Do you need a cot for camping? 4 benefits of using a cot

Advantages of using cot

An item called a ``cot'' is becoming popular for people to sleep comfortably outdoors.

Although it is not always necessary, it is a useful item that will improve the quality of your sleep with just the right amount of firmness.

This time,

"I'm going to have more luggage, and I don't need a cot when I sleep, right?"
“Isn’t an air type mat enough?”
“What is the need for a cot in the first place?”

For those who have doubts, we will tell you about the benefits of using a cot and how to use it conveniently.

Advantage 1: Not easily affected by cold or hot air

Effects of cold air and hot air

The height of the cot prevents cold and hot air from coming in from the ground. This item can be used all year round, but is especially useful in summer and winter.

The height of the cot is

  • high type
  • Low type
  • 2way type

There are three types, and the "high type" is less sensitive to the cold and warm ground. The distance from the ground allows you to sleep comfortably in any season.

The advantage of the "low type" is that it has short legs and is easy to set up. Recommended for seasons such as spring and autumn when it's hard to feel the cold.

The 2-way type, which can be adjusted in height, allows you to enjoy either style, so it is recommended for those who want to change their style depending on the season or mood.

Advantage ② Can be stored compactly

Can it be stored compactly?

Portability is also important when considering use when camping with a lot of luggage.

Mats that are often compared as the same type of bedding include inflator mats that prevent cold and hot air, but because they are thick, they can be stored quite bulky.

On the other hand, there are two types of cots: ``assembly type'' and ``folding type. '' Assembled cots can be stored relatively compactly.

Although it takes some time to assemble and clean up, it is very convenient to carry.

Advantage 3: Can be used as a bench or luggage storage

Also for benches and luggage storage

In fact, a cot is a great item that can be used not only for sleeping, but also as a bench or a place to store luggage. It is also possible to have a relaxed camping style where you can lie down and sleep if you feel sleepy while sitting.

It is also convenient to use the top of the cot as a temporary storage space for luggage. When you arrive at the campsite, the first thing you need to do is assemble the cot.

That way, you can quickly set up items that you don't want to leave on the ground, such as lanterns and sleeping bags.

If it is a high type cot, you can also store your belongings under the cot after installation. When using a cot inside a tent, you can place large items such as containers under the cot to make more use of the space inside the tent.

Benefit 4: Improved sleep quality

Using a cot allows you to sleep as if you were sleeping on a bed, making it more comfortable and improving the quality of your sleep .

A cot is usually for one person and is about 60cm wide. There are wide sizes of 70 to 75 cm or more, and even larger ones of 100 cm or more.

For people with a large physique or broad shoulders, we recommend the wide type from 70cm. You can turn over and sleep comfortably without stress.

[Advantages of using a cot outdoors]

  • Less affected by cold and hot air from the ground, leading to a more comfortable sleep
  • Assembleable cots are highly portable and easy to carry.
  • It can also be used for purposes other than sleeping, such as as a bench or luggage storage.

The TOKYO CRAFTS cot is a 2-way type that can be switched between high and low .
A convenient and multifunctional cot that can be assembled.

Check out “UT Cot” by TOKYO CRAFTS