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    Since I've lost a ton of weight this year, I don't need a super heavy duty cot in my snowtrekker. Any suggestions for a lighter weight cot that has served you well?

  • #2
    I have only used a Camp Time Roll-a-cot. It works well for car camping or short treks, but I don't take it on longer trips. I also do not take it when camping with Sweet Sarah as she will have none of that cot crap.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MRaske View Post
      I have only used a Camp Time Roll-a-cot. It works well for car camping or short treks, but I don't take it on longer trips. I also do not take it when camping with Sweet Sarah as she will have none of that cot crap.
      Thanks man. They look like the ticket. sub 15 lbs and packs small. No way I'd put this on a toboggan but for car camping seems perfect.

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      • #4
        Lightweight cot? Where is the roll on the floor laughing emoji.

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        • #5
          I never used the cot, but I have a Camp Time stool chair thing. It's well designed and well made. And as comfortable as a stool chair thing is going to be.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bothwell Voyageur View Post
            Lightweight cot? Where is the roll on the floor laughing emoji.
            Ok I should clarify, I was 450lbs at one point in my life about 8 years ago (230lbs today) when I purchased my cot. it weighs almost 40lbs to be rated for over 500lbs, it's wide and almost a twin size bed.

            I'm looking for a more "normal" human sized cot for comfort while using my snowtrekker.

            When I'm hauling my toboggan I sleep on the floor with my sleeping pad.

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            • #7
              I get it. Gearfreak of the old winter trekking site persuaded me to haul a cot along one time. Never again! Travel Chair make a sub 10lb cot if you want something lighter.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bothwell Voyageur View Post
                I get it. Gearfreak of the old winter trekking site persuaded me to haul a cot along one time. Never again! Travel Chair make a sub 10lb cot if you want something lighter.
                Yea its not so bad on a lake but we really regret bringing some creature comforts when that sled has to go uphill!

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                • #9
                  In the past I used a Bayer of Maine Allagesh cot (looks like the current TriLite Cot), a Woods cot and some monster thing from Bass Pro Shop. They are great when I have firm ground to set them up on, but in the deep snow forget it. They sink and I am sleeping on the snow anyway. I have tried using plywood floats, horizontal logs tied to the legs, tarps and other ways to keep the cot on top of the snow and finally ended up just digging down to the bare ground to setup. A full height cot is nice especially to sit on to put my pants and boots on and is also a great place to store gear under when not in use. The smaller lighter cots are comfortable, but I don't think any more than a good sleeping pad, and they are short so I still have to struggle to get off the ground in the morning.

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                  • #10
                    I should add if you are setup on deep snow, you can dig out the snow for more room in your tent, but leave a snow shelf to raise you up away from the cold sink. The only draw back is if you are hot tenting your stove will eventually melt the snow shelf so make sure it is large enough or far enough away.

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