OUTAD Tent Cot – Off Ground Backpacking Sleeping Tool

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With the weight of only 2.65 kg for both tent and cot together, OUTAD tent cot is an extraordinary sleeping tool suitable for almost any outdoor adventure.

OUTAD tent cot without the fly.
OUTAD tent cot without the fly.


Key benefits

  • This is a 3-in-1 tool; tent, cot, tent + cot.
  • Completely packable and portable in the backpack.
  • It allows for the fast-fly variant, fly with poles and stakes + cot.

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Description

OUTAD Tent Cot is an off ground sleeping tool made of good materials. The tent is a free-standing construction when used together with the cot. The flysheet and the floor fabric are 15D double-sided silicon coated nylon. So this is a better option than the PU coating which you have in most of tents available on the market.

The upper body of the tent is a high density 20D nylon breathable net. So you have the transparent net all around, as you may see from the picture above, and ventilation should not be problem in any environment.

The tent structure is supported with premium quality aluminum alloy poles. You have the main pole plus a shorter pole which pulls the sides of the tent up and make them nearly vertical, see the picture above. This gives a lot of extra volume inside the tent. The door is D-shaped and it can be rolled up.

The tent cot with the rain fly.
The tent cot with the rain fly.

The rain fly gives an extra layer, and it gives a lot of extra covered space under the 2 vestibules. You can see this in the photo above. The fly must be staked out and anchored to the ground, you have titanium stakes included into the package.

The cot is the part of the package and this is a nice peace of engineering. It is made from 600D oxford cloth. This all is extremely lightweight but in the same time very durable.

The underside of the cot.
The underside of the cot.

So these are waterproof and windproof materials and this all taken together gives a complete protection, both from insects and from elements. According to specifications, the fly offers protection up to 3000 mm. This is not so high rating but this should be perfectly enough to keep you dry. You should know that an umbrella typically has the rating in the range 400 – 500 mm only.

The fast-fly variant.
The fast-fly variant: the rain fly and the cot.

What is in the package

OUTAD Off Ground Backpacking Tent Cot comes as the following package:

Packed OUTAD tent cot.
Packed OUTAD tent cot.
  • Inner tent.
  • Fly.
  • 2 tent poles.
  • 2 bedside rods.
  • 12 force rings.
  • 16 bed bars.
  • 8 tent stakes.
  • 1 carry bag for stakes.
  • 1 carry bag for tent poles.
  • 1 carry bag for cot frame.
  • 1 carry bag for all stuff together.

Can you believe this all is only 2.65 kg? You see it packed in the picture above.


Pros & cons

Here is my summary:

Cons:

  • Not so easy setup.
  • Price.

Pros:

  • Complete protection of elements.
  • Very packable.
  • Portable.
  • Free standing*.
  • Versatile.
  • Fast-fly variants.

*This applies for the tent only. The fly needs stakes.


Specifications

  • Tent cot for one person.
  • 3-in-1 tool: tent, cot, tent+cot.
  • Weight: 5.84 pounds (2.65 kg).
  • Cot size (L x W): 78.7 x 26 in (200 x 66 cm).
  • Tent size (L x W x H): 78.7 x 26 x 45.3 in (200 x 66 x 115 cm).
  • Package size: 19.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 in (50 x 15 x 15 cm).
  • Materials:
    – Flysheet and inner tent floor: 15 D double-sided silicon coated nylon fabric.
    – Gauze net: 20 D nylon.
    – Tent rods and cot frame: premium quality aluminum alloy.
    – Cot bed: 600 D oxford cloth.
    – Tent stakes: titanium.

Comparison with other models

Many models described in this site are 3-in-1 type tools, which implies that the tent can be separated and used as a ground tent. The OUTAD off ground backpacking tent cot definitely belongs to this group. But at the same time, this is a completely collapsible tool which is incredibly lightweight and can be carried as a backpacking or hiking tool.

This makes it very similar to Therm-a-Rest tent cot described in the site. So here I give a comparison table for these two models:

Floor size, inches (cm)
Tent Height, inches (cm) Packed size inches (cm)
Weight, lb (kg)
OUTAD tent cot 78.7 x 26 (200 x 66) 45.3 (115)
19.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 (50 x 15 x 15) 5.84 (2.65)
Therma Rest tent cot 72 x 24*  (183 x 61) 55.12 (140)
elements packed separately 5 lb 14 oz (2.66)

*Note that Therm-a-Rest also has a larger option available.

