The KingCamp camping cot is a two-person cot that requires no assembly and provides plenty of room for campers to comfortably stretch out under the stars. There aren’t many lightweight two-person camping cots on the market and many are difficult to haul and set up, but KingCamp has changed all that with the addition of an innovative carry case a simple design that allows campers to quickly break down or set up the cot in just a couple of minutes.
Overview and Features
This camping cot is ideal for larger campers, kids, or couples and features a completely collapsible design. Highly portable, this model measures in at just forty-five inches by eleven and a half inches. No assembly required, the cot simply spreads out from the center. To break it down, the cot collapses in the center.
This is a cot that provides ample sleeping space, however, despite the fact that it’s foldable, it can still take up quite a bit of room, so hauling it will require a lot of trunk space. The cot weighs in at thirty-five pounds, so it’s not a cot that’s designed for backpackers.
The cot comes with a free carry bag, which makes it easy to pack and store. This carry bag is equipped with a handle and wheels, much like a rolling suitcase, making it easy to transport from your car to the campsite.
Frame Design and Construction Quality
The cot’s frame is made out of a thick, heavy-duty steel. Unlike lightweight camping cots for hikers, you can’t easily haul this cot through the backcountry.
All of the metal surfaces on the cot are covered with material, for added safety. On each corner of the cot, you’ll also find a thick elastic band, which works to hold a thin camping mattress firmly in place. During the hotter months of the year, campers will appreciate the highly breathable sleeping surface, but in the colder months, a sleeping mat will be a nice addition to this two-person cot.
If you plan on placing this cot inside a tent, you’ll need a large one. In fact, a four-person tent can easily accommodate it, but anything smaller and you won’t have much room to move around.
The cot is equipped with nine legs. Each of the feet has been affixed with plastic caps designed to prevent damage to the floor of a tent. Unfortunately, the tent does not feature a leg height adjustment system, so you’ll need to be careful where you place the tent in order to prevent the cot from rocking when placed on uneven ground.
Typically, a two-person camping cot will feature a central bar and this model is no exception. This bar is installed for added support since there is a span of fifty-five inches between the sidebars. The addition of the central bar adds stability to the sleeping surface; however, it can also be an unwelcome intrusion. Like other models of two sleeper cots, there have been some reports that the central bar can dig into the sleeper’s back. This issue can be easily remedied by adding a thin pad on top of the sleeping surface.
The twelve hundred denier polyester sleeping surface is incredibly sturdy, breathable, and rarely used on camping cots in this price range. More often than not you’ll find only six hundred denier polyester is used.
The bed has a user weight capacity of five hundred and fifty pounds, which isn’t much for a double cot, considering many single cots, such as the KingCamp ultralight compact folding camping cot, have an average user weight capacity of close to three hundred pounds.
- No assembly required
- Reasonably priced
- Free carry bag complete with a handle and wheels for easy transportation
- Included elastic bands allow users to easily attach a camping pad
- Made from high quality, tough polyester material
- Breathable sleeping surface
- This heavy two-person cot takes up quite a bit of tent space
- The weight of the cot makes it unsuitable for backpackers
- The cot lacks a leg adjustment system