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Which inexpensive cot is best?

Q. Dear Gear Guy, I’m going on a camp-out soon and need to buy a cot. What kind of inexpensive cot do you think is best? Thanks!
Billy the Cot-less Kid, Byron, Ga.

A. Yo Billy, thanks for the question. I’ve been getting quite a few cot-related questions lately, so you’re not alone. There’s a wide range of cots on the market, some costing up to $150. But for your needs, which sounds like a car camping-style outing, the Wenzel Camp Folding Cot ($45; should work just fine. It’s super basic, plenty comfortable, and simple to set up. There are definitely lighter-weight cots (this one weighs 14 lbs.) and more compact choices (the Wenzel just folds in half while others collapse neatly); still this cot should do the trick—and I even found it online for $35!

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4 Comments on Which inexpensive cot is best?

  1. My experience has been some cots squeak as you move in the cot…very noisy. The combination of the fabric on the wood or aluminum just makes for a bad experience. Any idea on which cots are quiet and which are noisy.

  2. Walmart or online is best!

  3. I LOVE my Byer TriLite cot. It’s small, cost effective, and provides a great night of sleep!

  4. BigGuyz

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