The best cots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 18, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Cot Reviews
I use a couple different size tents when camping and wanted a cot that would fit in my two-person tent and allow me to sit and still have good headroom. This cot is good for car and motorcycle campers, but would be too bulky and heavy for backpacking. So I needed to add a little comfort to my sleep system as my body is just not as robust as it once was. My sleeping pad is still in great shape so thought a cot would be the best way to go. I have several different tents and wanted a cot I could use… Full review
This is excellent for side-sleepers! I can sleep through the whole night and wake up refreshed with no soreness. Packs down reasonably small and is reasonably lightweight. I have used it for backpacking. (Note: This is the newer version that's green, with crescent moon shaped side supports, not the full circles.) I am a side sleeper and I have had difficulty sleeping on traditional sleeping pads that backpackers use. I typically wake up multiple times each night, tossing and turning, and in the… Full review
Lightweight, capable cot made of quality material. After spending some time basically living in the mud during Hurricane Maria response, I opted to never sleep making direct contact with the ground. I decided a cot is what I needed. This being the case, I chose the Helinox Cot One and could not be happier, nor can I sleep any sounder. First off, the thing is extremely lightweight, coming in at just 2 lbs. 9.6 oz. Its dimensions make it a perfect fit for vertical attachment to my bugout bag and… Full review
Kind of fussy to set up and take down, but packs small and light and is very comfortable. As I get older, a more comfortable sleeping experience becomes a bigger priority for me. While I have been sleeping on the original Paco pads made by Jack's Plastic Welding (think rafting PVC with a memory foam interior and an air valve) for years, they are starting to feel thinner as time goes on. On warm weather trips where a tent is not needed, I've used the gold-standard Camp Time Roll-a-Cot, which is very… Full review
Lightweight (about 2kg) and most easy installation under 1.5 min with good design. Only the price is slightly high. I'd been looking for a light and easy cot and found two of all. They were the Helinox Cot 1 and Therm-a-Rest ultralight Cot. I gave my choice to the Helinox Cot 1 because it needs really fewer motions of setting up than the Ultralite cot and more reliabilities from their DAC pole. Full review
Tired of wet gear inside a tent? Put your tent over this cot and enjoy dry and comfort inside your tent even in a 5" all night rain. Did it last weekend. LuxuryLite Cots are just over 2 lbs. Rolls up into a sack less than 6"x 21 and has a lifetime guarantee. When it's cold put your Thermarest over that and sleep like you're at home...no rocks, no wet tent bottoms. I won't go without it anymore...that's 8 backpacks a year with Royal Rangers. Best gear I own. I turned 52. That was 2 years ago. I bought… Full review
I was excited to receive the tent cot, but after 10 uses I have ripped seams, broken buckles. The condensation inside the tent makes it seem as though it is raining inside! I have emailed 10 times to the company to get some kind of answer about what I can do about the broken and ripped tent. Guess what they told me, NOTHING, they won't return any emails. DO NOT BUY THIS. If I could give it negative stars, I would. Full review
I was so excited to get this as a birthday gift...until I took it camping. It rained very slightly the first night and I still ended up needing a plastic tarp over the tent/cot. Chinese made garbage. Stay away from this thing, it's made with 3rd rate parts and fabric. Full review
Absolute waste of money, when it rains the water comes in, when it does not the condensation makes up for it. This is a cheap Chinese piece of junk. Full review