There's really no better way to test a camping cot than letting a bear jump on it.
Sometimes we hold off buying something, because you just don't know how it will perform when put to real use.
Like a tent or a cooler: you can rely on owner reviews, but it's still not a perfect science. Gathering opinions is great, but until you see how it stacks up for yourself, it's tough to choose.
Then again, when you see a bear give this Cabela's Camp Cot a thorough evaluation, it's hard to argue that the bed wouldn't hold up.
— me (@mickieinla) May 15, 2016
That was thoughtful of that bear to really feel out the springy-ness and sturdiness of the cot, because now we have a pretty good idea of its durability and strength.
And hey, at least the test wasn't conducted while someone was trying to sleep on that cot!