Sleepping cot

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Sleepping cot

Postby AKinPDX » Mon May 25, 2015 9:03 pm

:?: Someone please tell me the brand name of the cot that folds up with super small sticks. I remember it being sold one of years of 2007-2008 or 2009 at the start. Ring any bells anyone?
Thank you. AK in PDX
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Re: Sleepping cot

Postby park8247 » Mon May 25, 2015 10:02 pm

thermarest luxurylite or luxurylite ultra cot
if you get one please post reply on how well you like it
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Re: Sleepping cot

Postby badger » Tue May 26, 2015 7:57 am

REI has them listed on their website. I really like mine. I've use it on CO 8 years straight.
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Re: Sleepping cot

Postby mytrot » Thu May 28, 2015 9:43 pm

Love mine!
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Re: Sleepping cot

Postby jim_carson » Fri May 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Yes, it's the LuxuryLite - I bought mine from someone on the CO forums just prior to the 2008 ride. As others have noted, you can buy them from REI now. It's been pretty comfortable and compacts down into a very small cylinder.

One other useful note is you can get spare parts from the original manufacturer. The main sheet of mine started fraying due to my being a little too aggressive sliding the main poles in (over >15 trips, I've set it up about 100 times). The replacement was about $25.
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Re: Sleepping cot

Postby Penguin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:31 pm

... and it now comes in three sizes and two fabrics (nylon laminate and polyester mesh).
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Re: Sleepping cot

Postby AustinCyclist » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:42 am

Great thread - thanks for the info as I have the same question.

Comparing the 2 REI options -

1. "Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot"
Size: Large
Dimensions (unfolded): 77 x 26 x 4.5 inches
Material: nylon laminate
Price: $239
Weight: 3 lb. 2 oz.

2. "Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot"
Size: Large
Dimensions (unfolded): 77 x 26 x 4.5 inches
Material: polyester mesh
Price: $229
Weight: 5 lbs.

Anyone know if there's any appreciable difference in comfort between the two, i.e. nylon laminate vs polyester mesh? It's great to save nearly 2 lbs on the lighter one, but if I'm sleeping on that thing for a week, I'd be willing to eat the extra weight for a bit better comfort.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Sleeping cot

Postby jim_carson » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:24 am

When I replaced the original nylon sheet, I went with the polyester mesh because it was $10 cheaper and I wanted to see if I could forgo the additional, separate sheet that I brought along to deal with the perspiration issue in warm weather. (Skin on nylon == very wet.)

Based on one trip's use out of it -- Century Ride of the Centuries over Memorial Day weekend: the mesh seemed to address the perspiration issue better, so the weight may be less different when you factor in the additional sheet. The polyester is bulkier, but still fits within the original stuff sack. The poly mesh does not seem as well engineered - the side flap where you slide the poles in is wider (easier to get the poles in), but they slide around more. I had one of the bottom hooks pop out during my first night. It was certainly easy enough to reset, but was annoying.

Would be curious what others' experience has been.
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