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High Tech Ultralight Cot

SKU: 4105-4186

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$199.00

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Sleep in bed-like comfort with this lightweight cot. Packs small, so it’s convenient for taking along. Set up is quick and painless. When assembled, it stands supported by bowed trusses 4” off the ground, so you can sleep on your stomach, back, and even on your side in suspended comfort. If your back can’t handle the cold hard ground, or if you’re tired of sliding off of your sleep pad in the middle of the night, this cot provides the perfect solution. Sleeps cool in hot weather by allowing air to circulate below you, or combine with a thermarest pad for extreme comfort and added insulation on cold nights. Low profile design so you can even place it underneath your tent. Inside the tent, it will not damage the floor, and outside the tent, no ground cloth is needed. You can walk across the cot without harming it. If you sit on it, your butt will sit on the ground, but when you lay down, you float above the ground. Even if you’re 7’ tall, you’ll sleep great because there are no poles across the ends to hit your head or feet. Also might make a nice parasail when combined with skates and a frozen lake (?). Ultralight aluminum and polycarbonite construction. Supports up to 325 lbs. Comes with carrying bag. Regular 74"×25"×4.5" (set up), 16"×5" (packed), 46 oz. Large 77”x26”x4.5” (set up), 5”x17” (packed), 48 oz. Grey. Made in USA

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  • Ultralight 3lbs for big-man 325lb weight rating.
  • No end bars -- tall guys sleep great too.
  • 3 minute assembly, kids can do it.
  • Quiet sleeping -- no pins, bolts, or rivets.
  • Won’t break if overloaded; it bottoms out.
  • Floats you above rocks, sticks, roots, water and snow.
  • Impervious to saltwater and sunlight.
  • 3-layer laminated ripstop fabric won’t sag, rot.
  • Cool like a hammock in hot weather.
  • Use any foam pad on top in winter.
  • No inflation, never goes flat in the night.
  • Thicker than any foam pad -- 4.5" [12cm]
  • 24" wide by 74" long [61cm x188cm]
  • Total weight in carry bag - 3lbs [1360gm].
  • One or 2 cots fit inside 16"x5" carry bag.

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high tech ultra light cot- on the bike or in your lugggageReview by Paul
I've had this cot for 10 years me thinks.
I've used it for motorcycle camping- it works great- but the MOST use has been on the floor in motel rooms @ Bonneville for speed week, and this year- following the cannon ball riders-
I put the cot w/sleeping bag in my luggage (ortlieb dry bag) and sleep comfy no matter what- I bit heavy for back packing but my local Sierra Club guide swears by his!
(Posted on 10/29/14)
I just got my Hi Tech Cot...Review by Joel Phelps
I just got my Hi Tech Cots yesterday and I am very impressed. They fold up tiny, weigh next to nothing and will float my 215Lbs even if I lie on my side. I have been using the thickest available Thermarest type pads for several years and they are adequate if I sleep flat on my back. Sleeping on my side is a no-go. The Hi-Tech cots are fine in any position.

The cots go together and come apart in less than five minutes (for the first time, probably two minutes for the experienced). The instructions are OK, but not totally clear on installing the cross slats. The drill is that you fully assemble the cross slat, hook one end to the cot and then pull up on the center of the slat while pushing down to hook the second side in.

