Great cot for plump granny
I purchased this as a last minute solution to more guests than beds. I wish I had purchased 2. (Will do so shortly.) I chose to be the one to use it as I thought it would be the least comfortable. Instead, it was great! Very comfortable. I am in my 60s, on the plump side, and not mechanically inclined. Yet this cot was easy to set up and take down - a quick look at the instructions showed me how to lock the end bars into place. It was easy to get into and out of. It packs easily into its carry case and weight-wise I could carry it short distances with no problem. I am glad that I did not read the negative reviews before or I might not have purchased it. I did purchase the replacement policy so if I do have a problem -it still won't be a problem. After trying it for a nap, my brother took over the cot the next night. Then he and my niece had a duel to see who would have it for the following night. My nephew - who camps a lot - ended up taking it home with him. All who slept on it agreed it was the best camping cot ever. The men appreciated the extra size. And everyone who has had the experience of a leaky air mattress agreed this is what they want. This will solve a major portion of my holiday shopping.
Surprisingly great product!
As a scout leader with back problems, I usually put an air mattress under my sleeping bag, but another leader showed me this cot in her tent. Once I tried it out, I went straight to the nearest Dick's and bought two! The cot canvas was difficult to get on; may stretch over time and be easier. Surprisingly comfortable, but squeaky every time you turn over. (Maybe WD40 will help?) Loved the bed height/ease of getting out of bed and storage room underneath the cot! Make sure the sides of your tent will accomodate this full-sized cot (bed height vs wall curvature). It was a snug fit end-to-end in my Coleman 4-person dome tent, but plenty of room width for 2 cots. Glad I didn't read the other reviews listed here and miss out on this great option to my air mattress!
So easy, my 8yr old can do it!!!
Don't listen to the comments stating how difficult this is to set up. My 8 year old was able to set this up with no problem. Even better, he was able to break it down and get it back in the carrying case. I can see the issue about the center set of legs bending and breaking. That would be the result of putting approximately 200+ lbs over one set of legs. The weight load is designed for ALL of the legs to support 325 lbs. That means each set of legs will support about 108 lbs. that is why that particular person broke the legs on his cot.
Great for camping
I bought this bed for camping because I hate inflatable beds. It's much more comfortable then an air mattress but it has a VERY strong "paint" smell when you first take it out. I slept on it the first night and woke up with a huge headache but I aired it out all day and was fine the next night, so just let it breath a bit before use. Folds into a good size and the carry pouch is easy to put away in for storage.
It is what it is!
I'm glad that I didn't read all the irresponsible negative reviews on this cot before I purchased it. If treated as just a cot, for crying out loud, then, this item will serve u very well. It's extremely comfortable and firm and it treats your body well. Lastly, if you're a fatty or if you are not handy then this is not the cot for you. F & S makes nice products, many negative reviews are posted by neglectful crybabies.
Great Product and value
Very compact storage. Easy to transport and not too heavy. Very easy and quick to assemble by one person. Large enough for average person to fit comfortably. I use for beach as well as all-day sporting events. I used to use an air mattress, but after two punctures and noisy air pump with sometimes dead batteries, this is a godsend.
I used this cot for a 5-day camping trip. This is the first time I have awoken on a camping trip without back pain! Very firm - very steady. The ONLY drawback is that it squeaks when I turn over. Highly recommend this product - glad I did not go by the negative reviews!
I'm 6'1" 250 LBS and this cot is perfect. I have used it for some time from camping to a spare bed when someone drops in. Sets up quick, sturdy and store in a nice bag with carry handles. In fact I have two of them. Never a problem
love it !!!!
Perfect!!!I love this product!I wouldn't change a thing about it.It is easy to set up and easy to put back. I use it all the time when my family and I go on camping trips, which is a lot.
I used this cot 6 times without an issue. Very comfortable. Perfect for an oversized sleeping bag. Easy to set-up, dismantle and pack. Better than an air mattress.