Stop spending time searching for the most comfortable ground to set up your tent; take along the Coleman® Trailhead II military style cot. The roomy steel bed frame gets you off the ground and into comfort. Its dual cross-bar design is easy to assemble and folds up into a compact size. The cot is for heights up to 6 ft. 2 in.
Comfortable supportive design
Easy-to-assemble design folds compactly
Durable dual-cross-bar steel frame
Heavy-duty polyester fabric
Unfolded Dimensions: 75 in. x 30 in. x 17 in. (190.5 cm x 76.2 cm x 43.2 cm)
Folded Dimensions: 40.2 in. x 7.9 in. x 3.9 in. (102 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm)
Weight Rating: Supports up to 300 lbs. (136 kg)
Maximum Height: Comfortable fits a person up to 6 ft. 2 in. (2.03 m)
We like this product and enjoy it camping, the problem is that it is impossible to get replacement parts so we can continue to use it... As several have mentioned it is hard to get the end crossbars in place, over the weekend one of the small plastic bits the crossbar fits into broke. We contacted the customer chat online at Coleman and were told there are no replacement parts for this product. The canvas and metal parts are all in great working order, but the plastic bits that have broken off are an issue in its continued comfortable use. Either make all the pieces more durable or offer replacement pieces, I don't mind paying for replacement bits at a reasonable price, but its better than every time I use the cot to have a bad taste in my mouth because it can not be used properly any longer. So I am left to find a work around and the feeling that Coleman would rather I buy a new one than to fix the one I currently own.
Fine and sturdy, but like others said happen, after using for a while (I weigh 190) the canvas began to RIP down the side. If you purchase this, lie absolutely stil, do not dit up in it or in and do not concentrate your weight in any one area, even when getting on it.
My husband and I love these cots- truly. It's a huge upgrade from our sleeping pads on the floor of the tent!
While we love them, we have found that it can be really tricky to get that last piece in place when you assemble them. We generally stand them up on one end and one of us steadies the cot while the other pushes the bar up and into place. I did have to knock one star off for the difficulty, but the hard work makes for a really sturdy, comfortable cot.
Only used once for 3 nights, but seems sturdy and of good quality especially for the price. Arrived surprising fast and got free shipping using my Scheels card! Only issue, very minor at that, is the two end posts on one side extend out a few inches from rest of frame. Kept hitting with my chins but will simply put them on wall side of tent next time. Would buy again if need another.
Hinge rivet broke off after 1st time used. Not sure if there's a repair solution. It's a shame because the cot is comfortable, but it should not have broken after 1st time used. Also, I'm well under the weight capacity and did not abuse the product.
We just bought three of these. The negative reviews here which complain of tearing fabric or other failures seem very hard. If these cots ever had those issues Coleman has listened to the feedback and improved the stitching or material. These cots are incredibly strong and I just cant imagine someone twice my weight ever causing a failure. They are so strong in fact, they are on the heavy side. Heavy steel and canvas. If the carry weight is a concern, spend extra money for aluminum frames cots. But for the price, there is just no better cot with great long life potential. Thanks Coleman for giving my family the ability to camp with great gear at very good prices.
I purchased my Trailhead II cot in June 2017 and only used it 3 times. I just recently took it out of the bag and it had a small tear along the seam in the middle if the cot. I laid down on the cot and the tear went up the side along the seam. I know it's been almost 3 years since I purchased the cot but I figured it should have lasted longer than this with only 3 nights of camping with it!
There are two chief complaints about this cot in these reviews: it ripped after only a few uses, and it's impossible to assemble. Actually, the two are related because the people whose cots ripped are the ones who gave up trying to assemble it and slept on it without pulling both support bars tight, which is serviceable. But with the fabric only loosely wrapped around the frame without the crossbars, it's easy to tear it on the steel frame when you shift your weight in the night. Not so once the end bars are in place. Then the fabric's so tight you can bounce quarters off it. I'm telling you: assemble the cot properly, and it's never going to rip. Therein lies the problem -- how to get those end bars in place.
Trying to put them in by hand can seem impossible -- especially when the cot is brand new and the fabric has never been stretched before. As one reviewer said, you can have several people pulling with all their might and never get anywhere. My sympathies go out!
Salvation comes in the form of a handy little device called a "wrecker bar," which is really just a small crowbar -- a flat steel bar with a curved end about the size of a large hammer. You can probably pick one up for a couple bucks at any hardware store. If you put one peg of the crossbar in place and insert the pry bar between the other end of the crossbar and the frame, you can lever the 2nd peg into place easily by yourself. Just watch your fingers!
I'm working on my second season with this cot. It is very sturdy and wide. I like the 17" height which is perfect for strapping up boots in the fall and winter. The cot is very supportive and I've used various mats on it for added comfort. The one downside of this mat is the difficulty with assembly. Getting the 4th anchor point on the cross beams to lock into position is very difficult and it becomes more difficult in colder conditions. Overall I'm very pleased with its performance and durability and I've slept 60+ nights on it over the past two seasons.
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Says it has a 300# capacity but I only weigh 180? I always take care of my equipment and expect a cot that costs $50+ would not leave me on the ground. Frame seems sturdy but useless without the cot. Hoping Colman will replace?!?
