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Lightweight Stool
« on: 01 March, 2021, 10:04:45 am »
Has anyone used the Vango Skye Tall camping stool? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133554423427?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=133554423427&targetid=1139674279667&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006766&poi=&campaignid=12128858326&mkgroupid=122515169451&rlsatarget=aud-629407027145:pla-1139674279667&abcId=9300480&merchantid=118930533&gclid=CjwKCAiAm-2BBhANEiwAe7eyFJiMHQ0oN02Hjnq9Y96dbHB_I3SiSOUyr5Ac1KDJjGdGYPpe4z0J_xoCJzsQAvD_BwE
My wife and I are planning on cycle camping this summer. The last time we did it was 30 years ago before life and children got in the way (we've still camped almost every summer but with family camping stuff). As we will be carrying everything on the tandem we obviously want to be as minimalist as poss but I think my 61 year old frame would appreciate a stool these days rather than sitting on the ground.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Lightweight Stool
« Reply #1 on: 01 March, 2021, 11:00:49 am »
Has anyone used the Vango Skye Tall camping stool? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133554423427?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=133554423427&targetid=1139674279667&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006766&poi=&campaignid=12128858326&mkgroupid=122515169451&rlsatarget=aud-629407027145:pla-1139674279667&abcId=9300480&merchantid=118930533&gclid=CjwKCAiAm-2BBhANEiwAe7eyFJiMHQ0oN02Hjnq9Y96dbHB_I3SiSOUyr5Ac1KDJjGdGYPpe4z0J_xoCJzsQAvD_BwE
My wife and I are planning on cycle camping this summer. The last time we did it was 30 years ago before life and children got in the way (we've still camped almost every summer but with family camping stuff). As we will be carrying everything on the tandem we obviously want to be as minimalist as poss but I think my 61 year old frame would appreciate a stool these days rather than sitting on the ground.

I have used something similar to that and carried it on a bike whist touring.  They are surprisingly comfortable.

Last year I bought a cheapo Aldi Helix chair knock off which also seems to be pretty good as well.

Re: Lightweight Stool
« Reply #2 on: 01 March, 2021, 11:14:17 am »
Sic transit and all that..

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Lightweight Stool
« Reply #3 on: 01 March, 2021, 11:16:03 am »
Ah yes, that's what I have.

Re: Lightweight Stool
« Reply #4 on: 01 March, 2021, 01:13:08 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys. I'd looked at the tripod type of stool but thought they were a bit heavy (using steel tubes). However I've found this Vango one which uses alloy tubes and is as light as the other one I was looking at. I think the tripod design looks less delicate and three feet should work better on uneven surfaces.
https://www.tauntonleisure.com/camping-accessories/furniture/vango-balmoral-aluminium-stool__3995?currency=GBP&chosenAttribute=P-12122-20&gclid=Cj0KCQiAvvKBBhCXARIsACTePW-Q8C0zo9wooJDwna09jbBoxVKyKHO49uJFq4djH2iTrpQpt9c8o3IaAjCyEALw_wcB

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Lightweight Stool
« Reply #5 on: 01 March, 2021, 01:20:23 pm »
It seems that a few places still have Coleman Exponent stools in stock.  Much better fold than the three-legged ones.  Discussed (along with various other seating options) in a previous thread.
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