After seeing my brother-in-law wake up as a hot dog rolled inside our air mattress that had sprung a mysterious leak, we knew we needed a new one. It has not been high on the priority list since we have not had guests that exceed the guest room since then.
Of course, the bed itself is essential for keeping family and friends comfy when they visit. You might also consider keeping on hand some extra pillows, sheets, a mattress pad for extra comfort, and some snuggly blankets.
The Frontgate EZ Bed is the air mattress for anyone who appreciates a good night’s sleep while staying at a friend or family member’s home. This time we were hoping to find a guest bed that was raised more and a bit more stable. Let’s face it – no one is getting any younger.
My body aches just thinking of sleeping on an air mattress. Especially if it just lays on the floor. My hubby found one in a Sky Mall magazine that he researched, and we quickly determined it was the one we wanted. Frontgate’s Essential EZ Bed is actually made by Frontgate but sold through Frontgate or Sky Mall.
We ended up buying our EZ Bed through Sky Mall because I found a coupon code, and they had a better return policy.
What We Needed
The BIG question for us that we could not find the answers to in our research was, “Does this REALLY work?” Seriously, with the push of a button, will it really inflate while rolling itself out in less than three minutes? And will it really deflate and fit back inside that nice little storage case?
These were all things we needed to have, well, maybe not needed but wanted. After years of struggling with those air mattresses that don’t inflate as they should, lose air overnight, and are a struggle to get back into the case, we were skeptical, to say the least.
About Frontgate Essential EZ
Here is what Frontgate claims right off the bat, “plug it in, and it automatically inflates in less than 3 minutes.” Right away, we were interested, but that skepticism stuck around. How it works is simple, the entire bed comes in a suitcase-like storage case.
First, you unzip and spread out the mat, and then you plug it into the wall. Once plugged in, just turn a dial on the side of the mattress and watch it inflate. While the bed inflates, it unfolds in a way that allows the attached steel legs to unfold and prop up the mattress.
When you’re finished, you simply turn the dial to deflate, and the bed should fold itself back up.
We were pleasantly surprised when the Frontgate EZ Bed truly did as they claim. It inflates completely on its own very quickly and deflates to zip right back into the storage case it is built into. Purely ingenious! Not only did it do as they say, but our guests loved the comfort they got.
No more sleeping on the floor for our friends and family. One other thing we really enjoyed was the case that holds everything. It was really easy to hide out of the way when not in use. All in all, we were very happy we found the Frontgate EZ Bed; it’s not an air mattress, it’s a bed.
When you read reviews of the EZ Bed, some people mention getting the pillow top version for an extra $50. If you are going to use this bed a lot, I would recommend that as well so people will not feel the bumps in the mattress itself.
Also, if you feel like your back is arching, just deflate the bed a little bit and problem solved! Hopefully, our niece loves it as much as we do!
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One Brother likes this! Very cool technological advances since the good ol’ days.
I’m sure One Niece will be thrilled with anything as long as she’s there with you!
Mommy Mentor says
Glad you like One Brother! She wanted that room upstairs so now she can have it all to herself. 🙂 It will be nice that I can post pics in my links on FB and you can keep up to date when she is here.
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I spent a week on this and it was very good. A quick flick of the button before bed and it is plenty firm. I was wondering how long they last. Before the top leaks from age cracks etc.
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Can you please provide an update of how the EZ Bed worked out for your niece and its current status a couple of years later? I am considering buying one and I want to know the comfort and longevity of the product. Thank you.
Mommy Mentor Child Sleep Coach says
Love the twist on your name, One Aunt! 🙂 It worked out very well and continues to. Set up and storage is still as easy as it was day one. The surface can get cool so I would recommend a foam topper of some sort and then put sheets on top of that. Works great!! My Mom is buying a twin for her house now, too.
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