Whatever you want to call this portable sleeping unit, whether military cot, or what we call it, army cots have always been an integral part of the soldier's life.
It has been used by various military divisions since the 19th century, since the American Civil War. When there is nothing left out there for you to sleep on, you can trust on the old reliable use of portable, touch, durable military cots to help you get at least somewhat of a decent night’s sleep.
I personally have never been part of the military but I have bought at least 3 different types of military cots from various army surplus stores (or government surplus stores or state surplus stores) for personal use while I was still in my college days. I remember spending one summer after my senior year taking a summer course and working on my swimming and having wonderful nights of sleep on the cot I found from Amazon for just around $90 back then. At the same time, I was paying just $200 to sleep in the basement of my friend’s house and I was busy every day sending out resumes looking for employment.
A Complete Listing of the Army Cots for Sale
Coleman Trailhead II Cot
We were only aware of just 4 different companies and large manufacturers of cots and portable beds when we first started this website. One of them was Coleman. We were already very familiar with the products made by the Coleman company like sleeping bags, tents, camping lamps, and other outdoor equipment and gears. This cot was one of the first cots which we saw from Coleman. Based on the design of the Coleman Trailhead II Cot model it is probably more for the use as a type of army cot than a camping cot. It is very simple in design and has no extraneous features besides you already see.
Portable Folding Camping Bed and Cot (Trademark Innovations)
The model called the Portable Folding Camping Cot sold by Trademark Innovations. It is is labeled as both a camping bed and a camping cot. We are fairly liberal with the way we have been defining the term “cot” to refer to any type of portable sleeping unit that you can just stick in the back of your car, then take out, assemble, and put it outside to sleep upon. We felt that the name of the particular model of camping cot already says everything you need to know about it. It is one of the folding or fold-up models of cots. It is small enough (aka portable) to be taken almost anywhere even using the smallest of sedans. Compared to say most other models that we have seen, we would just say that it is very average. It gets consistently good, but not great, reviews.
Portable Folding Camping Bed & Cot Military
This is one of the many military style folding cots that we have found. Compared to the other models which have almost the same dimensions, size, and features, it is slightly below average in quality. There are not that many people who have given it the best of reviews. We suspect that it is because of a branding issue. When we compare this model to what is probably the exact same product sold by the company Coleman, model Trailhead II Cot, it just doesn’t have the same number of reviews. It could just be a popularity contest. That is why even though it might seem like this model is not as good as others, it is underrepresented due to a lack of name recognition. We personally have never heard of CusCus but they seem to be a very active seller of outdoor gears, most especially camping backpacks and a few exercise equipments.
The Maine Military Cot by Byer of Maine
This model is called the Main Military Cot. It is sold by the company Byer of Maine, which is actually called Byer Manufacturing Company. They are the oldest supplier of folding cots in the USA. The company was started in the 19th century and has been suppying military style cots or army cots for soldiers in various military branches to sleep on for many of the world wards, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War. Beyond just soldiers, the Byer of Maine company has also supplied it to people around the world doing good things, and improving the lives of other people. The Red Cross and many other NGOs have bought these folding cots for its members.