It may be hard to believe right now, but summer is soon going to be with us. Yes, in a few short months we will have forgotten all about the snow, ice, rain and cold wintry days and our thoughts will be turning towards our summer holidays, days out or even just lounging about at home on sunny days.
Now, a very important part of relaxing and taking it easy is to have the right furniture for doing so. Whether you are on a beach somewhere, by a swimming pool, in the garden, camping or even indoors, it is nice to have something comfortable to recline on.
You may even want to do your relaxing actually on the water, in a swimming pool, lake or even the sea. For this reason, we are going to take a look at the best selection of inflatable sun loungers, sofas and couches on the market this year. Then you can make an informed choice of couch or lounger to suit your specific needs.
They are available in all different shapes and sizes and come in a wide variety of colors. Indeed, some of the designs are quite amazing and you really are spoilt for choice. Also, nowadays, the material used is much tougher and more durable than previously used and the craftsmanship employed is excellent.
So come and join us while we take a look at the best inflatable couches, hammocks and loungers on offer for 2017.
1. Chillbo Baggins Inflatable Lounge Bag Hammock Air Sofa and Pool Float
It can be used as a hammock, sofa or for floating and lounging in the pool. It is also ideal to take camping or even to a music festival.
It comes with elasticated anchorage loops so that if things get a bit windy, your bed will stay securely in place.
There is plenty of storage space, so that, when you are lounging around, you can put your books, food, drinks and any other bits and pieces in the nicely sized storage pockets on the side.
The Chillbo Baggins is extremely easy to inflate and there is no need for a pump as there are just two air pockets to fill and the whole thing can be inflated inside two minutes. Deflation takes about the same amount of time. It will stay inflated for up to four or five hours.
It is made from extra strong RIPSTOP nylon which helps prevent any slight mishaps occurring. It will support up to 300lbs in weight and yet the whole thing weighs just 3lbs and so is very easy to carry around.
It stands 3 feet high, is 7 feet long and 2 feet wide. Therefore, it will comfortably hold one person lying down, two at a push, and if used as a sofa there is room for three or maybe four people to sit on it. It may take a little time to get used to getting on and off but once you have mastered the art, there is no problem!
The manufacturers of Chillbo Baggins say that there is a lifetime guarantee with this product and also a full money back refund if you are not entirely satisfied.
Very reasonable price.
Lightweight and easily transportable.
A wide variety of colours available.
Easy to inflate and deflate.
Strong and durable material.
Hard to find any cons although in some cases it looks like it’s a bit difficult to inflate.
2. Intex Inflatable Corner Sofa
It is actually meant for indoors use and is a nice, attractive piece of furniture to add to any living room although it would probably only be used on a temporary basis and not as a permanent piece in your living room.
The bottom is made of vinyl and the top surface made of strong waterproof material for easy cleaning. The color is neutral, so will fit in with any décor.
Size wise, when inflated, it is 101 inches long by 80 inches wide and 30 inches deep. It has a weight capacity of 880 lbs and so will comfortably fit three to four adults. Once it is deflated, it folds up into a nice, easily transportable size.
The 2 in 1 valve ensures that it inflates and deflates fairly rapidly. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with an air pump and most reviewers said that one is needed. There are 7 separate air ports for the base, the back, the armrests and the cushions and some of them are not that easy to access.
The sofa is very comfortable to sit on with the cushions being very deep and it could also double up as a bed.
It seems that the Intex inflatable corner sofa would not fit comfortably against a wall as the bottom tended to overlap, not allowing the back to sit flush against the wall.
Attractive design with neutral colour.
Comfortable to sit and lie on.
Fairly reasonable price.
Not that easy to inflate due to accessibility of all the air ports.
If used constantly, there is a need to keep re-inflating.
Air pump not included.
3. Bestway Multi-Max Inflatable Couch
It comes in a very attractive orange (blue and green also available) and black color with a nice and very comfortable flocked surface and has an extremely sturdy coil beam build.
