Best camping stools according to redditors

We found 80 Reddit comments discussing the best camping stools. We ranked the 30 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Camping Stools:

u/nvaus · 42 pointsr/woodworking

I can't be the only one that thinks those look terrible. Not only in design but also material. Super weird looking shapes, and plywood coated in that plastic veneer I thought was exclusive to cheap cubicle desks. They've got to weigh 3x more than they should because of that bulky material choice. And the seat...You're paying $800 for an over designed camping stool with a back on it. I honestly think a camping stool looks better:

u/SkillLevel9 · 15 pointsr/army
u/housecatspeaks · 14 pointsr/comiccon

YES!! Ask for the ADA sticker if you are experiencing "health issues" and are having difficulty standing and waiting for long hours and otherwise feel "compromised". They do not require "proof" of why someone is having health issues or what those health issues are.

  • Also, you might want to modify your SDCC plans. Instead of going the entire day, you might be forced to go back to your room and rest, then return. That will be your judgement onsite.

  • You should also be cautious about standing in outdoor lines in the direct sun. You should even be realistic about waiting in extremely long lines anywhere at SDCC if it appears that you won't feel well.

  • You should BRING A SMALL CAMPING STOOL. There are many available on Amazon and you still have time to get one. This one was recommended by another subredditor as being a life-saver: It is also very light weight. I use the tripod style camping stools like this one: I'm very happy with it, but it is a bit bulkier, like carrying a poster tube. Do a search for tripod camping stools to see a large selection.

  • It would be wise to carry some paperwork with you in case you fall ill and the paramedics want to know more. You can just keep something with you that explains your situation and how you've been feeling during your first trimester.

  • There is a "mother's lounge" somewhere where people rest with their babies and children and there are private nursing areas. Maybe resting on-and-off will help. You will have to ask about this when you are at SDCC.

  • There have been other people on this sub who have discussed attending SDCC while pregnant. I'm not sure how well the search will work, but you can try a sub search and see if you can read those posts.
u/ChronicSilence · 10 pointsr/CanadianForces

A guy on my courses always had a spare canteen that he filled with jelly beans. Best de-stresser ever in the 5 minutes you get between taskings.

Also, I'm not sure what kind of EX you're doing and what you can take, but we found these to be incredibly useful and they strap onto a ruck very easily.

On a more practical note, take lots of socks. I mean lots and lots of socks. When your feet are soaked from sweat or a swamp, no better feeling than a fresh pair of socks. If you haven't already, get a pair of SWAT boots or similar so you don't want to amputate your feet after a day in the field.

One of my personal favourites was to always carry a ziplock bag of really tough beef jerky in my tac vest. Has a similar appeal to dip, but without the mouth cancer and I found it helps keep energy up during longer marches.

I never really had a problem with any of the shit we had to do during exercises, it's all kind of fun when you have the right mindset, so most of my "hacks" were just ways of being more comfortable during downtime. That's really good for keeping your sanity, and I think it applies to everything in the Forces :)

Finally, if they gave you one of those shitty old canteen cups in your kit that are tin or something and poisonous to drink from, consider surreptitiously replacing it with a steel one.

u/DrunkMushrooms · 8 pointsr/INTP

Get some no-rinse body wash or body wipes used by athletes. You can stay pretty clean that way. They also make no-rinse shampoos, both wet and dry, though check the reviews if your hair is anything other than Caucasian.

You may wish to have a bucket with a lid. A bucket is an infinitely useful thing. You can do sponge baths in it, use it as an emergency toilet, wash clothes/dishes, etc. When not in use, you can store stuff in it. They make collapsible buckets that get quite small.

Bring a towel. Bring lots of paper towels.

You'll want eating utensils. A set of camp dishes for using on your stove. Salt, pepper, sugar packets, condiment packets (easier than storing bottles of the stuff). Figure out how you're going to eat without spilling food everywhere.

Bring a folding chair. You may want a pretty low one so you can sit next to your stove and cook.

Sleeping bags give superior draft resistance. I say this as somebody who used to sleep in her car a lot. No matter how you tuck the blankets, something will be cold.

Stuff like this may make your sleep more comfortable:

Sort supplies into small crates so you can pack more efficiently.

Bring a paper map.

Truck stops were my preferred places to sleep. They have showers, and nobody minds if you park overnight.


u/EPICurism · 4 pointsr/NYCC

I got this one:

Comfortable enough, small enough (mostly fit in my backpack; I added a carabiner to keep it secure), and sturdy enough for ~270 lbs

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/uwaterloo

Bring your own foldable chair. And a clipboard if you take notes by hand.

u/macromaniacal · 3 pointsr/kayamping

A big thing for me is fire. I love me some fire, but the question is always how to make it. There are all kinds of things to make your life easier, but two of my favorite things are 1.) The Sven Saw which is a collapsing saw that is good for brances/trees up to about 6 or 7inches (in my opinion) and 2.) Candle Firestarters along the lines of these. To be fair, I havent bought any candle firestarters in a while, since I made about 60 of them myself and decided it wasn't worth it to try that again. I'm just about out of them and will have to find a suitable commercial product.

