Marrying a geologist has many advantages. For starters, they know how to cook, and secondly, they are good in planning outings. My husband is a geologist. He frequently goes out with other geologists and for days at a stretch they are not around. Being a hefty personality, he is distinctly uncomfortable sleeping on single bed. This time he decided he had enough of that discomfort and would carry a queen size air mattress instead. You read it right, queen size air mattress. I said why queen size, it may not fit in his tent. But he said he had all the measurements with him. Not only did he want queen size air mattress, he also wanted the best air bed. I asked him whether his company would pay for it. He said he is not sure, but whatever would be the difference, he would pay from his pocket.
Since his company orders only Intex air mattresses, our search was automatically confined to best queen size intex air beds with pump. The list that Google presented included Intex Supreme Air-flow (I-66962), Intex Ultra Plush, and the Intex Never Flat. My husband opted for Intex Ultra Plush because it is, after all, the latest. This air mattress is quite like the Supreme Air-flow but has additional design on top for keeping the person comfortable during the night. It also has flocked material on sides so the bed sheet would remain in place instead of moving. The dimensions of this bed are also perfect. This Intex queen size bed is 80 inches in length, 60 inches in breadth, and 20 inches in height. It includes some air pockets technology. The bed has two chambers like many air beds available in the market nowadays. This queen size air bed also fits into a slightly large duffel bag after being deflated. Inflating it takes about 4 minutes, and it is a noisy chore.
However, after ordering it, we realized that this mattress cannot be inflated with DC power, and my husband is crestfallen. Not only do we have to pay for the mattress but we also do not have time for buying another air mattress. He will have to use the old air mattress for the next 4 months! I am on the other hand wondering whether we should retain this air mattress or return it or resell it.