Byer of Maine TriLite Folding Stool

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Byer of maine TriLite Folding Stool Features.

Byer of maine TriLite Folding Stool.
Find the perfect seat to bring on your trips in the Byer of maine TriLite Folding Stool. This stool simply makes a great seating solution for your camping, hunting, golf, bird watching, or any other activity under the Sun. With its foldable design, this stool can be easily transported and set up. Weighing only 18 oz., it wouldn t even add much to the weight of your gear. This stool is sturdy enough; it can hold up to 200 lbs. And to give it a sleek design, it comes in green and red colors. Buy the Byer of maine TriLite Folding Stool and enjoy a seat wherever you need it.

Key Features.


  • Folds to fit in the palm of your hand.


  • Aircraft aluminum frame.

Traction and Grip:

  • Sure-grip feet.


  • Web feet won't sink


  • Weighs just 21 ounces
  • Folding design
  • Thick, strong metal legs
  • Fiber reinforced high-impact plastic joint.
  • Drawstring storage bag included.
  • Full-width canvas seat
  • Weighs only 22 oz., but holds up to 200 lbs.!
  • Heavy weight canvas seat.
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Great for camping, fishing, parades, concerts and more!
The Byer of Maine Tri Lite Folding Stool is a lightweight, super-compact perch for marshmallow roasting. Byer of Maine constructed the Tri Lite from aircraft-grade aluminum (so you know it's durable) and a full-width canvas seat to cradle your bum. Best of all, this camp chair folds up to fit in the palm of your hand, so it's a no-brainer for multi-day camping and backpacking trips.

Truly, a stool you can take anywhere. The Byer Tri-Lite Folding Stool literally folds to fit in the palm of your hand. Great for camping, concerts, parades.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Great for camping, hiking, fishing, biking, sports events, parades, concerts - anywhere you need a seat.
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Dimensions:8 in x 16 3/4 in x 17 in
Expanded Size:16.75 in. x 8 in. wide x 18 in. high.
Folded Size:2.5 in. x 13 in.
Weight:1 lb. 5 oz.
Weight Limit:250 lbs
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Byer of Maine TriLite Folding Stool Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

good for what it is

The stool works well on pavement but does not look suitable for uneven ground.
I worry about the plastic wands that spread the seat breaking if someone sits on it heavy and don't see a 200-pounder sitting on it.
You need to be careful when attaching and detaching the seat or it will grab flesh resulting in a blood blister.
It is small enough and light enough that I throw it in my backpack when I am heading out to do sidewalk astronomy.
It is good for what it is as long as you are remain aware of it's limitations.
I much prefer the seat on this stool to the triangular seats.
Charlie at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2010

Good for backpacking

I bought this stool specifically for backpacking to have something other than the ground to sit on. The stool is perfect for this purpose since it is lightweight and folds up small enough to tuck in almost any pocket of my backpack. The seat is a little wider than the typical triangular stools so it is more comfortable to sit on; only problem is the balance - I felt like I could tip over with one wrong shift of my body weight. Overall it served it's purpose and I did not fall over.
randomsix at Campmor on 04/04/2011

I bought mine about 7 years ago. It has been on many backpacking trips and is still in great shape. I consider it somewhat of a luxury item so I don't bring it on every trip. I DO bring it when I know the ground is going to be wet or if I am camping in snow. It is also super-handy when filtering water out of a creek. I took away one star for weight but I would buy another one if I had to.

Matthew Brown (Olympia, WA) at on 08/18/2011

Mixed feelings

This is the second Byer chair of this type that I've owned. The last one 'walked away'at a concert. I was excited about this version which is much improved by the addtion of the web on the bottom as my prior one would sink in the sand. However, this new version doesn't seem as steady . It fits perfectly in my motorcycle saddlebag and I use it nearly every week when campingl. Overall it is a very good product.
PopPop at Campmor on 08/08/2011

Is that a camp chair in your pocket?

CONS: Tips from time to time, so watch where you park it. PROS: Everything else. It's small, light, and sturdy. We kayaked the Potomac River and camped in trailer parks, primitive sites, and campgrounds. This chair worked out well everywhere there was solid ground. When space and weight are at a premium, this chair hits the mark. Not perfect, but darn good.
stu at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2008


Love it - purchased for motorcycle adventure camping. Seems like a luxury, but takes up very little space.

Campmor was the absolute best price I could find anywhere.

My only con is that I looked the company up, and they are in Maine, but when I go it, the product is made in China.
gch at Campmor on 05/05/2011

The TriLite Folding Stool is one of the best purchases I've made recently. It's a great addition to my hiking gear. It's lightweight, comfortable, and tucks away in the backpack or outside the backpack just like an umbrella in a briefcase. Looking forward to using it on many future hikes and camping adventures.

sno5483805 at on 04/10/2012

The product that has multiple uses

I bought this for my wife just before we went on vacation for three weeks which included multiple stops on walking tours. The stool helped to sit down in many places to avoid standing for long time.
GR Tennis Player at Campmor on 11/11/2012

These come in two sizes: One for up to 200 lb., and one for up to 275 lb. So be aware when you are considering things like height and "will they break".

Dan Nickerson at on 01/31/2010

Best comfort for weight and size

This is the most comfortable stool per weight and size, and I have tried a lot of them. The only negative is the bright red struts; they should be black
RWM at Campmor on 11/11/2010

Negative Reviews:

If you use this thing vary carefuly, you may be OK. If you plan on taking it into the backcountry, be prepared to carry dead weight. I have been through two of them and they both broke on the trail. A friend of mine had one break on him as well.

Sean Chism at on 05/13/2009

Too small, too unstable

This stool seat was much narrower than I expexted. The tripod legs did not open very wide, so the stool was shaky to sit on. I absolutely cannot imagine some weighing 200 lbs - the stool's maximum weight - sitting on this.
Kagey at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2009

Avoid it.

Very disappointed in the product. The combination of triple foot with saddle seat sounded good. It did not work. The seat is inherently unstable. The main joint sheared on the third day of use, and I'm under 160 pounds!
Camper1 at Campmor on 11/11/2010

Tri-Lite Folding Stool

This product is too tipsy and unstable. There are far better products out there that are more stable, light weight, easy to set up and use.
Nikki the painter at Campmor on 04/04/2013

Not worth it

I could not setup this chair.
J. W. at Campmor on 02/02/2013

Neutral Reviews:

This stool is very unique. There aren't a lot of really good lightweight seating options out there. When I received this stool I was amazed at how small it packed. It is also super fast to assemble. There are a few drawbacks the footprint on it is pretty small and isn't very stable. It also is not the most comfortable seating choice. So you have to ask yourself if you want comfort or something lighter. All said and done for the price and the size I was impressed.

Doug Small at on 08/26/2012

Nice and compact, but not too comfortabl

I use it to sit while landscape painting. It is great for travelling...light-weight and compact in a suitcase (especially for air travel), but not built to sit on for any length of time or on uneven ground. Actually fell off of it.
The Artist at Campmor on 06/06/2013

Backpacking stool

Light weight and easy to pack. The three legs are unstable. It works to take a load off you feet and back, but sit slowly to avoid a fall
Yukon Cornelious at Campmor on 11/11/2011

Very difficult to open and close

I could not snap the chair open or closed - I had to get a friend to do it for me.
Kim the Sci-Fi Geek at Campmor on 09/09/2011

Collapsable stool

The legs could widen slightly slightly more for better balance.
Steve at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2008