CAMPSTER - PORTABLE CHAIR
The go-anywhere - use anywhere portable chair. At Sitpack we are all about creating products with multiple usages that are timeless in design and constructed from high-end materials.
Read on and be amazed about the Sitpack Campster features and experience how a compact THREE leg portable chair will provide better seating comfort, maneuverability, and stability in one foldable portable chair.
We built a simple and minimalistic solution using gravity to easily unfold using our own "one-pull" locking system, a system only seen on Sitpack products.
ZEN X-SERIES - PORTABLE STOOL
The new Sitpack ZEN is the world’s most compact, and functional one-legged portable stool. Its designed to improve your posture, and lets you relax when you need it. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors.
Made with carbon or aluminum tubes, and a ballistic nylon seat, it's the toughest, most advanced and lightest collapsible stool on the market.
By using Sitpack ZEN at the office and at longer, standing events you are able to train and maintain a good posture, which, in turn, boosts your energy levels, your motivation and your concentration.
The best portable foldable stool for every occasion.
SITPACK 2.0 - PORTABLE FOLDING STOOL
Sitpack’s one of a kind telescopic mechanism makes it extremely practical and portable. Sitpack 2.0 is designed to be quick and easy to use!
For the first time ever, it's truly hassle free to bring a camping stool for resting while on the go - fold and unfold it in seconds, and you're ready to keep moving.
First things first, this is not an arm chair. Instead it is a serious piece of technical outdoor gear. Now, if you are strong enough, and crazy enough, by all means carry an arm chair with you on a hike, but unless you are willing to do that, then it is only rational to expect, and accept, the design compromises made which keep the chair as light as a litre of water, and tall enough to sit on, and get up from, as easily as most dining chairs while almost certainly still being the most comfortable seat you will find in the wilds..
The main compromise is on stability. In order to achieve the height, while minimising weight, when extended, the feet are relatively close together. Because of this it is necessary to sit 'neatly' in the chair, and not slouch or lean. However, this is not hard to achieve and still better than most stools, thanks to the back. Despite the apparent inconvenience, it still gives greater comfort and ability to rest and recover than anything else I have found 'in the field'. Like all hammock style chairs, it can be a little uncomfortable to initially get used to if sitting for longer periods but it is easy to pad with some clothing or a sit mat. Plus, remember, it is not an armchair.
One advantage to the narrow design, however, is that I can sit in it with my cape style poncho covering myself and the chair with my rucksack between my knees. This does a very good job of creating a rapid, yet effective and comfortable shelter, against rain and wind and I look forward to trying that out in the deeper Winter weather. I have already managed to sleep in the chair, under the poncho, and didn't find the experience any worse (but sadly no better :) ) than trying to sleep in a coach or aircraft seat. While not something I'd like to do often, this does make the seat and poncho combination a potentially valuable part of my survival/emergency plans, so becomes multiple use equipment.
In summary, I am very pleased and feel the wait cause by Covid, was well worth it. I, and other family members, will be buying more.
I backed this via kickstarter and have been very happy with my carbon fibre model. It is small enough to fit in a waterbottle pocket, and light enough to take most places, even when you don't know if you will need it. While not as comfy as a chair, it is still much better than standing, sitting on the floor, or a rock etc, and far lighter than any chair.
I have had my Sitpack for some time now so feel qualified to write a review about it.
I originally bought my Sitpack as we were going to a concert and I was bothered about standing up for a long time - I'm disabled and can't stand for a great length of time. I thought that it would help me, which it did.
Firstly, I was surprised at how small it was - about the size of a can of Coke. (I soon realised that I should have ordered the neoprene case with it so that arrived shortly afterwards). It is made of plastic which, I felt, probably wouldn't withstand my weight. After having a good few practice sits on it (making sure that each joint was locked by turning there stem tightly) I used it at the concert - Ed Sheeran in Galway, Ireland, just in case you were interested - and it worked a treat. I used it to sit on for about 25-30 minutes whenever I felt the need, putting it away in-between, which really isn't a problem and takes seconds.
I've been using my Sitpack regularly ever since. It's certainly a step up from a shooting stick which I used before as it is much more convenient and sits nicely under my jacket using the neoprene seat cover and strap.
