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Cigarbque
07-09-2009, 06:17 PM
I need to buy something to attempt a bit of shut eye at comps. For about the same money I can get a decent cot or a good zero gravity style lounge chair. Cabelas has their good one on sale for $79.00 right now.

Looking for opinions from folks who have used both? What do you prefer? What do you get the most use from? Thanks.

Alexa RnQ
07-09-2009, 06:38 PM
We have and use both. The zero-gravity loungers can't be beat for getting off your feet during the day, but VQ can't sleep in one. He's got a 40-below sleeping bag and a heavy-duty cot, he's ready for anything.

WannaBeBBQueen
07-09-2009, 06:45 PM
you can roll over in a gravity chair :sad:

thillin
07-09-2009, 06:50 PM
I use a zero gravity. But if you're a side sleeper, get a cot. If you get a zero gravity, Cabelas also has an XL. Extra space is a little nice. And it's one less chair to take.

big brother smoke
07-09-2009, 07:00 PM
I use a zero gravity. But if you're a side sleeper, get a cot. If you get a zero gravity, Cabelas also has an XL. Extra space is a little nice. And it's one less chair to take.

I am BBS and I support this statement :biggrin:

C Rocke
07-09-2009, 07:17 PM
I am BBS and I support this statement :biggrin:


Trust me - BBS could sleep through a train wreck during a bomb explosion.

Finney
07-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Get a Eureka brand cot. The best there is.

moocow
07-09-2009, 08:28 PM
Both, You can get a good z-gravity around $50 with all of the summer sales!

Big George's BBQ
07-09-2009, 08:30 PM
I have that chair. Mine is the extra large. I love it and Josh loves his

Bbq Bubba
07-09-2009, 09:09 PM
2 back surgeries, side sleeper and snore but NOTHING compares to my XL gravity chair and a blankey for some quick zzzzz's! :cool:

SmokeInDaEye
07-09-2009, 09:17 PM
Brian, did you sleep in my anti-gravity chair or was that Sal? I like taking a break in it but the little cot with air mattress I have in my trailer is better than bed at home!

The good thing about the chairs, though, is that they pull double duty. You can relax in em during the day then recline all the way back at night.

Sledneck
07-09-2009, 09:20 PM
I rarely sleep at comps but when i do I use an aero bed in my van or the cabelas XL chair

BBQ Grail
07-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Trust me - BBS could sleep through a train wreck during a bomb explosion.

He slept through County HB...even louder than a train wreck.

I'd vote for ear plugs over a chair or cot. When 10:00pm rolls around some people have a completely different definition of "quiet" than I do.

KC_Bobby
07-09-2009, 09:39 PM
I hated the zero gravity and loved the nice xlarge nylon cot ... well, til I got a mattress.

pigmaker23
07-09-2009, 09:54 PM
I plug in the guru and head to the hotel after loading up the backwoods lol

Balls Casten
07-09-2009, 10:08 PM
before our trailer ... I always slept well in a wide cot. A lot of booze helps too. In fact after several crown and cokes and my cot I have been know to let a fire or two go out.

T.K.
07-10-2009, 07:02 AM
I have a gravity chair but seem to never sleep much but Wal-Mart has a nice cot that is comfortable.

watg?
07-10-2009, 07:12 AM
I prefer a cot, sleeping bag, and pillow, even though its only a couple of hours, every little bit helps.

I wrote a story about sleep at contests
http://thenewguys.blogspot.com/2009/03/contest-zzzzzzzzs_04.html

early mornin' smokin'
07-10-2009, 07:56 AM
zero gravity all the way, or the truck, wherever i find myself waking up in the am

TN_BBQ
07-10-2009, 08:59 AM
I use my XL zero gravity chair all the time (home, camping, BBQing, etc.). Love it lots. I can nap for a few minutes in the chair, but couldn't sleep in it all night because I'm a side sleeper.

When I need some sleep, I usually end up in the car for a few hours. I've thought about buying a cot, but I'm not sure I'd get too much sleep at the cooksite anyway (too much noise from something or somebody).

Air mattresses are cheap. Buddy of mine tosses one in the back of his van.

Is It Ready Yet?
07-10-2009, 09:05 AM
I sleep on a fresh tight bead of parsley!

Divemaster
07-10-2009, 09:15 AM
I (we) use a cot and sleep in shifts in the trailer...

