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Subject Topic: outwell `excellent` airbeds Post Reply Post New Topic
29/5/2009 at 7:38pm
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Bought x5 of these last year, and have used for a total of 7 nights and 3 are leaking to destruction, and it appears to be manufacturing / design flaw rather than puncture or misuse (so will be taking this up with retailer).

Has anyone similar experience of rubbish airbeds?

Can anyone recomment a decent brand / model of airbed that will bring back the joy of camping?!

 



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29/5/2009 at 9:01pm
 Location: Lechlade on Thames Gloucestershire
 Outfit: Outwell Troutlake Coleman Darwin5
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Oh dear,just bought one of these.not had a chance to try it yet-should i even bother?

guess i'll carry on using my coleman comfort airbed which really is "excellent"

regards

Pete



29/5/2009 at 9:44pm
 Location: Cambridgeshire
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Ah the good ol airbed deflating game

I started off with tesco cheapy airbeds, then used a 5-in-1 sofa as a bed - both deflated

Now I have a aerobed.........so far so good

But I am not holding my breath lol



29/5/2009 at 10:02pm
 Location: Cumbria (Upper Eden Valley)
 Outfit: Cabanons SunValley Michigan Khyam ABI
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I'm sure there was a problem with one of the Outwell airbeds last year sometime - I remember posts about it.

We got one as part of a tent + stuff we bought off eBay - it was brand new in box never used and it didn't even get going because there was no end bung with it when we opened the box, blew it up then O?H started shouting for the bung lol. Daughter wasn't bothered because she prefers sleeping on a deflated air bed!!

Those blue ones deflate as well.

As Woofers says the only ones I have found not to deflate - even during a weeks camping - is the Aerobeds.

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30/5/2009 at 5:34pm
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spoke with retailer today; they confirmed a known fault with batches of these Outwell airbeds and will fully refund for all 5 beds.............have also recommended Coleman as a similar priced alternative of better quality.

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30/5/2009 at 8:34pm
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intex from costco 2'0 deep mains inflate and deflate excellent paul


30/5/2009 at 10:44pm
 Location: NORTHUMBERLAND
 Outfit: OUTWELL MONTANA 12 s
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 intex queensize double height for me as well  had our's for 4 yrs so far so good but remember to let air out during the day because hot air expands  then reinflate at night

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31/5/2009 at 1:29pm
 Location: Oxfordshire
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I bought the HiGear flocked airbed at Go Outdoors a couple of months ago when it was on special, it was only 12 or something, and it is FABULOUS.

Have never had to add extra air to it the following morning like I usually have to do with other beds - I'm used to "topping" them up each night before bed - this one did 4 nights and didn't leak a bit, very impressed, I'd definitely buy another!



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2011 plans:
April - Exmoor 11 nights
May - Brynawelon, Wales 3 nights
July - Rendlesham Forest 4 nights
Then I am off back home to Australia, where the weather is always perfect for camping :)


31/5/2009 at 3:11pm
 Location: runcorn cheshire
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morrisons 12.99 cheapo ones.had them for 3 years and no probs.

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01/6/2009 at 8:42am
 Location: Weegieland Scotland
 Outfit: SunValley 8
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We originally bought  a pair of Campingaz doubles.  And spent more time finding and repairing leaks than we did lying on them.

We eventually decided that we'd had enough Blue Peter style fun cutting out little scraps of plastic and glueing them, and moved onto a pair of Intex ones.

Now I'm bored as I only get to blow them up and deflate them. The valves on the Intex ones are also infinitely better than the Campingaz ones.

Z



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01/6/2009 at 10:26am
 Location: not quite scotland
 Outfit: Wild Country Homestead 5 & a Kyham
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just spent the weekend on an AeroBed which was fantastic bought it through this site with a discount. i normally hate airbeds and never sleep well on them, usually use a thermarest. but my wife likes air beds, we had an aerobed at home the pluged in but bought one with a rechargable pump/car charger, best 50 quid i have spent (think it was reduced from a 100 or so)

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01/6/2009 at 11:14am
 Location: East Yorkshire
 Outfit: Cabanon Andorra Khyam Faro 5
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I had a very bad holiday last year with an Outwell Excellent airbed, we ended up patching it 4 times in different places and then gave up and slept on the floor, when I emailed Go Outdoors they didn't reply, so just binned it and bought aerobeds, and they have restored my faith in airbeds.

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01/6/2009 at 4:40pm
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I'm surprised Therm-a-rest haven't been mentioned - these have always been firm favourites on camping trips I've been on...thet self-inflate and are quite light, better for lightweight camping.


01/6/2009 at 5:54pm
 Location: Newcastle u lyme staffordshire
 Outfit: outwell indiana 6 & 2 Quechua's &base
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got to be the coleman comfort...best one ive used

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Work just gets in the way.



01/6/2009 at 6:01pm
 Location: The Love Shack
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Got to be AeroBeds,we sleep better on them when we are camping than the bed we have at home.
If you have a problem,they have excellent customer service.
Not the cheapest,but imo the best.

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