FLOATING ON AIR
For several hundred dollars, you can buy a deluxe air mattress that's super plush, very supportive, and outfitted with a built-in pump operated by remote control. Some are even marketed as substitutes for traditional mattresses. But there are cheap air mattresses perfectly suitable for visitors, for travel, and for camping. At Cheapism.com, we set a price limit of $100 for queen-size mattresses that are comfortable, contain plenty of internal support, and are easy to set up, take down, and transport. We then sifted through scores of expert and user reviews to find the very best options for use indoors and out, including elevated airbeds rising at least 18 inches. Most come with a battery-powered or electric pump. We also assembled some less conventional options: an airbed for kids, a cot-style sleeper with a metal frame, a 4-in-1 mattress that allows multiple sleeping arrangements, an airbed with a supplemental pump to keep it inflated, and a model that exceeds our price limit but boasts unusually high praise from reviewers.
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