The Bestway Multi-Max can be used at home as an extra bed or as a sofa, can be used for camping or can be used for lounging in the garden.
It is 74 inches long, 60 inches wide and 25 inches deep when fully inflated, therefore it will comfortably hold two average-sized adults as a double bed and two or maybe three adults when used as a sofa.
The Multi-Max comes supplied with a Sidewinder AC air pump for easy inflation and also a travel bag and a puncture repair kit for any mishaps. It inflates and deflates in no time at all, especially with the air pump to help with inflation.
This really is a very nicely designed and attractive-looking airbed come sofa and it is very reasonably priced. It should be stated, of course, that it is not meant as a permanent fixture but suits its purpose very well as an extra bed or as a camp bed.
We need to remark, though, about the need to keep blowing it up as it deflates quite quickly when in constant use. Also, the air port valves are a bit hard to find and there often is need for repairs especially along the seams.
Very attractive design and nicely coloured.
Air pump supplied and easy to inflate and deflate.
Multi-functional as a bed or a couch.
Not very good construction.
Air ports not that easy to find.
Apparently does not hold air for that long.
Needs repairing quite often.
4. Intex Pull-out Sofa Inflatable Bed, Queen
We even found a photo of one happy and satisfied client using it with his children, riding the waves in the Gulf of Mexico!
It is not actually designed for this but it seemed to work, even though the manufacturer warns against using it for such purposes.
They also say that temperature and humidity can affect the firmness of the airbed but this must be true for all airbeds.
There are two inflation and deflation valves designed for rapidness but no air pump is provided and it is a better thing to get one.
The color of the Intex pull-out sofa is black and it is made from tough vinyl. The size is 87 inches long, 76 inches wide and 26 inches deep so it will comfortably sleep two adults and there is room for easily two or three adults to sit on it when used as a sofa. The arm rests and back rest are both very comfortable.
Again, like similar inflatable airbeds, it seems that if it is used for the purpose intended, then it is fine but prolonged and heavy use will cause it to deteriorate rapidly. This is not an expensive airbed, after all.
This inflatable sofa bed seems to lose air in a few istances, and there are also some concerns about the quality of the material used although it has to be said that it is very comfortable.
Easy and lightweight to transport.
Easy and quick to inflate and deflate with an air pump.
Attractive design and color.
Some deflation is noticed while using it, so sometimes the airbed needs to be re-inflated.
Concerns about the quality of the material used.
No air pump provided.
5. Bestway Deluxe Inflatable Air Couch
However, having said that, it is also useful for the outdoors and several customers have taken it camping or to music festivals and seemed quite happy with it.
To be honest, it is not as attractive as some of the other inflatable couches around but that is just a matter of personal opinion. It still looks quite nice and will fit in anywhere as a temporary measure.
The design of it is fairly rigid for more stability and there is a sort of surround frame. This is what makes it look slightly unwieldy but apparently it is very comfortable.
It has a nice flocked surface and the color is a nice blue and white. Besides, there are also two cup holders set into the arm rests.
The Bestway Deluxe is fairly easy to inflate and deflate but does not come with a pump and will be much better if you purchase one.
It is quite a nice compact size and will hold two average-sized adults comfortably. When it used in inflated posture, the length is 65 inches, the width 35 inches and the depth 25 inches. It will take weight of up to 380lbs.
The Bestway Deluxe raises a few concerns about problems with leaks and with the fact that it does not inflate hard enough.
Nice dark blue and white colour scheme.
Easy to inflate and deflate with an air pump.
Comfortable for two adults.
Very reasonably priced.
May not have an attractive design to some people.
It tends to have leaks sometimes.
No air pump supplied.
6. Smart Air Beds Inflatable Sofa Bed
This inflatable sofa bed from Smart Air Beds is actually quite luxurious looking and at first sight you could be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at a stylish leather upholstered piece of furniture.
Of course, on closer inspection you realize what it really is. Although it is multi-functional, this sofa bed may look slightly out of place on a camping trip but that is purely a matter of personal choice!
