Lite Cot

Featherlight weight with outstanding packability, Lite Cot is a true backpacker's cot.

€249,95 Sold out
“Absolutely the greatest! A game changer for those of us who don’t sleep well on pads or air mattresses” Lite Cot

“Absolutely the greatest! A game changer for those of us who don’t sleep well on pads or air mattresses”

- Larry, Helinox Customer May 2019  


Specifications

Assembled Packed
Length

72.5 in / 185 cm

20.5 in / 53 cm

Width

23.5 in / 60 cm

5 in / 13 cm

Height

5 in / 13 cm

5 in / 13 cm

Weight

2 lbs. 10 oz. / 1.2 kg

2 lbs. 12 oz. / 1.24 kg

Capacity

265 lb / 120 kg

Warranty

5 years


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Frequently Asked Questions

Lite Cot's bed area is 72.5 x 23.5 inches or 185 x 60 cm.

Lite Cot supports 265 pounds or 120 kilograms.

Lite Cot's bed surface is 5 inches or 13 cm off the ground.

No, our Lite Cot is not compatible with extension legs.

Yes, to make the cot even lighter it can be used with only 3 leg frames. In this case, the central frame must be fitted in the middle cut-out position. Helinox recommends the 3 leg setup only be used for children not adults.

Yes that can possibly happen. If your tent is on hard ground and you toss and turn during the night, the resulting movement of the cot feet on the tent floor can cause damage. In this situation it is worth placing some extra padding between the cot and the tent floor.

To care for your cot and get the best sleep, the cot should be used on even ground. This may require careful placement or adding some extra padding under one or more legs.

Fabric parts should be hand washed in warm water using a mild detergent. Bed fabrics and carry bags are not machine washable. Ensure fabric is completely dry before packing away for storage.

Your cot should be stored in its original carry bag in a horizontal position in s dry location. Always ensure the cot is completely dry before placing into storage. Cots should never be stored damp or wet. Note that when folded into the carry bag, leg frames have exposed shock cord that be damaged if the bag is dropped on its end.

Many people report that the comfort level is significantly higher than an air mattress. A cot will get you up off the ground, away from unhealthy dampness and crawling critters. When using the optional extension legs, your cot will provide additional storage space underneath.

To care for your cot and get the best sleep, the cot should be used on even ground. This may require careful placement or adding some extra padding under one or more legs.

Yes, that can possibly happen. If your tent is on hard ground and you toss and turn during the night, the resulting movement of the cot feet on the tent floor can cause damage. In this situation it is worth placing some extra padding between the cot and the tent floor.

Not normally, but this depends on personal preference and climate. Some people with a slim build find the extra padding of self-inflating mattress adds to the comfort level. A mattress can also be used in cold climates to assist with insulation. Alternatively the optional self-inflating insulated pad can be used for Cot One.

If purchasing a mattress pad for use with your cot, anything between the full width of the cot and up to 3-4 inches narrower than the full width will work.

Yes! Shock-cord that gets damaged can be replaced to keep your Helinox cot active for many years.

Fabric parts should be hand washed in warm water using a mild detergent. Bed fabrics and carry bags are not machine washable. Ensure fabric is completely dry before packing away for storage.

Your cot should be stored in its original carry bag in a horizontal position in s dry location. Always ensure the cot is completely dry before placing into storage. Cots should never be stored damp or wet. Note that when folded into the carry bag, leg frames have exposed shock cord that be damaged if the bag is dropped on its end.

Helinox frames are made from an advanced high-tech aluminium alloy that offers the perfect blend of strength and minimal weight. This special alloy is a higher specification than aircraft-grade aluminium and goes through over 70 production processes from raw billet to finished pole section.

Hubs are made from high-strength, fibre-reinforced Nylon 66.

All Helinox products are backed by a 5 Year Warranty.


Press-fit legs Lite Cot

Press-fit legs

Lite Cot’s press-fit leg system saves weight, is easy to use, and delivers outstanding support and tension. Easy to deploy, a simple press seats the legs into the durable nylon housings for a secure fit. The system is engineered to flex the poles under the sleeping platform, providing the tension necessary for night-long support.


Built for performance Lite Cot

Built for performance

The Lite Cot’s seat material is an ultralight, seriously strong polyester ripstop that provides comfort and support and resists damage from sun and weather. This performance fabric was specifically selected for Lite Cot to improve packability and reduce weight. Made to withstand years of outdoor use, it’s easy to clean with soap and water, and is backed by our five-year warranty. 


Advanced Architecture Lite Cot

Advanced Architecture

Seen from the end, Lite Cot’s advanced architecture is apparent. The press-fit DAC aluminum poles provide serious strength for minimal weight. The aircraft-grade aluminum flexes to create the tension that holds and supports the platform while providing the strength that gives this ultralight cot its 265lb load-bearing capacity. It’s an elegant, simple, award-winning design that delivers function with a clean aesthetic.

“A hotel-like stay in the wilderness with a minimum weight and space penalty.” Lite Cot

“A hotel-like stay in the wilderness with a minimum weight and space penalty.”

 - Travel Channel, May 2019