I have not weighed or measured the cots but they are about half the size and weight of my old, self inflating pad. It's hard to believe something that appears so insubstantial works so well. (Posted on 10/29/14)
Great cot...but...Review by Tom
This is a great cot, but as the previous review mentioned, a little pricey! (Posted on 9/25/14)
Great product at a steep priceReview by RTMcG
The cot is great for motorcycle camping but that's about it in my opinion. Small and light weight enough that its great for the bike, but too big and heavy for backpacking and you could certainly pack more if you were car camping. For the price, I'm not sure I'd recommend it unless you're going to be doing a lot of motorcycle camping. (Posted on 8/16/14)
sleep like your at homeReview by Lee
So we have a sleep memory bed at home and its great! so i got this with some hesitation. just got back from the vbr3 and another week on the road after, and this cot is just like im sleeping on my own bed, i woke up rested! and i stayed on the cot! the wife says i move alot! anyhow great cot, easy to setup and teardown, durable, just all around nice (Posted on 9/1/13)
Great ProductReview by Merv
I just came off the road after riding 3k miles. I have some back issues and sleeping on the ground is out... So after looking at the reviews on the cot and a call to Aerostitch I purchased the cot. When it arrived I set the cot up in the house to give it a "test run". After sleeping on it for a couple of hours, all was ok...no back problems at all. So on the trip I gave the cot a good workout. All was ok, no back problems at all during the entire trip. I use a small blanket on top of the cot and stay cozy on some of those 60 degree nights. I also used a sleeping bag and the cot was very comfortable. Would definitely recommend. Am very happy with my purchase (Posted on 7/20/13)
Go ahead, waste your money on hotel stays!!Review by Daniel
This cot allows you to sleep anywhere.!! Rocks? No problem! Bunch grass? NO problem. A restful night is guaranteed. It takes little time to set up once you've done it a time or two. Use it twice and it pays for itself every time after that! Cheers! see ya on the road!!! (Posted on 1/30/13)
Was Hesitant! Review by wayne
I must say for the price and the complicity of assembly and disassemble, I was more than hesitant. After spending several nights on it has turned my opinion. I trusted a friends judgement and it payed off! It's one more thing to do when setting up camp, but it's worth it! You won't put it up sometime because of time constraints or weather. But you won't do that again! Sleeping comfortably or not your choice! It's a small pain in the ass for a good nights sleep! (Posted on 12/12/12)
Collapsed. Feet and pegs bent.Review by Guy
I've used mine for a few years with success. If your pad is slippery (like the Thermarest inflatable), use a little self-adhesive velcro to attach your sleeping pad to the tent floor above the cot, so the pad won't slip out from under you.

Big problem, though. Last night, I woke up sore and realizing that I'd been laying on the cross pegs. At some point during the night, the thing just collapsed. The feet hooks bent, and some of the pegs did too. I only weigh 200 lbs. I set it up correctly because I've showed people how to do it many times, and I've watched the video online with a friend, confirming my assembly is correct. Weirdest thing, but now it's ruined. It won't ever stand straight. I'm having trouble reaching UltraLite (not answering their phone), and I haven't checked to see if Aerostitch will honor the lifetime warranty. (Posted on 8/28/12)
Really very good!Review by jason
The size and weight of this, even with all the bits, is very impressive! I tend to move a lot while asleep, and has been commented on before, its less comfy on my side than on my back. A little more width, or even a lot, would be a good option. I used an ultralight 3/4 length thermarest for insulation and padding between my knee and the side rails when on my side which worked well. Both these still pack smaller than my 2" full length thermarest, and are more comfy!
Downsides? Sleeping a little higher means my face is too close to the tent inner sleeping head away from the tent door. My wife doesn't have one yet, so she sleeps at a different height which is odd. After two nights on a slight slope four feet popped out at the same time, but popped back in were fine for a third night before moving. Its tricky to erect inside my small tent.
Overall worth the cash :) (Posted on 8/2/12)
This thing is genius.Review by Chotzee
I used the four pole set-up and took this backpacking. At just over two pounds, it seemed a small price to pay for the promise of good sleep on those first, sore nights. For me, compact-ness is nearly as important as weight, and the high tech cot is an easy stow.

It performed very well, and was quite comfortable. The temperature dropped into the teens, but with the addition of a space blanket the airflow underneath the cot was not a problem.

If you're a back-sleeper, this cot will absolutely serve you well. I tend to sleep on my sides, and it was still nice, though if you have a choice find a sleeping pad that has adequate width to cover the side poles. My Z-Lite was not quite enough.

I absolutely recommend it if you have the space and can "spend" the two pounds of packweight on it.

