World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot

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World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot is a typical military style cot, sturdy, stable, and reliable, with a nice carry bag and a reasonable price.

World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot with aircraft grade anodized aluminum frame.
World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot with aircraft grade anodized aluminum frame.


Key features & benefits

  • Bonus LED flashlight shown in the picture below.
  • Reliable and sturdy cot.
  • Field tested.
  • Carry bag included.

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What type is this

The name of the cot suggests its type, so this is a military type collapsible cot. This implies a few things. The cot needs assembly every time you use it. Though this is a simple procedure because the frame and the bed deck are permanently attached to each other. All you have to do is to spread it and to add two end bars.

The cot collapses to a relatively small size when packed, 38 x 6 x 4 inches (97 x 15 x 10 cm), so you have only one larger dimension.

Bonus LED lamp.
Bonus LED lamp.

Note that the cot is known also under the name World Outdoor Products Big Bear Military Style Camping Cot.


Who is it for

This is a camping tool and an emergency bed at home, for sudden guests and your kids’ sleepovers. In any case, it is nicely packed in its carry bag and you can store it at home and keep clean from dust. Its packed length is a bit long and you will need a car for transportation to your camping place.

So this is a tool for ordinary camping, for hunting, fishing, a too to be used at some summer music festivals, etc. It is lightweight enough to be carried short distances attached to the backpack, but there are much more convenient cots for such a purpose, see some here.

Sizewise, the bed dimensions are quite good, with 77 inches (196 cm) in length, this is a rather long cot. So it is suitable even for very tall people. But bear in mind its construction with end bars, see the picture below, so the effective useful length is a bit shorter.

This is the typical X-shaped legs profile.
This is the typical X-shaped legs profile.

Materials and construction

You have an aluminum frame here, with reinforced steel pipes inside legs for durability. The legs create the typical X-shaped profile which you will see in all military-type cots. So you have 6 feet here, and the structure is flexible enough to adapt to any surface.

The capacity is 300 lb (136 kg), so quite good, and the picture below shows how they tested it.

This is how they tested it capacity.
This is how they tested it capacity.

There are plastic caps on the feet, so this is good enough for the floor protection. But this may not be enough if you use the cot in a tent pitched on a soft terrain, so add something extra under the feet.

The bed fabric is washable, and water and mildew resistant. With 600D this is a rather typical material used in most of the cots presented here in the site.

Using the cot in a tent

I already mentioned how to deal with the feet. Sizewise, the cot is 17 inches (43 cm) tall, so it will not fit in low bivy solo tents. But it will fit in any 2-person tent. If you have a tent with a front door, you can assemble the cot outside and bring it inside ready to use.

For family camping tents and for any tent, you realize that you have lots of space under the cot. So this is where you can store some gear, and this is what makes cots a better option than sleeping on a pad on the floor.

Using a sleeping pad

For home use and for any warm environment, you do not need a pad, unless you want more comfort. But for winter use or for camping at some high mountain passes like those we have in the Alps that are over 2600 meters above the sea level, you will need some insulated pad.

Though I always use the opportunity to stress that being on the cot, you need far less insulation, so you do not have to invest a lot of money in expensive pads with a high R-value pad.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

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  • Quality materials.
  • Versatile.
  • Lightweight.
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  • Not particularly wide.
  • Needs assembly.

The price as of the moment of writing the text is $89, so it is a bit pricey and there are less expensive options on the market. See how I rate it:

My rating of the World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot
  • 8.2/10
    Weight - 8.2/10
  • 8.3/10
    Size - 8.3/10
  • 7.5/10
    Capacity - 7.5/10
  • 8.8/10
    Packed size - 8.8/10
  • 9/10
    Ease of use & features - 9.0/10
  • 8.8/10
    Price - 8.8/10
8.4/10

Specifications

  • Weight: 13 lb (5.9 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 77 x 25 x 17 in (196 x 64 x 43 cm).
  • Packed size: 38 x 6 x 4 in (97 x 15 x 10 cm).
  • Frame: anodized aluminum.
  • Fabric: 600D polyester.

World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot vs Competitors

See how this cot compares with some of its competitors. Clearly, it is lightweight as I mentioned above and its dimensions are good. To see more please follow the links.


Weight, lb (kg)

Bed size, in (cm)

Packed size, in (cm)

Capacity, lb (kg)

Frame

World Outdoor Products 

13
(5.9)

77 x 25
(196 x 64)

38 x 6 x 4
(97 x 15 x 10)

300 (136)

aluminum

Rio Adventure Cot

15.85
(7.19)

75 x 27
(190 x 68)

37 x 8 x 5
(94 x 20 x 13)

250 (113)

aluminum

Earth Ultimate Cot

17.5
 (7.94)

77 x 25
 
(196 x 64)

38 x 8 x 6
(97 x 20 15)

450 (204)

aluminum

Final thoughts

To summarize this World Outdoor Products Military Style Camping Cot review by stressing again that this is a quite typical military cot, no wow factors here, reliable, and sturdy tool. If you are on a budget, you can certainly find more affordable cots, almost all of them are presented within this site so just look around, check in the Categories above.

If you need something bigger, check this Texport King Kot or this  Tough Outdoors XL cot.

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Thank you for reading. Please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. I wish you a nice day.


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