This inflatable sofa bed is a great choice for when you have guests staying over, when you are camping, lounging in the garden or even for a recreation room if you have one in the house. It really is an attractive design and is available only in the black color.
It is made from top quality PVC material which gives it extra strength and durability. Considering what you are getting for your money it is very reasonably priced.
The sofa bed comes with an ETL listed air pump which is really handy when it comes to inflating the bed. It actually inflates in about a minute and a half and deflates just as easily into a handy size, easy for carrying in the supplied bag.
Size wise, when inflated, it measures 54 inches in length, 39 inches wide and stands with a seat height of 16 inches. So it will help to comfortable sleep and seat two average-sized adults.
The main issue with this sofa bed seems to be that it is not as comfortable as it looks! Also, sometimes it tends to lose air although that is not a major issue. Apparently, the supplied air pump is very noisy as well.
Nice, reasonable price.
Very attractive and stylish design.
Most people still found it comfortable.
Inflates and deflates rapidly with supplied air pump.
Not as comfortable as it looks.
Some concern over deflation and leaks.
Air pump is very noisy.
7. Inflatable Lounger Chair with portable carry bag
It comes in a very attractive green and black color with an impressively beautiful and very comfortable surface and has an extremely sturdy build. The great thing is that it can hold a weight of up to 400lbs. It means more than one person can sit on this chair.
As far as the durability is concerned, it is made by Nylon fabric and polyester cloth. These materials not only make it high quality product but also makes it really comfortable.
You can easily sit or lie on it for 5 to 10 hours. It adjusts to the shape of sitting person so you can relax on it according to your posture.
Its packing weight is just 0.8 Kg and it clearly defines its level of portability. You can carry it to picnic, swimming pool, fishing, beach or wherever you want. You just have to deflate it and pack it in the bag and there you go.
Besides, you don’t need any machine or equipment to fill it up. You just have to open it and run against the air for 20 feet and it will be filled with air.
As far as the utility is concerned, many kids can simultaneously sit on it. So you need not to worry about the sitting arrangement when you’re outdoors with your kids.
It really is a very nicely designed and attractive-looking inflatable lounger chair and it is very affordable when we compare its utility, beauty and user experience with its price.
Price is very reasonable.
Attractive design and nicely colored.
Very easy to inflate.
Multi-functional as a bed or a couch.
Easy to transport.
Apparently does not hold air for that long.
Sometimes needs repairing
8. ChillaX Inflatable Lounger with carry bag
It is made from thick and durable plastic material which is multi-layered to give it extra strength and can easily be moved over sand, grass and even rougher terrain.
It is also water-resistant so that going in the pool or even the sea is no problem at all.
It is very lightweight for easy transportation and easy to clean.
This ChillaX lounger doesn’t need an air pump for inflation and inflates in about a minute by just swinging it and filling it with air. There are two air pockets that need to be filled separately. Instructions are included on how to do this and once you get the hang of it, it is easy.
There are several colors available and to give you some added value, there are a few additions to this inflatable lounger. There are storage pockets for things such as your phone, books and bottles of drink and even a bottle opener is included. There is also a securing loop and stake to prevent the lounger from blowing or sliding away.
The design of the ChiilaX lounger includes a nice head rest to give you some extra comfort while lounging on it. The dimensions, when fully inflated are 79 inches long, 20 inches wide and 35 inches high.
We express a few doubts about the method of filling with air but it seems that most people manage to do this with few problems after some practice.
ChillaX say that they offer a 100% lifetime warranty for their product and that if you are not completely satisfied with it, then you should contact them and “you will not regret it”.
Clever inflation process – no air pump or blowing up required.
Very comfortable and lightweight to carry around.
Available in different colours.
Can be slightly difficult for some people to inflate until they get the hang of it.
Again this lounger is multi-functional and can be used practically anywhere such as on the beach, in and around the pool, camping, festivals and in the garden at home.
It is made from top quality nylon and can withstand being pulled across sand, grass and other types of terrain.
