15 Best Collapsible Camping Cots

Collapsible camping cots are compact and light and these are their best features, but they also need a simple assembly that is easily done without any extra tool. They are very useful in a camping tent for several reasons, here are a few:

  • With such a cot you are off the ground, so you need less insulation if this is about cold weather camping.
  • In summer, you do not need any sleeping pad, except for extra comfort if you need it.
  • They can be of very different height, so you can fit such a cot in practically any tent, from the smallest backpacking to the largest family camping tents. Note that some of them are with a variable height due to extensions on their legs, so you can use it as you wish.
  • When you sleep on the floor in a small backpack-portable tent, you have no space for your gear. But with a camping cot, you always have at least some clearance, and this is then a valuable storage space for your stuff.

Such a cot normally always comes with a carry bag, so you can store it at home and use it in emergency situations and also for sudden guests.

How to choose a collapsible camping cot

There are several parameters and features to consider and here are some of them given in no particular order:

The weight: I see this as an important parameter only if you plan to carry it attached to the pack. There are incredibly light collapsible cots for such a purpose. The lightest cots on the market weigh around 1.3 kg only and you will see some of them here in the list.

The packed size: This is important if you plan to transport the cot on a bicycle or motorbike, or to carry it attached to a pack. For car camping this is less important because such cots packs well in general and they will not take much space in the car trunk.

Bed size: For tall people this should be the first parameter to check, in particular the cot’s length. Note that such cots are always without end bars, so what you see as the length is its true length and you will not have pressure spots anywhere.

But the width is a bit different story, you always have side bars and they take a few centimeters of the useful width so bear this in mind when you choose. Some of these cots are incredibly light simply because they are short and narrow. Check also our list with extra-large camping cots if you are a very big person.

The weight capacity: If you are a very heavy person this is the parameter to consider carefully. For users with a small body weight, any of the cots will work. All of them are designed to support the weight above 100 kg.

You might want to see one of them in this video, please have a look:

So here is our list of best collapsible camping cots given in alphabetical order so this is not a ranking. Those are all very popular outdoor sleeping items and you will see here some of the cots from the best-known brands in this industry.

