Our five-year-old grandson usually spends the night at least three times a week while his mom is working. We have been using the cushions off the couch placed next to our bed for his makeshift bed. This was getting a little annoying to set up every night, so we decided to buy an airbed.
We bought the Coleman QuickBed in the twin size. The air mattress is made of heavy- duty vinyl with a soft suede top. It has a storage wrap permanently attached to the mattress that helps keep it neatly stored and compact. Standard size twin sheets fit over the mattress perfectly.
The one thing we didn't know when we bought this mattress is that it's made to be inflated with the Coleman QuickPump, which is sold separately. There is nowhere on the packaging that says you need this pump. We thought it could be inflated with a hair dryer, but the instructions recommend not using a hair dryer because it could cause melting. We decided to use the hair dryer anyway on the cool setting. It did inflate, but not fully. Apparently the hair dryer could not push in enough air to make it firm.
Opening the valve and pushing on the mattress easily deflates the mattress. Rolling up the mattress will fully remove the rest of the air. If you use the QuickPump it can also be used to quickly deflate the mattress. The Quick Pump is rechargeable so this feature would come in handy if you use the mattress for camping.
I'm not sure we are going to keep this mattress or not, as the QuickPump is an additional $23. But if you were willing to spend the money on the mattress and the pump, I would say this is a very nice and sturdy mattress for the price.