After a long day of backpacking or climbing fourteeners climbing into your tent for a night of sleep in the outdoors is a welcome relief, but sleeping on the ground doesn’t always offer the most restorative or restful night of rest. When car camping a cot is a welcome upgrade over that standard sleeping pad, but traditional cots are far too heavy and bulky to pack along in a backpack.
The Therm-A-Rest UltraLite Cot, however, allows you to sleep off the ground in all camping situations. Weighing in at a mere 2.65 lbs. and boasting a highly compact design that can fit in almost any backpack with ease, this is backpacking luxury to the max. The UltraLite is constructed from 20D polyester ThermaCapture material and features revamped feet for additional stability. Therm-A-Rest’s patented BowFrame technology eliminates the uncomfortable crossbars found in other cots.
The Therm-A-Rest UltraLite Cot isn’t a cheap backpacking upgrade at $220, but a good nights sleep, especially on a multi-day trip, is hard to put a price on.