Gear Review: Kid-O-Bunk Travel Bunks- A great sleep solution from camping to Grandma’s

KidoBunk

Need additional sleeping space?

Space in a hotel room for all the kids to sleep. Space in a crowded family tent for everyone to lay their heads at night. Space for visitors to rest their weary heads at night. Kid-O-Bunk offers families a versatile, space-saving sleep solution that is ideal for road trips, camping, sleepovers, and out-of-town guests. This system combines function, comfort, and ease of use into a product that has proven to work well for my family, both at home and on the go.

Features

  • Can be used as two single cots, a bunk bed, or a bench.
  • Velcro-attached side organizers which have spots for cups, books, and all sorts of essential bedside goodies.
  • The sleep area on each cot is 62″ L x 27.7″ W.
  • Designed with children ages 7-12 in mind but can handle a weight capacity of 200lbs per cot.
  • Stores easily in a two zippered carrying bags (one per cot).
  • Retail price is $289.99.

Kidobunk

Pros

  • No tools are needed for assembly and instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I found it very easy to both set up and take down the Kid-O-Bunk. It took about 15 minutes to set up the first time and 10 minutes each additional time. With two people, set up would probably take 5 minutes.
  • The cot material is both water resistant and machine washable.
  • I appreciated the versatility of being able to use this system as either a single cot, side by side cots, or bunk bed. It is a great solution for travel as well as visitors/sleepovers.
  • Cots store small and flat in their carrying bags, saving precious trunk space on road trips.
  • Bunk bed has a low profile, making a it a nice solution for tent camping.

Cons

  • Even though the box shows children carrying the cot bags, the bags would be heavy for a young child (under 10) to carry on their own. Luckily, they are not too heavy for us adult pack mules.
  • The bench is not very comfortable without a firm pillow for cushioning due to a metal bar. That said, with the pillow it is actually quite cozy and a nice option for campers.

Conclusion

The Kid-O-Bunk really is a product that solves a variety of sleeping problems. It disassembles small enough to make it a good option for popping into the car to use when visiting out-of-town family and doesn’t take up much space in our garage when not in use. I really appreciate how easy it is to assemble and that the material is machine washable because let’s face it, kids tend to get everything dirty. I am most excited about this product because it is a space-saving addition to our camping kit. The extra space will be much appreciated in our tent. Since it does convert into a bench, we can also use it as seating while camping. When friends come to spend the night, they always request the bunk beds and I don’t mind because they are so simple to set up. This product is an easy one to recommend.

Disclosure: I received this product from the brand so that I could write an unbiased review on behalf of Trekaroo. All opinions are my own.

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About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.

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