Updated September 20, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Portable Mattresses

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Whether you're staying in a friend's tiny apartment, camping in the wild, or entertaining more house guests than there are bedrooms in your home, one of these portable mattresses can provide a near-instant, comfortable sleeping surface. They come in folding or inflatable options that feature integrated pumps for achieving the perfect balance of firmness in both indoor and outdoor environments. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best portable mattress on Amazon.

10. Intex Classic Twin

9. Sable Air Bed

8. Hiccapop Toddler Bed

7. Milliard Tri-Fold

6. WonderSleep Classic Series

5. Best Choice SKY2760

4. Coleman Airbed

3. Better Habitat SleepReady

2. Lazery Sleep Air

1. SoundAsleep Dream Series

Editor's Notes

September 18, 2019:

While you likely will miss your own bed and familiar mattress while traveling, a quality portable mattress can still provide you with a comfortable night’s rest so that you’ll wake up feeling refreshed. They’re also handy to have around when you have house guests and not enough beds to go around. Our list provides a range of both inflatable selections and foam ones, to suit just about every taste and budget.

The SoundAsleep Dream Series comes on board in this update. Unlike many others that need complete refills or topping off, this model holds its air well after many uses. It provides comfortable back support, and you can control the level of inflation to your liking. It’s easy to inflate and deflate via a dial on its side, and it can be set up (or taken down) in just a few minutes. It’s large enough to sleep two people comfortably.

Another strong choice is the Coleman Airbed, which can support up an impressive 600 pounds. It consists of an inflatable mattress that sits atop a steel folding cot. It’ll give you a reliable and comfortable sleeping surface that’s elevated from the ground. It comes in handy on lengthy camping trips where sleeping on the ground for several consecutive nights can lead to soreness and exhaustion.

Leaving the list today is the Shrunks Youth Travel Bed, due to issues with availability.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on September 20, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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