Zempire U-Leg Stretcher

Zempire U-Leg Stretcher

The Zempire U Leg Stretcher is a collapsible and stable steel cot with some unique features and a very fair price.

Key features & benefits

  • Collapsible cot.
  • Very stable.
  • Steel frame.
  • Tension straps on the underside.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Very good price.


This U Leg Stretcher should not be mixed with their Zempire W Leg Stretcher V2 that is also presented here in the site and which is a completely different design.

From the name you realize that you have U-shaped legs, and they are shown in the picture below.

Bottom view with legs and tension straps.
Bottom view with legs and tension straps.

This is all collapsible so when you pack the cot it fits in its included carry bag shown in the picture. Its dimensions are 32.7 x 12.2 x 6.7 inches (83 x 31 x 17 cm). It is equipped with a zipper, glow zipper pulls, and carry handles.

The carry bag.
The carry bag.

Being collapsible, it needs assembly, and in the pictures below you see how this done. So it needs some work. There are some explanations in the steps, but the letters are too small to read, so please open the manual file.

Setup steps.
Setup steps.

Tension straps

This is a unique element in the design. You have seen them in the pictures above. They help in the assembly and also tension the bed deck so that it can be kept optimally firm all the time. I do not remember any other cot with these details.


The frame is a powder-coated steel and the tubes that you see in the pictures are 25 mm diameter. They claim it is rust-resistant.

The fabric is a 600D polyester oxford, the same fabric is used for the carry bag. They apply double stitching for side poles sleeves.

The legs have bars on the ground so this is a floor friendly design and you can use the cot in any floored tent. 

Who is this Zempire U Leg Stretcher for

Regarding the capacity, the cot is a bit modest with its 220 lb (100 kg) official capacity. This is far more than enough for me, but if you are a heavy person better check some of these.

Regarding the dimensions, the bed size is good, you have 76.8 x 29.5 inches (195 x 75 cm). However, there is a full frame around, so this takes 5 cm in total from the useful length and width. 

The height is 9.8 inches (25 cm) so you can use it in any tent, no matter how low it is. This is still high enough to store some of your camping gear underneath the cot. 

Regarding the weight, with its 17.2 lb (7.8 kg) the cot is heavy, so this is not something to carry long distances.

You have already seen its packed size so it is a bit long when packed.

Regarding the price, this brand is not known for low prices, but this cot is indeed fairly price, in fact this is a true bargain. 


  • Weight: 17.2 lb (7.8 kg).
  • Capacity: 220 lb (100 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 76.8 x 29.5 x 9.8 in (195 x 75 x 25 cm).
  • Folded dimensions: 32.7 x 12.2 x 6.7 in (83 x 31 x 17 cm).
  • Frame: steel.
  • Warranty: They offer a 2-year warranty period within which they claim they will repair or replace the cot should it fail due to faulty materials or manufacture.

Rating, pros & cons

The table below summarizes my rating and pros and cons. There is a rating bar for you so you can rate it from your side.

Quality product and a fair price.
Zempire U-Leg Stretcher

Product Name: Zempire U Leg Stretcher

Product Description: The Zempire U Leg Stretcher Is a Collapsible and Stable Steel Cot with Some Unique Features. It Can Be Used in Any Tent. The Price Is More Than Fair.

Brand: Zempire

SKU: 9421030561148

  • Weight - 7.4/10
  • Size - 8.7/10
  • Capacity - 6.5/10
  • Packed size - 8/10
  • Ease of use & features - 8/10


The cot stands well in most of the rating criteria so the overall rating is good.


  • Quality cot.
  • Unique tension straps.
  • Can be used in any tent.
  • Very good price.


  • Needs assembly.
  • Modest capacity.
User Review
7.5/10 (1 vote)

Final thoughts

So the Zempire U Leg Stretcher is a quality product, very stable and versatile. It can fit in any tent, and it can also be used as a spare bed at home. The price is more than fair, a true value for the money.

Best places to buy:

Winfield Outdoors

Camping World UK

For more options, please check under the category Camping Cots, you will find them many here in the site, and in all sizes and shapes.

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