Sure, it’s still a bold move to sleep on a bedroll like a cowboy riding the range, and it certainly will earn you plenty of machismo points, but when you’re spending your camping trip hunched over with a slipped disc, you’ll see how bad that idea is.

    For more comfort during your outdoor excursions, you should invest in a good camping cot or camping bed for a more comfortable night’s sleep that is higher and drier than you can get with just a sleeping pad. Even air mattresses can’t compare to the comfort of a good old cot.

    Picking out a quality cot for camping is about finding one that is sturdy yet flexible enough to fold up, otherwise you might as well just tote your memory foam mattress around with you. Usually you want frames that are made of long-lasting materials, typically high-grade aluminum, steel, or titanium (if you don’t mind emptying out your savings). Get one with a durable cover that can be washed and will stand up to abuse and is long and wide enough for your body type. Or you could just trust our research and get one of the 7 best camping cots out there.

    Prev1 of 7Next

    Related Articles

    Best Places to Camp in Maine

    With more forest cover than any other state, countless crystalline lakes, remote stretches of river, and a handful of the best state parks in the country, Maine is a camper’s paradise. I came to Maine in no small part because of the opportunities to pitch a tent here, and I have many sleeping-bag nights to […]
    Read more


    Staying fresh during an outdoor trip can be a real problem, especially for women. You get plenty sweaty during long hikes, not to mention dirty from all the mud and dust when setting up camp and crawling into a tent. This female hygiene guide for hiking and camping will help answer any questions you have […]
    Read more

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Search for: