up to 50% off selected models. The Comfort Classic Raised Double retails at £139.99, or £159.99 for a king size.




  1. Replies
    1. Its bloody brilliant, a full size double bed in a bag! Would recommend if you ever need an extra bed for visitors x


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