All air beds of AeroBed have the comfort and conveniences of a regular bed. An award winning brand, Aerobed was able to create a wide, new range of air-filled mattresses that are designed and built to last for several years. The whole concept of the manufacturer is just not the thing that the air bed comes with an electric air pump which is permanently fixed on the top and stitched, but the advantage of releasing the air within few minutes, folding it up and storing away rather easily and quickly into its very own small carry bag or so AeroBed will have one believe. To some extent, this also suggests with the air, the potential risk of allergies caused by harmful dust mites that you can normally find in regular mattresses is reduced. So, when you have guests calling on you, the Classic Raised Air bed from AeroBed would seem to be quite good at the point of time, as you’ll never learn who is suffering from allergies nowadays.
The design of the AeroBed Classic Raised Air bed is pretty fuss free, though the original floor design with no raised valence allows you to easily stub your foot on the motor that you can find at the bottom of the mattresses as well as the fact that pillows could tend to fall off, similar to most inflatable beds. There is no actual head board which is fitted to pillows to prevent the pillows falling off. But this obviously remains to be a certain fault in the design that the manufacturer can actually fit in its future models to better actual use instead of the comfortable rest it guarantees. The bottom and top chambers inflate together to offer you elevated height and excellent comfort.
The unique construction of the air bed helps eliminate pressure points and gives you a healthy spinal alignment. Also, you can feel the bed solid and stop air moving from one side of the air bed to the other when you lie down on it. The AeroBed Classic Raised Air bed is constructed of strong thick, high intense PVC and we have no sort of doubt whatsoever to think otherwise. The air bed certainly did not reveal punctures and has lasted general use and abuse, obviously with no form of dents or scratches appearing in the rubber. Therefore all the advertising showing a couple of wrestlers, steam rollers and even a classical ballet dancer working their bit of magic on the bed has clearly paid rich dividends.
Adjusting the comfort:
The Raised Air bed is built with an adjustable comfort control that helps you adjust the firmness of the air bed simply at the touch of a button enabling the right spinal alignment and a good night’s sleep. Also, there is not much difficulty while setting up the bed. While it is pretty feather light after you inflate it, moving the inflated bed could be slightly frustrating when you consider the original weight not supported by the main motor that is permanently fitted into one of the sides of the bed itself.
In the case of a double air bed, you need to face the arduous task of simply more than 9kg of transferring or carrying the sack before you actually take the bed out of your carry bag and lying pretty flat on the floor. As mentioned by the manufacturer, you can plug the 6m cord into the electrical socket pretty easily, turn it on and marvel at it as this bed loosens itself and begins to fill with the air. You may even sleep on the Aerobed while it’s deflated.
Perhaps, this could be because of the feature that the bed’s exhaust channel is not properly locked and there is a big opening, somewhat the size of an exhaust hole of the car that comes with a pretty thickish hinged PVC that is built on the exterior surface in the other end of the bed mattress that you have to lock before it could properly inflate. While you can find the bed’s exhaust channel nice and slimy on the exterior, it could a bit fiddly to let go once the Aerobed is prepared to be packed away once again and shows jagged plastic found on the interior and this you must be careful as it may hold your hand. Though it is possible to alter the firmness of air that is contained with the air bed, there is a measure of the air that can be pumped into the bed through the remote control, particularly during nights. At times, the air bed seems to be deflating, but not much and it is only after this, when it comes to storing the air bed away that you find it bit troublesome.
Handy remote control:
Once you are plugged in, there is a useful remote control having a button which can be removed from the Aerobed’s motor and hence activated. This said, it is definitely practical to pump the air bed up while you are still lying in it, though you can simply push the button while you are standing up and anticipating the air bed to go up, though surprisingly the motor was fairly noisy; it can however inflate in less than 3 minutes waiting time. There are obviously no bumps and air leaks. It deflates pretty quickly in less than one minute and you can easily roll it up during the day without bothering about pumping and can be kept ready for use the next time.
The most impressive thing about the air bed is that when you inflate it, it becomes very light for sliding across your floor. Do not try this when the air bed is not inflated as you will find its weight a certain drawback and it may turn out to be cumbersome unless or otherwise it’s inflated initially before you move it to the desired spot. While we have tried out a number of air beds in the past, the AeroBed Classic Raised Puncture Resistant Air bed is quite a comfortable bed to lie on and the bed’s construction is like a standard spring mattress with pocket that you may find on the seat fasteners made of leather you may find on regular mattresses. You can feel these if you do not attach the exclusive cover of Aerobed and simply go for a proper bed sheet.
