Texsport Black Bear Colossal Folding Camp Cot is one of the largest cots on the market with an impressive size and capacity suitable for tall and heavy people.
Key features & benefits
- It is all in the name – a colossal cot.
- Huge capacity.
- Easy setup.
What type cot is this
This Texsport Black Bear cot is a sort of a military-style cot, fully collapsible, packable, and portable. The legs are not the usual X-shape, you have the S-shape similar to the Teton Sports Outfitter cot.
Being the military-style, this cot needs assembly, and this implies adding the two end bars only, the rest you simply unfold. So for adding the bars you do not need any tools, this is easily done in seconds.
The cot packs into its carry bag to the size of 44 x 11 x 7 inches (112 x 28 x 18 cm), and one dimension remains relatively large. The weight is 29.6 lb (13.4 kg), so in view of these numbers, you realize this is a tool to be used at places with a car access.
Who is it for
You have already seen its dimensions in the title. So this is one of the largest cots on the market and I have added it in my list with extra long cots. Therefore, this is a cot suitable even for very tall people.
The capacity is also impressive just like the size, so this cot can accommodate people of up to 400 lb (181 kg).
Using the Black Bear Cot in a tent
Not every tent can accommodate such a large and tall cot. So you will have to use it in larger tents. For example, two such cots can fit in this Kelty Sequoia 4 tent or in this cabin style Eureka Copper Canyon 4. Of course, you can use it any larger family camping tent.
In the case of camping in a cold environment, you will need some insulated pad, or you might want a pad just for comfort. In any case, have a look here, you will find many great models.
You have very good but quite typical materials here, with aluminum used for the frame and 600D water-resistant coated nylon for the bed deck. The carry bag is of the same material as the cot.
The feet are with plastic caps for protection, so this is a floor-friendly design.
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Great size.
- Great capacity.
- Good materials.
- Reasonable price.
The price & my rating
As of the moment of writing this text, the Amazon price for this cot is $125. This is a bit more than some of its competitors (see the comparison table in the text below), but bear in mind also the dimensions of this cot. Here is my rating:
My rating breakdown of the Texsport Black Bear Cot
- Weight: 29.6 lb (13.4 kg).
- Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 85 x 40 x 20.5 in (216 x 101.6 x 52 cm).
- Packed size: 44 x 11 x 7 in (112 x 28 x 18 cm).
- Frame: aluminum.
- Fabric: 600D coated nylon.
- Nylon carry bag included.
Texsport Black Bear Colossal Folding Camp Cot vs Competitors
Here is the Black Bear Cot side by side with two other giants, so you can make an educated choice. The prices for the three cots as of the moment of writing this text are, respectively, $125, 100, and 90. See how they compare:
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Bed size, in (cm)
Capacity, lb (kg)
Payable Every Month
85 x 40
(216 x 101.6)
Payable Every Month
84 x 39
(213 x 99)
Payable Every Month
83 x 32
(211 x 81)
steel & aluminum
In the summary of this Texsport Black Bear Colossal Folding Camp Cot review, I would stress what is obvious and this is its size and capacity. It is not only length, the width is impressive as well, and this is why I have included it in my list of extra wide cots and also in the list of extra long cots. The weight capacity of this cot is so impressive that I have added it in my list of camping cots for heavy people.
So if you are a big and heavy person please compare this cot with some other tools in this size range in the lists given above. You have plenty of options to choose. If you need a smaller cot, check this Deluxe Cot from the same brand, with an adjustable bed deck.
Thank you for reading. If you need something different please check in the Categories above, this site is all about cots and you will find something for you. You might want to check this Slumberjack Big Cot which is even bigger. Check also this LandTrip Cot which has 800 lb capacity and a headrest design.
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