Best Camping Cots Review – 5 Unique Models

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In this Best Camping Cots Review, I give a list of 5 attractive models with very different features. I do this on purpose, to show the variety of designs available on the market, and to demonstrate what you can expect from such tools. So here are some features they include:

  • All cots are foldable, which makes them suitable for camping with a car access. Note, as a rule, these are relatively heavy tools, not something to carry around. But there are exceptions, see the next item.
  • One of them is also collapsible and incredibly lightweight (around 1.53 kg only). The term collapsible will become clear when you see the picture below.
  • One of them is a double bed, all others are single.
  • One cot includes a mattress in the package.
  • Some of them are designed to be used also in combination with tents, and this is what is known as a tent-cot. Note, all tent cots available on the market are described in this site, have a look here.

The list includes the following cots, given in no particular order:

  1. Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot.
  2. Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot.
  3. Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot.
  4. Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot.
  5. Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot.

Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot

Key benefits

  • It opens in seconds.
  • A lot of space for 2 people.
  • It comes with a carry bag for easy and clean transport and storage.
  • Reasonable price.

Kamp Rite Double Kwik Cot.
Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot.

Description

As the name suggests, the Double Kwik Cot is a two-person comfortable cot. This is a sturdy and versatile tool suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. So you will be using it in emergency situations at home as a spare bed for sudden guests and for overnights of your children’s guests, and in camp as well. It is foldable, so when packed, it is rather compact as you may see from the specifications below.

Setup procedure

As usual with the Kamp-Rite products, the setup is incredibly simple, literally measured in seconds. It is best to see this in the video below:

Cons:
  • Some users complain about the central bar.
  • Trampoline effect: the surface is one piece, so the movement of one person may disturb the other.

Summary of features & specifications

  • Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg).
  • Setup (L x W x H): 85 x 55 x 19 in (216 x 140 x 48 cm).
  • Bed (L x W): 85 x 55 in (216 x 140 cm).
  • Total capacity: 500 lbs (227 kg).
  • Folded size (L x W x H): 42 x 11 x 11 (107 x 28 x 28 cm).
  • Heavy duty, powder-coated frame.
  • Heavy duty 600 D fabric base.
  • Mesh storage hammock underneath cot.
  • Padded head section.
  • Included: Heavy Duty 600 D Carry Bag.

Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot

Key benefits

  • A thick foam mattress included.
  • Durable construction with heavy-duty steel frame supporting up to 300 lbs (136 kg).
Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot with the mattress included.
Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot with the mattress included.

Description

In the moment of writing this text, this cot is the number 1 on Amazon in the Department Cots, with the average rate 4.6/5 based on more than 530 customers’ reviews.

Here you have a single and foldable cot for camping and for home use. It is based on a coil suspension system and a strong steel frame. It includes a thick foam mattress pad. When not used, the cot folds up compactly, and in the case of transport, it fits inside most car trunks.

Here is a video from Coleman, please have a look:

Cons:

Complaints about the durability of the fabric and springs.

Read my review.

Specifications

  • Folded dimensions: 39.6 x 30.7 x 5.5 in (101 x 78 x 14 cm).
  • Unfolded dimensions: 30 x 80 x 15 in (76 x 203 x 38 cm).
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg).
  • Superior comfort, thick foam mattress and spring coil suspension.
  • Durable construction with a strong folding steel frame.
  • Fits heights up to 6 ft. 6 in.
  • Compact, folds up to fit inside most car trunks.
  • 1-year limited warranty.


Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot

Key benefits

  • Reasonable price.
  • A lot of space.
  • Sturdy construction.
  • Storage features.

This is a single version of the model presented above, but it has some extra features. As the name suggests, the Oversize Kwik Cot was designed for extra comfort. So obviously it is wider and longer than the Kamp-Rite Standard Kwik Cot from the same brand.

Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot
Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot

This is a great tool to have at home for overnight guests, and you will not have to worry about your guest’s weight. This cot will handle anybody with up to 350 lbs (159 kg). Due to its compact design and being so foldable, the Oversize Kwik Cot is an equally great solution for your outdoor adventures. It is very suitable for transport to your camp area, and for storage at home.

Cons:
  • Complaints about the durability of the fabric base.

Read my review.

Specifications & summary of features

The cot packed for transport or storage.
The cot packed for transport or storage.
  • Weight: 23 lbs (10.4 kg).
  • Setup size (L x W x H): 84 x 33 x 22 in.
  • Folded size (L x W x H): 41 x 7 x 8 in.
  • Shipping size (L x W x H): 42 x 9 x 8 in.
  • Bed size (L x W): 84 x 33 in.
  • Capacity: 350 lbs (159 kg).
  • Heavy duty, powder-coated frame.
  • Heavy duty 600 D fabric base.
  • Side storage pockets.
  • Mesh storage hammock underneath cot.
  • Padded head section.
  • Included: heavy duty 600D carry bag.

Options with this cot: Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Gear Storage Bag (it clips under the frame to provide additional storage).


Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot

Key benefits

  • Collapsible and incredibly compact when packed.
  • Portable & very lightweight.
  • Suitable for hikers and backpackers.
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot
The cot packed for transport.
The cot packed for transport.

This tool is a part of what is described in this site as Therm-a-Rest tent cot, so please follow the link to see more details. It can be used separately as a cot alone, and this is the reason for including it in the list. I give it here because it is so unique and completely different from all other cots. This is the only truly portable tool, see the picture.

Cons:
  • One thing is certain: you do not want to set it up in a hurry. Please follow this link to see some videos.
  • See the price.

TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot

Key benefits

  • Very sturdy construction.
  • Versatile tool; used together with the tent as a tent-cot camping tool.

This camping cot is in fact described in detail in a separate post in the site. If you have a look there, you will realize its true advantages: this is a tool that can be used in the tent-cot combination. The reason for adding it here in the list is obvious, this is such a great tool that cannot be avoided.

TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot used together with a tent in snow conditions.
TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot used together with a tent in snow conditions.
Cons:
  • There were complaints about the support bar.

Summary

To conclude this Best Camping Cots Review, the list given here includes very versatile tools, each of them unique in its own way. This was the purpose of the text. I do not give my rating because this would not make much sense, there can be no true comparison between them. How to compare the collapsible Therm-a-Rest model with the TETON Sports Outfitter? This is all about the purpose you have in mind for these tools.

To order, please follow the links given above. If you still did not find what you need, please see my another text about Helinox High Cot, completely collapsible and portable, and the Cot Max from the same brand. Note, some of the models presented here are also included in my list of backpacking cots, so please have a look.

Thank you for reading. If this text has been useful to you, please share it with others. In the case of questions and comments, there is a comment box below. I wish you a pleasant day.


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