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Best Dog Air Mattress Options for Sleeping Under the Stars

If you like to go camping, then you are already aware of how important it is to have a solid air mattress so you can get a good night’s sleep under the stars. And if you want to take your pooch with you on your camping trip, you need to consider their sleeping arrangements as well. While there are many options when it comes to dog beds for outdoors, today we'll cover specifically the best dog air mattress options.

How to Choose an Air Mattress for Your Dog

When you choose an air mattress for your pooch, especially one that you plan to use outdoors, you need to focus on a few important elements:

Size

The most important feature to consider is the size of the air mattress. While your dog’s comfort is also important, the mattress needs to be large enough so your dog can have some room to walk on it.

Some dog owners choose large, human mattresses and share them with their furry friend.

Durability

The mattress you choose needs to be strong in order to withstand your dog’s claws and teeth if your dog likes to chew on things.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many puncture-proof options available on the market but if your dog is well-trained, there are some durable air mattresses you can find.

Other Features

Other features you need to consider include design, portability and ease of cleaning, among other things.

When it comes to design, it may not be as important as some other features, especially if you plan to use the dog air mattress outdoors. In addition to this, your dog surely won’t care about design. However, you may want your dog’s air mattress to look stylish.

Portability is a much more important feature for those who plan to sleep under the stars with their pet. The mattress you choose needs to be lightweight and easy to store so you can take it with you on your camping trip.

The air mattress you choose should also be easy to clean, especially since it can get pretty dirty when used out in nature. Even if you use it indoors or outdoors in your home, dogs can get all sort of stuff on it, like dirt, mud and sand.

Another thing to pay attention to is whether the air mattress is waterproof or at least water-resistant.

The 6 Best Dog Air Mattresses

Hiccapop Inflatable Travel Bed

While this bed is advertised and made for children, it is still a good choice for your dog as well. This toddler-sized mattress comes in three different colors, and it also includes an XL travel bag for easy storage and transportation.

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This is possible because the bed is very lightweight when deflated, although it is large enough for your pooch when you inflate it since it about 5 feet long and 3 feet wide. This mattress also comes with an electric turbo pump that inflates the bed in less than 30 seconds. However, it can only be inflated with the pump you receive, so you need to contact the manufacturer if it breaks down or you lose it.

The good news is that the company has amazing customer service. In fact, many reviewers noted that they have received a replacement bed after theirs was damaged in any way. The company offers a lifetime guarantee for any leaks, punctures and pump issues. They stand by this air mattress made from vinyl that is 40% thicker than standard air mattresses and hard to puncture.

PROS: Available in Three Different Colors, Comfortable, Portable, Great Customer Service, Travel Bag Included

CONS: Must Use a Proprietary Pump to Inflate It, May Not Be Suitable for Largest Breeds

 

Lightspeed Outdoors Self Inflating Travel Dog Bed

This is definitely one of the best air mattresses made specifically for dogs. It is big enough to support the bigger breeds since it has dimensions of 42″ X 32″ X 2″ when it is fully inflated. In addition to this, it is extremely portable and lightweight when deflated. The bed comes with buckle straps that allow easy storage and transportation.

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Unlike the rest of the beds on our list, this mattress can self-inflate when you twist the nozzle. The top of the bed is covered with fleece to provide a more comfortable surface for your pooch. Plus, the bed also has a water-resistant shell, which makes it a great choice for an outdoor camping trip. However, some users reported that the bed gets deflated after a while on its own.

PROS: Self-Inflatable, Portable, Comfortable, Suitable for Biggest Breeds, Water Resistant, Machine Washable

CONS: Only Available in One Size and Color, A Bit Thin, May Get Deflated

 

DogHelios Aero-Inflatable Travel Dog Bed

The first dog air mattress on our list comes in two different sizes – medium and small. In addition to this, you can also get it in three colors. This bed can be fully deflated and inflated, which ensures easy transportation and storage.

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This air mattress comes with reinforced tubing to provide stability and keep the mattress steady when your pooch gets on it. It is also completely waterproof and thus easy to clean since you can just wipe it with a cloth.

The bed also comes with reflective lining to make it visible in the nighttime. And while it does come in two sizes, both of them are 3-inches thick, so you can rest assured that your dog will be comfortable on this bed. However, if your dog likes to play rough, it may not be the best choice since it is not puncture-proof and may not last long.

PROS: Available in Two Sizes and Three Colors, Comfortable, Portable, Easy to Clean, Waterproof

CONS: Expensive, Not Very Durable, Not Puncture Proof

 

ALPS Mountaineering Rechargeable Air Bed

Although this air mattress is primarily for humans, it can also be used by your pooch because it is very durable. However, it is also very large, so it may be the best choice if you have two dogs or if you want to share a bed with your furry friend, in which case it would probably be better to choose queen size instead of twin.

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This bed is extremely portable since it is very compact when rolled and weighs only 9.75 lbs. For a bed of this size, that is very lightweight. However, this bed is also pretty tall for a dog since it has a height of 9.5 inches. This may not be a problem for young, active dogs but senior dogs would definitely have problems getting on this mattress.

The mattress comes with a rechargeable pump, which can also be an issue. Many users complained about the fact that you can only use this specific air pump to fill the bed with air. If the pump breaks down, you need to order a replacement from the same manufacturer.

PROS: Available in Two Sizes, Comfortable, Portable, Easy to Clean

CONS: Too Big and Tall, Must Use a Proprietary Pump to Inflate It

 

SoundAsleep Camping Series Air Mattress

This is another extremely large air mattress primarily meant for humans. You can get it in two sizes, twin and queen size. Just like with the previous large mattress on our list, this air bed is better suited for dog owners with multiple dogs, or for those prepared to share the mattress with their pet.

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This air mattress is made from extra thick and tough eco-friendly PVC. Although it doesn’t say that it is puncture-proof, it is made to withstand harsh weather conditions and rough terrain. The bed also comes with an anti-slip bottom. Carry bag is also included for easy transport and storage.

You will also receive a patented air pump with this item. The pump can inflate this mattress in less than three minutes and includes a rechargeable battery. Of course, that means that you have to use this specific pump to inflate the mattress. In addition to this, some users reported that the bed was not very durable and started to leak after a few times they used it.

PROS: Available in Two Sizes, Comfortable, Portable, Eco-Friendly, Carry Bag Included

CONS: Expensive, Must Use a Proprietary Pump to Inflate It, Reports of Leaks After a While

 

Intex Classic Downy Airbed Set

This is one of the most basic air mattresses on the market, which is why it comes with a very affordable price. The bed is only available in queen size, which is pretty large for a single dog. It is also only available in one color.

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However, what this bed lacks in the luxury department, it makes up in performance. It is a very strong, waterproof mattress that is pretty portable and easy to clean. This air mattress also comes with two inflatable pillows for added comfort.

While this bed is hard to puncture, it doesn’t hold air that well. Many users complained that this mattress needs to be inflated constantly, which is a serious problem since it comes with a hand pump. Of course, you can buy an electric pump separately if you don’t want to do it manually.

PROS: Very Affordable, Lightweight, Portable, Durable, Waterproof, Easy to Clean

CONS: Only Available in One Size and Color, Comes with a Hand Pump, Doesn’t Hold Air for Long

Summary

Your dog can be a great companion if you are planning a camping trip. However, you need to consider his comfort and choose a reliable air mattress you can easily take with you and use outdoors.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many great choices when it comes to dog air mattresses. With that in mind, we hope that our list has offered some help and that you have found the perfect mattress for your pooch.

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