In this text, I give a list of 15 camping cots for heavy people that are available on the market in 2018. They are with the weight capacity in the range above 400 pounds (181 kg). In addition, I give a list of 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 400 pounds (181 kg) capacity. So here is what you have here:
A. I give a list of very reliable heavy duty camping cots with capacity above 400 pounds (181 kg).
B. 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
• All of the cots in the list are collapsible and they pack to a very small size, at least in two dimensions.
• All of them are described in detail in my reviews, so please follow the links to read more.
• There are military style cots in the list as expected, those are usually with the biggest capacity. But you should know that there are also express setup cots.
What to consider
It is essential that the cot is long enough, so make sure you choose a proper length. Check also my list of extra long cots.
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. Most of the cots here are exceptionally wide, but you might want to check also my list of extra wide cots.
Since this is about heavy people, the fabric material should be durable as well as the frame.
All models here are portable, but most of them are only for places with car access.
1. LandTrip cot
The declared capacity of this cot is 800 lb (363 kg) and this makes it the number one on the market. I have not seen any other cot that would come close to this value.
Yet another great feature is its price, as of the moment of writing this text, you can find it on Amazon for $60 only.
The cot is with the headrest design as you can see from the picture above, and it is also with an express setup, so you spread it like an umbrella. The bed size is quite modest, so you have (L x W x H) 74.8 x 26.4 x 17.7 inches (190 x 67 x 45 cm). Please see more in my review.
2. Coleman Big-N-Tall
This is one of several cots with the capacity of 600 lb (272 kg). As you will realize there are several of them with the same capacity.
This cot is also very long 84 inches (213 cm), but it is quite heavy 35.2 lb (16 kg). It comes in a particularly nicely designed carry bag. As you realize, this is a military style cot with an X-shaped steel frame. So it needs assembly, but this is just adding the two end bars which you see in the picture. Please see more in my review.
3. Guide Gear XL Magnum Cot
The Magnum XL is a military style cot with a nicely designed frame, and it collapses to 45 x 9 x 7 inches (114 x 23 x 18 cm). The weight is 31.3 lb (14.2 kg) so you would not carry it around; this is a tool to use at places with a car access. Everything is big here, this is why it is in the list, so the bed is 84 x 39 inches (213 x 99 cm).
The frame is all steel and the deck fabric is a 600D polyester with PVC coating. The capacity is 600 lb (272 kg).
4. Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Cot
This is a cot with truly impressive features. With the weight 26 lb (11.8 kg), it is heavy but not the heaviest, but it can carry a lot, up to 600 pounds (272 kg) and probably even much more.
The bed size is 85 x 40 inches (216 x 101.6 cm), so this is one of the largest and the strongest cots that exist, and it is the most popular of all cots here.
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.
In this video you can see how to set up the cot:
5. Texsport First Gear mammoth xl Cot
This cot is different from the cots above in one important feature – it has no end bars. This means that its impressive length of 81 inches (206 cm) is a fully usable length, unlike the military style cots which have end bars that take a few centimeters on both ends.
Yet another great feature is that this is an instant cot. There is nothing to assemble here, just unfold.
The packed size is not bad, so you have 40 x 7 x 6 inches (102 x 18 x 15 cm), and the weight is also very reasonable 23 lb (10.4 kg). The weight capacity is 600 lb (272 kg). Please see more in my review.
6. Disc-O-Bed Bunk Cot
Here you have something exceptional. This bunk cot is a 3-in-1 tool, you can use it as shown in the picture, but also as separate cots, and also as a bench. So this is an incredibly versatile tool.
The capacity for each of the two cots is impressive 500 lb (159 kg), and the weight for the whole bunk is 63 lb (29 kg). They pack in separate carry bags, and the packed size for both is 34 x 16 x 11 inches (86.4 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm).
The dimensions of each bed are 81.75 x 32.25 inches (208 x 82 x 92.5 cm), so this is the size of a standard bed at home.
The frame here is a powder coated, anti-rust steel. Please see more in my review.
7. Slumberjack Big Cot
This cot shares the top positions in several categories. It is the longest cot on the market together with the Eureka Cot XL, and it also shares the top position with several cots as the widest cot on the market. Its bed size is 86 x 40 inches (218 x 102 cm). It is included here in the list because of its impressive 500 lb (227 kg) capacity.
So this is a remarkable cot in many ways and it has an interesting legs’ structure with support bars and with a locking mechanism. Please see more in my review.
8. Browning Camping Titan Cot XP
This cot is also described in my another text about extra wide cots. The structure is a bit specific, you have a very strong frame with the cross bars between the legs and also support bars. The bed deck is huge, 85 x 40 inches (216 x 102 cm), among the biggest on the market in general. The weight is very good, only 20.5 lb (9.3 kg). It packs to 48 x 9 in (122 x 23 cm).
