Trespass Single Flocked Airbed now only £7.99 @ argos
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Trespass Single Flocked Airbed now only £7.99 @ argos

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Found 5th Aug 2015
seems a steal at this price, use for camping, guest bed, cheapest its been

seems to be plenty stock around the country

here is the details from argos site

PVC mattress.
Internal coil structure for enhanced support.
Inflates in 50 seconds, deflates in 30 seconds.
Waterproof.
Airtight system.
Double lock valve.
Repair kit.
Size H22, L183, W77cm.
Maximum user weight 120kg.

the pack weight of 1.7kg ...& bulk (The packaging size is 34 cm x 23 cm x 7.5 cm, the weight is 1.7 kg) really need to be factored in for anyone using it outside of a home environment
- MR GUS

Re inflation: this unit requires an inflator at additional cost, some modern units (around £15 have a rechargeable battery built in..

However please factor in a typical cheapo battery inflator at around £5 which will require 4 D cells (from memory) costing you an additional £8 in all likelihood & the extra weight of batteries alone is typically 540g
- MR GUS

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Bought one on Sat in Enniskillen- funny thing was that they were £10 dearer in the Trespass shop that was right beside the Argos!!!

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simontrainor

Bought one on Sat in Enniskillen- funny thing was that they were £10 … Bought one on Sat in Enniskillen- funny thing was that they were £10 dearer in the Trespass shop that was right beside the Argos!!!


lol, even at full price argos were selling it for £11.99

Got this on Friday and it is superb value at this price

Better off with a decent sleep mat, these are truly awful, can't believe the amount of mugs who buy them for festivals, actually I can because the wasterels leave them there afterwards, ...muppet purchase imho,

spend more on a decent sleep unit now, spend less on a back cracker later on, ..so then you've got to invest how much on an auto inflator (more cost & weight) ..why not just purchase a simple to stash pretty comfortable old fashioned camp cot?, minimum fuss to erect, & as a temp bed go's I've slept on one of these for months & months in the past, even comfier with a decent self inflating mat.
here ..link to cite style (a trad cot) not necessarilly the retailer or price, taken apart they need very little storage space, can assemble in less than a minute.

normally 6.99 in home bargains

Wilkisons own brand are £7, I don't know how they compare but cheapest single air bed I could find

Just ordered two more expensive ones using fast track service then realised I should have checked here first! Thanks op, will switch for these and saved a few quid!

Great price and product, bought these a few weeks back when they were £9.99 for the kids friends to stay over as our old ones starter to leak. They are very good quality and stay up even with an adult sleeping on them, some of the others I have purchased have started to deflate by morning...

Dose it come with air pump

MR GUS

Better off with a decent sleep mat, these are truly awful, can't believe … Better off with a decent sleep mat, these are truly awful, can't believe the amount of mugs who buy them for festivals, actually I can because the wasterels leave them there afterwards, ...muppet purchase imho, spend more on a decent sleep unit now, spend less on a back cracker later on, ..so then you've got to invest how much on an auto inflator (more cost & weight) ..why not just purchase a simple to stash pretty comfortable old fashioned camp cot?, minimum fuss to erect, & as a temp bed go's I've slept on one of these for months & months in the past, even comfier with a decent self inflating mat. here ..link to cite style (a trad cot) not necessarilly the retailer or price, taken apart they need very little storage space, can assemble in less than a minute.



​Rubbish!

The reason these get left behind is the same reason why they are bought on site, no space to carry them never mind a camp bed!

We've been using air beds for years without issue.

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fasy

Dose it come with air pump



no but I found a cheap electric pump on tesco direct £10

tesco.com/dir…294

flake68

...They are very good quality and stay up even with an adult sleeping on … ...They are very good quality and stay up even with an adult sleeping on them, some of the others I have purchased have started to deflate by morning...



Thanks, reserved 4. Better to buy a brand.

Thanks OP

brookysm

​Rubbish!The reason these get left behind is the same reason why they are … ​Rubbish!The reason these get left behind is the same reason why they are bought on site, no space to carry them never mind a camp bed!We've been using air beds for years without issue.



