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Velocity Air Bed
We get it. You prefer the creature comforts of home when you sleep under the stars. The Alps Mountaineering Velocity Air Bed helps you comfortably obtain eight hours (or more, we won't judge) of beauty sleep when you're camping at your favorite state park. The air bed's internal coil system gives you the comfort you're looking for in a top-of-the-line air bed, and it supports up to 500 pounds (queen size only).
- Air bed built for cushy camping
- Internal coil system ensures solid support
- Included rechargeable pump inflates and deflates bed
- For indoor and outdoor use, fits in most tents
- Weight capacity of 250 pounds (twin) or 500 pounds (queen)
- Carry bag included
- Item #ALM000K
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What do you think about this product?
October 16, 2019
Did not stay inflated more than 4 hours
We took this camping this past weekend, and it was deflated halfway through the night, so we kept having to wake up to repump it in the middle of the night. It inflated quickly and was comfortable when it had air in it, though. Backcountry has a reputation for selling high-quality products and it seems it works fine for most people, so maybe we just got a faulty one. I would definitely recommend testing it for a full night before taking it camping, though.
June 24, 2019
Two years. Worth it
Took this car camping up until this past January where it finally wouldnt hold air. Came with an electric pump and was very comfy for myself and company if needed
May 30, 2019
I bought this for tent camping with my family. It was comfortable and folded up easily. The pump worked great for inflating and deflating.
May 17, 2019
Perfect for Tent Camping
I got this to use in our tent and it works perfect. It is durable and holds air well. I will warn that the pump does not hold a charge long. You can get 1, maybe 2 fills before having to charge again. The queen size fit my husband and I perfectly and he's 6'3". No complaints other than the pump!
May 7, 2019
So far so good!
Couldn’t be happier with this mattress. I got it for my camping platform and it’s just what i needed!
May 10, 2019
Thanks for this review, Jesse!
December 20, 2018
got this to fit my girlfriend and I on the same pad and it works perfectly. I'm 6'4 and don't have a problem at all. fits in my marmot 3p tent. doubles as guest bed for drunk friends.
December 6, 2018
Lightweight, super comfortable and easy to blow up. Comes with a rechargeable pump that works very well. Great for company or car camping!
November 8, 2018
Surprisingly Comfy, Shockingly Durable
We are a family of five plus a 50 pound dog with talons. For a seven night trip we used two queen mattresses. They held up beautifully. I did put a tarp under the tent, but I wouldn't hesitate to set the mattresses on a raked ground. We used cheap polyester sleeping bags, so they slid around on the beds, but we were still warm without added liners or bedding in 50 degrees. I will say that I did not read the instructions. The pump is battery operated and will not operated while plugged in. Once I unplugged it, it worked wonderfully.
September 10, 2018
Ive been sleeping on a little backpacking pad and finally broke down and bought this mattress... and damn is it nice. I now sleep like a little baby when we car camp. The pack sack makes it real easy to pack up and the mattress is made of very solid material. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great car camping mattress
August 31, 2018
I purchased the queen size as im a princess now and i was tired of sleeping on the ground or on my backpacking pads. Boy am i glad i got this thing. Far better that the plastic ploy mattresses you get on the cheap, and best part is this thing doesn't leave you deflated mid night. Durable, easy and comfortable.
August 12, 2018
Comfortable queen size air mattress
I bought the queen size mattress for when extra people come over my house, and for car camping. I followed the directions and did not have any problems with the pump like some other reviewers did. I charged it for 9 hours which is what the instructions say.. If you do that you could fill up several air mattresses. I couldn't get the pump to deflate the mattress, and ended up just doing it manually which is fine. According to the directions you are supposed to discharge the pump because that will improve the battery's longevity. I went to discharge the pump, and it went on for atleast 15 minutes, and that was after I had used the pump to inflate the mattress. So this is a powerful little pump. The mattress was comfortable and I personally slept on it one evening.
October 16, 2018
Thanks so much for contributing to our community, Marisa! I'm jealous of this mattress! Glad you love it.
July 30, 2018
why do you hate?
This thing is amazing, firm enough for my picky mother when she crashes our floor for an impromptu visit. The pump is quick and powerful, once you figure out how to use it. (hint, unplug it after charging.) Well worth it. We bought 2. Gave one to the wife's sister. She loves it.
