The Kamp-Rite oversize camping cot can be the perfect solution if you’re taking a family camping trip and you’re in need of more versatile camping gear. The elevated sleeping platform will keep you dry and off the ground away from bugs and insects. This cot can even be used as a chair, or a flat cot.
Kamp-Rite Camping Cot Assessment and Features
This camping cot comes with a custom fitted tent that works together to create a seamless all in one design. It also comes equipped with multiple doors and mosquito netting. The cot rests almost a foot off the ground, keeping you cool and dry. The sleeping surface measures in at thirty-two inches by ninety inches, which is perfect for one average sized adult and a child. For single adult sleeping, you’ll find that there’s plenty of room for users over six feet tall. However, with a width of thirty-two inches, you won’t be able to stretch out much, although the space is wide enough to accommodate a full-size sleeping bag.
The cot features a user max weight of three hundred and fifty pounds. The cot’s domed top provides enough head room for adults to sit up comfortably without their head touching the roof, so it can also provide a nice private space if you want to change clothes or sit up and read while the other campers are asleep. The cot’s hinge design enables users to turn this tent/cot hybrid into a standard cot or a lounge chair. Probably the best feature this model offers is its easy setup. With our first attempt, setting up the cot complete with the tent roofing took around five minutes. But after the initial setup, it only takes two to three minutes. It packs away easily and makes a compact package that can easily fit in your trunk. This cot comes with a carry case, so storing it away is hassle-free. The carry case actually slides over the folded cot. The frame is very stable, using straps located underneath to tension the four leg bars. The tent portion of this setup is nicely designed featuring a door on each end of the cot and a couple of large zippered windows on the sides.
Each of these openings is equipped with zippered mesh panels, which will protect you from mosquitos and other insects. It also provides much-needed ventilation, especially during the hotter months. The tent also features tape sealed seams, making it waterproof. So you can enjoy much-needed protection from the elements, allowing you to remain nice and dry even during a heavier downpour. The pad in the cot is made from a thin foam, so you shouldn’t expect much in terms of extra comfort. Overall, the feel of the sleeping platform is comparable to a standard camping cot.
Cot/Tent Combo Pros and Cons
Pros: This cot/tent combo will provide you with a comfortable quick place to sleep and it combines the best elements of a cot and tent for the perfect personal camping space. For a full-sized adult, you’ll find that there’s plenty of room.
Another thing to take note of is the sides of the tent, which is nearly vertical. Their design provides extra volume inside the tent compared to a traditional tent. This means you’ll actually have more space inside than some one-person tents.
This fully framed enclosed nylon cot and tent combination will feel like a customized tent for an adult, but it’s also a great option if you’re camping with children. The frame of the cot is made from aluminum and also features aluminum nuts and bolts that are anti-vibration. These components can’t be stripped and are rustproof.
Cons: The name of the cot gives the impression that it’s oversized, but the width is pretty average. The extra size will come with the added length. Some consumers reported they had issues with condensation when it rained, although this issue can be resolved by simply venting the tent by slightly unzipping one of the windows or doors.
You’ll find that while the cot is easy to fold up, its folded size may not fit in the trunk of a compact car. If you’re searching for a more traditional camping cot and one that’s offered at a lower price, we recommend the Coleman Camping Cot.
A Unique Approach to Traditional Camping
Obviously, the size of this cot makes it a poor choice for hikers, but if you enjoy setting up your camp and staying in one spot for the duration of your trip then you’ll love how this cot/tent combo gives you a cozy place to lay your head at night. It’s also a great option if you have a couple of children and you’re looking for an alternative to a one-person tent.
Overall, we recommend this hybrid to anyone who’s searching for a versatile piece of camping gear. Sleep in it a night, change it into a lounge chair during the day to soak up the sun’s rays, or lay it flat in the traditional cot position without the tent cover and you can enjoy a comfortable night out under the stars. If you’re on a budget you may find this tent a little on the pricey side, but if you camp often, this cot is definitely worth the investment. Lightweight, durable, and easy to assemble or fold and store away, this unique cot will get plenty of use if you enjoy camping, fishing or the kids love camping out in the backyard.
Kamp Cot Conclusion and Rating
The Kamp-Rite cot and tent hybrid is a fun, innovative way to enjoy the outdoors. It’s smaller than a one-person tent and provides plenty of sleep space for one tall adult or two children. Its versatility allows you to change it into a lounge chair or a traditional cot and since it’s waterproof you’ll stay nice and dry if you encounter any rain on your trip. Consumers who purchased this cot gave it a rating of four and a half stars and highly recommend it to the avid camper.