Rated 3 out of 5 by MorningMist Excellent but need to assess affordability
It's not really possible to review this cot without referring to it's price because the price sort of leaps out at you and would be prohibitive for most people. I could talk about the great qualities of the cot, but that wouldn't be helpful without comparing the qualities to the price and evaluating whether the specific qualities are worth the price, compared to similar items.
Sadly, Leon Leonwood Bean is not the person who reads these reviews. I'd like to think that price mattered to him and that he would want to know how customers felt about the price of an item, whether they thought the quality of the item justified its price. I'd also like to think that he wouldn't hush a customer who mentioned the price of an item.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MorningMist Very comfortable, sturdy, well made
This cot is very easy to assemble, takes about 2 minutes. Disassembly one minute.
The sleep surface is very taught. Feels very supportive of weight. Stable, doesn't move when you turn over. Not noisy.
I tried it with two mattresses: REI Campbed 3.5 and Exped Synmat 7. The comfort was excellent with both---about twice as good as the mattress alone on the ground.
This cot is very low, abut 6". But even that short height makes getting dressed while sitting sideways on the cot easier, and getting up is easier as well.
I bought this hoping to use it for kayak camping but it's too heavy and bulky for that purpose. I would never consider using it for backpacking as it's the same weight and packed size as a tent. Best use is car camping, although it would fit easily in a canoe.
There are currently about four very light cots on the market. There are lighter cots, but they give up comfort and durability. I think this one wins in those two categories.
5 stars for quality and comfort. One star for affordability.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike6657 Helinox Cot 1
This is the best cot I have seen - sturdy, light, packable, excellent materials and construction.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 11141114 Highrollers cot
This really is a fine piece of camping equipment. One star reduction because of big price. Suggest watching utube video before setup. Google helinox cot one. The video is in the list.
August 22, 2014