I love my tent cot. It is a cot with a tent on top.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
- Waterproof, bugproof, noseeum proof, off ground,
- Great for kayak camping
- Stable, easy to move, easy fast setup
- Great in high winds. Lots of windows for air circulation
- Cot separates, can use tent as standalone.
- Heavy 15 pounds base, but tent can separate
- Single person
- Small: no room for fan, heater, portapotty.
I love my tent cot. It is a cot with a tent on top. Lots of windows and options for air circulation (in the model I have).
I took it 8 days kayak (canoe) camping on the Green River in Utah. It offers privacy, a bug free and rain free tent, and you don't have to crawl on the ground. You don't stake it, so don't worry about sand stakes, hard ground, etc. Just need flat ground.
I put a tarp down, then set up the cot base (fold out legs) then the tent zips and velcros on top. Two cross poles and you are up! The rain fly works well in rain. You can lie down or sit up to read. Have one set of clothes with you. The great thing is gear bags fit right underneath.
The tent is small so it heats up fast in winter. Moving around the campsite is not problem, Just make sure to tug legs to fully open. I carry it on my SOT kayaks.
It is not the lightest tent. Base is like 15 pounds. You can use the tent stand alone. I've done that on top of a picnic table when I forgot the base. There are a few pockets, for gear or socks.
I own the bigger version, called Oversize. I got this as a noob...and love it. Now I own three.