Ever Advanced Compact Folding Camping Cot
I use a couple different size tents when camping and wanted a cot that would fit in my two-person tent and allow me to sit and still have good headroom. This cot is good for car and motorcycle campers, but would be too bulky and heavy for backpacking.
- Very affordable
- Easy assembly
- Two colors
- Sturdy steel legs and side poles
- Fits easily into carry bag
- Too heavy for backpacking
So I needed to add a little comfort to my sleep system as my body is just not as robust as it once was. My sleeping pad is still in great shape so thought a cot would be the best way to go. I have several different tents and wanted a cot I could use in all of them, so that's why I went with a low profile cot.
I was able to put this cot together inside of my Mountainsmith Upland 2 tent and I also was able to insert the side poles of the cot outside of the tent and move it into the tent and then put the legs on as well. Now I don't know if you could do this in any 2-person tent since they vary in size.
This cot weighs in at just under 12 pounds, the legs and side poles are steel and the fabric is 400D oxford. The carry bag has two grab handles, one on side and one on top and has plenty of room so there is no problem getting the cot in the bag. The bag actually has room for more items as well.
What you get: 1 carry bag, 1 cot fabric, 2 shock corded side poles, 5 legs, and a set of laminated instructions. The cot is simple to put together, you don't really need instructions, but they are included. My measurements of the cot are 77" long, 26" wide, and 7.5" up off the ground and packed is 27" x 10".
Now I use my sleeping pad with the cot and it's 77" x 25" and I am 6'2" and 175 lbs and the cot works perfect for me. The legs of the cot are rounded on the bottom so there are no small pressure points to poke through the tent floor. The legs are one piece and are hinged. There is no bending of the legs to mount them. The hinged system allows the legs to go on easily. You mount the legs to both sides of the cot then just squeeze down on the lever and slide the tension lock into place.
This cot is very stable as well. You can roll from one side to the other and there is no wobble or feeling of tipping over. When you plan to sit on the cot you need to sit in the middle, don't sit on either end.
For me this is one of the best gear buys I have made.
This is my first cot. I've always just used my sleeping pad and bag, but as I've aged I needed just a little more and this is perfect for me.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $46
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76 x 25.6 x 7.9 in