If you’re a sensitive sleeper, an air mattress is the best way to rest in comfort while camping. By cushioning you with a thick layer of air, inflatable camping air mattresses offer a great combination of comfort and value for money. They come in the full range of bedding sizes from single to king.
The downside to some camping air mattresses is that you will need a mattress pump to inflate your bed, and that the folded mattress tends to be too large to comfortably fit inside a hiking pack. That being said, some camping air mattress self-inflate like a sleeping mat, making them far easier to set up and deflate.
Inflatable camping air mattresses are suited to adventurers who camp out the back of their vehicle, rather than hikers which would be better off with a smaller, lighter sleeping mat.
When not being used for camping, a camping air mattress is an inexpensive way to provide backup bedding when guests decide to stay the night. It can be easily stored in a cupboard and inflated when an impromptu sleepover occurs.