why this product

Your unexpected guests and drop-in cadets will always have a place to lay their head with this stowaway aluminum and 18-ounce cotton duck canvas cot. This model, which usually has a nylon bed, is an exclusive collaboration with Kaufmann Mercantile. Take the cot with you on a camping trip, and set up your own barracks in the great outdoors under the stars.

Originally developed for military use, these cots have recently also been used for national disasters and relief missions around the world. 

use & care

Made for the army and for disaster relief, these cots require no special care. Wipe canvas bed down with a damp cloth if needed. Don't expose the cot to rain or wet conditions. 

Here's how to set up your cot:

1) Untie the cot and ensure there are two separate end pieces (we'll get to those later at step #4)
2) Position canvas bed so it faces down 
3) Unfold the legs until they point skyward
4) Open longer sides until the bed is flat on the floor, then slide end pieces into canvas slot with bumper sides facing out

Flip upright and sleep tight!

production & design

In 1966, this company began their operations by producing boxes for the U.S. Postal Service. They eventually transitioned to create surplus packs and other odds and ends for the army. About 10 years ago, they developed this cot for domestic and overseas military use. The cots have also been utilized in disaster relief campaigns in the aftermath of floods and hurricanes. 

about the designer

Canvas & Aluminum Collapsible Cot

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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A KM Exclusive. Official military issue 18-ounce cotton duck canvas and aluminum cot. Square aluminum tube frame with reinforced canvas bed. Folds for storage. Weighs 18 pounds and holds up to 500 pounds. Made in the U.S.A.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Open: 77 inches x 27 ½ inches x 19 inches 
    (195.5 x 70 x 48.25 cm)

    Folded: 37 inches x 8 inches x 5 inches 
    (94 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm)


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  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283051

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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