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7 Classic Canvas Cots for Summer Slumber

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 24, 2014 01:06 AM
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by Justine Hand last modified Jul 23, 2014

There was a period a while back when my favorite summer sleeping accommodations were relegated to camping's dark ages by the emergence of ultra-engineered gear. But for those of us who still prefer canvas, the good old cot is back. And it's more stylish (and, yes, a bit more high tech) than ever.  Above: Designed by the director of a Danish technical college to be "as comfortable as a real bed," Manufactum's Beechwood Folding Bed is also one of the most stylish cots we've seen. It has a solid wood frame with a linen flax bed and carry bag; €380. Above: A reproduction of the classic British army cot in sophisticated, leather-trimmed black canvas, Peter Hofer Jagdwaffen's Camp Cot  is a made of solid rosewood with brass brackets and hinges; €833. Above: Teak with a Batyline cloth cover, Tectona's Tobago Folding Bed  represents the height of cot luxury; $1,910. Above: The Small Camp Bed measures 44 inches long and costs €190 at Serendipity, in Paris.  Above: A more economical yet still stylish take on a classic, Byer's Maine Heritage Cot features a hardwood frame and durable polyester cover; $129. Above: Reminiscent of vintage steel-framed army beds, the Alps Lightweight Camp Cot weighs in at only 11.5 pounds. Available at Sportsman's Warehouse; $49.99. Above: Slumberjack's Tough Cot  has a 350-pound capacity; $69.99 on Amazon. Of course, there are always vintage options— I bought my own wood-framed cot with sun-bleached white canvas on Etsy . Want more essentials for life under the stars? Browse all our favorite Camping Classics . And have a look at Gardenista's recent roundups of Canvas Tepees and Nap-Worthy Summer Bunkhouses . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 11, 2013, as part of our issue The Summer Bedroom . More Stories from Remodelista Steal This Look: A Budget Bedroom in Brooklyn Vote for the Best Bedroom in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Professional Category Dreaming in Black: A Good Night's Sleep with Beautyrest Black






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