This REDCAMP Ultralight Backpacking Cot for Adults is collapsible and easy to use, very light, compact, backpack portable, and with a great price tag.
Key features & benefits
- Collapsible cot.
- Very light.
- Great price.
What is in the name
Here you have a cot that has several separate parts, 6 in total, so this means it needs a simple assembly and it is collapsible. All the elements are shown in the picture below where you have two side poles, three folding cots, and a bed fabric.
This all fits nicely in its included carry bag shown in the picture.
There are only three legs here, and this is similar to what you can see in some other cots like this Extremus Mission Mountain Camping Cot which is probably designed and built in the same factory.
The picture below shows the side view from the cot’s narrow side, so you get some idea of how it sits on the ground. As you realize, the legs are U-shaped bars, so they will never sink in the ground.
With such a shape, the cot is safe to use even in a floored tent, there should not be any issues with the floor.
Observe also that the width of these legs is not the same as the width of the cot. This is good if you use it in the car where you may have less space for the legs.
They write that the metal parts are a high-strength aluminum alloy, I could not find more details about it. All tubes are shock-corded so there is nothing to guess, and you can never lose some of their segments.
Regarding the fabric, this is a ripstop Oxford polyester but they do not give info about its denier value.
You can have this cot ready in several minutes. The most important steps are shown in this series of pictures:
As you see, the legs are with locking mechanisms. You also have a storage pouch on the side to keep your small items off the ground and close at hand.
Quality Guarantee: On Amazon they write about a 365-day limited manufacturer warranty. But then they keep writing about a ‘side table’, so it is not clear to me what this is about.
Who is it for
Regarding the capacity, this cot is officially for users of up to 330 lb (150 kg). This is quite good and suitable for most of potential users. But if you still need more, please check in my list of cots for heavy people.
In fact, such a good capacity is a bit surprising in view of the fact that it has only three legs. Typically, such cots have them 4 or 5. But this is one of the reasons for its great weight, more below.
Regarding the dimensions, they are a bit modest, and this holds in particular for the width. The bed measures (L x W) 74 x 26.5 inches (188 x 67 cm).
But note that there are no end poles on the two narrow sides, so the length is all usable length. On the other hand, the height is 7.1 inches (18 cm). This means it will fit in any tent, and you still have space underneath the cot to store some thin and elongated items and to keep them out of way.
Regarding the weight, the cot can be described as very light and even ultralight as they write in the official name. It weighs only 4.9 lb (2.2 kg).
The packed size is also very good, the numbers are below. So you can indeed carry it attached to the pack, and also transport on a bicycle. But this is not light enough to be included in my list of backpacking cots.
Regarding the price, it is simply incredible, a great value for the money.
- Weight: 4.9 lb (2.2 kg).
- Capacity: 330 lb (150 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 74 x 26.5 x 7.1 in (188 x 67 x 18 cm).
- Folded dimensions (L x D): 22.5 x 7.1 in (57 x 18 cm).
- Frame: aluminum alloy.
Rating, pros & cons
Below is summarized my rating and some pross and cons. I use the same rating criteria for all the cots so you can easily compare.
Very light and compact cot.
Product Name: REDCAMP Ultralight Backpacking Cot for Adults
Product Description: This REDCAMP Ultralight Backpacking Cot for Adults Is Collapsible and Easy to Use, Very Light, Compact, Backpack Portable & with a Great Price Tag.
Weight - 9.6/10
Size - 8.3/10
Capacity - 8/10
Packed size - 9.2/10
Ease of use & features - 8/10
The cot stands great in all the rating criteria so the overall rating is well-deserved Very Good.
- Very good capacity.
- Great price.
- Not very wide.
- A bit short.
User Review( vote)
In summary, this REDCAMP Ultralight Backpacking Cot for Adults is well-built and with some great features like the weight and packed size. The capacity is also very good, and assembling and dismantling the cot is easy, without tools and force. I have included it in my list of low camping cots.
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