Sturdy. Comfortable. Lightweight. Packs small. (Posted on 3/8/12)
Problem solvedReview by smatnz
I used to always hate the first few nights of a camp because I would toss and turn all night and wake up cold, sore, tired and correspondingly grumpy. Air beds and normal cots are too big to carry in a ruck sack or on the bike and the 2cm thick Thermarest with foam underlay that I currently use is barely tolerable. After a particularly bad night I decided enough was enough, so dug deep and bought the ultra light cot. What a fabulous piece of kit! I am 6'3" and 100kg but this little cot took me to slumberland like nothing else. I woke up with a smile and a happy body and you can't put a price on that! (Posted on 2/29/12)
Hi-Tec CotReview by Pathfinder
Every time I set up my Hi-Tec cot my riding/camping buddy makes fun of all of the pieces.. Then later in the night while he tosses and turns I am snug as a bug . Great piece of equipment....makes camping oh so comfortable for my senior citizen bones... (Posted on 12/2/11)
High Tech CotReview by Tom
This thing rocks! I sleep as well (or maybe better!) than I do in my bed at home. Pricey? Yes, a little bit, but the great sleep is worth it!

A little "fiddly" to put together the first time, but after that it's easy and intuitive. (Posted on 9/18/11)
very coolReview by Deb
doing the Hoka Hey 10K endurance ride in a few days. We are required to camp in all conditions. I tested the cot last night and it's awesome. Lite, packs small and it's comfy. It may be a bit on the narrow side for some but works for my 130lb build. (Posted on 7/28/11)
Great Cot!!Review by Jeff Curl
This cot is fantastic. I've spent hundreds of nights on the ground - and last week was by far the most comfortable because I was on my new cot! Set up and take down are EZ (really) - but do yourself a favor and watch the video. I bought three of these cots and got high praise from my wife and friend - they loved the cot - big points! I toss and turn a lot and the first night my sleeping mat scooted off the cot. The next night I wrapped two straps around my mat and cot and the rest of the week was heavenly. One night my mat partially deflated on me - which usually is quite a annoying, but with the cot I didn't even notice until morning when I was packing up! Packs up super small and at 2 or so pounds I'll be very tempted to take it backpacking. I even spent a night on the cot in a hotel when we had more folks than beds - I was grateful I didn't have to lay on the disgusting carpet! I won't leave home without this again!! (Posted on 6/24/11)
Two Trips to Alaska and one trip to Inuvik Review by Mr Mac
I love this cot, I have used well over 50 nights camping and holding up great. I have a slight tear after so many use that this cot owes me nothing and keep on going strong. Highly recommend and would buy again. (Posted on 6/1/11)
9 days 3600 miles no pain!!!Review by Rock man
I went on a trip spent 7 of the 9 nights on the cot with a 1/2 " pad and slept better than in the hotels. I had a bulging disc in my neck 6 months prior to trip and was very worried about getting a stiff neck but no pain very comfortable. (Posted on 1/15/10)
Great!Review by Judge
I am 68 yrs young. I absolutely love this cot. I am rather rotund and it is the most comfortable thing going. It it is a little cool, just add a 1/4" ensolite pad and the insulation is wonderful. I heartily reccommend it. (Posted on 12/19/09)
Just got back from the Mi...Review by Glen Jacobsen
Just got back from the Minnesota BMW club's Hiawatha rally at Money Creek Haven campground. always a great weekend. This cot is one of the things that helped make it great, as there was some rain on Fri night and a very heavy dew Sat night to Sun AM, and everybody on a Thermorest or other pad was wet. Up on my LuxuryLite Cot I was dry and snug. It is light, it is strong and it packs up tiny. The new black legs are a great improvement, rock solid. I use a Big Agnes bag & pad system, so totally agree with Dennis, this cot, together with a good pad and nice bag make for a wonderful night camping, even in a small, packable tent. Great product.
Jake (Posted on 6/2/09)

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