HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults

The HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults is a very typical military-style collapsible easy to use cot, with a carry bag included, and an incredible price tag.

HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults.
HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults.

Key features & benefits

  • Military-type cot.
  • Carry bag.
  • Great price.


This cot has been around for many years already, so everything is know about it, and it has been tried and tested by many people. The construction is a very typical military-style, with a folding frame and the fabric that is pre-attached to the frame.

There are only two end-bars that should be added when you unfold the cot. This is what makes it a collapsible and folding type with a very simple assembly. It is typical with such cots that you feel tension in the fabric when you put the second end-bar in place.

So a bit of force is required particularly in the beginning, but this can be easily done by anybody. The end bars are a bit extended on one side, and this is on purpose that you have enough place to grab it properly.

The cot comes with an elegant carry bag shown below. So you have a shoulder strap to carry it short distances. It measures 37.75 x 8.25 x 4 inches (96 x 21 x 10 cm).

A carry bag is included.
A carry bag is included.

The frame is a powder-coated steel, and you have those X-shaped legs. They require space when you unfold the cot because you have to rotate them and to expand. So when you are about to set the cot up, you need some space. This cannot be done in a small and low camping tent. 

There are 6 feet with plastic caps, but they are not wide and it is best to add some protection if you use the cot in a floored tent.

The fabric is a 600D polyester with a PVC coating. It seems that the same material is used for the carry bag.

Who is this cot for

Regarding the capacity, it can be described as modest with its 225 lb (102 kg) official capacity. There are more options here in the site if you need a cot for very heavy users.

Regarding the dimensions, I would describe it also as quite modest. The top deck measures 74.5 x 25.4 inches (189 x 64 cm). Note that you have a frame around and this takes a couple of centimeters on each side. So if you need something larger, please check my list of cots for tall people.

The height is reasonable, you have 16.4 inches (42 cm), so this offers lots of volume under the cot to store your camping stuff.

Regarding the weight, although they describe it as ‘incredibly portable’, the cot is a bit heavy, it weighs 18 lb (8.4 kg).

But I do not think this is so important, you have already seen its packed size, so you are not supposed to carry it long distances. This is a car camping cot. However, you can check this Slumberjack Pine Vista Ultralight Camp Cot if you need something a bit lighter.

Regarding the price, this cot is incredibly affordable, a great value for the money.


  • Weight: 18 lb (8.4 kg).
  • Capacity: 225 lb (102 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 74.5 x 25.4 x 16.4 in (189 x 64 x 42 cm).
  • Folded dimensions: 37.75 x 8.25 x 4 in (96 x 21 x 10 cm).
  • Frame: steel.

Rating, pros & cons

The table below summarizes my rating, and some pros and cons. Feel free to rate the cot from your side, there is a rating bar below.

Very typical and easy to use military type cot.
HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults.

Product Name: HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults

Product Description: The HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults is a Very Typical Military-Style Collapsible Easy to Use Cot, with a Carry Bag Included, and an Incredible Price Tag.



  • Weight - 7.2/10
  • Size - 8.1/10
  • Packed size - 8.2/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
  • Ease of use & features - 9.1/10


The capacity and weight are not the best features here, but the overall rating is still Good.


  • Reliable.
  • Easy to use.
  • Carry bag.
  • Incredibly affordable.


  • A bit heavy.
  • Not very large.
User Review
8/10 (1 vote)

Final thoughts

So there is nothing spectacular in this HQ ISSUE Camping Cot for Adults, this is a very typical but reliable military type cot. It is easy to use and incredibly affordable, so if you are on a budget, this is the cot to consider.

Best places to buy:

Sportsmans Guide


For more options, please check under the category Military Cots, you will find them many here in the site. See in particular this Cabela’s Camp Cot with Organizer with its many storage pouches.

Let me know if you have questions, there is a comment box below. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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