For one reason or another, when planning car camping adventures in the many years since that summer, a camping cot never really crossed my mind. For car camping, I don’t see how you can beat one for comfort. During a recent outing, big thunderstorms swooped into my high elevation car camping site two evenings in a row. But for dispersed car camping where you can sleep right next to your rig? $105For a budget, padded cot option, check out the Coleman ComfortSmart Cot.