I'm first and usually try to crash by 11:00 and am back up around 1:00. After that it's trying to catch a few minutes in a recliner chair... The big thing that's helped me is ear plugs (or ear buds for the radio) since I need to block out the talking and such...

ique
07-10-2009, 09:18 AM
I bought a Teton Sports XXL Cot this year. Its weight rated to hold BBQ'r body types :wink: . More comfortable than my home bed. Cot is recommended if you really want to get some sleep. Zero gravity is multi-functional but for me better for a quick nap.

The Giggler
07-10-2009, 09:24 AM
I've got a futon in my comp trailer. Have tried the La Fuma Zero G chair - comfy, but not so much for sleeping. I'd recommend a cot. Breaks down small. There's nothing better than being able to stretch out.

Bentley
07-10-2009, 10:15 AM
Air bed, and hope my neighbors dont mind my log sawing!

Countryhb
07-10-2009, 10:44 AM
I am BBS and I support this statement :biggrin:

Trust me - BBS could sleep through a train wreck during a bomb explosion.

He slept through County HB...even louder than a train wreck.

I'd vote for ear plugs over a chair or cot. When 10:00pm rolls around some people have a completely different definition of "quiet" than I do.

All 3 of you farkers seemed to have NO problem sleeping in your zero G chairs next door to us at Wishland! And Larry, I'm not louder than a train wreck, I WAS a train wreck that night!! It's not my fault you girlie men have to go to bed at 10:01 PM...

Solidkick
07-10-2009, 10:52 AM
I couldn't sleep in the lounger, I kept getting cramps in my back, so w opted for this type of cot.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_104369____SearchResults

sfisch
07-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Usually I just go and crash in the back seat of Bubba's Ford.

Scott

Rub
07-10-2009, 12:36 PM
Zero G's are OK for 1 night; more than that and get a cot IMO.

musicmanryann
07-10-2009, 02:25 PM
I just bought a cot made by Coleman that comes with an air matress. Looking forward to trying it out next weekend.

Before that I just "slept" in the back of my Suburban.

Cigarbque
07-10-2009, 04:23 PM
Brian, did you sleep in my anti-gravity chair or was that Sal? I like taking a break in it but the little cot with air mattress I have in my trailer is better than bed at home!

The good thing about the chairs, though, is that they pull double duty. You can relax in em during the day then recline all the way back at night.

Clint, that was me in the chair. Sal had his own similar type. It was not bad (thank you BTW). I guess having both options may be the way to go.

Yakfishingfool
07-10-2009, 09:56 PM
Sleep??? There's no sleep in contests!!!!

I usually do the 11pm to 4 or 5am watch...then lay where ever I find flat. But the cot for me is the way to go. Scott

C Rocke
07-10-2009, 10:00 PM
All 3 of you farkers seemed to have NO problem sleeping in your zero G chairs next door to us at Wishland! And Larry, I'm not louder than a train wreck, I WAS a train wreck that night!! It's not my fault you girlie men have to go to bed at 10:01 PM...

I slept, but kept having a dream of a giant hamster/man in an inflatable ball with Kelly chasing him...

CTSmokehouse
07-11-2009, 06:04 AM
After learning how to sleep in the back seat of my rental car at the American Royal 2007 to avoid the sounds of the ever passing trains...I have progressed to the back of my Honda Pilot with comforter and pillow...I tried the zero gravity chair but after the condensation from the pop up hitting you in the face, rain, cold and assorted bugs...can't beat the Honda Pilot!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

gordo
07-11-2009, 07:05 AM
I carry a cot on my pit trailer and have been sleeping on it under the ezup for years...If its cold I put the sides on the ezup...
Slept on that cot so many times, its almost like my bed at home..:-D

Sledneck
07-11-2009, 08:21 AM
I sleep on a fresh tight bead of parsley!
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

BBQ Grail
07-11-2009, 09:12 AM
I slept, but kept having a dream of a giant hamster/man in an inflatable ball with Kelly chasing him...

Adds a whole new meaning to anti-gravity!

big brother smoke
07-11-2009, 10:05 AM
I slept, but kept having a dream of a giant hamster/man in an inflatable ball with Kelly chasing him...


BWWWWWWAAAAAAA! :twisted:

Crack that Whip!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

deez20
07-11-2009, 10:42 AM
I've been wanting to get these http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0038264517331a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Product_liberal&QueryText=bunk+bed+cots&sort=all&Go.y=0&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1 (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0038264517331a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Product_liberal&QueryText=bunk+bed+cots&sort=all&Go.y=0&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1) How can you go wrong with bunkbed cots?

