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Vango AirHead Review


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Want to make your bed in the tent more like home? Then check out the Vango AirHead inflatable mattress.

Air beds are still a very popular choice for camping, especially in the warmer summer months (they can get a little cold in winter and spring).

Vango sent us over their new AirHead air bed to have a look at, so we’ve taken it on some camping trips to test it out.

What is the Vango AirHead

The Vango AirHead is a large inflatable air bed that contains a headboard. Hence the name ‘air head’.

This is a large air bed, that is flock-lined (so it feels soft to the touch).

Vango AirHead

The box and folded Vango AirHead airbed.

In the box, you’ll also find a repair patch. It looks like a white square of paper, so don’t throw it out.

Is it worth having the headboard?

With the added headboard, you do need a tent bedroom big enough for it.

For example, we first tried it out in the Vango Ravello 500 tent, and with the inflated headboard, it was a bit of a squeeze in the Ravello’s double bedroom.

However, if you do have room in your tent, and you like sitting up in bed to read, for example, then yes, the headboard is great.

It doesn’t sag or flop when you lean against it.

Vango AirHead

The Vango AirHead is a large airbed.

Keeping it inflated

We had no problems inflating it, deflating it, or it keeping it inflated.

When we took it out early in the season and the nights were still cold, it did get softer in the evening. This is expected of all air beds as the air cools.

If you do top it up with air, you must remember to let some out in the day time, especially if it is warm, as the expanding air could rupture airbeds.

Laying on the Vango AirHead inflatable mattress.


If you have enough space in your tent and you like air beds, then the Vango Airhead is a great option.

The inflatable headboard works well and makes it possible to sit up in bed when you’re in the tent.

All you need to do is pitch your tent and take in the view while sitting in your bed 😉

Looking out of the Vango Ravello tent

Looking out of the Vango Ravello tent while laying on the AirHead bed.

Thanks, Credits, & Disclaimers: Many thanks to Vango for supplying us with the Vango Airhead. All photos and opinions are our own.

8.2Expert Score
We really like the Vango Airhead. If you have space in your tent and you like airbeds, then the Airhead could be for you.
Value for Money
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  • The Vango Airhead is a big airbed and the inflatable headboard works well for sitting up in bed at the campsite.
  • Being big is also a bad point. You'll need to have space in your tent's bedroom.

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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