New Ascend Lightweight Cot

Ascend Lightweight Cot.

The Ascend Lightweight Cot is a collapsible and ultra compact backpack portable outdoor bed with a carry bag included.

Key features & benefits

  • Collapsible design.
  • Very light.
  • Ultra compact.

What this is about

This Ascend Lightweight Cot is a new version of a cot that has been around for a while. So this is a completely different cot and it is unclear to me why they use the same name.

You have a collapsible construction, and this means it needs a simple assembly. On the other hand, this also implies that it packs in a small volume for transportation. The picture below shows its included carry bag that measures only 15.9 x 6.1 x 5.5 inches (40.4 x 15.5 x 14 cm). So this is an ultra compact package.

The carry bag.
The carry bag.
The materials

All metal parts are an anodized-aluminum, and this includes side bars plus 5 folding shock-corded legs. The legs are with a pair of wide plastic feet each, so the weight is distributed and the cot can be used even in a floored tent. The fabric is a water-resistant polyester.

Who is it for

Regarding the capacity, it is quite modest, 250 lb (113 kg). This should work for most of potential users, but if you need much more, please check my list of cots for heavy people.

Regarding the dimensions, they describe it as roomy but the cot is quite short and the width is moderate. The dimensions are (L x W x H) 73 x 24 x 5.5 inches (185 x 61 x 14 cm). 

But there are no end bars here so the length is a true useful length. The side bars take a few centimeters, just to know.

The cot is quite low so it can fit in any tent, regardless of how small and low it may be. You still have lots of space to store some elongated and thin items under the bed. I have included it in my list of very low camping cots.

Regarding the weight, the cot is what its name says, very lightweight or better to say almost ultralight with its 4 lb 7 oz (2.01 kg). So if sleeping on the ground is not an option for you, think about using this cot on the trail.

You have already seen its packed size which is impressive, so you realize that it can be transported even on a bicycle, and you can carry it attached to a backpack.

Regarding the price, it is a bit steep perhaps because it is new on the market, this may change when you read the text. There are links below so check from your side.


  • Weight: 4 lb 7 oz (2.01 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 73 x 24 x 5.5 in (185 x 61 x 14 cm).
  • Folded dimensions: 15.9 x 6.1 x 5.5 in (40.4 x 15.5 x 14 cm).
  • Frame: aluminum.

Rating, pros & cons

Below is summarized my rating and some pros and cons. You can rate the cot from your side, there is a rating bar for this purpose.

Collapsible, very light and ultra compact cot
Ascend Lightweight Cot.

Product Name: Ascend Lightweight Cot

Product Description: The Ascend Lightweight Cot Is a Collapsible and Very Compact Backpack Portable Outdoor Bed, Easy to Use, and with a Carry Bag Included.

Brand: Ascend

SKU: 2963735

MPN: 100112968

  • Weight - 9.7/10
  • Size - 8.1/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
  • Packed size - 9.9/10
  • Ease of use & features - 8.2/10


The packed size and weight of this cot are extraordinary, but its size and capacity are less impressive.


  • Very light.
  • Ultra compact.
  • Carry bag included.


  • Steep price.
User Review
5.12/10 (15 votes)

Final thoughts

So this Ascend Lightweight Cot requires some simple assembly, and this means putting the side bars into the sleeves and the attaching the 5 legs. This all is easily done and without extra tools.

There is nothing unique here, the structure is similar to many other products of this type, but the cot is ultra compact and very light. I have included it in my list of backpacking cots and ultra-compact camping cots.

Best places to buy:


Bass Pro

For more options, please check under the category Collapsible Cots, you will find them many here in the site.

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2 thoughts on “New Ascend Lightweight Cot”

  1. Jean-Paul Chausse says:

    I completely disagree with some of your findings:
    1. similar features as other designs?: the engineering behind the legs of this cot is unseen anywhere else. Most other cots A) require a lot of excess force to fit the legs in place, and B) have many complaints about the legs coming off in the middle of the night with other cots. THIS cot solves both those problems! It takes some practice to get it right, but after applying and removing the legs twice, most people could do it in the dark with little difficulty. I’ll also say that inserting the side bars into the fabric could be made easier if you use a butter knife or tent peg, but the end result is a great sleeping platform. All else you noted as pro’s are true.

    1. Unfortunately, right now the cot is not available and it is not clear if they will have it on the market again. But you can have a look around among collapsible cots or on Amazon and you will realize that there is nothing unique in this cot which is indeed a good product.

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