Top 10 Best Folding Tent Cots & Sleeping Cots for Camping In 2021

You do not want to miss out on your sleep just because you’re out camping. In fact, the best sleep you can ever enjoy is outdoors with the sound of owls and crickets. However, sleeping out there in the wilderness is never easy without a comfortable bed. This is where tent cots come into play to offer you a comfortable sleeping place away from home. With an inflatable mattress, you can sleep soundly and remain protected from the weather elements in the wild.

When choosing a proper tent cot, you need to choose carefully to get the best as most of them are pricey. It should be durable to last you for years. Here are some of the best picks on the market this year:

Table of the Best Folding Tent Cots

10. Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot

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With an elevated sleeping platform, Kamp-Rite Tent cot keeps you high and prevents you from getting wet. An elevated platform is also ideal for keeping away bug and snakes. This is a heavily built tent cot made of the 210D material that is tough on all-weather elements. The tent design is also versatile and can be used a chair, lounge or flat cot depending on your needs. It sets up in seconds and makes a good pick on our list.


  • Sets up in seconds
  • A versatile design that allows the tent cot to be used a chair, lounge and flat cot
  • Heavily built from the 210D material that withstands most weather elements
  • An elevated platform to keep it dry and prevent bugs and snakes

9. Kamp-Rite Green Original-Size Tent Cot

Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Original Size Tent Cot

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This is the original size Kamp-Rite tent cot and a top pick on our list when you need to camp in your backyard. It is a lightweight option that folds with ease. The tent cot measures 33” by 30” by 6” when fully folded. It uses the lightweight aluminum frames that can hold up to 300 pounds. This is a versatile cot that keeps you 11” off the ground. This design is patented and the leader when it comes to ground camping.


  • Sets up in seconds
  • Made of lightweight aluminum frames that hold up to 300 pounds
  • Elevated at 11-inches off the ground to keep of bugs and snakes
  • Versatile and can also work as a chair, lounge and flat cot.

8. Kamp Rite Double Tent Cot

Kamp Rite Double Tent Cot

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The Double Kamp Rite is 8” inches from the ground to remain dry and keep you safe from insects and snakes. It is a durable tent cot made of the 190 TPU nylon fabrics. This is a two version tent cot ideal for couples. The structure of the tent is the lightweight aluminum frames. There are no see-through doors or windows so that you can sleep in privacy. Zippered openings at both ends make entry and exit quite easy. More: Best camping cots


  • Large bed size measuring 53” by 84” by 40”
  • Elevated platform to keep insects away and keep the bed dry
  • Easy entry through zippered openings on both ends
  • Made of the durable 190 TPU nylon fabric to resist weather elements

7. Outsunny Camping Portable Pop-Up Tent and Camping Cot

Outsunny Compact Portable Pop-Up Tent

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The outsunny pop-up tent is one of the simplest versions of tent cots available on the market. This one simply pops up setting up in seconds. It has a large zippered door on the front side for easy entry and exit. Detach it and easily form a tent and cot separately. You also get a storage bag to help you with storage and transportation.


  • Comes with a storage bag
  • Easy to set up and take down
  • Entry and exit is a large zippered door
  • Easily detaches to form a cot and tent
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6. Kamp Rite Compact Collapsible Tent Cot

 Kamp-Rite Compact Collapsable Tent Cot

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This is a collapsible tent that comes with an integrated cot to make sleep in the wild pretty easier and comfortable. The tent and cot can be used combined or independent depending on your needs. It is a versatile choice made of the heavy duty 210D fabric that is weatherproof. The zippers are corrosion resistant. The Collapsible Kamp Rite is a top pick that will set up in seconds.


  • Tent and cot can be used separate or zippered and used combined
  • It is collapsible and sets up in under a minute
  • Heavily constructed of the durable 210D nylon fabric
  • Zippers are corrosion resistant
  • No see-through doors and windows

5. Kamp Rite 44x10x10-Inch Extra-Large Tent Cot

Kamp Rite 44x10x10-Inch Extra-Large Tent Cot

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This is a newly improved Kamp Rite compact tent cot that easily folds down to measure 43” by’ 9” 9” for easy storage and transportation. T is an ideal option when traveling away from home and will not take too much space in your home. This compact tent cot can be used as a sleeping shelter or just as a tent. The tent further gives you an underneath storage hammock where your items will be protected from the weather elements. The zippered roller bag further has a padded handle for convenience when carrying.


  • Versatile and can be used singly as a tent or combined with a cot
  • It has a compact design that easily folds down for easy storage and transportation
  • Gives users an underneath storage hammock
  • Padded handle for easy carrying

4. Tangkula Folding Waterproof  Tent Cot with Carry Bag

Tangkula Tent Cot Folding Waterproof 2 Person Hiking Elevated Camping Tent with Carry Bag

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The Tangkula is a space saving design two-person tent cot that is ideal for couples and friends. It is a durable tent cot made of the 420D PU coated material. This material is rain fly and intended to resist most weather elements. It features D-shaped doors and windows for easy entry and exit. The foldable design makes it quite easy to transport and store. It is pretty easy to use and occupies very little space. It is easy to assemble and comes with all the required accessories.

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  • Easy to carry with a space saving design
  • Comfortable and durable
  • Moisture proof
  • Easy to assemble

3. Tangkula Waterproof Tent Cot for Hiking Camping

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This is a one-person Tangkula tent cot design and an ideal choice when each person requires a tent cot.  It is a top quality pick made of the 6000D material and one that will resist all weather elements. It features lightweight aluminum frames and D-shape screening doors that are zippered for easy entry. This is a suitable option for picnics, tourism, and camping. Sturdy aluminum frames keep you 12-inches from the ground keeping your cot dry and protected from bugs. Assembly is also pretty easy with a manual that guides you.


  • Quite easy to assemble
  • Moisture proofed
  • Made of the durable 600D material
  • The design is space saving and easy to carry

2. Kamp-Rite Green Tent Cot Oversize Rainfly

Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Oversize Rainfly

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Made of the 210 denier polyester, the Oversize rainfly Kamp-Rite is another top quality tent cot whenever you need to spend quality time outdoors. It is a pretty simple design that attaches in seconds. This type of Kamp Rite is simply a cover, and one has to buy the cot separates. This is also good as it makes it a versatile product that can be used a tent, cot, and even flatbed.


  • It is sold as a tent only, and one has to buy the tent separately
  • Attaches in seconds
  • Made of the durable 210 denier polyester

1. Ozark Trail 1-Person Instant Tent Cot

Ozark Trail 1-person Instant Tent Cot with Rainfly

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The Ozark is our top tent cot this year with a plethora of features and an amazing price.  It is a pretty simple design that is easy to assemble by one person. It is heavily built and can hold overweight people without breaking down. Ozark is quite comfortable with an intuitive design that is rainfly.  You can sleep soundly knowing you’re protected from bad weather and insects with the elevated design.


  • An elevated design to keep it dry and protect against snakes and bugs
  • Easy to assemble by one person
  • Great space to hold big people
  • Sets up in seconds


You can spend quality time outdoors as a family by getting any of the tent cots above. They are the best choices on the market currently and best at protecting you from weather elements and insects when sleeping in the wild.