Raised air beds are a great idea for temporary sleeping solutions for guests, vacation homes, dorm rooms and travel. Unlike camping air beds, raised air beds are designed to provide the user with an experience more like a traditional mattress. Being up and off the floor keeps the user away from drafts and makes it easier to get in and out of the beds (this is ideal for older users). Raised air beds typically have a sleeping surface that is at least 15 inches from the ground, and the most advanced raised air beds are 25 inches off the ground (very close to the height of a traditional mattress and box spring).
If you are considering a raised air bed, consider the following before purchasing:
What size do you need? A twin size raised bed is suitable for one regular sized adult or child. A full size raised bed is good for a larger adult (200+ lbs) or two smaller adults (< 200 lbs each). A queen size raised bed is also good for a large adult or two larger adults (< 250 lbs each). A king size raised bed is good for two larger size adults (< 300 lbs each).
What is your budget? Raised air beds can vary in price from $50 to $200. What exactly are you willing to spend? The difference in many beds are the height, size, whether the bed has an internal or external pump, and features such as is it a pillowtop or memory foam top or perhaps it has a remote that allows you to adjust the firmness while you are laying on it.
Why don't all companies make full size and king size air beds? Only a handful of companies make a full size air bed. It's simple math - a queen size raised air bed is only a few inches larger than a full size raised air bed, therefore the material costs are roughly the same. The price difference between a queen and full size raised air bed is also relatively close, therefore factories do not typically make full size raised air beds - the return on the investment just isn't there.
As far as king size raised air beds go, keep in mind that air beds are also sold in Europe and Asia. In most of these regions, people are much thinner and space is limited, so king size air beds are not the norm. Since raised air beds cannot be manufactured in 1s and 2s, there just isn't the worldwide demand required to produce a lot of king size raised air beds.
Sorry, we do not offer Wenzel, AeroBed or Coleman raised air beds.