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.
- Elevated comfort: Eliminates the discomfort of sleeping on rough or cold ground
- Built to last: Strong cross-bar steel frame
- Supports: Up to 300 pounds
- Max height: 6 feet 2 inch
- Dimensions: 73 x 35 x 17 inch
- Portable: Folds to fit in most car trunks
- 1-year limited warranty
- Sleeping pad: Thick foam offers superior support
- Built to last: Durable steel frame
- Supports: Up to 300 pounds
- Max height: 6 feet 6 inches
- Dimensions: 80 x 30 x 15 inch
- Portable: Folds to fit into most car trunks
- 1-year limited warranty
- 3-piece combo: Includes cot with side tables, air mattress, and battery-operated pump (4 D-cell batteries sold separately)
- Superior support: Air bed's coil construction contours to body for better support
- Leak-proof: Factory-tested to ensure air mattress stays firm all night
- Sewn-in cover: Keeps air mattress in place on cot
- 2 side tables: Pull-out design for easy storage includes cup holders
- Dimensions: 78 x 59 x 22 inch
- Strong steel frame: Supports up to 600 pounds
- Max height: 6 feet
- Carry bag: Included for easy storage
- Versatile design to sleep indoors or outdoors
- SIDE TABLE: Removable design with cup holder
- ROOMY DESIGN: Fits campers up to 6 ft. 6 in.; 80 x 32 in. for extra sleeping room
- DIMENSIONS: 80 x 44 x 17 in.
- BUILT TO LAST: Strong steel frame supports up to 300 lb.
- CARRY BAG: Included for easy storage
- 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
- Adjustable camping cot offers an ideal place for sitting, reclining, and sleeping
- 【HEAVY DUTY & STABLE】Unique square high strength 25mm steel tubes, triangle structure and concave-convex symmetry design. Weights 7.2kg/15.8lbs; supports up to 450 lbs.
- 【DURABLE & COMFORTABLE】Breathable 600D double layer oxford fabric. Sleep comfortable without pillow as the angle of the top flanges. Fits most people up to 6'8".
- 【EASY TO SETUP】Compact, incredibly quick and easy to set up(Unfolded Dimension: 190 x 67 x 35(cm)/74.8"* 26.4"*13.8") and fold down (Folded Dimension: 98 x 20(cm)/38.6'' * 7.9''). Setup video: https://bit.ly/2PM3qEG.
- 【PORTABLE】Fold up to fit inside most car trunks. Storage bag included for easy transport and store. Perfect for adults, children/kids, staff, campers, explorers, or unexpected house guest.
- 【WIDELY USED】Not only as camping, patio and pool furniture, but also in beauty salons and reflexology offices all across the world.
- DIMENSIONS: Open: 75L x 28W x 19.3H inches, Folded: 40H x 8.5D inches, Foot of Cot is 14.5 inches from the ground, Head of camp cot is 19.3 inches from ground, Weight: 16.1 lbs
- 3-In-1 SIDE POCKET: The side pocket of this high cot for camping has been improved so you can put more items at hand and use them more easily! Updated pocket size: 16.53 x 12.59 inches
- ELEVATED HEADREST & PILLOW: The elevated headrest on this cot is designed to give you a better rest and has a weight capacity of 450 lbs. The detachable headrest pillow has straps to keep it in place. The foam padding will also help you rest better
- ELASTIC STRAPS: The xl cot for camping features 2 elastic straps are included. One at top and one at the bottom to help secure pads or air mattresses
- STRONG FRAME & FABRIC: The sleeping cots for adult with unique oval tube frame is designed to fully support you and allow you to relax comfortably. The camping cots is made from a durable outdoor-quality 600D oxford polyester that easily wipes clean
- Ultralight and Compact: Weighs only 4.8 pound, and folds down to 16.9 x 5.5 inch stuff sack that can fit into your travel backpack. Ideal for camper, trekker, hiker, backpacker, adventurer.
- Simple Setup: Foldable aluminum shock-cord pole structure makes for easy assemble, within minutes you can finish the assembly process. Disassembly is also the same simple.
- Durable: With tent pole style aircraft-grade high strength aluminum legs and ripstop nylon fabric, it is sturdy enough to support up to 275 pounds. Wide feet do not damage what they rest on.
- Comfort: Cot size is optimal for most people, your arms can stay in the bed without crowded feeling. 5 heavy duty rods strongly support the cot make cot surface flat without sag. 10 anti-skid feet make the bed stable without wobbling. Off ground design keeps you away from hard and wet ground.
- Versatility: Convenient for overnight hiking, trekking, hunting, road trip, also ideal for indoor and office lunch break use. Throw off burden to light travel now!
- Heavy Duty & Stable: Unique Square High Strength 25mm Steel Tubes, innovative X Pattern. Our Square Steel Tube Wall have 0.5-1mm Thicker than Other market round Steel Tubes wall. So it Weight Capacity up to 450 Lbs. Cots Weights 7Kgs/15Lbs.
- Durable & Environmental Friendly: Breathable 1680D 3 Layers Oxford Fabric. Superior Strength, Water Resistance and Environmental Friendly Fabric to avoid Dampness reply on.
- Ergonomic Design: Curved Frame for Head Rest Position. No More Morning Back, Neck or Shoulder Ache! Side Pocket a Mesh Outer Pocket for Easy Visibility for Storing Your Cell Phone, Keys, Water Bottle etc.
- Easy To Setup: Compact, Incredibly Quick and Easy to Set up(Unfolded Dimension: 190 x 71 x 39cm/74.8 x 28 x 15.3in(LxBxH)) and Fold down (Folded Dimension: 100 x 28 x 16cm/39.3 x 11 x 6.3in(LxBxH)), Weight: 15Lbs/7Kgs.
- 1 Year: The Camping Cot offer customers 1 Year with professional customer service & technical support. If you are Satisfied with your purchase and services provided, please do spare some time to share with other customers. It will be much helpful !
- 🔥 【High Grade Material】High strength steel tubes bracket and triangle structure. Durable steel frame and 600D x 300D Oxford fabric can support up to 600 pounds
- ✍ 【Dimensions】Measures 74.8 x 26.4 x 13.8 inches when unfolded; can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 2 inches tall
- 🚗 【Lightweight and Portable】Weighing in at a little over 14 pounds, ALPHA CAMP camping cot is light enough to add to your pack to ensure great sleep wherever you are
- 🔧 【Easy Setup】Foldable aluminum shock-cord pole structure makes for easy assemble, within minutes you can finish the assembly process. Disassemble is also the same simple
- 🚩【Versatility】Convenient for overnight hiking, trekking, hunting, road trip, also ideal for indoor and office lunch break use. Throw off burden to light travel now!
- DURABLE & HEAVY DUTY - Constructed of anodized steel and durable 600D oxford fabric suspended by double bungee system, the weight capacity can up to 265 lbs.
- ERGONOMIC DESIGN & SIZE - Set size 74.8" x 23.2" x 13.3". This chair uses ergonomic design to reduce muscle tension and stress. Lays completely flat and has a perfect balance between firmness and softness.
- PORTABLE SIZE - Folded size 30" x 5. 9" x 23" , only 14 pounds, very easy to carry. Perfect for relaxing at home, by the pool, at the beach or as a comfortable place to sleep while camping.
- 4 RECLINING POSITIONS - Triangle locking system allows you to lock the chair in different positions, you can sit up, recline or lay down.
- COMFORT WITH A PILLOW - Padded pillow is adjustable and completely removable allowing it to serve as a headrest, lumbar support or for other support purposes.
Last update on 2020-11-29 at 17:16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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