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Five Best Camping Tent Cots for More Secured Outdoor Sleep

Updated on August 29, 2010

Sleeping in the outdoors is more wonderful than sleeping anywhere else. This is because you sleep with the true environment while around you are purely nature in their true sense. So if there is one thing that is inexpensive but can give you the utmost relaxation then that would be camping and sleeping in the outdoors. The change of environment alone can be an eye opening to you as you will be absorbing the positive energy of nature which can cleanse even your inner self.

However, to be able to enjoy your outdoor camping you need to carry much of your camping equipment to provide you with all your needs. You have to bring your tent as your temporary abode and protection during the night. You will also need to bring your sleeping bed and other camping needs. But did you know that you can replace some of your largest camping equipment such as your tent, your cot or your camping bed with just a single camping equipment? That is right and I am pertaining here about the camping tent cot.

Camping tent cots for sometime now are being used by more and more campers and outdoor lovers because they are the revolutionary form of tent, bed, and cot in one. Basically, they are tents that come embedded in cots so they are elevated sleeping beds that are covered by tents.

Advantages of camping tent cots

One of the obvious advantages of a tent cot is its elevated feature. You will be safe from crawling insects, small animals and from the rushing of water during heavy rainfall. You will have a good night sleep if you know you are far from these things so the moment you wake up in the morning you are already refreshed. Tent cots also have more window features and the entire tents can be covered with anti-bug nets depending on the model so that is another plus when sleeping on a raised and secured platformed tent.

During the day, camping tents tend to become hot especially during summer but with tent cots, you can just raise its rainfly, rest inside it and you have a breezier resting place. Another great advantage is its folding features. Unlike tents that you have to unfold, put the stakes in, fold and secure in their bags, camping tent cots only need to be folded and set down that easy. In terms of weight, a tent cot can weigh almost the same as with a cot and a tent and you can also carry it in one folded and portable piece.

A tent cot that everybody loves

Today, outdoor enthusiasts such as RV campers are seeking the comfort of tent cots because these can be used anywhere especially during urban camping. Some people even want them on their backyards. People who love to travel from county to county can just stuff their tent cots in their vehicles and can save money on hotels and because they are easy to setup and set down, the movement of the travelers can be faster. This makes tent cots to be the future tents of the outdoors. I will show you five of the best camping cots I am sure you will be glad to have.

Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Original Size Tent Cot (Green)
Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Original Size Tent Cot (Green)

Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Original Size Tent Cot (Green)

Kamp-Rite is the leader in off-the-ground camping gears and with this original size tent cot, you will feel extremely comfortable and roomy when inside it. It can support up to 300 pound weight so if you are a heavy person you can still sleep on it comfortably. It also comes with a 3/8” foam pad for insulation for added comfort. It is durable because its whole base frame is made of powder coated light weight aluminum frame that will not corrode or rust even on extreme conditions. It comes with a heavy duty carrying case for easy transport. All of its windows and door openings have pre installed “No-See-Um” mesh screens so you can enjoy the night breeze without getting in contact with bugs and mosquitoes. The only minus side of this durable tent when hiking is its 65 pound weight so this is quite heavy to take by a single man. However, it is definitely recommended camping furniture if your intended campsite can be reached by vehicles. You will really stay warm and comfortable with it because it is really built to keep people that way.

Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsable Tent Cot
Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsable Tent Cot

Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsable Tent Cot

 This versatile and compact collapsible tent cot can be very much roomy for a single person but can also accommodate two persons. Although it has a larger size by ordinary standard, it only weighs 25 pounds so it can be carried along with your backpack. Because it is lightweight, this can be used on the ground for overnight backpacking travels. Its tent portion is made of 210 denier polyurethane coated nylon and has a removable upper portion cot base. Its metal is made of high strength steel and the cots fabric is made from durable 600 denier nylon that can also support 300 pound weight. You can easily set it up in less than 3 minutes so you won’t have any problem folding and transporting it. You will be surprised with its extra headroom and the way how its half dome shape is made just to give you more freedom while inside it. If you have kids along when camping, two kids can comfortably sleep on it and without worry about insect bites. Getting wet when it rains is also not a problem because this comes with a rainfly and a carry bag.    

Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System
Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System

Kamp-Rite Insect Protection System

 This is specifically designed to keep the bugs out while it allows the campers to have their comfortable sleep during the night. It has a waterproof rainly that can keep the tent dry every time and although it is not as raised as the tent cot, its design will allow you to set up the tent directly from the ground with a military camp tent cot style. This is just perfect for disaster relief situations where insects are carrying diseases. It has a dimension of 84 inches long and 30 inches wide so it is very convenient for the serious backpacker and simple enough for the casual vehicle camper. The no-see-um tent will let you take in more ventilation while seeing the stars during the night. When the rain comes, you will be protected with a waterproof, seam sealed rainfly that you can attach in seconds. Campers love this compact system because of its versatility and easy to carry style.

Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot
Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot

Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot

If you are an experienced camper, you will know that there is a great difference between sleeping in a cot inside a roomy tent and sleeping on the ground in a tent. There is nothing more secure and comfortable than sleeping on a raised cot that is more than wide enough for your sleeping pleasure and this is what this tent cot is all about. You will be ensured to be bug and snake free while keeping you dry even with the harshest of rain. Its heavy duty 210D tent and rain fly is made for wet conditions and you won’t need to worry you will wake up in the morning having a mouse inside your tent. As long as you have your sleeping bag with you, you can be assured of a goodnight sleep with this tent and no animal or bug can disturb you. You can collapse this tent cot into a flat orientation so that you can enjoy the sun in the morning or turn it into a lounge, a chair and a nesting place during the day. Its frame is made of lightweight but durable aluminum and even its nuts and bolts are made of anti-vibration aluminum to prevent rusting. It is 100 percent insect proof with a 360 degree airflow so it is very suitable for warmer climates and an ideal tent cot for large size campers that weigh more than 250 pounds.

Kamp-Rite Double TentCot
Kamp-Rite Double TentCot

Kamp-Rite Double TentCot

For those who camp along with their families, this tent cot is just the right size for you. Parents can have their own tent cot while the kids can have theirs too so the whole family can sleep more securely. The tent cot has no-see-um flymesh on all its doors and windows and the tent is made from heavy duty 210 Denier Nylon so it can stand even harsh wind and can repel the heat of the sun. It is also durable because its frame is made with heavy duty powdered coated aluminum frame so it can carry even 500 pound weight. The zippers are also corrosion resistant and the clips and buckles are of superior quality so totally these are rust free. Also included when you purchased it is its heavy duty carry bag and waterpfoor rainfly. It weighs around 30 pounds so it is perfect during car camping or RV vacation.


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