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(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: Byer Of Maine
Located in: Camping & Outdoor, Base Camp Gear
The TriLite Folding Cot is both lightweight and compact. As the name suggests, the rugged aluminum frame folds in thirds, to an overall length of just 27" and weight of under 7 lbs! When folded, it takes up about as much space as a sleeping pad, but unlike a pad, the TriLite gets you off the ground! Four spring steel legs and a rip stop polyester cover provide a comfortable sleeping surface that conforms to support your body. Two adjustable straps will keep your sleeping pad in place on cold nights. An integral 12" pocket is handy to store your glasses, a flashlight and a book. The TriLite carries in a durable storage bag with padded adjustable shoulder strap.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
 
This cot is awesome!
By One Gals Opinion from Atlanta, GA on 12/14/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Compact, Easy Setup, Good Design, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Travel, Winter Camping
Describe Yourself:
Getting Started
What Is Your Gear Style:
Comfort Driven
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Byer Of Maine Byer Of Maine Trilite Folding Cot:

I bought this for my 11-year-old boy scout based on weight, ease of setup and compact folded size. He can set it up while inside a 7.5'x 5' tent.
The fabric seems durable. The 2 straps hold a pad (recommended) in place. The side rails are attached to the fabric so with the 4 steel legs there are only 5 pieces to keep track of. The storage bag has a padded, adjustable carry strap.
Tips for setting up: Unfold and turn face down on floor. Make sure the rails are straight. Sit on the floor with your legs across the cot. Insert one leg end in the hole closest to your body. Reach across the cot with both hands and insert the other leg end while pushing against the opposite rail with both feet. It helps to angle the leg holes slightly toward the center of the cot. This is an easy way for my son to set up without help. I am finding that with most cots experimentation is the key to finding the set up method that works best.
If I could change anything it would be to make it 6" shorter. I recommend it and would buy it again.

 
This cot is awesome!
By one gals opinionVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 12/13/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Compact, Easy Setup, Good Design, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Getting Started
What Is Your Gear Style:
Minimalist
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Byer Of Maine Byer Of Maine Trilite Folding Cot:

Purchased for my 11-year-old scout.
The side rails are attached to the canvas and fold into thirds. Can be carried in a duffle bag and set up in a small (7.5'x5') tent. Straps are helpful for keeping a pad (recommended) in place.
When inserting the steel legs (into the upside down cot), make sure the side rails are straight.Turn the leg holes slightly inward toward the center of the cot. Sit on one side of the cot, insert one leg end into the hole closest to you then push against the opposite side rail with your feet while reaching across the cot with both hands to pull the other leg end into its hole. This technique allows my son to manage the tension of inserting the legs while keeping the side rails straight.

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