This is a review of the AUTOPDR Car Travel Inflatable Mattress which is designed to fit on to the back seats of your car.
Made of well constructed PVC and weighing in at 2.3kg it is fairly light for an inflatable mattress. Along with the mattress comes 2 decent size inflatable pillows, a repair kit, 3 air faucets, a pump and a storage bag to carry and store away in the boot.
The AUTOPDR Car Travel Inflatable Mattress literally takes two minutes to inflate, very speedy in comparison to air beds I have generally used when camping. With a thickness of 3 inches and inflating to a small double bed this I have to say was very comfortable for just me to catch some sleep while I arrived too early for a ferry crossing. Personally I should have brought a long a few extra blankets to go on top of the mattress as it is not particularly soft to sleep on as it is bare plastic. You get a comfortable nights sleep because of the comfy air bed features but lose out on the feel of it because of the plastic. I did however find the pillows provided excellent neck support while sleeping.
The mattress managed to fit snuggly into both our cars back seat areas, providing a “cwtch” or “snug” environment transforming your car. The mattress is very strong and has the ability to carry two large people sleeping on it for a number of nights running without it deflating. The pillows are a little different as they are not made from the same material so these will need reinflating a little more after a nights sleep.
In the middle of the mattress there is an inflated “wedge” as I feel it should be called that can help keep the mattress in place by sitting in between the chairs but its actual purpose is to protect from any children sleeping on the mattress falling through the gap. There are also wedges that go into the foot wells which keep the air bed level across the entire rear seats space.
Pros & Cons
- Easy to clean
- Fits most car back seats
- 2 minutes to inflate
- Comes with 2 decent pillows
- Small double, suitable for two people
- Soft thickness of 40cm
- Not the cheapest
- Although comfortable, not particularly soft to sleep on
- Not self inflating
- Requires a car with cigarette lighter
Conclusion & where to buy
This is an excellent car mattress for more than one person, it is strong, resilient and a comfortable nights sleep with peace of mind it will not deflate on you during the night.