Getting out in the great outdoors is awesome.
Sleeping in a thin sleeping bag on bumpy ground, on the other hand, is not.
When you get to a certain point in life, you need a bed, and that need shouldn’t stop you from camping.
Instead, rifle through our list of the top 8 best camping cots and find the perfect portable bed for your next camping trip.
There’s something for everyone and for every budget here and they all promise a great night’s sleep.
Best Camping Cots
CHENJUI Adult Folding Camping Cot
It doesn’t get better than this bed.
Yes, it’s not cheap but if you want the ultimate night’s sleep out in the wild, this is how you get it. T
he high-elastic silk fabric is amazingly comfortable and super durable too.
It can support up to 500 Kg in weight so all adults will be fine on this bed.
You can find the CHENJUI Adult Folding Camping Cot here.
YADSHENG Folding Multi-Angle Camping Cot
A little more basic but ideal for a couple looking for a highly supportive bed.
There are 6 legs on this bed which give it maximum stability (something that’s really important to us).
The Oxford Cloth covering makes it one of the nicest fabrics to lay down on in our trials too.
You can find the YADSHENG Folding Multi-Angle Camping Cot here.
YADSHENG Folding Bed Camp Cot
If there’s only one of you, you can get a similar level of comfort without spending quite as much money by opting for this one person camping cot, instead.
The fabric is a breathable design which ensures that you never end up too hot and sweaty while you sleep.
You can find the YADSHENG Folding Bed Camp Cot here.
ALPS Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot
If you’ve got to drag your bed a long way or even up a mountain, this is the bed to take.
It’s the lightest in our tests by a mile, though it’s not quite as comfy as some of the other models – there’s no bed that can travel as far as easily as this one.
You can find the ALPS Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot here.
DESERT WALKER Camping Cot
A very light but somewhat basic portable cot.
Their motto is “Every one of us is a handicraft product.”
We get their gist; they just want you to be comfortable and we think you will be on this cot.
We wouldn’t want to sleep in it for weeks but for the occasional night here and there, it gets the job done.
You can find the DESERT WALKER Camping Cot here.
King Camp Portable Folding Camping Cot And Lounger Chair
This only supports up to 265lbs. and the lack of quality finish is pretty noticeable.
However, this bed doubles as a lounge chair and if you rarely camp but do occasionally need a portable cot – you might find that it’s got enough utility for you.
You can find the King Camp Portable Folding Camping Cot And Lounger Chair here.
MOON LENCE Folding Camping Cot
A simple to set up and very basic camping cot.
We actually found the MOON LENCE to be pretty comfortable despite the lack of frills.
It’s a bit heavier than we would like, but at this price point? You can’t really complain.
You can find the MOON LENCE Folding Camping Cot here.
Ultralight Folding Tent Camping Cot
Another excellent quality and very light weight bed is this one.
We like the one that we tested but we do note that it’s new to market and it’s hard to evaluate the long-term performance of this manufacturer.
If you feel like taking a punt, the engineering on this is of a very high standard.
You can find the Ultralight Folding Tent Camping Cot here.
Last Word on Camping Cots
We hope that you found the right camping cot for you in our top eight best camping cots.
There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep under the stars in nature but for a good night’s sleep?
You need a comfortable bed, and these beds offer the greatest level of comfort, we think.
Of course, you also need somewhere to put that bed and we’d love to recommend that you check out our compilation of the best glamping tents.
It’s always best to see the world in style.
Then, once you’ve got the bed and the tent sorted – why not check out our feature on National Parks.
After you’re done with that, grab the tent and the cot(s) and head out to the place of your dreams!
We wish we could go with you. Have fun out there!