User Review: Ozark Trail Air Mattress Velour Top
Price Paid: about $50
I don't know if any of you have tried other brands of air beds, but we have gone through 3 Coleman air mattresses in as many years. The same goes for my mother and my brother.
This past summer my kids and I slept on the Ozark double high mattress for 9 days while tenting, and it was wonderful (combined weight of 250+ lbs). Sure, I had to add a little air every couple days, but it was far from flat, just a little soft.
I've never used an air mattress -- my own or someone else's -- that hasn't had to be topped up now and again. I don't think any air mattresses (no matter the brand) are built to last. Repeated folding and storing causes stress on the seams and results in leaks.
As for the built-in pump, so far so good...though we did find that when we put in BRAND NEW Duracell batteries out of the package, they were already too weak to run the pump. Fortunately, I had some other used batteries with me and they worked fine!
I have resigned myself to the fact that air mattresses are TEMPORARY, and should not be considered a substitute for a real bed, and must be replaced every couple of years (with light use).
I am very pleased with the Ozark mattress and would recommend it to anyone.