The World Famous Sports Collapsible Camping Cot is a lightweight and nicely packable bed suitable for home and outdoor use, and with a great price tag.
Key features and benefits
- Great price.
- Integrated headrest.
- Very easy setup.
- 2 mesh side pockets.
- Storage bag included.
What type is this
This is a collapsible cot in the best sense of this word. By this, I mean the following. When you remove the storage bag, you open the bed from the center in all directions, just like an umbrella. This is done in seconds, literally, and you need no tool and no force to do this.
So there is no assembly here, this is a very user-friendly structure. Quite similar is when you want to fold it up.
Who is it for
This collapsible bed has a dual purpose:
- as an outdoor camping bed,
- as a spare bed at home.
For home use, you can take it out of your closet whenever you have unexpected sleepovers, or use for any emergency situation.
For outdoor use, its packed size and the weight determine the way of transporting it. So clearly, you will need a car, and in such a case this is a truly versatile tool, suitable for a variety of activities, like regular camping spots, fishing spots, hunting, trailhead hotels, etc.
Setup and construction
The bed deck is a durable 600 double polyester fabric, while the frame is 16 mm powder coated steel. The bed is with 10 points on the ground, there are many support bars, and you also have some straps that increase stability and keep the legs in place.
Important to stress is the following:
- There are no end bars here, see the picture below. This means that all 75 inches (190 cm) is a true useful length.
- There are no bars anywhere close to the bed deck, see the picture. So you can be sure that there are no pressure points anywhere.
- The head section is with an incline, see the picture. So you may use the bed a without a pillow.
There is not much to say about the setup, as I mentioned above, it comes ready to use, and it is just the matter of spreading it in seconds.
Fitting the cot in a tent
The headrest is quite high above the ground, 17 inches (43 cm), and the rest of the bed is 14 inches high (35 cm). So if you are interested in the smallest tent to use this cot, then probably solo tents will not be high enough.
Much better is to use it solo in a 2-person tent. In this case you can have your dog with you as well. The bed is with so many legs and bars, but you can still store a lot of stuff underneath the bed.
If you have a partner and you have two beds, then try some tents for 3 or preferably 4 people, see this great option from Kelty.
The cot is built with 10 feet, and they are all protected by plastic caps, see the picture below. So the weight is distributed to many points and there should be no issues with the tent floor.
In cold conditions, you will need some insulated sleeping pad, but being so off the ground you need far less insulation as compared with the sleeping on the ground. You have many great pads presented here.
Pros & Cons
My summary is as follows:
|• Great price.
• Extremely easy to use.
• Very comfortable.
• Integrated headrest.
• Carry bag included.
|• Not for extremely tall and very heavy people.|
In the comparison table below you will see that the bed dimensions are quite typical, similar to many other brands. But for very heavy and very tall people it is best to check here.
The price of this cot is really affordable, currently around $50; please check for updates here.
What users think
This is a new bed on the market, with only a few reports by customers. So far the bed has received a perfect score, 5.0/5. Here is my own rating:
- Weight: 12.3 lb (5.58 kg).
- Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 75 x 27 x 14/17 in (190 x 68 x 35/43 cm).
- Heavy duty 600D double polyester fabric.
- Powder coated 16 mm steel tube frame.
World Famous Sports Collapsible Camping Cot vs competitors
Here is the cot side by side with several others, all built in the same style, with headrest and collapsible. I suspect they might even be built in the same factory.
|Bed size, inches (cm)
||Packed size, inches (cm)
|World Famous Sports Cot||75 x 27
(190 x 68)
|41 x 9
(105 x 23)
|KingCamp Camping Bed Cot||74.8 x 26.8 (190 x 68)||41.3 x 9.1 x 6.7 (105 x 23 x 17)||15.9 (7.2)|
|Ancheer Camping Cot||72.5 x 23.4
(184 x 59)
|39.4 x 9.4 x 5.5
(184 x 59 x 55)
|REDCAMP Camping Cot||75.2 x 28
(191 x 71)
|41 x 9 x 6.7
(104 x 23 x 17)
Obviously, regarding its basic features, the World Famous Sports Collapsible Camping Cot is quite similar to the cots from the other brands.
The prices for the cots in the table at the moment of writing this text are, respectively, $50, 70, 43, 65 (please follow the links to check for the updates). So the differences are not substantial, all of them are very affordable.
To conclude this World Famous Sports Collapsible Camping Cot review, at the moment of writing this text this cot is quite new on the market, but it has received great reviews by users.
It is not unique, there are many tools of this type available and most of them are presented within this site. Some are mentioned in the comparison table above. Their prices are very close to each other and there are no substantial differences in specifications. You might want to check also this new Osage River Cot.
But if you need something different, please check the Categories above on the right, you will see many different options available.
Thank you for reading, please let me know if you have any question or comment, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.