Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot Review

Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot Review [For Oversize Lovers]

Last Update: 23 July 2019

Teton Sports Oversize Cot Review

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The Teton Sports Outfitter XXL camp cot is usually an easy recommendation when it comes to the best oversize camping cots. A closer look at the craftsmanship and materials used on the cot makes its marked-up price all the more worth it.

A wide sleeping deck and heavy-duty structuring are just a few of the many benefits you will get with this camping cot.

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Which Type of Cot is This?

Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot - Extra Wide
Teton Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot

The “XXL” in the cot’s title signifies that this is an oversize type of camping cot. The large sleeping surface, which measures 85 inches long by 40 inches wide, and the hefty load capacity of 600 pounds further affirms this fact.

This oversize, heavy-duty camping cot affords enough real estate to provide a bed-like experience with the conveniences of an easily-assembled cot.

The really big guys are finally catered for in the camping cots arena.

Design and Build of the Cot

This camping bed has an aluminum frame with steel legs, all of which guarantee longevity, strength, and stability. It has an S-leg design which is there to further strengthen the cot.

Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot - Leg Design
Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot - S-shaped Leg Design

The included rubber bushings which help absorb shock and provide firmer support are part of the legs. Forget about those cots that tear into your tent’s footprint.

The frame is held firmly in place using easy-attach connecting pins, which come in handy when tearing down or setting up the cot. Basically, the fabric cover is held tautly in place by the side poles and end bars.

Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot - Locking Bars
Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot - Locking the Bars

Nothing can get as luxurious as sleeping on top of the high-density oxford fabric (600 denier rating) especially when you are outdoors. You can even throw a sleeping pad or air mattress for an even more restful night’s sleep. Don't forget that this comfy sleeping deck is elevated 19 inches off the ground.

Any body size or weight is easily supported by the Outfitter XXL cot. In fact, this cot will withstand up to 600 pounds without the slightest of creaks. To put that into perspective, three adult-sized kangaroos weigh about six hundred pounds together.

Portability of the Cot

Teton Sports XXL Cot - Portability
Portability of the Teton Sports XXl Camp Cot

Tearing down and setting everything back is fairly easy and quick with the Outfitter XXL cot. However, the cot can’t really be considered lightweight and portable.

Weighing at about 26 pounds, moving this cot to and from the car/campsite will definitely take its toll. But that is to be expected for oversize camping cots. A side-load carrying bag with shoulder straps is included to help make movability of the cot facile.

The bag is tote-like and unzipped thus may expose your precious camping cot to the elements.

Setups and Teardowns

To use the Outfitter XXL cot, you first need to lay out the components, the sleeping deck, end bars, and supportive legs. The S-legs will fold up or down easily and getting the end bars onto the side poles is quite easy due to the included pivot arm.

The pivot arm or rather the red lever makes snapping in last end bar into place seem like child’s play. If you get a model that doesn’t come with the red lever then a hammer or small crowbar will just be as effective.

Those two processes are essentially the only things you have to think about during setups and teardowns. It can take you as much as five minutes or even lesser time. However, you will need to watch out for the end bars popping especially if you move the cot around by the bars.

We found the cot to be still large (42” x 12” x 7”) when packed hence will take up much of your space. Be aware of this fact while making purchase decision.

Best Applicable Use

Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot - Tough Heavy-Duty
Heavy-Duty Construction

The XXL camping cot is well-designed to face head-on the extremes of the great outdoors. It is rugged and large enough to support most people’s weights and heights. This makes it especially ideal for any outdoorsy activity as long as it’s not backpacking or hiking.

More specifically, this is a camping cot for heavy people.

You will, of course, need a car or some other means to transport the cot over long distances else it will be too bulky to carry around.

It can also make for a very comfortable spare bed for your sleepover guests. The sleeping deck is large enough to cater for anyone who tosses and turns constantly during sleep and for the big guys. It is also supportive enough for up to two people.

Compare With Other Oversize Camping Cots

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

Conclusion

We ranked the Teton Sports XXL cot second in the oversize category of cots in our review of the best camping cots of 2019. It came only second to the Byer of Maine's Easy cot due to a few misgivings such as excessive weight.

The Teton Sports XXL cot weighs more than any other in its category. This is particularly so due to the reason that the cot is heavy-duty and extra wide. It is built for big guys and for those who need a wide sleeping surface such as those who toss and turn during sleep.

All factors put at equilibrium, the Teton Sports XXL cot is a great choice. In fact, over 90% of other independent expert reviewers recommend this cot. Are you in for a trial? Choice is yours!

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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