ALPS Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot
  • Made of sturdy Ripstop fabric minimizing carry weight without sacrificing long term durability
  • Aluminum frame is extremely lightweight and will be sure to provide a long lasting use
  • Compact foldable design with included shoulder carry bag makes transporting and storing a breeze
  • Our Ready Lite Cot is a must have and won't disappoint on your next adventure
  • Dimensions: 78" L x 28" W x 6" H Weight: 5 lbs., Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
BYER OF MAINE, Allagash Plus, Cot, 76" L X 30" W X 8" H, Lightweight Cot, Extra Wide, Camping Cots Adult, Holds up to 250lbs, Single, Portable Camping Cot
  • No more lugging around heavy equipment--lightweight Allagash Plus weighs in at just 8.5lbs, meaning you get to camp in comfort. Made with a strong lightweight aluminum frame with heat treated, spring steel legs and covered with 600 Denier polyester, this cot can hold up to 250 pounds.
  • Cot dimensions are 75” x 30” x 8”, making it wide enough to comfortably fit children and adults.
  • Easy to assemble--Just watch our assembly video here on the product detail page. Just unfold and snap the legs in place!
  • Easy to carry--tuck legs into sleeve and roll up. Legs then can be used as a handle for easy carrying.
  • Leg design is ideal for tent use. No need to worry if the bottom of your tent will be torn by even the most restless sleeper.
DESERT WALKER Camping Cot, Outdoor Ultralight Folding Cot, Great for Car Camping
127 Reviews
DESERT WALKER Camping Cot, Outdoor Ultralight Folding Cot, Great for Car Camping
  • Comfortable and lightweight —Breathable oxford material, comfortable to sleep, folded up to fit most car trunks. Contains storage pockets for easy transport and storage.
  • Easy to set up-Easy installation method, easy to disassemble, easy to store.
  • Heavy and stable-7001 aviation aluminum rod material steel tube, structural design is stable, support up to 440 pounds.
  • Widely used - not only as a camping, patio and pool furniture, but also in beauty salons and reflexology offices around the world.
  • Suitable for the crowd - suitable for adults, children/children, staff, campers, explorers or accidental guests.
FUNDANGO Extra Long Ultralight Folding Compact Camping Cot Bed (78.7 x 27.1 x 6.7’’ / 5lbs) for Adult, Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Travel, Office Nap, Outdoor, Indoor, Support 265lbs, Side Pocket
  • 【Extra Long Camping Cot】Longer and wider than most sleeping cot. Size: 78.7×27.1×6.7inches, more space,more comfort. You can freely turn to your side, back, and stomach. Keeps you off the ground, stay off the rocks. No bars in your back.No more waking up sore.
  • 【Lightweight Cot Bed-Easy to Carry】The compact folding cot only weights 5 pounds. Packed size: 18.9×6.7inches. Just like a handle bag, fit into your travel backpack or across your shoulder.Say goodbye to backaches when backpacking.
  • 【Sturdy and Comfortable】**Frame is made of high strength 7075 aluminum alloy, which sturdy enough to hold people up to 265 lbs.**Bed cloth is specially treated 300D ripstop cloth, which is breathable, firm and not scratchy .**Inside pocket to store your phone,keys or other things.** Free storage bag to put your cloth in it and as a comfy pillow.
  • 【Easy to Set Up and Take Down】 NO TOOLS NEEDED! You just need a few minutes to set up or take down the camp cot. The package include 5 legs, 2 long poles, cot fabric, storage bag.
  • 【Versatility Foldable Cot】Our adult cot is ideal equipment for camping, hunting, hiking, trekking, road trip, beach, you can also use it as a temporary bed at your home or office nap.
Helinox Cot One Lightweight, Compact, Collapsible, Portable Camping Cot, Long, Black
  • Lightweight, compact, portable camping cot that offers an extra 7.5 inches more in length than the original Cot One
  • Holds up to 320 pounds with proprietary aluminum alloy legs and frame; cot cover and zippered carrying case made from 600-weave rip-stop polyester
  • Setup is easy and fast with a single internal bungee cord that self assembles the poles
  • Standard height of 6.5 inches, or raise it up to 15 inches with leg extensions (sold separately) for a true bed-like experience
  • Measures 82.5 x 29.5 x 6.5 inches; packs down to 6.5 x 23 inches and weighs 6.3 pounds; manufacturer’s five-year warranty
Helinox Cot One Insulated Lightweight, Compact, Collapsible, Portable Four Season Camping Cot
  • Insulated camping cot is lightweight, compact, and portable, offering maximum surface tension and a warm 2.5-inch thick sleeping pad for a restful slumber
  • Holds up to 320 pounds with proprietary aluminum alloy legs and frame; cot cover and zippered carrying case made from 600-weave rip-stop polyester
  • Quick setup with a single internal bungee cord that self assembles the poles; height of 7 inches, or 15 inches with leg extenders (sold separately)
  • Insulated pad self-inflates for easy set-up, provides excellent cushioning, has an R-Value of 5, and easily deflates for compact packability
  • Measures 75 x 27 x 6.5 inches; packs down to 7.5 x 21.5 inches and weighs 6.6 pounds; manufacturer’s five-year warranty
KingCamp Ultralight Compact Folding Camping Tent Cot Bed, 4.9 Pounds
  • ¡ï¡¾Ultralight & Portable¡¿ Only 4. 9 lbs and packed Size: 14 ¡Á 5. 1 ¡Á 5. 1 inches, this camping cot is highly portable and space-saving! Wherever your adventure is, this smart light camp-cot can be stored in your backpack.
  • ¡ï¡¾Strong & Sturdy¡¿ The frame of bed is made of anti-rust and high strength aerial aluminum alloy with large load capacity 120kg. Top material is 420D polyester fabric, anti-tear and breathable.
  • ¡ï¡¾Winner of the World-renowned Award¡¿ Thanks to its unique design, good quality, convenience to use and simple to assemble; The cot was awarded ADI COMPASSO D'ORO INTERNATIONAL AWARD in 2017.
