Best Portable Cots For Camping For 2018 – 10 Different Types

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In this text you have a list of the Best Portable Cots For Camping for 2018. I have included the best examples of cots from 10 very different types.

Best Portable Cots For Camping for 2018.
Best Portable Camping Cots for 2018.

What is included

The list includes representatives from the following 10 groups:

  1. Double cots for camping.
  2. Bunk cots for adults.
  3. Bunk cots for kids.
  4. Express setup cots.
  5. Strong camping cots for heavy people.
  6. The lightest backpacking cots.
  7. Backpack portable large cots.
  8. Military type cots.
  9. Folding cots with mattresses.
  10. Collapsible cots with air mattresses.
About terminology

The term ‘portable’ used here is a bit ‘stretchy’. The list includes the cots in the weight range 2.6 lb (1.18 kg) – 67 lb (30.5 kg). So indeed the cots are portable in principle, but some of them need a bit of force to move them around.

But I use this term on purpose and I include such a variety of cots because of the main purpose of the text: to show what is available in such a huge weight span. So the list includes very different types and designs.

Also, the word ‘camping’ should not be taken literally; all these cots are suitable for home use as well, for sudden guests and sleepovers, or for emergency situations of any kind.

Note also that the numbers in the list do not imply ranking, these are all very different cots, representatives of large groups which are described here in the site, and they cannot be compared. So the numbers are only for an easier navigation.


1. Kamp-Rite Double Camping Cot

Why is this cot on the list? The reason is obvious from its name, this is a double wide camping cot, so it is designed for two people. You will need a big tent to accommodate such a big cot, and you can see some great family camping tents here.

Kamp-Rite Double Camping Cot
Kamp-Rite Double Camping Cot
Key features
  • The largest on the market.
  • Very affordable price.
  • Secure mesh storage pocket underneath the cot.
  • Easy setup.
  • Incredibly compact when packed.
  • 2 padded head sections.
Specifications
  • Weight: 33 lb (15 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 85 x 55 x 19 in (216 x 140 x 48 cm).
  • Folded size & shipping size (L x D): 42 x 11 in (107 x 28 cm).

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2. Disc-O-Bed Large With Organizers

Disc-O-Bed Large With Organizers.
Disc-O-Bed Large With Organizers.

This ingenious versatile and multipurpose sleep system is the best representative of the bunk cots for adults. It can be used in several different ways, it is fully collapsible and portable. No bunk cot on the market can match this design.

Key features
  • Completely unique system.
  • Incredibly versatile.
  • 4-in-1: bunk system, double-bed system, single cots, bench.
  • 2 bonus organizers included.
Specifications
  • Weight of bunk: 63 lb (29 kg).
  • Shipping weight (in box): 67 lb (30.5 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (159 kg) per single cot.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 81.75 x 32.25 x 36.5 in (208 x 82 x 92.5 cm).
  • Sleep area (L x W): 79 x 27.75 in (201 x 70.5 cm).

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3. Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers

Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers.
Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers.

This is the best existing example of the bunk beds for kids, very similar in the design to the model 2 for adults shown above. The same versatility applies here.

Key features
  • Completely unique system.
  • Versatile.
  • Portable.
  • Great packed size.
  • Three use modes: bunk bed, two single cots, or bench.
  • Great colors.
  • No tools required for assembly.
  • Powder-coated anti-rust steel frame.
  • 2 side organizers included.
Specifications
  • Weight: 34 lb (15.4 kg)
  • Capacity for each cot: 200 lb (91 kg).
  • Dimensions as stacked bunk beds (L x W x H): 65 x 32.5 x 32 in (165 x 83 x 81 cm).
  • Packed size in the carry bag for each bed separately (L x W x H): 32.5 x 14 x 3.5 in (83 x 36 x 9 cm).
  • Actual sleep area inside the frame (L x W): 62 x 27.7 in (157 x 70 cm).

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4. WolfTraders Patented Deluxe Folding Turbocot

WolfTraders Patented Deluxe Folding Turbocot.
WolfTraders Patented Deluxe Folding Turbocot.

You have to see it to believe it, this is how incredible this WolfTraders Turbocot is. It opens up in seconds, literally, and equally fast you take it down. This is an excellent example of the express setup cots.

Key features
  • Express setup.
  • No assembly.
  • Very reasonable price.
  • Built-in handles.
  • Multiple built-in pouches on both sides.
Specifications
  • Weight: 25 lb (11.3 kg).
  • Capacity: 350 lb (158 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 78 x 28.5 x 19 in (198 x 72 x 48 cm).
  • Folded size: 38 x 8 x 8 in (96 x 20 x 20 cm).

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5. Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot

Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot.
Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camping Cot.

