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    Sleeping Bag Byers Easy Cot

    I purchased the cot from REI because I got a 20.00 off + free shipping which dropped my price to 55.00. Here is link: http://www.rei.com/product/814205/byer-easy-cot

    After spending the night on the cot here are my impressions:

    Pros:
    Wide - 32" wide - so my arms did not fall off like they do on some cots
    Long - 79 " or 6' 6" long - since I am 5'2' it was very long for me
    Sturdy - I sat on the edge all the way around and was never able to tip it
    No top/bottom rail - I hate top/bottom rail. I always bang my head or feet on it.
    Easy sit up - I watch the video: http://www.byerofmaine.com/products/...eping-cot.html and was able to sit it up in seconds.

    Cons:
    Heavy - 24 pounds. I would not want to carry it any distance but it will be fine on my GW Trike.
    Wide when folded up - 39.5 inches. Not sure I would want that width on a regular motorcycle but works fine on my trike or in a trailer.
    Hard - that canvas is hard! - I used my roll out self inflating pad on it and it was fine but no way was I sleeping on the canvas




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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    What are the dimensions packed up???

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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    Quote Originally Posted by RCLafnjack View Post
    What are the dimensions packed up???
    (L x W x D) 39.5 x 7 x 6 inches

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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    Well that is trick as hell. I thought you had bought that Allagash cot from Byer, my apologies. It's a bit much for me to want to take on the bike when I'm solo riding, but if you were going to be hauling a trailer around that would be a really really nice sleeping cot. Can't beat the setup time!

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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    Seems like someone could easily beat that 24 lbs. though! That stopped me right there.
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    Sleeping Bag Re: Byers Easy Cot

    Quote Originally Posted by quadancer View Post
    Seems like someone could easily beat that 24 lbs. though! That stopped me right there.
    Until they do, this is it for me, I haven't been able to find a 30" plus wide cot anywhere that is light and packs small.

    Just Bob

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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    Quote Originally Posted by brasters View Post
    Until they do, this is it for me, I haven't been able to find a 30" plus wide cot anywhere that is light and packs small.

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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    I bought this

    http://www.luxurylite.com/cuulzindex.html

    and am very happy with it. Rolls uo small enough an is very comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doostrekker View Post
    I bought this

    http://www.luxurylite.com/cuulzindex.html

    and am very happy with it. Rolls uo small enough an is very comfortable.
    Not wide enough for me....grin.

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    Re: Byers Easy Cot

    I just commented on the use of my Cuulz cot at home for company. Great little cot but I don't know how well it would work if they ever tried to make it any wider. 26" isn't bad at all, and I'm not a little fella. I can def see the allure of a 30" cot that sit's a bit higher tho. There was a cot called the Big Boy cot, all steel construction, 30" wide and they said it could handle like 800lbs or some such, but a bit more elaborate to set up and def a lot heavier and bigger to pack.

    EDIT Here's the link if anyone's interested.. price is right too, at 105.00.

    http://davistent.com/shop25/item-det...900&storeid=17

    Some of the pics and video's show 3 250+ lb men STANDING on it. That's a tough built cot!

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