5 Best Double Cot Tents For 2018 – All Collapsible Or Folding

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In this text I give an overview of the best double cot tents for 2018. All are either collapsible or foldable tent cots, built for an easy transport and with a very simple setup.  


First about terminology

If you are not familiar with the terminology, these are tools with a tent sitting on a cot. In some cases, both the tent and the cot can be used separately, and together, so these are 3-in-1 tools.

You will see the term tent-cots and cot-tents used, so just to know, they are describing the same sort of items.


My List Of Best Double Tent Cots For 2018

Here is the list, the items are given in alphabetical order. They are clickable and they will lead you to the chapters below in the page.

 

In the sections below, I give only some basic description of the items. They are described in detail in my separate reviews, so please follow the links to read more.

For each cot-tent in the list, I give only a few key features which distinguish it from the rest.

1. Cabela’s Double Tent Cot

Cabela's Double Cot tent - this is a folding type.
Cabela’s Double Cot tent – this is a folding type.

This is one of the first tent-cots that appeared on the market years ago. With a steel frame and 1500 mm waterproofness rating, this is a reliable outdoor tool which will work as expected, and you will have full protection from elements.

This is a foldable type, so in the packed state it remains quite large and you will need space in the car to transport it.

Key features
  • This is the largest of the tent-cots presented here.
  • But it is also with the lowest tent of all items here.

Read my review.

Specifications
  • Weight: 56 lb (24.4 kg).
  • Weight capacity: 450 lb (204 kg).
  • Exterior size (L x W x H): 88 x 56 x 38 in (224 x 142 x 96 cm).
  • Folded size (L x W x H): 55.5  x 35  x 9 in (141 x 89 x 23 cm).
  • Carry bag size (L x W x H): 56  x 36  x 9.5 in (142 x 91 x 24 cm). Go to the top

2. Kamp-Rite Compact Double Tent Cot

Kamp-Rite Compact collapsible double tent cot.
Kamp-Rite Compact collapsible double tent cot.

This is a unique tool in the list, the collapsible tent cot, so it packs to a relatively small size with only one larger dimension. This is good both for transport and for storage at home.

This is also 3-in-1 type, which means that both the cot and the tent can be used separately and together.

Key features
  • This is the only collapsible double cot here.
  • The tent you have here is the tallest of all.
  • You have a three-in-one tool.

Read my review.

Specifications
  • Weight: 42 lb (19.5 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Cot size (L x W x H): 85 x 55 x 19 in (216 x 140 x 48 cm).
  • Tent size (L x W x H): 85 x 55 x 41 in (216 x 140 x 104 cm).
  • Folded size: 45 x 12 x 12 in (114 x 31 x 31 cm).  Go to the top

3. Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot

Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot shown here without the fly.
Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot shown here without the fly.

This is a very strong and stable structure with an aluminum frame and exceptionally easy to set up. It can easily be converted into a lounge chair which you can use that way during the day.

Note also that you can use it just as a cot within a standard big camping tent. This tent cot is similar to the Cabela’s model above, but the significant difference is in the roof. Here you have two poles added, as you can see in the picture above which shows the tent cot without the fly (which is included of course). So the ceiling is higher and the volume inside is increased, see more in the specifications below.

Read my review.

Specifications
  • Weight: 51 lb (23.13 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Cot size (L x W ): 84 x 53 in (213 x 135 cm).
  • Tent size (L x W x H): 84 x 53 x 40 in (213 x 135 x 102 cm).
  • Folded size (L x W x H): 56 x 34 x 8 in (142 x 86 x 20 cm).  Go to the top

4. Tangkula Two Person Tent Cot

Tangkula 2 Person Tent Cot with the fly and awning setup.
Tangkula 2 Person Tent Cot with the fly and awning setup.

This is a very new item on the market, it appeared in 2017, and it is with the most affordable price here. The frame is a sturdy aluminum structure, very similar to the Kamp-Rite Double model shown above.

The really cool feature you have here is the awning setup when the fly is on, you can see it in the picture. The other great feature is the elevated ceiling with the two poles which make an X-structure, so you can sit inside.

Read my review.

Key features
  • The cot you have here is the smallest in the group.
  • Very affordable price.
  • The lightest in the group.
Specifications
  • Weight: 40 lb (18.14 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Cot size (L x W): 81.5 x 46.5 in (207 x 118 cm).
  • Tent peak height: 31 in (79 cm).
  • Packed size in the bag: 49 x 32 x 8 in (124 x 81 x 20 cm).  Go to the top

5. Winterial Oversize Tent Cot

Winterial double tent cot shown without the fly.
Winterial double tent cot shown without the fly.

This is a beautiful model which includes all the features which you have in the Tangkula tent cot and in the Kamp-Rite Double cot. But the Winterial is bigger than the other two.

The picture shows it without the fly; when the fly is on you have the awning variant similar to the Tangkula model.

The frame is again aluminum, very strong as you realize from its capacity. This is a foldable tool, so it requires some space when transported and when stored at home.

Read my review.

Key features
  • Awning setup with the entrance door.
  • One of the largest in the list.
Specifications
  • Weight: 44 lb (20 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Cot size (L x W): 85 x 55 in (216 x 140 cm).
  • Tent size (L x W x H): 85 x 55 x 41 in (216 x 140 x 104 cm).
  • Folded size: 48.5 x 33.5 x 8 in (123.2 x 85.1 x 20.3 cm).  Go to the top

Double sleeping bags and double pads

With such double-wide sleeping platforms, you can use ordinary single sleeping bags and pads. But for couples, it may be interesting to use double-wide tools.

So for double-size sleeping bags please check here, and the best double pads both insulated and non-insulated you can see here.


How to choose?

So, after seeing all 2 person cot tents presented here, how to choose?

  • If the storage space and transport space is crucial, you should consider the only collapsible model here, the number 2 in the list (Kamp-Rite Compact).
  • If you and your partner are short and not big in size in general, or if this is about a mother with a kid, consider the Tangkula 2 person tent-cot (the number 4 in the list).
  • All others are very similar, the Cabela’s tent-cot is the largest, but it is with the lowest tent, which is not so great.
  • The Winterial gives more comfort than the others, and I love the awning feature.

Thank you for reading. In the case of questions or comments, please use the comment box below.


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