13 Camping Cots For Heavy People – 2018 Selection

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In this text, I give a list of 13 camping cots for heavy people that are available on the market in 2018. They are with the weight capacity in the range 300 – 600 pounds (136 – 272 kg). Some are so lightweight that they can be used as backpacking and hiking tools as well. In addition, I give a list of 6 tent-cots all suitable for very heavy people.

What you have in this text 

If you are one of those who are heavier than average, you know it can be hard to find a proper tool when you go camping. The same is if you have an oversized overnight guest. There are many camping cots on the market, but not all of them are for heavy people. In fact, most of them are rated far under 300 pounds (136 kg) capacity. So here is what you have here:

A. I give a list of very reliable heavy duty camping cots with capacity up to or above 300 pounds (136 kg). Why this limit? Well, there is no particular reason except that it appears sometimes as an upper limit in some of the cots available on the market. These are all cots that can be used in a tent.

B. But I also give an alternative, there are several tent-cots (or cot-tents as some describe them) given below. These are cots with attached tents, so this is a different concept where the cot is a platform for the tent. All tent-cots available on the market are described in this site. But in this text, I only give a list of those that are super durable and appropriate for very heavy people.


A – Heavy duty camping cots for heavy people

All camping beds for heavy people side by side

In the table below, I give all cots sorted by capacity. Note that some of them are described in detail in my separate texts, so just follow the links to see more:

Bed size, inches (cm)
Capacity,
lb (kg)
Weight
lb (kg)
A1. Teton Sports Outfitter XXL 85 x 40
(216 x 102)
600 (272) 26 (11.8)
A2. Browning Camping Titan Cot XP 85 x 40
(216 x 102)
450 (205) 20.5 (9.3)
A3. Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot 84 x 33
(213 x 84)
350 (159) 23 (10.4)
A4. Alps Mountaineering Camp Cot XL 86 x 40
(218 x 102)
325 (147) 19 (8.6)
A5. Alps Mountaineering Camp Cot L 82 x 32
(208 x 81)
325 (147) 17.5 (7.9)
A6. Slumberjack Big Lux Cot 82 x 32
(208 x 81)
325 (147) 28 (12.7)
A7. Helinox
Cot One V2
72 x 26.5
(183 x 67)
320 (145) 4.4 (2.0)*
A8. Helinox
Cot Max
82.7 x 29.5
(210 x 75)
320 (145) 5.9 (2.7)*
A9. Helinox High Cot 74.8 x 26.8
(190 x 68)
320 (145) 6.5 (2.95)
A10. Alps Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot 78 x 28
(198 x 71)
300 (136) 4.81 (2.18)*
A11. Coleman Trailhead II Camping Cot 75 x 35
(190 x 89)
300 (136) 17.7 (8)
A12. Kamp-Rite Standard Kwik Cot 79 x 29
(201 x 74)
300 (136) 19 (8.6)
A13. Kamp-Rite Military Style Cot 76 x 25
(193 x 64)
300 (136) 12 (5.54)

*Note, in view of their weight, these are tools that can be used for backpacking as well. They are included in my list of best backpacking cots.

• So the capacity of all cots is in the impressive range 300 – 600 lb (136 – 272 kg).
• All of them are collapsible and they pack to a very small size, at least in two dimensions.
• Those with links are described in detail elsewhere in the site.

What else to consider

It is essential that the cot is long enough, so make sure you choose a proper length. I would always choose a wider model if possible, this is essential for a comfortable sleep, in particular, if you are not a back sleeper.

Since this is about heavy people, the material should be durable as well as the frame.

All models here are portable, but many of them are only for places with car access. Packed size may also be of importance; note that some are collapsible to very small length but some are still of the size of one meter or so when packed.

In the text below, I give a bit more about each of the cot from the table.


A1. Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Cot

This is an obvious champion in the list, with truly impressive features. With the weight 26 lb (11.8 kg), it is the heaviest, but it can carry a lot, up to 600 pounds (272 kg) and probably even much more.

This great cot is described in detail in my another text where it is an ideal element in the tent-cot structure with the Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick tent. So please follow the link to see more. Here, I only give this picture which tells a lot itself:

Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Cot - the champion.
Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Cot – the champion.

Read my review.

In this video you can see how to setup the cot:


A2. Browning Camping Titan Cot XP

Browning Camping Titan Cot XP.
Browning Camping Titan Cot XP.

This cot is also described in my another text about extra wide cots. But as you realize from the table above, it is also second the best when it comes to capacity. Here I only give its picture to get some idea about it.

Read my review.

Here is a video which shows how to set it up and how to take it down, please have a look:


A3. Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot

The Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot is one of the longest in the list, and also very wide, 84 x 33 in (213 x 84 cm).  In spite of this, it packs to a reasonably small size 41 x 7 x 8 in (104 x 18 x 20 cm), which makes it easy to store and transport. It comes with a convenient Carry Bag for this purpose.

They describe it as an ideal solution to outdoor recreation or for overnight house guests. As you can see from the picture, it has side storage pockets for personal items like keys, glasses, phone, a torch etc. Normally, with other cots, such things you have to pay extra, here you have this included.

