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LittleLife Arc-2 Travel Cot

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Ventilating anti-mosquito mesh on all sides and top
  • Mesh top opening. Folds into internal storage pocket
  • Webbing for pinning down the cot outdoors (includes 4x pegs)
  • High quality aluminium poles
  • Zip down front panel with safety toggle
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Product Information

Technical Details
Model NumberL10272
Item Weight2.3 Kg
Product Dimensions49.8 x 23.9 x 20.3 cm
Item model numberL10272
Additional product featuresFoldable^Portable
  
Additional Information
ASINB000UNKO2G
Best Sellers Rank 30,193 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available2 Aug 2007
  
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Weighing just 2. 5 kgs, the Arc 2 Travel Cot is the lightest and most compact cot. The two toughened aluminum poles that form the structure of the cot form an extremely stable frame, ensuring safety for your child. The unique asymmetric design also means that the front opening face of the cot is wider and higher than the back, making it more accessible. The top of the cot can also be opened for access to the cot from above. Lightweight materials are used throughout, and the front, back and top panels are made from airy mosquito mesh - ideal for indoor and outdoor use. The integral foam mattress can be removed and washed. This all packs away into a neat carry case. Zip-off top panel neatly folds into end pocket Ventilating mesh on both sides and top High quality components and fabrics Bi-laminate foam mattress inside Dual-Arc Aluminium pole design Zip-down side panel with safety toggle Packs into its own compact carry case Complies with safety standards BS7177-1996, EN716-1996 BS7423-1999. Weight 2. 25 Kg Dimensions 24 cm x 50 cm packed, 85 w x 133 l x 72h cm assembled. Suitable for Ages Birth - 3 years


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of our best baby buys 7 Sep 2010
By makker
We bought this cot when our son was around 6 months old, for putting up when we stayed the night at friends and, we hoped, trips abroad. This cot has since been an indespensible part of our travel kit, whether we are spending the night at granny's or going to India or the US for 2 weeks. Our son is almost 2 years old, and still uses the cot.

It is extremely light and portable. Will fit inside a suitcase, or can be slung over your shoulder as carry on. The first time putting it up i had to follow the instructions, but now we can put it up easily in about 2-3 mins.

The cot itself affords the child a lot of space. I have seen references to tying down or tethering this cot. We have never had to do this. I suppose if your child was to stand up and grab the sides and start shaking it it may be necessary. But the way the cot is designed (with all the area distributed at the bottom) means it is extremely unlikely to topple (in fact, i can't see that happening at all). I suppose at worst it may move across the room if the child was particularly aggro.

The mattress is not the thickest in the world. We often put a folded sheet under the cot to give some more comfort/protect from cold floors. This is fine however, as such items are always available and I'd rather not carry that bulk in the cot when we travel.

In short, I am really glad I purchased this instead of a heavier, solid-style travel cot. It has done the trick for us with minimum fuss. As I said in the title, this has been one of our top baby buys. I have certainly spent twice as much on things I have used a tenth as much. Not sure what age it is rated to, but our son is going on 22 months and I can see us using this for a while yet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice little travel cot 22 July 2009
We have used this travel cot for the last two weeks while on holiday and it worked really great. I particularly like the fact that it folds up so small, unlike many other travel cots. Our little boy loved being in it and slept fine. A much much better option than the other travel cots on the market. My only downside was that the corners need to loop around something so that it won't topple over. I have seen other ones on the market that have an anti-topple device, although they are more expensive. And after we'd hooked a bed and cabinet to the corners, we realised they also assisted in the ability to climb out! We are going camping with it in a few weeks, and can use the tent pegs, but will probably have the cot inside our tent, on a groundsheet, so again, the toppling thing comes into consideration. Good cot though if you don't want to pay more and are happy to tie it round bed posts!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy 1 Sep 2009
By Ruby
I bought this travel cot as I was flying from London to Scotland and back with a train trip in between with my 11 month baby and not staying anywhere with an abundance of baby equipment. This cot is great as it is only 2.5kgs so the weight limit on the plane of 20kgs is not dented too much by it. Also it is pretty small when packed down so can fit in a decent sized suitcase (though is bigger than it looks from the perspective in the pictures). Putting up is not tricky and once you have found some furniture to tie it to it works a treat. Baby quite happy in it. The bigger 'put in the car boot' travel cots are easier to work with but I would highly recommend the LittleLife Arc-2 if weight and space are issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 8 April 2013
By Hanna
We bought a littlelife arc 2 for our daughter. We spent over a year traveling in south east Asia. This cot was constantly put up and taken down for over a year. Our daughter loved it, she played and napped in it during the daytime! It was a little sanctuary for her and her teddies! Slept in it beautifully at night time. We felt really happy and secure knowing that she was safe from mosquito's,spiders and other biting insects!It was a bit battered when we had finished with it, but what do you expect after such a long time of solid use. When we left to come home we donated it to a local family with a baby, that were living in a ghetto near the train lines. I felt that it was worth doing as it still had so much life left in it! I would def recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Works well 28 Jan 2013
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Bought this for use by our first grandson and he uses it whenever he stays over ... and has done so since he was just a few weeks old. It is well made and lightweight and fairly straight-forward to erect, although I would not describe it as a simple process. We have not yet used it outdoors but have also bought the sun shade so will do so when the weather improves.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Clare C
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We used this as our main cot at home as we travel lots and wanted our child to always have the same familiar sleeping experience whether home or away. Its been fantastic. We bought a custom made foam mattress from another website to fit the base as the one supplied is too thin. Its made teaching our child to sleep through the night really easy, as you can just sit on the floor next to it and reach a hand in to pat / comfort if needed, rather than hurting your back bending over a normal cot. Or if you need to you can lie down with your child in it, then once they've fallen asleep sneak out! Again much easier than the child falling asleep on you, then waking up when you transfer them to a normal cot. Our son slept in it till 20 months old then moved to a standard single bed really easily. Its now home to our second child, and is just starting to show some wear on the mesh door with a few threads coming away.

It is easy to put up and down although I have scratched the paint on a few walls as the poles are quite long.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it
This travel cot has served as our sons primary bed when we lived a year abroad, and it has been a great travel companion. Read more
Published 12 months ago by traveller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great travel cot
Expensive but so worth paying the extra for. It's as light as a feather, easy to put together once you get the knack and my daughter always seems to sleep well in it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by loulouray
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful travel cot
Great `tent' like travel cot - easy to assemble and my baby has slept very well in it from when we first bought it (from 4 months old ish) and I think we'll be able to use it for... Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2011 by E. Smart
2.0 out of 5 stars little life is the appropriate name
This was a really nice cot/tent, our child (1 year old) loved it and slept well in it.
However after using it a few times (1 week holiday + 5 or 6 weekends) it broke. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2011 by rs
5.0 out of 5 stars better than the traditional
we have just brought this travel cot to replace out traditional travel cot as our daughter wouldnt sleep in it and we found it hard to resettle her once she was awake due to the... Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2009 by wilkobird101
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy
The arc 2 travel cot is great, can't rave enough about it. I have twin girls and bought 2 for going camping with them, and it was perfect they loved it for sleeping in and wee... Read more
Published on 11 Aug 2009 by Mrs. L. Dunbar
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK!
Straight forward to erect. Initially we thought it would provide a safe space for baby indoors as well but other travel cots are bigger, more secure and overall more suitable. Read more
Published on 21 July 2009 by D. Peace
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