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Don’t Miss these 3 Essentials for Your Next Camping Trip

Updated on May 6, 2021 by Sydney Williams
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Frequent campers know how tough it's to sleep on rocky ground with bugs and insects crawling around you. To have a soft surface to sleep on is like a luxury for campers. If you have been planning for a camping trip for a long time now, but have been hesitant to go because of the discomforts of night, it is time to buy a product that can make your life and your camping trip fun.

Camping Cots, Sleeping Bags, and Air Mattresses are outdoor essentials that can be helpful while camping. Although their main purpose is to provide comfort outdoors, they differ in terms of features, weight, and build. If you look at the current trend in the market, then camping cots are topping the charts. You can take a look at the most recommended camping cots for your outdoor adventures.

In this blog, let's see a comparison between all three to make a better buying decision and to make camping a happy experience!

Factors to Consider while Buying Camping Cots

Cost, durability, and comfort are the factors you should always consider. Let us read about these factors in detail.

  • Price Range

Camping Cots like Coleman vary from USD 40 to USD 250, making them an expensive investment as compared to Sleeping Bags and Air Mattresses. Sleeping mats and Air Mattresses vary from USD 20 to USD 200.

  • Durability and Strength

Camping Cots are available in metal frames, mainly aluminum or steel, and are very sturdy. They can support weight up to 600 pounds and can withstand harsh weather conditions. On the other hand, Air Mattresses can get easily punctured by sharp surfaces, deflating them instantly. They aren't durable in comparison. Sleeping mats provide comfort to a person sleeping on the ground. They're designed to be fairly durable and usually last long.

  • Portability

Camping Cots are foldable and easy to carry around for outdoor trips. Their portability is what makes them popular among campers. Sleeping bags are also highly portable. Their shape and designs vary widely, so it's integral to keep that in mind if you want to carry them around more often. The Lightweight Blue Sleeping Bag by RevalCamp is perfect for hiking, backpacking, camping and travelling.

Air Mattresses are very easy to move around but it can be a pain to carry them over long distances as they are comparatively heavier than the other two. One of the main products known for their lightweight and portable nature is ‘BYER OF MAIN Easy Cot’. This is specifically made of five panels of reinforced Polyester fabric for durability and added insulation.

  • Comfort

Air Mattresses provide you with the comfort of sleeping on a bed no matter where you are. The elevation and comfort that they provide, help you to sleep peacefully. Sleeping cots are comfortable too and can eliminate the roughness one feels while sleeping on the ground. Single-sleeping Camping Cots might not be able to provide maximum comfort, especially for side sleepers because of the lesser area but that problem is solved with Camping Cots for duos. The Intex Comfort Plush Mid Rise Dura-Beam Airbed comes with its own pump and is easy to carry around.

While this information helps you make a comparison, if you are unsure of what to look at while buying a Camping Cot, take a quick read of my blog, "Camping Cots-A companion for Your Adventures"

The Final Verdict

If you're someone who values comfort the most but does not mind the weight, you can go for Air Mattresses. People who camp in smaller tents and want to go for comfortable yet inexpensive options, sleeping mats are your best bet! People looking for durable options with high portability should go for Camping Cots. Although Air mattresses and Sleeping bags have been around for longer than Camping Cots, the popularity of Camping Cots has seen a surge in the last few years. Be it their bunk-style beds or sturdy but lightweight frames, they have appealed to the crowd in very little time.

At the end of the day, peaceful sleep is really important. Investing in a quality option can add that extra satisfaction and glee to your adventurous experiences. Your body will need all the rest to conquer the world again the following morning. We hope this blog helps you in making the best choice for you and your family.


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