Intex has another raised twin air mattress, the Intex Deluxe Pillow Rest Rising Comfort Twin which is almost identical with the budget twin air mattress the Intex Pillow Rest Twin Airbed. When I say identical, I mean the features.
The built-in pillow is a raised edge on the mattress. Half the users loved it, half of them hated it. Those who loved it say that it’s much better than having your own pillow that slips off the mattress at every opportunity. A fixed pillow isn’t going anywhere. Those who hated it say the built-in pillow is a hard bump that is uncomfortable. Some say that it is raised too high and puts strain on the neck.
I had the other version and it wasn’t too bad, but since I’m not very tall I can always sleep lower down the air bed if I felt like it.
The built-in electric pump inflates the air mattress in no time and keeps the air in for a few days before you have to add more air. It’s great as a guest bed for the elderly who come to visit for a few days because its raised height means that it’s easier to get in and out of.
So what’s different besides the price?
This Deluxe version of the twin air mattress is about $50 compared to the budget version which is below $40. More than $10 difference and the features are similar: built-in electric pump, 15-gauge vinyl beams, waterproof flocked top and all that for good stability and comfort, so what’s the difference? The answer seems to be its looks. The Deluxe looks a lot better. Looks like a quality air mattress compared to the color of the other one, even though it is built the same.
Would I recommend the Intex Deluxe Pillow Rest Rising Comfort Twin? Yes, it’s basically good, but if you’re budget conscious and don’t mind the appearance, get the Intex Pillow Rest Twin Airbed instead.