Coleman SupportRest Double High Airbed Review – 2017 update
Tthings has changed since we first reviewed the Coleman SupportRest Double High Airbed back in 2013.
Among high-rises for camping, the Supportrest is still undisputed king of the hill, second in ratings only to two low-rise models – the SoundAsleep Camping Series and the LightSpeed Outdoors TPU.
It also one of the Top 10 best air mattresses overall.
Let’s see what makes it tick.
All Quality ratings of this Coleman
- Air retention 93%
- Comfort 94%
- Durability and longevity 93%
- User satisfaction 90%
- Value for $ 90%
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It’s in 2015 that everything changed
With all the new arrivals, not only in models, but new small dynamic companies like SoundAsleep, things changed dramatically.
Currently, the SupportRest Double High is rated with a solid 92 / 100.
Main PROs & CONs of the SupportRest
- Elevated construction makes it easy to get out of bed
- Supports more weight with more comfort
- Low priced for the quality
- Actual size to twin and queen beds, comparatively
- Can sit on the sides to get out of bed
- Durable, tough, yet comfortable
- Great support without dips or “waves”
- No pump included
- Manual deflation
- Somewhat heavier than airbeds of similar size – because of the thicker PVC
- The flocked top is hard to clean
Coleman Supportrest Double High
feature by feature
This mattress feels almost like a regular bed. It has a lot of support and is deeper than most air mattresses at 18 inches.
It will also inflate to upwards of 20 inches, if you prefer a firm bed. Another bonus to the increased height is that is much easier to get out of the bed.
You don’t have to roll onto the ground with this mattress – you can just sit up on the edge like you would in your bed at home.
It has both vertical and lateral support for added comfort.
The ComfortStrong beams keep the sleeping surface level without caving in, while the SupportLock design gives lateral support for the width of the mattress.
The two features combined make for a flat, stable sleeping surface – again, very similar to that of a regular bed.
Solid air retention
While other brands state that PVC stretches and needs to have air added periodically through the night, the Coleman SupportRest Double High doesn’t seem to have that problem – it’s backed up by the 1-Year warranty on all air leaks (not punctures).
It maintains support without topping it off, even when it has been several nights since you set it up.
The Pillow-stop design
The sleeping surface itself is plush, which helps hold body warmth.
If features raised edges that Coleman calls Pillow-stop. The name explains what they’re there for – so that you don’t have to chase your pillow through the night if the bed is not against a wall.
Durability & Longevity
The PVC material used is sturdy and heavy duty. One-year Coleman warranty on all “naturally” developed leaks is a strong plus.
The valve itself is a double lock system. One lock kicks in when you remove the pump, so the air you just put in doesn’t seep out. The other lock adds a further seal when you are actually on the mattress.
Seams run around the perimeter of the mattress so that the sleeping surface is seamless.
The SupportLock System
The Support Lock Reinforcement System keeps the mattress stable when you turn over during the night. With this stability, the sides of the mattress are less likely to break down.
The inner support coils of the mattress are sturdy and well attached so they continue to do the job they were designed to do.
This design holds up during extended use. In fact, we haven’t seen the inner stabilizers fail. This keeps the sleeping surface from sagging or dipping around the edges.
Solid choice for heavy people
The Coleman SupporRest is one of out top choice for people on the heavier side – the main reason for that is that it does not sag and the seams do not split.
Although we wouldn’t recommend doing this regularly, it is inevitable that someone will sit on the edge of the mattress occasionally when you are camping out.
Bottom line – the Coleman SupportRest can withstand some serious “abuse” without giving in.
Value for the Money
So, is it worth it?
Even without the air pump included, this is a popular and popular mattress.
It’s not as popular as our top picks, but it still makes a solid affordable option – especially coming from a reputable company like Aerobed and backed up by the warranties we talked about.
Along with the Coleman Cot airbed – the SupporRest is still one of the toop coleman models.