Your point is heavily flawed, ...they managed to carry them in didn't they! ..think on.
(also I was on a clear up just the other day of a festival site & the amount of "didn't make it through the night" airbeds were blatantly obvious, ..as they were last year too, & the folk leaving them behind who were slowly recovering & ttempting to pack em away were moaning, to quote one person, "never again, the inflatable was ***t"

However IF, you (I'm generalising here, not directing it at anyone in particular) are stupid enough to have to carry an obscene lump of smelly hard to pack away pvc then great, but please take it with you when you go home.

The amount of landfill after a festival is deplorable, next year for collecting & redistributing kit (with the obvious exception of blue pvc flocked air beds) i'm taking a luton truck & 1000 bin bags to put sleeping bags & kit in prior to washing & getting it out to charity who can utilise it.

the pack weight of 1.7kg ...& bulk (The packaging size is 34 cm x 23 cm x 7.5 cm, the weight is 1.7 kg) really need to be factored in for anyone using it outside of a home environment.

MR GUS

Your point is heavily flawed, ...they managed to carry them in didn't … Your point is heavily flawed, ...they managed to carry them in didn't they! ..think on.(also I was on a clear up just the other day of a festival site & the amount of "didn't make it through the night" airbeds were blatantly obvious, ..as they were last year too, & the folk leaving them behind who were slowly recovering & packing em away were moaning, to quote one person, "never again, the inflatable was ***t"However IF, you (I'm generalising here, not directing it at anyone in particular) are stupid enough to have to carry an obscene lump of smelly hard to pack away pvc then great, but please take it with you when you go home.The amount of landfill after a festival is deplorable, next year for collecting & redistributing kit (with the obvious exception of blue pvc flocked air beds) i'm taking a luton truck & 1000 bin bags to put sleeping bags & kit in prior to washing & getting it out to charity who can utilise it.the pack weight of 1.7kg ...& bulk (The packaging size is 34 cm x 23 cm x 7.5 cm, the weight is 1.7 kg) really need to be factored in for anyone using it outside of a home environment.


What bit is flawed? As i wrote orginally they don't bring them in, they buy them on site from the camping stores! Surely you haven't missed everyone wondering around with them inflated to their tents?

I do 2 or more festivals a year mate, have done for well over a decade and I have no problems with our current air beds for 5 years which while a lot more expensive than this one are basically the same idea.

plenty turned up with em, sadly, but thankfully far less tat like that this time round, found some in the car park before getting through the gate (people were unloading to go in & set their pitch).

I was thankful that there were only a handful of cheap shonky water carriers & bladders, uninsulated blue plastic "coolers" cheapo gas stoves etc, nor less than worthwhile wind up led lanterns with a couple c2032 batteries soldered in place as your battery bank for night time etc for the 000's of attendee's. ..sellers of complete camping tat were not around en masse. instead the quality & availabilty of food was more focussed upon.

Last year there were 100's of each of the above, smashed trashed & doubtless in many instances (like the led lights I picked up & had to crack open to solder the hair thin wiring together)..



I do come across cot camp beds & raised cot camp beds, which depending on where folk want to distribute the weight or use it as a bed for bench seat purposes in contrast to the single metal framed picnic chairs (weight can range dramatically, but a typical supermarket unit can add "from" a couple of kilo's to the overall weight of kit you trudge across a field with up to 5kg for a decent one which folk'd be mad to leave, but do).

So to reiterate, on site sales may be limited based on clear up costs of the detritus, whereby a trader pitch ends up costing more to litter pick the end result adding to more overall hosting costs & how you wish to take a festival forward in terms of returning it to it's prior state clean & ready to recover for next year.

Half the time I think "mummy" buys kit for the kid who isn't used to a backpack let alone camping, (as the harrods bags & waitrose hummus et al would seem to attest) ..compared to experienced festival goers who shopped at lidl before hand & stocked up on staples of noodles, snack bars, & wine boxes / beer.

If you have to carry it any distance that soon makes you picky as to essentials, & helps make you pick up after yourself valueing kit for it's worth not the initial cost.

Precisely why I recommend and have decent camp mats & pads (semi-inflatable, cut for weight saving through to car camping) from a few cm of Thermarest extra light 3/4 pad comfort through to a good few inches (alpkit Dozer / fat boy for example). they pack down quickly & easily, fold & compress, fit in a stuff sack.

