Rated 3 out of 5 by JKCF Compact cot
the cot is compact in storage but difficult to put together. As a woman I am not strong enough to bend it into place. I bought it for my grandchildren to sleep on when they come over and liked the low to the ground feature in case they rolled off. However, an adult might find it difficult to rise from the low position. It would be a wonderful cot for camping. It is of good quality and I would recommend it to others if you feel you can arm wrestle it and rise from low positions. It's great for the grandchildren!
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Treadlefan Fabulous cot!!!
I agree with the previous reviewer, this cot wins hands down over an air mattress for camping. I put an air pad on top, fleece and everyone is warm and DRY!! I now own several. They're very easy to put together, just a few minutes. I'm a woman with absolutely no strength, the secret is technique: lay the railings on their SIDE, one railing on the floor, the other just on top of that. Insert one end of the rod into a hole on rail on the floor, lift the other rail, and then I just LEAN on the rod until the other end pops into that second top railing's hole. The key is to use one's weight, not muscle. No strength needed!!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainandCityMum Excellent cot for camping and for home
Purchased three of these primarily for camping and tested them out at home first - great as a spare bed for sleepovers. Easy to assemble and take apart, especially with the included yellow handle to grip and guide the legs into the holes. We returned from a cool, wet camping trip this weekend, and the cots proved themselves to be a solid investment. They were very comfortable and kept us off the ground during a torrential downpour on a site with poor drainage. We added mattress pads for extra comfort and warmth.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickster07 Allagash Plus Cot vs Air Mattress
The cot wins hands down.. More comfortable and less hassle to get ready and take down. No trying to stuff it into a box where it doesn't fit. No transfer of the ground cold/damp. I am so very satisfied with it and would recommend it to anyone.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pjac Sturdy
I really like this cot. The only reason it didn't receive 5 stars is because it is NOT easy to set up. The legs are very difficult to get into the 2nd holes. I had to have my husband do it for me. :(
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 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