This cot needs assembly which is the same as in any military cot – so all you have to do is to add those end bars which you see in the picture.
The Titan Cot XP comes with bonuses; you have storage pouches visible in the picture and one is detachable so you can use it in the camp as a toiletry bag. You also have a pillow sleeve on the bed deck.
The frame is powder-coated aluminum with sturdy steel connectors. As you see the legs are angled to prevent “rocking”.
Here is a video which shows how to set it up and how to take it down, please have a look:
9. EARTH Ultimate Extra-Strong Military Style Camping Cot
This great cot comes with several bonuses which you see in the picture, and this includes the storage system on the two sides, and the pillow.
If you compare it with the other cots in the list, you will realize that it is very lightweight. So you have 17.5 lb (7.94 kg) which packs to 38 x 8 x 6 inches (97 x 20 x 15 cm).
The bed size is 77 x 25 inches (196 x 64 cm). Note that this is a military type cot so you have the two end bars which take a few centimeters of its length. This also implies that it needs the usual assembly – adding those two end bars. The capacity is 450 lb (204 kg).
10. Stansport One-Step Deluxe Cot
This cot has a few features which set it apart from the crowd. As you see from the picture, it has an integrated elevated headrest. So with this, you can manage without a pillow. But it also has a zippered pocket under the headrest to form a pillow. So here you can add any piece of clothing and make a comfortable headrest.
But this is not all; as the name suggests this is an instant setup cot. So you just unfold it and it is ready in seconds.
Note that you have no end bars here, so its length of 80 inches (203 cm) is all a useful length. The bed is also very wide, you have 32 inches (81 cm).
The weight is 22.5 lb (10.2 kg) and the packed size is 45 x 11 x 9.5 in (114 x 28 x 24 cm). The capacity is impressive 450 lb (204 kg).
11. Niceway Oxford Portable Folding Bed
This bed is also in the group of instant setup cots, and this is shown in the picture. It opens like an umbrella.
As you see, it also comes with the headrest design. The bed deck is very pleasant and reasonably large; you have 74.8 x 27.6 inches (190 x 70 cm) of the bed deck. Note that there are no end bars here.
The cot packs to 42.1 x 11.4 x 7 inches (107 x 29 x 18 cm), the weight is very good 16.22 lb (7.36 kg), and the capacity is 440 lb (200 kg). The frame is steel.
12. FLAMROSE Sturdy Folding Outdoor Cot
As you realize from the picture, this is yet another express setup cot which needs no assembly. This is a patented heavy-duty coated steel structure with incredibly many legs and support bars. It is no surprise that its capacity is so great, 400 lb (181 kg).
The weight is moderate, 18.8 lb (8.53 kg), and the cot packs to 40.5 x 8.6 x 5.5 inches (103 x 22 x 14 cm) which is again quite normal for this type.
The bed size is considerably smaller than the cots above, so you have 75 x 27 inches (191 x 69 cm). Bear this in mind if you are a very tall person. The good thing is that there are no end bars in this design.
13. Teton Sports Adventurer Cot
Here you have a typical military style camping cot, with standard X-shape steel legs structure and with 400 lb (181 kg) capacity.
The packed size is 38 x 8 x 4 inches (87 x 20 x 10 cm) so this is one of the best here with respect to this parameter.
The weight is less impressive, 20 lb (9.07 kg), and the bed is not particularly big, 75 x 25 inches (191 x 64 cm). So this cot is more suited for shorter people.
14. Teton Sports Universal Camp Cot
This cot is very similar to the Adventurer Cot shown above, but the bed is considerably larger and you have 85 x 32 inches (216 x 81 cm). So this is a cot for very tall people.
The weight is 24 lb (10.9 kg), and the capacity is 400 lb (181 kg). The packed size is typical, with only one larger dimension which means you will have to transport it in a car, 42.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches (108 cm x 22 x 14 cm).
The bed frame is aluminum and the legs are steel. Please see more in my review.
15. Texsport Black Bear Colossal Folding Camp Cot
The capacity of this cot is the same as in several cots above, 400 lb (181 kg). But its bed dimensions are among the largest on the market 85 x 40 inches (216 x 101.6 cm). So this is a great option for very tall and heavy people.
The packed size is similar to many of the cots here in the list, 44 x 11 x 7 inches (112 x 28 x 18 cm). Note that it is quite heavy 29.6 lb (13.4 kg).
By the style, this is again one of the military type cots, so it requires the usual assembly which implies adding the two end bars.
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:
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 you have several great options here. Some of the cots are with the length of 216 cm.
♦ Even if you are a particularly heavy person, you will find a cot here for you. The biggest capacity is 800 lb (363 kg), so it is unlikely that you might need more.
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.