Camping cots buying guide and which one is best
Camping cots are a great choice for getting a comfortable and good night’s sleep when you are out camping. Though there is the option of a regular sleeping mat and sleeping bag or even a camping mattress, if you really want home like comfort then you need to go in for a camping cot.
A big perceived disadvantage of camping cots is that they cannot be hauled with you when you go hiking with a backpack, but that is not totally correct as some of the compact camping cots like the KingCamp Compact Cot only weigh 4.4 lbs and has a packed size of just 14 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches.
Here is a photo of the KingCamp Compact Cot all packed up.
When it opens out it can support up to 265 pounds of weight, which is suitable for most people, and extends to 75 inches which is 6 feet and 3 inches.
Here is a photo of the KingCamp Compact cot opened up.
Another great option in the lightweight camping beds category is the Desert Walker, that weighs only 3 pounds and supports an amazing 440 lb. Here is a picture of the ultralight Desert Walker camping cot, also showing its folded and packed size which is merely 19.6 inches x 4 inches.
Camping cots buying guide
Today the variety and types of camping cots is quite diverse. You get large double bed size camping cots and extremely light compact cots too. Usually the camping cots have a metal from and either a fabric or spring coil sleeping base. Some of them have rip resistant fabric, and some have additional features like extra storage and an add on table or chair.
Weight of the cot
The first thing you need to decide is how much weight you are willing to look at in your camping cot. If you are going backpacking and plan to carry it, then an ultralight compact cot is the only option. The other camping cots which area heavier are best for camping sites and camping trips where you can drive right up to the tent you will be sleeping in.
Frame of camping cots
Camping cots usually have a metal frame which gives it shape and creates the base of the sleeping surface. The frame is either made of steel or aluminium. Aluminium frames are lighter, while steel frames are stronger but heavier.
Material of the sleeping surface
The material which forms the cover over the frame is either cotton or polyester or nylon. Cotton is stronger but difficult to keep clean. Try to choose fabric that is rip resistant and water resistant too.
Setting up of the cot
The ease of setting up a camping cot is also a point to consider. There are many camping cots merely need to be unfolded and the legs opened into place, but the more compact ones need to be set up with things like threading metal rods into the piping of the cloth etc.
How much weight can the cot support
The weight capacity of the camping cot is an important consideration. If the person who will be sleeping on it is heavier, then look for a camping cot with those specifications. Camping cots support weights ranging from 250 lbs to 600 lb for the double bed sized cots. A heavier person will actually find it much more comfortable to sleep on a camping cot as their body will not bear down on the ground anywhere.
Camping cots are safer and more comfortable than sleeping on the ground
When you sleep on a camping cot, you have a much more comfortable experience as at no point does your body touch the ground. It protects from the heat pulling property of the ground in colder camp sites, it keeps you safe from any insects that may come into the tent, and you can layer a sleeping mat and a sleeping bag on top to make it even more comfortable. Many of these camping cots are also used as back up bed back at home, so you can be sure that they will be comfortable.
10 Best Camping Cots to buy today
To bring you a very wide and updated choice of camping cots, out list of the Top 10 Bestsellers gets updated nearly every day. These 10 camping cots represent eh current highest selling models in the market today.
It will be a very good idea to have a good look at each one of them and if you see a camping cot that meets your needs and specs, you can be sure that it is a tested, tried and reliable choice.
- Military-style camping cot
- Pockets keep your gear within reach
- Durable steel frame and heavy-duty polyester fabric can support up to 300 pounds
- Compact, foldable design for easy transport. Strong folding steel X-frame
- Measures 75 x 30 x 17 inches when unfolded; can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 2 inches tall
- Comfortable, supportive design
- Easy-to-assemble design folds compactly
- Durable, dual-cross-bar steel frame
- Heavy-duty polyester fabric
- Unfolded Dimensions: 75 in. x 35 in. x 17 in.
- ComfortSmart coil suspension offers a bed-like feel
- Comfortable covered foam mattress pad
- Strong folding steel frame
- Supports up to 300 pounds. Dimensions- 80 x 30 x 15 inches
- Designed for people up to 6 ft. 6 in. tall
- Portable queen air mattress and cot ideal for camping and guests
- Mattress features ComfortStrong coil construction for support and comfort
- AirTight system prevents mattress from leaking
- Sturdy steel cot supports up to 600 pounds; can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 2 inches in height
- Includes a 4D battery-operated pump
- Versatile design to sleep indoors or outdoors
- Airbed and cot for elevated sleeping support
- Cot and airbed separate for double the sleeping space
- Durable steel frame supports up to 600 lbs.
- Two side tables with cup holders keep drinks and other personal items
- Adjustable camping cot offers an ideal place for sitting, reclining, and sleeping
- Removable side table with drink holder provides space for snacks and personal items
- Durable steel frame can support up to 300 pounds; can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 6 inches tall
- Foldable design fits in most car trunks; carrying bag for easy transport
- Measures 80 x 44 x 17 inches when unfolded
- 【STURDY & DURABLE】New and unique elongated circular design for improved strength. The design supports greater weight than the standard round tube. The diameter of the elongated circular tube is 0.97IN.
- 【 HIGH QUALITY】Breathable 600D double layer oxford polyester with PVC coating. The frame is covered by sleeves for reduced creaking to provide a quieter sleep. Strong enough to allow you to sleep comfortably either on your back or on your side. A storage pouch attached to the side of the the portable cot can hold several items.
