An inflatable lounger—also known as an air hammock or inflatable sofa—is such a simple idea, it’s hard to understand why it wasn’t invented sooner. But in the summer of 2016, inflatable outdoor loungers went viral on the internet and started showing up at the beach, campground, and in backyards around the world.
Its origin story is sketchy (and disputed) but the air hammock’s design is simple. It’s basically a large nylon tube that you fill with air like a windsock. Then you seal the end of the tube and you’ve got a comfortable cushion that can hold from one to three people. (Although each model varies.) Check out the video below to see how it’s done.
When you’re done lounging, the air hammock easily deflates and rolls up into a small backpack that weighs around three pounds. No air pump needed. And no straps, ropes, or complicated knots like traditional hammocks.
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7 Fun Places To Use Your Inflatable Lounger
- Camping – Ever stargazed while laying on a cloud? There’s nothing quite as comfortable is watching a night sky from the comfort of an inflatable lounger. Among the many other uses while camping are lazily floating on a lake with a cold drink in hand, hiking, eating your favorite campfire foods, or even sitting by a warm campfire (be careful not to get too close)
- Cabins – Ever have a few more cabin guests than you expect show up? Inflatable loungers make a great alternative to sleeping on a cold, hard floor.
- Hiking – Most inflatable air loungers deflate and fit into a convenient and easy to carry travel bag. Clip the bag to your backpack and you’ve got a soft, comfortable spot to rest your feet, or just take in a sunset.
- The Beach – The lounger is really at home in a beach or lake setting, because there are SO many things you can use them for. You can quickly inflate your air lounger and use it as a sofa, a beach chair, or a foot rest. They’re also great for doing a bit of floating and sunbathing.
- The Water – While I wouldn’t suggest using an air lounger to navigate a ragging rapids, they are a perfectly amusing floating device. I suggest kicking back and sipping your favorite cold beverage while you float with the gentle waves of your favorite beach, lake, or reservoir.
- Picnics – Forget those butt numbing picnic tables at the park. Enjoy your next meal in the park or family reunion in style.
- Music Festivals – In close quarters camping chairs can be rather cumbersome to carry, and that’s only one of the reason why air loungers are becoming more and more common at outdoor festivals. They are also WAY more comfortable, so on day 3 of your 4 day festival, you’ll be thanking your lucky starts that you made the comfortable choice. Grab one for your next summer music festival and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a comfy place to relax on your next camping trip or beach day, here are the 10 best inflatable loungers.
Unlike earlier product designs, the WEKAPO lounger comes with a built-in pillow-shaped headrest. If you plan on a extra-long nap (or using it for a camp bed under the stars), your neck will appreciate the extra support.
- ✔ EASY INFLATION-No pump required. Just whisk it through the air to inflate. The little trick is that you need to trap air by closing the sleeve opening before the end of each movement, and keep the mouth closed until you begin the next movement.
- ✔ UNIQUE PILLOW SHAPED HEADREST DESIGN- WEKAPO air lounger has patented pillow shaped headrest design that gives your upper back and neck comfortable support when you need relaxation most.
- ✔ ANTI-DEFLATION TECHNOLOGY-Our unique patented design together with years of experience of making inflated products make sure that once WEKAPO air lounge is inflated, it will stay inflated for at least 5-6 hours for our dear customers to enjoy.
- ✔ CARRY BAG, STAKE & OPENER – This lazy lounge also comes with a carry bag to let you store and carry the air sofa conveniently, a stake that can be used with built in security loop to firmly secure the blow up couch in position such that it stays in place even on a windy day, and a BOTTLE OPENER to help you chill anywhere, anytime.
- ✔ 100% RISK-FREE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We also offer you 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee to let you buy with confidence; no questions asked. However, we are quite sure that you will be super impressed with this wind bed.
No standard-issue camping colors here, this model comes in 12 eye-popping patterns and colors—from a ’90s-style geometric print to hot pink and orange.
This model is set up for long-term lounging with mesh side pockets and an elastic strap to keep track of your cold drink.
