Now that schools are back in session, sleepovers are back on the calendar, and backyard camping
is suddenly in vogue, it's time to take a headcount of the gear necessary to accommodate all the cheerleaders, best friends, scout troops, and the like, for Friday night sleepovers. You'll probably conclude that you're coming up short.
Enter the folding bed
-- easy to operate, portable, and small enough to conceal in an inconspicuous location. For indoor or outdoor use, you would find this Cabela's Folding Air Bed
very useful. It sets up in few seconds, and is complete with a queen mattress and an air pump for easy inflating. The steel frame will hold a 250 pound adult; the frame, mattress, and pump weigh in at a measly 25 pounds and fit nicely in the supplied carry bag.
If you need a folding bed
in a twin size, consider this Rollaway Folding Portable Bed
. This model is lightweight (at 25 pounds) and easy to move around, with its 4 caster wheels. The 4' thick mattress sits atop a 1" steel tube frame.
Another version of the very popular rollaway
; the Linon Home Decor Folding Bed
-- it features a memory foam mattress that you place over the removable wooden slats on the frame; the whole thing reduces in size to allow you to move it into a walk-in closet or vacant spot in your garage or porch.
If you're a futon
fanatic, there's a folding bed
for you. This Folding Foam Bed
is a tri-fold and the foam is made with soy products to replace the petroleum constituent in the foam. It sports a hand-sewn fabric that is fire-resistant and forms a barrier around the foam. The polyester futon cover is washable. Good stuff, all.
If you're in the market for a folding bed
that's a little bit more permanent, check out this Omega Folding Bed
. It has the usual casters for easy mobility and storage, but it also features a built-in headboard. There are conveniently located brackets at the sides and foot to ensure that the mattress doesn't move around, and the steel frame nicely supports a twin mattress.
-- extra sleeping capacity for family and friends.
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