Updated February 16, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Sleeping Cots For Adults

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2019. A sturdy, well-made sleeping cot can bring the comfort of a bed outdoors when you’re camping, or it can also be a convenient way to accommodate overnight guests. A quality model can help provide plenty of rest, and will open easily and fold up compactly for storage and transport. Here we list the best choices for adults, ranked for durability, ease of use, and price. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Coleman ComfortSmart

2. Alpcour Folding

3. Teton Sports Outfitter

Editor's Notes

February 13, 2019:

When you’re in the market for a sleeping cot suitable for adults, note that if you prefer one with a mattress, some models come with one, such as Coleman’s ComfortSmart and Queen Airbed, both featured here. If a high weight limit is your priority, of all the products listed here, the Teton Sports Outfitter can hold the most, with a maximum capacity of 600 pounds, while the Disc-O-Bed modules can each handle up to an impressive 500 pounds. While all of the selections here are great for camping, they’re all versatile enough to be used both indoors and out. Cots such as these are also commonly used to accommodate overnight guests, as mentioned here, as well as to be brought for sleeping arrangements in hotel rooms.

4. Osage River Collapsible

5. Disc-O-Bed Large

6. Kamp-Rite Oversize

7. Coleman Queen Airbed

8. Zinus Traveler Elite

9. Magshion Portable Military

10. Coleman Converta Cot


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on February 16, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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