The Hi-Gear Duo Bunk Bed is an incredibly affordable stacking set that includes two cots that can be used separately or together.
Key features & benefits
- Collapsible construction.
- Two cots.
- Steel frame.
- Storage pockets.
- Carry bag included.
- Great price.
This Hi-Gear Duo Bunk Bed is a collapsible construction and this means it needs a simple assembly. But this same feature implies that it packs to a small size when it is time to store it or for transportation.
The picture below shows its zippered carry bag which has two carry handles and the dimensions printed on the side.
So you have two stacking cots here, but they can be used side by side as well. The frame is steel and the fabric is a polyester.
Note that the legs are bars and they are with plastic caps, so this is a floor friendly design and you can use this bunk cot in a floored family camping tent.
On the sides of the upper cot there are rails to secure the user in place, and they are with organizers attached, each with three pockets. So this is convenient to keep small items at hand. Some details from the construction are shown in the pictures:
For extra comfort you can always put some sleeping pad, but it is not compulsory for a warm weather camping.
Who is it for
Regarding the capacity, officially this is 242 + 242 lb (110 + 110 kg). This should be fine for most of users. But see the dimensions below.
Regarding the dimensions, the beds measure 70.87 x 28.3 inches (180 x 72 x 78 cm). For a cot the width is OK, but this is short. As you probably know, most of the cots on the market are indeed built short. Note that the frame around the bed takes a few centimeters. So these are beds for short people and for kids.
The upper bed is only 78 cm above the ground, so it is easy to get in and out. This is low enough to fit into any tent.
Note that you still have plenty of storage space underneath this bunk cot, to store your camping stuff. This is one of the main advantages of sleeping on cots in tents, apart from comfort of course.
Regarding the weight, it is substantial, the complete set weighs 34.8 lb (15.8 kg). But it is lighter than the Kampa Bunkie Camp Bunk Bed, you might want to compare them.
But the folded dimensions are much better 32.7 x 12.2 x 7.1 inches (83 x 31 x 18 cm), in fact it can be described as very compact. So this is a car camping item and you would not want to carry it long distances.
Regarding the price, it is simply incredible for such a set. The links below will show you the current prices as of the moment of reading the text.
- Weight: 34.8 lb (15.8 kg).
- Capacity: 242 + 242 lb (110 + 110 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 70.87 x 28.3 x 30.7 in (180 x 72 x 78 cm).
- Folded dimensions: 32.7 x 12.2 x 7.1 in (83 x 31 x 18 cm).
- Frame: steel.
Rating, pros & cons
The table below summarizes my rating. The same criteria are used for all the products of this type, for an easy comparison. You can rate it also from your side.
Incredibly affordable set of two stacking cots
Product Name: Hi-Gear Duo Bunk Bed
Product Description: The Hi-Gear Duo Bunk Bed Is an Incredibly Affordable Stacking Set that Includes Two Cots that Can be Used Separately or Together.
Weight - 7.4/10
Size - 8.3/10
Capacity - 7/10
Packed size - 9/10
Ease of use & features - 8/10
The bed is a bit short and heavy and this affects the overall rating but it is still Good.
- Two cots in one.
- Incredible price.
- A bit heavy.
- Not very long.
User Review( votes)
So this Hi-Gear Duo Bunk Bed is a functional set of two cots, perfect for family camping tents, and also as spare beds for grandkids when they come to visit you.
When not in use, it stores into a really small size and it will not take much space at home or in the car trunk. Above all, this bunk cot is incredibly affordable, you will hardly find something that can match its price.
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