Deflate This Inflatable Air Mattress and Store it Inside the Hand Pump

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As I'm getting on a bit, I'm finding my creaky back needing the (relative) comfort of an air mattress when we go camping. Only trouble is, carting around that bulky pump as well as the mattress. Here's a nifty solution:

The Aerobed Pakmat, which squeezes the deflated air mattress inside the pump.

Looks like visual trickery, right? Apparently the air pump has enough room inside it to store a deflated air mattress, not only minimizing luggage but also protecting it from anything that might poke holes in it and ruin your camping trip—like forks. Always keep your forks in separate sections of your rucksack, folks.


According to its website, the single mattress is inflated after a minute of hand-pumping, and weighs just 5lbs altogether.

It's pretty pricey for a single mattress, and I'd rather something powered that does the inflating for you—but beggars can't be choosers. It'd make a brilliant bed for my aching back. [Aerobed via InventorSpot via OhGizmo]

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This is how I see using this thing is going to go. Buy it. Remove from package. Remove mattress from pump. Unroll mattress. Inflate mattress. Sleep. Deflate mattress. Roll up mattress. Insert mattress into pum... I said insert mattress int... crap, how does this go? Unroll mattress, make sure all air is out, re-roll mattress... re-inser... FUCK! why won't it go back in? Begin making deals with God. Unroll, put mouth on hole and suck like you're a $500 dollar hooker in Vietnam (most will do it for $20), while trying to keep mattress as deflated as possible while closing air cap, begin rolling with vigor... re-insert into.... MOTHER FUCKING CUNT OF A WHORE INSIDE OF A FLEA'S SCROTUM... JUST GO IN!!!!

Use spare rubber band to hold rolled up mattress together, putting it, and the pump separately into your bag.