Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot

Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot

The Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot is a unique collapsible structure with an accordion-type steel frame and a great price tag.

Key features & benefits

  • Collapsible cot.
  • Steel frame.
  • Very stable and sturdy.
  • Reasonable price.

What this is about

When you see this cot, you might get a wrong impression about its structure. Namely, it may look like a folding cot, but this is a collapsible cot. This means i) it needs a simple assembly, and ii) it has several separate elements.

So the package includes:

  • An accordion-type folding frame.
  • Two shock-corded side poles.
  • The bed fabric.
  • A carry bag is included.

The mentioned assembly implies that you i) spread the frame, ii) pass the poles through the sleeves of the bed deck,  iii) click the bed into the holders on the frame. The picture below shows the metal elements in the package:

The legs with support bars (the upper picture) and the two side bars.
The legs with support bars (the upper picture) and the two side bars.

When packed in its carry bag, the cot looks as in the picture below, and its dimensions are 29 x 12 x 6 inches (74 x 30 x 15 cm).

This is the cot in its carry bag.
This is the cot in its carry bag.

The frame is all steel and with many support bars that create X-shaped cross structures. So you have a cot with great lateral stability. This is helped with its 8 wide feet so the weight is distributed and the cot will not sink in the ground. You can use it even in a floored family camping tent.

The fabric is typical for such cots, this is a 600-denier polyester. Note that you also have a hanging storage pouch on the side to keep your small items off the ground and close at hand.

In this video you can see how to set this cot up:

Who is it for

Regarding the size, the cot is quite typical, the bed measures 75 x 28.7 inches (191 x 73 cm). So it is quite wide and long enough for most of the potential users. Note that there are no end-poles in the feet and head sections, so what you see as the length is the true useful length.

The cot is 14.5 inches (37 cm) high. The area underneath it looks large but with so many support bars it does not offer lots of storage space for gear.

Regarding the capacity, it is officially 300 lb (136 kg). So this is moderate but quite typical. If you need more, please check my list of cots for heavy people.

Weight-wise, with its 28 lb 11.2 oz (13 kg) this is a heavy cot. This and the packed size which you have seen above, tells you that you need a car for transportation when you use it outdoor. 

You can certainly use it as a spare bed at home for sudden guests and for emergency situations. 


  • Weight: 28 lb 11.2 oz (13 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions: 75 x 28.7 x 14.5 in (191 x 73 x 37 cm).
  • Packed size: 29 x 12 x 6 in (74 x 30 x 15 cm).
  • Frame: steel.

Rating, pros & cons

You have already seen the numbers above, so here is how they affect the rating of this cot:

Unique and reliable collapsible cot
Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot

Product Name: Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot

Product Description: The Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot is a Unique Collapsible Structure with an Accordion-Type Steel Frame and a Great Price Tag.

Brand: Mountain Summit Gear

SKU: 187917

  • Weight - 5.6/10
  • Size - 8.5/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
  • Packed size - 8.2/10
  • Ease of use & features - 8.8/10


This cot is a very good value for the money.


  • Easy to use.
  • Compact.
  • Fair price.


  • A bit heavy.
User Review
7.19/10 (11 votes)

Final thoughts

In the summary of this Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot review, I would stress out again its unique frame design. The cot is very stable and I am surprised that the official capacity is not higher. In any case, this is a quality product, fully recommended.

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Please check under the category Collapsible Cots if you need more options of this type. You will find them more than a hundred here in the site. Check this CAMPMOON Ultra Lightweight Cot if you want something very compact. See also this unique Coleman Camping Mantis Space Saving Full Size Cot for car camping.

Thank you for reading. There is a comment box below so let me know if you have questions or comments. Have a nice day.

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4 thoughts on “Mountain Summit Gear Horizon Easy-Set Cot”

  1. how do i take it apart

    1. Hi Allen, I have added a video in the post, please have a look, it is easy to set it up. To fold it, just reverse the steps.

  2. Denise Yancey says:

    Can you please tell me if there is any place that sells the Bushtec Adventure Camping Cot Sierra 440. I have looked extensively to no avail.

    That and also their HighBack camping chair with neck support? 3 of the 4 adults in our family have disabilities. Thank you for your time and for the extensive reviews on your site. This site is invaluable for individuals fighting difficult issues.

    1. Hi Denise, many sellers display this cot but it is currently unavailable. I think this will change. But you can also order it directly from the brand in this link.

      The chair is available also directly at the brand’s site, you can see it here.

      Thank you for the kind words. Let me know if you need more help.

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