Best Camping Cot for Easy Setup

Coleman 2000020273 Pack Away Cotton Twin Cot

  • Surprisingly comfortable 
  • Super easy to setup 
  • Sturdy and well-built 

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This camping bed is super easy to set up and is wonderfully sturdy. It’s wide and yet reasonably light with a storage and carrying bag plus a removable side table. 

Sadly, the legs don’t lock into place which means that it’s perhaps not as sturdy for small (lightweight) children. 


We love, love, love the removable side table on this camping cot. It’s surprisingly sturdy, as is the cot as a whole. There’s a good chance you need that for keeping your phone close by when you’re actually camping. And, this is a large camping cot, so you shouldn’t expect toes falling off the end of the bed unless you’re super tall.

There is a drawback to this tent cot, however; the legs don’t lock into place. And, although it’s sturdy enough for an adult to sit on the edge (in the middle) without it collapsing, it needs a fair amount of distributed weight to ensure it doesn’t collapse during use. That means you shouldn’t buy this for small children to use – even if it is easy enough for them to set up on their own. Yes, that easy.

Frame and construction: Rust-resistant steel frame with a sturdy polyester tarp

Size: Unfolded dimensions: 80” x 32” x 17”; folded dimensions: 39.5” x 11” x 10”

Weight: 14 lbs

Weight capacity: 300 lbs

Portability: Carrying case included

Ease of assembly: Set up is easy! All you do is unfold one leg, then the middle, and then the other leg; push down in the middle and you’re sorted.

Price: You will likely pay about $55 or $60 for this camping cot. That includes a carrying case, removable side table, and a 1-year limited warranty.


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