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.
- 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.
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 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.
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.
What is in the package
OUTAD Off Ground Backpacking Tent Cot comes as the following package:
- Inner tent.
- 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:
- Not so easy setup.
- Complete protection of elements.
- Very packable.
- Free standing*.
- Fast-fly variants.
*This applies for the tent only. The fly needs stakes.
- 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).
– 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.
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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