https://www.expertvoice.com/brand/bigagnesI have been looking at the Big Agnus Bird Beak tents. Designed to hold a cot and I like the fact that it has an external pole mounting system and the inner is easily removable. Side walls of the fly come down close to the ground which is a help in blowing sand conditions. You can pitch it one step like the Hilleberg tents. I am waiting until I can find a good price/sale on one so don't have any direct information.
I use tennis balls for the cot legs. Just cut a big slit on one side of the tennis ball and wedge it on the legs. They stay on even when folded up.How many cots? How much are you willing to pay?
REI is a good recommendation.
I've slept with two cots in my Base Camp 4 many times. If that is not big enough then there is the Base Camp 6. These tents have a geodesic pole design that makes them very stable. Check out their reviews.
The vertical walls of the King Dome and Grand Hut seem well suited to your needs.
Once you have a tent you should think to protect your tent floor from the cot legs. I use carpet squares but on sand sometimes the legs do not by morning stay on the squares.
REI has the Bird Beak marked down 35%; $390 instead of $600. Looks like a limited quantity clearance sale so if it is what you want and the price is right, better act fast.I have been looking at the Big Agnus Bird Beak tents.
I am waiting until I can find a good price/sale on one so don't have any direct information.
REI has the Bird Beak marked down 35%; $390 instead of $600. Looks like a limited quantity clearance sale so if it is what you want and the price is right, better act fast.
The two person Bird Beak is also marked down 35%.
I'm sure...the pieces of wood I use do a great job and spread it out more. The half depth drill holes do a great job keeping the cot on the wood too. Not sure where I found it...but the wood is 1/2" thick or so.Tennis balls work great on the roll a cot legs to protect your tent floor.
Thanks for posting the information on this tent, for me it is the ideal setup for my purpose. I'm going to order the whole nine yards, cot, tent and fly. You have to love the quick pop up tents( set's up in a couple minutes), plus the sleeping pad combined with the oversized cot, looks comfortableI like sleeping out in the open, but like you I wanted something in case weather moves in. I bought this pop up one man cot tent from Amazon along with the longer rain cover:
I use a Roll a cot, Paco pad, then the tent if necessary. The tent is a bit longer than the cot (It's made for another brand cot), so I also have a couple of foot long dowels I slide into the cot corners that the tent poles attach to in order to increase space.
Most of the time I like sleeping on the front bay of my boat, and this tent fits great there if I need to get out of the rain. Since it's a pop up, I can have it ready in less than a minute. Not a lot of space, but like I said I only need it in case of weather.
It's not my nicest tent by a long shot, but it was relatively cheap and the best solution I found for a cot.