Byer of Maine Maine Military Cot

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Byer of Maine Maine Military Cot Features.

Byer of Maine Maine Military Cot.
Add a sturdy bed to your camp site with the Byer of Maine Maine Military Cot. With its full square aircraft aluminum and reinforced steel tubing, this military cot gives you a reliable sleep surface, great for emergencies. The same surface is even treated with water repellency to make sure it is protected and easy to clean. This cot comes with a resilient rip-stop polyester fabric that ensures higher strength and resistance to stretching. This cot boasts of longevity and stability, capable of accommodating up to 500 lbs. weight. With its multi-pocket gear pouch, it lets you keep essentials handy. Plus, with its easy-to-assemble design, transporting this cot is possible. Simply fold it down and fit it inside its shoulder strap carry bag. Order the Byer of Maine Maine Military Cot today.

Key Features.


  • Oversized design fits nearly every camper; handles up to 350 pounds


  • Center of cot is reinforced with an extra panel of fabric for higher strength and resistance to stretching
  • Crafted with full 1 1/4 inch square heavy gauge aluminum tubing and strong rip-stop polyester fabric
  • Easy to assemble design folds down quickly and fits into matching polyester carry bag with handles for easy transport


  • Multiple pockets


  • Each of the three long legs are reinforced with an additional inner tube for longevity and stability
  • Handy organizer pouch hangs from side to keep essentials handy
  • The cot easily slips into a matching carry bag with handles
Perfect for camping, emergency preparedness, disaster relief or as a spare bed for guests. The Maine Military Cot has a weight capacity of 375 pounds! Crafted with full 1 ΒΌ" square heavy gauge aluminum tubing and strong rip-stop polyester fabric, this heavy duty cot lives up to its name. The center of the cot is reinforced with an extra panel of fabric and features a generous pouch with multiple pockets. Each of the three long legs are reinforced with an additional inner tube for longevity and stability. The cot easily slips into a matching carry bag with handles.

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The biggest and most rugged cot produced by Byer, the Maine Military Cot has a weight capacity of 350 pounds!

This rugged cot is designed for years of faithful service with its heavy gauge aluminum frame and robust polyester fabric.


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Activity:Family & car camping
Color:Forest Green
Cot material(s):Polyester
Dimensions:30"" W x 18"" H x 84"" L
Folded:5 x 9 x 43 in.
Folded dimensions:(L x W x D) 43 x 9 x 5 inches
Frame construction:Aluminum
Setup:30 x 18 x 84 in.
Setup Dimensions:30"W x 18"H x 84"L
Unfolded dimensions:(L x W x H) 84 x 30 x 18 inches
Weight:21 pounds
Weight Limit:375 lbs
Weight capacity:375 lbs.
Weight capacity (lbs):350 pounds
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Byer of Maine Maine Military Cot Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Very comfy...pefect for carp camping

This cot is pretty awesome. I've used it for over a year now (maybe about 5-6 camping trips) and it's definately provided the best nights of sleep that I have ever had while camping. I have an extremely rough time sleeping in a bed other then my own (not even in a luxury hotel room) so I was very suprised that I was able to fall asleep in it at all.

Purcahse this cot with warning though, it's really heavy and it's a bit tough to put together. So if you plan to use it for anything but camping within 10-20 yards of your car you might want to think twice.

If you have no problem with the "cons" this Cot. It's SUPER comfy and if you're like me and have a lot of trouble sleeping while camping then you will wish you had purchased it years ago!
thorfio at REI on 07/07/2013

Comfort and Quality

I camped 7 summer nights at Goshen Scout Reservation in Virginia. We were first to arrive and had our choice of cots - old wooden frames with canvas, even older metal frames with springs and a matress (my son chose that), and new aluminum Byer Military cots. I chose a Byer and enjoyed comforatable rest all week. I was glad I'd brought my own pillow but was fine without any other pad. If it was colder, a thin insulating pad would probably be helpful.

A heavier scouter broke a couple of the wood frame cots, but wouldn't have damaged this one.

Looking at the spidery alternatives, I agree that one plus of the Byer is having room underneath for storing things.

The cot so impressed me I wrote down its name so I could look into purchasing one of my own. No surprise REI carries this quality product.
T463 ASM at REI on 07/07/2009

So far, so good....and comfy!

This is simply the best cot I've ever used. Stitching and overall build appears well done. It's very comfortable with or without a pad. The length and width give you ample amount of room if you're an active sleeper. You won't be packing this on the trail, yet this cot is pretty light while still being sturdy. I believe the replacement plastic parts for the military cot NSN7105-00-935-0422 can also be used with this cot, but I'm not 100% on that yet.I would gladly ditch some extra clothing, ground cloth, and whatever else I could think of if I could pack this puppy on the trails. :) That pro'lly ain't gonna happen though. I'll use it for truck camping or for family/friend visits. Overall, this is a great cot and I highly recommend it.
Splat at REI on 09/09/2011

Sturdy, solid cot

My opinion echoes that of the other reviewers. This cot is really stiff when you first set it up. Following the directions on the sewn-in tag did make it easier to fully assemble.
This cot was purchased because my back & knees won't allow climbing up & down from the airbed on the floor after a day of horseback riding, and it serves it's purpose.
The noise did seem to diminish as the weekend went on, but even at the beginning it wasn't bad.
The cot feels very sturdy, and coupled with a 2 1/2" self-inflating mattress, made for a good night's sleep. I will look at getting a little thicker mattress, but it wasn't bad at all.
STPDX at REI on 08/08/2008

Rock Solid!