& as I often state, more comfy than a lot of hotel beds i've had to endure over the years.
If your back is genuinely medically knackered then a good sleep mat or camp cot is worth the investment to reduce the chances of pain whilst camping, ..try em out properly though before you go.

MR GUS

Your point is heavily flawed, ...they managed to carry them in didn't … Your point is heavily flawed, ...they managed to carry them in didn't they! ..think on.(also I was on a clear up just the other day of a festival site & the amount of "didn't make it through the night" airbeds were blatantly obvious, ..as they were last year too, & the folk leaving them behind who were slowly recovering & ttempting to pack em away were moaning, to quote one person, "never again, the inflatable was ***t"However IF, you (I'm generalising here, not directing it at anyone in particular) are stupid enough to have to carry an obscene lump of smelly hard to pack away pvc then great, but please take it with you when you go home.The amount of landfill after a festival is deplorable, next year for collecting & redistributing kit (with the obvious exception of blue pvc flocked air beds) i'm taking a luton truck & 1000 bin bags to put sleeping bags & kit in prior to washing & getting it out to charity who can utilise it.the pack weight of 1.7kg ...& bulk (The packaging size is 34 cm x 23 cm x 7.5 cm, the weight is 1.7 kg) really need to be factored in for anyone using it outside of a home environment.



Or donate to homeless charities....same as sleeping bags etc!!

MR GUS

Better off with a decent sleep mat, these are truly awful, can't believe … Better off with a decent sleep mat, these are truly awful, can't believe the amount of mugs who buy them for festivals, actually I can because the wasterels leave them there afterwards, ...muppet purchase imho, spend more on a decent sleep unit now, spend less on a back cracker later on, ..so then you've got to invest how much on an auto inflator (more cost & weight) ..why not just purchase a simple to stash pretty comfortable old fashioned camp cot?, minimum fuss to erect, & as a temp bed go's I've slept on one of these for months & months in the past, even comfier with a decent self inflating mat. here ..link to cite style (a trad cot) not necessarilly the retailer or price, taken apart they need very little storage space, can assemble in less than a minute.



What kind of comment is this? There are families who will buy this for their kids when they go on their only holiday for the year because they r are on a budget and you come along and generalise these people into your everyday tat that you say you come across at festivals.

Muppet purchase you say? I'm sure these will do fine for little kids on a camping trip. Some people come out with some right **** on here, honestly.

Muppet purchase, because if you don't get good sleep you have likely wasted much time being flakey through to delirious.

Ok buy it try it, spend even more money on a fricking air pump, & batteries, or a set of bellow pumps, as I stated, pound for pound these suck, however if you cannot see that then fine, I have experience of air beds, air mats (like this TAT),super budget foam cell mats from pound shops, through to crud from mountain warehouse, millets, blacks, ..semi inflatables from £15 upward (e.g your basic vango, vango doubles, Alpkit, thermarest etc etc etc...
I have also plenty of experience of the failure rate of aforementioned battery air pumps, seen pallets of returns which are DOA etc..

But no, if that isn't good enough info for you then go ahead, it'll be a fingers crossed moment as to how long it lasts, & whether something like that is repairable insitu.

So yes it is a muppet buy, these are often a grand ilussion of comfort based on lack of nous & research, hope the PVC residue fumes don't give you a stinking headache to compound your problems.

if you want to go cheaper you can always buy a naff li-lo instead, & double that up for some short lived water fun.:p

I'm on a budget too, & i'd prefer to either spend a bit more to get a quality result, borrow a decent reliable bit of kit & save trauma & money.. if a unit fails you return it, costing you petrol & time etc, best not to have all that in the first place.

Peter, suffer with your **** then, simple! I along with others pick up & process thousands of pounds worth of kit that we then salvage & re-purpose to charity, scrubbing down air mats, & cleaning "properly" sleeping bags in order to maintain the thermal loft so they have a second life.

That means having more than an inkling of what is utter "TAT" of course, which is a known festival terminology "tatting" based on the left overs & kit that was pretty naff when it was bought, such as naff un-insulated "cool boxes" which are merely twin wall plastic, no actual thermal insulation, not on the walls, nor in the lid, in other words a thermal leak fest... "TAT"

I've come across plenty of noisy little tired kids whose parents send them to camp with no more than a low tog duvet & a pillow to sleep on a groundsheet with the same attitude as you, they invariably are the ones who cry with cold & get minimal sleep, & as a result put off outdoor camp for years, if you expect a kid to ski (for example) with you then that kids kit needs to be up to standard, as good as if not better than an adults, this is how my own kid has succeeded from the age of two years to be out & about in all weathers & a pleasure to have accompanying me because it limits the cold, wet, bored, aspects & speeds progression / enjoyment.

