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Byer of Maine TriLite Stool

Byer of Maine TriLite Stool

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Verified Purchaser
not stable
Verified Purchaser
Honestly not worth it at all. Very difficult to sit on, I am a 6ft 170lb male and this was very unstable.
Wroosa
Thank you for your review. I just ask that you give it another try. I like to tell people it's like getting into a canoe for the first time. You can't just jump right in for it will be unstable, but once you get settled it's a pleasant experience.
Verified Purchaser
Extremely compact and easy to pack. Very clever design!
QuickdrawCraig
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Verified Purchaser
Heavier than I thought. It's a little rickety to sit on, ok near water- fell off it twice trying to sit down
Surfdaddy
Thank you for your review. I like to tell people it's like getting into a canoe for the first time. You want to get in easily and get a sense for how it feels. You also will want to use your own two feet to stabilize your sitting position.
Verified Purchaser
I'm a photographer and often hike in to photograph wildlife. I sometimes spend a lot of time waiting for the shot and having a lightweight stool is just what I needed. They also make great foot rests in conjunction with our full size camp chairs when we're car camping.
Verified Purchaser
A sturdy stool that is high enough to make it easy to stand after a long day of hiking. A bit heavy for backpacking, but overall good quality build.
Verified Purchaser
I love this stool! I bought it for myself and my boyfriend to use for backpacking trips but it now comes with us on daily hikes, the beach and anywhere else there may be limited seating like outdoor concerts, firework shows, or even a BBQ at a friends house. It packs up so small and lightweight its so easy to bring anywhere. I feel like it really holds your center of gravity. I've used it on uneven/rocky ground and never felt like I was going to fall over. Really a great product and I've recommended it to my other outdoor friends and they love it too!
Verified Purchaser
I originally got it just for camping. I like it so much that I take it everywhere. It's been in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, and the Philippines. It's great that it fits in a cargo pocket. Which means it also works great at a mall for a place to sit while the wife is shopping. The only downside is that it has no back support but that's easily fixed with a close wall or tree. Thank you so much for making a small lightweight stool that has a higher weight capacity. I've been using it for around a year now and have had no issues with it. One happy customer here how always recommends your product wherever I am.
RichSchwartz
Thank you so much for your review. Glad it has worked out so well for your needs.
Verified Purchaser
It could be a fine product for fishing. It was not a good product for getting up and down a lot. The tall and narrow shape of the stool makes it very unforgiving for shifting weight, or getting up and down. I wound up switching to a standard tri-fold camping stool, and found it much better for my purposes of resting in between points on the field.
carold
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts. I'm sorry to hear you are not satisfied with your stool. I understand the stool is not for everyone, I just hope you can appreciate it for what it is. A lightweight, pack-able, affordable, quality stool, from a company with a long storied history of bringing quality products to the market and standing behind their products.
Yes there are stools out there that perform differently, but they are heavier, bulkier, and more expensive. I often tell people it's like getting into a canoe for the first time, you don't want to just plop down on it, you want to get in gently and get a feel for how the stool feels for you.
I hope you give it another try and it does serve you well when you do need it.
Verified Purchaser
Purchasing it as a compact, lightweight stool to be used on the trail during long hikes. Deploying the chair needs quite a bit getting used to and not exactly easy nor quick. In Hawaii, few people really wear gloves on hikes as the weather is usually warm and humid to begin with. Setting up the chair involves pulling really hard on the top-seat portion (rectangular piece of fabric with 2 metal tubes sewn into the both of the shorter sides) so that the seat fabric will stretch just enough for the rods to snap down into the hook-ends of the two metal limbs. It's definitely not a one-handed job. So imagine holding the short rod/tube with both hands trying to snap the tube into the hook, next thing I know the fleshy part near the base of the thumb got caught pinched by the tube and the hook. Painful experience. I think it's much safer to set up the stool with gloves on. Not practical for my use.
cl0123
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I'm worried you were not using the best technique to assemble it. I say that because I see you wrote "..... so that the seat fabric will stretch just enough for the rods to snap DOWN into the hook-ends of the two metal limbs."
I put your word DOWN in all caps because its actually designed to be pushed UP into the clip. I have attached the assemble sheet here that should have been included with the stool to show you the proper technique. Hopefully that will help. See you want to start with the seat fabric already on the poles as shown at the top, then you push the rods up into the clip. This is much easier than trying to pull the rod down over the clip.
We do recognize that the first few times you assemble the stool it might take a little more effort, but that is because if it were too loose out of the bag it would not be as comfortable after the fabric stretches a little over time.
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Verified Purchaser
I've enjoyed the TriLite Stool. I also have an Alite brand and, depending upon the use, I do sometimes like the TriLite better. The advantage of it is that it is so easy to set up. I can pull it out of my pack and be sitting on it in just moments Putting it away is just as easy. The disadvantage is weight. I wish they could offer this model in titanium. Price was also a big advantage. Most of the lightweight chairs you can find are much more expensive.
Verified Purchaser
Terrible. Don't buy. Massdrop should have tested this product on their own first. Ended up in garbage after first use.
Tracy3
I'm very sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. Can you elaborate on the exact issue you had please? We did send Massdrop samples of the stools, they tested them in the field and did not have any issues.
We sell thousands of these stools and the majority of customers are completely satisfied. I would just like to hear about your situation to learn if we have a solution for you or if this is something we have heard about before.
Dannyhammock
Bought and then threw out because I live in Canada and I didn't want an exchange and trying to get a refund wasn't worth the hassle.
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