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ALPS Mountaineering - Velocity Air Bed

ALPS Mountaineering Velocity Air Bed

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$90.99 - $103.99 Original price:$159.99
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    Tech Specs

    PVC-free polyester
    [twin] 39 x 80 x 6 in, [queen] 56 x 80 x 6 in
    yes, inflates and deflates bed
    Stuff Sack:
    Packed Size:
    [twin] 15.5 x 7in, [queen] 18.5 x 8.5in
    Claimed Weight:
    [twin] 3 lbs 10 oz, [queen] 5 lbs 6 oz
    Recommended Use:
    camping, accommodating guests
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Velocity Air Bed

    We get it. You prefer the creature comforts of home when you sleep under the stars. The Alps Mountaineering Velocity Air Bed helps you comfortably obtain eight hours (or more, we won't judge) of beauty sleep when you're camping at your favorite state park. The air bed's internal coil system gives you the comfort you're looking for in a top-of-the-line air bed, and it supports up to 500 pounds (queen size only).

    • Air bed built for cushy camping
    • Internal coil system ensures solid support
    • Included rechargeable pump inflates and deflates bed
    • For indoor and outdoor use, fits in most tents
    • Weight capacity of 250 pounds (twin) or 500 pounds (queen)
    • Carry bag included

    Very comfy and easy to use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Queen

    I just purchased the queen size mattress and took it out for four nights of camping. We loved it. I've camped sleeping on the ground, on thin camping pads, in trailers, etc, and this was by far the most comfortable. The lows were around 40, and just being off the ground helped us stay toasty and comfortable.

    I'd read other reviews about battery life on the charger and slow leaks, so I made sure the pump battery was charged and once pumped up, ensured the valves were closed tightly. The mattress remained fully inflated the whole time even though we sometimes stepped on it or walked across it moving about the tent.

    I liked the deflation feature, as it really sucks all the air out, making it easy to roll up and store back in the bag.

    Defective or poor quality

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I only use it twice. And it is deflecting already.

    So far, great!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: twin

    Got the mattresses last month and used them a couple of times. Love that they are nice and big. Was a bit deflated after the first night, but we noticed that if you make sure that both valve caps are very tightly screwed close, it holds the air fine. Very comfortable!
    The pumps suck. It takes a while to inflate, charge last for maybe twice, and recharging takes hours. (Luckily we have the pump from our old mattress)

    Did not stay inflated more than 4 hours

      We took this camping this past weekend, and it was deflated halfway through the night, so we kept having to wake up to repump it in the middle of the night. It inflated quickly and was comfortable when it had air in it, though. Backcountry has a reputation for selling high-quality products and it seems it works fine for most people, so maybe we just got a faulty one. I would definitely recommend testing it for a full night before taking it camping, though.

      Two years. Worth it

        Took this car camping up until this past January where it finally wouldnt hold air. Came with an electric pump and was very comfy for myself and company if needed

        Good Mattress

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I bought this for tent camping with my family. It was comfortable and folded up easily. The pump worked great for inflating and deflating.

        Perfect for Tent Camping

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I got this to use in our tent and it works perfect. It is durable and holds air well. I will warn that the pump does not hold a charge long. You can get 1, maybe 2 fills before having to charge again. The queen size fit my husband and I perfectly and he's 6'3". No complaints other than the pump!

        So far so good!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Couldn’t be happier with this mattress. I got it for my camping platform and it’s just what i needed!

        Thanks for this review, Jesse!

        fits 2

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        got this to fit my girlfriend and I on the same pad and it works perfectly. I'm 6'4 and don't have a problem at all. fits in my marmot 3p tent. doubles as guest bed for drunk friends.

        Super comfortable

          Lightweight, super comfortable and easy to blow up. Comes with a rechargeable pump that works very well. Great for company or car camping!

