Weighing in at just 2.8 pounds, the collapsible Helinox Cot Lite is lightweight and packable enough for backpacking and sturdy and comfortable enough for camping. Despite its lightweight design, the cot is capable of supporting up to 265 pounds!
Utilizing durable DAC aluminum construction and the same collapsible design as tent poles, the cot provides a streamlined sleeping base of 72.8” x 23.6” x 5.1”. A storage bag is included that enables the cot to pack down to just 20.9” x 5.1” x 5.1”.
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- Folding backpacking or camping cot
- Lightweight and durable construction
- Simple and strong design is easy to set up
- Unique handles create tension when closed
- 265 pound capacity
- Packed weight of 2.8 lbs
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Average Min Weight 2.6 lbs Average Packed Weight 2.8 lbs Type Collapsible Cot Pole Type DAC aluminum Packed Size 20.9" x 5.1" x 5.1" Other Storage Bag Included Maximum Weight 265 lbs Dimensions 72.8" x 23.6" x 5.1"
Real Customer Reviews
- Very lightweight but better for petite folks
Likes: This is super lightweight and strong, but the 23.5" width is too narrow for the "broad shouldered". I ended up going with the Helinox Cot One which is heavier but very comfy for my size.
Dislikes: Sits low to the ground and can't be used with the Helinox add on legs (see Cot One)
- Almost as good as my bed at home
Likes: I have been solely a hammock camper for the past few years. I am not able to sleep in the ground comfortable and still be able to walk the next day. I am a very active side sleeper, so even with thick sleeping pads I cannot stay comfortable for long. I have been planning some hikes out west where hammocks will not be an option, so I opted to try a cot. Firstly, this thing is light! It is amazing the amount of support it gives for its weight. Secondly, it has a very sturdy and durable design despite it's light weight. Lastly, it fits in a 2 person tent with room for the other person. It doesn't leave extra room, but enough for a cozy night sleep. I am small at 5'10" and 130 pounds and have plenty of space (similar to most sleeping pads).
Dislikes: I did not have problems putting it together, but it would be difficult to do inside a small backpacking tent. As long as the weather is nice, it can be set up outside and slid in. Also, the legs want to maintain their open position so it gets a little difficult when trying to fold them up and pack them down.
- Super Comfortable and Light
Likes: Light but strong. We purchased these for car camping but I’ve done a lot of backpacking and I’d use them for backpacking too. They are super comfortable. We have light sleeping pads that we put on top of the cots and we were warm and comfortable all night long.
Dislikes: They are pretty stiff and difficult to put together the first few times. I’m not sure I could have done it by myself. It gets easier with use. Great design though.
- Backpacking Luxury
Likes: Lightweight, Comfortable, High Quality... Can be made lighter by only packing three support legs vs four...
Dislikes: None really, but lighter is always better... Not sure how it will perform in winter with cold air flowing below?
- Great cot
Likes: Lite weight and full cross bars
Everyone complains about putting it together but it’s awesome well worth it
Dislikes: None but we will test on a 10-14 day backcountry Alaska trip and review again
- Super Great Cot
Likes: Light, durable, comfy, can store some gear underneath to save room.
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