I've slept in some pretty crap conditions, with some pretty crap pads, that's why I don't feel bad about sleeping a bit more comfortably when weight and space aren't a huge concern. That's why when I'm car, boat, and even sometimes backpacking, I go for the Coleman Quickbed. It's basically like having a full mattress in the backcountry. It's plenty thick and plenty wide, and easily sleeps two. Plus, it doubles as a floatation toy if you're at the lake, which is nice. It takes about five minutes to pump up by hand, which is fairly reasonable. I usually pump it up in the afternoon/evening, and then top it off before I go to bed. Gear Review- Coleman Quickbed, a Leisure Camping Necessity | Unofficial Networks

Gear Review- Coleman Quickbed, a Leisure Camping Necessity

Gear Review- Coleman Quickbed, a Leisure Camping Necessity

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Gear Review- Coleman Quickbed, a Leisure Camping Necessity

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I’ve slept in some pretty crap conditions, with some pretty crap pads, that’s why I don’t feel bad about sleeping a bit more comfortably when weight and space aren’t a huge concern. That’s why when I’m car, boat, and even sometimes backpacking, I go for the Coleman Quickbed. It’s basically like having a full mattress in the backcountry. It’s plenty thick and plenty wide, and easily sleeps two.  Plus, it doubles as a floatation toy if you’re at the lake, which is nice. It takes about five minutes to pump up by hand, which is fairly reasonable. I usually pump it up in the afternoon/evening, and then top it off before I go to bed.

Like most things mass produced for big box stores, the Coleman Quickbed isn’t without its fair share of problems. These problems mainly have to do with the durability and the quality of construction (shocking, I know). Probably the worst part is holes in the mattress don’t really reveal themselves until about halfway through your night’s sleep. At this point, you end up in a sort of air mattress taco, with your back fully on the ground. My mattress usually lasts me about one summer before I get some sort of hole. I’ve found they’re particularly susceptible to damage when they sit in the back of a car in the heat for an extended period of time.

But air mattress taco aside, when the Coleman Quickbed is working there’s nothing more comfortable in the woods. So if you have the space and weight isn’t an issue, make it part of your kit on your next leisure camping adventure.

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