Best Queen Air Mattress for Camping:
If you have ever had to take a break from your routine life, then you must have thought about going camping. Without a doubt, it is one of the most relaxing experiences ever. However, those who actually go camping know it is easier said than done. The experience is only calming if you don’t face any problem. Speaking of issues while camping, perhaps the major one is finding somewhere to sleep out in the wilderness. Young people may somehow manage to sleep on the ground, but those who suffer from back problems would find it really hard to sleep on bare ground.
Even those who have their own comfortable bed in their homes would find it hard to sleep on the ground comfortably. So, what can we do to enjoy a fantastic camping experience yet not compromise on sleep? Well, that’s where queen air mattresses for camping come in, and precisely, the one we are going to review today, Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D. We are going to discuss its features in detail, along with what we liked and what we didn’t about the mattress. Keep on reading the article, and hopefully, by the end of this article, you would know whether it is right for you.
The Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D, our top pick for best queen air mattress for camping:
The Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D has all the qualities you would look for in the best queen air mattress for camping: it is large, it self-inflates, and when it comes to providing you comfort, it gets full marks. As it has four plush inches of cushy foam, it manages to insulate you from the cold ground you are sleeping on. Additionally, it supports your pressure points too, which is precisely why you might not want to sleep in your old mattress back at your home once you sleep on this one. One thing we didn’t like about the mattress is that it was quite huge, unlike other camping mattresses. With that being said, the comfort it provides and the fact that it can fit in a tent easily would make you want to look over the size. Overall, if you are looking for a little weekend getaway with your friends or family in the woods, then the Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D would be great for you.
As compared to the mattress’s older counterparts, it has a few updates to its credit. For once, it now uses a new fabric, which happens to be stretch-knit. The makers claim that the new fabric is designed to provide more comfort and breathability to the user. Secondly, instead of the old pattern, this mattress has a ridged pattern. It uses StrataCore construction, which is why it gets the shape. And finally, the makers have given this mattress a new valve. To make the inflation and deflation easier and faster, the manufacturers have given this mattress two one-way valves. As you can expect, the new model also costs a bit more than its previous model. But given the new features, it has, the camping queen air mattress’s price can be justified.
Reviewing this mattress wasn’t easy. We had to do multiple tests to conclude what we thought about it. When it comes to the comfort of this mattress, you can rest assured as sleeping on the mattress is nothing short of sleeping on a luxury mattress. Yes, even out in the mountains when you are camping, you would feel like you are sleeping on a luxurious mattress. The mattress is 25 inches wide and 77 inches tall. As it has vertical sidelines, you can relax in any position you deem comfortable. Additionally, the mattress also comes in a large XXL size. Which, as you can expect, is broader and taller. While you may be inclined towards buying the bigger size, we wouldn’t recommend it. As the mattress is quite heavy as it is, the bigger size would be even harder for you to manage.
As we have already mentioned, the mattress ticks all the boxes when it comes to providing comfortability. And there are a few reasons for that. First of all, it has a four-inch foam core whose firmness can be adjusted. This is quite beneficial for those who sleep in different styles. Be it a side sleeper, back sleeper, or front sleeper- you would find it easy to sleep on this mattress. One thing we should like to mention here is that deflating the mattress to your comfort level was not easy. As the foam inside is filled with air, you would need to get up from the mattress and then deflate it by letting a few air out of the mattress.
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Before we reviewed the mattress, we heard that it took a long time to inflate when you do it the first time. Unfortunately, that was true. The only way you can speed up the inflation process is by breathing in it several times during the process. For this reason, the only way you should take this mattress with you is if you have inflated it entirely beforehand. Otherwise, most of your camping time would be spent inflating it rather than enjoying the scenery. Once you have inflated it the first time, the rest of the process would be quite convenient. This mattress does not come with a pump, yet we never found a reason to use it. As it has not one but two two-way valves, you can quickly get your mouth to them and inflate it.
As compared to most of the queen air mattresses for camping, we found this one performing well in all departments. Be it in comfort-ability or breath-ability- you would have no reason to complain about it. Though the size is massive, that is one flaw we are willing to overlook considering its other exciting features. We recommend you do it too. It is an incredibly versatile queen air mattress for camping, which would suit everyone’s sleeping style.