I have to say that after a lot of searching I finally found a very promising sleep system! A few months ago I bought a light weight cot, the Petrous Light Beam Low Cot, from Amazon. Last night I finally got the chance to use it and was very happy! I met up with a fellow BCUSA'er just outside of Wallace, ID and he showed me a great spot up in the mountains. Despite my being much later than I'd planned and actually hitting the area after sunset we still managed to get camp set up pretty quickly. I had my trusty ol' Eureka tent that's been on every outing over the last eight years or so and luckily it's pretty easy to pitch, even alone and in the dark. Since it's been super dry lately I didn't bother to pitch the rain fly nor even stake it out. The Petrous cot ended up being fairly simple to assemble, sans directions. Simple but not necessarily easy! It took a bit of muscle to get the stays in but once set up it's very solid. Just lying on it briefly I suspect it would be comfortable even without a pad on it. But I'd been meaning to give my Wiggy's Luxurious Ground Pad a try! The Wiggy's pad is a Long, Narrow (70" x 24"). A bit bulky but not super heavy, although certainly not for gram weenies. Ultimately the combo wound up being almost as comfortable as my bed at home! It was probably the best I've ever slept outside. So far I'm pretty jazzed about it! I have to caution that it was just one night, and while it's very comfortable only time will tell if it's durable and if it will survive long term use. Yet it feels very solid and I expect it to hold up. We shall see. The next step will be to dig out my lightweight inflatable pad. I can't recall the brand but it's about the size of a Nalgene and around a pound. I'd like to try the cot alone without a pad to see if I can sleep the whole night on it. The plan would be to take the inflatable with the notion of using it alone if/when the inflatable fails (in my experience they all fail eventually). Bottom line: While bulky, I think I think I can live with the Wiggy's/Petrous weight and size for packing in. Certainly it's pretty luxurious for car camping. I'm eager to see if the cot holds up to extended use.