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General Category => The Knowledge => Camping It Up => Topic started by: iandusud on 01 March, 2021, 10:04:45 am

Title: Lightweight Stool
Post by: iandusud 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.
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: Oscar's dad 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.
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: archy on 01 March, 2021, 11:14:17 am
I've one of this design:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1757650440

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nordisk-Tripod-Stool-Reisehocker-Aluminium-Folding-to-the-Hiking-Outdoor-Camping/402710748762?hash=item5dc36e5e5a:g:DUQAAOSwH1xf-Qat

Light and simple, lasted well.  Made of robust material, I think some are not so strong. No brand on it.
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: Oscar's dad on 01 March, 2021, 11:16:03 am
Ah yes, that's what I have.
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: iandusud 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
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: Kim 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 (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=61065.0).
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: chopstick on 07 November, 2021, 11:22:39 pm
I've only just seen this thread so my reply might be too late.

I have and use a Vango Skye Tall stool and find it very good.  From what I gather, it's a fair bit higher than the Helinox style chairs (of which I have no experience) and obviously has no back rest - the Helinox looks better for lounging but I'm not so sure about it for cooking and eating.  I find the Skye Tall stool invaluable for cooking as I'm prone to lower back ache when kneeling and bending to use my stove.  It's nice to sit on when having my morning coffee and eating too.  I haven't had any problems with it sinking into the ground, its stability or strength.
Title: Re: Lightweight Stool
Post by: bikepacker on 25 November, 2021, 11:32:25 am
I have been having a sort out of my camping gear and came across a Coleman Exponent stool which I forgot I had. I looks in good nick but the original stuff sack was dumped in favour of a lighter weight one. If anyone wants it they can have it for the cost of the postage or come and collect it from me.