Between military and Boy Scout activities, I have slept on lots of different cots, some good, some really bad, and lots in between. The Maine Military cot has the feel and solid construction of a really good cot. I look forward to my first opportunity to use it!

Not a con as of now, but I echo the concern of another buyer regarding the bosses on the ends of the cot over which the end braces fit to hold it all taut... they are of thick, tough plastic, but the design puts a good bit of stress on them, so I will be watching them closely... if it's gonna break, that's where it will happen.
noonespecial at Campmor on 01/01/2011

This is the One and Only One

I needed an occasional raised bed with a 300 pound capacity - one with assurances that it would not collapse or leak. Turned into a difficult and frustrating search. User-reviews and hands-on looks seemed to eliminate every option, most claims being literally 'unsupported' by reality. The only info on the Byer cot was its own description. I don't usually trust those, but I ordered it anyway. If anything, it is more than is claimed for it. Very well made. The only quibble is that it squeaked some at first but has been noiseless since settling in. Using the LARGE Alps Mountaineering Comfort Pad on the cot is a plus.
ZRJ at REI on 02/02/2008

Heavy Duty

Not what you want to carry as a camping standard, but if you're car camping or using it as a spare bed (it beats the air mattress hands down) this is a fantastic cot. It's fairly long in the folded mode so you'll need a fair amount of trunk space or a roof box to tote it around.
It's a little heavy, but heavy duty, and quite comfortable. I'm 6'-5", 220, and it worked extremely well over the holidays with extended family in town.
Set up was intuitive though those first few times stetching it out took some muscle and a couple of whacks.
A-Train at REI on 01/01/2011

As promised - works as specified

I bought this cot approximately 9 mos. ago since my wife could not handle my snoring (seemingly > 100 dB) and I had to sleep in the living room.

It works as intended - there is some play, but I weigh approx. 240 lbs., I don't notice the cot swaying back and forth.

Have the nephews sleep over who use the cot - even with the horse playing, I have not experienced any structural damage (Note: if by chance you pop a rivet, a No. 10 machine screw with appropriate washer/nut combo will suffice).
barfly at REI on 08/08/2009

Super sturdy and BIG!

We go tent camping at Big Sur often. I like tent camping which means cots (I have a bad back and can't sleep on the ground). I'm a heavy guy (225lbs) and I feel totally comfortable on this cot! It takes a little more set-up than a fold-open type of cot but it's worth it and it's actually more compact than a typical fold-open style cot.
Lot's of room underneath the cot to stow your duffle bag, shoes, cooler, etc.
Outdoor Mikey at REI on 05/05/2008

requires muscles to set up but sturdy

This is an excellent cot to get us old creaky campers off the ground while tent camping. I thought I'd have to give up camping before I found this cot. It holds my considerable weight without squeaking or groaning during the night. It does require strength to slip the last crossbar into place, so not for the faint hearted. Also, this is probably too heavy for a backpacker, but folds up well to fit in the car.
TigerB at REI on 10/10/2010

Negative Reviews:

camper from North Carolina

The aluminum is very thin and bent at the slot opening requiring me to hammer it together with a rubber mallet. They use to be made in the USA.
I have one about 10 years old and is much better and quieter. This cot is made in China and they have taken shortcuts in quality.
If you can pay the extra $10-$15 get the camp time made in USA.
Otherwise you can buy the genuine USA Military cot from an Army Navy surplus store new for $89.00 ,a bit heavy but fine for car camping.
swifty at REI on 05/05/2012

Comfortable but noisy

Pretty standard cot. Easy to setup and store as far as cots go but the minute you move you are woken up by the noisy of the material stretching around the frame. Does not lead to a nice nights sleep.
Al Wood at REI on 08/08/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Check your muscle power

Basically a nice cot but, at home, I had to turn it upside down on a hard floor and step on it just right to get it set up completely and I am very mechanically inclined. The end bar has to be pushed both down and out if one is to set it up. (Directions say just down.) When I tried to assemble it in my tent, it was no go so I just did not engage one end bar but it worked for me because that was the end for my feet and I weigh only about 150. Otherwise it sets up and takes down fairly well. It is sturdy and should last for years. Recommendation? See above and decide for yourself.
Alaskamper at REI on 07/07/2011

Cot material thin and stretches

Material is too thin and suspect it will tear soon as same material bag has already ripped from contact with legs just from packing. Only used two nights and material has stretched. I weigh 290, but shows 375 rating?
Broncodawg at Campmor on 11/11/2013