Rated 5 out of
Wow... Why did I wait so long??Was a little concerned with the price point and frankly, the weight penalty, but both of those concerns vanished the first night I was able to sleep on this cot.
It is very comfortable even for a XL person such as myself... I'm a side sleeper and I couldn't believe how well this worked for me.. And I won't kid you.. As an "older" person I'm beginning to appreciate my creature comforts much more so this was a nice addition to the kit. At 6'1" I had no issues keeping fully on the cot. No dangling feet, etc.
Note sure I'd have it on a long trek where weight is a concern, but after sleeping on this a few nights, I might have to rethink this position... Nothing helps you maintain your stamina like a good nights rest. The ground isn't getting any softer for some reason... I could probably lose 2.5 lbs somewhere in the bag just to keep this with me.. We'll see.
For very cool or cold nights, I'd have a lightweight thermal pad on top of the cot. So many of the newer sleeping bags have soooo much less insulating material on the "bottom side" (for winter activities I use a 40 year old Alpine Designs down expedition bag with lots of material underneath me) and if there is a breeze or just cold air circulating around your bed site, that cool air can find it's way to your backside... Just something to block that chill would work fine.. I just happened to have a Therma-Rest Z-lite pad with me in case this cot failed!...I used it on two nights when the wind was stirring things up at ground level. When the winds were calm I didn't use the pad... That combination worked well... I might add one of my inflatables in the summer months but we'll see... The cot itself is very comfortable and doesn't need any additional padding unless you really want to go the all luxury route and want to carry that weight.. At base/fish camp, I'd probably add something underneath me for sure.
Great product and so happy to have it in the kit.
Should these units (I purchased 2) suffer some failure due to quality, I'll update this post.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of
Perfect for Small Tent CampingI bought this to camp by myself in my Nemo Dagger 2P. This cot takes up more than half the space in the tent. It would be difficult for someone else to sleep next to me, and two of these cots would not fit in this particular 2 man tent. I found that I needed to insert the long side poles in the cot fabric, then put that in the tent, before connecting the leg braces to complete set up. It would not fit through the door completely assembled outside the tent.
As for the cot itself, it is very sturdy for my 230 lbs. stocky frame. The leg mechanisms operated very efficiently, and did not require significant force to clamp into place. Once together, it was plenty long enough for my 5'7" height, but it was somewhat narrow, causing my arms to rest on the side bars while lying down. While that was somewhat uncomfortable, it was easy to roll over onto my side, and the fabric of the cot was very quiet while moving around.
Setup is easy (after working out my senior moment of connecting the cross braces upside down, which will not work).
When broken down, the cot fits easily in the compact case it comes with. I was planning to buy the extension legs, but after putting this in my tent, I realized that the increased height of the cot would not fit, as the walls of the tent gradually taper in as they come up from the floor.
I have several Helinox products, and they are darn expensive, but worth the cost. This cot is far superior to the Go Kot that I have had for many years.
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