This is a good solid cot, but it's not lightweight and I would not want to have to carry this very far as part of an expedition that didn't entail a truck of some kind. It is very sturdy, but if it's not folded up properly by somebody that understands this, it will destroy itself along the hinges. It's kind of an accordion style fold out- meaning it folds up and out all at once, so if you force it, you can break it over time. The design is pretty comfy compared to other cots and it will easily support quite a bit of weight. I like it quite a bit, and I sleep on it every night in Afghanistan since I can't get a bunk.