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  • Cot accommodates large and small sleepers alike with a maximum capacity of 300 lbs.; bed height is 17.5 in.
  • Sleeping surface stays taut and supportive from head to toe for a comfortable night's sleep
  • Steel frame and 600-denier ripstop polyester fabric are light yet strong
  • REI Camp Folding cot folds up for convenient storage and travel in the provided carry bag


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Best Use Camping
Unfolded Dimensions 75 x 25.5 x 17.5 (L x W x H) inches
Folded Dimensions 38 x 5 x 6 inches
Weight Capacity (lbs) 300 pounds
Cot Material(s) Ripstop polyester
Frame Construction Steel
Weight 16 lbs. 9 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cot! These cots are great. We've had two of them for about a year now, and used them about a dozen times. They're also great for guests when you run out of beds -- a couple of my kids prefer them to their nice bed! There are comments about how squeaky/creaky these are, and that's very true -- out of the box. There is a very quick and easy fix, and it's lasted the year we've had them: spray a teflon dry lube into the tube slots. I used PB Blaster dry lube. Stand the folded cot upright so the lube can drip down the tubes inside the fabric. Then assemble it about 80% and twist the fabric around to spread the lube. Done. It won't make a peep again.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cot for the price Just got back from 3 nights of camping and sleeping on this cot was excellent! Super easy to set up and take down and collapses into a great stow bag. Most important: super comfortable to sleep on. Many thanks to the REI staffer who was super cool and set it up on the store for me to try out. I use a sleep pad/sleeping bag system but my young son slept on the cot itself with no pad and no complaints from him. This also gives me so much more room in my tent compared to bigger inflatable mattresses. I've read others who said it makes noise? I heard no noise and this did not squeak or anything others have stated. This is a great buy for those who want a great cot a fair price.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy I chose this cot because it supports up to 300lbs. I'm 250lb and there is no noticeable give when I lay down. It was easy to setup in under 30 seconds with no instructions needed. Once you have the legs folded out, be sure to tighten the nylon straps so the legs stay in place. This also serves to keep the cot from making any noise when you lay down or shift positions. I am comfortable sleeping on my back or on either side in this cot, which surprised me. I am using this as my permanent bed in a smaller apt. I also wouldn't hesitate to take it camping, so long as I didn't have to lug it too far.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice but noisy This cot was so easy to set up. Anyone can set it up in 1 minute. I was very comfortable as well. I had 2 issues with it. I was on a mission trip and was I sleeping with several people in the room. Every time I sat on my cot or moved while sleeping on the cot, it made a very loud squeeky noise. I couldn't move without disturbing others in the room. I figured out that it was the seams rubbing on the metal poles. None of the other people had this issue with their cots. I was planning on returning the cot to REI and while packing it away after the trip, I also noticed a small hole in the fabric. I don't think it was that durable.
Date published: 2012-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REI COT For the price, you cant beat it. My experience with cots is limited to the military version. This cot is super easy to set up and take down. I didnt have any problems with the cot making noise, etc. It is heavier than I expected, but since I packed it in the car with everything else its a moot point. Having slept on military cots for months and months at a time, I prefer to put an air matress underneath for comfort. This is especially necessary if camping out in the cold to insulate from below, since your sleeping bag is compressed? My family and I just spent the week in upper GA camping and I was totally impressed with this cot. I also use carpet samples from Home Depot underneath the feet of the cot to protect my tent from wear and tear (as a side note :)
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Than More Expensive Model REI sells a deluxe camping cot, with built-in padding, for a higher price. I originally bought that one, but had trouble with its legs bending during use and then not being able to retract. (I weigh 165 lbs.-- WELL below what that cot is supposedly built to support.) I returned that to the store and exchanged it for this one and the difference in cash. I found this one to be sturdier, convenient to carry, and quite easy to set up and take down. I did add a 2" mattress on top, and was very comfortable with this combination. I don't know how comfortable the cot would be without it.
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Narrow and sturdy I bought this cot as a stop-gap measure for a guest while we waited for a futon bed to be delivered. (his inflatable mattress developed a leak) Two foam camping pads I bought years ago at REI fit onto it perfectly. The construction is really sturdy. Our guest is over 200lbs; the only problem he had with the cot was its width. His shoulders were wider than the cot. But he adapted. My daughter is going camping this weekend & is planning on taking it with her, so we'll see how it works out for her. I'd buy it again.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy camping cot This is a great cot that served for 9 days of Scout summer camp on an island in the middle of a lake in northern NH. The legs are high enough to store a footlocker underneath. Set up and take down was simple and easy; within minutes. It is comfortable and roomy enough for a typical adult with a standard sleeping bag. The tension on the cot material can be adjusted for a slightly softer feel using the 4 pull-downs on the sides.
Date published: 2012-08-08
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can one use two cots as a queen size bed?

Asked by: jctompkins0
Two Camp Folding Cots will only be 51" wide, as opposed to 80" for a queen size bed. Keep in mind that the frame will be a bump in the middle of the two when put together.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-08

Someone asked about the legs of the cot doing damage to the floor of their tent, but the question wasn't really answered- has anyone noticed that the legs of the cot are doing damage to the floor of their tent? Are protectors necessary? Thanks!

Asked by: Mplskt
We have not received any reports of damaged cause by the legs of the Camp Folding Cot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-08

How wide is the cot when setup?  One of the previous Q & As implies two cots together would be 71" together or 35.5" for one cot.  The specs state the cot is 25.5", which one is correct?

Asked by: Jdn
As it states in the "Specs" section, an individual cot is 25.5 inches wide. Thank you for bringing this inaccuracy to our attention. We will update the previous answer as soon as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-08

What are the straps for at each end of the cot? 

Asked by: MFH
The Camp Folding Cot end straps provide frame support.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20

Hi, I bought a camp folding cot recently, in Fenway.One of the parts in the left side of the middle leg hanging out how to fix it?I think something is faulty What should I do? Thanks Vinoth

Asked by: camp folding cot
We recommend that you bring the item into your local REI store. They store staff can determine if the the item is defective, or if it can be fixed. Here is a link to our return policy:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-08

We have an older model where you have to slide tubes along the blue pockets,  insert tubes into a hole, do velcro straps. Lots of steps, bending, sitting on the ground. Is this model easier? Can you describe the set up steps.  

Asked by: bbrandy
This cot is much easier to set up than the model you currently own. You simply unfold the outer sections of the cot and rotate the legs into the upright position. Lastly, you pull all 4 corner straps tight, and the cot is fully set up.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

I bought the "REI Camp Folding Cot" and am concerned that the small diameter of the legs may cause damage to the floor of my tent. Do you sell caps or protectors for the bottom of the legs to distribute the weight?

Asked by: JHRiley
REI doesn't have anything to put on the feet of our Camp Folding Cot. A hardware store may be able to help you.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

Is this cot BPA free, PVC free, have a California Prop 65 warning on the label?

Asked by: daddof2
This cot does not have any BPA and is PFC free. In creating REI branded products, we actively engage with our material suppliers and test materials on a seasonal basis for compliance with our Restricted Substances List (RSL). All fabrics used in this cot are tested for the RSL seasonally and, as of March 2017, we have not detected Prop 65 listed chemicals and therefore have not labeled the cot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15
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