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Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot Review: For Wide Cot Lovers

Last Update: 27 September 2019

Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot: For Lovers of Wider Space

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Even for the most restless sleepers, the Kwik Cot has a wide sleeping surface for a restful night’s sleep. The cot is made by the trusted Kamp-Rite Tent Cot, Inc., the corporation that has been making innovative camping gear since 1999.

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Which Type of Cot is This?

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Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot

The Kwik Cot falls under the oversize camping cots category. It is a collapsible cot that will make a turnaround for any recreational activity. Measuring an incredible 84 inches long by 33 inches wide, the Kwit cot is easily the largest camping bed we’ve reviewed yet.

The deployment for this innovative camping gear takes literal seconds as no tools or actual assembly is needed. Plus, it only weighs at about 23 pounds, which is quite fair given its large dimensions.

Design and Build of the Cot

No expense was spared in making this camping cot, or at least that was our first impression of the Kwik Cot. The frame is made of strong, durable steel and is further supported by six steel legs allowing for a very firm overall support.

The cot’s top is made of heavy-duty canvas fabric with a 600-denier rating that brings up the Kwik Cot’s load capacity to a whopping 350 pounds.

Canvas is hardy and durable and can effectively face the wild elements. Our only caveat with it is that it can be challenging to clean.

As earlier mentioned, the sleeping deck is quite large and is further elevated from the ground by up to 21 inches. This clearance from the ground is essential in getting away from the ground cold plus it provides extra storage space underneath.

The sleeping deck has no end-bars or even middle bars so you can be sure no pressure points will cause any discomfort as you sleep. Additionally, you will get to utilize the whole length of the cot, which is good news for people slightly over 6.5 feet.

As an included bonus, the cot comes with a secure mesh storage pocket on one side of the cot for storing small items. The headrest is also slightly padded, which is not common in other camping cots in its category.

Lastly, even though the legs splay outwards during assembly they won’t extend the overall dimensions of the cot. This is very helpful as you won’t have to second-guess how much tent space will be used up by the cot.

Portability of the Cot

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Easily Foldable for Carrying

Even for an oversize camping bed, the Kwik Cot is very large and thus might prove to be a challenge to carry it around. The included carrying bag is also quite heavy so the portability aspect takes a hit on this product.

The cot itself weighs at 23 pounds and so not very friendly for backpackers and hikers, however, if you have a car then at that weight the cot is just fine.

Nonetheless, all this can be swept under the rug in favor of the cot’s coziness, durability and spacious sleeping deck.

Setups and Teardowns

The unfold-to-use design is quite common in good quality collapsible camping cots and the Kwik Cot implements it as well. Simply undo the Velcro straps then unfold the camping cot into its bed-like form to use.

When done using the Kwik Cot camping bed, simply fold it back into its compact form and store it away in the included carry bag. The folded-up bundle will set you back 41 inches by 7 inches by 8 inches worth of storage space in your car.

Best Applicable Use

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Organizers for Storage

As with most oversize camping cots, Oversize Kwik Cot is specifically designed to cater for tall and even heavy people. It can also be used as bases for tents or as an alternative to narrow cots.

It has large dimensions when packed, so it can’t be carried on a motorcycle or even backpacked. You will be better off transporting the Kwik Cot in a car for maximum convenience.

The cot is ideal for a myriad of outdoor activities and events such as camping, summer camps, hunting, and open-air festivals. It can also double up as a temporary bed for overnight guests or just about any other emergency situation.

The cot is too large for use in most solo tents, but a two-person backpacking tent would do just fine. You don’t have to worry about the legs damaging your tent floor as they are fitted with plastic end-caps.

With its side organizers, you can easily stash your belongings such as a novel, goggles and phone for a worry-free sleep.

Compare With Other Oversize Camping Cots

Cot Name Frame Material Fabric Material Dimensions (L*W*H) Weight Load Capacity More Details
KAMP-RITE Oversize Kwik Cot [This Cot] Steel Canvas (600D) 84" x 33" x 21" 23 lbs. 350 lbs. Check Price
TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot Aluminum frame, Steel legs Oxford Canvas (600D) 85" x 40" x 19" 26 lbs. 600 lbs. Read Review
BYER OF MAINE Easy Cot Steel Polyester (600D) 78" x 31" x 18" 21 lbs. 325 lbs. Read Review
COLEMAN ComfortSmart Cot Steel Nylon 80" x 31" x 15" 21.5 lbs. 300 lbs. Read Review

Conclusion

As far as oversize cots go, the Kamp-Rite Kwik cot takes the medal for being both wide and long. In our post on best camping cots, we categorized the Kwik cot with the oversize cots. It was the longest among the cots we listed. In terms of width, it only came second to the Teton Sports Outfitter XXL cot.

The Kamp-Rite Kwik Cot is a kind of cot we can easily recommend to the tall and big guys out there.

The cot’s size, though reliable for comfortable sleeping, also works against it bt limiting its usability in smaller tents. Again, non-tall individuals will find this cot to be too oversize.

Author-bio

ABOUT DANIEL MSANII

When he's not camping or adventuring the outdoors, you'll find him grinding hard on his keyboard to put up some super-awesome content on campingmaniacs.com. Starting off on camping escapades back in 2011, he has grown fond of the activity over the years. His exposure to a myriad of different camping terrains, gear and the outdoor atmosphere has hitherto changed his perception of the entire outdoor life. He enjoys sharing the experiences of his adventures and gear reviews with the awesome camping community on this platform. Read more about us.

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