Coleman Pack-Away Cot Review – Bonus Side Table


This Coleman Pack-Away Cot Review is about a very reliable camping bed with a unique side table. This is a collapsible cot suitable for camping at places with a car access, and with the price of only $43 which is hard to match.

Coleman 80 x 32-Inches Pack-Away Cot.
Coleman Pack-Away Cot with side table.

Standout features

  • Detachable side table with cup holder.
  • Great unfolded size, suitable for tall people.
  • Durable heavy-duty steel construction.
  • Collapsible and folding cot.
  • Incredible price: only $43 on Amazon at the moment of writing this text.
  • No end bars.
  • Amazon’s Choice product.

Who is it for

With the weight of 21 lb (9.5 kg), this is an outdoor camping cot to be used at places with a car access. So there are many situations where this cot can be used, like:

  • trailhead hotels,
  • regular camping places,
  • summer open-air music festivals,
  • vacations, and
  • beaches.

This cot is also a nice to have at home for sudden overnight guests, and for emergency situations in general.

The cot is 203 cm (80 inches) long so it is suitable for tall people, up to 6 ft 6 in (198 cm).


Description

The Pack-Away Cot is the collapsible type, so it packs to only one large dimension and stores in the carry bag of the size 40 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (102 x 15 x 15 cm). So transporting it in the car is not a problem, and the same is for storing it at home.

The cot offers a lot of space, the bed is 80 x 32 inches (203 x 81 cm) so even the widest single sleeping pads can be used here (if you need them), like those from the Klymit Luxe V series. You also have a lot of clearance from the ground, 17 inches (41 cm).

Coleman PackAway cot is a durable tool with a steel frame and a sturdy polyester bed fabric. The setup is extremely easy, literally in seconds and you do not need any tool.

Removable table with cup holder

What makes this cot unique is the removable table on the side of the cot, see the picture below. So here you can put your coffee cup, water bottle, a lamp or any other small item.

Removable table with cup holder.
Removable table with cup holder.

Fitting in the tent

First about the height. With this bed, you are 43 cm above the ground. Many solo and 2-person tents are with the peak height in the range 100 – 110 cm, so this cot would not fit (note, this is about the peak height only, the tents are lower in other sections). So you would have to use some higher camping tents.

The bonus table adds to the required width, so the bed needs 80 x 44 inches (203 x 112 cm) in total. So again, this can only fit in a high enough 2-person tent when used solo (or eventually only with a dog).


Specifications

  • Weight: 21 lb (9.5 kg).
  • Weight capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 80 x 32 x 17 in (203 x 81 x 43 cm).
  • Packed dimensions: 40 x 5.9 x 5.9 in (102 x 15 x 15 cm).
  • Overall size with the table: 80 x 44 in (203 x 112 cm).
  • Fabric: durable polyester.
  • Frame: heavy-duty steel.
  • Detachable side table.
  • Included: durable carry bag.
  • 1-year limited warranty.
  • Designed for people up to 6 ft 6 in (198 cm).
  • Extra-wide design.

Pros & cons, my rating, price

So the list of Pros is long. Now, the cot is heavy, but it is not designed to be carried long distances, so the weight is not a big issue.

The daily updated Amazon-US price is given below so you realize how incredibly affordable this cot is. This is also an Amazon Prime product so they will ship it for free. But this is also an Amazon’s Choice product, and this means they recommend it as well-priced and ready to ship immediately.
The cot has been on the market for many years, and there is a huge amount of customers’ reports available on various sites. The average rating by Amazon customers is very high. See below the breakdown of my own rating:

My rating breakdown of the Coleman PackAway Cot
  • Weight - 6.8/10
    6.8/10
  • Size - 9.1/10
    9.1/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Packed size - 8.8/10
    8.8/10
  • Ease of use & features - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
8.6/10

Summary

My overall rating of this product is Excellent:

Pros

• Bonus removable table.
• Very easy setup.
• Very comfortable.
• Very reliable.
• Durable materials.
• Great size.
• Great price.
• No end bars.

Cons

•  Heavy.

Sending
User Review
8.17/10 (6 votes)

Summary

To conclude this Coleman Pack-Away Cot Review, this cot comes with a bonus side table, but even if you ignore this, its features are indeed better than what you have in some other top-notch cots of the same type. It is so wide that you can put any sleeping pad on it.

This is a very reliable cot that has been on the market for a number of years already, and it has stood the test of time. I can fully recommend it.

Note that this cot is on my list of all Coleman cots available on the market, so please have a look if you feel you need something different. See most of them also in the links below.

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I wonder if you have tried this cot. If so, what can you say about it? I love to hear from you so please use the comment box below. Have a nice day.


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