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      27.08.2011 15:02
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      A good airbed.

      When our previous airbed failed to stay up overnight due to a puncher we invested in this airbed. It wasn't the cheapest on offer but Campingaz is a recognised brand and the 'double lock' system appealed.

      The airbed is like most airbeds, and when blown up it feels sturdy and the material looks less flimsy than some. The value fits most brands of electric pumps - which is a bonus. It also inflates within a few minutes, perfect for when you turn up to the campsite at 2am.

      It is however smaller than some double airbeds on the market, and takes up much less room in our 4-person tent than others we have had. Not a problem if your both quite tiny, but with a well built OH we found this bed a bit small for our needs and that leads to us becoming frustrated as there is no room to move without falling off the bed! It also is much lower to the ground than some other double airbeds.

      Overall we've found this very comfy but not big enough. It inflates and deflates quickly but will not fit back in it's original packing. It has a almost universal value which fits most types of pump. After over 6 months of heavy use it has not sprung a leak and seems very sturdy.

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      23.08.2011 12:46
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      Disappointing airbed.

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      We bought this in anticipation for our latest camping trip, and it also works well when family friends are over as you can blow it up in a spare room and you can entertain till your hearts content. Air beds are a great idea in that they can be blown up anywhere and attempt to replicate the real scenario of a decent mattress without any notice. It can be easily transported without too much effort which makes it a great alternative to those stupid little camping mats which essentially make you sleep on the ground. However, this probably won't do that, as it goes down overnight anyway, so you end up on the floor!


      The bed
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      The airbed has a shiny bottom with a more padded top. I think this is so you can fit sheets to it and they won't slip around when you are trying to get to sleep - which would not really help anyone. It is a good double size, even bigger than a normal size double I would suggest, and you can easily fit two people on it with a good deal of room left over.


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      Unfortunately the area where this product is let down in my opinion. The few times we have used it we have always woken up slightly closer to the ground than when we went to bed. In our recent camping trip we had to blow it up every other night because otherwise we would have been sleeping with the worms. Obviously you are paying good money for the product so you want it to work, otherwise you may as well just get one of those mats.

      I think this occurs because it has a quick release valve for taking air out. However, because this is quite large I believe that it lets air escape and this is where the trouble is created. I don't think this adds anything to the product so it is a real shame.


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      This product can be purchased online for somewhere around the £25-30 mark, which is good value when you compare it to the single equivalent.


      Summary
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      Good idea, shame about the execution.

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      09.08.2011 18:11
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      Basic and not great for frequent use.

      We bought this double airbed off Amazon last year for occasional use as a spare bed in our flat where we use our spare room as an office. This packs away neatly and meant we would be able to turn our living room into a spare sleeping area should the need arise. We then actually ending up using it for 2 nights on a camping trip so we have slept on it ourselves.

      We paid £24.99 for it about a year ago but it is now retailing for £15.48 on Amazon which, to be fair, is a more reasonable price I think, given the experience we have had with it.

      This airbed has quite a big valve and we have struggled to seal it properly I think on the times we have used it because although we go to sleep on it fully inflated it seems to be the case that we wake up on it with very little air left in it. This means waking up rather stiff and uncomfortable having pretty much slept on the floor!

      The air bed itself has a flocked cover and is pretty durable in terms of the fabric. It is quite heavy when folded down but it folds away neatly and because the material is so heavy duty it does not feel liable to burst or give in any way when you sit or lie on it. The seams are heavy duty and I am convinced that the air loss we have experienced with using this is from the valve and not any of the seams.

      Having read some reviews of this product it does seem to be the case that the valve is tricky to seal effectively and other people have had the same problem. This item also does not come with a pump and we had to buy one with a variety of interchangable fittings as the valve is quite big.

      This bed is basic and suitable for occasional use but I would not recommend it for frequent use. I do think we need to force the seal closed more to achieve the air staying in but this is not an easy thing to achieve. I would spend a bit more money for a higher quality and more reliable product.

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        07.05.2011 12:15
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        give it a go!

        With the recession, we have decided to take up camping, and last year got together all of the gear that we would need as we undertook our trips. We had been debating whether to get camping beds or a mattress, and after debate thought that the mattress, or airbed would be a better investment, as at home could be used for guests to stay over.