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

Observe also that all metal segments are completely covered and padded. As you surely know, it can be unpleasant touching them during the night at very low temperatures, and in general.

read my review

Key features

  • Padded head section.
  • Heavy duty, powder-coated frame.
  • Heavy duty 600 D fabric.
  • Side storage pockets.
  • Mesh storage hammock underneath cot.
  • The price at the moment of writing the text is only $79.

Specifications

This is Oversize Kwik Cot when packed.
This is Oversize Kwik Cot when packed.
  • Weight: 23 lb (10.4 kg).
  • Capacity: 350 lb (159 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 84 x 33 x 22 (213 x 84 x 56 cm).
  • Packed size: 41 x 7 x 8 in (104 x 18 x 20 cm).
  • Included: Heavy Duty 600D Carry Bag.

A4 and A5. Alps Mountaineering Camp Cot – Large and XL

With the weight of 17.5 lb (7.9 kg), this is a camping cot, so it can be used in areas with a car access. The bed size is quite good, 82 x 32 inches
(208 x 81 cm), so this is a tool for very tall people as well.

Alps Mountaineering Camp Cot.
Alps Mountaineering Camp Cot.

When you’re away from your bed, make sure you still get a good night sleep. With an ALPS Camp Cot, you’re sure to do just that. The cot has sturdy steel connectors combined with 600D polyester fabric to make your bed-away-from-home as comfortable as possible. It folds up easily and fits into a carry bag so it transports and stores easily when not in use.

Check on Amazon.

Key features

  • Camping tool.
  • Very large bed.
  • Simple setup.
  • Sturdy.
  • Current price (at the moment of writing this text) is $99.

In this video you can see how to set the cot up and pack it back:

Specifications – Size L

  • Weight: 17.5 lb (7.9 kg).
  • Capacity: 325 lb (147 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 82 x 32 x 18 in (208 x 81 x 46 cm).
  • Packed size: 41 x 8 x 5 in (104 x 20 x 13 cm).
  • Khaki 600D Polyester Fabric.
  • Sturdy Steel Connectors.
  • Powder Coated Aluminum Frame.
  • Floor Saver Foot Adds Stability.

SPECIFICATIONS – SIZE XL

There exists also XL version (given in the table above). It is less expensive than the L version, only $75 at the moment of writing this text. Here are its parameters:

  • Weight: 19 lb (8.6 kg).
  • Capacity: 325 lb (147 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 86 x 40 x 22 in (218 x 102 x 56 cm).
  • Packed size: 48 x 9 x 5 in.

Check on Amazon.


A6. Slumberjack Big XL Cot

Slumberjack Big XL Cot.
Slumberjack Big XL Cot.

This cot is described in detail in my another text dealing with extra wide camping cots, so please have a look. Here only a few details from specifications:

  • Weight: 28 lb (12.7 kg).
  • Weight Capacity: 325 lb (147 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x L x H): 32 x 82 x 19 in (81 x 208 x 48 cm).
  • Fabric: 600D Polyester.
  • Storage loft attached under cot.
  • Includes self-inflating, edge bonded mat.
  • Mat slides into sleeve for additional warmth & comfort.

Read my review.


A7. Big Agnes Helinox Cot One V2

This cot is described in detail in my separate review, so please follow the link. Here are only a few main features.

Big Agnes Helinox Cot One V2.
Big Agnes Helinox Cot One V2.

Key features

  • Simple yet comfortable and functional design.
  • Lightweight – only 2 kg, this is a backpacking tool.
  • Very easy setup.
  • Versatile.
  • Portable.
  • Nicely packable.

Read my review.


A8. Big Agnes Helinox Cot Max

This is one of cots suitable for backpackers, described in detail in my separate review. The weight is 5.9 lb (2.7 kg), yet the bed size is impressive 82.7 x 29.5 inches (210 x 75 cm), clearly very much suitable even for very tall people.

Big Agnes Helinox Cot Max.
Big Agnes Helinox Cot Max.

Key features

  • Very strong.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Completely collapsible.
  • Small packed size, 58 x 16 cm (23 x 6.3 in).

Read my review.


A9. Big Agnes Helinox High Cot

With 6.5 pounds (2.95 kg), this is not exactly a backpacking tool, but it is definitely portable and it packs in a small tube of the size 21.3 x 5.5 in (54 x 14 cm). All that you see in the picture here is collapsible and the cot can be set up in a couple of minutes without any tool.

Big Agnes Helinox High Cot.
Big Agnes Helinox High Cot.

Key features

  • Completely collapsible.
  • Portable.
  • Small packed size.
  • Easy setup.
  • Very stable and sturdy.

Read my review.


 A10. Alps Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot

This is a very reliable and simple tool which packs nicely in a carry bag which is only 17 x 7 in (43 x 18 cm). With the weight of only 4 lb 13 oz (2.18 kg), this is a tool I added into my list of best backpacking cots.

Alps Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot.
Alps Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot.

