Getting Off the Ground

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I grew up camping in tents. We slept in or on sleeping bags, depending on what season it was, and almost never used air mattresses. I’ve never had any problem with it, especially as a kid, when you could pretty much sleep on a bed of rocks and jump up in the morning ready to go. Even now, at the ripe young age of 34, I’m fine sleeping on the ground when camping. I’m fine pitching a tent with poles and stakes and giant windows if I need to. Sometimes you need all that space. And sometimes you don’t.

I was first introduced to Kamp-Rite’s tent cot a couple of months ago. The concept was awesome. I realized I’d never put much thought into options other than traditional staked tents. My husband and I had the chance to take their Double Tent Cot on a trip to the mountains with the kids to give it a try. “It’s like a folding chair, but with a lid!” My son gave his initial thoughts as we unfolded the Kamp-Rite cot near the larger tent we’d set up. (Obviously, we needed more space for this trip).

Here’s a reenactment we did of the setup process. It’s this easy!

Throughout the trip we took turns sleeping in the tent cot, and the kids gathered in there to “hide from bears” while my husband and I cooked dinner. We escaped into the cot to read, or just relax. We positioned it so you could lie down and see the view of the river directly in front of you. I can’t say enough about the comfort level. It’s the same relaxing feeling you get from lying in a hammock, only you’re stretched out and flat. Suspended, but supported. Add a sleeping bag and pillow, and it just doesn’t get any cozier.

Kiddos making themselves at home in the Double
Kiddos making themselves at home in the Double

From ease of use to portability to durability (we endured a torrential downpour with not so much as a drop of water inside) to comfort, I can’t go on enough about the Kamp-Rite tent cot. My husband and I have been inspired to GO more, and are making a list of places we want to visit with our cot. First on the list– a beach camping getaway for the two of us. I can’t wait to wake up next to him, and the sound of the ocean, in our cozy cot. We’ll be sure to write more about all the adventures to come…

Kamp-Rite, thank you for creating such an innovative update to our camping traditions, and for making us all so comfortable. We are officially Kampers.

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20 Responses

    • admin

      You can contact customer service and order one at (916) 383-9460. 🙂

  1. Ben

    I don’t see and weight capacity listed anywhere. What are the capacities?

    • admin

      Hi Amanda! I have had my lab mix sleep in the double with me with no problem.

  2. Kerri

    I can’t imagine lugging it around hiking so I imagine it’s more for folks who drive to the campground. Cool idea.

  3. Brooke

    I’m definitely interested in this. I can’t sleep on the ground to save my life, well, unless I want to be able to move afterwards, that is. So this seems like an amazing option (I REALLY don’t want to tote around an air mattress, too). Any idea on if there’s a weight limit on these?

  4. Lisa

    The only problem I see with these tents is that there is absolutely 0 room to turn around or toss and turn. there is also no room to store you backpacks. Other than that, they look comfy.

  5. Jennifer

    I’m a single mom with 2 teens, are there any that would sleep all 3 of us?

  6. kitty finnigan

    It looks really comfy and useful. I’m wondering if a strong wind comes along and you’re not in it, cause you’re down by the shore collecting sea shells, will it blow over and tumble toward you down by the shore.

  7. Jennifer

    If it’s cool out, this won’t be as warm as sleeping on the ground. Air circulating all around you makes you cooler.

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