Of course, any air mattress you buy won’t be perfect, and the SupportRest Elite is no exception. First, the built-in air pump was definitely the loudest we tested. Depending on your living situation, this could be negligible or a deal breaker, especially if your abode suffers from thin walls or if you’ve got neighbors in close proximity. But then again, what you get in return is a super-duper-fast setup.
A couple other quibbles: A slightly too-small storage bag with a weak zipper. You may find it better to store the mattress away in a large tote bag; you’d be surprised at how small it can pack down. And finally, there’s no cubbyhole for the power cord to go into when not in use, which actually didn’t bother us because cords never neatly fit into those little slots anyway.
If you can’t overlook these complaints and you’re OK with spending more, our runner-up in this price range, the SoundAsleep Dream Series — the standard, less fancy (but still kinda fancy) version of our $$$ pick — will treat your company right. It’s legit one of the best-rated air mattresses on the internet, and for good reason. But truth be told, our backs had a hard time telling the difference between the two, and that’s exactly why we’re comfortable recommending the Coleman. At the end of the day (literally), it’s just as accommodating, and you can typically find it $20 to $50 cheaper than the SoundAsleep Dream Series.