Bought this cot to use car camping. Not off to a real good start. Instructions attached to storage bag mostly useless. Cot unfolds easily and it becomes obvious very early on that the main thing providing structural rigidity are the two cross bars which go at each end. The first was fairly easy to attach to both side bars. At that point the material comes up about an inch to two inches short and does not want to stretch to allow the second cross bar to be attached. I finally got it together by using a "big" screw driver as a pry bar. The tension on the side rails is obvious. They are both slightly bent due to the stress. Also, the end caps, which have protrusions to snap the cross bars onto, are plastic suggesting that the stress I see now will probably cause them to fail real soon. I have one week before I will use, or attempt to use this product. I now have the assembly outside in the heat (I live in Tucson, AZ. 100 degrees today to see if the cloth will stretch out enough to make realistic assembly possible. If not, I will be discussing the issue with Coleman customer service.
Cot has some design issues. Namely the taught canvas on mine required inhuman strength to manhandle the support bar on. Even with a 14 inch breaker bar for leverage. Now imagine the stored energy in this cross bar that requires a breaker bar to get it over the pegs. The issue is the pegs are made of relatively thin plastic on the end caps. The plastic held up first night, second time was set up the plastic end cap gave. End caps should really be metal to hold that kind of stored energy. However, quick talks with customer support and they are honoring warranty.
I used to use an air mattress in my tent, but it was always a hassle to inflate it and it normally needed reinflated multiple times during the trip, not to mention not much support. Then I bought this cot, it's a perfect solution to my previous problems. Solid and well made and plenty of room even for us bigger guys.
Purchased in December 2018 - received ahead of schedule, was affordably priced and as comfortable as you would expect a cot to be. I (40 year old female), and my 13 year old son, could not put the cot together (not strong enough to pull the end bars down over the latch), but my husband was able to do so. Hopefully it will get easier to do over time after we use the cots a few more times.
I bought it while it was on sale, good value for the sale price. Using for tent camping. The size is just right. A little heavy, but sturdy and easy to set up, once you know how. You do have to set the unit on its end and hold it down with your foot while pulling the other end bar into place with your hand. I'm using an air pad on top of it for cushioning.
I got this cot to get off of a air mattress after 2 camping trips a total of 3 nights the fabric ripped along the stitching. Coleman will not replace the cot nor do they sell a replacement parts. I have bought a lot of Coleman equipment and they just keep getting crappier I will never buy anything else from them again.
My brother and I got one. A year apart mine was used 3 times his was used 2 times. On the same trip the fabric ripped along the rail and I fell through it in the middle of the night. His had a 3 inch cot pad so he went to check his it was ripped in the same spot. If you only want to use it a few times go ahead and get one. Also coleman doesnt sell replacement parts to fix it so I have some good frames that are worthless.
I'll be retiring next year, taking several months off for an extended camping trip, and am at the age (almost 62) where rolling off an air mattress every morning doesn't really appeal to me anymore. I'll be doing a bit of modding to this cot for my specific needs, but basically it's the best bang for the buck I've found. Note: The end bars stick out one side a couple of inches more than the other, so using the longer side makes attaching easier. The first end goes in easy anyway...the second takes a little effort. I did it sitting down facing the corner, grabbing the end bar with my right hand and the top corner at the leg with my left and pulling them apart until it snapped into place. Assembled in like five minutes. I'd do a video on it but I can't be bothered. It will take up no more space in my 8' x 12' tent than my air mattress did, plus I'll have room for additional storage underneath. Is it heavy? Sure it is...steel is real. But not too heavy as to be burdensome. I discovered a neat little trick in folding the material that makes it so much easier to put back in the carry case, too, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who does it. Anyway, for 40 bucks, this cot should make a pretty good platform onto which I can make a fair decent bed for my upcoming adventures.
After reading many reviews from multiple sites, purchased this cot. Only hesitation was reports of difficult assembly. First setup took some muscle and leverage to get tension bars at head and foot locked in. After the initial stretch, assembly was easier and took considerably less effort. You must be mindful that it a saggy cot is uncomfortable, so the tension is important. Solid cot with great support provided good rest. Easier to get up from the ground, and more reliable than an airbed. Frame and materials are sturdy. Folding design and leg configuration make sense. Plastic feet have rounded edges that didn't tear-up or scuff tent floor. Fits back in durable, handled storage bag well. I expect to use for many years of camping adventures, and maybe for houseguests instead of couch!
This is a great cot, very sturdy and well made. We have used it a handful of time and have had a great experience with it. The end bar can be tough to get into place but if you push against the leg with your foot and pull the bar in the opposite direction it's not too hard. Additionally, because the bar is tough to get in it keeps the canvas tight so it doesn't sag when using it. Ultimately, this is a great cot.
Comparable to my much more expensive Cabella cot. Side bar extremely difficult to get into place until I watch a you tube video. The trick was to stand the cot on the side and use your foot for leverage, after watching video my 13yo daughter could put it together by herself easy peasy. Comfortable with no icky middle bar in your back
Bought two of these. Super comfortable. The only downfall is crossbar at the end is hard to get in place, but if two 10 year old Girl Scouts could put one together my coleader and I were definitely going to get ours together.
We just ordered 2 of these cots. They look sturdy. Stitching is even and solid. However, we can not get the end bar pulled into place. Several people have tried to help and it is simply not possible, no matter how strong. Is there a secret we are missing? Would love to use them, but can not get them together.
This cot is tirdy, but it was hard to set up and the instructions were not easy to read. Also,the bars at the end ended up getting in the way, they poke past the side of the bed and I hurt myself on it 3 different times.