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Five Best Camping Stools For Added Convenience Outdoors

Updated on November 3, 2010

If you want get the best out of your outdoor vacation, the key is to be very well-prepared with the best camping gear. Think of your basic need like food, water, shelter. Also, think about your need for light and communication. You’ll need reliable camping tents, camping jugs for your drinks and camping stoves, camping cookware and camping dining ware for your food.  You also need light source to help you with everything you have to do like finding your way to the outdoor toilet after dark or looking for things in your tent at night. It’s also best to have a reliable means for communication in case of emergencies so think about bringing portable camping chargers for your phone’s batteries too.

Aside from the basics, it won’t hurt if you also think of bringing things that will add to your convenience such as camping refrigerators and camping air conditioners. These things weren’t back there in the Stone Age, but camping doesn’t mean you have to go Spartan. One simple thing you can bring with you that can do a lot to make your camp more comfortable is a camping stool.

Camping stools are lightweight and sturdy, folding stools that often come in simple tripod structures. These provide support when it comes to camping activities like fishing, when it comes to having camp meals or when it comes to mere moments of relaxation. You can take your pick among these great camping stools you can use whenever and wherever your trip takes you.

Black Collapsible Stool
Black Collapsible Stool

Black Collapsible Stool

This durable camping stool by Rothco will support you anywhere you go. The seat is made of high quality nylon cordura fabric that’s suited for rough conditions in the outdoors so it won’t fray or tear easily. This stool measures just a bit less than a couple of feet high and you can use it while having your camp meals, while fishing or while putting on and removing your footwear. You can also use this for momentary breaks while you’re walking. This is just perfect for any backpacker because it’s light and easy to store. It’s got Velcro straps that allow you to carry it around in is folded measure of 3 inches in diameter. It’s also got a carry strap so you can easily sling it around your shoulder and easily set it up whenever you need it.

Coleman Rambler II Stool
Coleman Rambler II Stool

Coleman Rambler II Stool

When it comes to customer satisfaction, this camping stool won’t disappoint you. From a very trusted name in outdoor gears, this stool lives up to the Coleman reputation with the durability and convenience it offers. Its seat is made of weather-proof polyester fabric that’s very comfortable to sit on. This one won’t tear through years of use and abuse. When it comes to support, this camping stool offers a capacity to hold up to 225 pounds with its hardy aluminum frame. This one’s also rust-proof so you can use it anywhere and anytime, whether the weather’s wet or you’re going to a humid tropical place. This stool is very light (it weighs only one and a half pounds) and folds so you can easily carry it with you.

Camouflage Folding Camp Stool
Camouflage Folding Camp Stool

Camouflage Folding Camp Stool

Are you looking for cool, rugged camping stools, the kind that will make you feel like you’ve got the same stuff soldiers use for some aid for their footwear? Here’s a camping stool from Rothco with a camouflage pattern that’s great for adventures in the outdoors. This one stands 18 inches high and is great for having convenient meals or doing camping tasks that are easier done when supported by a fairly low seat. This one weighs only three pounds folds small enough when not in use that it can fit into your camping backpack. If you want something that’s small enough to put in your bags so you don’t keep your hands full, this one’s for you; it also comes with a carry case for protection and added convenience.

Walkstool Comfort L, 18" High Large Portable Tripod Stool, Supports up to 440 lbs.
Walkstool Comfort L, 18" High Large Portable Tripod Stool, Supports up to 440 lbs.

Walkstool Comfort L, 18" High Large Portable Tripod Stool, Supports up to 440 lbs.

This camping stool is small but terrible. It only stands as high as 18 inches but it can support up to 440 pounds so this stool will surely work for outdoorsmen of all sizes. It features a very comfortable and durable seat, telescopic legs, and rubber feet. The three, wide, telescopic legs gives you more options when it comes to sitting position and provides excellent balance to keep you from falling, while the rubber feet prevents slipping and sinking into soft surfaces. After use, all you have to do is push the buttons on it to fold everything back flat. This stool is very convenient for backpacking and hiking because of its light weight and easy-carry design. This one is also available in heights of 22 inches and 26 inches.

Arrow Stool Camping Stool Hicking Stool Fishing Stool
Arrow Stool Camping Stool Hicking Stool Fishing Stool

Arrow Stool Camping Stool Hicking Stool Fishing Stool

This camping stool comes in an attractive royal blue color, but it has more than just a pretty façade. It features a powder-coated steel frame that offers you a support capacity of up to 225 pounds and reliability even in rough outdoor conditions. You can use this with confidence even when you’re going camping in tropical areas where the humidity is high. It also offers an ample-sized square seat measuring a little more than 13 inches on the sides for extra comfort. The seat is as high as 17 inches which is almost just the same as the average chair. This one is great for warming yourself by the campfire or for fishing. When not in use, this camping stool can be folded and fitted inside your backpack for added convenience.


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