This Timber Ridge Folding Lightweight Camping Cot is easy to use, unique, very long, nicely packable, and very affordable.
Key features & benefits
- Folding cot.
- Very easy to use.
- Unique design.
- Great price.
- Carry bag included.
What is in the name
This is a folding cot as its name suggests, so all the elements that you see in the picture are pre-attached to each other. This makes it very easy to use and although it may look similar to some other cots here in the site, this is a very unique design.
The cot packs to a very small size because of yet another clever detail. There are 5 legs/bars and they fold in the middle, see the picture of how this folding segment looks.
But this would not be possible without yet another useful and unique feature, the zipper that goes all the way full length of the cot, see the picture below, the zipper is the white line in the picture. When you unzip it, then you can fold it to half its normal width.
The frame is a durable steel, and this includes 5 locking legs plus side tubes. The bed deck is a 600D polyester, so this is quite a common fabric and denier value for such camping cots.
Who is it for
Weight-wise, with 11 lb (5 kg) of weight, this is not an ultralight cot so you would not want to carry it long distances. But in view of its size, this is a great weight indeed.
On the other hand, its packed size is 17.28 x 7.63 x 4.88 inches (44 x 19.4 x 12.4 cm) and this is simply excellent, so you can transport it even on a bicycle, see the picture below. So it is great for any outdoor activity where you would not have to carry it yourself to long distances.
Size-wise, this is a very long cot suitable for tall users. But regarding the width, I would describe it as moderate, the bed dimensions are 81 x 26.6 inches (206 x 68 cm). If this width is not enough for you, check my list of extra long cots for tall people.
The picture below shows how the end of the cot looks, so you realize there are no end bars (at the feet and head ends). In other words, the mentioned length is all useful length and there are no pressure spots anywhere.
Capacity-wise, the cot is quite modest, and there are contradictory numbers around, but it seems that the weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). My guess is that such a modest value is at least partly due to the long zipper on the bed, it must be strong enough to withstand this weight. If you need something for very heavy users, see this list of cots for heavy people.
Price-wise, the cot is a true bargain, this is a great value for the money.
Using the cot in a tent
Note that the bed is 5.9 inches (15 cm) high, so it is low enough to fit practically in every tent, even in solo camping tents. But even this 15 cm clearance under the bed is not wasted space, you can still store some camping gear underneath the cot.
From the picture above you can see one more important detail; the legs are bars so with such a design you will not have issues with the tent floor, it will not be damaged.
- Weight: 11 lb (5 kg).
- Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
- Dimensions: 81 x 26.6 in (206 x 68 cm).
- Height: 5.9 in (15 cm).
- Packed size: 17.28 x 7.63 x 4.88 in (44 x 19.4 x 12.4 cm).
- All Timber Ridge products came with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Rating, pros & cons
The table below summarizes my rating and pros & cons, so you can easily compare it with some other cots here in the site:
Unique design, very long & nicely packable cot
Product Name: Timber Ridge Folding Lightweight Camping Cot
Product Description: This Timber Ridge Folding Lightweight Camping Cot is easy to use, unique, very long, nicely packable, and very affordable.
Brand: Timber Ridge
Weight - 8.6/10
Size - 8.5/10
Capacity - 7/10
Packed size - 9.8/10
Ease of use & features - 9.6/10
Although the capacity is modest, the overall rating is very high.
- Very long.
- Easy to use.
- Great packed size.
- Great price.
- Carry bag included.
- Modest capacity.
- Not very wide.
User Review( votes)
In the summary of this Timber Ridge Folding Lightweight Camping Cot review I wish to stress again its best features and these are the length, the packed size, and the ease of use. But do not forget also its great price. So if you are not a very heavy person, this is the cot you will want to have.
For more items of this type please check under the category Camping Cots, you will find them here in all shapes and sizes. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.