Saturday, March 4, 2017

Choosing The Right Camping Cots

There is no doubt about it, camping is a great way to take a vacation, but sleeping on the rocks, weeds and sticks can get a bit old. The camping industry sells many varieties of camping cots, which can make any camping trip that much more enjoyable. Let's look at some name brands and what features they offer in a great camping cot.

Look for lightweight cots that fold down easily and fit into any vehicle you take camping. Test a model out to get a feel for the strength and make sure it's long enough. Read online reviews about the model you're considering. Models that come with padding on the sleeping surface are an extra plus. Check the workmanship of camp cots for high quality materials and straight, tight stitching. The legs should be sturdy, level and straight.

Coleman makes all kinds of camping accessories, including folding camping cots. They make the Forester Folding Cot, which retails for about $40 and sleeps people 5 feet 10 inches in height and they have a larger version for 6 feet 6 inches.

Many sites offer  several fine models including the ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Cot. It runs about $75 dollars and is constructed of a lightweight steel frame, weighing in at just over 11 pounds. It's 30 x 74 inches and handles   250 lbs, with a one year warranty.

Kamp-Rite Kwik Cot is a folding camp cot, made from an aluminum/steel frame, that weighs 22 pounds and folds down to 7" x 7" x 39". The size is easy to store and it comes with a carrying bag. The sleeping area is 84" x 28" and the heavy duty polyester sleeping surface is rated for 300lbs. Retails for about 70 dollars at Amazon.

Consider purchasing Coleman cots or any one of these fine brands on the market, ensuring a great nights sleep while camping.