Walmart’s Description Of This Air Mattress Is A Little Off

mattressStandard mattress sizes are confusing and hard to remember. Do you know the size in inches of a queen-size bed off the top of your head? Adrienne doesn’t, but she did notice that this air mattress at Walmart is doll-sized, not human-sized.

Don’t get us wrong. Scale models of camping equipment like tents are super-useful in a retail environment. However, there’s no context other than “Barbie camping trip” in which this product makes sense as described.

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Here are those dimensions, in case you’re reading this on a phone:

Length: 14.5″
Width: 11.8″
Height: 4.7″
Weight: 9.55 lbs.

Uh huh. “So, the bed is only slightly bigger than 1ft x 1ft,” Adrienne noted in her e-mail to Consumerist. “Even if they messed up the difference between feet and inches it still doesn’t make sense.” Nope. She compared it to Fuzzy Math, which we mostly spot at Target.

One reviewer on Walmart’s site notes that the size isn’t as described, but not in the way you’d think: it’s more like a full-size bed than a queen. At least a human fits on it, though?

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  1. BrainDamage says:

    Even the “Barbie camping trip” context wouldn’t make sense because it weighs ALMOST TEN POUNDS. Is it preinflated with BBs?

  2. StevenB says:

    Its Walmart….is anyone surprised? LOL

  3. OrionBFury says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that when they measured the mattress, they forgot to take it out of the box, since those numbers do sound right for that.