Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed Review
Consumers appreciate the low price and versatility of the 4-in-1: zip together for a king-size mattress, stack for a thick twin, or separatefor two twins. Some sleepers complain about sagging, others laud the comfort; air pump not included.
Versatility and value are the top selling points for the Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed. For less than $50, Coleman 4-in-1 reviews note, you get to set up the air mattress as a king, two twins, or a double-high twin. Users sing its praises on Walmart, where reviews cite qualities such as comfort, quick and easy inflation, and multiple ways to use the mattresses. Older folks like the double-stack option and kids like the single twin size; most say they sleep well; and few report any noticeable PVC odor. Plus, Coleman 4-in-1 reviews add, the air inside stays put and sleepers awake without back pain. Two critiques surface in Coleman 4-in-1 reviews, however: the length of the mattresses and the set-up when used as a king. Users commenting on the Coleman site, for example, note that the 74-inch length is fairly short for a non-camping air mattress; one user suggests extending the length with a thick piece of foam placed at the foot of the air bed. Users also note that the zipper holding the two twins together when arrayed as a king-size mattress creates a valley that makes sleeping awkward -- it either hits you at your hips when stretching out horizontally or seriously divides two sleepers stretched out vertically (or prevents you from co-sleeping with a child); filling the gap with soft fabrics works in a pinch, but is not optimal.
The 4-in-1 Quickbed measures only 5 inches high when fully inflated and not stacked, and each mattress is 74 inches long by 39 inches wide. The shells are made with PVC that's covered with a plush top, and there are 32 coils inside each that are supposed to add comfort and support. A storage bag is attached to one of the mattresses. You're on your own when it comes to an air pump. A dual-action hand pump or a 120V or battery-powered pump will do, and a Coleman product is advised (non-Coleman pumps may not fit into the valve properly); the cheapest Coleman pump costs about $15.
Aside from the standard need to top off with air after several nights of continuous use, we found minimal complaints about more serious leaking. Many users consider the Coleman 4-in-1 a real bargain and rate it above pricier air mattresses. All in all, an investment that should pay off in the form of happy guests.