27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2012
Cot was somewhat light weight and easy to store and transport however we used these cots on a seven day camping adventure and they only lasted six nights. The frames are too light weight and started to buckle and crack by the end of the week. There is a weight limit and we were under the weight restrictions and on level ground. They were a good deal or so i thought until they had to actually be put into service for a whole week.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2013
Low quality, thin metal bent on set up/install of final end cross member, but hammered it back out to used it. A person, well under the 200 pound limit, had the side bar collapse on them when they sat on the cot. This would be a good product if the metal was twice as thick, or if used for people 100 pounds or less. A sad disappointment, set up once, and left in the dumpster in Canada where the 'user' had to sleep instead on a tent floor.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2013
I ordered this cot to use camping at a music festival. It arrived in a timely fashion, but that is unfortunately the only positive part of my experience. No sooner did I set it up and go to sit on it, one whole side snapped. I am a very petite girl -- 5', 125 lbs -- sitting on the canvas should not have snapped one of those bars. I didn't even get a chance to sleep on it. It was so broken, I left it there, halfway across the country, because it wouldn't fold up compact enough for me to repack it and take it home to mail back for a return. Don't purchase.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2012
Sturdy build, canvas like material cleans very easily, easy to fold and open up. Edges are a little sharp though.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2013
Sent this with my ten-year-old son when he had to stay at a friend's. On the first use, the friend witnessed the side panel bend when my son sat down. He did nothing abusive and it comes with no warnings not to sit on it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2013
When I was a kid we had wood/canvas/metal cots left over from WW2. The canvas was taught, and they were good. Now we have the same basic design in plastic fabric, metal, and rubber feet (that had fallen off in the box but haven't fallen off again yet). The canvas on this one is also taught and good.
Only problem is that it has a lot of plastic smell. I use it for sunbathing, so the smell problem is not an issue when I'm using it, but I wouldn't want to sleep on it indoors. I stored it inside the first night, and the smell was unthinkable. Now I store it outside on a porch so it doesn't smell up my house and has a chance to air out.
The smell died down after about two months.
They give you mushy black plastic caps to put in the ends of the aluminum channel cross pieces. These have dimples that keep the cot from folding in and which keep the fabric taught. Two of these dimples easily broke off when I was lying with my head at the end. The company says they can't replace the pieces. The cot is now useless. Sorry, it's been more than 30 days, so no refund, no nothing. I now have a large piece of trash. Or maybe I could spend an hour or two trying to rig something to save this. What a waste of time.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2012
Actually the first time I saw this type of cot was years ago when I was on the beach. After that I was looking for it for years on line or in stores but I couldn't find it until now. So I was thrilled when I got it. I used it on the beach and it's wonderful. I like the fact that it is compact so it won't take up too much space when I travel with it in bus or train. The assembly is relatively easy. I would recommend this only if you sleep on it occasionally or for a short period of time. Like I do on the beach. I would not recommend if you sleep on it in a regularly basis because the bed tends to sink fast.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2012
I brought this for a camping trip as I can't sleep on the hard ground any more. It fit right in my tent (7 x 7) and I still had room to move around. It's very sturdy and very easy to set up. I really like how compact and easy it is take with you -- The bag to carry it in is very well made as well.
I highly recommend this product.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2012
After many nights of sleeping either on the ground while tent camping, or on an inflatable air mattress, I decided to experiment with a cot, so I wouldn't have to fuss with inflating the mattress. I found this one on amazon, and due to the very low cost, I decided to give it a try.
The product was shipped and arrived quickly in good shape. Testing at home, all looked fine - seemed to be a bargain for such a low cost cot. However, after trying to use it for camping, it only lasted one night before it broke. On the second night, one of the legs collapsed from my weight as I was trying to undress for the night. Despite the collapsed leg, it was still better to sleep on than the ground, so I spent the night on the tilting cot. But by morning, when I tried to roll over, pushing down in the middle of the cot with my elbow as I tried to roll over in my sleeping bag, the fabric gave way and ripped down the middle.
The product has a listed weight limit of 210 lbs. I weigh 223. Sadly, I didn't notice it had a weight limit when I ordered it, or I never would have bought this product for myself. However, a product that has a limit of 210, should not fail so completely, on the second night of use, just because you are 15 lbs over the weight limit. A 200 lb person trying to hold a baby would cause this cot to break.
If it fails so easily, just by sitting on it, at 223 lbs, then even a 150 lb person could break it if they accidentally tripped and fell on to it, or if two such people made the mistake of trying to sit on the cot at the same time.
Thought the price is great, and the quality of built relatively good for such a low cost product, the strength of the materials is just so limited, that it really is a useless product. Big adults like me (6'1" 223 lbs) will break it quickly. Smaller adults will probably break it within a week, and kids, won't be smart enough not to jump on it causing it to break down in short order even for them. This product is a not a "deal", it's just a waste of time and money.