Insta-Bed Raised Never Flat Pump Air Mattress, Queen

Last updated date: July 30, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Insta-Bed Raised Never Flat Pump Air Mattress, Queen

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Overall Take

This queen air mattress is made with 35 circular coils that provide the support you'd get with a typical mattress. The mattress can be used both indoors and outdoors, which makes it a great option when camping. It's even equipped with a silent pump system that keeps it inflated throughout the night. In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Insta-Bed Insta-Bed Raised Never Flat Pump Air Mattress, Queen placed 4th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Air Mattress for a detailed review of all the top air matresses.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
5,100 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Of the air mattresses I’ve tried out so far, this is among my top three favorites. I love the Never Flat pump, and I found it to be highly effective in keeping me well-supported through the night. It’s proven to be a great solution when the kids have friends over, and I was able to make the most of it during a recent camping trip.
- The Sleep Judge
In addition to offering back support by staying inflated through the night, we loved how fast the built-in pumps inflate and deflate the mattress — around four minutes, according to the manufacturer.
- Good Housekeeping
The air bed uses a two-pump system for automatically controlling the firmness and consistency in air pressure inside the mattress. The first, primary pump can automatically inflate and deflate the air mattress and a second pump that maintains the air pressure.
- MySleepyFerret
This inflation system is probably the single biggest milestone the industry has seen in the last two decades…it’s a game changer.
- Sleep Studies
What sets the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress apart from other air mattresses is that it comes with two built-in air pumps in just one bed. Just like the previous SoundAsleep mattress covered on this list, the Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress’ primary pump can inflate the air mattress in four minutes or less. It has a deflating function as well.
- SuperComfySleep.com
Very comfortable according to our testers. Pump takes just a few minutes and shuts off automatically when inflated; secondary Never Flat pump keeps air pressure up during night. Raised height makes it easy to get into and out of bed. Coils create strong and even sleep surface.
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
Product is heavy for an air mattress
- Good Housekeeping
Many reviewers reported purchasing the mattress to be used for guests. However, the few that purchase this mattress for daily, personal use. As an air mattress, one of the problems is longevity, especially when used daily.
- MySleepyFerret
It’s common sense because it’s air loss and deflation that people use to complain the most about.
- Sleep Studies
Never Flat pump running at night could disrupt sleep.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

The Insta-Bed Raised Air Bed with Never Flat™ technology makes getting into and out of bed easier and just might be the most comfortable air bed you've ever slept on. Able to maintain it's pressure throughout the night, Never Flat™ elimates sagging and loss of air pressure that is so common in airbeds. Never Flat™ technology is an auto-engaging, whisper quiet pump that maintains constant air pressure throughout the night for an undisturbed, continuous night's rest that is never flat.

An Overview On Air Matresses

When looking to buy a new air mattress, the first consideration should be how you plan to use it. Do you plan to use the inflatable mattress for camping or other types of travel?

Will you mostly be using the inflatable bed in your home to accommodate overnight house guests? Some people even use blow-up beds as a long-term substitute for traditional mattresses.

Once you determine how your air mattress will be used, you can consider other elements, including construction, inflation and deflation times, pump types, and the overall quality and durability of the inflatable mattress.

From a construction standpoint, there are two primary types of airbeds: Those made with coil construction and those made with a traditional beam construction. You’ll recognize a coil air mattress by the pockets on the mattress top that look similar to the pockets on a regular mattress whereas a traditional beam construction typically has seams running the length of the mattress. Coil construction is generally more supportive and comfortable.

If you are purchasing a blow-up bed to be used in your home for guests and plan to use it with some regularity, a double-height or double-high airbed would be a good choice. These mattresses generally blow up to be 16 to 22 inches off the ground and more closely resemble the height of a standard bed than a single height mattress.

The top-rated air mattresses on the market today have traded off super-fast inflation times for enhanced durability and comfort. Those extra minutes spent inflating and deflating a mattress seem worth it when you consider you’re buying an air mattress that won’t deflate while you sleep, will last for more than a few uses and offers comfort that’s akin to a regular mattress rather than a pool float.

Most high-quality double-height air mattresses offer a pillow top design for enhanced comfort. Some even come with an attached inflatable headboard, which lends the mattress even more of the feel of a traditional bed.

Single height or single high air mattresses tend to fold up smaller than the double-high beds and are a more compact choice for camping or storage. Single height inflatable mattresses generally come with an external pump while many double-high mattresses have a built-in pump. Some models come with an automatic pump, so you won’t exhaust your lungs or arm muscles trying to fill it manually.

If you plan to buy an air mattress to accommodate two large adults, you’ll want to pay attention to the suggested maximum weight. This is generally included as a standard spec from the manufacturer. There are air mattresses that rely on thick vinyl and strong seams to support up to 750 pounds, but not every air mattress is able to hold that much weight.

Some air mattress pumps plug into a wall outlet while others rely on batteries. Inflation and deflation speeds will vary based on the size of the mattress and the pump.

Be sure to check whether the air mattress fills with an automatic or manual pump. All of our top-rated mattresses will fill up on their own when the pump is activated.

Air mattresses range in size from twin to king. You should be able to find a decent air mattress to fit your needs and your budget.

DWYM Fun Fact

Air mattresses may seem like a 20th-century invention, but the first known air mattress was invented in 1889 by the Pneumatic Mattress & Cushion Company. These rubber mattresses were developed as an alternative to the traditional hair-filled mattresses used at the time, which were cumbersome and not ideal for use on ships. Not only were the pneumatic mattresses more portable, but they could also double as a life raft (please do not test this at home!).

The Air Mattress Buying Guide

  • Don’t be surprised if your new air mattress deflates a bit overnight during the first couple uses as the PVC stretches out. You may also smell a plastic-y odor on your mattress. Most air mattress owners report that the odor lessens with use.
  • Repair kits are there for a reason. Don’t throw your air mattress away because of one small leak. Most airbeds will come with a repair kit, and if not you can buy one for cheap.
  • Don’t rush your repair process. Make sure you let the glue on your air mattress patch dry completely before re-inflating it.
  • Air mattresses with a flocked top (flocked means it has a velvet-like texture) will help to keep sheets from slipping. Some users also report a flocked top helps with temperature control. (Editor’s note: All four of our top-rated air mattresses offer a flocked top.)
  • While many airbeds and air mattresses come with a warranty, claims can be difficult to file.
  • Blow-up beds are not designed for infants due to the risk of suffocation if the mattress deflates.
  • Inflation and deflation times vary widely from under a minute to several minutes.
  • Want to ensure you’re getting a good bang for your buck? When it comes to your budget, consider how often you plan to use your air mattress. If you’ll be using the inflatable mattress for a one-time camping weekend, you may not require the same durability and comfort as someone who purchases an air mattress to accommodate frequent guest visits.
  • If you plan to take an air mattress camping, you should pay close attention to its power source and find one that fits your needs and the electricity sources you’ll have available to you.
  • Most air mattresses today use an automatic pump, but this is something you should double-check before purchasing. A manual pump may be necessary if you are filling your mattress somewhere without electricity. Otherwise, an automatic pump will save you time and energy.