At the moment of writing this text, the prices of the two models are $279 and 259, respectively.

As I mentioned above, there are many more 3-in-1 tools in the site so please have a look around.


Conclusion

To conclude this text about OUTAD tent cot, this is obviously a great outdoor tool. It is not completely unique as you realize from the table above, but it is so nicely built and very versatile. There are just a few tent cots models of this type available on the market.

This tent cot can be used in several different ways, and it is completely portable in the backpack. It is useful both as an ordinary camping tool and as a hiking and backpacking tool. I can fully recommend it. You might want to check this new cot from the same brand, with a different legs system.

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Thank you for reading and have a nice day.


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14 thoughts on “OUTAD Tent Cot – Off Ground Backpacking Sleeping Tool”

  1. Hello Jovo,
    I have looked around everywhere and cannot find how much weight the cot support?
    I am roughly 6’3, 235 lbs and I have someone who is heavier who is interested as well.

    1. Hi Daniel. They did not provide such an information. However, the fabric on the cot is exceptionally strong, 600 D so I am sure the mentioned weight is not a problem. You can compare this tent cot with very similar Therm-a-Rest tool with capacity up to 325 lbs.

  2. Hi Jovo…
    What a fantastic product! You have clearly demonstrated that it’s a ‘must have’ for anyone who’s into camping!
    My sister is an avid camper with 4 children and they spend all their summer holidays camping…I will make sure she gets a copy of this post and highly recommend she purchases the product from you…it’s perfect for what they need as a family!
    Thanks…

    1. Thank you Steve, very kind of you, I am sure your sister and kids will love this sleeping tool. I would warmly recommend them to have a look into some other models that are for car camping, some of them are double size, amazing tools.

  3. Hi jovo. I still camp but I use a trailer now. A little spoiled now I guess. I wish these were around 25 yrs ago. I just finished setting up a pup rent and set up my sleeping bag and gear and the sky opened up and just poured soaking everything. Being off the ground is a great idea. Excellent design and features.

    1. Thank you James, I can tell you I would not mind having a trailer. Yeah, you described the situation nicely, off the ground is far more comfortable in every sense.

  4. This looks like a versatile tent and a must to buy if you don’t want to carry extra weight. I’d say the pros outweigh the cons because I know that tents generally are not light-weight to carry. I’d bet it’s perfect for individuals who are camping together, but want own privacy.

  5. Love the concept as I find a lot of other tents have a tendency to leak in around the floor during rain. This tent style eliminates that effect from basic ground water coming in during inclement weather.

    Now typically I use a small air mattress to add comfort, how would this tent be with the rib structure underneath it for comfort?

    1. Hi Travis, you are right in your observation and comparison of this tent cot with the usual ground tents. You are also safe from the usual dampness which you have when you sleep on the ground.

      You do not touch the rib structure, the fabric is so tensioned that you stay above those rods for sure. Since you are separated from the ground you do not need a pad with a high R factor, unless this is about winter sleeping of course. On the other hand if you use an inflatable sleeping pad, it will be safe from sharp object that may be on the ground. And if it is warm enough you do not need any air mattress.

      Note, there is yet another tent cot of the same type, Therm-a-Rest model.

  6. I had never heard of a tentcot until I got to your site. This looks awesome! I’m definitely going to have to try one of these out. I’m actually pretty impressed by the versatility of these things. I really like the fact that it is very portable, as I usually do a lot of hiking.

    1. Thank you Ryan, great to hear from you. You noticed the very important feature, this thing is indeed very portable so you have both tent and cot with you. Many thanks again.

  7. Hi Jovo, these looks great! I’m an avid camper and enjoy sleeping in the outdoors, although I have never used one of these ‘tent cots’, it looks really interesting and definitely something to consider using in the future. What I really like about this product is the aluminum alloy poles, so this is a bonus.

    Thanks for the helpful post,
    Brandon

    1. Hi Brandon thank you for visiting my site. This particular OUTAD ten cot is in fact portable, there are just a few models of this type on the market. So this is an extraordinary design. I love them really, great tools.

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