Sledneck
07-11-2009, 12:17 PM
How can you go wrong with bunkbed cots?
Depends on who is above you :eek::eek::eek:

Alexa RnQ
07-11-2009, 12:21 PM
The description says there is 20" between the two cots. I don't know if I've seen many BBQ-sized men that would be using that.

Yakfishingfool
07-11-2009, 01:58 PM
Dibs on top bunk....I'm a bed wetter!!!!

BigJimsBBQ
07-11-2009, 04:10 PM
Sleep at a Comp ... Whats that .. I have a Lang Model 84 Longneck .... Stick every 30 minutes .. I get no stinking sleep. Anyone want a nice Lang 84 :shock:

Sarge
07-11-2009, 08:39 PM
Slept in one at Kettering last night. The Cabela's ones are durable and comfortable. I have also used another model/brand and liked it a bit better because it reclined almost flat. If you can sleep in a reclined position but not quite flat, then I recommend the chair. a nice blanket, some ear plugs and you are all set.

Sarge

beam boys bbq
07-12-2009, 08:04 PM
it has everything all togeather an cot and an tent just flip it out and you are done they have singel and doubble love love love them

i have one to sell because my wife let me by and rv now so if you are looking i have one that i don't need any more just pm me

it sleeps gust as good as my bed


york

RobKC
07-12-2009, 10:53 PM
I was very comfortable in my Zero G Friday night in Tulsa. I was lulled to sleep by the subtle drone of Butcher's generator. :icon_sleepy

Vince RnQ
07-18-2009, 12:11 PM
As DivaHerself said, I use a cot that we purchased from Cabela's and it's the best thing going! It a Cabela's Outfitter XL and worth every penny you'll pay for it! Here's a link to the item on their website.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20075-cat20146&id=0015250515444a&navCount=3&podId=0015250&parentId=cat20146&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=QZ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

While a bit expensive at $119.99, it is longer and wider (85" x 40") than most standard cots and is rated at 600 lbs. The other great thing about it is that since it is a Cabela's brand item, it carries their lifetime guarantee. I purchased one about 18 months ago and, after using it a couple of times, one of the legs bent. I took it back to the location where I purchased it and they exchanged it, no questions asked, without a reciept. That one lasted a year and then, once again, a leg bent. Back to the store and another no questions exchange.

That's what I call value for my money.

crd26a
07-18-2009, 02:19 PM
I was very comfortable in my Zero G Friday night in Tulsa. I was lulled to sleep by the subtle drone of Butcher's generator. :icon_sleepy


While my cot collapsed and bent. I'll probably end up in a Zero G....

Perry/Chicago
07-19-2009, 02:25 PM
[quote=VisionQuest220;975722]As DivaHerself said, I use a cot that we purchased from Cabela's and it's the best thing going! It a Cabela's Outfitter XL and worth every penny you'll pay for it! Here's a link to the item on their website.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20075-cat20146&id=0015250515444a&navCount=3&podId=0015250&parentId=cat20146&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=QZ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

I've used this cot for I think the last four years.
It rocks with the exception of that last pull to stretch it out.
Like sleeping in bed at home and folds down to a very small footprint that stores in a canvas bag.

Perry/Chicago
Chi-Town Smokers

The Pigman
07-19-2009, 02:33 PM
Probually them STICKBURNERS

He slept through County HB...even louder than a train wreck.

I'd vote for ear plugs over a chair or cot. When 10:00pm rolls around some people have a completely different definition of "quiet" than I do.

The Pigman
07-19-2009, 02:36 PM
See Steve i didnt put a dead fish in the back it was just Scott

Usually I just go and crash in the back seat of Bubba's Ford.

Scott

The Pigman
07-19-2009, 02:46 PM
Big Jim you getting rid of it.....I want another one but need it on same trailor as mine as I dont want to piggyback


Sleep at a Comp ... Whats that .. I have a Lang Model 84 Longneck .... Stick every 30 minutes .. I get no stinking sleep. Anyone want a nice Lang 84 :shock:

Jeff_in_KC
07-19-2009, 08:07 PM
Summer: on an air mattress in my van with a window unit a/c shooting in the drivers side window.

Early Spring and Late Fall: on an air mattress in my van with a small space heater sitting up front on the console.

Very comfortable either way!

cmcadams
07-19-2009, 09:39 PM
I use a small tent and air mattress.. I use a cpap machine, so I hide in there. :)

Last week, I slept in my own bed, 11 miles from the competition, for about 4 hours, then back to kettering.