        On the internet, campingaz were selling their Double airbeds for £25, and as a fairly trusted name in the camping world, thought we'd give one a go.

        Delivered in a cardboard packaging, i am about 80% sure that after you have used it even for the first ime, you may struggle to get it back into the same box, and ours now lives in a bag for life instead! The mattress is a royal blue in colour and is made of a durable PVC which is 0.35mm thick with a flocked PVC on the top measuring 0.55mm thick. This has a fuury, suedy type feel to it, in the light that it will feel more comfortable to lay on and insulate a little more heat, certainly something you want on those brisk mornings, bbbrrrr. Once inflated, the dimensions areL 188 x W 137 x H 19cm and weighs a very reasonable 2.9kg, handy when you have a car packed full of heavy camping items.

        The bed is inflated using air, and the facility to do this is not included, but we have a air pump that has a car adapter, so handy, and only takes about 2 minutes to infate. Campingaz claim that it has a Airtight system with Double LockTM valve that locks in air two ways, meaning that hopefully when you are inflating it, air should not escape between detaching the pump, to puting the stopper on the valve. One thing i will say though, is that when deflating, i find that i am pushing my finger into the valve to allow the air out and putting it down and packing it away certainly takes longer than putting it up, at least double the time i would say.

        Always handy, a repair kit is included, but to be honest, i have never had the need to use it, and for £25 would probably invest in another bed, but always handy while you are on an expedition!

        OPINION.

        Ok, so it is easy to inflate, not as easy to deflated and pack away, but it is not difficult either. It doesnt take up a lot of room, and doesnt weigh a lot,so great if you havent got a lot of space to waste in your car laden with camping paraphanalia.

        Once inflated is plenty big enough for 2 adults to sleep on and ours has harboured a toddler too on a couple of occasions. It does what it says on the tin in that it is an airbed, and i will say that you do not feel the cold from the ground from underneath, with is good. I personally feel though that i would want to be the only person sleeping on it. As soon as you have more than that, every movement from someone else, is felt, and it is a little like sleeping ono a water bed, but not quite as comfortable. This is made even more awkward if sleeping bags are invleved too, because whether they are single, or made into a double sleeping bag, there is a feeling of claustrophobia and like you are being coccooned when the other person is jiffling about. In fact, by the end of the camping season, we had bought a duvet and used it like our bed at home, much more comfortable!

        I will say that i havent woken up with any aches and pains from the air bed, and perhaps i am being a little picky moaning about feeling every sneeze and movement through the airbed, after all we are not talking about staying in a 5 star hotel. I would also suggest that if you have the room, a duvet makes for a more comfortable nights sleep than a sleeping bag.

        All in all, i will give this bed 4/5. It is also easy to keep clean and has failed to let us down yet, excuse the pun! - lol.

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        10.09.2010 13:53
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        I am not one for camping in fact until this year i had never been camping before i dreaded it. As we could not afford to go abroad this year we got free tickets to alton towers, at the time we tried to book a caravan at the site outside the grounds of alton towers it was fully booked but the receptionist suggested a camping pitch would not cost much and they had space so that what worked out best for us. We bought a cheap tent and sleeping bags, i decided i needed an airbed for me and the girls as there was no way i would use a foam mat on the ground for dampness.

        I bought the campingaz double airbed from argos for £26.99 a tad more than i was expecting to pay.
        The air bed is made from pvc but has a lush velour coating on the top of it. It is simple to blow up with the foot pump provided with the bed, only takes around ten minutes to do. The air bed comes with a puncture repair kit but i have not had to use it yet.

        The bed is seventy five inches long and fits inside a two man tent with no problems.
        When finished with the air bed the valve can be release and the air comes out quiet fast but slowed down near the end so had the girls sitting on it and rolling it up. It comes in a handy carry sack like a tent bag so when finished with goes back in the bag witch takes up no room and easy to store.

        Sleeping on the airbed with two small children was lovely we all fit on the airbed with room to move, we were nice and snug on the bed and all had a really good nights sleep. I would go as far to say it is more comfortable than my own bed at home.

        Not only did the bed help on our camping trip but it has come in handy for our visitors and used in the living room they also agreed how comfortable it was.

