Lightspeed Outdoors TPU 2-person airbed review
The Lightspeed Outdoors 2-person TPU airbed has been locking horns with the SoundAsleep Camping Series for that spot at the top among best camping and outdoors air mattresses for as long as we can remember.
It’s currently the runner up in the category, rated at 9.24 / 10.
So, it’s second best out of 30+ camping airbed we tested and reviewed. That’s no small thing.
However, it’s not really a competition – here’s why
Because different people will choose the two air beds:
- Lightspeed TPU is lower, lighter and packs smaller – which makes it a solid choice for backpacks
- TPU is not vinyl – this means two things. First of all, this airbed might be the choice of those worried about fumes. Secondly, the TPU doesn’t stretch as much , and that, combined with the patented stabilizer system gives it less of a bouncy feeling. It’s more supportive and firmer.
Having said that, let’s take a step back and look at the results of our testing and take a closer look at the Lightspeed Outdoors TPU 2-person airbed.
All quality ratings of the
Lightspeed Outdoors 2-person
- Inflated size: 79 x 55 x 6.25 “
- Packing size: 18.4 x 9.2 “
- Weight: 6 lbs
- PVC and Phthalates-free materials only
- Stabilizer system – designed and patented by Lightspeed Outdoors
- Adjustable firmness – features a Boston valve
- 1-year warranty.
- Colors available: blue, navy blue, gray/blue and green
- Storage bag – oversized for easier packing
- Built-in handles – makes the positioning easier
Lightspeed Outdoors 2-person PVC-free airbed review – feature by feature
Patented stabilizing system
The Lightspeed Outdoors 2-person PVC-free air bed comes with a patented stabilizing system which uses independent connectors between the top and bottom layers.
The stabilizers allow for the weight of the sleeper to be distributed evenly, which minimizes “bouncing” and movement.
With the top sitting at 5 inches above the ground, it strikes the right balance between packing small and yet, being high enough for solid insulation and protection from the elements.
The surface of 55x79 inches will be just enough for two people.
TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is exceptionally durable and superiorly resistant to abrasion and puncture, to help insure leak-free reliability for years on end.
This air bed is PVC and phthalate-free, avoiding the stretching and ballooning of a typical air mattress.
This also means that less force is excerted on the seams, making it far less likely for seam-leaks to develop.
Based on our evidence, it’s one of Top 5 airbeds with lowest leak % on the market.
Inflation and deflation made easy
The Boston double-valve makes the easier to choose a firmness that’s just right for the sleeper.
One of the two caps is used for both inflation and deflation. The other cap lets air in, but stps it from getting out once you remove the nozzle of the pump.
Note: both valves need to be firmly closed in order to avoid air leaks!
The included pump is fast – inflation time is under 3 minutes.
Bottom line – in a jungle of market, Lightspeed Outdoors TPU stands in a category of its own. It packs very small, it’s PVC-free and feels more like a real bed than an air mattress.
Frequently asked questions about Lightspeed Outdoors PVC-free airbed
Is it a true queen size?
True Queen is 60 x 80 “, and a Full-size mattress is 54x74 inches. Lightspeed TPU is 55x79.
What kind and how many batteries do I need?
You’ll need 4D batteries.
Note: the batteries are not included.
Does the mattress smell bad out of the box?
This mattress has no odor whatsoever, and you won’t have to air it out before use.
Is it treated with flame retardants?
The seller says it does not include flame retardant.
What is the pack size when deflated?
The packed size of this item is 18.4 x 9.2 x 9.2 inches. An oversized storage bag is provided, making the packing and storing process even easier.
Do you get the same ‘bouncing’ as with standard air mattresses when you move?
The 2-Person Air Bed includes stabilizer system of connections between the top and bottom layer – this makes it more stable and eliminates the bouncy feel of lower-quality airbed with shifting or movement.
As per our testers and reviews of the Lightspeed Outdoors TPU we’ve looked into, it is a very firm air bed and the movement disturbance is minimal or close to none especially when compared to other air beds they had the opportunity to use.
This, we believe, is the main factor behind the success of this model, it’s currently among top 10 best air mattresses.
Can you use a different pump?
Yes, any air mattress pump will work.
About the company and contact
Lightspeed Outdoors is a “small” company founded 5 years ago in San Diego, dedicated to making the most of outdoors experiences.