Some of the other things that I lug along are as follows:


  • Jet Boil - for hot beverages and simple meals

  • Instant Coffee - Not nearly as tasty as the good stuff, but significantly less hassle

  • Boullion Cubes - Easy source of salts, while providing a simple base for soups

  • Small Tupperware cup w/ sandwich baggies of spices - Nothing makes a bland meal much better than a concoction of spices. I use a small 2"x2"x2" cup that keeps enough spices packed and dry to give me plenty of options.


  • Some lengths of rope and a few carabiners - useful hang stuff to dry, or secure a kayak to the shore

  • Camp Chairs - Depending on your kayak, this may mean different types of seating. It can range from a full size comfortable chair, to a 3 legged ball-buster, but whatever it is, it beats sitting on the ground.

  • Quality dry bags - I've found most dry bags will keep water out when new, but the material used for construction makes a lot of difference. My rule of thumb is 'the thicker the better'. My bag of choice is the Sea-to-Summit Big River Dry Bag due to the fabric (durable but not as stiff as the PVC bags) and the lashing loops that let me strap it down on top of my kayak without having second thoughts.

    Some things to consider

  • If you're planning on cooking your own food from scratch, cook it at home first using the same equipment you'll be using on the river. I keep bringing rice with me to add to some basic broth, and I keep underestimating how long it actually takes to fully cook it. I'm sure there is a work around, or a better choice in rice, but I suck and don't plan ahead very well

  • Bringing a tent? separate the poles from the rest of the tent, this will make the fabric part much easier to manipulate into a storage compartment.

    This is all I have off the top of my head, if something else comes up, I will post it.
u/xostudent · 3 pointsr/torontoraptors
  1. Not sure if it will be raining or not, but don't bring an umbrella - they don't allow that in (learned that the hard way)
  2. They don't allow lawn chairs either (although I have seen mothers/children with these portable camper ones - someone please confirm if these are ok)
  3. Prime spot for swag giveaway is a few feet from the stage if you want shirts/other apparel tossed. They've also given Tissot watches to people standing at the very front of the stage. Also, one of the hosts (leader of Raptors Dance Pak, Mariah) I noticed tends to only give stuff away to females from my observation
  4. They typically give out raffle tickets at the front, make sure you keep it! They're meant to raffle off cool swag or tickets to future games
  5. Get loud! But be respectful :) Have fun, it's a great time to be a Raps fan
u/drzrdt · 3 pointsr/msp

Ah yes, the glamorous life of an on-site IT guy! Most times I stand or sit on the floor if I’m not going to be in the actual data room very long. I’ve always asked to borrow a spare chair if they had one around. Most clients kindly oblige and it works if there’s space. I’ve always wanted to try this stool out by never pulled the trigger.

I generally improvise when onsite and don’t like to do “sit down work” in the actual data room if I can get away with it. Getting remote access is my first priority if a spare desk or unused conference room is available. But we can’t always get away with that. I’ve used everything from cardboard boxes as a computer stand and my backpack as a seat. The laptop padding in my bag is actually pretty comfy. I only did that once because I had to and of course removed anything that would break or stab me. That said I’d recommend a dedicated neck roll as a floor seat. Also, learning to use a track ball mouse has helped since I don’t need to find a surface to move a regular one all around when you need one and space is tight. I never leave home w/o a 50 foot Ethernet cable and extra long usb to serial cable either. Have fun and hey, let’s be careful out there.

u/OsFireTruck · 3 pointsr/PAX

One of these chairs is super handy. Small, easy to carry, has a strap that you can wear like a backpack. Very useful when you're going to be in lines for a long time.

u/SharingSmiles · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

While I was recovering from a back injury, I brought this with me. Didn't have any issues with security and it saved my life. Was very, very light and easy to carry around.

u/taco_waffle · 2 pointsr/PAX

I've always brought something like this. When I'm in a long line it's nice to take the backpack off and have a seat to rest my feet.

u/cpbaby1968 · 2 pointsr/amputee

Darn it! I meant to add links so you could see what I mean.