This is a true king among the ordinary collapsible cots. This is one of the cots with the greatest capacity on the market, and also one of the largest cots on the market. As such, it is used in the Teton Sports’ tent-cot combination which you can see in the link below. I have included it in my list of the cots for heavy people, and also in the list of extra wide cots.

Key features
  • Extra strong.
  • Extra wide.
  • Great price.
  • Can be used as a platform for the tent, as a tent-cot system.
Specifications
  • Weight: 26 lb (11.8 kg).
  • Size (L x W x H): 85  x 40  x 19 in (216 x 101.6 x 48.3 cm).
  • Packed size: 42 x 12 x 7 in (106.7 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm).
  • Capacity: 600 lb (272 kg).

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6. Desert Walker Camping Cot

Desert Walker Camping Cot.
Desert Walker Camping Cot.

This is the lightest cot on the market, ideal for backpackers and for carrying it attached to backpack in general. I have included it in my list of ultra-lightweight backpacking cots.

Key features
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Great capacity.
  • Simple setup.
  • Nice packed size.
  • Fits into any tent.
Specifications
  • Weight: 2.6 lb (1.18 kg).
  • Capacity: 440 lb (200 kg).
  • Dimensions: 73 x 23.5 x 6 in (185 x 60 x 15 cm).
  • Packed size: 20 x 5 in (51 x 13 cm).

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7. Helinox Cot Max

Helinox Cot Max.
Helinox Cot Max.

The ultra lightweight portable cots are built a bit narrow to shed weight. This is not the case with the Helinox Cot Max. This does not make it the lightest of course, so you have a sort of tradeoffs here. If you are a big guy and want a big portable cot, this is your choice.

Key features
  • Very large.
  • Very strong construction.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Completely collapsible.
Specifications
  • Weight: 2.7 kg (5.9 lb).
  • Length: 210 cm (82.7 in).
  • Width: 75 cm (29.5 in).
  • Height: 16 cm (6.3 in).
  • Packed size: 58 x 16 cm (23 x 6.3 in).
  • Capacity: 145 kg (320 lb).

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8. Guide Gear XL Magnum Cot

Guide Gear XL Magnum Cot.
Guide Gear XL Magnum Cot.

This is a great example of military-style cots, and one of the largest cots on the market. With its 600 lb (272 kg) capacity it is one of the strongest, equal to the Teton Sports cot shown above. This is a reliable top-notch tool with a very reasonable price tag.

Key features
  • Huge cot, for tall people.
  • Huge capacity.
  • Great price.
  • Easy setup.
Specifications
  • Weight: 31.3 lb (14.2 kg).
  • Capacity: 600 lb (272 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 84 x 39 x 20 in (213 x 99 x 51 cm).
  • Packed size: 45 x 9 x 7 in (114 x 23 x 18 cm).

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9. Coleman ComfortSmart Cot Deluxe

Coleman ComfortSmart Cot Deluxe.
Coleman ComfortSmart Cot Deluxe.

This is the best example of the folding cots with integrated mattresses. This cot is one of the most popular cots on the market in this group, with sturdy steel construction, mattress, and the price tag hard to match.

Key features
  • foam mattress included.
  • Durable heavy-duty steel construction.
  • Suitable for tall people, up to 6 ft 6 in (198 cm).
  • Great price.
Specifications
  • Weight: 19.3 lbs (8.7 kg).
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg).
  • Setup dimensions: 80 x 30 x 15 in (203 x 76 x 38 cm).
  • Folded dimensions: 39.6 x 30.7 x 5.5 in (101 x 78 x 14 cm).
  • Foam mattress thickness: 1.75 inches (4.5 cm).

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10. Coleman Queen Size Cot

Coleman Queen Size Cot.
Coleman Queen Size Cot.

It may sound and look impossible, but this sleeping system is completely collapsible and portable.  So this is the best example of collapsible cots with air mattress. This sleeping system includes several elements, and it is perfect for two people for camping at places with a car access. It comes with an incredibly affordable price tag.

Key features
  • This is a complete system with cot and mattress.
  • Included 2 side tables with cup holders.
  • Pump included.
  • Pad cover included
  • Very comfortable.
  • Strong construction.
  • Double Lock Valve on the air pad.
Specifications
  • Weight: 42.8 lb (19.4 kg).
  • Weight capacity: 600 lb (272 kg).
  • Dimensions: 78 x 59 x 22 in (198 x 150 x 56 cm).
  • Packed size (L x D): 48 x 18 in (122 x 46 cm).

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Final thoughts

So this was my list of 10 Best Portable Cots For Camping which are available on the market and which will be available also in 2018. Remember what I said in the beginning, this is not a comparison list. Those are the best examples of cots of various types presented here in the site. So all these cots, and the cots from the corresponding groups, you can find in the Categories on the right above.

Thank you for reading. If you have any question or comment, please use the comment box below. I wish you a nice day.


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