The airbed is of solid quality and easy to use.
last modified: 12.06.2019, 11:26
The AmazonBasics Premium Air bed achieved a satisfactory result in our test. Although it lies well on the air bed, air has escaped from the mattress over a longer period of time. The material smells very unpleasant and chemical, but feels robust, the quality is mediocre. The assembly and disassembly is sufficiently explained in the instructions and can be quickly understood. With a time of 2:39 min the airbed was very quickly inflated, but the 1.40 width bed is also the smallest. The air blowing with 3:30 min accordingly does not take too long. In summary, the mattress came to a mediocre final result because stability and size were not so convincing compared to the competition.
The AmazonBasics Premium-Air Bed is packed in a cardboard box that contains no information. The packaging was very difficult to open because the package was completely glued. The airbed is packed in a plastic sleeve. There is also a transport bag in the package. The mattress is covered on the top with a dark grey fabric of viscose and flake fibre, otherwise it is made of black PVC.
When the airbed is removed, it feels good in terms of quality, the material surface is very stiff and uncomfortable. It is also noticeable that it smells slightly chemical. After one hour of aeration, however, the smell improves.
For use, the air bed must be unfolded and placed in a dry place. The 220 V cable is integrated directly into the mattress and stored in the switch box. The instructions for use can also be found in the packaging, which is written in five informative languages. Helpful are the many illustrations that visually illustrate the structure and use. Otherwise, only the essentials are described in the instructions.
There were no comments in regard to the warranty.
The delivery includes:
- Instruction manual
- 1 repair patch
- Air bed
- Transport bag
The AmazonBasics Premium-Luftmatratze should be connected to the power supply when unfolded. Then the construction is very simple: A switch box with a rotary knob is integrated on the side of the air bed. The following settings can be made on the knob: Inflate, switch off, deflate air.
The settings are represented by symbols, the meaning of which must be read in the instructions for use, otherwise it takes a moment to understand them.
To let in air, move the switch from the hand symbol to the arrow symbol pointing downwards. Then the ventilation starts automatically. Please note: The ventilation must not be blocked or dirty under any circumstances! There is no inlet stop. So you have to put the switch back on the hand symbol to stop the air supply. It took about 2 minutes and 39 seconds until the mattress had a solid height and we felt it was ready for testing. It was noticeable that the temperature of the ventilation was increased during the inflation.
The ventilation was also very loud - measured at a distance of one meter, the sound level meter showed a level of 77.5 dB. So you should pay attention to the time of installation if people are already sleeping in the house or if there are noise-sensitive creatures in the room.
As soon as the air is to be released again, the switch must be turned from the hand symbol to the arrow pointing upwards. It took about 3 minutes and 30 seconds until the air bed was inflated.
It is recommended to let the ventilation cool down before storing. The air bed can then simply be folded up again and cleared away.
The air bed did okay in the comfort test. The lying feeling was okay, but the surface felt a bit uncomfortable and because of the material the hair was electrically charged. After several minutes the mattress still looked stable, but you could see that some air escaped after a while.
The size is moderate in our test. In contrast to the mattresses of our competitors this one is much smaller. Two people fit on the airbed side by side, probably it is designed for one person. If you move on the mattress, it makes no unpleasant noises. However, lint sticks very quickly to the viscose surface. It is also not easy to remove, the material generally attracts dust and fibres easily.
After the comfort test our air beds had to pass the long-term test. We blew them up completely and set them up overnight. The difference in height is our result. The AmazonBasics Premium-Air bed is 35 cm high in the evening. The next morning the airbed had lost a whole 3 centimetres in height. Of all the airbeds this was the most and the pressure test showed that there was considerably less air in the bed than the evening before.
According to the manufacturer, a clean, damp cloth should be used to clean the surface. Do not use strong detergents and fold the mattress and store it in a dry place. If the air bed is damaged, use the supplied repair patch.
We have evaluated about 400 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 65 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are scarcely 30 per cent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.6 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Pleasant size
- Robust material
- Easy handling
The following points were noted negatively:
- Unpleasant odor
- Sleeping comfort could be better
- Very loud when inflating
Is it possible to inflate the air mattress with an external air pump?
No, unfortunately there is no connection for external air pumps.
How many kilos can the airbed withstand?
Up to 300 kg.
Can the mattress be operated exclusively with electricity, or is there an integrated battery?
The air bed can only be inflated with a 220-240 V power supply.
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|Packaging||Unprinted cardboard box, very heavy and difficult to open|
|Scope of delivery||Air bed, carry bag, 1 repair sticker, operation instruction|
|Manual language||EN, FR, DE IT, ES|
|Quality of instructions||Many illustrations help to understand the product much better, otherwise confined to the essentials.|
|Additional Warranty||No comment|
|Weight||Before inflation: 7,4 kg|
|Maximum load||300 kg|
|Number of persons||1-2|
|Material||Upper side made of flocked, water-repellent material, otherwise PVC|
|Smell||A little bit chemical|
|Power consumption||220-240 V|
|Volume||79 dB during air pumping and air releasing, messured by the ventilation from one meter away|
|Construction and dismantling||Easy, button for switching air or realesing air|
|Time during pumping||2:39 min|
|Time during air release||3:30 min|
|Repair mend||Yes, one|