Imagine having your family or friends over and you want to give them a nice sleep… Here is your solution – A folding bed (or a rollaway bed) makes a perfect guest bed.

A high-quality folding bed has a memory foam mattress and a sturdy frame that guarantees a good rest.

It’s compact, foldable, and easy to roll away into your wardrobe or hide under your bed – saves space!

The NUM buying guide for the best folding bed

Yes, it’s my NUM buying guide again.

I mentioned it in the previous post about best futon mattresses. But it is also applicable here.

N – Needs

Think about your needs for a second.

Do you want a comfortable bed for your guests who might have back pain problems?

If you want a comfortable rollaway bed, buy one with a thicker memory foam mattress and a sturdy metal frame.

Or do you want a cheap and very lightweight fold up bed for travelling so that you don’t sleep with ground bugs?

Lightweight folding beds often come with trade-offs such as comfort and spinal alignment. This is because of their thin mattresses and trampoline springs.

U – Usage Frequency

If you want to sleep on the folding bed frequently, buy a high quality one with thicker mattress and a sturdy metal frame.

It helps with spinal alignment and pressure-point relief.

For light weight roll away beds, I don’t recommend frequent usage.

If just for one or two nights, it’s okay to sleep on them. However, the trampoline spring most likely does not give you the support that your body needs, unless it’s very firm and sturdy.

If the trampoline sags in the middle, that would suck for your spine posture.

M – Measurements

Consider your body length and weight. A thicker mattress and sturdier frame will be able to carry more weight.

If you want a bed for your little kid, a thinner mattress and trampoline spring are fine as long as it can support your kid’s weight.

If you are not sure which folding bed is good for your measurements, read the description of each product below.

Amazon customers have revealed their heights and weights to help people like us find the right fit.

Here we go!

1. (Best design & versatile) Vonanda Folding Bed Chair with Pillow

Folding bed chair

Summary

This folding bed is the best for its brilliant convertible design. It can be an ottoman or a sofa chair, which is perfect for your living room. All for the aesthetics!

If your guest wants to sleep over, you can easily turn this fold up bed chair into a bed or a lounger.

Not to mention the generous trial and warranty. And it is shipped by Amazon – fast shipping and free returns!

Pros

  • Convertible into 4 pieces of furniture: bed, lounger, ottoman, sofa chair
  • Aesthetic
  • No assembly
  • Support up to 440 lbs
  • 180-day free trial
  • 3 year warranty
  • Shipped by Amazon – fast shipping and free return

Cons

  • Is an investment

Features

  • Includes the folding bed chair and a pillow
  • Strong and sturdy metal frame. Support up to 440 lbs
  • Hard cushion
  • Assembly: None
  • Specifications
    • Ottoman: 27″ * 37″ * 17″ (L×W×H)
    • Sofa: 47″ * 37″ * 32″ (L×W×H)
    • Bed: 74″ * 37″ * 17″ (L×W×H)
    • Weight: 71 lbs
  • 4 positions: bed, lounger, ottoman, sofa chair
  • Backrest can adjust to 5 angles
  • The corner cover fabric can attach to the metal frame by magnet – makes it pretty
  • 180-day free trial
  • 3-year warranty
  • Shipped by Amazon –> free return

The customer service of this foldable bed is great. 180-night free trial and 3-year warranty keeps you worry-free.

Plus, it is shipped by Amazon, which equals fast shipping and free return.

The whole sleeper chair looks sleek and neat thanks to the fabric that sticks to the frame by magnet.


2. (Best of the Best) Milliard Diplomat Folding Bed Mattress

rollaway bed

Summary

This folding bed is the best of the best considering sturdiness, comfort, and price. It is very comfortable, providing contouring support and can evidently support an adult that is 320lbs and 6″3 tall.

It is also double-packaged to make sure it comes to your hand undamaged.

Pros

  • Great packaging to avoid damage during transit
  • Sturdy and comfortable, even for 300+ lb and 6″3 tall customer
  • Adjustable buckle for locking folded bed, meaning you can use your own mattress with different thickness
  • 4.6 out 5 stars, nearly 900 ratings on Amazon

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not as portable as

Features

  • Double-boxed and bagged packaging to protect the item during transit
  • Strong metal frame, no sagging
  • Mattress: 1-inch memory foam + 4-inch foam base (2.5 density rating for soft contouring support)
  • Cover: Soft polyester, removable, washable, Fireproof fibreglass protection non-slip bottom
  • Specifications for Twin size: L 75” x W 38” x H 17”
  • Weight: 57lbs
  • Folded thickness: 14″
  • Easy transportation: 360° wheels. When stationary, 2 wheels lock in place
  • Buckle: adjustable –> can change mattress or add mattress toppers
  • Assembly time: 5 minutes, just the wheels and the ends. Tools and instruction with pictures included
  • 4.6 out 5 stars, 895 ratings on Amazon
  • High-quality steel tubing
  • Double reinforcements
  • Stabilizing legs

This folding bed is truly sturdy, as advertised. Some customer reviews say they are 320lbs and 6″3′ and sleep on the folding bed comfortably.

You won’t feel the bars of the frame under the 5-inch mattress at all.

One benefit of the metal frame is that it provides support and keep your spine straight when sleeping.

Meanwhile, the trampoline string frame of some thinner and cheaper folding beds tend to sag in the middle, making your back or your waist curve in an awkward way.


3. (Best for environment and customer service) Inofia Folding, Rollaway Bed

fold up bed

Summary

This rollaway bed really keeps customers and the environment in mind. It uses eco-friendly paint for the frame and bamboo cover for the mattress.

