GCI Outdoor Portable Stool Review
The GCI Outdoor PackSeat Portable Stool is a lightweight camp stool that’s very well made, yet inexpensive. If you’re interested in picking up a folding tripod style stool, this is one you should check out.
Taller people will find this stool comfortable as well, as it sits higher than most similar folding stools in this class.
Anyone who’s looking for a light folding stool for camping or backpacking should check out this review. Having a stool for those times when you get a chance to take a break can definitely be welcomed compared to just sitting on the ground.
The GCI Outdoor PackSeat is made of powder-coated aluminum poles with a polyester seat. It also has an additional support at the bottom of the legs to keep them from spreading apart under your weight.
It weighs in at 26 oz. and can support up to 250 lbs. When it’s set up the seat sits right around 20″ tall which is several inches taller than many of the foldable chairs out there.
A carabiner on the outside of the carrying case allows you to attach it to a wide range of items.
The legs snap together easily and are held together with bungee cord. Set up takes around 10 seconds and packing it back up is just about as fast.
What I really like about the GCI Outdoor PackSeat Portable Stool is how easy it is to get set up. Just pop open the bag, let the legs extend and then spread them apart. That’s all there is to it.
The height of the stool is really nice as well. 20″ doesn’t seem like much but it’s a lot better than the 15″ that a lot of other brands provide. Overall, it’s a really comfortable stool.
The only thing that slightly holds the GCI PackSeat back is the construction of the feet. Rather than having flat bottoms they just have simple rubber feet on the bottoms of the legs. This makes the stool prone to sinking in areas that are soft.
Having a GCI Outdoor PackSeat Portable Stool at the campsite or in your pack really makes relaxing a lot easier at the end of the day. If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive, folding camp stool, then you don’t need to look any further than the GCI Outdoor PackSeat Portable Stool.
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