Once again, there is no need for pumping air or blowing up and the method of inflation is more or less the same innovative way as previously described. Tranquilo will e-mail an instruction video separately to customers once a purchase has been made.
Once deflated, the whole package weighs less than three lbs and so is very easy to carry around. The Tranquilo Ripstop is slightly larger than its competitors but not really enough to make any noticeable difference when in use. It will also take slightly more weight, that being 500 lbs.
There are, once again several storage pockets included in the design, to pop your belongings into such as your phone, books, drinks. One addition to this inflatable is the three cup holders which will come in useful.
It is virtually impossible to find a negative comment about it and you really have to look hard to find one. It is indeed very user-friendly and comfortable.
No doubts also on how to inflate this lounger and presumably it helps that Tranquilo include an instructional video with their product. That is a nice touch.
Nice, clever design.
Smart inflation process – no air pump or blowing up required.
Easy to inflate and deflate with an instructional video sent by email to customers after purchase.
Suitable for many different uses.
Available in different colours.
Extremely reasonable price.
Very hard to find anything bad to say about this particular inflatable bed.
10. Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed
The reason that it is included in this review is that it is such a useful and nice piece of furniture, we thought that we would bring it to your attention.
Because of its nature, it is, obviously, not suitable for the beach or even really for the outdoors at all.
At most, you could probably set it up in the garden on a hot day and, at a real push, you could take it camping with you but it is really intended only for indoor use.
This folding mattress and sofa bed is the perfect accessory for your home when you have guests staying, as an extra piece of furniture if there are a lot of people round or for a recreation room or den.
It comes in three different sizes, Queen, Twin XL and Toddler. As an example the Twin XL is 78 inches long, 54 inches wide and 38 inches deep. It folds up to 38 inches by 29 by 14 to make storage easy.
It is extremely lightweight and easy to fold and unfold and literally only takes seconds. When not being used as a bed it can be used as a sofa or conveniently stored away, taking up the minimum of space.
The only minor concern is that the back needed the support of a wall or something to lean against as it is not a ‘stand alone’ piece of furniture.
Easy to set up and take down.
Easily stored and transportable.
Available in different sizes.
Needs back support as it is not good as a ‘stand alone’ piece.
Inflatable Sofa and Lounger Quick Buyer’s Guide
So, there we have it! These are our reviews of, possibly the ten best inflatable sofa beds, couches and sun loungers on the market today. There are, of course, many others out there but we hope that this selection will help you to at least narrow down your search somewhat.
It was not that long ago that inflatable beds and couches such as these didn’t exist and it wasn’t within the realms of the average family to be able to purchase such a thing. Nowadays we are really spoilt for choice and they are so much more advanced than before, in technology, design and many other aspects.
Remember that if you have the three elements of water, young children and inflatable beds or loungers, there is possibly a disaster waiting to happen. It is very important not to put anyone at any risk when using such things, children or adults. Not only young children, but older children and teenagers should never be left unsupervised with an inflatable lounger or bed when it is being used on or near water.
You know yourself what you will be using your inflatable bed, couch or lounger for and we hope that we have covered nearly all the different angles for you when it comes to choosing one, whether it is for fun while camping, at the beach, in the pool or in the garden at home or simply as an extra bed or sofa in the house. If not, there is bound to be what you are looking for somewhere, if you broaden your search a little.
Last, but definitely not least, make sure that, when you purchase your inflatable sofa bed, lounger or couch, that all the parts are there and that they are as they should be. This goes for whether you purchase online or from a store.
So, we really do hope that this guide has been of some help to you. There are still a few months left until summer but they will soon pass and, of course, some of these products are suitable for use all year round.
Don’t rush into anything just yet, before you buy, but if you are looking for an inflatable bed, couch or lounger, it might be an idea to start thinking about it now and having a look at the various options.
Enjoy yourself looking around and remember that the end result should be, and, we are sure, will be, lots of fun for everyone and years of use from your final choice of purchase! Good luck!