7 Best Double Cot Tents For 2020 (All Collapsible Or Folding)


In this text I give an overview of the best double cot tents for 2020. 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. but some even more functionality so you could describe them as 4-in-1 or even 5-in-1 items.

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

Here is the list, the items are given in alphabetical order so the numbers are not for ranking.


In the sections below, I give only some basic descriptions 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 that 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.

  • 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).

2. Kamp-Rite Compact Double Tent Cot

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

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

Read my review.

  • 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).

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.

  • 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).

4. Outsunny Compact Pop Up Portable Folding Outdoor Elevated Camping Cot Tent Combo Set

Outsunny Compact Combo Tent Cot.
Outsunny Compact Combo Tent Cot.

This Outsunny product is a complete sleeping system that includes:

  • A double size cot.
  • A two-person single-layer floorless tent.
  • An inflatable air mattress with a pump.
  • A bedspread.

So all these elements can be used together or separately or in various combinations. This is an example of a 5-in-1 system and it is very affordable.

The whole package is rather compact and it comes with a nice carry bag, but it is also heavy, it weighs 45.1 lb (20.5 kg).  The cot is double-wide and the dimensions are quite typical for such a type (L x W) 76 x 53.5 inches (193 x 136 x 42 cm). Please follow the link for more details.

Read my Outsunny Compact Tent Cot review.

5. Ozark Trail Two-Person Cot Tent

Ozark Trail Two-Person Cot Tent.
Ozark Trail Two-Person Cot Tent.

Here you have a steel structure completely collapsible to a packed size which is (L x D) 50 x 11 inches (127 x 28 cm). So it remains a bit large only in one dimension. The weight is similar to other models here in the list, 40 lb (18.14 kg). The poles which support the fly are fiberglass. The capacity is 450 lb (204 kg).

The fly creates vestibules so you have plenty of space for gear storage. It also comes with a gear loft that attaches under the cot, and you also have a carry bag included. Please read more in my full review.

Read my review.

6. 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.
  • 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).

7. 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 that 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.
  • 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). 

You might need 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.

So how to choose?

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 collapsible models here, the Kamp-Rite Compact and Ozark Trail Two-Person.
  • 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.
  • 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.

This list will be updated as some new models appear on the market, so please bookmark this post and visit it from time to time.

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

Editor’s Choice double-tent cot

Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot
The tent cot with the rain fly.

Product Name: Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot

Product Description: Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot is a collapsible model that offers space for two people. It has a 3-in-1 feature, the tent and cot can be used separately.

Brand: Kamp Rite

  • Weight - 6.5/10
  • Bed size - 8.9/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
  • Packed size - 7/10
  • Ease of use & features - 9.5/10
  • Price - 9.3/10

Overall rating

Based on the given specific ratings, the overall rating is:


  • Very easy to set up.
  • Stable and sturdy.
  • Protection of elements.
  • Comfortable sleeping.
  • Versatile (3-in-1 feature).


  • No windows on the narrow sides.
User Review
8.85/10 (2 votes)


4 thoughts on “7 Best Double Cot Tents For 2020 (All Collapsible Or Folding)”

  1. Some reviewers have complained about a bar that runs down the middle of some of these tent cots which can be very uncomfortable. Anty thoughts about that based on your experience? Thanx.

    1. Hi Michael. Yes the central bar separates the two areas so if you are using it solo you have to sleep on one side. But this is not so bad in such a case because you can always use the other half for your clothes and gear. But there is one of them without the central bar, this is the Winterial Oversize Tent Cot.

  2. Great reviews, thank you. I want one for kayak fishing/camping. I’m 6′, 200lbs. What would be your choices? 1, 2 & 3?

    1. Hi Bob, great to hear from you, and thank you.

      If I understand you correctly, you would transport the cot in a kayak, and you want double to have extra protected space for gear. My guess is that the space for transportation is limited and if so, then perhaps you should go for the collapsible models, and those are Kamp-Rite Compact Double and Ozark Trail Double Tent Cot.

      But if I misunderstood the way of transportation, then any will do the job, they are all very strong and big. In such a case perhaps check the models that offer more headspace, the Cabela’s cot is rather low, so better go for Winterial or the Kamp Rite Double Cot Tent, as well as the mentioned two collapsible models, both are tall.

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