Tangkula 2 Person Tent Cot is a foldable off ground sleeping tool which provides enough space for couples and full protection from elements.
- Full protection from elements.
- Off-ground sleeping.
- Very reasonable price.
- Carry bag.
What type is this
The Tangkula 2 Person Tent Cot is a folding tool, which means that in the packed state it preserves two relatively large dimensions. Its packed size is 49 x 32 x 8 inches (124 x 81 x 20 cm) and it comes with a carry bag for storing at home and for transportation.
Note that the same brand has also a single version described in my another post.
Who is it for
The mentioned packed size and the weight of 40 lb (18.14 kg) determine the best use and users of this tent-cot. You certainly need a car for transportation, and you should be strong enough to take it out of the car and to set it up. But this all is doable by one person only, and the setup is truly simple.
Sizewise, the cot is quite long, 81.5 inches (207 cm), so it is suitable even for very tall people. But the width of 46.5 inches (118 cm) is not so impressive.
The bed deck is 12 inches (30 cm) above the ground, so you have a lot of protected space underneath it for gear. See all its dimensions in this picture:
This is a two-layer structure, with the inner tent which has openings on all 4 sides, and a fly. Both are the same material, 420D Oxford. The inner tent is with two doors on the longer sides, and two windows on the shorter sides. Clearly, they all can be used as doors as long as the fly is not on. All openings are with micro mosquito mesh, so you have a great ventilation and protection.
When the fly is on, you have two doors, one on each longer sides. In this case, the ventilation is not so great, though you have the vents on the fly. The roof is elevated with the two poles so you have the peak height of 31 inches (79 cm).
The frame and bed
You have a sturdy aluminum frame, so the bed is 12 inches (30 cm) above the ground. You can set it up literally anywhere, with its 4 bars on the ground it will not sink regardless of what kind of ground is underneath the cot. The bed deck fabric is 600D waterproof Oxford, quite typical for most of the cots presented here in the site.
They show the bed used as a cot, so indeed, you can put a mattress and use this as an emergency bed at home.
When the fly is on, it may not be so pleasant inside, although you have a small vent on the fly. But they have added a pair of poles to use for the awning setup with one of the doors. So this can be kept open even if it is raining outside.
Using it with sleeping pads
In warm conditions, you do not need any pad, except for extra comfort. There are many double pads that you can use with such a bed, and I would point out this Klymit Double V pad. In a cold environment, like on high elevations, you might need some insulated pad, so again you have this great Klymit Insulated Double V pad.
Note that there are double bags as well, so have a look here, there are several great models presented in detail.
What is in the package
The package includes the following:
- Camping tent.
- Tent fly.
- Carry bag.
- User manual.
Pros & cons
Here is my short summary:
|• Good price.
• Very easy to use.
• Complete protection.
• Very long bed.
• Carry bag included.
|• Not so great width.|
The price & rating
At the moment of writing this text, the price for this system is around $150. I find this quite reasonable, and you will realize this from the comparison table below. See how I rate this tool:
- Weight: 40 lb (18.14 kg).
- Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
- Bed size: 81.5 x 46.5 in (207 x 118 cm).
- Bed height: 12 in (30 cm).
- Tent peak height: 31 in (79 cm).
- Peak height from the ground: 43 in (109 cm).
- Packed size in the bag: 49 x 32 x 8 in (124 x 81 x 20 cm).
- Carry bag included.
- Color: green.
– Tent & fly: 420D waterproof PU coated Oxford.
– Bed deck: 600D waterproof Oxford.
– Frame: steel + aluminum alloy.
Tangkula Double Tent Cot vs competitors
Here are a few double tent cots side by side with the Tangkula tent cot, see how it compares:
Clearly, the Tangkula is a more narrow than the competitors, but its packed size is very good and the same holds for the weight.
But see the prices at the moment of writing this text, $150, 316, 219.
In the conclusion of this Tangkula 2 Person Tent Cot review to stress again that this is a complete sleeping system which you can use in any environment and in all seasons. The comparison table above shows its really affordable price which is hard to match.
Note that it is just a bit more expensive than their single tent-cot, so it is a good idea to use it as a solo tool; it will allow you for extra space inside for clothes and gear. You might want to use a sleeping pad inside so check this list with the top-notch double sleeping pads.
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