July 26, 2018
Better than sleeping on the ground...
I've taken this on three camping trips now this summer. I have only charged the pump once and it is still working. I did invest in a foot pump after reading reviews of a poor pump, but so far I have not had any problems. I sleep much more comfortably with this mattress.
July 9, 2018
We got this pad for camping (obviously) but it could easily be used if visiting someone and you needed a mattress. It is very comfortable. And fantastic quality. We didn't have any problems with the pump so far. We were a little worried about the size but it is great, not too big. We like it a lot.
June 17, 2018
Wish I would have purchased sooner!
I've had this mattress for a little over a year and a half now and my only regret is not getting it sooner. A lot sooner! When we brought my son into the fold 3 years ago, my wife and I didn't want to quit doing the things we loved. So we made adjustments to make it easier to share our love of the outdoors with him. We use to use our ultra light backpacking mattresses for car camping. I knew that wouldn't quite cut it for the offspring so I started by getting an air mattress at a hardware store that had a leak on it upon arrival. I hate naming names but I will tell you that it started with a C and ended with an oleman. Nothing more annoying than having to re-inflate an air mattress a couple times in one night on a cold early spring night in the desert. We re-upped with another hardware store air mattress only to be burned again! I finally decided to plunk down the extra change for the Alps Mountaineering mattress. It has proved to be plenty durable even for a toddler who finds a way to destroy everything in his path. The pump charges quickly and gets good enough purchase on the mattress insert that you can just leave it on while you set up the rest of your camp. I have had no issues with said pump. We have used it consistently and often. We have used it mostly but not limited too the deserts of Southern Utah. It offers plenty of insulation from the ground and space for two adults is in spades. My son is a side sleeper; as in he sleeps perpendicular to mom and dad, with his head in my back and his feet in my wife's face. There is still barely enough room for the 3 of us when he chooses his primary sleeping position. I can't sing enough praises for this mattress, especially after being burned by the aforementioned impostor mattresses. I would recommend it to any one looking for the ultimate car camp mattress.
May 14, 2018
mattress is great. throw the pump away
We've used the mattress for around 10 -15 nights and it is great. No issues whatsoever. The pump? Just throw it away on arrival and get a foot pump. Our first pump lasted a total of ONE inflation and died. Alps replaced it and the second pump lasted a total of ONE inflation and died. I followed the explicit charging instructions too. Fortunately, I carried a foot pump along and it doesn't take long to pump it up.
March 25, 2018
I’ve just gotten this and I’ve had it blown up for about a week. No air has been lost. I don’t know about the rechargeable pump because I’ve only needed to use it once but it worked like it should
December 21, 2017
Its a hoot!
Great for glamping or car camping, slightly thinner than your typical air mattress, but feels a lot sturdier due to the baffles in the body of the bed. Super comfortable and holds air like a champ!
November 16, 2017
No Chemical Reaction
Overall I am happy with it. We will see how long it lasts, but I am chemically sensitive and had zero problems with this mattress right out of the box. It was comfortable and I slept well. I will be ordering a back up mattress because I know I cannot use the ones at Walmart, Target etc. and I love camping. Also very happy with the fast shipping!
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March 28, 2019
Will the queen fit in the back of a subaru forester?
April 1, 2019
Hey Jessica, The Queen will not fit in the Subaru Forester the dimensions of the queen size are wider than the trunk.
October 19, 2016
can anyone confirm that the actual width of the mattress is 56"? My tent claims it has a width of 56" but in actuality it is around 48-50" depending on how much you stretch the sidewalls. Trying to find a good air mattress option when not backpacking.
September 14, 2016
What size does this pack down to?
August 1, 2015
What is the R-value? Does anybody know of any queen size mattresses that are insulated like the smaller backpacking ones are such as the NeoAir? These things get COLD but I can't seem to find any insulated ones in larger sizes.
September 17, 2015
Not sure on the R Value, but I'm confident it wouldn't be impressive. Since we just use it car camping we bring some down blankets along to lay down ontop of the mattress for insulation. Improves the warmth and adds an additional comfort factor.