The Best Tent Cots

The Best Double Tent Cots

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Many people love to camp, however, find the experience physically straining on their body.

Experiencing the beauty of nature and the starry night sky is a liberating feeling, however, waking up in the morning with a sore back isn’t what most people call a good time.

But just because you have a bad back doesn’t mean you can’t go camping the old-fashioned way. Tent cots allow you to experience the best of camping without a sore backache in the morning.

How to Choose the Best Double Tent Cots

Weight

If you’re looking for a tent cot, you’ll have no problem finding one. But, you want to keep an eye on the weight. If you’re camping with a vehicle then a tent cot, of course, then the weight is not necessarily an issue.

However, if you’re going to be on a solo hiking trip, then you’ll want a tent cot which is lightweight, thus, you won’t strain your back while carrying it. So, choose a tent cot which suits the type of camping you’ll be doing.

Ventilation

You want to make sure that your tent cot has enough meshed windows and even a meshed roof so that the tent has proper airflow.

Without enough ventilation, not only does the air become stuffy but condensation develops and turns the inside of your tent into a humid rainforest. You don’t want this to happen as it’ll make your camping experience highly uncomfortable when sleeping and lounging in your tent cot.

#1 Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot

Price Range
$$
Professional Camping Rating
9.3 / 10
WeightWeight CapacityDimensionsWaterproof
24 lbs500 lbs228 x 86 x 94 cmYes

This tent cot is created by Kamp-Rite. The Oversize tent cot is designed to keep you well off the ground, protecting you from the elements of nature. There are a couple of features about the oversize tent cot that we would like to point out.

Firstly, it’s extremely easy to set up. Within a couple of minutes, you’ll have your sleeping space ready to go.

Secondly, there’s an 11-inch ground clearance, ensuring that your body never touches the ground while sleeping.

And lastly, the tent cot is highly durable, thus, regardless of the weather, you’ll be well protected.

It comes with two mesh entry doors at both ends of the tent and two mesh windows which provide you with extra ventilation. The tent cot also comes with a rain fly for added protection from the elements.

Since the length of the bed is 228 cm (90 inches) long, this is ideal for people who are taller. In addition, the tent cot comes with a roller wheel carry bag so, you won’t have to lug it on your back while heading to your campsite.

It’s a great option for those who are looking for a tent cot which is considered lightweight, yet durable in comparison to its competitors.

#2 Kamp-Rite Original Tent Cot

Price Range
$
Professional Camping Rating
9.2 / 10
WeightWeight CapacityDimensionsWaterproof
26.6 lbs300 lbs213 x 71 x 60 cmYes

As you can see, Kamp-Rite has produced a variety of tent cots that are currently on the market. The Kamp-Rite Original is one of the first tent cots manufactured by the company and remains a favorite.

Though, this tent cot is a one-person tent rather than a two-people tent cot which will not be suitable for couples, unless you prefer your own space.

Though, this is a great option for solo campers and hikers as it reduces carrying weight. It rests 11 inches off the ground, thus, ensure you won’t be sleeping in a puddle of mud or on top of sharp rocks. It also comes with a ⅜ inch foam pad for extra comfort and insulation. These are small details but they make a world of difference when you’re camping.

What’s great about this tent cot is that it can be used as either a tent, cot or lounge car, so you can set it up at night for sleeping and sunbathe on it during the day.

The rainfly does a great job of protecting it from the elements and the tent cot itself is easy to unpack and pack up at the end of the camping trip.

All the doors and windows are designed with “no-see-um” mesh screens to protect you from the elements while still allowing you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

#3 iUcar Portable Camping Tent Cot

Price Range
$$$
Professional Camping Rating
9.1 / 10
WeightWeight CapacityDimensionsWaterproof
5.6 lbs440 lbs200 x 66 x 106 cmYes

This tent cot is a little different than the other ones on this list. Many of them are built with a large aluminium frame and average 10 inches off of the ground.

However, the iUcar tent cot reaches a height of 5 inches off the ground. If you don’t think that’s enough space between you and the ground, you’re wrong as this tent is designed to keep you dry and warm.

