Choosing an Air Mattress with a Frame for Camping

Enjoy the comfort of an air mattress.

Sleeping on a camping air mattress with frame helps you combine the ultimate in sleeping comfort with an outdoor adventure getaway.

What is a Camping Air Mattress with Frame?

One of the drawbacks of tent camping is dealing with the discomfort of sleeping on the hard ground, which might be covered in pebbles, twigs, or other things that can keep you from getting a good night's sleep. Air mattresses are a great alternative for campers searching for a comfortable alternative to sleeping directly on the ground. They can be placed directly on the floor of your tent, which allows you to sleep on a comfortable and supportive surface.

However, many people don't like sleeping just a few inches off the ground. For those who prefer sleeping on a raised mattress, portable frames designed for use with air mattresses make it easy to raise an air mattress to standard bed height. With a frame and a high quality air mattress, you can sleep just as comfortably in your tent as you do in your bed at home.

Air Mattress Frame Features


When shopping for an air mattress frame for camping, look for an easy to assemble frame. The best frames simple unfold and lock into position for easy assembly. For example, the Cabela's Folding Airbed Frame with Queen Airbed and Pump can be set up in ten seconds or less.Pay attention to how compact the frame is when not in use. Some frames take up one square foot or less when collapsed for storage. Be sure to select one that you have room to store at home and that can be easily transported in your vehicle with the rest of your camping gear.

Different Types of Air Mattress Frames

If you already have an air mattress, you can purchase a portable frame designed to be used with any twin, full, or queen-size regular height air bed.

  • Some air mattresses even come with inflatable frames for super easy storage. This style of frame serves double duty, because it can actually be used by itself as an extra air mattress.

Safety Precaution

Only standard height air mattress are safe for use with frames. If you have one of the raised air mattresses, it is best to place it directly on the ground to avoid accidental injuries.It is also important to verify that the frame you choose has sufficient weight capacity to hold the person or people who will be sleeping on it.

Where to Find Camping Air Mattress with Frame

Retailers that carry air mattresses with frames include:

Sleeping Comfortably While Camping

There are many benefits to using a camping air mattress with frame when you are camping. Sleeping on the ground can be uncomfortable, and isn't really good for your back. When you aren't able to sleep comfortably, you don't rest well. If you're exhausted due to poor sleep while you are camping, you won't be able to fully enjoy your trip. Air mattresses with frames provide support for your back that is very close to the type of support you experience with a standard mattress. There's no reason for roughing it to be rough on your back.

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