Camping cots have helped revolutionize camping, transforming it into a potentially enjoyable experience. While they are a bit heavier to carry, depending on the chosen location, nothing beats sleeping on a soft, smooth surface, way above ground.
If you have always slept in a sleeping bag right on the hard, bumpy, fairly cold and wet ground, you might want to treat yourself with a present. Once you sleep on a cot you will never go back. And considering we know this better than anyone, here is our shortlist of the 3 best camping bed cots you should definitely know about:
1. TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot
What is great about this model from Teton is that it is able to support up to 600 pounds in weight without any issue. Its larger sleeping area, bigger than a twin mattress, is perfect to take with you on any fun camping weekend. No bowing or sagging will ever happen.
The steel legs that have a special, patented design, in the shape of an ‘S’, will provide you will all the support you need. This particular cot will revolutionize your camping experience and can even become an extra guest bed while at home. Yes, it is that comfortable.
The rubber feet this cot comes equipped with will ensure you are well protected against any potential slippage. The fact that it folds up into an easy to carry format is a much-needed bonus.
Another perk comes in the form of many different accessories you could buy especially for this cot. Want a camp pad that fits perfectly on the Teton XXL? No problem…
2. Coleman 2000020271 ComfortSmart Cot
Another good option to take in account is this lovely cot from Coleman. Quite comfortable thanks to the spring coil suspension and thick foam mattress, this particular model will have you sleeping like a baby, nature or no nature.
Although equipped with a very solid and durable, steel frame, this cot only manages to support up to 275 pounds in weight. Also, you do have to be under 5’7’’ to properly fit and manage to sleep comfortably.
On the other hand, this cot is very compact, easy to fold/unfold and will fit in most trunks. It does weighs only 14 pounds after all.
3. Coleman 2000020273 80 x 32-Inches Pack-Away Cot – Twin
This last model on our shortlist comes with the added benefit of an incorporated side-table/ cup holder. You can now keep snacks, your favorite book, magazines, your smartphone…you name it…just within reach.
Design wise, this cot is not only pleasant to look at, but also quite sturdy. Its heavy-duty steel frame and high-quality, tough polyester material will support up to 300 pounds in weight. The overall design features an extra-long, extra-wide frame, a great perk for many.
This cot is extremely easy to fold up and put together, partially thanks to the well-designed, crossed, metal legs. Another great thing is that this model comes with its very own zippered carry bag, miles away from the simple cloth totes some other brands have.
How to choose the right camping cot
Though the perfect cot doesn’t exist and every single brand has its fans, here are some guidelines to help you make the best choice for your particular needs: