Easy Cot by Byer of Maine

Byer of Maine Easy Cot Review [The Easiest Cot to Set Up?]

Last Update: 27 September 2019

The Easiest Cot to Assemble: Byer of Maine Easy Cot

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There probably has never been a more appropriately-named product until the Easy Cot came into the market. Made by the reputable Byer of Maine company, the Easy Cot is one of the easiest to assemble camping beds yet.

This ease of operation plus its overall sturdiness and reliability have made it the go-to cot for many people over the years. The Easy Cot is ideal for camping, home use or just any other place you may want to lay down.

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Easy Cot by Byer of Maine
Easy Cot


Length: 78 inches

Width: 31 inches

Height: 18 inches

Folded Dimensions

Length: 39 inches

Width: 6 inches

Height: 6 inches

Product Weight

21 lbs.


The Easy Cot is just a few inches off of being a truly oversize camping cot, but its large sleeping surface is still more than enough for a single adult. It also features a collapsible design that allows for a quick and hassle-free assembly.

Design and Build of the Cot

The Easy Cot features a rail-free design which makes use of the strong frame, fabric top and sturdy legs to deliver a comfy surface to give you a rejuvenating sleep through the night.

The frame is made of strong, durable steel while the fabric top is made of 5-panel polyester fabric that has a 600-denier rating. You will also find out that the hinges are strongly welded to deliver optimal support.

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The legs are strongly welded which enhances the durability of the cot. Undoubtedly, it is an option that will outlive most cots available in the market. The legs’ feet are affixed with rubber caps for firmer support and to prevent slippage.

Overall, the cot has a full 78 inches long by 31 inches wide sleeping surface that will fit any full-sized sleeping bag. It is also strongly-built to support a load capacity of about 325 pounds and you will also get ample storage underneath the cot due to its 18 inches of height from the ground.

Its height from the ground helps a lot with protection from ground cold and makes it very easy to get in and out of bed. Additionally, dressing up while seated on the cot is child’s play due to its bed-like height.

You will be pleased by the fact that this cot has no end bars in the foot and head area, making its whole length usable. The sidebars are well underneath the polyester fabric and there are no middle bars. Thus, you won’t have any cold metal to touch and there will be no bars to dig in your back during sleep.

Portability of the Cot

Easy Cot in a carry bag

When it comes to portability, the Easy Cot is a let-down especially if you don’t have a means of transportation. The cot weighs in at 21 pounds and will be quite heavy and cumbersome for backpackers and hikers to carry around. Their lightweight version, the Allagash PLus Cot, is more facile for backpackers and hikers.

However, for car camping, RVing and the like, the Easy Cot is just perfect as it packs down into a compact structure. The included stuff sack is useful for transporting it to the car. So, as long as you have some means of transportation then the cot is just right for about anything.

Setups and Teardowns

The ease of assembly of the cot is one of its most emphasized selling points. In less than a minute and without any tools, this cot can be put up by literally anyone. Its assembly process, devoid of any intricacies, involves removing the cot from its storage sack, unfolding it and that’s just about it!

Much as the legs lock into place when assembling the cot, we think that a “snap” effect would be more effective in letting the user know that legs were fully extended.

The Easy Cot’s collapsible design allows for fast and easy teardowns so you can be more at the moment in whatever activity you’re partaking.

Best Applicable Use

large sleeping surface - easy cot by byer of maine

The numerous advantages of the Easy Cot make it a very versatile cot for quite a lot of recreational activities.

Plus, the cot is long enough for taller adults and wide enough to accommodate those who toss and turn constantly during sleep. It is also relatively comfortable to sleep on. In fact, you may only need to add a blanket or light mattress for extra cushioning.

As long as you don’t intend it to be used by two people and you have a means of transport, then the Easy Cot is your go-to camping cot.

Compare With Other Oversize Camping Cots

Cot Name Frame Material Fabric Material Dimensions (L*W*H) Weight Load Capacity More Details
BYER OF MAINE Easy Cot [This Cot] Steel Polyester (600D) 78" x 31" x 18" 21 lbs. 325 lbs. Check Price
COLEMAN ComfortSmart Deluxe Cot Steel Nylon 80" x 31" x 15" 21.5 lbs. 300 lbs. Read Review
TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot Aluminum frame, Steel legs Oxford Canvas (600D) 85" x 40" x 19" 26 lbs. 600 lbs. Read Review
KAMP-RITE Oversize Kwik Cot Steel Canvas (600D) 84" x 33" x 21" 23 lbs. 350 lbs. Read Review


As far as oversize cots go, the Byer of Maine’s Easy Cot is a worthy pick. And even though its main marketing gimmick is the ease of deployment, it sports other perks such as strong nylon fabric, a big sleeping deck, a great height from the ground, a compact packed size, and great comfort.

In our article where we reviewed the best camping cots, we placed the Easy Cot at the top not only due to the above mentioned features but also due to the fact that it stood high against the competitors.

Are a big guy and would need a huge surface to sleep on? Do you toss and turn during your sleep? Are you an ordinary Joe who hates intricate and complicated structures? Whichever way you look at it, this cot is a good option for men and women who like it simple and quick.



When he's not camping or adventuring the outdoors, you'll find him grinding hard on his keyboard to put up some super-awesome content on campingmaniacs.com. Starting off on camping escapades back in 2011, he has grown fond of the activity over the years. His exposure to a myriad of different camping terrains, gear and the outdoor atmosphere has hitherto changed his perception of the entire outdoor life. He enjoys sharing the experiences of his adventures and gear reviews with the awesome camping community on this platform. Read more about us.


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I bought one . Using it indoor . I bought a sleeping pad for it . And every time in the morning there is moisture under the sleep pad leaving the fabric a little moist .