How to Select the Right Camping Cots for You

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How to Select the Right Camping Cots for You

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A re you planning of going on camping?

Are you worrying about where you’re going to sleep during your backpacking expeditions?

You don’t really have to worry about that.

Usually, most backpackers carry sleeping bags, while the tent campers choose from a range of camping cots. The issues with these pieces of sleeping equipments are that they are a bit bulky and are not suitable for tents. Hence, most campers settle for sleeping mats or pads, but they have their own issue too as they can be really tough on the back.

A very good sleeping equipment alternative you should consider for your next camping or backpacking expedition are a set of camping cots. Camping cots can raise you from the ground level, they reduce the chances of you making contact with ground moisture and they are really affordable.

Another reason why you should consider a camping cot is that it is very easy to set up as well as dismantle in order to store them. They have proven to be an ideal place to rest the body and are good for your family, friends and yourself.

When selecting a camping cot, there are certain things to consider to ensuring that you made the best choice. The first thing to look out for is the comfort it can provide. There is no point spending your money on what you’re not going to enjoy or regret later. Therefore, if you’re buying a camping cot from a local store, feel free to ask the seller to help you test it. All you need to do is simply lay it down and try to sleep on it, if it doesn’t feel comfortable to you, then you shouldn’t buy it.



 
 
What you should consider next is the ergonomic features. Ensure it is light weighted and that it also falls nicely enough for you to carry conveniently to the campsite or any other place. Some camping cots are sold with storage bags which fit nicely on backpacks; this may be a good option for you.

You should also consider if the camping cot will accommodate and support your whole body. A camping cot that is too short may not be a good idea. If you have one of such already, it may be a good idea to get rid of it and replace it with one that suits you.

There is the issue of stability to also consider. This is due to the fact that some campsites may not be a perfectly flat ground area with no slight hills or rocks. Therefore, you need to ensure that the bottom of its framing legs are level and straight to prevent you from rolling over in your cot overnight to the ground below.

Lastly, the camping cot material should be durable and well stitched around the seams to avoid potential tearing and unraveling. It’s also a great idea to check the padding placed on the sleeping surface.

Choosing a good camping cot will ensure that your head, body, and legs has a good place rest at night while you’re camping.

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