"Lightest weight cot available great for travel and guests"
I bought this for travel, as it is only 3 lbs and will fit in my carry on when flying. 1 of the feet was cracked when it arrived, but Therm-A-Rest was very responsive an is in the process of sending a replacement. I have used it several times while sharing hotel rooms with friends, and even with only 5 trusses, it is very comfortable to sleep on. Probably will buy another one, for my wife for some casual camping trips.
Got one for a family member who suffers from near-constant back pain - a sleeping bag and mat are not enough. Tried this at home, and combined with a bag and mat, she can sleep comfortably. The low to the ground height is not a problem - just swing your legs off the cot and stand up. Bought cots for each family member and have tested overnight inside to be sure kids (7 and 4 yrs) can sleep comfortably - no complaints. These are now a permanent part of our camping kit. Be sure to set these up a few times before going to the field. An extra set of hands is recommended until you get the hang of flexing the pole systems to get them into place.
"Unique design but not as simple as it looks"
Okay, the design and video looks awesome. But I have to say, the twist bow compression method took a lot of work to get right. It took a lot of strength to be able to push the bow into place. Also, for over two hundred dollars, I was sad when the nylon mesh apparently took a beating on the first set up. It didn't break but looked like its form got permanently altered and there was a slight tear (but I can't say it broke). I would have thought the manufacturer should have created some sort of reinforcements on the hole openings to make this last longer.I don't know, maybe I'm just expecting too much.J
This cot is amazing. It is light and easy to carry but still the most comfortable thing I've ever slept on. I use this cot with the thermarest dreamtime mattress and its the perfect combination. It's a lot to carry both but if you are camping long term, it's a must have. Set up was quick and easy. It's expensive but worth the price if you do a lot of camping.
Awesome cot for any adventure. Worked perfect for our recent camping trip. Never slept better. We even take them with us any time we are visiting family or friends & don't want our backs jacked up from those blow up air mattresses they offer us. It's lightweight & compact. It sits low to the ground which is a bonus if you habitually roll out of bed in your sleep. And did i mention how comfortable it is...I honestly prefer it to my Tempurpedic mattress I have at home. No lie, I have set it up next to my bed & slept on it when I was having back pain. Definitely worth it!