If you are looking for the Intex Classic Downy Queen Airbed with 2 Pillows and Double Quick Hand Pump, check out this review first. This bed is what I would call your standard/basic air mattress. It does come with a manual pump that is decent, but still way too much work in my opinion. It has a 600 lbs. capacity, and a “flocked” top which means the surface has that soft feel to it, rather than feeling like the rest of the plastic. This is helpful if you are sleeping directly on the mattress, and provides some friction if you put sheets over it.
One thing we aren’t a big fan of is how low to the ground this bed is. You are basically laying 9 inches of the floor, so getting in and out can be difficult for adults. If you are thinking about this bed for kids or youth, it may not be a big deal. They keep air in pretty well, but like any air mattress will tend to deflate quicker when it is cold outside. Expect about 10 – 15 minutes of normal effort using the double manual pump for inflation.
At the time I wrote this, the Intex Queen bed is about $30. It is a decent bed, but our recommendation would be to pony up a little more for a the Intex Raised Queen mattress. This is about $20 more, but well worth it because of a couple key features. For 1, it is raised to a height that is more like a normal bed, so it is easier to get in and out of particularly for adults. It can work for camping, but also for in home use for guests. Another step up is the built in pump, which just saves you the manual effort of setting it up.
If you want to stick to the smaller, basic model, The Intex Classic Downy Air Mattress will work just fine for you. However, I think for just a little more, you can definitely improve your feature set.