Product Type: Campingaz Camping
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Campingaz Single Airbed
Member Name: i_am_joy
Campingaz Single Airbed
Advantages: Very easy to inflate, comfortable to sleep on, durable so no leaks or holes
Disadvantages: Not the largest single airbed, you may need a specialised pump because of the double valve
Luckily my son-in-law had a Campingaz pump as I would have been rather scuppered without it, due to the clever (but not particularly practical) double valve which supposedly helps the bed inflate quicker and keep the air inside for longer. I say not particularly practical as the double valve does mean you need a somewhat specialised pump; perhaps you could get away with using a non-Campingaz pump which features several different adaptors, but it was actually only the Campingaz one that we could get to fit it properly.
Once inflated (which took a very short time indeed) I found this Quickbed to be extremely comfortable and well designed. The double valve I mentioned above keeps the air inside as well as it claims to and after four days' camping my bed was as well inflated as it had been on the very first day, I have also found the bed to be very durable and now (after lots of use by both myself and having been borrowed by various members of the family) there are absolutely no holes, rips or unexplained leaks in it.
This bed is very comfortable, it's definitely not the largest single-sized airbed I have ever seen but frankly I go camping for the experience and not particularly for a comfortable night's sleep! I am a little over 5ft tall (and not the slimmest woman on the campsite) and found the bed was adequate for my needs, however my 6ft son-in-law has subsequently borrowed the airbed and he said it was much too short for him with the width also being too restrictive.
The thick PVC design has kept the airbed in excellent shape, even when deflated it keeps it's exact rectangular shape which makes it incredibly easy to pack away at the end of my camping trip. The top section is flocked however, to give the user a comfortable and soft sleeping area. I actually find it a little itchy if a section of bare skin touches the flocked area, but really while camping there is usually very little bare skin on show during the night as even in high Summer the nights do get exceedingly cold!
The Quickbed comes with a repair kit which, thankfully, I have not had to use. The repair kit basically consists of a patch, which are widely available in camping and hardware shops anyway so this is hardly a huge benefit of buying this specific airbed.
I cannot fault this Campingaz Quickbed whatsoever. It has proved itself to be of excellent quality, was very reasonably priced and (more importantly) kept me snug and comfortable during our camping trip. This particular bed is also available as a double sized bed, or you may want to take a look at a fairly new design which features a built-in pillow - although as I had a pillow with me anyway I didn't think this style would be as useful as the standard flat version which I own.
Incidentally, all Campingaz airbeds are made to fit inside the majority of standard size tents. I am well aware that there isn't such a thing as a 'standard size tent', but the length and width of these Quickbeds have been designed to avoid gaps and crevices at the edges of the sleeping area within your tent.
Summary: A bargain airbed which served me well.
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