- 【EASY TO SETUP】 No assembly required. This easy foldable camping cot only takes you 10 Seconds to set up or fold up. (cot open Size:75''x28''x15''/190x71x38cm and Folded Dimension: 9''x6.7''x41.3''/23x17x38cm). Extra wide 28IN. Weight: 16.5LBS. supports up to 250 lbs.
- 【MUTLI-USE】 This wide camping cots for tall adults perfect for camping, hunting outdoors or for a variety of purposes such as overnight guests or for having a rest at the office. This sleeping cot is a must-have for everyday life.
- 【GUARANTEE】REDCAMP offers a 365-day limited manufacturer warranty. Your 100% satisfaction has always been our top priority. That's why all our products are backed by unconditional 365-day manufacturer warranty.
- THE PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP UNDER THE STARS - Deluxe Camping Cot Provides Unparalleled Comfort & Support for Adults & Children; No Need for a Mattress Pad, Sheets or Pillows! Perfect for Camping, Backpacking, Beach, Backyard, Etc.
- LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE DESIGN - Weighing Just 13 Lbs, the Cot is Easy to Tote in the Matching Sturdy Nylon Carry Bag/Cover & Holds a Max Weight of 300 Pounds; Sleeps 1 Adult or 2 Small Children Similar to a Twin Size Bunk Bed or Lounger
- PREMIUM POLYESTER FABRIC - Soft, Breathable Material is Constructed in a Double Layer of 600D Polyester for Superior Strength, Water Resistance & Easy- Cleaning; Gentle Incline Promises No More Morning Back, Neck or Shoulder Ache!
- SUPER COMPACT CONVENIENCE - Strong, Durable Steel Tube Frame & Joints Fold Up in Seconds for Effortless Storage & Travel; Excellent Choice for Relaxing on Your Next Road Trip, at Home, the Pool, Lake, RV, Campsite, Patio, Deck, Tent or Cabin
- PADDED PILLOW & SIDE POCKET - Built-In Extras Include a Large Organizer Pocket for Storing Your Cell Phone, Keys, Water Bottle, Toys, Earplugs & More; Also Comes w/ Matching Pillow That Cradles the Neck & Head for Sleeping, Reading & More
- ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY IN OUTDOOR/ GOOD LEISURE TIME COMPANION IN ROOM.
- EASY-TO-INSTALL CAMPING COT AVOID DAMPNESS RELY ON ITS 6.7" HEIGHT AND WATERPROOF THINKEN NYLON CLOTH.
- USAGE SIZE FOR LIE DOWN AND REST: 74.8"X27.6"X6.7", PACKAGE SIZE IN STORAGE BAG: 15"X6.6", BUT ONLY 4.85LBS.
- MAXIMUM LOADING CAPACITY: 280LBS.
- RISK-FREE PURCHASE: WE OFFER A 120-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE WITH A 1-YEAR WARRANTY FOR ITEM DEFECTS. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! WE'LL MAKE SURE ALL CUSTOMERS WILL BE HAPPY WITH OUR CAMPING COTS! 🙂
- PIVOT ARM REVOLUTION: The pivot arm makes putting that last end bar in place quick and easy; No more wrestling with that fourth corner; Look for the pivot arm cot in the selector box
- STRONG AND STURDY: Reinforced steel S-leg assembly strengthens the cot and provides stability; Portable folding cot makes camp set up hassle free
- GET OFF THE GROUND: Take the comfort of a bed to the outdoors; Sleep free from rocks and other unlevel surfaces when you use this TETON Sports Cot; You deserve a good night's sleep when you're camping
- SIZE DOES MATTER: Larger than a twin bed and supports up to 600 pounds (272 kg) easily; Cot folds down for easy transport; Pack weight 26 pounds (11.8 kg)
- TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING customer service team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports
- GO ON AND ADVENTURE: Camp all 4 seasons with this heavy duty 600D Oxford canvas cot with strong steel legs and a lightweight aluminum frame.
- YOUR TOUGH, STURDY COMPANION: Measuring as long as a twin size mattress, this rugged 83 x 32 x 19" cot can hold up to 310 pounds when the weight is balanced evenly across the cot.
- PORTABLE: The cot folds down and fits inside a canvas storage bag. Sling the bag over your shoulder, bring it home and store it in your pickup or garage. This cot weighs 18 pounds.
- BONUS ORGANIZER ($15 VALUE): Keep your stuff nearby and handy. Whether it's your phone, toothbrush, wallet or bear spray, our organizer holds almost any handheld item you need at night. Bungee and velcro straps let you secure the bag into the cot.
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- Material: High strength steel tubes bracket, breathable Heavy-duty 600D double layer oxford fabric, moisture-proof and tear-proof, guarantees comfort and safety
- Size: Folded Dimension: 37.8" × 7.1" ×4.7"; Unfolded Dimension: 75.6''L x 25.2'' W x 17.7''H - large and wide enough for a big guy. Ultralight, heavy duty; Only 15.5 lbs, supports up to 300 lbs
- CRAFTWORK: Fine workmanship,Precise sewing and nice detail handling; Each product is handled by a worker who can be traced. Lightweight and Compactible Portable Bed For Your Next Outing
- Portable: Open in seconds, easy to fold and take away to anywhere immediately; Storage bag included, easy to transport and storage; folds up to fit inside most car trunks.
- Multi-Functional: Ideal to use as a camping bed, as leisure chair in courtyard, or as snap cot in office, and also a perfect temporary bed when guests visit your home.
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