10 Folding Camping Cots With Mattress – 2018 Models

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In this text you have the best known Folding Camping Cots With Mattress that are available on the market in 2018. All of them are foldable and with removable foam mattresses. 

10 Camping Cots with mattress side by side

What you have here are folding camping beds with foam mattresses, all with a sturdy construction, suitable both for home use and for outdoor use. The cots in the table are given in no particular order. These cots should be distinguished from the cots with integrated air mattresses which are presented elsewhere in the site.

Bed size, inches (cm)
Capacity,
lb (kg)
Weight
lb (kg)
1. GigaTent Folding Comfort Camping Cot with Mattress 79 x 29
(201 x 74)
250 (113) 18 (8.16)
2. JAY-BE Saver Folding Bed with Airflow Mattress 73 x 27.5
(185 x 70)
264 (120) 21 (9.5)
3. iBED Hideaway Guest Bed 74.5 x 32
(189 x 81)
275 (125) 26 (11.8)
4. Simmons Beauty Sleep Foldaway Guest Bed (Twin) 75 x 31
(191 x 79)
300 (136) 29 (13.2)
5. Nova Furniture
New Foldaway Bed
76 x 31.5
(193 x 80)
NA 23 (10.4)
6. Stansport Conifer Steel Cot with Mattress 75 x 30
(190 x 76)
250 (113) 18.6 (8.4)
7. Coleman ComfortSmart
Cot
69 x 25
(175 x 63)
275 (125) 14 (6.4)
8. Coleman ComfortSmart Deluxe Cot 80 x 30
(203 x 76)
300 (136) 19.3 (8.7)
9. Coleman Ridgeline III Camp Cot 74 x 26
(188 x 66)
225 (102) 16.5 (7.5)
10. Coleman Heavy-Duty Deluxe Folding Cot  74 x 26
(188 x 66)
285 (130) 16.5 (7.5)

As I mentioned above, the cots are foldable together with their mattress. This means that they remain with two relatively large dimensions when packed, but they can still be easily stored at home or transported by car.

The weight of all given folding camping beds is in the range 6 – 13 kg (14 – 29 lb) and this may look substantial. But these tools are not designed to be carried long distances, so the weight difference is not so important.

WHY using a folding camping bed

First, it is about comfort. Sleeping on the ground can never be as comfortable as sleeping on the bed.

Second, there is the problem of insulation. When you are on the ground you need a far better insulation, this because you lose around 50 times more body warmth to the ground than to the air, this is about heat conduction. So when you are on the cot, essentially air is under you, and you avoid spending much on expensive sleeping pads.

Third, when you put a pad on the ground, it takes a lot of space in the tent. But if you have a cot, all space and volume under the cot can be used to store the gear, and even for a dog if you have one with you.

Note also, these are 3-in-1 tools. You can use both the cot and mattress separately and together. If you have 2 sudden overnight guests and only one cot, no problem one can sleep on the cot without the mattress and the other on the floor with mattress. They will manage it.


1. GigaTent Folding Comfort Camping Cot with Mattress, X-Large

GigaTent Folding Comfort Camping Cot with Mattress, X-Large.
GigaTent Folding Comfort Camping Cot with Mattress, X-Large.

Key features and benefits

  • This cot is built very large, suitable for people up 6 ft 4 in (193 cm).
  • The frame is a strong 1 inch (2.54 cm) tubular steel.
  • U-shaped legs (bars) are very much suitable for a tent floor. Such a design is good also because it does not sink into a soft ground.
  • The cot is high so you can store a lot of stuff under it when you use it in a tent.
  • The open cell foam mattress is covered with coated polyester on top and with waterproof vinyl on the bottom for durability and moisture protection.
  • The mattress and the cot can also be used separately.
  • Amazon price at the moment of writing the text is $78.

Not so good

  • The mattress is rather thin.

Specifications

  • Weight: 18 lb (8.16 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions: 79 x 29 x 14.2 in (201 x 74 x 36 cm).
  • Foam mattress: 1 inch (2.54 cm).

