Thermarest's Ultralite cot delivers the comfort of a campbed at a fraction of the weight and packed size, probably too heavy for backpackers unless a good nights sleep is critical to you.
Thermarest says: The lightest, most packable cot on the market.
As light as 2 lbs., the award-winning UltraLite Cot is lighter and packs smaller than any other cot on the market. Now redesigned to include ThermaCapture to help retain your body’s radiant heat, we’ve also revamped the feet and upgraded the carry-bag to make the UltraLite even more compact. So whether you’re fishing, backpacking, kayaking, or riding a motorcycle across the country, this is the cot you need for superior off-the-ground comfort.
ThermaRest's 2017 Luxurylite Ultralite Cot offers the comfort of a traditional campbed but a weight and packed size that just doesn't bear comparison. The sprung pole system that supports the bed is ingenious and this version of the cot has a reflective underside to help keep you warm.
Cots/campbeds are very comfortable but they can be chilly, the reason is that the air circulates underneath the bed carrying away your body warmth - that's why Thermarest offers a cot warmer, which addresses this problem. I wouldn't consider a campbed suitable for backpacking as even this one is still too heavy, however if a good nights sleep is critical to you and your other kit is light it just might be worth it. As a basecamp product though it ticks all the boxes in terms of weight and especially packed size.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear