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Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Kira


Slumberjack: Sleeping Better While On The Go

Mov­ing in­to your own place can be ex­cit­ing, but al­so stress­ful. It’s a chance to be cre­ative, and it’s ex­cit­ing to have a bit more con­trol over your en­vi­ron­ment. But liv­ing in New York comes with one com­mon prob­lem: ev­ery­one else is al­most as ex­cit­ed about your place as you are. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends and love see­ing them, but hav­ing your own place in NYC means that peo­ple are much more like­ly to vis­it… and I on­ly have a stu­dio, so of­fer­ing ac­com­mo­da­tions to vis­i­tors has in­volved blan­kets, floors, sleep­ing bags and cre­ative so­lu­tions.

Un­til my friends buy me a fu­ton, they are get­ting a cot. The Slum­ber­jack Big Cot has been a great ad­di­tion to my home for guests. It is ex­tra long (di­men­sions:32 x 82 x 19 in) and holds up to 325 lbs, which is great for when I want­ed to sit on it with my ex-pro foot­ball play­er friend (he is se­ri­ous­ly the biggest per­son I know, but isn’t any­where close to 325 lbs). The cot is very easy to set up (just fold out), and seems to have good stitch­ing (600D x 300D polyester). The last two poles can be a lit­tle tough to get in­to place, but in the end they make sure the cot is nice and tight, with no wob­bles in the night. One im­por­tant note is that the fab­ric does look like if a tear oc­curred it would rip through the whole cot pret­ty eas­i­ly. Fi­nal­ly, it has a ‘no-squeak’ alu­minum frame, which is great for a light sleep­er like me.

The cot can be a lit­tle stiff by it­self, but is per­fect with an air mat­tress or egg crate foam over it. It al­so seems like it has loos­ened up a lit­tle dur­ing the time I have owned it. The oth­er great part about this cot- it comes with a pret­ty big stor­age space! This is re­al­ly use­ful for the small things my guests bring, but I can see it be­ing even more use­ful while camp­ing, quite like­ly the nor­mal pur­pose of the cot. We did take it out on one trip, but since much of our camp­ing is lightweight, back­pack-style, this cot was a bit too much to car­ry for that sort of out­ing. But we do know that it is all too easy to lose things while camp­ing, get­ting them dirty or wet. Hav­ing this ex­tra per­son­al space is very use­ful. Over all, as one would ex­pect, this cot is as equal­ly great for camp­ing as it is for my guests. At 20 pounds, though, you’ll want a car or ve­hi­cle to trans­port it- and then you can camp in lux­u­ry.

The Slum­ber­jack Big Cot is priced pret­ty mid­dle of the road at $90 and your body- or your house guests- will love you for the pur­chase.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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