Uboway Ultralight Camping Tent Cot – Portable System

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Uboway Ultralight Camping Tent Cot is a complete sleeping system for solo use, with a two meters long cot and a two-layer tent with two doors and two vestibules.

Uboway Ultralight Camping Tent Cot.
Uboway Ultralight Camping Tent Cot.


Key features & benefits

  • 2-in-1 system.
  • Full protection for off ground sleeping.
  • Backpack portable.
  • Fair price.
  • Easy setup.
  • Freestanding.

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What is in the name

There are several tent cots of this type presented here in the site. Some of them look almost identical so I suspect they come from the same factory.

This Uboway tent cot is a 2-in-1 system. By this I mean the following:

  1. You can use it as a complete system for outdoor sleeping, which means tent plus cot.
  2. You can unzip the tent and use the cot alone in any other bigger tent.

They write that “it not only can be a tent, but also can be a separate leisure bed.” I am not sure what they want to say, but it is very hard to imagine how this tool could be used as a tent alone. When you unzip it from the bed, it is bottomless. You might somehow use its pole and the fly only but it would be tough to make it stand without the cot. So I think the two main ways of using it are given above and this is more than enough to me.

Note that you have one main pole only, plus the brow pole which makes the side walls vertical, see the picture below. The role of this short pole is very important: as soon as you attach the mesh tent to the poles, the structure becomes freestanding. This is due to the tension created by the tent fabric and due to the fact that the tent is anchored (zipped) to the bed.

The inner tent is zipped to the cot. The fly is with two vestibules.
The inner tent is zipped to the cot. The fly is with two vestibules.

Who is it for

Seasons-wise, they write that this is a 4-season tent. I think this cannot possibly be taken seriously. This is a single pole structure which is not able to withstand any bigger pressure from any side.

So this is a nice sleeping system but for very moderate weather conditions, preferably for summer camping only.

Sizewise, the cot is 79 x 26 inches (200 x 66 cm). This looks like a long structure but if used with the tent, you can see that the walls are angled in the feet and the head area, so you will be touching the inner tents in both zones if you are a tall person.

But if you use the cot alone, this is then really a great length. The width is not the best side of this system.

The cot can be used separately.
The cot can be used separately.

As you realize from the picture above, the bed is without end bars, so this all is a useful length, there are no pressure spots on your feet. Note also that there are no bars underneath the bed deck either.

Weight-wise, you have the whole system with the weight of 6.3 lb (2.86 kg). So this is definitely backpack portable. In my another text I have made a comparison table between such a system from one side, and a tent plus a sleeping pad for sleeping on the ground from the other side. I am convinced that the extra weight which you have here in this tent-cot structure is worth the effort, but have a look here you will see some lighter options of this type.

The system is nicely packable, you have the package of 22 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (56 x 15 x 15 cm). So this all can be transported in any way you want, in the backpack, on a bicycle, in a kayak, on a motorbike, etc.


What is included

Here is the complete set which includes the tent poles, the 2 side poles for the bed, 4 shock-corded legs, the fly, the inner tent, and the carry bag:

All the elements included in the package.
All the elements included in the package.

The materials

The inner tent fabric is 15D nylon, and the fly is also 15D nylon. The tent poles, the bed side bars, and the legs are 7001 aerospace aluminum.

But there is no information about the waterproof rating.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

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  • Easy setup.
  • Versatile.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Portable.
  • Nicely packable.
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  • Narrow.
  • No information about the waterproof rating.

The price & my rating

The Amazon price for this sleeping system is currently $299, so this is not the most affordable option on the market. See how I rate it:


Specification

  • Weight: 6.3 lb (2.86 kg).
  • Capacity: 331 lb (150 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 79 x 26 x 42 in (200 x 66 x 105 cm).
  • Off ground clearance for bed: 15 cm.
  • Packed size: 22 x 5.9 x 5.9 in (56 x 15 x 15 cm).
  • Carry bag included.

Uboway Ultralight Camping Tent Cot vs Competitors


Weight, lb (kg)

Bed size, in (cm)

Packed size, in (cm)

Capacity, lb (kg)

Frame

Ubovay
Tent Cot 

6.3
(2.86)

79 x 26
(200 x 66)

22 x 5.9 x 5.9
(56 x 15 x 15)

331 (150)

aluminum

Desert Waker Tent Cot 

5
(2.27)

79 x 26
(200 x 64)

22.4 x 6 x 6
(57 x 15 x 15)

440 (200)

aluminum

Funs Off Ground Tent Cot

6
 (2.72)

76 x 26
 
(193 x 66)

15 x 6 x 6
(38 x 15 x 15)

440 (200)

aluminum

 


Final thoughts

In the summary of this Uboway Ultralight Camping Tent Cot review, I wish to stress that this is not a unique system, nevertheless this is a nice tool. There are several of them presented here in the site and they are very similar so it makes sense to check the prices.

If you need something different, just look around, this site is all about cots so you will find something suitable.

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Thank you for reading. Please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. Have a nice day.


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