Portable beds are a great way to accommodate unexpected guests or adult children who come home for the holidays.
They can be tricky to pick out as adults have different needs than children. Some people prefer a bed that hides away so it’s of sight while not in use.
Others don’t mind a bed that folds up and doubles as a couch. To find out the right bed for you, keep reading this list of the 5 best portable beds for adults.
The Corner Housewares iBED is a two-inch foam folding hideaway with a folding no-assembly-required spring bed frame and storage bag.
It measures 74.5"L x 31.5"W x 16"H when it is open, but it folds down to 36" x 31.5"W and 5.5"H in a matter of seconds.
It has a weight capacity of 275 pounds, and the bed itself weighs 26 pounds. The foundation comes in a black colored shell with white polka dots.
The Millard Premium Folding Bed comes with a sturdy frame for larger guests as well as a memory foam mattress.
There is no assembly required- just screw in the wheels, and the bed is ready for use. The mattress is 12 inches thick, and measures are 75 x 31.5 x 16 inches. The bed weighs 52.4 pounds and has a 300-pound weight limit.
The Twin Sized SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress comes with a carry bay so you can easily transport it.
It weighs 13.5 pounds and measures 73" x 38" x 18" due to its raised "double-height" air bed with dual chamber feature.
The LUCID 4 Inch Folding Mattress and Sofa have a removable indoor and outdoor fabric cover that fits a queen size bed. It weighs 28.1 pounds and measures 60 x 80 x 4 inches.
The VIVO Cot & Fold up Bed is a military or camping style cot with steel legs that sits off the ground.
It weighs 12 pounds and measures 75” L, by 25” W and 16” off the ground. When it is folded up, the cot measures 36” x 7” x 4.” Included in the package are a VIVO Black Cot, a carrying bag with a shoulder strap, and an instruction manual.
Portable beds have come a long way since they were first introduced. They are no longer as uncomfortable as they once were, thanks to advances in technology.
Folding beds are made of a metal or wooden frame. They can be folded in half and stored away. Most folding beds come with a folding mattress or you can buy one separately.
They tend to be cheaper than other beds and are easily portable. Disadvantages include lack of durability and unaesthetic. Do not confuse them with the murphy bed which can fold up into the wall.
Rollaway beds are similar in design. Wheels are incorporated into the frame for easy transportation throughout the home. They lack the ability to be folded away or hidden when they are not in use, which can make them harder to store.
Blow-up or inflatable mattresses are the closest thing to a normal bed (2). They are usually more durable due to multiple air chambers and are more firm than rollaway beds.
You can buy an air mattress with a frame for more support, but these tend to be harder to store away. Along with a frame, you can also buy rails. Air mattresses are usually made out of memory foam or standard latex.