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Offline Westside88

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Camping cot recommendations
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:03:58 PM »
Its been years since Ive tent camped until last night. I had a camper until a couple years ago and for family trips (three daughters) weve been renting little cabins. We decided to camp at the State Park near home this weekend to get our new lab used to it when were still close to home. First time sleeping on the ground in a long while, it hurts  a lot more than it used to. Weve decided we need some cots, since my wife and I really want to do more camping. Any recommendations? Im 64 220, so one need it to be decent sized. Any tips appreciated

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 07:44:06 PM »
I run the cabelas outfitter xl. Through a lad on it and you are set.
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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 07:47:49 PM »
Just bought it a few hrs ago, excited to try it out this weekend

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 07:54:30 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 07:55:15 PM »
Its been years since Ive tent camped until last night. I had a camper until a couple years ago and for family trips (three daughters) weve been renting little cabins. We decided to camp at the State Park near home this weekend to get our new lab used to it when were still close to home. First time sleeping on the ground in a long while, it hurts  a lot more than it used to. Weve decided we need some cots, since my wife and I really want to do more camping. Any recommendations? Im 64 220, so one need it to be decent sized. Any tips appreciated
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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 08:05:56 PM »
Started using the disc o bed bunk cots this year. Kind of pricey, but very comfortable especially with a foam pad and the ability to stack them saves a ton of space.

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 08:12:33 PM »
Been using army cots for over 30 years.  Started out with the cotton and wood ones and now have the nylon and aluminum  ones.  They seem to last longer and be quieter(less creaking) then the others I've seen come through camp.  But they are definitely smaller then the cabelas xl

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 02:05:34 PM »
ive got a cabelas XL and a Teton sports XL (sportsmans wharehouse) which are the exact same thing, I'm sure made in the same factory. Both are excellent cots and will withstand a ton of use.
I also have a smaller Cabelas cot, still very nice, but I prefer the XL size, and a couple cheaper cots from Walmart.
all of them do the job, the XL size ones from cabelas and sportsmans are worth the extra cost.

I have almost 100 nights on my original Teton sports XL, it hasn't started sagging a mentionable amount, still gets drum tight with the snap lever thing built into it, and I am almost twice your weight. never felt unstable on it like I have on some of the smaller ones.

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2019, 02:53:52 PM »
Davis Tent company, watch their video on their Big Boy cots, you will be sold.  We have 2, my son is 6'4"  280lbs. MADE IN USA :tup:

https://www.davistent.com/product-category/big-boy-cots/
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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 03:14:29 PM »
My mules pack these and a layer of foam.
Foam for extra cush and insulation. 1" bow season and 2" gun season.
Aluminum and roll up to 5".

https://www.camptime.com/collections/cots/products/xl-roll-a-cot-84x32x18-3-leg-frames

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 08:52:10 PM »
My mules pack these and a layer of foam.
Foam for extra cush and insulation. 1" bow season and 2" gun season.
Aluminum and roll up to 5".

https://www.camptime.com/collections/cots/products/xl-roll-a-cot-84x32x18-3-leg-frames
These are great cots

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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2019, 06:06:09 PM »
I use a REI Camp Stowaway Cot XL. It has a sleeve for sliding in a 2in self-inflating pad.
Mine is about 10 years old and in great condition. They do not sell that model anymore.

https://www.rei.com/product/812206/rei-co-op-camp-stowaway-cot-xl

I love how it cradles you, helps keep slippery sleeping bags on the cot.
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Re: Camping cot recommendations
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2019, 07:06:24 PM »
I have a couple of these and have been very happy.  They are very stable, don't absorb moisture and pack down and only take up a small space in  storage.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/camping/outdoor-living/camp-furniture/cots/pc/104795280/c/104755680/sc/104267880/i/104280480/cabelas-all-season-cot/3129379.uts?slotId=2

 


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