We've tried a half a dozen different air mattresses over the years -- built-in pump and separate pump, 9 inches high to 22 inches high, with pillow and without. However, our last three mattresses have been this Intex model. We use it in the house (not camping) as an extra bed. Having the built in pump is just a convenience as we also have a separate pump. But it seems to me that the built in pump inflates the mattress faster and of course you don't have to hold the pump in place as with the handheld. I like the pillow feature, but once again, it's just a convenience, gives you a little height. I like the 22 inch height, makes it easier to jump out of bed than the 9 inch and even the 18 inch. The flocked top side is nice to grip the sheets so they don't slide off the bed. It's a comfortable size, the queen sheets fit snugly. Even with two medium adults using the mattress every day, the mattress lasts 6-9 months before it eventually springs a leak. For the money, this seems like a good value to me.
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