The Thermarest LuxuryLite Ultralite Cot is a warm and lightweight camp bed. It features a unique tent-pole style construction with cross braced legs. The bed consists of 6 aluminium stays which brace between lightweight plastic feet and so tension the laminated nylon top sheet. This gives a bed which is rated for users up to 147.5kg.
The cot itself is very comfortable to lay on, making a firm but supportive bed. The Ultralight Cot features a foil ThermaCapture layer under the top sheet which considerably increases the warmth provided. Included with the Cot is a compact carry case which keeps the pack size down.
Thermarest LuxuryLite Ultralite Cot Features
- The lightest cot on the market
- Compact design fits easily in a pack or pannier
- Laminated Nylon is durable and stretch free
- ThermaCapture layer for increased warmth
- Anodised aluminium poles and nylon feet
- Quick and easy assembly
|Size||Dimensions||Packed Size||Packed Weight||Maximum Capacity|
|Regular||61 x 183 x 11cm||41 x 13cm||1.20kg||147.5kg|
|Large||66 x 196 x 11cm||43 x 13cm||1.36kg||147.5kg|
Customer Reviews of Thermarest LuxuryLite Ultralite Cot
Feels very comfortable as a cot. But it's not suitable for backpacking or a one person tent. To put it together you need to have the fabric outstretched and to stand on it to attach the bows. It is impossible to do this kneeling or inside a tent; to dismantle is really hard and the first time one of the feet broke and the fabric tore (its very flimsy). Sadly if hiking in the UK this would be pretty useless as it would not be practical putting up in wet conditions where you have to turn the cot sleep-side down to construct.
Outstanding ultralite cot and perfect as a luxury extra for backpacking. You can use it a cool cot in the summer and a warm one with the thermal layer in the autumn.
I got one of these after years of camping on foam and air mattresses.It is pretty expensive, but I have just been away and have had the best three night sleep under canvas that I can remember.It's a bit heavier than a lightweight mattress, and it has to assembled rather than just rolled out or inflated, but I thought that the comfort was outstanding.(I weigh 13 stone and it easily took my weight).
This is a wonderful product.
I use this instead of a heavy and bulky camp bed and I can safely say this is by far the best product I have ever bought for camping and hiking. Not only is it comfortable to sleep on it is also lightweight and can be easily assembled. The pile design is also very good due to the way you can add addition legs to make the bed more supportive and the unique double bow makes the bed stronger and more supportive. I personally have suffered from bad backs from sleeping on foam mattresses while hiking but this didn't affect me at all. Would highly recommend this Ultralight Cot to anyone.
I purchased two of these beds for a recent trip back to the UK.We had access to an unfurnished house and so rather than splash out Ã‚Â£350.00 on hotel accommodation I persuaded the girlfriend to let me invest in these instead.Whoever designed these beds is a very clever person. The pack size is tiny and the once assembled these beds are super sturdy. So much so that my 3 year old didn't managed to do any damage when she decided to use one as a replacement trampoline!
My girlfriend is a very fussy sleeper and so I utilised our Exped down mattresses on top of these beds to add an extra layer of comfort but to be fair this was over kill and unnecessary for the purpose we put them to. The website suggests that these beds are one season use only and if you were camping outside you should either invest in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“cot warmerÃ¢â‚¬ which apparently adds a few degrees warmth to your sleeping experience or put a thermarest on top which will do the same job but at more weight.A word of warning though, the noise made from the Exped mattress on the ultra-light material of the bed created quite a sound when shifting sleeping positions during the night and so if you are a light sleeper this might affect you.There was very little noise when using the bed without the addition of mattresses on topand when I got home to Sweden I tried out the bed with a Thermarest lite self inflating matress(Small) instead and found that the noise was much reduced than it had been with the Exped mattress.
As I am 6ft plus I opted for the large size and found this plenty big enough to accommodate me. Ideally I would have liked the XL (it is wider but not longer) but this is not available in the ultra-light version of the bed and so I had to settle for large. The beds are rated to take 147kg and I would have to eat a lot of pies before I needed to stop utilising the bed. The bed weighs only 1.4kg which makes for a very impressive strength to weight ratio. As my girlfriend is only 55kg we were able to build her bed up using fewer struts and this will reduce the weight of her bed down to under 1kg! (only for those of us under 75kg)
The way the bed packs up is a fantastic piece of design and creates a very small package which stores easily in a small backpack or Ortlieb pannier bags. I managed to fit both beds in my hand luggage allowance without struggling for room for everything else.Assembly was pretty simple but I admit to watching a demonstration on YouTube to be sure I didn't do anything incorrectly. Each bed took around 4 minutes to erect and taking them down was done in about half that time. I recommend watching the Facewest videos as well as they rightly points out a potential user mistake which might damage the material of the bed.
I have read somewhere that the pressure points created by the feet of the bed could do damage to the floor of your tent and so be aware that all your weight is concentrated on the 16 points where the feet touch the ground. I used ours on a carpeted floor inside and you could defiantly see where the beds had been on carpet pile in the morning.
I would not use the beds on the bare floor of my tent without adding some kind of protection to prevent the flooring getting damaged. Maybe a bit of pipe insulation on the foot would do the trick. Some people suggest placing the beds underneath the tent itself but I am not sure how that would work in practise.
Yes there is no denying that these beds are expensive luxury items and are not what I would say an essential part of your camping gear BUT believe me I have never slept so well when camping or when not sleeping in my own bed. For me it was money well spent and I am very pleased I decided to treat my girlfriend and I to these beds as it will now be a lot easier to fall asleep in the great outdoors in future. Goodnight.