Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot Review – Collapsible 3-in-1 Tool

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Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot is a collapsible model which offers space for two people. It has 3-in-1 feature, the tent and cot can be used separately.

Kamp-Rite Compact Double Tent Cot.
Kamp-Rite Compact Double Tent Cot.


Description

Kamp Rite Compact Double is an enlarged version of the one-person Kamp Rite Compact Collapsible tent cot. Similar to the smaller model, here too you have the great 3-in-1 feature. This implies that both the cot and the tent can be used separately. This adds a lot to the versatility of this tool.

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You have two zippered, polyester and mesh entry doors, one on each longer side of the tent. The frame of the cot supports up to 500 lbs (227 kg). This is a collapsible model, so it can be nicely packed into a compact bag of 12 x 12 x 45 inches (30.5 x 30.5 x 114.3 cm).

A rain fly is included in the package. You have doors on both sides.

The cot can be used separately, inside of a big family tent if you need it so, or it can be used as a separate cot at home, and as a bed in emergency situations.

The tent

On the other hand, the tent alone can also become your backpacking tool. Thus, you can use it in a camping together with the cot as the standard tent-cot, and then you can carry it in the pack if you go for an overnight hiking or mountaineering tour.

In the table below you will see how it compares with some other double model, and also with ordinary ground tents for two people.



Setup of the tent cot

It is best that you see this useful video, please have a look:


Specifications

  • Weight: 42 lbs (19.5 kg).
  • Ship weight: 45 lbs (20.4 kg).
  • Cot size (W x L x H): 55 x 85 x 19 in (140 x 216 x 48 cm).
  • Tent size (W x L x H): 55 x 85 x 41 in (140 x 216 x 104 cm).
  • Folded size: 12 x 12 x 45 in (30.5 x 30.5 x 114.3 cm).
  • Maximum recommended weight: 500 lbs (227 kg).
  • 190 TPU fabric.
  • Fiberglass tent poles.
  • Taped seams.
  • Interior storage pouches.
  • Underneath mesh storage hammock on cot base.
  • No-See-Um mesh on all windows and doors.
  • Overhead zippered windows at each end of tent top.
  • Two carry bags:
    – one for the entire unit,
    – one smaller carry bag for tent only.
  • Heavy duty frame.

    What is included

  • You have a heavy duty 600 D roller wheeled carry bag.
  • 190T carry bag for tent only.
  • Fitted waterproof rain fly.

Pros & cons

Here is my summary of cons and pros:

Cons:

  • No real windows on narrow sides, only ventilation openings.

Pros:

  • Very easy to setup.
  • Stable and sturdy.
  • Protection of elements.
  • Comfortable sleeping.
  • Versatile (3-in-1 feature).

This tool has received 3.7/5 average rate by Amazon customers. Please follow the links below to check for the most common objections.


Comparison with other models

In this table you can see how this Compact model compares with the other Double model from the same brand. As you realize, it offers more space:

Bed size, inches (cm)
Tent Height, inches (cm) Packed size inches (cm)
Weight, lb (kg)
KR Compact Double 55 x 85 (140 x 216) 41 (104)
45 x 12 x 12 (114.3 x 30.5 x 30.5) 42 (19.5)
KR Double 53 x 84 (135 x 213) 40 (102)
56 x 34 x 8 (142 x 86 x 20) 51 (23.1)

But one comment is in order: The KT Double Tent Cot has a different construction. Its side walls are vertical, and this gives much more volume inside the tent. As you see from the pictures above, the structure of the tent of the Double Compact model is just like in any ordinary ground tent, its sidewalls are not vertical.

The Double model has received a higher average rating by Amazon customers, than the Compact Double.

So now you might want to compare the tent alone of the Double Compact, with some standard good 2-person tents. Here are two examples:

As you see the tent of the Kamp Rite Compact Double tent cot is in fact higher than standard backpacking tents (but it is also heavier), and it is also wider.


Conclusion

To conclude this Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot review, this is a great tool from a long list of tent cots from this company. This is a versatile tool with full interchange 3-in-1 features. You might want to use a sleeping pad with this tent-cot, so check this list with the double sleeping pads.

If you need something similar for one person, please see this collapsible model.

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2 thoughts on “Kamp Rite Compact Double Tent Cot Review – Collapsible 3-in-1 Tool”

  1. When I first looked at the tent I was a bit confused. Now I see that this suckers sits off the ground.

    You just crawl in and go to sleep. Nice. I like that the entire base of it is already together like in the video.

    I remember I bought a tent for my 5 year old. This was years ago. It had these bendable poles. Me and my wife were baffled for hours then we bent the poles and it took us a matter of minutes.

    Did it take you more than six minutes the first time you did it? Don’t you think it’s a good idea to do what you did in the back yard, set up the tent, before you do camping?

    That way you can work out any confusion you may have in set up.

    Looks great especially it being off the ground.

    1. Hi Barry, yes this tool allows you to sleep off the ground, but it allows you to use the tent separately. This is what I mean by 3-in-1 tool. You are right, practicing a bit in the yard can only be useful. But setting this thing up is really not complicated. By the way, there is a model for kids, you can see it here.

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