Got this today and it's going back. 1)Opened the box and pulled the bottom seam loose off the bag getting it out. 2)Pulled the strings on the bag, both raveled into thread. 3)My 110 pound wife got on it, the cot creaked in protest, my 145 lb son got on and it flexed and groaned like it was going to break.
I see no way this will hold up to a grown man for several nights. I bought this based partly on the good reviews. All I can say is either this company has vastly downgraded their product, or these reviewers have never had a good cot. I have TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Cot (85"x 40") and it is a beast. I am 265 lbs and the thing does not make a sound. I realize the price difference, but there is truly no comparison. If you really plan on using this cot, it will not hold up. The only thing "military" here is the style.
This review is for the Earth Military Jamboree Military Style Aluminum Cot. Being in the Army for five years, I've had many experience sleeping on cots and I like to think I know what a good cot is when I sleep on one. This review will be very simple and to the point. I've had this cot for about a week and I've slept good on it. I use this as my bed at the moment because I have just moved. So far, there have been no problems to report and I would recommend this item to anyone searching for a cot. It's very durable and seem like it will hold a decent amoount of weight, but I am only 170. When you get up and lay down, there is no squeaking of any kind. So you don't have to worry about waking people up. It's very easy to set up. I would recommend installing the the pole on the side that has no velcro first. Then adjust the velcro on the opposite side to your liking (may require readjusting) and place the pole through the material. Does this seem confusing? I promise it's not. Once you have it in front of you, it will be easier to understand. I was able to get this out of the box and have it ready for me to sleep on in about 3 minutes. I agree with the positive reviews that other customers have said about this product.
I have two boys who stay at my house periodically. I needed something for them to sleep on so I bought 2 of these. They love them. I love them because they are compact, easy to store, easy to set up and take down, and sturdy. The boys love them because they are comfortable. After 4 months of use I can say that I am very happy with them and the boys want to trade their beds at home for these.
Update: 12-24-2011 I am still very happy with these cots. I have washed the canvas (in cold water, and cold dry-- I didn't want to risk anything else) and that went very smoothly. They still hold up extremely well and I highly recommend them.
We got it as spare since we didn't want air mattresses. This is a very sturdy and thoughtful design. I tried it myself (6'4 220lbs) and was quite happy with the experience. I would assume, though, that 6'4" is the upper limit. The only thing that I found strange is that it did not seem to have a manual. It's not too hard to figure out but it would have been nice. Other than that, the size and weight, the sturdiness of the frame and the cloth, the accessories and the storage bag are very very nice. I highly recommend it!
This ia a well made cot. Very easy to set up. We are lifetime camper. We are RV'ers and Tenters. We used these while tenting. Though our tent could have been a little larger the cots did fit inside. My wife and I were both very comfortable and slept well on these cots. I am 6' 3" and just fit on it. Very sturdy. I hope to get years of use from them.
Just purchased this cot and I put it together quickly. I'm only 185lbs so its sturdy for me but I see a problem if you are over 200lbs. It wobbles/sways a little but it feels and looks good for me. Make sure to undo the Velcro before putting the end bar on so you don't RIP or get HURT for those other people that commented on it.
the best cot ever. comfortable easy to set up and takes a bit of space but i dont mind i'm getting a bigger tent anyway. i had back problems with the air mattress my friend let me borrow so this is was better. a def! must get!!!!!
This cot is amazing. I bought two of them and am very satisfied with them. They are very durable and easy to set up and take down. I would definitely suggest this product to others. The only issue may be the weight requirements. Make sure to follow them closely, probably even a little less than is stated because of the stitching. It appeared to have a tendency to receive a lot of strain in the center and acted as though it may wear out quickly. Over all though I am very happy this this cot and am sure to get many years use out of them.