Rated 2 out of 5áby TiltingWindmill Easy to Install - NOT!
Contrary to the "Easy To Install" headline on the box, the steel legs are extremely difficult to bend into position. Tried several times - even using the yellow grip (obviously a response to previous complaints.)
Disappointing that L.L. Bean didn't insist on improvement before selling. Mine has been returned, but I'd still like to find a tent friendly cot that wouldn't leave me frustrated and swearing when assembling.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby VIPAdventurers Comfortable and Easy Setup
The setup was easy using the yellow handle that came with the cot made it easy for me as my arthritic condition flared up at the wrong time. I camped for four nights using this and this made for a full four nights of sleep after some very long days. It fit perfect in the tent I have, did not damage the floor of the tent as the base was a little uneven and a bit gravely. It also help me with getting dressed inside the short top tent for a place to sit. This is the best, and looking forward to getting a second one!!!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ReviewerInYakima Nice for camping
Used this for three nights on a camping trip, plenty comfortable and easy to setup.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby marino versatile cot
used this for a BSA camp event. Soo much better then an air mattress. Fits in a large tent or my son used in a 2 person tent. Could store boots under cot.. I'm 6 2" 215lbs and fit just fine.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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