These camping cots let you “rack ’em and stack ’em”

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This looks dangerous, but I suppose having stacking cots could save room inside a cramped tent.  The Two Person Portable Camping Bunk Bed has “sturdy steel construction bars” and a sleeping surface, made of heavy-duty, washable, mildew-resistant 600D polyester, that’s wider than most camping cots.  It says it sleeps two adults, with a weight limit of 230 pounds for the upper bunk and 250 pounds for the lower bunk.  It folds down to fit in a carrying bag for use while camping, but they can be used as extra sleeping space for guests at home, too.  The Two Person Portable Camping Bunk Bed is $165.49 at Amazon.

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20 thoughts on “These camping cots let you “rack ’em and stack ’em””

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  2. That really doesn’t look safe at all. I would suggest investing that $165 into a bigger tent instead.

  3. We had stacking cots when I was growing up (not this design, but probably similar), they worked fine, and were plenty stable and strong. They were great for ‘forts’ at home as well. 😉

  4. That’s actually a reasonable price compared to the one’s I’ve been eye-balling:

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Disc-O-Bed-Cam-O-Cot-Bunk-Beds/735034.uts

    The Disc-o-bed is very sturdy, but just not worth the money/effort to put together (knew someone with a set). If you’re going for a single week long camp trip per year, the ones cited here are more than enough and should last years.

    With regards to getting a bigger tent — if you’ve already got a large cabin tent, bigger isn’t usually THAT much bigger for the money you spend. With bunk-cots you can free up a fair amount of floor space (which can be very desirable for larger families). This is particularly important if you end up stuck in the tent for an extended period of time due to bad weather.

  5. The Disc-O-Bed has one major downside, though: It’s got head and foot boards, limiting you to the length of the cot, where this one doesn’t. (This one doesn’t even appear to have a bar across the head or foot – ideal for being able to hang your feet off.)

    Also, this one has more supports (four per side, versus two per side), though given they are all steel tubes I’m sure they are strong either way. (But it does mean less pressure on your tent floor.)

  6. Yes, the disc-o-bed can be converted in to a couch. I just don’t think that feature overcomes the additional weight of the bunk and the difficulty in assembly for most campers. Unless you plan a 2-4 week camp at a stretch. Because they are sturdy, they can survive daily use. Hell, you could use them in your home for quite some time before they begin to wear out.

    However, for the family that camp 1-3 times a year for a weekend to a week at a time, it’s just not worth it.

  7. Hey Bob! Long time, no see! That’s funny you say that, because my first title for the post was “File this under tragedy waiting to happen.” I decided that wouldn’t give people a clue what it was about, so I changed it.

  8. You know it, Bob! Think of the excitement of trying to read the signs as you’re driving by at 55mph! It would be extra exciting if they only showed one letter at a time, like those “chasing” Christmas lights.

  9. Well Janet, it’s the change of time for us out here in California and elsewhere at 2am Sunday morning. I can see all them folks with them weird hard to tell the time watches hunting around for that thick book of instructions to set the time forward 😛

  10. Hey,

    I want to give my 2 cents on the Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk Cot (http://campingandcamping.com/disc-o-bed-cam-o-bunk-cot-with-2-organizers-review/). Been using it for 4 seasons already and it still looks and feels like new.

    Imagine, we are two 200+ people using the cot once or twice a month and it keeps its condition very well.

    I also like to take it outside of the tent and transform it to a couch. Simply magic.

    Of course, you have to have a tall tent. Mine is 6.5 ft.

    Highly recommended piece of camping gear you wont regret.

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