Read my review


2. JAY-BE Saver Folding Bed with Airflow Mattress

JAY-BE Saver Folding Bed with Airflow Mattress, Regular, Black/White.
JAY-BE Saver Folding Bed with Airflow Mattress, Regular, Black/White.

Key features

  • Two sizes available, regular and oversized. The latter is different only regarding the width.
  • Amazon price $83 for regular and $147 for the oversized model.
  • J-Tex sprung base system for complete support, durability, and comfort.
  • U-shaped bar legs are good against sinking in the ground, and for tent floor protection.

Not so great

  • The cot is not long enough for tall people.
  • Cover sold separately.

In this short video you can see a bit more about the cot:

Specifications

  • Weight: 21 lb (9.5 kg).
  • Capacity: 264 lb (120 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 73 x 27.5 x 15 in (185 x 70 x 38 cm). For oversized model the width is 48 in (122 cm).
  • Folded size: 37 x 27.5 x 4 in (94 x 70 x 10 cm).
  • British made with a lifetime frame guarantee.
  • Exceeds U.S., British, and European safety standards.
  • Durable steel frame.
  • Fabric: 100% polyester.
  • Foam mattress: 2 in (5 cm).

Check on Amazon.


3. iBED Hideaway Guest Bed

iBED Hideaway Guest Bed.
iBED Hideaway Guest Bed.

Key features

  • Very wide.
  • Comfortable 2 inches (5 cm) foam mattress.
  • Only 5.5 inches (14 cm) thick when folded, so it stores easily under a bed, in a closet, and in a car trunk.
  • Durable and sturdy frame made from tubular steel.
  • Instantly ready to use, just unfold it in seconds.
  • Spring supported flexible nylon mesh under the mattress, no uncomfortable bars.
  • Leg Locks for extra stability.
  • Bonus storage bag for easy carrying and storage.
  • Very good Amazon price, $83 at the moment of writing this text.

See below how this cot can be made ready in home conditions:

NOT SO GREAT

  • The length may not be good enough for taller people.
  • The feet are with plastic caps, but those are quite small, so some care is perhaps needed when used in the tent.

Specifications

  • Weight: 26 lb (11.8 kg).
  • Capacity: 275 lb (125 kg).
  • Dimensions: 74.5 x 32 x 13 in (189 x 81 x 33 cm).
  • Packed size: 37 x 32 x 5.5 (94 x 81 x 14 cm).
  • Mattress: 2 in (5 cm).

Read my review.


 4. Simmons Beauty Sleep Foldaway Guest Bed (Twin)

Simmons Beauty Sleep Foldaway Guest Bed (Twin).
Simmons Beauty Sleep Foldaway Guest Bed (Twin).

Key features

  • Very wide.
  • Thick mattress.
  • It folds to 7 inches (18 cm) depth when folded.
  • Plush Micro Quilt removable and washable cover.
  • Very durable construction.
  • Note, they have a smaller version as well.

See more in this short video:

Not so great

  • A bit expensive, $155 Amazon price at the moment of writing the text.
  • Although “Twin” by name, it is “only” 31 inches (79 cm) wide.

Specifications

  • Weight: 29 lb (13.2 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions: 75 x 31 x 17 in (191 x 79 x 43 cm).
  • Mattress: 3 in (7.6 cm).

Read my review


5. Nova Furniture New Foldaway Bed Foam Mattress Portable Folding Camping Cot

Nova Furniture New Foldaway Bed Foam Mattress Portable Folding Camping Cot.
Nova Furniture New Foldaway Bed Foam Mattress Portable Folding Camping Cot.

Key features

  • Very wide cot.
  • Removable and machine washable mattress cover.
  • The legs are bars, so no problems with tent floor.
  • In addition, plastic floor protectors available on the legs.
  • Note, this bed is without canvas; the mattress platform features 16 rows of zigzag springs for excellent support and extra comfort. Yet the cot is relatively lightweight for such a design.
  • Durable powder-coated steel frame.
  • Very good Amazon price, $63 at the moment of writing this text.

