The Alps Mountaineering Escalade Cot is simple, easy, and comfortable. The fabric and frame are all connected, so there's no assembly required. Basically after you take it out of the included stuff sack, you unfold the cot and it pops open... and you're ready for a good night's sleep. Not having end bars to attach also ensures that your head won't ever hit anything besides fabric. When you wake up in the morning, and are ready to pack it up, you simply turn the cot on its side, let it collapse and fold it up. It's really that easy! The angled legs on the cot prevent it from rocking back and forth and the center support makes the cot rock solid.