Coleman 4-in-1 QuickBed review – 2017 update
Coleman Quickbed 4-in-1 is the most versatile air mattress on the market. There is nothing quite like it out there. It can be used 2 single high twins, one double high twin or a single high King.
Rated at 88 / 100 overall and 92 /100 in the category of value for money, it is still in the top 5 choices among models designed for the outdoors.
Today, we’ll analyze all it’s advantages, shortcoming, take a look at its ratings and how it compares to the currently best air mattress in its class and price range.
Quality ratings of the Coleman 4 in 1
Comparison to the top airbed overall
Comparison to the top camping air bed
Air retention of the Coleman 4-in-1 QuickBed
It keeps the air where it belongs
Coleman QuickBed features their signature AirTight technology, which means that every single mattress is factory-tested for possible leaks before leaving the production line.
The material of choice for this model is durable PVC, allowing the bed to preserve your firmness settings even in rougher environments.
The advanced Double Lock Valve serves two purposes. It allows for an easy deflation and prevents air from leaking out of the mattress. It’s called “double” because it features two layers of anti-leaking protection.
What this means for you
Coleman QuickBed is extremely adaptable to all the exterior circumstances. This means that you can use it both at home and at a cam site.
Whatever purpose you have in mind, rest assured that this model will keep the air right where you want it, inside the bed.
Comfort or the Coleman Quickbed EasyStay
The top of the bed is flocked with soft rayon, a material made of purified cellulose fibers primarily extracted from wood pulp. To be honest, rayon is considered to be a semi-synthetic fiber, but it’s still much better and more natural option than, let’s say polyester or nylon.
The Coleman signature ComfortSmart coil technology is also incorporated into this model with 46 coils in each of the mattresses.
This ensures a proper body support while you sleep, preventing inconveniences like muscle soreness, misaligned neck and spine, joint pain and pressure points.
The AirTight system also “remembers” your firmness setting, preventing any changes throughout the night.
Durability and longevity of the QuickBed
Is it reliable?
As we already mentioned, this bed is completely made of PVC, which is one of the staples in the manufacturing of air mattresses.
The material is heavy-duty, it’s what allows it to double as a camping mattress. Note that Coleman has an exclusive PVC formula only applied to their products and “hidden” from other manufacturers.
The pressure level is capped at 600 lbs for each of the two mattresses.
What about the plasticizers and safety?
In the early days, everybody used to work with plasticizers. They were cheap and enabled the manufacturers to make the PVC malleable.
FYI, PVC is a very tough material and needs additional chemicals in order to shape it to a particular design.
Plasticizers, especially phthalates, were perfect chemicals for the job. As our public knowledge of the phthalate grew, we realized just how dangerous they really were. Coleman doesn’t use them in their production process anymore and the manufacturing is strictltregulated and controlled. The controversy followed by a lawsuit in 2009 was the final nail in the coffin of this harmful era.
Is Coleman 4-in-1 QuickBed worth the money?
The sheer utility and versatility of the mattress were enough to give it 92 / 100 in this category, even without all the additional features it has.
This category tends to be a bit vague and subjective, which is why we combine the experiences of our featured testers and customers who used it in order to form the final rating.
92 / 100 is among the highest ratings we’ve ever given in this category and it established a trend for Coleman products. Priced much lower than other Coleman camping inflatables (like the Coleman Cot Queen airbed with side tables and Coleman Supportrest Double High), the Quickbed is the best example of the trend.
To put it simply – at the current price, it’s a bargain.