The Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Camp Cot is a military type easy to use car camping cot with a breathable fabric, very affordable, and with a great carry bag included.
Key features & benefits
- Military type cot.
- Easy assembly.
- Great price.
- Carry bag included.
This Bass Pro Shops Eclipse All Season Cot is a very typical military type camping co. So you should not mix it with their Bass Pro Shops Eclipse All Season Cot that is a very different design, although on the first look they may look similar because of the fabric.
So here you have as usual most of the elements pre-attached to each other, only the two end bars must be added when you unfold the cot. In other words, the cot needs a simple assembly but this is easily done and without tools and force.
The end bars are made longer than the bed width so you can grab and pull to put it in place, see the picture. There may be tension in the fabric in the beginning so you might need to pull stronger. I have seen some people complaining that “there is not enough fabric”.
The frame is a strong powder-coated steel construction with the usual X-crossed legs. The feet are with plastic caps, but they are quite narrow, so if you use the cot in a floored tent, do add something for the floor protection.
The fabric is a heavy-duty and water-resistant 600D polyester combined with nylon mesh panels for ventilation. This is good if you use the cot for summer camping. Normally you will not need a pad except for extra comfort.
In the case of a cold environment you need a pad, but as usual with cots, you need far less insulation than when you you sleep on the ground.
Who is it for
Regarding the capacity, the cot is quite standard, its official capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). If you think you need more please check my list of camping cots for heavy people.
Regarding the dimensions, this cot can be described as typical with its bed size 76.5 x 29.5 inches (194 x 75 cm). Note that there are end bars here, so they take a few centimeters.
But if this is too small for you, check the previously mentioned Bass Pro Shops Eclipse All Season Cot which is considerably longer.
The height is also moderate 15.5 inches (39 cm), and you have plenty of volume underneath the cot to store some gear. As you know this space is lost if you sleep on a pad on the floor.
Regarding the weight, the cot is on the heavy side with its 19 lb (8.6 kg). So this is not an item to carry long distances from the car.
The packed size is very good, you can see below how it looks when in its carry bag. So this is an elongated tube that measures 39 x 8 x 6 inches (88 x 20 x 15 cm).
Regarding the price, I think this is very good for such a nicely constructed cot. You will see the links below so check the price from your side as this changes all the time.
- Weight: 19 lb (8.6 kg).
- Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 76.5 x 29.5 x 15.5 in (194 x 75 x 39 cm).
- Folded dimensions: 39 x 8 x 6 in (88 x 20 x 15 cm).
- Frame: steel.
Rating, pros & cons
The table below summarizes my rating and some pros and cons. As you see it stands very good. Feel free to rate it from your side, there is a rating bar for this purpose.
Typical military type car camping affordable cot
Product Name: Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Camp Cot
Product Description: The Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Camp Cot Is a Military Type Easy to Use Car Camping Cot, Very Affordable, and with a Great Carry Bag Included.
Brand: Bass Pro Shops
Weight - 7/10
Size - 8.7/10
Packed size - 8.6/10
Capacity - 7.5/10
Ease of use & features - 9.1/10
This cot scores well in almost all criteria so the overall rating is Very Good.
- Good size.
- Great carry bag.
- Great price.
- A bit heavy.
User Review( vote)
So this Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Camp Cot is a very typical car camping military type cot, but its large mesh sections are a feature that sets it apart. This makes it a great option for warm weather camping.
The cot needs a simple assembly that in the beginning may require a bit of force to attach end bars. But this is quite typical for all cots of this type. If you think this may be a problem for you, then check some fully folding cots here in the site.
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