          Surprisingly Comfy, Shockingly Durable

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          We are a family of five plus a 50 pound dog with talons. For a seven night trip we used two queen mattresses. They held up beautifully. I did put a tarp under the tent, but I wouldn't hesitate to set the mattresses on a raked ground. We used cheap polyester sleeping bags, so they slid around on the beds, but we were still warm without added liners or bedding in 50 degrees. I will say that I did not read the instructions. The pump is battery operated and will not operated while plugged in. Once I unplugged it, it worked wonderfully.

          so comfy!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Ive been sleeping on a little backpacking pad and finally broke down and bought this mattress... and damn is it nice. I now sleep like a little baby when we car camp. The pack sack makes it real easy to pack up and the mattress is made of very solid material. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great car camping mattress

          Awesome Matteress

            I purchased the queen size as im a princess now and i was tired of sleeping on the ground or on my backpacking pads. Boy am i glad i got this thing. Far better that the plastic ploy mattresses you get on the cheap, and best part is this thing doesn't leave you deflated mid night. Durable, easy and comfortable.

            Comfortable queen size air mattress

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            I bought the queen size mattress for when extra people come over my house, and for car camping. I followed the directions and did not have any problems with the pump like some other reviewers did. I charged it for 9 hours which is what the instructions say.. If you do that you could fill up several air mattresses. I couldn't get the pump to deflate the mattress, and ended up just doing it manually which is fine. According to the directions you are supposed to discharge the pump because that will improve the battery's longevity. I went to discharge the pump, and it went on for atleast 15 minutes, and that was after I had used the pump to inflate the mattress. So this is a powerful little pump. The mattress was comfortable and I personally slept on it one evening.

            Thanks so much for contributing to our community, Marisa! I'm jealous of this mattress! Glad you love it.

            why do you hate?

              This thing is amazing, firm enough for my picky mother when she crashes our floor for an impromptu visit. The pump is quick and powerful, once you figure out how to use it. (hint, unplug it after charging.) Well worth it. We bought 2. Gave one to the wife's sister. She loves it.

              Better than sleeping on the ground...

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              I've taken this on three camping trips now this summer. I have only charged the pump once and it is still working. I did invest in a foot pump after reading reviews of a poor pump, but so far I have not had any problems. I sleep much more comfortably with this mattress.

              Pretty awesome

              • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

              We got this pad for camping (obviously) but it could easily be used if visiting someone and you needed a mattress. It is very comfortable. And fantastic quality. We didn't have any problems with the pump so far. We were a little worried about the size but it is great, not too big. We like it a lot.

              Wish I would have purchased sooner!

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              I've had this mattress for a little over a year and a half now and my only regret is not getting it sooner. A lot sooner! When we brought my son into the fold 3 years ago, my wife and I didn't want to quit doing the things we loved. So we made adjustments to make it easier to share our love of the outdoors with him.

              We use to use our ultra light backpacking mattresses for car camping. I knew that wouldn't quite cut it for the offspring so I started by getting an air mattress at a hardware store that had a leak on it upon arrival. I hate naming names but I will tell you that it started with a C and ended with an oleman. Nothing more annoying than having to re-inflate an air mattress a couple times in one night on a cold early spring night in the desert. We re-upped with another hardware store air mattress only to be burned again!

              I finally decided to plunk down the extra change for the Alps Mountaineering mattress. It has proved to be plenty durable even for a toddler who finds a way to destroy everything in his path. The pump charges quickly and gets good enough purchase on the mattress insert that you can just leave it on while you set up the rest of your camp. I have had no issues with said pump. We have used it consistently and often. We have used it mostly but not limited too the deserts of Southern Utah. It offers plenty of insulation from the ground and space for two adults is in spades. My son is a side sleeper; as in he sleeps perpendicular to mom and dad, with his head in my back and his feet in my wife's face. There is still barely enough room for the 3 of us when he chooses his primary sleeping position.

              I can't sing enough praises for this mattress, especially after being burned by the aforementioned impostor mattresses. I would recommend it to any one looking for the ultimate car camp mattress.