We have this one:

Coleman Rambler II Stool

And we also have this one:

TravelChair 1389VB Slacker Chair, Blue

I would like to warn you to pay attention to the measurements if you buy either type. These links are the good ones, but you can get them easily and possibly cheaper at other places. There’s cheaper ones, though, that are only 10” high or so. To me, the short, tiny stools are 1. Not comfortable 2. Rather dangerous if you have balance issues.

u/Faptasmic · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

For me a 14x14" inch piece of reflectix is the absolute mininum I am going to bring. Folded in half it makes a nice seat that keeps my ass dry and warm and unfolded it gives me something dry to stand on when I am changing. I sometimes like to bring a stansport stool with me if I know I'm going to be hanging out with friends. This one has a good height and weighs about a pound.

u/mesahiker · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

This is the one I bought. It comes in at 18oz. According to Helinox, their Zero is 17.28 without the bag, so roughly same weight.

u/soynanyos · 2 pointsr/PAX

I personally use this bag.

It is light as a draw string and the wide straps won't hurt the shoulders at the end of the day. There are a few pockets inside for the smaller items like your phone, DS, small water bottle, or trinkets you buy when on the floor. This bag does not have lined dividers for items like posters/prints, books/comics, toys, games, etc. So keep in mind how to organize your swag to survive the day.

I learned that using a diploma cover will save you a lot of frustration for paper items that must remain flat. Get yourself a PVC pipe for posters and photos. Oh, if you don't mind carrying a little extra weigh, get yourself one of these you can easily expect to wait over 4 for the popular boots. That a lot of time standing like cattle. So do your best to stay comfortable. And wear deodorant.

u/DurmNative · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I found these on Amazon at 360g (no reviews on them yet):

u/Ervine24 · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

Ive never put a link on reddit before, But if that works thats the chair. It was super usefull.

u/cubeofsoup · 2 pointsr/discgolf
u/TheBeaverCleaver · 2 pointsr/PAX

Bring snacks and probably a bag lunch. There are places to eat but lines are long.

On the subject of lines, you might consider a pack stool or something similar, lines for almost everything are going to be pretty significant.

Once you have the schedule, it's a good idea to make a list of priorities as the lines make it difficult to see and do everything.

Get to panels, especially popular panels, 2-4 hours in advance.

PAX is less about retail than other conventions, but several vendors will be on site. I personally only budget ~$20 for non-food shopping, but if you want official PAX merch or some nerdy graphic tees you might want to bump that up a bit.

There will be a lot of free SWAG given away, it's a good idea to bring an empty backpack/bag.

If you play MTG at all you should pop over there. I only play once a year (at PAX) and i love jumping in one of the draft or mini-masters tournys. They start every time they have enough people to start, usually several times an hour.

If you get overwhelmed it might help to head over to the PC free-play area. The line is usually quick and you get to use a computer for ~1 hour to do whatever. It's helped me in the past when I just needed to get away from people for a while.

u/starbewy · 2 pointsr/golf

yup to each his own.

If someone wanted they could just keep a $17 lightweight camping stool in their bag and have a similar set up and save ~$150 over a clic gear/attachments. But I plan on using mine for many years to come, so I don't mind shelling out some more money to make my rounds more convenient.

u/danielravennest · 2 pointsr/technology

Unless it can compete with these, I'm not sure a lot of people will get one. And the folding stool can be holstered, it's pretty light.

u/dabutta · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Not necessarily UL.. But I've tried various different chairs/mats and always come back to this stool

I just bought 2 more for $7 on sale at leftlanesports. Super easy to strap to pack and perfect for what i need.

u/CursorTN · 2 pointsr/PAX

I saw some people with these:

A little more collapsible, I think. I saw people using these last year in line, so I know this isn't something new. I'm just not stoked about carrying it around with me. These things are pretty big even when collapsed.

u/tmiw · 2 pointsr/comiccon

It's something similar to this though I'm not sure it's the same brand. Hope this helps!

u/Momlife91 · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

NAH get a cane and if someone still doesn't give you a seat, what about picki g up a seat like this?

u/broomtarn · 1 pointr/Meditation

Would something like this work?

u/viruswithshoes · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

I have been using this trekology stool its about 23oz but fits outside my backpack like a small frame and sets up in seconds. It doubles as a nightstand, a place to keep my pack off the mud and an ottoman when I’m sitting on my hammock.

u/Skinzard · 1 pointr/discgolf

also this is the same stool for cheaper.

u/PMyourself · 1 pointr/funny

I'd bring my stein and one of these guys. $1 for essentially three beers.

Your move, price gougers.

u/bangt1dy · 1 pointr/RiotFest

that was my concern. For reference this is what I'm talking about -

u/Kitty015 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

That's not the exact stool I have but it is a similar concept.

u/HardSn0wCrash · 1 pointr/SDCC

This is the chair that I use, it collapses and straps very nicely on the side of my backpack.


u/cobaltimorex · 1 pointr/wheredidthesodago

I just got the Coleman brand one here

u/GoorooDougie · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I've been using this tripod stool for several years and really like it:

The legs on this one fold in half, so it stows much smaller than many others on the market. No problem handling 200+ lbs.

u/italicizedmeatball · 1 pointr/Shambhala

For packing, I used a North Face XXL Base Camp duffel bag. Did you get a luggage scale? I did, and it really really helped me make the most of my packing. I also use it for backpacking too, to help measure my gear loadout.

