What Is The Best Kamp Rite Tent Cot?

Kamp-Rite Compact Extra-Large Tent Cot

Last Updated on September 7, 2021

The first Kamp-Rite Tent Cot was launched in 1999 by Bill Ferrari, the founder of Kamp-Rite. It was a unique concept at the time. It combined two major elements of camping gear, a tent and a cot. The Kamp-Rite Original was quite versatile because you could even convert the cot into a lounge chair after removing the tent.

Over time, Kamp-Rite launched two lines of tent cots which had three products under them each. We review the Collapsible Series line in more detail here. A kids version of the tent cot was also launched. 

We believe there's no best overall Kamp Rite tent cot because everyone has different needs for and gives different uses to their tent cots. As a testament to this, there are some people using the Tri-Fold Double and Tri-Fold Oversized tent cots to assemble a tent cot in their truck beds. So let's focus on the best Kamp Rite tent cots for specific needs

Should you be interested in considering other brands of tent cots too, we have our comprehensive Best Tent Cots guide here. And if you are looking for lighter, more portable tent cot options, make sure to take a look at our backpacking tent cot piece.

So What Is The Best Kamp Rite Tent Cot For You?

Kamp-Rite Original Portable Durable Cot, Converts...
Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot, The Leader in...
KampRite Double TentCot
Kamp-Rite CTC Standard Compact Collapsible...
Kamp-Rite CTC XL Compact Collapsible Sleeping 3 in...
Kamp-Rite Compact Double Tent Cot w/R F DCTC343
Capacity
1 person
1 person (large)
2 persons
1 person
1 person (large)
2 persons
Setup Dimensions
84″L x 28″W x 35″H
90″L x 32″W x 47″H
84″L x 53″W x 51″H
79″L x 29″W x 57″H
84″L x 33″W x 61″H
85″L x 55″W x 59″H
Bed Dimensions
84″L x 28″W
90″L x 32″W
84″L x 53″W
79″L x 29″W
84″L x 33″W
85″L x 55″W
Tent Dimensions
84″L x 28″W x 24″H
90″L x 32″W x 36″H
84″L x 53″W x 40″H
79″L x 29″W x 38″H
84″L x 33″W x 38″H
85″L x 55″W x 41″H
Weight
24 lbs
32 lbs
51 lbs
25 lbs
28 lbs
42 lbs
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
350 lbs
500 lbs
300 lbs
350 lbs
500 lbs
Folded Dimensions
35″L x 31″W x 6″H
36″L x 34″W x 7″H
56″L x 34″W x 8″H
9″L x 43″W x 10″H
8″L x 9″W x 42″H
12″L x 12″W x 45″H
Shipping Dimensions
35″L x 31″W x 6″H
36″L x 36″W x 7″H
56″L x 34″W x 8″H
43″L x 10″W x 9″H
45″L x 10″W x 9″H
45″L x 12″W x 12″H
Fabric
190T
190T
190T
190T
190T
190T
Frame
Aluminum
Aluminum-Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Steel
Steel
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
2 Doors, 2 Windows
2 Doors, 2 Windows
2 Doors, 2 Windows
1 Door
1 Door, 2 Windows
2 Doors, 2 Windows
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam
Kamp-Rite Original Portable Durable Cot, Converts...
Capacity
1 person
Setup Dimensions
84″L x 28″W x 35″H
Bed Dimensions
84″L x 28″W
Tent Dimensions
84″L x 28″W x 24″H
Weight
24 lbs
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Folded Dimensions
35″L x 31″W x 6″H
Shipping Dimensions
35″L x 31″W x 6″H
Fabric
190T
Frame
Aluminum
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
2 Doors, 2 Windows
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam
Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot, The Leader in...
Capacity
1 person (large)
Setup Dimensions
90″L x 32″W x 47″H
Bed Dimensions
90″L x 32″W
Tent Dimensions
90″L x 32″W x 36″H
Weight
32 lbs
Weight Capacity
350 lbs
Folded Dimensions
36″L x 34″W x 7″H
Shipping Dimensions
36″L x 36″W x 7″H
Fabric
190T
Frame
Aluminum-Steel
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
2 Doors, 2 Windows
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam
KampRite Double TentCot
Capacity
2 persons
Setup Dimensions
84″L x 53″W x 51″H
Bed Dimensions
84″L x 53″W
Tent Dimensions
84″L x 53″W x 40″H
Weight
51 lbs
Weight Capacity
500 lbs
Folded Dimensions
56″L x 34″W x 8″H
Shipping Dimensions
56″L x 34″W x 8″H
Fabric
190T
Frame
Aluminum
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
2 Doors, 2 Windows
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam
Kamp-Rite CTC Standard Compact Collapsible...
Capacity
1 person
Setup Dimensions
79″L x 29″W x 57″H
Bed Dimensions
79″L x 29″W
Tent Dimensions
79″L x 29″W x 38″H
Weight
25 lbs
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Folded Dimensions
9″L x 43″W x 10″H
Shipping Dimensions
43″L x 10″W x 9″H
Fabric
190T
Frame
Steel
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
1 Door
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam
Kamp-Rite CTC XL Compact Collapsible Sleeping 3 in...
Capacity
1 person (large)
Setup Dimensions
84″L x 33″W x 61″H
Bed Dimensions
84″L x 33″W
Tent Dimensions
84″L x 33″W x 38″H
Weight
28 lbs
Weight Capacity
350 lbs
Folded Dimensions
8″L x 9″W x 42″H
Shipping Dimensions
45″L x 10″W x 9″H
Fabric
190T
Frame
Steel
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
1 Door, 2 Windows
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam
Kamp-Rite Compact Double Tent Cot w/R F DCTC343
Capacity
2 persons
Setup Dimensions
85″L x 55″W x 59″H
Bed Dimensions
85″L x 55″W
Tent Dimensions
85″L x 55″W x 41″H
Weight
42 lbs
Weight Capacity
500 lbs
Folded Dimensions
12″L x 12″W x 45″H
Shipping Dimensions
45″L x 12″W x 12″H
Fabric
190T
Frame
Steel
Spreader Bar
Access & Airflow
2 Doors, 2 Windows
Rainfly
No-See-Um Mesh
Taped Seam

Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Original - Best Three-in-One Single Person Tent Cot

The Kamp-Rite Original is the oldest product from Kamp-Rite. It combines a tent with a cot that can be converted into a lounge chair when needed. It stands eleven inches above the ground.

Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Original

Features & Benefits

  • Single Occupancy: The Kamp-Rite Original tent cot is designed to hold an average-sized single person. The product is 84Lx28Wx35H inches big and weighs 24 pounds. It is the lightest Kamp-Rite tent cot (excluding the kid's version)
  • Multi-functional: The Kamp-Rite Original combines the benefits of a cot, a tent, and a lounge chair. It has a hinge that allows you to use it as a regular cot or even a lounge chair.
  • Over the ground: The tent cot stands eleven inches above the ground. It protects you from small animals. You need not make a clearing in the ground before putting it up.
  • Sturdy base: The cot's base is made with an aluminum frame that is powder-coated and supports weights up to 300 pounds. The cot uses slats instead of the usual crossbars found in many sleeping cots. Slats are a lot more comfortable and can hold more weight.
  • Durable Tent: The tent material is made from durable 190T nylon. There are two doors on each side, covered with polyester and mesh fabric. Having two doors lets you have a bit of cross ventilation during summertime.
  • No-see-um mesh covering: No-see-ums are small biting midges that are less than 3nm in length. The special mesh covering of the tent windows and doors protects you from such very small insects also.
  • Rain Protection: The tent cot comes with Kamp-Rite's rainfly for protection from the rain. The tent zippers are corrosion-resistant as well.

Why Should You Buy It?

It is one of the best single-person camping gear pieces for average-sized campers; it includes many things you might need. You get a sturdy tent, a comfortable sleeping cot, and even a lounge chair for day use. It is large enough for an average-sized person.

Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Oversize: Best All-in-One Big & Tall Tent Cot

Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Oversized

The Kamp-Rite Oversized is designed to give all the Kamp-Rite Original convenience but in a larger package. It has enough space for a big and tall camper, with a 90L x 32W x 47H inch size.

 Features & Benefits

  • Single Occupancy, Big Space: The tent cot is meant for the big and tall single camper. With a 90 inch long, 32 inches wide cot, you get a lot of space to relax comfortably without having to cramp yourself into a small space.
  • Dome-shaped top: The tent cot is also meant for those of us who are taller than others. With a dome-shaped top, this tent cot has a 36-inch high ceiling. Overall height is 47 inches tall, 11 inches over the ground. It gives you an extra foot of space to sit up compared to the Kamp-Rite Original.
  • Durable: The Oversized tent shares the sturdy construction and design of the Kamp-Rite Original tent cot, with a 190T nylon fabric. The frame is made from an aluminum-steel combination, which gives more strength to this product than the Original. It is powder-coated for corrosion resistance. The tent cot can support a weight of up to 350 pounds.
  • Protection: The polyester-and-mesh windows and doors on either side keep out mites and small insects. The tent has a rainfly for waterproofing, just like Kamp-Rite Original. 

Why Should You Buy It?

A little extra space is needed if you are taller than 6 feet or bigger than an average person. The Kamp-Rite Oversized option is good for such customers.

Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Double: Best All-in-one Two Person Tent Cot

Camping is an activity best enjoyed with your mate. The Kamp-Rite Double gives two people enough space to have a great camping trip together.

Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Original

Features & Benefits

  • Dual Occupancy: The Kamp-Rite Double is 84 inches long and 53 inches wide. It also has a generous height of 51 inches (40 inches in the tent, 11 inches overground). It is wide enough for two average-sized people to sleep in comfortably.
  • Multi-functional: This tent cot can be used as a simple cot or even a lounge chair. 
  • Durable: The tent cot can sustain up to 500 pounds. It is also made with 190T nylon fabric, like the others mentioned here.

Why Should You Buy It?

This is the perfect option for a two-person trip. You can use it as a tent cot or a separate tent or cot. You can even convert the cot into a lounge chair. 