Best features are the 5-year limited warranty and a 100-night trial. Customer support will also respond to you within 24 hours.

It is also very comfortable with a thicker memory foam layer, relieving pressure points.

Pros

  • Good customer service
    • 5-year limited warranty
    • 100-night trial
    • Fast response (within 24 hours)
  • Comfortable
    • Generally thicker memory foam – 1.5 inch compared to 1 inch of most other folding-bed mattresses
    • Sturdy metal frame
  • No sleep hot – thanks to the breathable & heat-dissipating mattress mesh sides
  • Environmentally conscious – eco-friendly paint and bamboo mattress cover

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Heavy, not as portable

Features

  • Strong metal frame, no sagging
  • Mattress: 1.5-inch memory foam + 3.5-inch foam base. Provides contouring support that relieves pressure points
  • Specifications for Twin size: L 75” x W 38” x H 16.5” & 55lbs
  • Folded dimension: 44″ x 38″ x 13.5″
  • Easy transportation: 360° wheels. When stationary, 2 wheels lock in place
  • Cover: bamboo, removable and washable
  • Assembly time: 5 minutes
  • 100-night trial

4. Smile Back Folding Bed Rollaway Bed Twin Size

roll away beds

Summary

This folding bed is a mix of the first 2 beds, featuring the 1.5″ memory foam and adjustable buckle to allow you to use your own mattress or add a mattress topper.

It will give you a good sleep by providing contouring support.

The outstanding point is the mattress is CertiPur US certified.

Pros

  • Comfortable
    • Generally thicker memory foam – 1.5 inch compared to 1 inch of most other folding-bed mattresses
    • Sturdy metal frame
  • Mattress CertiPur US certified
  • Good customer support
  • Adjustable buckle, meaning you can use your own mattress with different thickness

Cons

  • Heavy, not as portable

Features

  • Strong metal frame, no sagging
  • Mattress: 1.5-inch memory foam + 3.5-inch foam base, CertiPUR US certified
  • Specifications for Twin size: L 75” x W 38” x H 12″
  • Weight: 55lbs
  • Folded thickness: 14″
  • Easy transportation: 360° wheels. When stationary, 2 wheels lock in place
  • Cover: removable and washable
  • Assembly time: 5 minutes
  • Adjustable buckle, meaning you can use your own mattress with different thickness

The seller advises that this bed can hold 220lbs. However, a customer reviewed that they are 280lbs and 6″ tall and sleep on it comfortably.

The customer support is great. A customer received a damaged frame and complained. The company immediately sent out another bed frame.


5. (Most portable) SpaceMaster iBED Cot Size Hideaway Folding Bed with 2 Inch Foam Mattress

folding bed walmart

Summary

This folding bed is the most portable. Very light weight and compact. It is perfect for a camping trip where you don’t need to sleep on the ground with bugs.

At home, it can hide away under your bed or takes up little space in your wardrobe.

Pros

  • Very compact, folded to 5″ thick
  • Lightweight, portable
  • No assembly

Cons

  • Trampoline spring may sag

Features

  • Trampoline spring frame
  • Steel bed frame
  • Mattress: 1.5-inch memory foam + 3.5-inch foam base, CertiPUR US certified
  • Specifications for Twin size: L 74.5” x W 31.5” x H 17” & 26lbs
  • Folded dimension: 31.5″ x 38″ x 5″
  • Assembly: None
  • Weight capacity: 350lbs
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars, 556 ratings

The seller advises that the bed can hold up to 350lbs. I have a little doubt for this claim because the frame does not seem that sturdy.

But at least, a customer who is around 6″ tall and medium build could use this just fine.


6. (Best for kids) LUCID Rollaway Folding Guest Bed with 4 Inch Memory Foam Mattress

folding beds amazon

Summary

This folding bed has an outstanding 10-year warranty. Its mattress is CertiPur US certified and uses bamboo cover.

It is the best option for your kids considering the safe materials and cheaper price.

Pros

  • Provides contouring support thanks to the memory foam layer
  • 10 year warranty
  • CertiPur US certified mattress
  • Rayon from bamboo cover

Cons

  • Thinner mattress than the first 3 folding beds mentioned above
  • Trampoline spring frame may sag

Features

  • Trampoline spring frame
  • Mattress: 1-inch memory foam + 3-inch foam base, CertiPUR US certified
  • Specifications for Cot size: L 73” x W 31” x H 15” & 40lbs
  • Folded dimension: 48″ x 34″ x 12″
  • Easy transportation: 360° wheels. When stationary, 2 wheels lock in place
  • Available in size Cot to Twin XL
  • Assembly: 5 minutes
  • Weight capacity: 350lbs
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars, 720 ratings

A customer who is 6″ tall and 205lbs has slept on this bed comfortably.

Conclusion

The Vonanda folding bed chair (the 1st one) is the go-to if you care for the design of your living room. It is also very sturdy and lasts long.

The Milliard folding bed (the 1st in this article) is the best of the best in my opinion. It serves every purpose of a rollaway bed – saves space, provides comfort, gives you some flexibility with mattress, and sturdy. Additionally, it won’t cost you a fortune.

If you’re very environmentally conscious, go for the Inofia foldable bed.

The Lucid fold up bed makes the perfect bed for your kid.

Going camping? Consider the SpaceMaster iBed.


Comment below if you have suggestions for folding beds to help other readers!


FAQ about folding bed

Can I make my folding bed more comfortable?

Yes you can, just put a mattress topper on it. This pro tip can be used for futons or cheap mattresses too.

A mattress topper can be as cheap as $20 but will add an extra layer of softness to your rollaway bed.

A higher quality topper can give more support, which is good for back problems.

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