It’s an all-season tent cot and can comfortably fit two people inside. It keeps you comfortably off the ground and is able to handle all forms of weather as it’s built with nylon double-sided silicone and aluminium.

If you’re going to be backpacking or camping solo, you’ll love this tent cot as it only weighs 5 lbs. It’s extremely convenient and within two minutes, you’ll have it completely set up and ready to use.

The tent cot is completely waterproof and windproof, making it stronger than most other tents on the market. It’s also a 3-in-1 tent cot, by unzipping the bottom area of the tent, you’ll be able to use it as a tent on its own or a cot.

#4 Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsible Tent Cot

Price Range
$
Professional Camping Rating
8.0 / 10
WeightWeight CapacityDimensionsWaterproof
25 lbs500 lbs140 x 216 x 104Yes

If you’re looking for a tent cot which is more lightweight in comparison to its competitors, the Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsable tent cot is an excellent lightweight option. It’s a collapsible model that’s designed for two people.

It’s a 3-in-1 tent which means the tent and cot can be used separately which creates more versatility for the user. The tent cot comes with two meshed-entry doors, one on each side of the tent for easy utility.

The frame is highly durable, made of fibreglass and aluminium and supports 500 lbs, thus, two people can use it comfortably. The tent cot includes a rainfly for proper protection from the elements.

Underneath the tent cot, there’s a mesh storage hammock where you can store your gear without having it on the ground. The overhead zippered windows give you ventilation, however, users would prefer more ventilation as it can get a little stuffy.

If just using the tent, it’s great for backpacking and what’s even better is that you have the option to choose how you want to use the tent cot.

Overall, the tent is highly durable and versatile if you’re looking for something that’s 3-in-1.

#5 Tangkula Tent Cot

Price Range
$$
Professional Camping Rating
7.9 / 10
WeightWeight CapacityDimensionsWaterproof
40 lbs500 lbs207 x 109 x 118Yes

The Tangkula Tent Cot is relatively new on the market, however, that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. It’s a two-person foldable, off-ground sleeping tent cot which gives you an ample amount of space and protection from the elements.

In comparison to other tent cots, this one is highly compactable which makes it a great option if you don’t have much space in your car. It’s packed size is 124 x 81 x 20 cm and comes with a carry bag for easy storage. Out of the bag, the tent cot is actually quick large and can comfortably fit taller people.

The tent is designed with a two-layer structure, with the inner tent having openings on all four sides. It has two doors and two windows with micro mosquito meshing for protection and ventilation. When using the rainfly, you’re left with two doors. However, the ventilation is greatly reduced when the second layer is used.

The aluminium frame is highly durable and keeps you 12 inches above the ground. The frame will not sink regardless of the terrain, thus, you can literally set up this tent cot anywhere you’d like.

This tent cot is great for those who are camping all seasons and environments as it’ll handle everything you put in its way.

#6 Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot

Price Range
$$
Professional Camping Rating
7.4 / 10
WeightWeight CapacityDimensionsWaterproof
51 lbs500 lbs213 x 135 x 102Yes

The Kamp-Rite is a two-person tent cot which can be used for camping or emergency situations. It provides users with off-ground protection and comfort from all the elements.

The tent cot is designed that you’re 11 inches off the ground which helps increase insulation and reduce dampness. It’s made from an aluminum frame and has two entry doors and two meshed-windows for extra protection.

What’s great about this tent is that you can convert it into a lounge chair if needed. So, during the day, soak up some sun or read a book on your converted tent-chair.

You can also use this tent cot just as a cot instead of a tent as well, so, you’re given plenty of options in how you wish to use it.

The tent is made of waterproof rain fly which covers the entire tent for proper protection but is also made of nylon, so it does a good job of keeping the elements outside your tent.

Inside the tent cot, it comes with interior storage pockets and clips to hang your essentials on. It’s extremely sturdy, easy to set up, versatile and comfortable, however, it is extremely heavy as it weighs 51 lbs. So, if you’re planning on camping, it’s great, however, if you’re wanting to hike with it, it’ll be too heavy for you.


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