A Bunk Bed Cot Can Add an Extra Degree of Comfort To Your Camping – But Which Is The Best Buy?

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The best camping bunk bed

The best camping bunk bed are actually pretty hard to come by these days. You can actually find more of the WW2 style metal frame bunks than you can more modern styles.

By far the biggest manufacturer of camping bunk bed cots is Disc-O-Bed. They offer a wide range of sizes and styles and various color options for kids, adults and even a camo version for the hunters amongst us.

In this article, we review the 3 best camping bunk bed cots on the market.

What to look for when buying a Camping Bunk Bed


Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is adult vs child size, but that’s not all you need to consider. The width and length will play a part if you are on the larger size but also the size the bunk is when packed away.

Since you’ll be taking this on your camping vacation, you will need to make sure it is suitable to fit in the back of your vehicle or on your roof bars etc. So be sure to pay attention to the ‘packed size’ for each potential bunk you consider.

Weight Capacity

Again, these are designed to collapse down to a smaller package for easy transport, which inherently makes them less sturdy than a solid metal option.

With that being said, they are robust and as long as you heed to weight limit guidelines you should have no trouble. Typically we’ve found that even the kid’s models are strong enough to support an adult. Would we recommend you try it…not really but it does give you an idea of how strong they actually are.

Build Quality

This is a big one for me and thankfully with Disc-O-Bed, we’ve got a company that prides itself on their product quality and they offer a warranty guarantee against manufacturing or material defects for 1-year from date of purchase.

So in terms of a piece of mind with these products, you’ve certainly got that.

Top 3 Camping Bunk bed Cots Reviewed

1. Disc-O-Bed Large with Organizers

First up we’ve got the large sized adult camping bunk bed cot, which comes with handy organizers which attach to the side of the bunk providing easy access and storage options for your phone, keys, wallet, head lamp and any other items you need close by.

This bunk can easily support two large adults with a 500 lb weight capacity for each bed and an extra wide sleeping platform, we actually prefer this to the more narrow sized bunk because of this reason. The extra width you get allows you to easily roll over which is great for side sleepers.

Features & Tech Specs

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Dimensions Erect: 79 x 28 x 32 inches
  • Dimensions Packed: 10.5 x 16 x 34 inches
  • Product Weight: 64 lbs

Our Thoughts

The extra length and width you get with this Dic-O-Bed camping bunk bed is well worth the money. The comfort and additional features such as the side organizer and the easy of assembly go hand-in-hand to make this our number one rated camping bunk bed cot.

2. Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers

Next up we have a camping bunk for kids, again from Disc-O-bed. Like the adult version, this comes with detachable organizer and comes in 3 enticing colors: Lime Green, Teal Blue, and Red.

With these bunks, you can actually break them down to use them as 2 single cots or as benches since the operate at the ideal height from the floor to maximize the space used.

Features & Tech Specs

  • Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
  • Dimensions Erect: 65 x 32.5 x 32 inches
  • Dimensions Packed: 19 x 16 x 34 inches
  • Product Weight: 45 lbs

Our Thoughts

We love that you can turn this bunk into two individual cots, which, as your kids grow older may be a life saver to save arguments about who gets the top bunk!

These bunks are designed to be used without mattresses so they are good to go as they are, your children may appreciate a small pillow but apart from that the are easy to put together and it’s a great activity to get the kids involved with and have them put up their own bunk.

3. Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk with Realtree

The Camo-O-Bunk is designed for hunters and those into fishing. When in your hide or hunting tent it’s important to be comfortable, so after you have your blind chair sorted, it’s time to look at the cot.

There is nothing better than hunting with a buddy, and having a bunk bed cot makes a lot of sense to save space and keep everything contained in one portable unit.

With a RealTree camo design and no mattress required, this really is a super portable and ideal sleep set up for hunting.

Features & Tech Specs

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Dimensions Erect: 82 x 232x 36.5 inches
  • Dimensions Packed: 11 x 16 x 34 inches
  • Product Weight: 73 lbs

Our Thoughts

This is our number one pick when it comes to bunk cots for hunting. With a great design and sturdy structure that offers easy setup and takedown capabilities and also the option to split the bunk into 2 individual bunks should you have a tent each, this is a great option for camping and hunting for both adults and children.

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