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Byer TriLite Stool

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Byer TriLite Stool camp chair
Version reviewed: XL

Tall, wide, lightweight and comfy.


  • Comfortable
  • Tall and wide


  • Bit unstable

So I got tired of carrying the over the shoulder "lawn" chair to campouts.  I've tried the 3-legged triangular shaped stools and never could find one that felt comfortable. They all were too small for my wide backside.  

I've tried some of the 'fancier' quad backpacking style seats but they were all so low to the ground that I felt like I was gonna break them having to kind of flop into them. And getting up was even worse. HARD without help or falling down and seemed like the fabric was going to rip off of them.

So I had kind of given up on a stool. I moved on to looking at hammocks and that's when I stumbled onto the Byer of Maine XL TriLite Camp Stool.  

It's kind of similar to the old canvas director chairs without a back to it. It's 23 inches high so more of a normal sitting height. The seat is 8 in wide by 19 in long. The actual seat portion comes separate from the feet so you have to snap it into place but it takes about 3 seconds to assemble the stool.

I'm 6' and 220 lbs, and it holds me fine. It's easy to pack, assemble and carry. Super comfortable, not sure what else do you need in a camp chair ... oh OK no cup holder. Really, does your Nalgene fit in your cup holder anyway?

Because it is a 3-legged stool it does lean a bit if you lean down, especially to one side of the other so going from a full blown lawn chair type chair to this took a bit to adjust my habits around the campfire.

Packs down to about twice the height of a Nalgene bottle. Weighs in at 2lbs 4.6 ounces in the carry bag.  Straps to the side of my pack and away I go.




Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30

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Regular XL
Price Historic Range: $13.69-$29.95
Reviewers Paid: $30.00
Dimensions 17"L x 8"W x 18"H 19.5"L x 9.5"W x 22.5"H
Weight 21 oz 35 oz
Weight Limits 200 lbs 275 lbs
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