AeroBed Guest Choice Air Bed Review


Another decent, inexpensive air mattress that garners positive reviews for comfort but complaints about excessive air leakage. Air pump is included but separate from the mattress.

Quick and easy inflation with the included air pump is one reason users like this inflatable bed, according to AeroBed Guest Choice reviews on Amazon. The convenience of being able to set up (and later, put away) this mattress in minutes is often noted in reviews, although some users grumble that the only pump that fits is the one included in the package, and add that instructions for securing the pump in the valve are not helpful. Many reviewers use this air mattress for guests, who reportedly find it comfortable enough despite being relatively close to the ground (8 inches thick when fully inflated). Nonetheless, we found a good number of AeroBed Guest Choice reviews, like one posted at Sears, that gripe about continuous air leaks through the night, which leave the sleeper virtually on the floor by morning. A few other reviews say the mattress won't inflate at all after several uses, and one user, for whom air leaks are not an issue, says the internal coil construction makes the surface feel like a golf ball. We also read a few comments about a "plastic-y" smell upon the first few uses. (Hint: Try leaving it exposed to the air for a few days before its first outing.)'

The AeroBed Guest Choice is available as a twin air mattress (74x39 inches) with a 300-pound weight capacity or as a queen air mattress (78x60 inches) with a 600-pound weight capacity; both sizes inflate to a thickness of 8 inches. Manufacturer's specs say the mattress fills with air in 60 seconds and deflates in 15 seconds. The shell is made of heavy-duty PVC and features internal coils. Aside from the plug-in air pump, the AeroBed Guest Choice comes with a carrying case. There's a one-year warranty.

For a budget air mattress used on occasion for short-term overnight needs, AeroBed Guest Choice reviews call this an OK choice. Positive assessments of convenience and comfort, tempered by reports of more than the acceptable amount of air leakage earn this model its runner-up status.

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