- 🌈 EASY TO INFLATE DESIGN. No pump required for our ORSEN Inflatable Lounge. Just a few scoops of air and this inflatable lounger is ready to hangout in. Use it as a pool float or outdoor chair and replace that cumbersome camping hammock, picnic blanket, blowup sofa or air bed. Folding to 12"x 8"x 4"and fitting in its own carrying bag with shoulder strap, this ORSEN air sofa couch is ready to be taken anywhere with you.
- 🌈 ANTI-DEFLATION TECHNOLOGY. Our camping air couch retains air twice as long as other air couch. It will stay inflated for at least 5-6 hours. Our inflatable sofa is made with superb craftsmanship and high-quality Ripstop fabric that is lightweight, comfortable and strong enough to support 400lbs.
- 🌈 UNIQUE HEADREST DESIGN. Our Unique Ergonomic Neck Pillow headrest of air lounger allows you to relax with maximum comfort. With its hyper portable design, its versatility makes it one of the ideal camper accessories for your vacation, RV or boat. Its the best camping accessories.
- 🌈 SUPER VERSATILE DESIGN. Enhances all the awesome places that you might find yourself. Our beach air sofa has 2 large mesh pockets on one side to store magazines, glasses or iPad and the other side has an elastic strap for your ice cold beer; All important things are within arm’s reach.
- 🌈 100% RISK-FREE SATISFACTION UNDERTAKING. We also offer you 100% risk-free satisfaction undertaking to let you buy with confidence.NO RISK, LIFETIME undertaking with it. If you have any questions about inflation, please feel free to contact us. Our professional customer service will guide you.
If you want a friend to join you but still want your own space, Mockins offers a two-pack of its durable lounger.
- 🌞 Our new and improved design was made to hold the optimal amount of air for longer lasting inflation. The inflatable bed is made from strong and durable waterproof polyester (210T) which is lightweight and has an anti tear feature. - 450 lbs weight capacity. The lounge sofa is designed with 3 pockets for your cell phone , water bottle and favorite magazine .
- 🌞 Easy to Use - Nevlers Inflatable outdoor lounge chairs do not require an air pump. Simply open it up against the wind and whisk it through the air to fill the lounger. You may need to do this 3-4 times. Then roll the edges in , buckle and you're all set! Also included is a peg to help keep the lounger in place. Once inflated the blow up lounger can be used as beach chairs , lawn chair , camping chair and can even replace the typical bean bag chair .
- 🌞Created for convenience, more spacious and extra comfortable blow up beach chair . The compact storage makes this part of your vacation essentials. Whether you adding it to your camping gear , pool toys , camper accessories , beach accessories , festival accessories , camping supplies the small and light bag will fit right in.
- 🌞 This is the perfect item to bring to your favorite music festival or your next pool party. The air lounger is a quick and fun way to add outdoor seating and pool chairs . It is also great for an adult beach lounge chair as well as kids beach chair and portable outdoor couch.
- ✅ 1 Year Limited Warranty - If you have any product questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us so we can try to provide you with the best resolution and peace of mind!
One drawback to an air hammock’s lightweight design is that it can easily blow away. AlphaBeing’s lounger comes with an insurance policy—a stake that’ll make sure your lounger stays put. Also includes mesh pockets, elastic strap, and bonus bottle opener.
- Easy Inflation Design -- No pump required for AlphaBeing air lounger. Just a few scoops of air and this inflatable lounger is ready to hangout in. This is a must-have for any BBQ, Pool Party, Beach, Hike, Concert, or Camping Trip. Folding to 12"x 8"x 4"and fitting in its own carrying bag with shoulder strap, this air sofa is ready to be taken anywhere with you.
- Anti-Deflation Technology -- Love the idea of an inflatable couch but hate the idea of constantly needing to fill it up? Thanks to our anti-deflation technology, our air chair retains air twice as long as other Inflatable Loungers for an experience that is amazing! Our lounger is made with superb craftsmanship and high-quality Ripstop fabric that is lightweight, comfortable and strong enough to support 650lbs!
