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Traditional camping is great and all, but having an extra barrier between you and the great outdoors can add some safety and peace of mind. So if you're over the hassle of staking tents into frozen ground or worrying about the animals in your surroundings, you may want to try car camping — it's one of the best ways to sleep under the stars.
You'll be pleased to know that there's an air mattress specifically designed to turn the backseat of an SUV into a camping oasis. Enter: Wey & Fly's SUV Air Mattress, which has hundreds of glowing reviews left by shoppers who've already added it to their travel and camping must-haves.
The popularity of the air mattress lies in both its versatile design and durability. The thick suede bed has four separate segments, so you have the option to fully inflate it for two people or use half to save space if you're rolling solo. It even holds up to the ultimate test: scratching dog nails.
"I stargaze at night through the roof [of my Cadillac SRX], and I want to fall asleep comfortably if I nod off," one shopper shared. "I need something extra easy to cushion my bones. This fit my needs perfectly… My little dog's nails haven't punctured the mattress, which to me is the test of any air-filled item. Can it withstand the assault of the chihuahua talons? Yes, yes it did."
Another key feature that's helped the Wey & Fly mattress become so popular is its convenient ability to inflate without a traditional outlet — you just plug the air pump into your car's cigarette lighter socket to inflate it. And while the mattress is designed to fit all the cracks and crevices of the back of a SUV, it can also double as a sleeping mat should you decide to pitch a tent.
"I got this to take my grandma to the drive-in movies and I wanted her to be as comfortable as possible," another reviewer wrote. "The entire setup process was quick and easy. It took about 5 minutes. I set it up and pre-inflated [it] at home, then let a little air out before we left. I filled up the air when we got there and set some pillows and blankets. Both my 74-year-old grandma and my 25-year-old self found it very comfortable to lay on. There were no air leaks, and I think this product is worth its cost."
Sure, travel still looks a bit different. But when you have a place to snuggle up as close as your backseat, there's never been a better time to get outside. Head to Amazon to snag the customer-approved air mattress and get going.
To buy: amazon.com, from $63
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