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Camping - Sponsored by bikerscampsite.co.uk => Camping Equipment & Suppliers => Topic started by: Ticker on November 10, 2019, 13:02:11

Title: Camping bed
Post by: Ticker on November 10, 2019, 13:02:11
Hello all,

I'm planning a trip to Spain and Portugal next year with my pal and his dad and am on the lookout for a decent camp bed.

I was looking at the inflatable type, but my mate who's in the forces says that in a hot climate an inflatable bed with draw sweat and keep me too hot etc, and that being off the ground so air can circulate underneath is a better option.

With that said, can anyone recommend a good camping cot/bed that packs down small.

I've seen heaps on eBay etc but am wary of the build quality.

You help, views and experiences are appreciate, as always  :thumb:
Title: Re: Camping bed
Post by: mr_diver on November 10, 2019, 13:30:40
The basic ones in go outdoors for about £15 are robust enough.
A few mates use them and they're not twiglets... not saying Juv and Locky and weighing in at 25 stone either lol
Title: Re: Camping bed
Post by: Sage on November 10, 2019, 18:04:08
Just a thought, have you looked at the prices of camp sites compared to basic B&B/hotels/hostels in Spain ? I've found that there is not always a huge difference.
Title: Re: Camping bed
Post by: Ticker on November 10, 2019, 20:32:30
Hello Sage

Yes, we've looked at B&B's, but we like the freedom of not beholding to a booking. For example, if we're midway through the Picos and want to camp down, we can.

Title: Re: Camping bed
Post by: Sage on November 10, 2019, 22:49:58
Fair enough ....Bon voyage  :auto-dirtbike: :auto-dirtbike:
Title: Re: Camping bed
Post by: BigAldo on November 11, 2019, 19:47:47
I bought one of these for a 3 week camping trip to France earlier this year. Packs to a little smaller than a shoe box, and quite comfortable. Around £80.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingCamp-Ultralight-Compact-Folding-Camping/dp/B076BBWQ45 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingCamp-Ultralight-Compact-Folding-Camping/dp/B076BBWQ45)
Title: Re: Camping bed
Post by: Ticker on November 12, 2019, 19:08:36
Thanks Big

Thanks for sharing, I've been looking at the very same bed to be honest. I think you've just helped me make my mind up  :thumb: