Need an outdoor bed strong enough to support a sumo wrestler? Then you should read our review of the best camping cots for heavy people.

The phrase extra heavy-duty in the title above implies cots with a weight capacity above 440 lb (200 kg). So all these camping cots are aimed at people in that weight range.

Let’s take a look:

Our List Of The Best Camping Cots For Heavy People

The cots are ordered by official weight capacity from lowest to highest:

Note that we have done our best to present a variety of styles. We felt there was no sense in giving a list of cots built in the same fashion. So the focus is on diversity. We can assure you that we have a complete overview of what is available on the market:

1. Bushtec Adventure Camping Cot Sierra 440

  • Dimensions: 82″ x 34″
  • Packed Size: 33″ x 32″ x 10″
  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Weight Capacity:  440 lbs

This cot has excellent features to start with its official capacity of 440 lb (200 kg). The weight is 29 lb (13.2 kg), and the packed size is 33 x 32 x 10 inches (84 x 81 x 25 cm). The bed size is 82 x 34 inches (208 x 86 cm), so this is the cot to consider if you are tall.

It’s extremely heavy, and the cot remains large in two dimensions when packed, so this is a car camping cot. Not this is a folding cot; there is no assembly; you simply open it.

Most Comfortable


  • It has a reclining design
  • It’s extremely well padded
  • It is very reliable and high quality.


  • It’s pretty bulky when packed
  • It doesn’t have a carry bag
  • It’s super expensive

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What sets it apart from the crowd is its padding, so you do not need an extra sleeping pad with this cot. And there’s more; the cot has extendable legs, which can be extended up to 22 inches (56 cm) at the head side and up to 16 inches (41 cm) at the foot side. You can use it as a lounger and keep the backrest at several angles. We have included it on our adjustable folding camping cots list.

We would also point out its feet design, which is very wide, pivoting, and floor-friendly, so you can use it in floored tents without problems. The frame is steel, and the fabric is a ripstop, waterproof, fire retardant, and features UV-protected padding inside.

2. DESERT WALKER Camping Cot with extendable legs

  • Dimensions: 78.3″ x 26″
  • Packed Size: 20″ x 5.5″
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs 
  • Weight Capacity: 441 lbs

This DESERT WALKER Camping Cot is quite different from all the other cots on the list. First, this is a cot with extendable legs, so you can use it in very low tents; these extensions are removable. Second, this is a portable, lightweight backpack cot with a great packed size. So the weight is 4.9/5.6 lb (2.23/2.56 kg) when used without/with leg extensions, and the packed size is (L x D) 20 x 5.5 inches (50 x 14 cm).

Best Lightweight Version


  • It’s very lightweight
  • It packs down extremely well
  • Two height options


  • A bit narrow for a side sleeper
  • The feet are not tent floor-friendly

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The cot is entirely collapsible, which also means it needs assembly, but this is quickly done without any extra tools. We placed it on this list thanks to its impressive capacity of 441 lb (200 kg). The leg extensions are not included; they must be ordered separately.

The bed’s size is less impressive, you have 78.3 x 26 inches (190 x 66 cm), so it is a bit narrow, but note that there are no end-bars here, so the mentioned length is the actual helpful length.

3. Browning Camping Titan Cot XP

  • Dimensions: 85″x 40″
  • Packed Size: 48″ x 9″ x 5″
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs

This Browning Camping Titan Cot XP has a frame typical for military-style camping cots, but the leg design is quite different. The cot is among the largest on the market, with its bed size of 85 x 40 inches (216 x 102 cm), and with this, you have an appropriate capacity of 450 lb (204 kg). So if you need an outdoor cot for a large and heavy person, this is it.

Best Storage


  • Made with robust 600D polyester
  • Easy to pack away
  • Excellent side storage slots


  • Not a great packed size
  • Bit heavy to carry long distances

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They build it in two sizes, XL and L. It is formally in the group of collapsible cots, so it packs into a narrow but long tube that measures 48 x 9 x 5 inches (122 x 23 x 13 cm). Only the two end bars must be added when unfolding the cot. The cot is quite heavy at 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg), so this is a car camping item.

