Rated 4 out of
An amazing nights sleep while campingThe cot is pretty sturdy, the legs are made nylon, and the rods are aluminum (the same as most of the modern tents) and the "sheet" is Polyester mesh. the whole thing weighs about 5 pounds which might be a little heavy for some, but if you can carry the weight, I highly recommend it. My first night sleeping on this thing was the best nights sleep I have had in the woods, I woke up refreshed and ready for the next 10+ miles. After a few weeks on the trail, a couple of the feet/legs broke, Therm-a -rest has a lifetime warranty on this so, I promptly gave them a call and a replacement was quickly in hand.
My honest opinion on this cot is that, this is a solid component to back in, if you can swing the weight. The price point is a bit steep, but if you can get it on some kind of sale do it, you'll get an amazing nights sleep!!
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of
Best sleeping cot everI have purchased and used just about every other sleeping pad out there from foam rollups to semi-inflatable to neo-air and even full size air mattresses. I still have them all but the only one I use now is this one.
Just like with any high-quality, low weight gear out there you need to know how to use it and how to take care of it. If you plop your big bottom down hard right on the edge then, yes, the light weight plastic feet will break. If you want to carry a 25lb cot then you can do that. If you want something light weight then this cot is amazing and with a little care it will not break. Plus, if you do break a foot (I never have) they will replace it free of charge.
With an innovative design like this it does take a bit to learn the trick on how to put it together but with a few tries it becomes easy enough for my 8 yr old daughter to put it together so a 12yr old boy scout should have no trouble. Clip one side in, twist, use the tension to your advantage and clip the other side in, done.
It is also very breathable and there is a lighter weight configuration for it so I would recommend this over the less breathable Ultra-Light version. I tried that one and exchanged it for this one.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 1 out of
Really Wanted To Like ItI put mine together. Everything was done according to the video instructions found on the manufacturers web site, and given by Chris.
Polls were fully seated in the feet, and assembly was put together. It was easy for me to pull up and lock everything in place, but I would not recommend this for a young healthy 12 year old. My 12 year old scout is in excellent shape, has been doing martial arts for 7 years 2x a week, and he had trouble getting the legs on. They require a bit of strength.
After I put it together, I turned it around and placed it on my living room tile floor for a test. I sat down in the middle and crack! One of the feet closest to where I sat down split right where the foot touches the floor. These feet are thinnest at this spot, and the plastic nylon is not very durable. They will break with normal use.
I want to note, that I had seen reviews on the internet that they will only break if the tubes are not fully seated. That is not true, they will break under mild and normal use. I may have sat close to the foot, but that is going to happen when trying to get in and out of the cot, especially while in a sleeping bag.
This is getting returned today, and I am really sad about it. Had the feet been up to the task, these cots would have been awesome! But, for the price, I'd expect a whole lot more durability than this.
BTW, I weigh 205 lb