Etekcity air mattress review – ratings & comparisons

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Etekcity is one of the few air mattresses that can be considered a new arrival to the market, and that’s why we had to wait until we share have enough data to use for our statistical analysis and ratings.

We’ll look at two products – the one intended for indoor use and the one for outdoors (both recently upgraded).

The high-rise

The high-rise a part of the same product wave the started in 2013 with the arrival of SoundAsleep Dream Series  – you can see its review here, with both pump and materials improved.

The one add-on that we’re seeing is a big plus with Etekcity is a secondary valve, similar to that of the Fox Plush – which you can see here,  what puts this bed between the Dream Series and the Fox.

The stats we are seeing are promising, but we have a “aging” gudeline before we consider it a contender for the main guide – you can see the current list and reviews of best air mattresses here.

You can  see a more in-depth analysis further below. For now, let’s stick with the owner satisfaction %s.

The low-rise

Its fair to say that low-rise version was somewhat of a surprise for us.

It’s been almost a decade now since we first started following the trends and analyzing the products in the industry and you don’t see a product rise to popularity as fast as this Etekcity.

By that, we’re primarily refering to the number of user reviews on Amazon. We know airbeds that have been on the market for a decade and have the same number of experinces shared.

It’s still too young to meet our guidelines, but if the trend is any indication we expect to see it in the TOP 10 camping air mattresses within 6 months.

This review is dedicated to the high-rise version of the Etekcity. We are still gathering data for for a complete analysis of the low-rise camping version. If that’s the one you’re interested in you can see its current price and what owners are saying about on Amazon by clicking the green button above.

Last updated: May 2018

Basic info and fact sheet of the Etekcity high rise

Queen

  • 80 x 60 x 22 “
  • Max capacity – 650 LBS
  • warranty – one year

Twin

  • 75 x 39 x 18 “
  • Max capacity 300 LBS
  • warranty – one year
etekcity airbed structure illustration

Materials and durability

The weight capacity of the Etekcity air mattress is higher than most similar products.

With the weight capacity of six 650 LBS for the Queen, it’s one of the most durable and mattresses out there.

The Etekcity has been on the market long enough now that we can attest to the fact that they have a solid customer service and they stand behind the warranty policy.

This is a testament to the fact that the listed weight capacity is not just a number they came up with, but solid proof of durability.

Double stacking of the vinyl

The double stacked inner chambers are designed to increase the firmness of the edges, and keep the top surface flatter, even when sitting very edge of the bed.

etekcity airbed structure illustration

On top of that, the lifetime support promised by the company is nothing to be shrugged off, especially in the days when the policy of most companies is that, once the warranty period is over, you’re pretty much on your own.

The company makes a special point about the PVC used in non-toxic and adhering to the strictest standards of safety.

Thickness

Apart from being non-toxic, the vinyl used is pretty the industry standard in terms of thickness (0.4 mm thick), and the construction is multilayered which makes it more stable. Etekcity calls this special PVC used for the bottom “skid-free.”

It’s the stability that gives it that extra boost in needed for the company to confidently release such high maximum weight capacity.

The top is flocked and resistant to water, constructed of two-layer PVC (has slightly more friction to it to prevent moving or sliding).

etekcity illustration concept inflated

“Refreshing” height & stability

What we mean by “refreshing” here is that most models in queen-size are 18 to 19 inches high. Even those that used to be higher (like the aforementioned Fox) changed the design to a lower profile. Etekcity is raised to a nice 22 “.

That’s one of the main reasons we like the design of the Etekcity – the profile height of the and the slightly raised bumpers that eliminate the risk of falling off.

Air retention of the Etekcity air mattress

Since we haven’t personally tested Etekcity, we can only speak based on the information gathered for our statistical analysis.

The user satisfaction rating of 85 out of 100 is solid and puts it in the top 10% of products we reviewed and tested over the past few years.

In terms of air retention and structural integrity, we saw about 6% of users mentioning it as an issue. That percentage is in a bit of a conflict with the overall satisfaction rate and we are looking forward to testing the bed and see what we were actually working with here.

The pump

The listed inflation and deflation time is, again, pretty much the industry standard of 3-5 minutes. The pump is similar to the box models, with the closed compartment for storing away the cable and sing shape of the knob the controls the firmness.

Secondary Valve

The upgraded version kept the option to use a manual pump, because it features a secondary valve (which is what makes it an option for outdoor use).

Summary

We did mention that this is one of the new arrivals that we haven’t personally tested and the ratings mentioned above are based on our statistical modeling of user experiences.

In those numbers, we saw a few conflicting stats, like the overall satisfaction versus the percentage of people mentioning air retention as an issue.

It’s our plan to get and test the Etekcity air mattress within the next year so that we can come back which more reliable information and complete ratings.

For now, this review is updated every three months to include new data into our statistical model.

Based on what we have now, we can see the Etekcity standing tall in the “battle” for spots in the top 10 models for home use.