When it comes to camping as a big Man, it can get real uncomfortable especially when it comes to sleeping. Finding well suited heavy weight capacity camping cots designed for heavy people is the next best solution to using a heavy duty air mattress. Some larger folks prefer the camping cot over a air mattress simply for the fact a cot can’t pop. But with that, an element of comfort is sacrificed, unless you opt for a airbed cot solution.
The biggest concerning factor when buying a camping cot for a plus size person is the strength of the frame. As we bigger people are well aware of, not all seating and sleeping products can cater to our weight. This is why finding a high weight capacity cot for camping is critical to getting a safe and reliable nights sleep out under the stars.
The frame of the cot should be reinforced with extra support bars and have heavy duty connections or joints if it is to survive longer than a few uses. It all starts with the foundation and how well the cot is made. The second most important factor to consider for a overweight person is to ensure the cot is wide enough to get a comfortable nights sleep. Camping cots can tend to be rather narrow by design, so choosing a narrow cot may initially feel as tho it’s big enough. But in reality while we are asleep it could become a safety hazard. Plus it will be more difficult to fall asleep on a narrow cot due to the uncomfortable rating and the brain not being able to switch off knowing you could easily tip the cot. So a extra large cot is highly recommended.
While padding on a cot is a luxury, it may not always be a possibility on a big Mans camping cot. We are limited in choices as a heavier population, so we may need to improvise and add a foam pad ourselves. With these 2 critical factors to consider, we have searched far ans high to find what we believe to be the best camping cots for heavy people.
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- 1 Best Heavy Duty Camping Cot Up To 600 Lbs Weight Capacity
- 2 Heavy Weight Capacity Kamp Rite Oversize Kwik Cot
- 3 Great Choice For The Overweight – 350 Lbs Capacity
- 4 The Best Cot & Air Mattress Combo For Heavy People
Best Heavy Duty Camping Cot Up To 600 Lbs Weight Capacity
The Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Wide Cot Review
This beast of a cot has to be our favorite cot on the market right now. It is huge and has a heavy weight capacity. Ideal for the obese person up to 600 pounds. Teton Sports is a company based in Utah that specializes in outdoor camping gear. They provide some of the highest quality equipment we have seen. So it’s easy to recommend this Teton Sports OutFitter XXL camping cot.
What gives this cot such a heavy duty rating is the unique patented ‘s’ style legs. They create a much stronger and reliable foundation compared to the straight up and down legs you see on many other cots. The ‘s’ design creates a new level of support and reinforces the entire structure with this structure. I feel very safe without thinking getting in and out of this camping bed.
As for measurements, this cot suits the larger style people beautifully. Starting with the height from ground to top of cot, it’s an impressive 19 inches. This is higher from the ground compared to other cots. Not only does this allow for valuable under bed storage, but it also makes getting in and out of bed easier for the heavier person or someone suffering a bad back. The lower to the ground, the harder it is to get in and out.
The sleeping surface on the Teton XXL cot is incredible. One of the biggest if not the biggest on the market. Suitable for the big and tall campers measuring in at 85 inches long and a incredible 40 inches wide. Which is quite large.
See The Teton Sports XXL Cot Hold Over 1000 Lbs – Incredible!
Heavy Weight Capacity Kamp Rite Oversize Kwik Cot
The Kamp Rite Kwik Cot is another popular heavy duty cot among the big and tall community. Slightly shorter by 1 inch and thinner by 7 inches when compared to the Teton Sports XXL. A lower weight capacity of 400 pounds but has a greater distance from ground to cot being 21 inches.
While this cot is not as huge as the Teton, this may actually be a good thing for overweight people that aren’t needing a 40″ wide cot. This cot is very sturdy nonetheless and has extra support bars which scream heavy duty. Besides the 6 (x) cross style legs there are additional reinforced vertical bars to provide one super solid foundation.
What I particularly like about the like about the Oversize Kwik Cot is the 2 side pockets. For the Teton Sports Cot this is a ‘add on’ so you will have to pay more for it. But it’s included with the Kwik Cot. This is great for storing keys, reading glasses, phone etc while you sleep. The other thing that is great is you don’t see any exposed metal. So the entire sleeping surface is padded in one way or another with no risk of injuring yourself on exposed metal.
As an alternative, Kamp Rite also has a awesome oversized Tent Cot. This is perfect for the plus size camper camping alone or not with others in a tent. The cot acts as the bedding and also a roomy tent for 1. Waterproof and elevated from the ground.
Great Choice For The Overweight – 350 Lbs Capacity
A heavy duty military style cot for bigger people designed to handle tough conditions. It’s so heavy duty that even the legs are reinforced with extra metal rods inside for maximum strength. The Jamboree has a high weight capacity of 350 lbs, not as much as the other 2 cots, but still heavy duty cot for many overweight folks across America.
Longer than your typical cot, the Jamboree is 77 inches in length and 25 inches wide. Sits roughly 17 inches from ground level and boasts a washable mildew resistant polyester cover. Comes with some very handy side pockets which have various sizes to cater to different items, including a drink holder for the night cap.
The cot also comes with a carry case and a free pillow, which is OK but not the most comfortable pillow in the world as you may expect. This is made up for by the fact this cot seriously has to be the quickest and easiest to set up and dismantle. Massive time saver here.
All in all this is a decent cot for people up to 350 lbs in weight. My only suggestion is to add your own foam sleeping pad or even a self inflating air mattress over the top for added comfort. Depending on your weight, you may feel the support bars through the canvas, so adding some extra padding will go a long way.
The Best Cot & Air Mattress Combo For Heavy People
The Coleman Airbed Cot is one of our top recommendations for Air Beds On A Frame category. But in reality it’s a great all round sleeping surface for any type of campers. What makes this particularly good for camping is that the mattress is made from heavy duty materials and the mattress comes with an external battery operated pump. Which is a necessity when camping.
The Airbed Cot is practically a portable Queen size mattress and has a 600 pound weight capacity, so if space is an issue for you. Then this is not the cot for you. The exact measurements are 78 inches long by 59 inches wide. Which is the widest of the camping cots on display here. The sleeping surface is also rather high at 22 inches from ground level. Very good for the Big Guys access to and from the bed.
What makes the Coleman Airbed Cot so darn good is it’s ability to transform, yes I said transform. It can act as a complete raised bed, or it can be transformed into a separate stand alone high quality cot and a queen size air mattress. Really good value for your money on this one.
Which brings us to the third most important factor, how comfortable this portable queen bed really is. Let me tell you, both the cot and the air mattress combination is a dream to sleep on. The air mattress features Coleman’s Comfort Strong Coil spring technology which are vertical chambers of sir support. So you get full body support no matter where you lay on the bed. Even if you sit on the edge of the bed, the mattress wont sag like on other air mattresses. Plus this Coleman technology is opposite of what you may expect from a air mattress. It isn’t a channel structure like the old cheap and nasty mattresses, so therefor it won’t warp and bend out of shape after a few uses like some of the channel style air mattresses.