  • ¡ï¡¾Large Size¡¿ Fits most people up to 6¡¯2¡±, Set Size 75 ¡Á 25 ¡Á 4.7 inches; Good for hiking, hunting, road trip, indoor use, also ideal for office nap
  • ¡ï¡¾Off Ground¡¿ Enjoy comfort of a bed to the outdoors; Sleep free from rocks and other uneven surfaces when you use it; Don't worry about leaking like an air pad. You deserve a good night¡¯s sleep when you¡¯re camping.
MARCHWAY Ultralight Folding Tent Camping Cot Bed, Portable Compact for Outdoor Travel, Base Camp, Hiking, Mountaineering, Lightweight Backpacking
  • Ultralight and Compact: Weighs only 4.8 pound, and folds down to 16.9 x 5.5 inch stuff sack that can fit into your travel backpack. Ideal for camper, trekker, hiker, backpacker, adventurer.
  • Simple Setup: Foldable aluminum shock-cord pole structure makes for easy assemble, within minutes you can finish the assembly process. Disassembly is also the same simple.
  • Durable: With tent pole style aircraft-grade high strength aluminum legs and ripstop nylon fabric, it is sturdy enough to support up to 275 pounds. Wide feet do not damage what they rest on.
  • Comfort: Cot size is optimal for most people, your arms can stay in the bed without crowded feeling. 5 heavy duty rods strongly support the cot make cot surface flat without sag. 10 anti-skid feet make the bed stable without wobbling. Off ground design keeps you away from hard and wet ground.
  • Versatility: Convenient for overnight hiking, trekking, hunting, road trip, also ideal for indoor and office lunch break use. Throw off burden to light travel now!
MOON LENCE Camping Cot for Adults Folding Cot Bed Height Adjustable Portable Cot for Outdoor Camping Backpacking
  • Adjustable Height : With only the support rods inserted, the cot is 19cm high. With the feet inserted into the support rods, the cot reach to 34cm high. With the mud baskets inserted into the feet, the cot will be 35cm high. You will be able to choose a preferable height to sleep.
  • High Quality and Durable Material: Aircrafted-grade 7075 aluminum alloy made cot legs and ripstop 900D oxford cloth made cot sheet. The cot is in a very high quality and sturdy enough to support up to 400lb. Enjoy a nice sleeping in this reliable camping cot.
  • Portable and Comfortable: The cot is packed in a 20.8*6*2 inch well made carry bag. It is easy to carry around. With open up to 75.6"(length)*25.6"(width), it is big enough for an adult to sleep comfortably. Package Weight: 8.46lb.
  • Two Bright Spots: One: the optional feet underline the height genes, which make the cot higher than common cot and help you rest securely and at ease. Two: The mud baskets prevent from sinking in some sand and mud land.
  • Brand Quality & Money Brand Quality & Money Back Guarantee: We offer unconditional 30-day money back guarantee and lifetime warranty to make it an absolutely risk-free purchase. If you have any issue with our products, please feel free to contact us.
Naturehike Ultralight Folding Camping Cot Bed,Portable Compact Cot for Adults Camping,Hiking,Lightweight Backpackings,Heavy Duty Support 330 Lbs
  • ULTRALIGHT and PORTABLE:The compact folding cot only weights 4.85 lbs. Packed size: 18"×6.3".Open dimension 74.8"Lx25.6"Wx5.9"H.Within 5 minutes you can finish the assembly process.Take it anywhere and enjoy a good sleep whenever you want.
  • STURDY and COMFORTABLE:Supports up to 330lbs.Unique high strength steel tubes and triangle structure design.The breathable ripstop oxford fabric not only resistant to dirt but also easy to clean.Lightweight folding camping cot for adults most comfortable.
  • EASY TO SET UP:Incredibly quick and easy to set up.Within 5 minutes you can finish the assembly process.
  • VERSATILITY FOLDABLE COT :With this comfortable cot, you can have a good rest when you enjoy the fun of fishing,hiking,camping,trekking or other outdoor activities or use it as a temporary bed at your home or office nap.
  • WARRANTY:No hassles, No delays,No questions asked.We offer a full refund and a replacement for the first 30 days if it doesn't meet your expectations.In case anything goes wrong, be sure we will respond to your concern within 24 hours. JUST MESSAGE US!
Therm-a-Rest Ultralite Cot
  • BowFrame Technology: Cot's patented BowFrame design eliminates painful crossbars and squeaky joints.
  • Light & Packable: Extremely light, compact design fits easily in a pannier, portage bag or backpack.
  • Easy Set Up:Shock-corded poles and pre-assembled feet make set-up and break-down a snap.
  • Cool Fabric: Breathable mesh allows excellent ventilation in hot weather.
  • Durable Construction: Fabric is stretch-free, anodized aluminum poles and durable nylon feet stand up to heavy use.
YaeKoo 2.86lbs Lite Cot Outdoor Ultralite Cot Portable Folding Aluminium Alloy Cot Camping Tent Bed Free Storage Bag Included 209lbs Load Bearing
165 Reviews
YaeKoo 2.86lbs Lite Cot Outdoor Ultralite Cot Portable Folding Aluminium Alloy Cot Camping Tent Bed Free Storage Bag Included 209lbs Load Bearing
  • Super lightweight and portable,when you are in camping, traveling, hiking, and some other outdoor activities, it is very useful.
  • Super strong bearing.Bed surface materials, super breathe freely; Tough structure, waterproof up to ten thousand above, tearing resistance, anti-aging, sturdy and durable.
  • Applicable to a variety of environments.Indoor outdoor/beach or forest or on the grass,you can imagine.
  • Summer is here, take the cot to the beach!!! When you are tired from playing, you can rest in bed anytime.
  • After installation, please don't use it with a sudden impact force, please normal smooth sit or lie down, please keep in a state of balance.

Note that many of these tents and some others are available also at Walmart so follow the link and check from your side. Check also our list with best folding camping cots. Let me know if you have any question, there is a comment box below and I shall be happy to help. Have a nice day.

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