This Camping Bed Takes Up No More Space Than A Beach Blanket

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Sure, you can sleep well enough on a small mattress laid out on the floor of your tent. You have to admit, though – an elevated cot will definitely work a heck of a lot better. Problem is, those things can take up a lot of space in your pack. Unless, of course, you’re using the Therm-a-Rest Ultralite Cot.

Designed to pack into a compact bundle, the cot can fold into a size no bigger than a rolled-up beach towel, allowing you to easily squeeze it somewhere in your pack. It’s a regular-sized cot, too, ensuring it will support your whole body whether for a night’s sleep, a brief afternoon nap, or just to rest after a long hike.

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The Therm-a-Rest Ultralite Cot comes in two sizes: regular and large. The former measures 72 x 24 x 4.5 inches (length x width x height) when assembled and packs down to 6 x 15 inches (diameter x length) when collapsed, while the latter assembles to dimensions of 72 x 26 x 4.5 inches and packs down to 5 x 17 inches. Instead of using uncomfortable crossbars like other cots, it relies on a more efficient Bowframe system to hold the whole thing together while capably supporting your frame.

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Construction is ripstop polyester laminate for the cot fabric, anodized aluminum for the connecting poles, and nylon for the feet. The whole thing assembles in just three minutes.

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Available now, the Therm-a-Rest Ultralite Cot is priced starting at $219.95.

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