So yes "muppet purchase" because despite a wealth of info from expert retailers, or experienced campers / explorer types some folk will just buy the cheapest ..plenty of reviewers now on amazon who get paid (on the quiet for hyping product, despite rules in place it happens), but also plenty of folk who simply don't want others to make a mistake & think about a physical purchase as to how it may play out, beyond price point. X)

& it's been kids in "tat" dinghy's, naff wet suits for example that i've had to risk my own neck to save the lives of, or with naff camping kit hang back, re-hydrate, fix up blisters, sores & chafes, or send assistance for to get them out of a situation, because they have taken on too much because they are not rested (couldn't rest) & flagging or fainting.

Especially if you are outside for a few days then sleep is vital to your alertness well-being & safety.


Who'd have thought a air bed would have caused such a fuss. Better than a sofa if friends stay over.

decepticon_shadow

Who'd have thought a air bed would have caused such a fuss. Better than a … Who'd have thought a air bed would have caused such a fuss. Better than a sofa if friends stay over.



Agree completely. Some people are crazy on here! Talking about kids needing to be up to scratch on their sleep to perform! I've slept on carpets in my bedroom so adult relatives could sleep in comfort when I was little, never bothered me, kids just get on with it. A cheap airbed will at least be a bit more comfortable. I think you have some serious anger issues MR GUS you need to chill out and go enjoy life..it's only a airbed at the end of the day....and you've replied with an essay. I won't be replying again

These are robust and perfect for Lilos. Enjoy

petermcgregor14

Agree completely. Some people are crazy on here! Talking about kids … Agree completely. Some people are crazy on here! Talking about kids needing to be up to scratch on their sleep to perform! I've slept on carpets in my bedroom so adult relatives could sleep in comfort when I was little, never bothered me, kids just get on with it. A cheap airbed will at least be a bit more comfortable. I think you have some serious anger issues MR GUS you need to chill out and go enjoy life..it's only a airbed at the end of the day....and you've replied with an essay. I won't be replying again



Well if thats what you think, then you are living in your own little la-la land, without insulation (which these don't provide) used outside, they can really get the core temp dropping, it's about common sense, which some people fail to initiate till they experience a problem, or simply didn't think of in order to counter with informed choice of materials..

Nowhere does it say "no essays", & sometimes it is necessitated to fully validate a point, feel free to refer me to social services for "cruelty & explosive anger on a website, ..you are evidently a sensitive, deluded soul. X) & that is your problem to live with.

Check out freecycle they often have people offloading kit if you are seriously budgetarily constrained people, folk are often asking for & giving away camping material if you are willing to whip in & remove it asap, ..perhaps save yourself £7.99 ..or more.

chin chin!

I.m an experienced camper, backpacker and festival goer, I actually bought one of these yesterday and thought that's a regular price so never posted the deal, after all gooutdoors are selling the caminggas variant for 50 pence cheaper ..

In terms of insulating I always use a camping mat 1-2cm underneath these otherwise as Mr gus says they can get very cold ..
I know it's the throw away society at festivals you are earmarking but at the other end of the spectrum would you take your best kit to a festival to be wrecked ruined or stolen. And if damaged would you take it home. Festivals have for the last 8-10 years recycled tents and equipment at sites.
A few years ago I got home from a v festival and showered and bed by 10am Monday, then got the dreaded call, a mate had left van keys in another friends fan and couldn't get home, I returned at 6pm Monday and it was like apocalypse now..

Think I.ll leave my best tent, mats, trangia cooking equipment and such like at home for other trips, and weight doesn't always matter especially if your car can be parked nearby..

Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 7th Aug 2015

Dunelm have them them for £3.99 dunelm.com/pro…bed still plenty in our store.

These are terrible quality, I folded mine up after use, on my drive having got back from camping, a tiny bit of grit, (possibly a sand grain) has punctured the material on the underside, I really expected it to be made with a little resilience, shocking really
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