In search of a high-quality, full-height air mattress I stumbled on, and purchased, an Aerobed Luxury Pillow Top Queen 16-Inch Air Mattress. Here are thoughts after using it for over three months…
Aerobed Luxury Pillow Top Basics
The AeroBed Luxury Pillow Top Queen is a 16-Inch air mattress sold at a number of online and big box retailers. It’s a premium air mattress with a height that makes it easier to get on and off of than a normal air mattress, as well as more comfortable. It has a pillow top for added comfort and less of that cold, rubbery air mattress feeling. It has a powerful pump system which fills the air mattress but can also make it more or less firm in very small increments.
Aerobed Luxury Specifications And Features
- Dimensions: 78″ long x 60″ wide x 16″ tall
- Comfort-Lock: Secondary pump for adjusting firmness instead of filling
- Quick deflation flap for pump-free deflation
- Coil construction using interior columns that act like coil springs
- Included storage bag
- Total Fill Time From Empty: 4 minutes
Price and Availability
Expect to spend about $250 on this model. It’s sold on Amazon and at Bed Bath, and Beyond, as well as Costco and Target. The price is not low in the scheme of things, but it’s competitive for a high-quality air mattress from a well-known brand.
The Aerobed 16-inch is certainly a high quality air mattress that is more comfortable than typical air mattress. The added height has no effort on sleeping, but makes the mattress easier to get on and off of.
The pillow top adds to the comfort but doesn’t do much for sleeping, it simply makes it seem more like a normal bed than a large plastic bag, which it’s more akin to than a luxury mattress.
The Aerobed isn’t loud or squeaky like a lower quality mattress. You will still feel a partner move if they get out of bed, but it’s better than most as the bed seems to have more support and structure than a smaller air mattress.
The controls are simple: there are quick ways to let the air in and out as well as a fine-tuned adjustment. The fine-tuned control is on a little remote that you an access without getting out of bed. It’s relatively quite and makes it easy to get just the right firmness. It can make the mattress too firm, so there is no need to max it out as you’d typically do with an air mattress.
The pillow top does not stop the cold feeling that the air mattress and all air mattresses give you in the winter. The lack of material simply means there is a cold feeling the center, but this can be fixed by sleeping on a topper or an extra blanket.
Overall the Aerobed is a high quality air mattress that is a big step up from the budget and entry-level air mattresses most of us are used to. It should be acceptable for short term use for someone with a slight back issue and by seniors, or for longer term use by anyone else.
Does the Aerobed Luxury Pillow Top Queen have a headboard?
No the Aerobed Luxury Pillow Top Queen does not have a headboard. If you want a headboard air mattress you can buy the AeroBed Queen Headboard Grand Lit or the the 18-inch Luxury model.