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Price $179.95 at Backcountry$62.99 at Amazon$57.56 at Amazon$67 List$89.99 at Amazon
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Pros Light, easily packedIncredibly easy to set up, relatively lightweightEasy to unfold, single-piece construction, comfortableExceptionally comfortable, easy to set upSmall packed size, doesn’t weigh much
Cons Very hard to put together, doesn’t seem very durableDoesn’t seem as durable, average in comfortCan occasionally pinch your hands unfolding itBulky, heavyDifficult to assemble, not our favorite when it comes to comfort
Bottom Line This is one of our all-time least favorite camping cotsPairing an excellent overall performance with a very reasonable price, the KingCamp Folding Deluxe is a great choice for the bargain conscious shopperThe Coleman Pack-Away Cot is an all-around fantastic option that we would highly recommend for most peopleThis is one of the most comfortable cots that we have testedWhile the Desert Walker Ultralight cot costs less than the other ultralight models, we weren’t thrilled with it overall
Rating Categories Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh KingCamp Folding Deluxe Coleman Pack-Away Cot Coleman ComfortSmart Desert Walker Cot
Ease Of Setup (40%)
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Portability (30%)
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Specs Therm-a-Rest... KingCamp Folding... Coleman Pack-Away... Coleman ComfortSmart Desert Walker Cot
Rated Weight Limit 350 lbs 265 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 440 lbs
Measured Weight for Tested Version 4.39 lbs 14.4 lbs 19.9 lbs 19.7 lbs 3.02 lbs
Tested Length 77" 74" 80" 80" 72.8"
Available Lengths 72", 77" 74" 80" 69", 80" 72.8"
Number of Pieces 9 1 1+Organizer 1+Mattress 7
Carrying Bag? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Bedside Organizer? No Yes Yes No No
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