Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot – Extra Wide Lounger

Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot is an extra wide and very long camping cot with a welded aluminum frame, reclining backrest, and adjustable legs.

Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot
Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot.

Key features

  • Extra-wide cot.
  • Padded.
  • Adjustable legs.
  • Adjustable backrest.
  • Folding cot.
  • Aluminum frame.

Where to buy

Check on Amazon, they have a great shipping service with stores on 5 continents.

What type of camping cot is this

This is a folding design, a cot that remains relatively large when packed, but it is still thin enough to be stored in narrow spaces. See how it looks when packed, the dimensions in this state are 34 x 30.5 x 10 inches (86 x 77 x 25 cm):

Chinook Padded Cot packed.
Chinook Padded Cot packed.

The cot is also with an adjustable backrest, so you can use it as a lounger or as a camping seat with a huge footrest. This is possible because of its telescopic adjustable legs


The picture shows you yet another great feature here – the cot is well padded and you have no contact with the frame at any place.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, this cot is impressive, it supports the weight of up to 375 lb (170 kg). But if this is not enough, please check my list with cots for heavy people.

Size-wise, this is a very big bed with the dimensions 80 x 33 inches (203 x 84 cm). So it qualifies to be included in my exclusive list of extra wide cots.

Weight-wise, you will see in the comparison table below how it stands in comparison with yet another padded cot. With its 17.4 lb (7.9 kg) you can call it heavy but the weight is justified for such a design.

So in view of its weight and packed size, this is a camping item for places with a car access. It is big enough for most of the users and the capacity is very good as well.

For home use, this is a great extra bed for grandchildren or for sudden guests. Twin size sheet will be perfect for this cot.

Materials & construction

The frame is a heavy-duty welded aluminum and the top fabric is 600D nylon. There is some fiber fill inside the fabric. The bed surface is not saggy, it soft but firm. This is a very stable construction with horizontal and diagonal support bars between the legs and the side bars. But there are no bars close underneath the bed deck so do not worry about pressure spots.

The bed is with 6 legs that are equipped with large caps so this should not sink too much when you use it on a soft ground. This is a pivoting design so the feet accommodate to the surface. With such feet, you can use the cot in a floored tent.

Note that the bed deck is connected to the frame with a cord, this is visible in the picture below, so there are no springs here to make the noise.

As mentioned above, the legs can be extended so you can always have a perfectly flat bed deck regardless of where you use it. They can be extended for at least 8 inches (20 cm), and this is independent for each of its 6 legs.

Though most complaints by users are actually related to the locking system of those telescopic legs, some have experienced that they do not keep the height at which they set them. So it is best to test the bed properly and get in touch with the seller, Chinook is a well-known brand.

The padding gives some protection from the cold as well, so you do not need a pad for 1-2 season camping. But you might need one if you camp in a cold environment.

One good thing with this design is the height of the bed, the sleeping surface is 20 inches (51 cm) above the ground. This is good for elderly people because it is easier to get in and out of the bed. On the other hand, you have a huge space for storage of your camp gear. In fact, the bed is twice higher than the Bushtec Adventure Camping Cot Sierra 440.

Note also that the legs are quite far from both ends, so this may be good if you set it up at home in narrow spaces, because it is so tall, it can be above some low pieces of furniture.

My rating, pros & cons

This is an expensive cot and you will see this in the links given below. But this is a padded and large cot that offers lots of comfort. Please see how I rate it, the same criteria are used for all cots here in the site:

My rating of the Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot:
  • Weight - 7.4/10
  • Size - 9.3/10
  • Capacity - 8.5/10
  • Packed size - 4.6/10
  • Ease of use & features - 9.5/10


My overall rating of this cot is Very Good, but see my objections as well:


  • Great size.
  • Great capacity.
  • Reclining design.
  • Very soft and pleasant.


  • Large when packed.
  • Expensive.
  • No stuff sack.
  • Complaints about collapsed legs.
User Review
8.2/10 (23 votes)


  • Weight: 17.4 lb (7.9 kg).
  • Capacity: 375 lb (170 kg).
  • Dimensions: 80 x 33 x 20 in (203 x 84 x 51 cm).
  • Packed size: 34 x 30.5 x 10 in (86 x 77 x 25 cm)
  • Frame: aluminum.

Chinook Padded Cot vs Competitors

I have decided to show you this Chinook Cot side by side with its closest competitor, the Bushtec Adventure Camping Cot Sierra 440. Both are padded and soft structures, but there are big differences in the weight, height, size, and capacity. Please follow the links for more details and for updated prices.

Weight, lb (kg)

Bed size, in (cm)

Packed size, in (cm)

Capacity, lb (kg)


Height, in (cm)

Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot

17.4 (7.9)

80 x 33
(203 x 84)

34 x 30.5 x 10
(86 x 77 x 25)

375 (170)


20 (51)

Bushtec Adventure Cot Sierra 440

29 (13.2)

82 x 34
(208 x 86)

33 x 32 x 10
(81 x 81 x 25)

440 (200)


10 (25)


Final thoughts

In the summary of this Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot review, I would stress its dimensions and the pleasant deck. This is a very comfortable camping bed, good enough even for side sleepers and with lost of space to sprawl.

Its reclining design and adjustable legs make it a versatile item which you can use in several different ways and on any terrain. I have included it in my list of best cots for car camping and also in best padded cots for camping.

Check Chinook Padded Cot on Amazon.

If you need something different just search in various categories here in the site. You will find all possible types and shapes of camping cots. Check also this Timber Ridge Juniper Cot built in a similar style and very affordable.

Note that I am not paid by the brand and I am not related to them in any way. In the case of questions or comments, please use the comment box below. 

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4 thoughts on “Chinook Heavy Duty Padded Cot – Extra Wide Lounger”

  1. I am looking for the dimensions as far as distance between the legs, as I want to use it in the bed of my 8′ truck (camper shell). I like the fact that the distance appears to be greater between one set of legs which may work to go over the wheel well.

    1. I do not have it at hand now but I think it is 47 inches (120 cm).


    I have a Chinook cot and it broke the other day. I would like to see if I can get the parts to fix it. The two rails in the middle of the cot are bent. Can they be replaced and how much would they be?

    1. Hi Edward, it is not so great to hear about such a problem. I am afraid this question is for the manufacturer or for the seller, we do not sell them through the site. Try to get in touch with them through the links in the text.

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