Kamp-Rite CTC (Compact Tent Cot) Standard: Best Portable Single Person Tent Cot

The Kamp-Rite Original is the oldest product from Kamp-Rite. It combines a tent with a cot that can be converted into a lounge chair when needed. It stands eleven inches above the ground. 

Kamp-Rite CTC(Compact Tent Cot) Standard

Features & Benefits

  • Compact Size: The Kamp-Rite CTC Standard is designed for carrying easily and has a very small size when folded (9L x 43W x 10H inches) as compared to the Kamp-Rite Original Standard (35L x 31W x 6H inches)
  • Multi-functional: The CTC standard has a tent and cot which can be separated from each other and used independently. The tent becomes a standalone compact and light sleeping area for one person, and the cot becomes a standard sleeping cot. If you like this idea too and want to consider getting a tent and a cot separately, go to our dedicated cot article here
  • Large sleeping area: Despite its compact size, the CTC has a tall inner sleeping area. The tent cot design uses spreader bars to give you a taller sleeping space. For comparison, the Kamp-Rite CTC Standard is 57 inches tall when set up, whereas the Kamp-Rite Standard is only 35 inches high.
  • Stronger Frame: Compared to the Tri-fold series's aluminum frames, the CTC series uses much stronger steel frames.
  • Easy to carry: The CTC standard comes with two portable bags: A carry bag with wheels for carrying the complete equipment and a separate nylon bag just for the tent.

Why Should You Buy It?

The Kamp-Rite Compact Tent Cot is designed for easy portability, with a smaller folded size and carry case. The tent can be separated from the cot and used standalone as well.

Kamp-Rite CTC (Compact Tent Cot) XL: Best Portable Big & Tall Tent Cot

The Kamp-Rite CTC XL is designed for the big and tall camper that needs a compact and easy to carry tent cot. It has larger dimensions than the Kamp-Rite CTC Standard but folds to a smaller 8L x 9W x 42H inches (the CTC Standard folds to 9L x 43W x 10H inches mentioned above).

Kamp-Rite CTC(Compact Tent Cot) XL

Features & Benefits

  • Single Occupancy, Big Space: Despite being compact and portable, this tent cot's interior size is bigger than the Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Original tent cot. It has a much higher width and internal height. The dimensions are 84L x 33W x 61H inches, while the Tri-Fold Original's dimensions are 84L x 28W x 35H inches. 
  • Easy Portability: The CTC XL comes with a handy bag for carrying just the tent and a roller wheeled bag for carrying the whole thing.
  • Strong: The heavy-duty steel frame of the CTC XL is strong enough to carry 350 pounds of weight.
  • Protection: It comes with a rainfly and has no-see-um mesh covering on all its doors and windows. It has taped seams which also prevents water from seeping through the seams when it is raining.
  • Storage Pouch underneath: There is a mesh storage pouch underneath this tent cot compared to interior pouches in the Tri-fold series. This saves a bit of space inside the tent cot.

Why Should You Buy It?

This is a good option for big and tall people who need a portable tent cot.

Kamp-Rite CTC (Compact Tent Cot) Double: Best Compact Two Person Tent Cot

The CTC double is a two-person tent cot. Despite its very portable folding size (Folded: 12L x 12W x 45H inches), it is slightly taller and wider than even the Kamp-Rite Tri-Fold Double.

Kamp-Rite CTC Double

Features & Benefits

  • Dual Occupancy: With a spacious size of 85L x 55W x 59H, the CTC double can easily accommodate two people at a time. Despite its large size, it is lighter than the Tri-Fold Double. It weighs only 42 pounds. 
  • Strong: Made with a powder-coated steel frame, it can hold a weight of 500 pounds. The tent is made from 190T fabric and the 
  • Portable: Like the other options in the CTC series, it comes with its carry bags. One is meant to carry the tent top, and the other is a wheeled case that can carry the whole tent cot. 
  • Multi-functional: You can use it as a combined product or as a separate tent and cot as per your need.
  • Storage space: There are storage pouches on the inside of the tent cot and a small hammock at the bottom where you can store your shoes or other small items.

Why Should You Buy It?

If you are heading for a camping trip with another person and don't have a lot of space for carrying your camping equipment, this is a great option for you.

Kamp-Rite Kid's Cot: Best for Campers With Kids

If you are camping with kids and want a tent cot’s convenience, you can purchase the kid's cot from Kamp-Rite. It works both as camping gear at night and a play fort during the day.

Kamp-Rite Kid's Cot

Features & Benefits

  • Sturdy: It is made with 190T nylon and has a powder-coated steel frame
  • Protection: The tent cot comes with a rainfly to protect your kids from rain. It has four sturdy legs to keep the children above ground, thus protected from small animals. There is no-see-um mesh on all windows and doors. There are entry/exit points on all four sides for easy access.
  • Perfect size for kids: The tent cot has dimensions of 69L x 27.5W x 35H inches. It is large enough for kids of all ages. It weighs a mere eight pounds and can hold up to 250 pounds of weight.

Why Should You Buy It?

If you are camping with kids, this is the best option on the market. It even comes in an attractive red color that your kids will love!

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