Teton Sports Somnia Cot – Very Lightweight


Teton Sports Somnia Cot is a very lightweight cot with a particular design, suitable for outdoor and home use. Its carry bag is designed to serve as a storage space attached to the bed.

TETON Sports Somnia Lightweight Camp Cot with Free Storage Bag Included.
TETON Sports Somnia Lightweight Camp Cot with Free Storage Bag Included.

Key features and benefits

  • Very lightweight.
  • Quite unique design.
  • Collapsible.
  • Very easy setup.
  • The carry bag doubles as a storage bag attached to the bed.
  • Great packed size.

What type is it

The Teton Sports Somnia Cot is a collapsible type. This implies that in the packed state it reduces to a really small size, 37 x 6 x 3 inches (94 x 15 x 8 cm). So only one dimension is relatively big. But this is a particular type, with only four legs, so it looks almost like an ordinary home bed.

The cot collapses into this nice carry bag.
The cot collapses into this nice carry bag.

Who is it for

The mentioned packed size and the weight 10 lb (4.54 kg) determine the users and activities where you can use this cot. Obviously, it is lightweight for this type, but you need a car for transportation. It can also be used by kayakers and in any other situation where you do not have to carry it yourself. It looks very elegant with its 4 legs, a nice piece at home as a spare bed for sleepovers.

It comes with a nice carry bag so you can move it around from the car to your camp place, or keep free from dust when stored at home.

The bed size 74 x 28 inches (188 x 71 cm) is quite typical, but you realize it is not for very tall people. Its capacity is 275 lb (125 kg), so again quite reasonable, but if you are really heavy better try something else, see my list of impressive cots for heavy guys.

Overview and setup

The two pairs of legs are permanently connected with their X-shaped cross bars. Only the upper pins of these crossbars have to be placed in the holes on the legs, see the picture below. The black elements on the crossbars are used to fix them firmly in place so that the structure is very stable.

Here you see the segment of a crossbar with its pin and the black element which creates tension and fixes the crossbar in place. You see also the Velcro tab on the top of the leg.
Here you see the segment of a crossbar with its pin and the black element which creates tension and fixes the crossbar in place. You see also the Velcro tab on the top of the leg; it is there to fix it to the sidebar.

The sidebars are normally kept in the side sleeves on the bed deck, so the bed in the packed state is around half its length. There are holes in those sidebars where you fit the pins from the legs, and after doing this, you use Velcro tabs to keep the legs attached to the bars. Do not forget to attach the carry bag, it is used as a storage pouch on the side of the bed.

The crossbars are permanently attached to each other, see the attachment point in the center. Their lower ends are also permanently attached to the legs. On the right you see how it looks when folded.
The crossbars are permanently attached to each other, see the attachment point in the center. Their lower ends are also permanently attached to the legs. On the right you see how it looks when folded.

There is a video on Amazon where this procedure is presented. All is done by one person and without extra tools.

This is a lightweight aluminum construction weighing only 10 lb, yet supporting 275 pounds of weight. The picture below shows that you do not have any bar directly under the deck, and there are no end bars either. So you are safe from any pressure point when you sleep.

The crossbars fixed in place make the structure very stable and strong. Observe that there are no bars under the deck, no pressure spots.
The crossbars fixed in place make the structure very stable and strong. Observe that there are no bars under the deck, no pressure spots.

Using the cot in a tent

This cot is not high, so it will easily fit in most 2-person tents when used solo. In such a case you will have plenty of space around and also under the cot to store your equipment. You can even have a dog with you.

The smallest tent suitable for this cot is a 2-person tent used solo.

The legs are with plastic caps, see below, so they are in principle floor-friendly, but in the case of a soft surface better add some extra protection.

Plastic caps for floor protection.
Plastic caps for floor protection.

You do not need a pad in the summertime, except for extra comfort. But if this is about high elevations or winter conditions, check for some good insulated pad. Teton Sports has its own pads on the market and you can see them here.

My rating, pros & cons

The cot needs assembly, but this is done in a few minutes without any extra tool.

The daily updated price is given in the link below. Note this is an Amazon Prime product and you can have it shipped for free.
See how I rate this cot:

My rating breakdown of the TETON Sports Somnia Lightweight Camp Cot
  • Weight - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Size - 8.7/10
    8.7/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Packed size - 8.8/10
    8.8/10
  • Ease of use & features - 8.4/10
    8.4/10
8.5/10

Summary

My overall rating of this cot is Excellent:

Pros

• Very easy to use.
• Very comfortable.
• Versatile.
• Reasonable price.
• Carry bag included.

Cons

• Not for extremely tall and very heavy people.
• Needs assembly.

Sending
User Review
9.6/10 (1 vote)

Specifications

  • Weight: 10 lb (4.54 kg).
  • Size (L x W x H): 74 x 28 x 15 in (188 x 71 x 38 cm).
  • Packed size: 37 x 6 x 3 in (94 x 15 x 8 cm).
  • Capacity: 275 lb (125 kg).
  • Fabric: 600D Brushed Poly Canvas.
  • Color: black.
  • Frame: extruded aluminum.
  • Legs: 4, aluminum.
  • Color: black.

Summary

In the conclusion of this Teton Sports Somnia Cot review, I wish to stress that this is a really nicely built cot, quite exceptional in its design. It requires assembly but this is done without any tool. It is far less expensive than its only competitor on the market.

The Teton Sports is a company which is well-known for its outdoor equipment, they have a very good support and help for their products.

Thank you for reading. If you need something different, please search in the Categories on the right above, this site is all about cots, you will find something for you. Note that Teton Sports has the biggest cot on the market, the famous Outfitter XXL. But if this is too big, try this Universal Cot from the same brand.

Please let me know if you have any question or comment, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.


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2 thoughts on “Teton Sports Somnia Cot – Very Lightweight”

  1. Pins would not go in the halls given an hours worth of struggling and pushing and pulling. Never did get the darn thing put together. Sent it back. Had lots of other reviews were the people had the same problem.

    1. Thank you Kris. This will be a valuable information for readers. I think I have seen your comment on Amazon. Pity for such an experience but it is good that you sent it back, they might think about the problem, this is a popular cot and such issues are not with every item, 55% of users give it the highest rate. They should pay attention to it and inspect the items they send to customers.

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