- Unique Headrest Design -- Our Unique Ergonomic Neck Pillow headrest allows you to relax with maximum comfort. Just throw it in the back of your car then blow it up at the beach, parks, camping, hiking, traveling, music festivals and any other outdoor adventures. Feeling lazy? Just chill in your backyard with our air hammock.
- Pockets, Beer Opener & Secure Stakes -- Our inflatable couch has 2 large mesh pockets on one side to store magazines, glasses or iPad and the other side has an elastic strap for your ice cold beer; All important things are within arm’s reach. AlphaBeing Camp Chair even includes a beer opener to help you chill when you hangout with your friends and a securing stake to hold the inflatable couch firmly in place on a windy day.
- 100% Risk-Free Warranty -- At AlphaBeing, our mission is to be Amazon's most customer-centric brand. So we stand firmly behind our product quality and service. If you are not 100% happy with the blowup couch for any reason, simply write us and we will Refund or Replace your Purchase. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Like many loungers on this list, Legit Camping’s model comes with a carrying bag that makes it easy to take your lounger wherever you want to go. Available in 8 bright colors.
If you’re looking for a lounger that’s unlikely to tear, Anglink’s lounger is made with a double layer of fabric. Amazingly, it’s also guaranteed to hold air for seven days—that’s a long nap.
Whether you’re looking for a camp-ready lounger or a comfy pool float, FancyOut’s lounger has got you covered. When it’s time to put it away, it rolls up into a convenient 2.5-lb. package.
This durable lounger comes with the claim that it can hold up to 400 pounds while still retaining its air.
- INFLATION EASY Convenient design, no pump required, whisking the air into the sofa or swing to catch the air for saving your strength. Great for the outdoor survival trip without extra unnecessary item.
- UNIQUE PILLOW DESIGN It is not a flat sofa. Features with a unique pillow shaped, even you are travelling outdoor or sleeping in your yard, you will also need to a comfort soft condition to help you relax. With our air sofa, you can do that at anytime anywhere.
- EXCELLENT WEIGHT BEARING Ultra durable 210T prevent tearing nylon material, Easily support around 260lb heavy body, equivalent to 2 girls and 1 strong musclar man.
- LONG LASTING INFLATION No air leaking design with double layer fabric, long lasting inflation for around 5 6 hours. Offering you the most comfortable using experience.
- COMPACT USEFUL Package included carry bag and stake, no need to worry about windy day and you can also enjoy the the wind brings you the cool. Additionally with the carry bag, you can fold it and take it everywhere you want to be.
The Ludtom inflatable lounge chair has 2 large pockets that are perfect for storing things like your phone, books, wallet or iPad, and also has an elastic strap that allows you to secure water or beer bottles (stay hydrated my friends).
- 【ANTI-LEAKAGE TECHNOLOGY】 - Our Inflatable lounger is made from Military-grade rip-stop nylon which is not only coated, but the threads are also in a lattice pattern to ensure air leakages won't take place. The sturdy double-layered material with superb craftsmanship could bear 2 or 3 people's weight.
- 【UNIQUE COMFORTABLE HEADREST DESIGN】- Has your neck ever felt painful or uncomfortable when you are lying on the traditional air lounger for a long time? ludtom inflatable lounger air sofa gives your upper back and neck excellent support, you will enjoy the relaxing time on this ultra-comfortable inflatable air lounger.
- 【FAST INFLATION DESIGN】- No pump required, just whisk it through the air to inflate. Comparing to other traditional air loungers which are inflated with a pump or blew up by mouth, our lazy lounger is easy to inflate. Open the carry bag and run several steps against the wind and swing the bag to scoop the air into it, and keep the mouth closed.
- 【MESH POCKETS, CARRY BAG & ACCESSORIES】- Our inflatable lounge chair has 2 large and spacious pockets that are perfect for storing things like your magazines, wallet or iPad to keep all your important things within arm's reach, and also has an elastic strap for water or beer bottles. A secure metal stake to keep your blow up couch firmly in place, 2 patches and a carry bag also included.
- 【24 HOURS ONLINE】- Whether it's indoors or outdoors, the inflatable lounger will be the best companion. A trusted brand, LUDTOM. If you have any questions about our inflatable couch, please feel free to contact us.