This Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot Review is about the largest double cot available on the market. This is a sturdy steel construction, incredibly packable, and with a great $130 price.
Key features & bonuses
- The largest on the market.
- Suitable for couples.
- Very affordable price.
- Secure mesh storage pocket underneath the cot.
- Easy setup.
- Incredibly compact when packed.
- 2 padded head sections.
- Carry bag included.
What type is it
In the video below you will be able to see how incredibly compact this cot is when it is packed. It is hard to believe, but it packs to a tube (L x D) 42 x 11 inches (107 x 28 cm). Now compare this with the bed size when it is unfolded, 85 x 55 inches (216 x 140 cm).
So these numbers tell you that the cot you have here is a collapsible tool, it is somewhat portable, and it can be transported to your camping place in a car.
See more in this short video by Kamp-Rite:
Who is it for
The bed dimensions, packed size, and weight determine the users of this pad. It will not take much space wherever you store it at home, it will not collect dust, and it will remain clean in its carry bag. So this is a great double bed for sleepovers.
Outdoors, it can be used at any camping space with a car access. Certainly, not everybody can carry it from the car to the actual camping spot, but it is doable for most grown up people, 15 kg is not so much after all.
If you check the cots on the market, you will realize that this Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot is the largest. I must say that my own double bed at home is the same size.
This is a really heavy duty steel construction, and with a heavy duty 600D bed deck fabric. This all can support up to 500 lb (227 kg) of weight.
In the video above you have seen that the person presses the flaps which cover the metal joints. So all the bed surface is pleasant canvas, you will not touch metal at any point, and you also have some extra padding in the head sections as shown in the picture below.
Now about the bars. First, observe that there are no end-bars. This is really good and typical for this type of collapsible cots. This means that all 85 inches (216 cm) are the true size for sleeping. This is a great news for really tall people.
Second, there is a central longitudinal bar under the canvas, but this is the only one, and it is in the middle. So you have indeed two very wide spaces without any pressure point whatsoever.
Using it in a tent
This Double Cot will fit in any family-type tent, so options are numerous. But if you are interested in the smallest tents where it can fit, then think about standard 3-person or 4-person tents, or simply tarps.
So here are a few options I would recommend:
- Kelty Trail Ridge 3 tent.
- Mountainsmith Morrison EVO 4 tent.
- Kelty Camp Cabin 4 tent.
- Kelty Mirada tent.
From tarps, I see the Kelty Mirada Tarp as a really great option.
In any case, although the cot occupies a huge space, you have also a huge space underneath it to store your equipment. So this is not a lost space like in the case when you simply put a pad on the tent floor and sleep on the ground.
The cot is with 9 feet on the ground, all protected with plastic caps, so the weight is well distributed and there should be no problem with the tent floor.
What pad to use
It may be convenient to use single pads, this is a large cot and you will easily find something suitable for you and your partner, just have a look here.
But you might want to try double pads as well, there are many options available on Amazon.
What bags to use
Here again, you can use single bags, but you might want to know that there are great double bags for couples. See here a long list of double bags.
Note also that there are great Teton Sports double bags, really affordable and comfortable:
For cold weather, you will need some insulation. But remember that you are off the ground and you need far less insulation than when you sleep on the ground.
More options with insulated pads are available here.
Pros & Cons
My summary looks as follows:
|• Great price.
• Great size.
• Very easy setup.
• Very comfortable.
• Very reliable.
• Durable materials.
• No end bars.
• All metal surfaces covered.
|• Central bar complaints.|
There are many reviews, and people were mostly complaining about the central bar which effectively separates you from the partner.
The price of this huge double cot at the moment of writing this text is only $130. This is less than you would pay for many single cots presented here in the site.
What users think
There are more than 460 reviews by users on Amazon only, so clearly, this is a popular tool and it has been on the market for a long time already, at least 5 years or so. It has received a great average rating 4.1/5. See below how I rate it:
- Weight: 33 lb (15 kg).
- Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 85 x 55 x 19 in (216 x 140 x 48 cm).
- Folded size & shipping size (L x D): 42 x 11 in (107 x 28 cm).
- Heavy duty, powder-coated frame.
- Heavy duty 600D fabric.
- Mesh storage hammock underneath the cot.
- Padded head section.
- Included: heavy duty 600D carry bag.
Comparison with competitors
It is interesting that there are no many true competitors on the market, but they all are described in the site under the category double cots.
|Size, in (cm),
W x L x H
|Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot||85 x 55 x 19 (216 x 140 x 48)||42 x 11
(107 x 28)
|Outsunny Double Wide||76 x 49.2 x 15.7 (193 x 125 x 40)||38.2 x 5.9 x 7.5 (97 x 15 x 19)||26.4 (12)|
|Coleman Airbed Cot Queen||78 x 59 x 22 (198 x 150 x 56)||48 x 18 (122 x 46)||42.8 lb (19.4)*|
*Note, this is a complete system and the weight includes the air pad as well.
Now check the prices. At the moment of writing this text they are, respectively, $130, 85, and 125.
Note that the same brand Kamp-Rite has several double tent-cots, those are structures with tents attached to the double cot. So here is a collapsible cot-tent of that kind, just to know. You do not have to worry about a tent, it is already included. So the cot is not in the tent; it is the tent on the cot.
To summarize this Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot Review, if you are a particularly tall person and you need a double camping bed, you will not find anything larger. This is it. The bed is very reliable and affordable. As far as I know, it has been on the market for over 5 years now. So all is known about it, and it has stood the test of the time, see more in the link below.
But you might want also to compare this cot with the KingCamp Double Camping Cot built in the same style. Thank you for reading, please let me know if you have any question or comment. I wish you a nice day.