Camp beds: our top picks for 2021

Man on camping bed

Not having enough beds is the last thing you want, whether you’re in an rv and need another bed for the whole family or want to be off the ground camping in your tent to avoid sleeping on rocks or hard uneven surfaces , we have you covered. 

We’ve picked our favorite camp beds based on ratings, reliability, practicality, comfort and ease of use.

Our top picks for camping beds

The camping cot is a perfect place for sitting, reclining, and sleeping. It offers versatile space to fit all your needs — and anyone up to 6 feet 6 inches can fit on it. 

The removable side table with drink holder gives you space for snacks and personal items while the durable steel frame supports up to 300 pounds and can accommodate most people up to six feet six inches tall.

How it performs

This cot is the perfect length, and feels very well built. It has no assembly and just folds apart. We really enjoyed sleeping on this cot paired with a sleeping bag.

Highlights:

  • No assembly
  • Great size, even for someone that moves a lot in their sleep
  • Has a nice side table to put phone or drinks on, act just like a night stand
  • Built well

We really like this combo, as much as a cot will help you sleep during camping, we feel that an air mattress will do just as much

 

Pair them and you have an amazing combo. Plus this comes with a pump that’s specifically designed for it.

 

Dimensions:59 x 22 x 78 inches

How it performs

This setup had a fast and easy assembly, just unfold and put the mattress in. Unfolding the cot and pumping up the mattress takes less than 10 minutes. Easily worth it to have an extra comfy place to sleep while camping. 

We recommend filling the mattress up and giving it a couple extra minutes to stretch then fill it up some more for an extra firm mattress.

Highlights:

  • Fast set up
  • The Duo of a cot and mattress is perfect to be off the ground
  • Has high weight capacity
  • Sleeps comfortably 

This cot is made from high-strength steel tubes, its durable and stable.

Made of a 600D polyester fabric, this cot is super lightweight and can support up to 600 pounds. 

It also had a neat side pocket for storing things such as your phone or light.

It measures 74.8 x 26.4 x 13.8 inches when unfolded, and it can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 2 inches tall

How it performs

This cot was easy to assemble, and comes in a carrying bag that you can attach for easy transportation. You simply pull the ends apart, there is a storage pouch for bedding, and the whole bed flattens out. 

The head-side of the bed has a slight angle so that you have a more comfortable sleeping position.

The cot features an ergonomic design that supports big people, and the material is durable and comfortable.

Highlights:

  • Very Sturdy, has an x pattern design to ensure stability
  • Easy to use, acts just like a foldable camping chair, it pops right open
  • Can support up to 600 pounds
  • Has a nice side pouch to store things next to while you sleep

The Teton camping cot is one of our favorites. We should warn you that this cot is large so keep that in mind (wider than a twin size bed, about 44 inches wide). Two people could sleep on this and especially children. 

 It feels incredibly well built with steel leg reinforcement providing stability and can take some weight. Although lightweight, it is still very durable and strong enough to support up to 500 pounds. 

The S-leg design makes setup and take down easy with no tools. Packed flat, this cot folds up to a compact 25″ x 37″ x 9″ size for convenient storage.

How it performs

If you like coffee percolators this coffee maker won’t be a surprise to you.

Percolators while camping hold a special place in our heart so we think this is a great choice especially holding 12 cups.

Highlights:

  • fast set up 
  • Easy to clean 
  • Very large which is good for people that like to spread out or are tall.
  • One of the most comfortable cots we’ve slept on!
  • Very stable 

Conclusions

We hope you’ve enjoyed our top picks for camping beds. Personally we don’t like sleeping on the ground and enjoy having a nice cot and sleeping bag on top of it.

This provides a lot of the comfort of a normal bed allowing you to get maximum rest while out camping.

People tend to skip this and would really benefit from having a nice and comfortable place to sleep while camping.

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