Historic Range: $24.99-$34.50
Reviewers Paid: $34.95
Going to the bathroom in remote areas can be a challenge. As I have gotten older the old "Dig a hole" method doesn't work and I want to use Leave No Trace principles. When looking for an option that would work for me I considered several and finally landed this "chair/toilet". This has been such a great addition to my camping supply box that I have ordered another one so I now have one in two locations.
- Easy to set up within minutes.
- Can be used as a chair when not in toilet mode
- Has a place to hang toilet paper
- Toilet cover is washable
- A bit heavy for backpacking
- Sand and dirt could hurt the leg system
I purchased this last spring for a camping trip. Wasn't able to use until my fall camping trip and when I finally used it I wondered why I hadn't purchased one prior to this last year. It makes camping in remote areas without a ready toilet a breeze!
I first used it in the cabin I rented at a MN State Park where the public rest station was a very long walk that I didn't want to make in the middle of the night. Those of us who are middle aged know we don't always have the freedom camping as we do at home when it comes to bathroom calls. In fact, not to be gross but sometimes things just need to be done and digging a hole in the forest may not happen in time. This is a perfect option for those times when you need to not get poison ivy when heading to the tree line.
The plastic double doodie bags are the recommended waste bag system and I would highly recommend them if you are a Leave No Trace person with this system.
The second time we use this was winter camping here in The Netherlands and we had it set up inside our tent so that we didn't need to head to the head in the middle of the night. Also a perfect solution! If smell is a concern then use with cat litter and wood chips to contain it and throw out as soon as it is used.
I like the fact that it has a washable cover and it is small enough to pack in my camping footlocker to carry anywhere.
Put your camping toilet worries to rest with this addition.
Hiked, kayaked, and canoed for years and as I have gotten older finding or making a toilet while camping is not always a great option. I have used this product twice while cabin and camper camping. It was a great solution and I can see myself using when doing day hikes if needed toilet facilities are not available.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $34.95