Rated 5 out of 5 by ChagrinFallsScott Nice lightweight cot
The biggest gripe about this cot seems to be how hard it is to put the legs in place. Well, I had two back surgeries last year and I found them very easy to put in place. No harder than fitting the head or foot rails on the Maine Military Camp Cot,
I'm 6'4" tall and the lack of rails at head and foot is a nice feature. I have the Maine Military Camp Cot as well as an original USMC cot made of wood and canvas that the Maine Military Camp Cot is based on. The head/foot rails on both these cots conspire to be pains-in-the-ankles. Only drawback I've seen with the Allagash's lack of head/foot rails is my pillow tends to fall off. Since I'm so close to the ground, it's easy to grab my pillow and put it back in place.
The Allagash is not as tight a cot as the Maine Military Camp Cot. There is a little more "sling" or "slump" to this cot as the sides move together when it is weighted.
January 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OrangeDragonfly Sturdy well-made cot
I bought two of these for a car camping trip recently. They are very practical. I like the simple design. I like that they accommodate a camp sleeping bag perfectly and that they fold up relatively small when you are done with them. The legs are designed not to poke holes in a tent bottom -- very good feature! Yes, you need some arm strength to put the legs on, but not to an extreme. I'm not an athlete or a weight lifter and I can manage it. The yellow grip included in the package helps a lot. These cots are a good value for the money.
July 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by hutzz decent travel cot
cost was ok
fairly small foot print in tent
a little hard to put in the legs at first
i needed an extra foam pad to add a little comfort
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mots comfy cot
I just slept 3 nights on the cot. It functioned fine. It's easy to set up and very compact. I recommend it for tent camping. The legs won't puncture the floor. I am glad I bought it.
June 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by UkuleleRev I thought I was strong!
Once this puppy is put together it's fantastically comfortable. The low profile is excellent.
Assembly however....aye aye! I am no weakling. I thought that I had fairly excellent upper body strength and yet it took every (I mean every) ounce of my body and muscle to get the legs into their holes with this thing.
I would need a few months of intense upper body training and some extra protein bars to attempt it again.....thinking of returning...
June 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mstrv Camp cot OK but
I bought this cot to use on a week end camping trip. After opening it up, and starting to put it together my wife turned to me to finish the assembly. It requires some strength to place the rods ( 4 ) into the spares, even with the grip tool. The cot itself worked well for the week end, with no problem. I liked the bottom legs as they did not damage the tent floor, and was high enough off the floor. I would like to have a bag to store it in, and will check around for one. Good value
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooter4Fun Allagash Plus Cot
Great product. The included yellow handle makes assembly easier,but some strength is required. It is light weight and should work well inside my tent. Excellent price with free shipping. I recommend this cot and I look forward to using it on 2 week long bike trips I have planned this summer.
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gailsey Comfortable Sleeping
I bought 2 of these cots because we have a family of 7 who has moved in with us 'til they find a new home. On weekends our twin grandchildren come to stay. Using couch cushions and pillows were getting old. These cots allow the children to be off the floor. I also like the way the legs for them go downward and are not bars under your back and shoulders. The fabric is of good quality with limited seams. This summer we plan to use them camping also and am confident that they will be far more comfortable than the ground. My only negative comment to them would be; the method you need to use to put the legs in do take strength and are not recommended for children under 9 or 10 to have to do alone.
January 23, 2013