super quick setup
I am writing this review since nobody else has. I have not actually used this cot in the field, but I felt I could offer some comments for others who are looking at this product. Following our last road trip, my wife and I decided to invest in a cot for her (I will probably get one eventually as well). We visited our local REI and looked at both this cot and the Camp Time Roll-a-cot. Out of the box, the Camp Time took about five minutes for the two of us to get set up, and was a little awkward. The REI folding cot was set up in 30 seconds out of the bag. Set up works like this- unfold the cot and position it with the legs pointing up. Pull both sets of end legs upward (the cot will spread apart as you do this). Once the legs are fully deployed, pull the four straps tight (one on each corner). Then flip the cot over, ensure it is fully unfolded in the middle, lay down and take a nap.
This is a sturdy product, when fully opened the fabric was nice and tight but had a little springiness to it for comfort. The Camp Time is a well-liked product, and we'll admit we also liked it, but when considering how much cheaper the REI cot is and how ridiculously easy it is to set up, this was the winner for us.
Add a self-inflating mattress and a pillow to this cot, and it'll be just like your own bed at home.
Sturdy camping cot
This is a great cot that served for 9 days of Scout summer camp on an island in the middle of a lake in northern NH. The legs are high enough to store a footlocker underneath. Set up and take down was simple and easy; within minutes. It is comfortable and roomy enough for a typical adult with a standard sleeping bag. The tension on the cot material can be adjusted for a slightly softer feel using the 4 pull-downs on the sides.