Clearly, this cot does not take much space either at home nor in a car, and it can easily be transported on a motorbike as well. The Amazon price at the moment of writing this text is $175.

Key features

  • Very lightweight – this is a backpacking cot.
  • Very packable.
  • Very durable.
  • Easy setup.
The Ready Lite Cot used in a tent.
The Ready Lite Cot used in a tent.

Specifications

The cot packs nicely and easily in a small carry bag.
The cot packs nicely and easily in a small carry bag.
  • Weight: 4 lb 13 oz (2.18 kg).
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 178 x 28 x 7.5 in (198 x 71 x 19 cm).
  • Materials:
    – Frame: 7000 series aluminum.
    – Fabric: 420D polyester honeycomb ripstop.
  • Carry size (L x D): 17 x 7 in (43 x 18 cm).
  • Carry bag included.

Read my review.


A11. Coleman Trailhead II Camping Cot

This cot is also described in detail in my separate review so please have a look. Here to stress only that it is moderately heavy as appropriate for this type, 17.7 lb (8 kg) but it is also very wide, 75 x 35 (190 x 89 cm). Note however that it is not so great for very tall people.

Coleman Trailhead II Camping Cot.
Coleman Trailhead II Camping Cot.

Read my review.


A12. Kamp-Rite Standard Kwik Cot

This cot is designed to be compact when stored, yet it provides a lot of space with its 79 x 29 in (201 x 74 cm). Obviously, you can use almost any sleeping pad with this cot and sleep above ground in any weather conditions. The frame is a sturdy aluminum construction which can collapses down easily.

Kamp-Rite Standard Kwik Cot.
Kamp-Rite Standard Kwik Cot.

Key Features

  • Heavy duty 600 D fabric.
  • Heavy duty powder coated steel frame.
  • Ease of use, sets up in seconds.
  • Mesh storage hammock underneath cot.
  • Padded head section.
  • At the moment of writing this text, the price is only $60.

Read my review.

Specifications

  • Weight: 19 lb (8.6 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 79 x 29 x 19 in (201 x 74 x 48 cm).
  • Folded size: 39 x 8 x 7 in (99 x 20 x 18 cm).
  • Included: Heavy Duty 600D Carry Bag.

A13. Kamp-Rite Military Style Cot

As the name suggests, this is a military style, so although very stable and sturdy, this cot is relatively short and narrow. Bear this in mind if you are a very tall person. With the weight of 12 lb (5.54 kg), this is still heavy to carry around, so it is suitable only as a camping tool or in any emergency situation at home.

Kamp-Rite Military Style Cot.
Kamp-Rite Military Style Cot.

In the spirit of its design, the setup and storage are made very handy, you will see this in the video below.

Check on Amazon.

Key features

  • Heavy Duty washable 600D fabric base.
  • Aircraft gauge aluminum legs.
  • Snap-on end braces.

See how to set this cot up in this short video by Kamp-Rite:

Specifications

  • Weight: 12 lb (5.54 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 76 x 25 x 16 (193 x 64 x 41 cm).
  • Packed size: 37 x 7 x 6 in (94 x 18 x 15 cm).
  • Included: Sturdy Carry Bag.



B – Tent-cots for heavy people

As mentioned above, this is yet another group of tools for heavy people. All of them are described in detail in my separate reviews, so please just follow the links. Here, I give only the list ordered by weight capacity:

B1. Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick tent-cot: capacity 600 lb (274 kg).
B2. Kamp-Rite Compact Tent Cot XL: capacity 350 lb (159 kg).
B3. Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot: capacity 350 lb (159 kg).
B4. Ozark Trail Instant Tent Cot:  capacity 300 lb (136 kg).
B5: Kamp-Rite Original Tent Cot:  capacity 300 lb (136 kg).
B6: Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsible Tent Cot: capacity 300 lb (136 kg).

Clearly, there are so many options available in this category as well. All these tent-cots have been on the market for a number of years, they are very reliable and provide full protection for the off-ground sleeping.

All of them are rather high, so you can set them even in snow and you will sleep comfortably far above the cold ground, and still completely protected from elements. Remember, you are in the tent which is on the cot, see how it can look like:

Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent-Cot.
Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Quick Tent-Cot.

Summary

So it is time to conclude this text dealing with camping cots for heavy people, you have plenty of options here. Now, how to chose?

♦ Obviously, you will have to check first which concept is better for you: cots (the group A), or tent-cots (the group B).

♦ Next, if you are a very tall person, then definitely focus on the models A1, A2, A3, A4, and A8 from the first group. From the group B, focus on the tent-cots B1, B2, B3, and B5. Note that the model B3 is the longest of all, 229 cm.

♦ If you are a particularly heavy person, then you should consider the models A1, A2 from the first group, and the model B1 from the second group.

This is an addition, a new heavy-duty tool has appeared after I published this text, the Coleman Big-N-Tall Cot, the heaviest of all, and with 600 lb capacity.

So good luck in your search. Thank you for reading, let me know if you need any information or if you have questions. Have a nice day.


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