I am beginning to look for a cot and am finding the information here is scattered all over. So, I thought it might benefit the community if we had info in one thread.
I will be looking at a cot for myself, and eventually one for my wife and I, and two for my girls, ages 9 and 7. Since I will get the most use of one, and have the bad back, I am thinking an XL size since I am 6'3 and about 220. I have pads to put on, so that is covered. There are so many choices, I just want to stay away from a bad one ...
Favorites? Ones to avoid? Post them.
A few I am looking at are: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Campi...3Bcat104280480 and http://www.rei.com/product/814205/byer-easy-cot
Easy to setup, take down and comfort are primary considerations. Stored size is also important, but less so than the other criteria.
As for double cots, there seem to be few choices, but two I have found are the Kamp-Rite, here: http://store.kamprite.com/product.ph...cat=254&page=1
It looks good and doesn't appear or have a bar in the middle. Anybody with experience with this one?
The other double is the Cabelas queen here: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...3Bcat104712480
Again, looks good ...
For the kids, I have thought of bunk beds (while the kids are fine sleeping on the ground, I think they would be miffed if I was on a cot and they were on the ground) these would save space in a tent. Cabelas has these: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Disc-...eds/735034.uts