FEMOR Ultra-Lightweight Camping Cot – Great Area/Weight Ratio

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FEMOR Ultra-Lightweight Camping Cot is one of the lightest on the market and with one of the best area/weight ratio. This is a great backpack-portable cot and its price tag is hard to match.

FEMOR Ultra-lightweight Camping Cot, Portable Collapsible Camping Bed.
FEMOR Ultra-lightweight Camping Cot, Portable Collapsible Camping Bed.

Key features & benefits

  • Ultra lightweight.
  • One of the best area/weight ratio on the market.
  • Very easy setup.
  • Great price.
  • Huge capacity.

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What type is this

The FEMOR Camping Cot is an excellent example of a collapsible camping cot. It packs nicely to a bundle of only 20 x 5.5 inches (51 x 14 cm). But this implies also that it needs assembly, though this is easily done in just a couple of minutes.

As its name suggests, this is an ultra lightweight camping cot. With the weight of 2.87 lb (1.3 kg), it is the third lightest cot on the market, see the comparison table below.

Area/Weight ratio

The absolute weight is not the only one important parameter. Equally important is the area/weight (A/W) ratio (or bed surface to weight ratio). It is better to have more bed area with less weight.

Its bed size is 79 x 24 inches (200 x 61 cm), which gives the surface 1.22 m². So the A/W = 0.938 m²/kg.

You can compare this with the Desert Walker cot, where you have 1.11 m² bed surface and A/W = 0.941 m²/kg.

Compare this also with the new Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Cot where A/W = 0.938.

So you realize that the competition is tough here, this is about grams, literally. But there are differences in the size of these cots, you will see in the comparison table below.


Who is it for

With the mentioned weight, the FEMOR Cot is an excellent choice for backpackers and hikers, for mountaineers, climbers, kayakers, mountain bikers, and you name it.

Its packed size 20 x 5.5 inches (51 x 14 cm) is such that you can transport it on a motorbike, so bear this in mind if you are on a cross-country tour.

This cot is also a nice spare bed at home, for sleepovers and sudden guests. It stores nicely in its stuff bag and you can keep it safe and clean from dust anywhere.

The FEMOR Cot is an incredibly versatile tool.
The FEMOR Cot is an incredibly versatile tool.

Using the FEMOR Cot in a tent

The Femor Cot is only 15 cm (6 in) tall, and you have already seen its dimensions. So it will fit in any tent, literally, regardless if this is a bivy like this Eureka Solitaire or any large family camping tent.

The cot has four bars as legs and they are with plastic feet, so this is a floor-friendly design, and it will not sink on any surface, even if this is sand. See how it looks:

The floor-friendly design with bars and plastic caps.
The floor-friendly design with bars and plastic caps.

Do you need a sleeping pad

For outdoor use in a warmer climate, you do not need any pad, but you may use it for extra comfort. However, in a cold environment, you will need some insulated pad.

But bear in mind that you are off the ground and you need far less R-value as compared with sleeping on the ground. This is one of the advantages of using cots.


Construction, materials & setup

The frame material is aluminum alloy, so this explains such a great weight. But this is a very stable and sturdy construction which can withstand a very heavy weight.

There is some confusion about the true capacity, two different numbers are mentioned in its specifications. But apparently, it can support 550 lb (250 kg). The fabric is polyester, they do not provide info about its denier value.

What is included

Here are all elements:

All elements of the cot.
All elements of the cot.

The four bars (legs) have three pieces, and they are shock-corded, so you will never lose any element.

Setup

You start by spreading the bed deck and by placing the two sidebars in the side sleeves. The sleeves are with small openings in the fabric where you will fix the legs.

Then simply add the legs. This is all done without a tool or force.

Note that this is a structure without end-bars, so you will not have pressure spots on your feet if you are a tall person. Also, there are no bars anywhere close underneath the bed deck.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

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  • Incredibly lightweight.
  • Great length.
  • Great packed size.
  • Great price.
  • Easy setup.
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  • A bit narrow.

The only objection to this cot is the width. It is 24 inches (60 cm), which is quite typical for such cots (see the comparison table below), but this may not be wide enough for some people for a comfortable sleeping.

The price & my rating

The price is one of the greatest ‘features’ here. As of the moment of writing this text, the Amazon price for this cot is only $89. This is a true bargain. I give here the link which will show the daily updated price so you will have an accurate info when you read the text.

Please follow the link as there may be several sellers for this cot. Note also that this is an Amazon Prime item. See how I rate it:

My rating breakdown of the FEMOR Ultra-Lightweight Camping Cot
  • 9.9/10
    Weight - 9.9/10
  • 8.3/10
    Size - 8.3/10
  • 9.8/10
    Capacity - 9.8/10
  • 9.9/10
    Packed size - 9.9/10
  • 8/10
    Ease of use & features - 8.0/10
  • 9.5/10
    Price - 9.5/10
9.2/10

Specifications

  • Weight: 2.87 lb (1.3 kg).
  • Capacity: 550 lb (250 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 79 x 24 x 6 in (200 x 61 x 15 cm).
  • Packed size (L x D): 20 x 5.5 in (51 x 14 cm).
  • Shipping weight: 3.4 lb (1.54 kg).

FEMOR Ultra-Lightweight Camping Cot vs Competitors

See how this cot compares with the two top models on the market:


Weight, lb (kg)

Bed size, in (cm)

Packed size, in (cm)

Capacity, lb (kg)

Frame

Femor Camping Cot

2.87 (1.3)

79 x 24
(200 x 61)

20 x 5.5
(51 x 14)

550 (250)

aluminum

Desert Walker Cot

2.6 (1.18)

73 x 23.5
 
(185 x 60)

20 x 5
(51 x 13)

440 (200)

aluminum

Therm-a-Rest Cot

2.625 (1.19)

72 x 24
 
(183 x 61)

16 x 4
(43 x 10)

325 (147)

aluminum

 

Observe that there are big differences in prices. As of the moment of writing the text, the prices are $89, 126, 220, respectively. Please follow the links for updates.


Final thoughts

In the summary of this FEMOR Ultra-Lightweight Camping Cot Review, I would point out again the impressive features of this great cot. The comparison table above shows you that its bed size is far better than in the other two top-rated models on the market. This all together with its price tag makes it a tool without a match. I am impressed with it.

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Thank you for reading. If you still feel you need something different, just look around. If you need something for ordinary camping and with an express setup, please check this new Osage River Cot or this MARCHWAY Ultralight Folding Tent Camping Cot.

In any case, this site is only about camping cots and tent-cots, so you will surely find something for you.


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