OK, OK, this cot is heavy, bulky and pricey. But this is “Stuff We Like,” and we like the RIO Gear Smart XXL Camping Cot from ShelterLogic ($100, shelterlogic.com).
It measures about 7 feet long and more than 3 feet wide. It’s comfortable, easy to set up and strong enough to hold 600 pounds. A long storage sleeve hangs off the side with compartments for your cellphone, eyeglasses and laptop. The cot even comes with a cupholder attachment.
The cot folds down to about 3 feet long and weighs 17 pounds. So it’ll serve better for a long outing, like summer camp, instead of a weekend campout.