Coleman SUV Quickbed Review



Targeted at car campers, the Coleman SUV Quickbed fits in the back of an SUV and wins points for comfort, but is a snug fit for two. Air pump not included.

Campers, rejoice: This very cheap air mattress fits into the back of an SUV or on the floor of a tent and is lauded in Coleman SUV Quickbed reviews for comfort, ease of use, and bargain pricing. Reviews on Amazon say it inflates and deflates quickly, holds air for several days before needing a quick top-off, and gives a good night's sleep. Users also like its waterproof shell and adjustable length (an extra air chamber inflates separately and can serve as a pillow or extension at the bottom). One user who posted a Coleman SUV Quickbed review on Walmart found the 6-inch thickness a bit skimpy but resolved the problem by placing a blanket between the mattress and SUV floor. Some reviews note that the mattress is only a few inches wider than a twin and feels cramped for two; on the other hand, at least one user says the tight quarters are romantic. As with other air mattresses, we read a few comments about units that don't inflate or lose way too much air during the night.

The Coleman SUV Quickbed measures 70x41 inches and is rated to hold up to 600 pounds (that's a stretch, note some users). The shell is made of heavy-duty PVC and has inner coils that are supposed to enhance comfort and firmness. This model rolls and packs into the storage bag affixed to the small, second air chamber. It does not come with an air pump and several reviewers were surprised to discover they had to supply their own (a Coleman pump is recommended, either manual or electric; hand pumps go for about $15).

Despite the few negative reviews, the Coleman SUV Quickbed has enough redeeming properties to earn a spot at the top of our list. Stow it in the back of your SUV for planned or unexpected overnight outings and you won't be disappointed.

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