        I am glad i bought the air bed as it is really handy to have, i don't think i would have enjoyed my camping trip as much if we had to use the foam mats. I am still in no hurry to be camping again though.

        I highly recommend the double airbed for the camping princess.

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        04.09.2010 00:40
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        A cheap and comfortable alternative to the terror of sleeping bags.

        I wonder how many of these things actually make it to the great outdoors. Not many I suspect, as a great many like mine, will be used for sleepovers, which it has be to be said, it does very well. Available since 2007, I purchased mine prior to my brother's wedding a couple of years ago. After a horrific incident with a stuck zipper on a sleeping bag, drastic measures where called for.

        Measuring 188cm x 137cm x 19cm, it is made from a durable PVC which is 0.33mm thick. It has an internal coil structure which helps in two ways. Firstly strengthening the airbed and secondly providing greater support and comfort for its' incumbent. It is topped with 0.53mm of flock thereby preventing the movement of any bedding you may use. The whole airbed is finished in a royal blue. It weighs 1.6kg and is inflated via a double lock valve which helps to lock the air in two ways. Finally it also comes with a repair kit, which depending on your point of view is either an omen or good preparation.

        Inflation is a simple procedure which can be accomplished with the use of a hair dryer. Just remember to set it to cold, says the voice of experience. If you really must, a dedicated pump can be purchased for around about £5.

        In the two years I have owned one, I have had no punctures. It may have been used only a handful of times, although it has put up with weights of over 14 and a half stone with ease. It looks and feels tough enough and I have no reason to doubt that you could use it for camping. I suppose that depends on the care you take in such scenarios. Available at the moment from amazon.co.uk for £9.95, which is a bargain, I would recomend it as ideal for the social people amongst us, be they hosts or outdoorsy types!!!

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        17.08.2010 10:47
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        A good choice of airbed.

        Having recently moved house we have had the obligatory house warmings and family visits. During these times, we like to ensure our guests can pass out comfortably at whatever ungodly hour they decide to go to sleep. Seeing as we don't have beds in the two spare bedrooms, and don't really have any intentions of getting bed in them as they will be used as office space/gym, we decided that airbeds would be a good purchase as you can store them easily and I know from camping trips when I was younger that you can get a good nights sleep on them.

        So, having parted with just over £50 we departed Argos with two double air beds - not bad at all. It would have cost us a few more pounds to buy a pump, as there is not one included, but we already have an automatic one. I would recommend getting an electric pump as unless you have an enthusiastic nephew staying over you will find yourself pumping away for a good 15 minutes. Our electric pump is frustratingly noisy, but it does only take around 2 minutes to get a full airbed.

        This product is a good size, I have never had anyone mention they are two small and I have some friends who, shall we say, enjoy their food! On that note, it is worth considering the weight of the people sleeping on the airbed - the heavier they are the less air you need in the bed.

        Once you have pumped the bed up, there is a decent valve system in place to stop the air leaking out, and in my experience it works well. Although it worth remembering that the air leaving the pump will be warm and contracts in size as it cools, so you may wish to do a second quick pump up of the beds 20 minutes after first inflating them.

        The beds are easy to drain of air when you decide that you want them emptied, and it is actually quite good fun laying on them as they deflate. They fold/roll up well and I can fit both in the same space I would use to fit two sets of bed sheets.

        The dimensions of the bed are noted as (H)19cm, (W)137cm, (L)188cm.

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        09.08.2010 17:37
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        good quality

        I love to go camping but do like my camping luxuries like this Campingaz Double Airbed which you can buy from Argo for £26.99 and at other shops online as well as in the camping shops in towns.
        You may get it cheaper in the winter months as camping equipment goes down in price then and this is a good time to buy it ready for next year.

        This is a double matress made from PVC and you have to blow it up with a foot pump for it to be used in the tent. it sleeps two people nice and snuggly and it is comfortable and warm.

        It has an airtight system with patented double lock valves which makes it easier to blow up as the air stays in the bed and doesn't seep out until you want to let it down, you will have to buy a pump for it seperately but once you have slept on one of these and not on a roll mat you will see that it's worth buying this and the pump for your camping holidays.