Wagons: I bought a Sekey folding wagon with bigass moon rover tires, but the Amazon listing got changed to patio umbrellas and I don't see them on there at all anymore, so... ?

Here's one that looks almost identical, but with extra bells and whistles that you may or may not want. Looks legit though:


There's also this wagon that, although it doesn't have the oversize tires, is a double decker design that would be helpful for carrying more gear:


As for seating, I have one of these that I brought with, and it's easy enough to fit in a duffel bag, cheap, and light:

REI also makes a really comfy collapsible backpacking chair that is cheaper than comparable ones from Helinox, and more comfortable IMO:

Hammocks are always a great idea too. The Hennessy Hammocks mentioned before are great for camping, but if you just want something cheap and casual for chilling while camping, I've been really happy with this company:

u/Stereo_Panic · 1 pointr/cosplay

Quick thinking on your part then! Grab a little something like this and you can do the pose at the drop of a hat.

u/JGolden32 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I bought this one on Shug's recommendation and am happy with it. 17 ounces is all.

u/HittingSnoozeForever · 1 pointr/childfree

I would recommend a collapsible folding stool, at least. Like this one It's less expensive, less obvious, and can fit in a backpack.

u/vizniz · 1 pointr/discgolf

First, let me actually link to the stool I bought.

Second, check out what shows up when you search disc golf stool on amazon.

The first result was too short for my liking. The 3rd had a pretty meh review rating. Mine, right there at number 2, had solid ratings and a decent price.

Both the Innova and Discraft chair on that list, as well as your HukLab brand one price out at at least $40, more than twice what I paid. That definitely isn't a marginal difference I'm gonna ignore to "grow the sport".

Not to mention we're all already doing our part by buying discs, bags, paying tournament entries, playing our local courses, spreading the word in our communities, and inviting new people out with us.

I don't owe a company that's trying to make a buck off a niche sport by marketing a specialized "disc golf stool" when other outdoor companies, who have just as much a vested interest in making a durable, long lasting product, can beat the DG companies price 2 times over.

What would win me over? More functionality. You show me a disc golf stool that somehow works better on a DG course than a regular camping stool that beats is price 2 times over, maybe I'll consider it. That's why I have a disc golf bag instead of a regular backpack.

>We are very fortunate to be in the sport which has the cheapest equipment IN THE WORLD. No sporting item is cheaper than a golf disc when lifetime of the product is factored in.

That's a pretty baseless claim. Tons of sports require only 1 item, the ball, soccer and basketball for instance. You can equate hoops and nets for our disc golf courses, so those are free. AND not everyone needs their own ball.

>Do not buy stuff from non-disc golf companies if it is at all possible!

I suppose your next pants purchase will be the $100 disc golf pants

>This is hardly rocket surgery now - is it?

Kinda jumbled up two different idioms there.

tl:dr some specialized products are overpriced because they know some people will buy it at that price just because it says "disc golf" on it. I say be an informed shopper and force them to compete.

u/CaptainBad · 1 pointr/discgolf

A lot of people use the Camp Time Stool. It's the one Dynamic Discs sells with their custom seats. I've had it and a cheap one from Amazon and the Camp Time is MUCH better. It's wider so it puts less pressure on the man bits, IME.

As for an umbrella, I love my large Gust Buster.

u/steverrb · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I got something like this it's worth the extra 2 pounds to have a nice sit whenever you want.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 1 pointr/webdev

Yeah, standing in place is just as rough as sitting. Probably more so since you aren't used to standing in one spot. I have a height adjustable desk and stand/sit throughout the day. I would recommend doing that, and making sure to walk around and stretch a little during the day.

The stool is a good idea, just make sure to alternate legs and be sure to move around a little.

A little mini-ladder is also good as something to lean/sit back on while you're at standing height. I have one of these to do that, but a little ladder is cheaper.

u/Arktos_2019 · 1 pointr/vaporents

I've had for years --and still love, my old folding camp stool It has a strap. so I just sling it over a shoulder or on my back. Tubular AL --weighs very little.

IMO all-tubular beats a 4-legged design. Yes, leveling it might take 5 seconds, but one leg isn't going to sink in wet soil & tip you on your dupa.

I don't know if I can post a link, but something like this:

u/nadeirad · 1 pointr/Romania

Standing desk + stool. Îl poți face la un magazin de biciclete dintr-o șea de bicicletă de oraș și o țeavă.

Eu folosesc un bar de bucătărie open space și un scaun de bar de 200 lei de la Ikea, cînd obosesc.