Rated 4 out of 5 by norbean Comfortable
4 stars because I haven't actually used it camping (yet), but just testing it, it seems comfy. Since I am a casual camper I have decided that when I have the space and don't have to worry about weight then why not have a little cot to sleep on. It does take some strength to put it together but it is doable. there I'm sure. The little cushion handle thing with it makes it a little easier to put together, I'm sure. (directions are on the box)
July 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JDcotreview TJ's portable bed
We bought the Allagash Plus Cot as a bed for when my 3-old grandson comes and stays over night. The idea was to get rid of the porta-crib and it worked. TJ stayed over last Saturday night and after the initial use on his part of a mini trampoline he went down and to sleep. Grandma got up once to recover him but he slept through the night. It is good and strong my only negative is the 4 U-shaped legs are a bit tough to get in but with the little handle that came with it I got it together easily. Good bed for a child, one of these day I will give it a try, maybe on our next camping trip.
June 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ReluctantReviewer4 Pass on this one
Fabric is 'sticky' feeling out of the box, might be the materials or the design process. The folding metal legs are awkward to set up. Other versions of this type of cot usually have frame poles that get put together like tent poles, which are much easier. The legs have a separate bag that was designed as part of a carry feature. It does not work well at all. The cot itself can get dirty because it doesn't have a bag like a sleeping bag and the little bag for the legs has no closure, so the legs can fall out if tipped. This is not an LL Bean product, but something they sell through their site. The reduction in quality is obvious. Avoid this one.
June 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Farmerperson Material and zipper not as expected
Was looking for a shell, not waterproof raincoat. Material is a little stiff for my liking. I found the zippers odd, hard to pull with one hand.
March 5, 2015
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