Usually, you will find the classic range of Aerobed pretty comfortable to lie on, but if you are a tall person, you will find that it lacks a raised part for your pillow that will fall off the edge. This means the air bed is no superior to a regular bed that lacks raised part where your pillows go. Remember that you should place the Aerobed at the side of a wall that will offer you a pillow sort of headboard. These air beds can be made use of as an orthopaedic bed mattress and these beds offer you a similar feel, possibly because it has air springs. You will not slip or slide off the mattress as all the coils feature even sides with the same quantity of air providing total support. The classic models of the Aerobed like the double air bed can withstand up to a weight of 295kg.
The Air bed is built with a velvety, plush surface for increased comfort. There is also an optional mattress cover and valance. The manufacturer claims the cover to be 100% hypoallergenic and you can fit the cover easily through the elasticised sides in the same fashion like a double mattress cover, while at the same time, it is not padded. The cover has the name of the brand adorned all over at angles. Hypoallergenic or not, you may tend to sweat badly and therefore you have to put another cover on top of it to prevent the heat building up while you are sleeping. You will also be supplied with two ribbons on both sides of the cover to make sure that it does not come off while you are using the bed. If you sniff new plastic smell, it is suggested that you air the blown up air mattress for a couple of days before you start using it.
What we do not like:
There are certain things that we do not like, first is the issue of weight. Elderly people may face a bit of difficulty rolling up the bed and restoring it into the bag supplied. The air bed weighs roughly 8-9 kg, courtesy the design innovation that you have the motor at the mattress’s bottom which is fixed together with the help of snap fasteners. This makes it compact enough to put the product back into the bag provided by the manufacturer. Many customers have had the trouble of rolling it up and restoring the bed into the carry bag provided because of the bulky and heavy bag. This means if you do not roll up the bed from the motor’s end, you will find it that it will not accommodate into the bag it was built for.
In any case the storage bag can fit the extra top elasticised cover through and that is a bit of saving if you take the bed for nights away and even by simply pushing at it. The bag may also include an additional pillow if you squeeze it into the sac. The carry bag is completely wash proof though not completely and also it does not come with a shoulder strap that is easily adjustable. The inclusion of which would have helped you reduce the carry strap and make you carry it as a regular shopping bag. These air beds do not include an extra pump and this would have pretty useful for hiking and camping. Nonetheless, we felt the entire idea of the classic range of the brand is the little thing that it comes with an electric air pump. Besides, you can go for an air bed which features a manual air pump anyway. Lastly, the noise of the air pump can be pretty high and it screams out as soon as you activate it.
There are 3 sizes available in the classic range of Aerobed namely the Classic Raised King (code: 55913EC), Classic Raised Double Cover (code: 104400O) and Classic Raised Single Cover (code: 104400P). The single beds are sold online around £50, while the raised double king is now available for £140. The floor level double sized air bed can be purchased at just under £100 or may be slightly lower if you search online.
These air beds carry a manufacturer’s warranty of one year against manufacturing faults from the original purchase date.
The AeroBed Classic Raised Air beds can inflate quickly and easily and if you are someone who is used to the traditional style air bed in addition to a footpump and of course the sheer luxury of substituting the 10-15 minutes of manual labour with simply 30 seconds of pushing a button down. The air bed is a much better solution than a sofa bed for occasional use and obviously they are much cheaper. You will find them great for camping and there is no problem with the air bed feeling light and obviously you can nearly make use of it like a main bed. Small and convenient to store, quick to blow up with the advantage of coming with its own inflator, the classic raised air beds give you a temporary spare bed solution when you need the most.
AeroBed Classic Raised Air Beds – Product Specification Details
|Model Name||AeroBed Classic Raised Air beds|
|Available sizes||Raised King (code: 55913EC),
Raised Double Cover (code: 104400O),
Raised Single Cover (code: 104400P)
|Average Load capacity||Up to 272 kg|
|Dimension||198 cm (L) x 152 cm (W) x 51 cm (H)|
|Internal construction||Vertical channels|
|Weight||Up to 14 kg|
|Self-inflating air bed||Yes|
|Valance||Yes (70% polyester, 30% cotton)|
|Dust mite free||Yes|
|Sleep Surface||Smooth flocked|
|Seal||Large Whoosh valve|
|Time taken to deflate||< 1 minute (approx.)|
|Time taken to Inflate||< 3 minutes (approx.)|
|Included Pump||Recessed (103E)|
|Comfort Adjuster||Button on remote control|
|Controls/Remotes||Hand-held Remote control|
|Storage Bag||Yes (Light blue nylon carry bag)|
|Wash Instructions||Machine washable (Cover & Valance)|
|Highlight Features||Traditional bed height
Fits standard sheets perfectly
One touch comfort control
Can support up to two adults
Wider base for extra stability
Large whoosh valve for deflation
Powerful recessed pump for inflation
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year|