When you’re traveling fast and packing light, a Hillsound BTR stool is indispensable on the trail. The collapsible, tripod-style stool with aluminum alloy legs provides a load capacity of 240lbs but itself weighs just 346 grams (14″ version).
The BTR (“Better Than Rock”) folds down to fit easily in a backpack, tote, drink sleeve, or car glove box, making it a truly all-purpose stool that assembles in seconds.
The BTR is surprisingly stable for a stool so feather-light. And yes, it’s a stool and no, it doesn’t have a backrest. However, you won’t find any camp chair that folds down anywhere near this small. And most camp chairs on the market weigh more than three times the BTR. For those who really want a backrest, a tree or a smooth boulder or wall could serve this purpose.
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On the trail we anticipate this stool will be especially handy for campfire/camp stove cooks, as well as fastpacking photographers. We’ve also used it around the house and garden to prop us up. Comes in 14” length and 17”.