        It's size is Size (H)19, (W)137, (L)188cm. and it comes with a repair kit if you have a puncture, so far we have used it five times without any disasters. My husband who is six foot has also slept on this with me in the tent but his feet stick out of the bottom of the bed, but he says it's better than sleeping on the floor.
        It takes about ten to fifteen minutes to pump up but once it's up it stays up and is comfortable for sitting on and sleeping on and is good for your back.

        I'm quite happy with this air bed as it has been used a few times, holds the air in tight and is comfortable, we have used it when we have gone camping on our own and it has been used in the house as well when the grandchildren came to stay and we needed a spare bed.
        You have to watch the children for bouncing on it as it is quite bouncy when blown up and is tempting for them to jump around on it, but it wouldn't last long if they did.

        I'd recommend it to you if your looking for a good comfortable nights sleep when your off camping. It fold down nicely and packs away into a roll so can be used as a spare bed if you have visitors too.

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          03.08.2010 22:27
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          A high quality product for a good nights sleep.

          As I am a student and live in a small studio flat, I wanted to get a comfortable air bed that would fit in my front room and allow my guests, be they friends or family, to sleep comfortably in their surroundings and enjoy staying around my place over night.

          I have encountered many different types of air beds from different manufacturers whilst staying at friends houses but I always seem to wake up with the air bed having partially deflated underneath me or with a back and neck ache. I have only ever found a couple of air beds that I have been able to sleep on without any complaints. That is until I stumbled across the 'Campingaz Double Airbed.'

          On purchase

          When I first purchased this air bed it was boxed and weighed about 2 kilograms. Inside was the actual air bed and a repair kit although I have fortunately still to use the repair kit. I was quite surprised at the light weight of this product as it is obviously designed for two people and many air beds that I have experienced have been notably heavy. Another reason for the light weight is because this product does not come with a pump. This is quite annoying for those that do not already have either a foot or electric pump with different adaptor fittings. Therefore once you have bought a pump along with the air bed it can become quite expensive.

          Setup

          To set up the air bed one must unfold it and ensure that it is facing the correct way. It is definitely more practical to blow up the air bed in the location that you intend for it to be slept on. I made this mistake due to the small size of my flat and found it very hard to manoeuvre it around the furniture. Although it is light, when fully blown up it is heavier and requires two people to move it around.

          With a decent quality electric pump this air bed only takes a few minutes to fully pump up. I would not recommend doing this via foot pump as it would obviously take far longer than this.

          Material and Design

          The design of this air bed is definitely one of its strongest points. The air tight locking system allows the air bed to be pumped up and left for a few days before it needs topping up with air. This is very handy as it allows me to prop the air bed up against the wall for the day and then put it down on the floor at night so that I do not need to keep letting the air out and then inflating it again.

          The Campingaz air bed is made of a blue durable PVC which is very sturdy yet seems to fit around the body when one is laying on it. The air bed is also of a good size and two average sized people should easily be able to sleep on it without problem.

          Comfort

          As previously mentioned the durable PVC that this air bed is made of allows one to sleep easily whilst feeling comfortable in their surroundings. It is clear when one lays down on this air bed that it has been made with a lot of precision and quality and will not leak air or rip. Although it is not as comfortable as a mattress it is great for a few nights sleep. I have had many comments from those that have stayed over and had to sleep on it saying how comfortable it is.

          Reliability

          I purchased this air bed in June and although it has not had too much use as of yet it is still in great condition. I will be heavily relying on this for all of my future guests and am very glad that I have bought it.

          I would highly recommend this to those that often have family or friends stay over at night and also those that camp regularly!

          This review is also on Ciao under the same username!

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            22.07.2010 19:59
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            Perfect airbed....enough said

            Being an avid festival goer I had to upgrade to a double airbed once my partner decided to come with me. As well as going camping in the summer almost every other weekend I am frequently buying all sorts of items to make my camping experience more enjoyable and comfortable. Now I am not a camping snob and I would by all means gladly camp with no air bed or camping mat, buy my partner is a bit fussy so in return for accompanying me camping, I need to make sure she is comfy!

            So when in the hunt for a double air bed I became aware of this brand. At £22 it was a decent price I felt and the benefits seemed appealing and I was glad of this as it seems I made the right choice as around 15 camping trips later and Im still pleased with the product.

