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, One Size, Gray
  • 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 Bed Ultra Lightweight Bed Folding Camping cot,Suitable for outdoes,Family use,Backpacking and Camping
  • Ultra light and lightweight: weighs only 2.86 pounds. The packing size is only 19.68in * 4.72in, which can be easily put into your backpack. Camping bed suitable for camping, hiking, backpackers, courtyard office rest.
  • Rugged and durable: 7001 aviation aluminum rod is adopted, which is ultra light and ultra strong. The bed surface is made of special Oxford cloth, which is durable, tear resistant and not deformed
  • Strong-7001 aviation aluminum rod material, supporting up to 440 pounds.
  • Convenient and fast assembly: 7001 aviation aluminum rod connection setting, you can quickly install it in a few minutes. The same is true for disassembly. Let you rest faster
  • Stay away from the ground: when using this camping bed, you can stay away from the uneven ground and build it on a flat ground. Let you have a safe sleep.
DESERT WALKER Camping Cot Ultralight Folding Tent Camping Cot Bed Folding Cot Bed Storage Bag Included
  • 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
  • Quick setup with a single internal bungee cord that self assembles the poles; height of 6.5 inches, or 15 inches with leg extenders (sold separately)
  • Suspends sleepers 6.5 inches from the ground, making it ideal for cold temperatures and side sleepers
  • Long size measures 82.5 x 27 x 6.5 inches; packs down to 23 x 6.5 inches and weighs 6.3 pounds; manufacturer's five-year warranty
Helinox Cot One Insulated Lightweight, Compact, Collapsible, Portable Four Season Camping Cot (2022)
  • 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 25 inches and weighs 6.6 pounds; manufacturer’s five-year warranty

Last update on 2023-11-11  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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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