chris leporewrote a review of Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot on June 22, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has long been on my bucket list, but after back surgery a few years ago I knew that I could not sleep in a tent on a camping pad on the ground. I purchased one of these specifically for that trip (and bought my husband one as well, since I didn't want him guilting me if he was sleeping on the ground). With an inflatable camping pad on top, these are luxury! We were both so glad to have one, and our guide was eyeing it too!! As for set up, it takes a few times to get proficient, but then it's easy. We set up and took these down inside the tent when the grass was quite wet, and it's best to do one at a time (might be a good pre- marriage test as to how well you can work together). Since I weigh <125 lbs, I don't bother with the double bows in the middle, though I do like the firmness of using more single bows than the setup recommends. My husband finds the double bow setup provides good support for his 190 lbs. We also have larger car camping cots, but I actually found these little guys more supportive. I will never go camping without one again - for the 3.5 lbs of weight they are a lifesaver for me, as hiking with a stiff back doesn't appeal to me.