            The first main bonus about his bed is the ease of inflating. I had nightmare visions of standing for an hour in the roasting heat pumping a bed up with a foot pump till I was blue in the face. This wasn't to be. This item comes with a pump which being battery operated does the work for you in a matter of mere minutes, handy for those eager to get the tent up as quickly as possible. I was surprised how well it worked and the one pump lasts 4-5 nights easily without the need to re inflate. This is due to the double valve lock.

            Its solid but has enough give to be comfy and I also was surprised at the comfort and quality it provides. Had no problems sleeping on it at all and provided a comfy nights sleep.

            It's a nice size and for us two average size adults we had more than enough room to spread ourselves and didn't feel restricted at all. It has a PVC coated top which adds comfort and doesn't have the grinding, rubbery feel of some other beds I have tried previously and it stays in good condition and you would hardly think by looking at its been used as many times as it has.

            When it comes to deflating its easy to take down, takes seconds and fits easily back into the pack. It also comes with a comprehensive puncture repair kit to cater for any accidents which is handy and a nice touch.

            All in all at £22 this was a great buy, I haven't been camping without it since, its easy to set up, comfy to lie on and has already proving to be a long lasting airbed. If I buy again it will definitely be this brand!

            Also on ciao

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            02.06.2009 14:51
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            A fantastic airbed for guests or camping purposes.

            We recently went on a camping trip for three nights and were advised to get ourselves a blow up mattress so that we would be more comfortable and not have to sleep on the cold, hard, sometimes damp floor of a tent. We took up this advice and my Mum purchased this double airbed for my fiance, Tom, as one of his birthday presents. It cost £18.00 from sports-direct.com but is available elsewhere for a similar price.

            The airbed comes in a cardboard box and it is very well packed and comes wrapped in polythene complete with a repair kit containing some fabric patches and a tube of glue in a pop-close bag. This is very handy and although we have not needed this yet (thankfully!) we have kept it sellotaped to the underneath of the airbed to avoid it getting lost.

            The bed is very easy to put up, simply attach an electric or battery operated pump and the airbed will be fully inflated in just a couple of minutes and ready for use. There is a double lock valve which allows you to pull it out to release the air & pump it in and it allows you to push it back in to seal off the bed and avoid any air from leaking out. Once pumped up we did not need to top up the air for the full four days that we used the bed and were very pleased with the results. The bed was quite bouncy and we pumped it up as full as we could with no problems what so ever. It is very easy to deflate at the end of our stay using a pump again to remove the air and then laying on it to help us fold it back up and pack it in to our suitcase (the cardboard box was discarded the first time we checked the bed out!).

            The bed felt almost similar to a waterbed and on a couple of occasions Tom turned over so fast that I ended up turning with him but this certainly gave us a few laughs which was just what we needed on the first night after a 4 hour journey and a delay before we even left our local train station!

            It weighs 2.9kg and is 188 x 19 x 137cm and us two adults (I'm not the slimmest either!) had plenty of space and I found that the flocked PVC top meant that it did not matter that we had forgotten to take a sheet as we weren't getting burns from the mattress or finding it scolding hot during the day whenever we visited the tent.

            We will definitely be taking this on our next camping trip and were very pleased that Tom had received it as a birthday present as there's nothing better than something for free! I was very pleased with how easy it was to inflate by myself and I did not need to ask for any assistance, also, my Mum took the same bed along camping and similarly was very pleased with it and remarked on what an improvement sleeping on this was when compared to just bedding down on the floor on her previous camping trip.

            I would definitely recommend this airbed and there is a slightly better version with a coil structure available from Amazon.co.uk, at present, for £14.94 + free super saver delivery so I would definitely recommend checking this out if you have guests coming to stay or are looking at camping this year to save some pennies. I am rating this airbed 4/5 and have knocked off one star because I would have liked the bed to be deeper.

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          • Product Details

            Campingaz Quickbeds are flocked inflatable mattresses fitted with the exclusive Airtight system for a leak free more resilent bed. This system features an advanced double lock valve which locks in air two ways. Added benefit is the durable PVC which is highly puncture resistant. Campingaz quickbed airbeds fit tents sizes for outdoor use whilst the soft, anti-slip top material and coil structure ensures strength, firmness and comfort while sleeping.