Last Updated on July 28, 2021
Camping cots are a great solution to sleeping outdoors. But very few camping cots are designed for twin capacity, and even the ones that are there are not built for big and tall people.
The KingCamp Portable Queen Cot is a good solution to this problem. It is a queen-size cot meant for two people (dimensions: 84.6″ x 56.1″), and with its exceptional length, can accommodate very tall persons as well (Kamp Rite also has a product with the same length, but it does not support as much weight as this one).
The cot’s fabric sags to hold your body in a comfortable and ergonomic position. There is a crossbar in between, separating the bed into two sections so your sleep isn’t disrupted when your partner is tossing and turning at night.
Typical camping cots are in the range of 13-17 inches tall, the KingCamp cot is 19 inches above the ground, which gives a lot of space underneath it.
Let’s get into some of the pros, cons, and features!
|WHAT WE LIKED|
- It’s a very strong product. It uses 1200D Oxford fabric and a steel frame, legs, and brackets (D= Denier, a measure of fiber density. Typically, 600D is considered a strong cot fabric, 1200D is exceptionally strong).
- Lightweight – only 35 lb.
- It is easily portable and comes with a wheeled trolley carrying case.
- It folds and unfolds quickly in just 3 easy steps. No assembly is required.
- There are elastic bands on the four corners to hold your mattress in place.
- With dimensions of 84.6″ x 56.1″, this cot is a great size for tall people. There are no end bars on the cot; the entire space is available for use.
- It has plastic caps on the legs, which prevent skidding, ripping, and other damage to the tent floor.
|WHAT COULD BE IMPROVED|
- The bar in the middle is good if you are sleeping with a fellow camper because you won’t be disturbed by their tossing and turning. But it is a problem if you want to cuddle up with your partner.
- When two people are sleeping, both sides sag a bit, so it is okay. If only one person is sleeping on the cot, it does sag quite a bit.
- It does not have many user-friendly features such as storage pouches or foldable side tables, which its competitors do.
What to Look for in a Two-Person Camping Cot?
- Size (Adequate Height and Width): You should look for a cot at least 80″ long if you are taller than 6 feet. When calculating for width, add up the waist sizes of you and your partner and then add about 8 inches to that – 2 inches of extra space on each person’s side.
- Weight Capacity: A two-person cot should support at least 500 lb.
- Durable Construction: Denier is a measure of the thickness of the thread – the higher the denier, the stronger the fabric is. Cots made from rust-proof steel and at least 600 Denier (D) fabric are solid.
- Ease of Assembly: It should not require tools or special assembly instructions
- Ease of Use: Features such as a built-in headrest space, elastic bands for keeping the mattress affixed, side tables, and storage pouches add functionality and comfort.
- Portability: It should fold down to a small size and preferably include a wheeled carrying case.
- Price: Between $150 – $300 is a reasonable price for a cot of this size. It also depends on the sturdiness and features you are looking for.
KingCamp Queen Cot Review: Features & Benefits
The KingCamp queen cot measures 84.6″ x 56.1″ and has a weight capacity of 550 lb. It is large enough for people taller than 6 feet to sleep in comfortably. Much like, the Outwell Posadas Foldaway Bed, this cot does not have any end bars, so the entire area is available for sleeping.
This cot uses a 1200D fabric. (D=Denier, a measure of thread density and hence how thick the fiber is.) Most of its competitors (we have shared some later on in the article) have 600D fabrics. The material on this KingCamp queen cot is exceptionally durable.
The frame and brackets are reinforced steel. There is a crossbar in the middle that provides additional support and weight-bearing capacity.
There are 9 legs to support the cot, which helps distribute your weight, making it durable (Lopsided weight distribution can cause the cot to break where too much pressure is being placed on it). The legs are also made of steel tubes and are lock jointed in a triangular shape, giving them additional strength.
The cot has flaps covering up the gaps in the fabric where the central bar folds up (see diagram below). None of the steel areas are exposed.
When folded down, the KingCamp portable queen cot measures 45.5″ x 11.5″ x 11.5″. The folded length is too big to carry on a bike or scooter. You will have to take it with you in a car.
Although not a true ultralight camping cot, the KingCamp weighs about 35 lb, but it comes with a carry bag with a two-wheeled base and a handle for pulling for easy transport.
Ease of Use
The cot has elastic bands on all sides, which can affix a queen-sized mattress, preventing it from sliding and slipping when you lay on it.
The feet of the cot all have plastic-covered ends. The cover protects your tent from damage due to rips and adds more stability to the legs.
Another nice feature is the wheeled carry bag mentioned above.
Ease of Assembly
The cot does not require any assembly or tools. You can unfold it in 3 easy steps, as shown below, or you can watch how to unfold it here.
Alternatives To KingCamp Queen Cot
The Coleman Camping Cot comes with its own inflatable mattress and a battery-operated air pump. It has a steel frame and can accommodate two people and a total of 600 lb. It measures 78″ x 59″, which is shorter but has enough space to allow you to sleep more comfortably than the KingCamp queen cot (84.6″ x 55.1″).
If you are not taller than 6.5 feet tall, then this is a good mattress/cot combo to buy. However, do keep in mind that the mattress has light stitching at the seams (causes it to lose air sometimes) and is heavier (42 lb) than the KingCamp product (35 lb).
You can view this product here.
Kamp-Rites’s Double Cot is 85″ x 55″, the same size as the KingCamp product. It also has a weight capacity of 550 lb, the same as the KingCamp queen cot.
However, the KingCamp product is sturdier because it uses a 1200D Jacquard Oxford fabric than this cot, which uses a 600D fabric base.
Secondly, the product does not have a wheeled carry case. It weighs about 33 lb, so it might not be easy to carry. This product is less pricey than the KingCamp cot.
You can view this product here.
This product is a double bunk bed that offers 79″ x 28″ space for each person. If you do not have much space in the tent for your cot, this is a perfect option for you. The overall dimensions are 82″ x 32.5″ x 36″. It is a very sturdy product with 600D PVC coated waterproof polyester fabric beds and a rust-resistant steel frame.
Each of the cots supports up to 500 lb. Note that this is not a fold-down cot; you have to assemble it, although assembly is quite easy. Since you need to assemble it, it takes up less space when folded (32.5 x 15 x 5 inches), though it weighs about 60 lb, and the bag does not have a wheeled trolley base for easy transportation.
You can view this product here.
KingCamp Queen Cot Review Verdict
The KingCamp Queen is a sturdy, portable, easy-to-use cot which works great as a 2-person cot for camping or a guest bed at home.