The Outwell Posadas Foldaway Bed Double is an easy to use steel construction with plenty of space for two users.
Key features & benefits
- No assembly.
- Integrated padded headrests.
- Steel frame.
- Carry bag.
What this is about
This Outwell Posadas Foldaway Bed Double is available on Amazon-UK also under the name Outwell 470047 Foldaway Double Bed and they also sell it under the name given in the title above.
There seem to be differences in one small detail. Some of them have elasticated corner straps to secure a mat to the bed.
So this is a folding and double-wide cot. This means that there is no particular assembly, you open it and close it in seconds. The pictures below show how this is done:
When not in use, you fold it and store in its included stuff sack shown in the picture. This will keep it clean from dust. The dimensions when packed are 38.2 x 10.6 x 7.9 inches (97 x 27 x 20 cm).
The frame is a powder coated steel with 9 legs. Note that those at the ends are angled outward, and there are also X-crossed support bars directed laterally. So the structure is very stable and sturdy.
Observe that the feet have some plastic caps, but I would not use the cot in a floored family camping tent without extra protection for the floor.
The bed deck is a polyester with an embossed logo. One nice detail is the headrest padding, so some back sleepers may manage without an extra pillow. This is cool if you use the cot without a pad. With a pad, these headrests are practically useless.
This cot has been around for a decade or so, you realize this from the video below. But the basic design remains the same:
Who is it for
Regarding the capacity, this cot is designed to support the total weight of 551 lb (250 kg). This looks impressive but the cot is for two people of course. In any case, this should be perfect for most potential couples.
Regarding the dimensions, the cot is double-wide, so the bed size is 75.6 x 52 inches (192 x 132 cm). Note that there is a central bar, just to know if you plan to use it solo and sleep in the middle, this would not work.
For two people, in my view it is best to use two separate sleeping pads. But if you decide to go for a double-wide, then try to find a thick one so that you do not feel the bar in the middle.
The width is reasonable for two users. But note that the length may not be so great if you are a very tall person. Though, there are no end bars here and you are safe from pressure spots. The mentioned length is a true useful length.
Note that you have 17.7 inches (45 cm) of clearance under the bed. So this is a quite high cot and the volume underneath it is huge, this is plenty of space to store your camping gear.
Regarding the weight, with 29.8 lb (13.5 kg) this is not a light item, but it is double wide so the weight is not too bad. You have already seen its packed size, and you realize it is excellent for a cot of this size.
Regarding the price, it is more than fair for such a double-size bed. You will see it in the link below.
- Weight: 29.8 lb (13.5 kg).
- Total capacity: 551 lb (250 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 75.6 x 52 x 17.7 in (192 x 132 x 45 cm).
- Folded dimensions: 38.2 x 10.6 x 7.9 in (97 x 27 x 20 cm).
- Frame: steel.
Rating, pros & cons
Below you can see how I rate this cot against my standard set of criteria. There is a rating bar for you so rate it from your side:
Easy to use outdoor bed for two people
Product Name: Outwell Posadas Foldaway Bed Double
Product Description: The Outwell Posadas Foldaway Bed Double Is an Easy to Use Steel Construction with Integrated Head Paddings and Plenty of Space for Two Adult Users.
Weight - 7.8/10
Size - 8.3/10
Packed size - 9/10
Capacity - 7.5/10
Ease of use & features - 9.5/10
The cot scores great in almost all criteria so the overall rating is well-deserved Very Good.
- Very easy to use.
- Good size.
- Great price.
- A bit heavy.
User Review( votes)
So this Outwell Posadas Foldaway Bed Double is well-built and it is incredibly easy to use, without any assembly. The head padding adds to its comfort, and the included carry bag keeps it clean when stored at home for a long time. The price is excellent. Fully recommended.
Best place to buy:
For more options, please check under the category Double Cots. The number of such cots on the market is quite limited, but here you will find all that is available, including the Outwell Centuple Double Sleep System from the same brand. Note also that they have a single cot under the Posadas name, but it is much longer, so check their Outwell Posadas XL Foldaway Bed.
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