Not that hard to set up

Verified Buyer Reviewed by NW in the SE from Georgia on Saturday, May 13, 2017
I bought this because when car-camping I always seem to get a rock in the middle of my back. I wanted something that was relatively small to pack but would get me off the ground.

Because I had read of people having trouble putting these together I tested it at home one night. Assembly was easy, provided you use leverage (while standing, put one side of the leg in one side rail and put that rail on the ground, holding the other rail up lean on the other side of the leg and put it in the rail). If you have both rails on the ground and try to fit the legs it isn't going to work.

Support is adequate. This is really a compromise, rigidity vs bulk/weight, and it is okay. Mine didn't sag too much but if it did I would rig a brace between the legs at each end.

The ferrules that join the side rail pieces seem a little short when assembling/disassembling but are good enough once it is put together.

One recommendation for any purchasers. Make sure your pad that you use between you and the cot is wide enough. My backpacking pad is fairly narrow and my elbow got cold when it rested directly against the cot instead of on the pad (this was expected).

Overall I am satisfied. Assuming it holds up as well as my other Alps gear (remember, no hard or sharp edges on anything you wear/put on the cot) this will do the job on our camping trips.
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