A camping cot (or camping bed) is essentially a raised portable bed that is ideal for use when camping. However it can also be used as a temporary bed in your home, for example. when you have guests staying over.
Due to the lightweight design of sleeping cots for camping, they are for many, a better choice to take camping compared to a portable hammock stand set. They are also quicker and easier to set up. Camping cots often come complete with a carry bag which makes transportation, storage and carrying by hand an easier task.
Most Camping cots feature a handy storage pouch to keep accessories close at hand.
Generally speaking camping cots have lesser weight capacities than portable hammock stands do, however this is mainly due to the fact that they are designed for single person use. There are some very heavy duty ones available however such as this 500 lbs weight capacity Redcamp camping cot.
Take a look in the next section to see our top 3 best camping cots.