The LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot offers three additional benefits over and above the comfort factor. First, it creates additional storage space in your tent for small items, like my my SolarMonkey Adventurer solar charger, that can fit underneath it. Second, if your tent does leak when it’s raining, the cot keeps you up off the ground preventing you and your sleeping bag from getting wet. Lastly, that small elevation makes it a lot easier to stand up. I’ve even used the cot at home when I’ve run out of sleeping options for guests. It’s much more comfortable and restful than the sofa.
It’s easier to set it up outside your tent so you can stand on the inverted fabric to insert the stays, but if it’s raining, it can be done inside your tent.
Watch this video to see in detail how easy it is to assemble Thermarests LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot.
Thermarest says you can use it as shown in the photo above, without an inflatable sleeping pad, but I found that I could still feel the bow beneath my back, depending on my position. Adding my Thermarest sleeping pad made a huge difference all around. I was comfortable, I didn’t feel the bow in my neck and I was warm because I was off the ground. Also, the cot can be a little “creaky crinkly” when moving around and the pad muffled that.
If you’ve avoided camping because of the discomfort of sleeping, try this cot. It will change your view of camping forever. Suggested retail is $219.95. For more information and to find a retailer near you, visit Thermarest.com.
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