$449.99

13 reviews

Featherlight weight with outstanding packability, the Lite Cot is a design achievement – a true hiking stretcher. Creativity, advanced materials and innovative constructions come together in a backcountry bed that weighs under 1.3kg, but provides a stable, supportive, comfortable sleeping platform that’s a significant upgrade from hard, uneven ground.

Surface tension comes from the light and strong DAC Aluminium press fit legs. Part of the Lite Cot’s easy set-up, they keep up to 120 kg 12.7 cm off the ground while maintaining comfort and support that won’t sag during the night. Packing into a tight, cylinder, the disassembled stretcher slides easily into your pack for transport, and its durable and UV resistant materials and construction make for years of more comfortable backpacking and camping.

FEATURES

Supremely lightweight yet strong
Weighs 1.2kg when packed and can hold up to 120kg when assembled. To lighten your load even further, three leg braces can be used instead of four.

Portable
Compact, collapsible frame. Packs into a 53cm x 13cm x 13cm cinch bag.

Advanced engineering.
Proprietary DAC aluminium alloy frame and nylon resin hubs merge strength with durability.

Easy set-up.
Shock-corded poles lock the frame into place. Grab loops on one end help to secure the edge poles.

Performance fabric.
Aramid ripstop is lightweight and abrasion-resistant. The high-tenacity fabric is strong and durable, preventing tears and holes from ripping further.

The Helinox Difference

OUR FRAMES

Helinox is the only furniture brand to exclusively use DAC poles. DAC's proprietary aluminum alloy maximizes strength and minimizes weight.

OUR PROMISE

We proudly stand behind everything we make. Helinox will repair or replace any manufacturing defect free of charge within 5 years of the purchase date.

FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING

On all orders Australia-wide

SPECIFICATIONS

Assembled Packed
Height 5 in / 13 cm 5 in / 13 cm
Width 23.5 in / 60 cm 5 in / 13 cm
Weight 2 lbs. 10 oz. / 1.2 kg 2 lbs. 12 oz. / 1.24 kg
Length 72.5 in / 185 cm 20.5 in / 53 cm
Capacity 265 lb / 120 kg
Warranty 5 years

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BB
07/01/2024
BILL B.
Australia Australia

Stretcher

Quite comfy. Fairly low to the ground, need healthy knees to mount it. Hard on my old knees. Once on it better than blow up mattress

SW
07/02/2023
Stuart W.
Australia Australia

Purchases

Excellent experience with Helinox.

JH
02/02/2023
Jeff H.
Australia Australia

Great product and excellent delivery

B
22/08/2020
Basilio

Worth Every Penny

I purchased this in Alaska for winter tent camping, Louisiana truck camping, sleeping under the stars, and other use. It is compact and light enough to be jumped inside a Paratrooper's combat equipment. I have used it on several occasions and it has no signs of wear. My only problem with it is that I didn't find and buy it years before.

RS
15/08/2020
Ryan S.

Great cot

Light, easy to assemble. Perfect for my back country hunts

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.