You may not appreciate snoozing in a sleeping bag on the cold, hard ground unless you’re a seasoned hiker or camper. Most vacationers today are infrequent campers and appreciate the comforts of home especially if camping in a tent. Fortunately, there are alternatives to curling up in a bag on the ground. You can find a camping cot that meets your needs and gives you some of the comfort of sleeping at home. Finding the right camping cot takes a little evaluation of your needs and requirements.
What is the best camping cot for you? You need to decide what your sleeping situation will be and exactly what type of comfort you’re looking for in a camping travel cot. In addition, you will probably want to find a camping cot that is easy to pack and doesn’t take up a lot of room. We will look at a few different examples of camping cots.
If you’re camping alone you may be interested in a single camping cot. The single camping cot is easy to carry and fold up but it may not have a lot of room to sleep especially if you toss and turn in the night.
The Coleman Packaway Twin Cot (seen above) is lightweight, folds up to store in its own bag and can hold up to 300 pounds. It is the standard camp cot, which you use with your sleeping bag, and would keep you up off the ground.
The Coleman ComfortSmart Cot is a more traditional cot that comes with its own thin spongy camping cot mattress supported on springs. Either cot is a good choice if you’re looking for something simple and easy to pack. If you want something a little more comfortable but more bulky you can buy the Coleman Twin Cot with Airbed.
Do you need a little more room? A double camping cot might be more your style. The double camping cot is large enough for two people to comfortably sleep and it will give you a little more room than typical single camp beds.
The Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot is another suitable, easy selection for your sleeping needs. It quickly folds out and will easily hold 350 pounds or more. It also has a convenient carrying bag to make for stress-free packing. The only downside to the Kamp-Rite Double Kwik Cot, as a double camp bed, appears to be the separating bar in the middle of the cot. The discomfort can be alleviated with a camping cot mattress.
For the ultimate in camping cot sleeping you can purchase a queen size camping cot. The queen size camping cot offers more sleeping room than the double camping cot but will take up a little more room in your tent.
The Coleman Queen Cot with Airbed offers the best camping cot extravagance. The steel frame can hold up to 650 pounds and the airbed separates from the camping cot if you need extra sleeping accommodations. The downside to the airbed camping cot mattress is that they frequently need to be re-inflated. A new camping cot mattress made with thick memory foam might be a solution to this problem.
The Thick Orthopedic Memory Foam Camping Pad doesn’t need to be inflated and can be rolled up and stored away in a carry bag.
Your selection of the right camping cot can make the difference between enjoying your next camping adventure or spending your night in misery. Make sure your choice will be the best camping cot for your needs.