PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot Review


This PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot is very easy to use with the fabric pre-attached to its steel frame, there is no assembly, and the price is simply great.

PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot.
PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot.


Key feature & benefits

  • Instant setup.
  • Steel frame.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Great price.

What this is about

Here you have a cot that belongs to the group of folding/collapsible camping cots, and in the sub-group of those that, when packed, remain large in one dimension only. So its packed size is 38.5 x 7 x 5.5 inches (98 x 18 x 14 cm), and you realize this is a bit elongated but narrow tube.

There is no particular assembly here, you simply unfold the cot as shown in the pictures below. This is done in seconds.

The steps of unfolding the cot.
The steps of unfolding the cot.

One of the pictures above shows it in its carry bag so you realize it is equipped with a shoulder strap and you can carry it short distances. This stuff sack also protects the cot from dust when you store it at home between your outdoor seasons.

The materials

The frame is all steel and it is pre-attached to the fabric. Three pairs of legs are stabilized by the X-shaped support bars.

The legs are additionally fixed in place with locking mechanisms, one is shown below. The strap shown here is to bind the cot when it is folded so that you can easier place it in the carry bag.

Locking mechanisms and a strap with buckles.
Locking mechanisms and a strap with buckles.

Note that the feet are with some caps but they are small and it is best to add some protection on the floor. This holds in particular if you use this cot in a tent.

The fabric is a 600D polyester, a quite standard material for cots and camping chairs.

Bonuses

The cot comes with a storage system on the side, and it includes a few pouches plus a bottle holder, see the picture below. There is also an integrated non-removable pillow.

Storage system plus an integrated pillow.
Storage system plus an integrated pillow.

Who is it for

Regarding the weight, this cot weighs 17.2 lb (7.8 kg) so it is portable but you would not want to carry it long distances. You have already seen its packed size, so clearly this is a cot for places with a car access.

Regarding the dimensions, with the bed size 75 x 25.4 inches (191 x 65 cm) this is a moderate-size cot although they describe it as large. So if you are a tall person you might rather want to check my list with extra long cots for tall people.

But there are no end-bars here, so what you have as the length is the true length that you can use.

On the other hand, the cot is quite tall, you have 18 inches (46 cm) clearance. So it may be suitable for elderly users. Note also that such a space underneath the cot can be used to store lots of stuff when you use the cot in a tent.

Regarding the capacity, the cot is modest with its official 300 lb (136 kg) capacity. This should be good enough for most of the users, but if you need more, please check our list of cots for heavy people.

Regarding the price, the cot is a true bargain, no more no less.


Specifications

  • Weight: 17.2 lb (7.8 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 75 x 25.4 x 18 in (191 x 65 x 46 cm).
  • Packed size: 38.5 x 7 x 5.5 in (98 x 18 x 14 cm).
  • Frame: steel.
  • Warranty: 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Rating, pros & cons

Below you can see how I rate this cot against my standard set of criteria, as you realize it scores well in all of them. Please give your own rating, you have such an option below.

Easy to use and very affordable folding camping cot
PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot

Product Name: PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot

Product Description: This PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot is very easy to use with the fabric pre-attached to its steel frame, there is no assembly, and the price is simply great.

Brand: Portal

SKU: B07TT3WQPJ

  • Weight - 7.4/10
    7.4/10
  • Size - 8.3/10
    8.3/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Packed size - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Ease of use & features - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
8.3/10

Summary

The tent scores well in all the criteria and the overall rating is Very Good.

Pros

  • Very easy to use.
  • Good packed size.
  • Great price.
  • Carry bag.

Cons

  • Not very long.
  • A bit heavy.
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User Review
8.45/10 (2 votes)

Final thoughts

To summarize this PORTAL Adult Folding Camping Cot review, what you have here is a well-built cot suitable for outdoor use and also as a spare bed for sudden guests at home.

It is quite standard with all its features, but it is very easy to use, and with bonus storage elements and a pillow. The price is more than fair. I have included it in my list of best folding cots for camping.

Take a closer look.

This cot is very similar to this ALPS Mountaineering Escalade Cot, you might want to compare. Otherwise, check under the category Camping Cots and you will find them in all shapes and types.

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