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ALPS Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot
Ultralight compact backpacking cot
The Ready Lite Cot is the perfect solution to weight restrictions and not sacrificing comfort. At just 5 pounds, the Ready Lite Cot can make every trip. The unique design uses shock corded poles for even easier set up and the honeycomb ripstop fabric will ensure that this cot lasts a lifetime.
  • Very lightweight and compactible
  • Durable 7000 series aluminum frame
  • 420D polyester honeycomb ripstop fabric
  • 7" x 17" carry bag
  • Dimensions: 28" w x 78" l x 6" h
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
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ItemProduct Number
Ready Lite Cot8201111
Customer Reviews
The Ready Lite Cot has been rated 4 times.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Compact, light weight, comfortable

I've been using this for a couple of years. It's a great improvement over Alps 11 lb 'lightweight' cot. It's much easier to assemble and take down, stores in 1/3 of the space, and weighs half as much. You'll need some kind of pad on top of it. In cold weather, any cot needs insulation or you'll freeze. When it gets below freezing, I use an insulated air mattress plus an ensolite pad on top of it and I've stayed plenty warm.

Comparing this to other backpacking cots, it's the strongest I've seen. Some of them are very flimsy and will fail. This one is very strong.

Sturdy enough for big boys

First off, this cot stores in a very small, included bag. Don't let the size of the bag fool you. Once assembled, the cot is big enough for my 6'1" height and nearly 300 lbs. I use an ALPS air pad on top of the cot and experienced much improved sleep over a sleeping bag on the ground or on a self-inflating pad and bag. One night on this cot will assure you it is worth the cost.

Great lightwweight cot

I bought this cot specifically for camping, but I've found it to come in handy for a variety of uses - kids sleepovers, extra bed for hotel rooms. It's so lightweight and packs down to such a small package that it's a great item to have in the car when traveling "just in case". For camping, it fits perfectly in my Taurus 3 OF tent. I add an Alps air pad on top of the cot and it is very comfortable. The shockcorded frame makes setup a breeze. This is a great product.

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