The frame is powder-coated aluminum with steel connectors, and the fabric is relatively standard 600D polyester. The picture above shows you it comes with bonus storage elements on the side, so you have storage pouches, and one of them is detachable, so you can use it as a toiletry bag. A carry bag is also included. There is also an integrated sleeve in the head section for a pillow, so you can put some pieces of clothing and manage without a pillow.

4. StanSport Heavy Duty One-Step Camp Cot

  • Dimensions: 80″ x 32″
  • Packed Size: 12″ x 12″ x 6″
  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs

The words ‘One-Step’ in the name indicate that this is a pure folding cot, so it is straightforward to use; you open it and close it in one simple move. And the packed size is excellent; it is an elongated tube packed in its carry bag.

Best Pack Size


  • It packs down extremely well
  • Easy to put together
  • Extremely high quality


  • It’s a bit heavy to carry

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There is a zippered pocket in this section, so you can add some pieces of clothing or its carry bag to use as a pillow. To realize what the ‘Heavy Duty’ words in the name mean, note that its official weight capacity is 450 lb (204 kg), so now you realize why it is here.

This is a huge cot with dimensions 80 x 32 inches (203 x 81 cm), and from the picture above, you can see that there are no end bars, so this is all true useful length without pressure spots. The feet are enormous, and this is a floor-friendly design; you can use this cot without extra protection in floored family camping tents. The weight is 23 lb (10.43 kg).

5. Disc-O-Bed Large With Organizers

  • Dimensions: 81.75″ x 32.25″
  • Packed Size: 34″ x 16″ x 11″
  • Weight: 63 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Here you have something totally unique on the market, this structure includes two cots, and you can use them as a bunk cot for two people, separately as two single cots or a double cot, and as banks. So this is a versatile 4-in-1 system.

It is here because the capacity of each of the cots is 500 lb (227 kg) per single cot. This is a collapsible system, so it needs assembly, and setup time is not its best feature; plan for around 30 minutes or so to get everything going. But you do not need any tool for this.

Best For Children


  • Great for your kids
  • Huge capacity
  • No tools required
  • Bonus organizers on the side


  • Heavy & bulky.
  • Needs assembly

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The packed size for both is 34 x 16 x 11 inches (86.4 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm), but the cots pack into separate bags. Each bag separately is around 34 x 16 x 5 inches. The total weight of both is 63 lb (29 kg).

This is an excellent bunk structure for cabin-style tents with steep and tall walls; it saves you lots of floor space. The bed is 81.75 x 32.25 inches (208 x 82 cm), which is very long and quite wide.

6. Coleman Big-N-Tall Cot

  • Dimensions: 84″ x 35″
  • Packed Size: 43.3″ x 11″ x 5.5″
  • Weight: 35.2 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 600 lbs

The Coleman Big-N-Tall Cot is a typical military-style cot with its frame and X-shaped legs. Undoubtedly, it is among the heaviest cots on the market with its 35.2 lb (16 kg) weight, but see its size and capacity, and you might look at its weight from a slightly different perspective. So the bed is 84 x 35 inches (213 x 89 cm), and the capacity is 600 lb (272 kg). All metal parts are steel, so this explains the weight.

Quick Set-Up


  • It’s very easy to set up
  • It has an amazing weight capacity
  • Great feet design


  • It’s way too heavy
  • It doesn’t pack down well

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This collapsible cot packs down to 43.3 x 11 x 5.5 inches (110 x 28 x 13 cm), and you need a car for transportation. The end bars are longer on one side, so you can pull it out easily.

7. Guide Gear XL Magnum Cot

  • Dimensions: 84″ x 39″
  • Packed Size: 45″ x 9″ x 7″
  • Weight: 31.3 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 600 lbs

This Guide Gear XL Magnum Cot is in this exclusive group because of its 600 lb (272 kg) capacity. But you should also check out the impressive bed dimensions of 84 x 39 inches (213 x 99 cm). It is built as a military-style cot with a full frame around the bed; the legs also have extra support elements. So this is a cot suitable for very heavy and tall people.

Great For Tall People


  • It’s a huge bed
  • It has an excellent weight capacity
  • Great for tall people


  • It is bulky & heavy.

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Similar to military-type cots, it needs a simple assembly, and this only requires adding the two end bars; everything else is pre-attached. It comes with a nicely designed carry bag, and the packed size is 45 x 9 x 7 inches (114 x 23 x 18 cm). This, together with its weight of 31.3 lb (14.2 kg), tells you that you need a car for transportation, and you would not want to carry this cot anywhere.

This cot is taller than many others; you have 20 inches (51 cm) from the ground. Elderly users might like to know this because it will make getting in and out of the cot easier.

8. TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot

  • Dimensions: 85″ x 40″
  • Packed Size: 42″ x 12″ x 7″
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 600 lbs

We’re sure this is the best-known camping cot on the market. It has been around for many years already, but recently they have added a small but important modification, and this is a pivoting arm.

Most Durable


  • Patented S-Leg strengthens the cot
  • Evenly spreads the weight
  • Super easy to use


  • Too heavy for backpacking
  • Flimsy rubber feet

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Namely, this is a military-style camping cot with a pre-attached frame; only the two end bars must be added after unfolding the cot. So adding the first end bar is easy, but with the second end bar, there will be some tension in the fabric, which needs a bit of force. This is why they added this pivoting arm that makes setup easy and without pressure. The purpose is that you do not have to pull it out against the fabric tension; instead of this, you press it down, and it will make a loop motion and lock it in place.

This is a heavy item weighing 26 lb (11.8 kg), so this is for car camping. But the weight looks very much justified when you realize that i) this is a huge cot that measures 85 x 40 inches (216 x 101.6 cm), and ii) its weight capacity is up to 600 pounds (272 kg). The frame combines steel and aluminum, which are very strong and sturdy. This cot is also on our list of extra-wide camping cots.

9. Texsport First Gear Extra Large Camp Cot

  • Dimensions: 81″ x 30″
  • Packed Size: 40″ x 7″ x 6″
  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 600 lbs

This Texsport First Gear Extra Large Camp Cot is also known under the name Mammoth XL Cot, and it is different from many of the cots here because this is a purely folding cot. So there is no assembly; all the elements you see in the picture are pre-attached to each other; you simply unfold it in a couple of seconds.

Top Pick


  • It’s very easy to set up
  • Extremely comfortable to sleep in
  • It has a huge capacity


  • It’s pretty heavy

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It’s very long, with a bed size of 81 x 30 inches (206 x 76 cm), making it suitable for very tall people. The capacity is enormous; it supports up to 600 pounds (272 kg). Note that there are no end bars here, making it very different from the military-type cots in the list.

The packed size is not bad; its carry bag measures 40 x 7 x 6 inches (102 x 18 x 15 cm), and it weighs 23 lb (10.4 kg). The frame is heavy-duty powder-coated steel. And the fabric is a 600 denier PVC coated polyester.

How To Choose A Camping Cot

So this was our list of heavy-duty cots for camping, and after seeing them all, hopefully, you notice the variety of options. Regarding the capacity, which is the focus of today, all of these camping cots will do a fine job. They are all strong enough to support even the heaviest sumo wrestlers.

But there are significant differences in the length and bed width. So if you are a very tall person or want space to sprawl, make sure you choose the size for you.

Do not forget the ease of use. We have mentioned with every cot how it is used, so there are differences. Some need assembly, which can imply adding two end bars or setting the complete cot up, but some fully folding cots you can open or close in seconds.

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Happy trails!

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