I’ve been promising to give some specific feedback on truck air mattress beds and that’s what we’re finally getting to. For those of you in warmer climates I apologize for the delay. It’s just getting warm enough for open air camping in my neck of the woods (if you have a thick skin) so I’m only now feeling the motivation myself.
Having said that, I think I made the point in my last post that there’s really something special about open air camping. Sure, it has its down sides. For example, the bugs find you easier and an unexpected heavy fog or rainfall can really put a damper (sorry) on your experience. But the thrill of sleeping with nothing but a starlit sky overhead really makes camping “feel” real. I don’t know how to describe it better than that and it’s here that sleeping in the bed of a truck on a comfortable air mattress bed really makes for an exceptional experience.
Even if you opt out of the open air experience and opt for a truck tent, a form fitting truck air mattress really shines. It takes all that space you’d ordinarily waste in the bed of your truck and turns it into luxurious sleeping quarters. But why not simply pickup (another pun) a regular old air bed and slide it in back?
While certainly a budget option, you might have noticed that an ordinary air mattress bed is rectangular. Now go take a look in the bed of your pickup truck. Notice something? It’s all the wasted space caused by your wheel wells. Stick a rectangular mattress in there and you have areas that aren’t covered at the top left and right and the bottom left and right portions.
A truck bed air mattress is specifically designed to mold into the bed of your truck. This leaves no wasted space and that means you don’t have to worry about rolling over and resting arms, legs or feet on cold metal during the night. Any good truck air mattress will shape to conform to the inside of your truck. But some do it better than other.
The Airbedz Original Truck Bed Air Mattress
We really have to give props to Airbedz for their Truck Bed Air Mattress design. Of course you get the comfort and security you’d expect from an industry leader, but these guys didn’t give up there. We’ll get to the more creative elements we’re most excited about in a bit but let’s cover the spec’s first.
Airbedz built in the usual durability and comfort you’d expect from any of their air mattresses. It’s one of those concerns you can put to rest because they’ve been doing this long enough to have the process down. Airbedz mattresses inflate fast and hold up extremely well.
Of course you’d expect convenience in an air mattress bed as well and Airbedz doesn’t disappoint. How about no longer having to fumble for a separate pump? That’s right, Airbedz Original Truck Bed Air Mattresses have the pump built right in for fast deployment. That means your bed is ready and you’re sawing logs in record time.
Of course you also need substantial variety in any air bed for trucks. Different makes and models have different bed dimensions so there really isn’t a one-size-fits all solution. The good news is that Airbedz manufactures truck bed air mattresses for the following vehicles:
- Chevrolet – Silverado, S10, Colorado
- GMC – Sierra, Sonoma, Canyon
- Ford – F150 Full Size Long Bed, F150/250/350 Full Size Short Bed, F250/350/450 Full Size Long Bed and Ranger Short Bed
- Toyota – T100, Tundra, Tacoma, Mid Size Short Bed
- Dodge – Ram, Dakota
- Nissan – Titan
- Mitsubishi – Raider
- Isuzu – Hombre, i280 / i290
- Mazda – B Series
Based on size, you can pick up your Airbedz truck air mattress through Amazon at the following links:
Finally, you want a comfortable truck air mattress. What good would this thing be if it weren’t also comfortable to sleep on? The Airbedz Original Truck Bed Air Mattress includes an integrated air coil system and 12 full inches of luxurious depth separating you from the cold metal of your truck.
Now let’s get to some of those creative considerations I was talking about. I love it when a company takes the time and initiative to pay attention to the details. That’s a point I made when I reviewed kids air mattress beds and raved about how The Shrunks went out of their way to get the details right. Same praise goes to Airbedz. Where most manufacturers simply build an air mattress to fit around the wheel wells of a truck, Airbedz has included flaps that actually cover the wheel wells. It’s a small detail but it counts for a lot to me. No more late night chills because your rump has been resting against the cold bare metal of a wheel well. But the attention to detail doesn’t end there.
Ordinarily, you’d have to make a choice when considering an air mattress for a truck. Either you buy one that fits well in the bed of the truck or a regular rectangular air mattress that leaves a lot of wasted, uncovered space. If you opt for the former, you’re left with an odd shaped bed that you can’t really use anywhere else. You COULD use it elsewhere but then you have those awkward notches cut out of it. Well, Airbed has you covered!
What they’ve done to make this bed useful both in and out of your truck is to create inflatable inserts you can simply fit into the notches where the wheel wells would be. And, simple as that, you now have an air mattress that is as useful in your guest room or tent as it is in the bed of your truck!
It’s little thoughts like that which make the Airbedz Original Truck Bed Air Mattress my number one pick for truck camping. There are others out there who manufacture truck bed air mattress offerings that are just as comfortable to sleep on, sure. But, at the end of the day, why settle for just enough when you can have all that and a bag of chips, right?