Perfect for backpacking
I had another tri-fold chair that weighed in at 2 lbs; way too heavy for backpacking. However, I really wanted to have something more than a stump to sit on at the end of a long hike. This chair fits the bill perfectly.
I just strap this chair to the side of my pack and I have a ready seat. I weighed this at home and the advertised weight of 14 oz is right on. With this chair being under 1lb, it is well worth the added extra weight to have a place to park my posterior for meals, rest stops, and at the end of a grueling march.
This chair is not fragile, but I still take care with using it. It is not quite as robust as the 2 lb chair, but I have yet to have any problems with its construction.
In sum, an excellent addition to my pack.
Great Stool, COMFORTABLE & LIGHT
Our Scoutmaster (A Jersey boy but we don't blame him, he got here as fast as he could!) has carried this stool for years. It has served him well, still looks great, and will be around for many more years. Every tri-leg stool I have ever tried has the same problem, pokes me in three distinct and uncomfortable places. Upon using my friends I imediately noticed that this one does not and it is lighter too. Maybe it is the smaller size of the back packing version, I don't know, I just know it is comfortable and light.
Save your time and don't bother shopping around, you may find it at other places for a few dollars less but it won't be the back packing version and this is the one you want. Campmor is the only place I found it and it is well worth the money.
Durable, tough, & comfortable
This is the second time I have bought this chair. I liked it so much that I bought two of them. The last one I had went on 6 different multi-day backpacking trips and a trip rafting the Grand Canyon. As with any tripod chair, if you don't look where you set the feet it can be unstable. If you take care where to seat yourself and the feet of the stool it is very comfortable and stable. The only reason I had to replace it was due to the wind blowing the chair into the river in the Grand Canyon. I am looking forward to many more years of using this great chair on my outdoors adventures. It is a little slice of luxury when you are way into the backcountry and really don't want to sit on a rock.
Love it as well as the regular one
I have had both the pack stool and the regular sized stool for more than 8 years and use them daily. The one I use depends how far I am traveling from my car to bird or to photograph wildlife. When using my tripod, I lower it so that I can use my camera or spotting scope from the stool height. Sitting down prevents the chronic back aches I get if I stand in one spot. In addition, wildlife tends to ignore me when I am sitting on the stool.
I adapted both stools by removing the carrying strap and replacing it with two pieces of 1" x 28" stretch strapping material (bought at a local fabric store) at two corners so that I can wear it as a backpack.
I always bring it with me!!!!
The perfect backpacking chair
I have been backpacking since I was 12 (16 years). I remember carrying a heavy (2.5lb) tripod stool back in my early days. It was so nice to have, but it got the axe early on, when I started cutting down my weight. After years of backpacking with no stool, I decided to look for a lightweight alternative. This was the answer. I got tired of sitting on my pack (bent a titanium pot) or being stuck on a wet log. The lightweight options were sleeping pad chairs and such, but in my opinion, that's just asking for a flat mattress. At 14oz (maybe 13oz after I cut off the carry strap), this stool is perfect. It's super lightweight, comfortable, sturdy, and easy to use. It could only get better if it were free.
Great little stool
We purchased this stool to use while backpacking. We were looking for the lightest, most backpack friendly stool or chair or anything we could find. This was it. I haven't found anything lighter to compare to it. We actually cut off the strap that is attached to it as we had no use for it. The fabric they used is coated with some sort of rubbery product on the bottom...not sure why, perhaps strength? It seems to add weight, so that would be my only suggestion to improve it, to somehow lighten the fabric used. Although as it is it weighs in at less than 14 oz. Not bad! All in all...its great!
handy and lightweight
I keep this chair in my car. I day-hike two to four times a week. This chair comes handy when I put hiking boots on or off at the trailhead. It comes really handy when the ground is wet or muddy. You can simply set it and sit without getting your bottom slightly wet or cold when you hike in rain or in winter. Except deep snow, I always carry this with me and never go hiking without it.
Great for hiking
Great little lightweight stool. Sometimes take this on day or overnight hikes (when I don't have the bear vault to sit on). Beats putting your bottom on a wet rock or log, or worse, trying to get the aging bones up off the ground after a break. Be sure to check the area before you leave, though. I lost one one the trail once--just got up, walked away and never looked back.
One handy (s)TOOL
This stool has become one of my favorite pieces of gear. It stashes neatly to the outside of my pack and is easily accessable for a quick sit-down break when you can't find a rock, log or stump...or if the ground is wet. It is handy for sittling down to adjust boot laces, dress blisters, put on gaiters or moving around the campfire to avoid the smoke.
Best light weight stool
This is a fantastic light weight stool for back packing. My first one lasted for 11 years before I finally wore it out. It is very compact and easy to carry. It is great to have a comfortable place to sit around camp after hiking all day. This is the best stool I've found pound for pound.