Less good

  • They do not give the weight capacity for this cot; the same is with its folded size.

Specifications

  • Weight: 23 lb (10.4 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 76 x 31.5 x 15 in (193 x 80 x 38 cm).
  • Mattress: 2 in (5 cm).

Check on Amazon.


6. Stansport Conifer Steel Cot with Mattress

Stansport Conifer Steel Cot with Mattress.
Stansport Conifer Steel Cot with Mattress.

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Great price, only $48 on Amazon at the moment of writing the text. Please check the links for updates.
  • Powder coated steel frame with spring tensioned metal supports and three full-width attached U-shaped bar-legs.
  • One-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

Not so great

  • A bit short.
  • Thin mattress.
  • Confusing description, with two numbers for the mattress thickness and weight capacity.

Specifications

  • Weight: 18.6 lb (8.44 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 75 x 30 x 15 in (190 x 76 x 38 cm).
  • Folded size: 37 x 31 x 4.5 (94 x 79 x 11 cm).
  • Foam mattress: 1.5 in (3.8 cm).

Read my review.


7. Coleman ComfortSmart Cot

Coleman ComfortSmart Cot.
Coleman ComfortSmart Cot.

This cot with foam mattress is described in my separate text so please follow this link to see more. Here only a few basic details:

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Foam mattress included.
  • Durable heavy-duty steel construction.
  • Versatile bed.
  • Great price, around $58 at the moment of writing this text.

NOT SO GREAT

  • No stuff sack.
  • Quite short.

Read my review.


8. Coleman ComfortSmart Deluxe

Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot.
Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot.

This is an extra large cot suitable for tall people. It is described in detail in my separate review, here just to mention a few key features:

  • Obviously, a foam mattress is included.
  • Durable heavy-duty steel construction.
  • This is a deluxe model, suitable for people up to 6 ft 6 in (198 cm).
  • Great price, around $80 at the moment of writing this text.

To see more please check the link:

Read my review.


9.  Coleman Ridgeline III Camp Cot

Coleman Ridgeline III Camp Bed Folding Camping Cot.
Coleman Ridgeline III Camp Bed Folding Camping Cot.

This is a quite large and reliable cot, see some of its most important features:

  • Foam mattress included.
  • Durable heavy-duty steel construction.
  • Great price, around $73 at the moment of writing this text.

Not so good

  • No stuff sack.

Please see more about it in my separate detailed review:

Read my review.


10. Coleman Heavy-Duty Deluxe Folding Cot 

Coleman Heavy-Duty Deluxe Folding Cot.
Coleman Heavy-Duty Deluxe Folding Cot.

The cot comes with several bonuses:

  • Bonus blanket shown in the picture.
  • Bonus attached storage bags.
  • Bonus attached bottle holders.
  • Bonus LED torch is also included.

It is included in my Coleman’s Cots list, so please have a look here for more details.


Summary

So this was my list of 10 Folding Camping Cots With Mattress, all very popular models presently available on the market. As you realize, all are with really reasonable prices, in the range $48 – 155.

There are differences in the mattress thickness and also in the support system. The latter includes U-shaped bar legs in most of the cots, and only one is with classic legs (the number 3 above). This is important if you plan to use it in a tent, to avoid damages to the tent floor.

Most importantly, none of them has bars under the mattress, so you can be sure you are safe from such an issue. There are end bars of course, in all models, so bear this in mind and buy an appropriate length. Though a mattress reduces this problem considerably and with it, you practically avoid touching the end bars.

So how to choose? If you are a very tall person, then your first choice should be the numbers 1 and 8 above.

If the price is essential, then certainly check the numbers 6 and 7.


If nothing here is good for you, and you need something portable, collapsible, and suitable for hiking and backpacking, and for transporting on a motorbike perhaps, see this list of ultra lightweight cots.

Thank you for reading. If this text has been useful to you, please share it with others. Use the comment box below if you have comments or questions. I wish you a nice day.


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