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Best Camping Cot for Two

Camping out in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sleeping comfort. Camping cots can be the best solution to your sleeping needs. Compared to sleeping bags, with a camping cot, you carry no risk of having an up-close and personal experience with all sorts of creepy crawlies moving around on the ground. And compared to sleeping in a car, there is a lot more room to stretch and relax. For couples, camping buddies, or even just individuals who would like to benefit from the extra space, we list down some of the best camping cots for two currently on the market.


Our Top Pick: Teton Sports Outfitter XXL

Don’t let the basic looks of the Teton Sports Outfitter XXL fool you; this is a superbly well-made camping cot and that too, at a great price. With a dimension of 85x40x19 inch, this is a massive sized twin camping cot. Despite this, its portability is not an issue. The whole package weighs just 26 pounds – heavy but not so much that a single person can’t carry it. The carry bag it comes with feels cheap though. Set-up is easy, and even without any padding, the standard canvas bed is surprisingly comfortable to sleep on. The steel and aluminum frame is solidly built. It can hold weight up to 600 lbs with ease.

 

The obvious drawback of this large camping cot is that it takes up a lot of floor space. If you have a small 2-3 person tent, then conserving space would require a bit of creativity with this cot.

 

Pros

  • Relatively lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Holds weight of up to 600 lbs
  • Easy and quick setup
  • Superb material quality

 

Cons

  • Takes up a lot of floor space
  • Subpar carry bag

 

Runner-Up: Coleman Camping Cot

For those outdoor enthusiasts who don’t like compromising on their sleeping comfort, Coleman Camping Cot is a worthy choice to look into. Coleman has established itself as a reputable brand for outdoor gear and equipment. Their camping cot comes featuring a surprisingly comfy air mattress that can be easily inflated with the air pump that comes with the product. Thanks to its manufacturer tested air leak-proof design, the bedding retains its firmness remarkably well. The cot steel frame is also quite robust. It can hold weight of up to 600 lbs, which is more than enough for most people. With a dimension of 78 x 59 x 2, this is massive cot, and unless you are particularly tall, you won’t have any complaints about room on this cot.

 

Of course, the luxury of this camping cot does compromise its portability. Weighing 42 lbs, it is a ridiculously bulky outdoors cot. While the case it comes with has wheels, moving it around is still a challenge. Storage is another issue. Once you have taken the well-folded cot out of the bag, it can be difficult to squish it back in. Of course, people buying this mattress are likely going to take it for car camping, so these drawbacks are not too big of an issue. However, a major bummer is that the bed is squeaky. It is impossible to move around on this cot without it making a sound.

 

Pros

  • Comfy
  • Holds weight of up to 600 lbs
  • Comes with two side tables with cup holders
  • Air leakproof mattress

 

Cons

  • Tough to store
  • Squeaky mattress
  • Heavy


Best for Kids: Disc-O-Bed Large

For kids, the Disc-O-Bed Large is probably the best camping cot for two currently on the market. The compact bunk bed design of the cot isn’t just something that will appeal highly to kids but also is quite practical in that it helps maximize tent floor space. The individual beds can be separately assembled, and can double as a camping bench!

 

What we particularly liked about this camping cot is how surprisingly simple it is to set up (for a bunk bed that is). The patented modular disc system makes assembling and dissembling the cot a tool-free experience. Still, don’t expect it to be as hassle-free as setting up a conventional camping cot.

 

This camping cot is remarkably durable. Its frame is made of high-grade rust-resistant steel, which is robust enough to hold weight of up to 500 lbs per cot. The bunk bed comes with side organizers for your kids to store their personal items, snacks, and other stuff.

 

As for drawbacks, the most obvious is the issue of portability. While the design is compact, the cot itself is super heavy – weighing 74 lbs. That makes it an inconvenient option for most campers. The high price may also be a turn-off for some, but in our opinion, given the overall quality of the camping cot, it is well justified.

 

Pros

  • Space-saving, versatile design
  • Durable, rust-resistant steel frame
  • Holds weight of up to 1000 lbs
  • Comes with side organizers
  • Superb material quality

 

Cons

  • Relatively time-consuming set-up
  • Heavy
  • Price


Best for Tall People: Kamp-Rite Tent Cot

For people over 6’3, finding a large enough camping cot to sleep comfortably on can be a challenge. The options are even fewer when you are looking for a large two-person camping cot. With a dimension of 85 x 55 x 19, Kamp-Rite Tent Cot is a behemoth of a camping cot. Two tall individuals can sleep comfortably on this cot. The frame is quite sturdy and can support up to 550 lbs of weight. The camping cot folds up in the middle, making it extremely easy to set up and tear down, and it can be done in seconds! While there is a middle bar on the cot frame, with the air mattress on top, you don’t feel any discomfort as a result of it. On top of that this camping cot is extremely quiet, which is a big plus.

 

The cot’s size, of course, limits portability and tent space conversation. Still, for people looking for the roomiest option out there on the market, this is a great buy.

 

Pros

  • Holds weight of up to 550 lbs
  • Durable, rust-resistant steel frame
  • Weatherproof high-quality fabric
  • Easy to setup
  • Quiet

 

Cons

  • Takes up a lot of floor space
  • Heavy


Concluding Note

When choosing the best camping cot for two, the most important things you should look for are the dimensions, material quality, comfort, and durability. All of the great products we mentioned in this guide rank high in all these factors. Of course, the comfort of a camping cot does come as a compromise to its portability, so keep that in mind when purchasing a twin size camping cot. For maximum comfort on your outdoor trips, pair your camping cot with a good quality air mattress and sleep as soundly as if you never really left home!

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