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    Nothin' Fancy
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  • Nothin' Fancy
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    I can't recommend a cot, but I wanted to congratulate you on your weight loss. That's impressive, good job! Good luck with your search.

    Bob

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  • 4estTrekker
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    I use a 4.5# cot that only sits 4” high in my tipi hot tent. It’s turned my sleeping experience in there from meh to enjoyable. I’m a hammock camper in the warmer months for the same reason. I tend to be rather poor company without decent sleep.

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  • Baconmaker
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    I use a helinox cot all 4 season. They are sub 3# easy to set up and really comfortable. One of my favorite pieces of gear.
  • Lonelake
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    I have a Roll-a-cot. Sturdy and well built. Not a huge fan of pulling it in by toboggan, but definitely worth it when weight is no concern. Added an Exped chair kit two years ago. Game changer!

    LL

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  • Moondog55
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    I just sent that feller a message BV
    Thanx for the idea

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  • Bothwell Voyageur
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    There is a Chinese (I think) guy on Facebook, Jumper Home, makes fancy camping gear from CF tubing plus DCF tents. He would be worth approaching.

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  • Heavy Duty
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  • Heavy Duty
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    Originally posted by Moondog55 View Post
    As discussed over at the old WT site I would be happy to pay for a high technology cot.
    But nobody is making anything made using carbon fibre/Epoxy lay-up and superstrong fabrics. Hammockers have the weight right down using new fabrics so I wonder why stretcher makers are reluctant to invest in new technology and machinery. The market is huge. As fuel cost escalate the need to lower the weight increases in step
    I second that motion. A modern cot with modern materials can go a long ways. This gives me inspiration to try to make one. How hard can it be? (famous last words 😅)

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  • Moondog55
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  • Moondog55
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    As discussed over at the old WT site I would be happy to pay for a high technology cot.
    But nobody is making anything made using carbon fibre/Epoxy lay-up and superstrong fabrics. Hammockers have the weight right down using new fabrics so I wonder why stretcher makers are reluctant to invest in new technology and machinery. The market is huge. As fuel cost escalate the need to lower the weight increases in step

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  • jimmay
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    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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  • jimmay
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    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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  • Heavy Duty
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  • Heavy Duty
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    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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  • Bothwell Voyageur
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  • Bothwell Voyageur
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    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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  • Heavy Duty
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  • Heavy Duty
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    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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  • Justin P.
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  • Justin P.
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    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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  • Bothwell Voyageur
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    Lightweight cot? Where is the roll on the floor laughing emoji.

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