Outwell Flock Excellent King Airbed

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PRODUCT: Outwell Flock Excellent King Airbed (www.outwell.com)Outwell Flock Excellent

DESCRIPTION: A 100% PVC inflatable black king-sized airbed for family camping trips, with velour cover, double seal valve and carrybag. Dimensions are L205 x W155 x H30cm. Also available in single and double sizes. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

GOOD POINTS: The Flock Excellent range of airbeds from Outwell provide a really easy sleeping solution for family camping trips. They are slightly more pricey than the Flock Classic range, but offer a super comfy night's sleep, and come in a choice of single, double and king sizes (we will review the king size here).

The airbed is made from a tough and durable PVC, and is covered in a really high quality grey velvety flocked finish which is incredibly soft to the touch. Not only does it provide a warm layer for bare skin, but also means you won't stick to it (like some mattresses which don't have a top layer) and won't 'rustle' when you move around in the night. Extra firm edging also provides increased stability.

The flock is very easy to inflate and deflate, although you will need to get your hands on a pump. The pump (either electric or manual) simply fits into the base valve, and once pumped to the desired pressure and comfort level, the valve can be closed using the valve cap and stopper, and pushed down into the bed to conceal it. This is a relatively quick and easy process, and the double seal valve reduces the risk of air escaping back out!

Deflating the bed after use is just as easy by opening the value stopper and forcing the air out. The flock can then be folded back up compactly into an accompanying open-ended carrybag with handle, which facilitates transportation and storage.

The Flock Excellent King is a decent size and provides lots of space both width-ways and length-ways. It also provides enough depth and support to ensure its occupants are lifted clear and insulated from cold or damp ground. The fact that the bed is made from PVC means that it is also easily cleaned after use, which is especially useful given the typical British muddy weather!

The bed also usefully includes an easy-to-use vinyl plastic repair patch (with instructions) for use in the unfortunate event of a tear or puncture.

This is, in our opinion, a good quality and well-made airbed which is very comfortable, very practical and very convenient for use both at home or on family camping trips.

BAD POINTS: It is a little pricey and no pump is included. It also may need to be re-inflated each time you use it. The mattress is quite heavy to carry when deflated, although does come with a carrybag to aid transportation.

PRICE: £54.99

 

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