Backpackers and campers, feast your eyes on one of the most comfortable outdoor sleep systems on the market today!
The Helinox Cot Lite is a masterpiece in engineering. Weighing in at only 2.6 pounds, with a weight capacity of 265 pounds, this awesome cot puts a spin on what has long been considered too heavy to carry into the backcountry. As far as gear history goes, cots have never been in the running for the lightest or most portable sleep systems for outdoor adventures. Thankfully this new cot from Helinox delivers maximum comfort while keeping the weight load down to a minimum.
The designers have this to say about the Helinox Cot Lite,
“…the Cot Lite is a very lightweight, comfortable option for those backcountry travelers looking for more support than a pad but still enough room in the pack for the essentials. The Cot Lite is very simple to set up and although lightweight, is still constructed with durable and strong poles and tension lock handles.”
This video shows just how easy the setup can be and its conversion for an even lighter carry.
Even though this cot weighs in at a remarkably light 2.6 pounds, it still may be too heavy for ultralight long distance hikers. But for all those weekend warriors, bike campers, canoe campers, car campers and even short distance backpackers this cot is certainly worth investigating.
One fantastic addition to this cot is the ultralight insulation system. The Helinox Cot Insulation System attaches quickly to the bottom of the cot providing instant warmth by separating your back from the cold air below. It is made of super lightweight 650 Power Duck Down and its attachment to the underside of the cot keeps the down from compressing under the users bodyweight.
Overall the insulation system weights in at 0.7 pounds and comes with a separate stuff sack for easy storage. Both the cot and the insulation system are compact enough to fit into most multiway backpacks while allowing for additional room for food, clothing, and other necessary gear items.