Overall verdict - it's brilliant! I would never have thought that such a small piece of plastic could turn out to be such a clever piece of engineering. It goes everywhere with me in the back of my car, carried on my shoulder, and is then used when there are no seats available when I'm on my travels.
I'm quite tempted by the new seat - if it's better than my trusty Sitpack then it'll be outstanding - but I can't recommend my Sitpack enough!
Pros: Lighter than any other chair I’ve found. Useful if you find sitting on the ground painful.
Cons: Takes some practice to assemble quickly and correctly. If you don’t lock the legs properly then the chair will collapse!
Hint: simply add some lubrication (WD40 or equivalent) into the telescopic legs, which makes it much easier to set up and pack up. When locking the legs, twist firmly then apply compression to check they’re locked. With these tweaks, the sitpack is much more useable.
I've only used it on the beach so far, takes a bit of getting used to but overall I'm happy with it
Sehr gut geeignet für Satteltaschen im Bike oder Offroad Camper! Wir sitzen echt bequem!!
Thank you for making the best accessible camping chair that I’ve ever found!
I’d been looking for a tall-person camping chair, that was easy enough to carry and put up for someone with arthritis, for a long time before I found this. It’s light, fits easily in a backpack (or larger pocket) and once you’ve got someone else to loosen the joints then it’s a breeze to put up. As others have mentioned that initial grip and twist requires a bit more force than I can usually muster, but after putting it up twice everything it pretty easy even for me. If you aren’t used to hammock style chairs then it’s an unusual seating position, but I love it as it eases the pressure on my joints nicely. As long as you check that it’s on stable ground and keep both feet down it’s no problem, and on indoor floors it’s never an issue (I use mine to do the washing up, and in the garden). On fine sand it needed the base they sell to stay stable, but I used a bag for life on the one time this was an issue.
It was worth the initial Kickstarter/covid delays as it’s a really professional piece of kit and has clearly been extensively tested. I’d not hesitate to buy from these guys again and have recommended it to other outdoorsy people who need to sit down more often than most.
Quite possibly the happiest I’ve even been with a piece of crowdfunded kit.
For a lightweight portable easy to set up chair, this works fine, I purchased two. I am 68 and my wife is 72 years old. We have not fallen out of our chairs yet. It has a lot to do with expectations, If you want the chair to function like you're on your living room couch, then you will be disappointed. If you want a portable on the go chair than this one is very convenient. If you want to rock back and forth then you should get a rocking chair and probably stay home. Rocking chairs and couches are heavy to carry around. This chair is very convenient. We use them all the time while watching our grand kids sports events.
Chair arrived as promised. Compact, portable and comfortable. Easy to set up, break down and transport. Light weight but easily bears 300 lbs without a groan.
Very compact and light for a collapsable chair.
As Sitpak warned, it was stiff (very stiff) to expand the chair back supports at first (it took me a good 10-15 mins to extend them fully) but, as advised, they have eased off with use.
First the not so good points: the material is slippy and the chair back slopes so if you're wearing slippy clothes your legs have to work to stop you sliding forwards and, as it's only got three legs, it's a bit unstable if you lean too far to the side but these are reasonable tradeoffs given the very compact nature of the chair.
The good points: it feels well made, the poles are clearly marked to show how far to extend and lock the arms. The chair is comfortable and the material feels strong and has pockets to slip a phone in, there's also a small carabiner to hang a bottle or bag from. Now that it's loosened off, it's quick to erect and all the bits are bolted together (so there's no legs to screw on etc. - clever design, it just unfolds).
I've already got the "Zen" 'bum perch'/shooting stick so I only got one "Campster" initially (for my wife) but I'm so impressed I bought another one (for me) as I see this as a more relaxing chair for sitting down for longer periods whereas the "Zen" is more suited to long queues or 5 min "cup of tea/coffee" breaks.
This chair is very unstable as the legs do not open wide enough for proper support. Unless both feet are firmly planted on the ground to provide resistance, you just slide to the front of the seat for a very uncomfortable position. It could have been designed better.
It was a loooong wait for the product, but that is nothing new to me as a Kickastarter / Indiegogo enthusiast. Contrary to the standard, the comms from the team was frequent and sufficient! Once I got the chair, I am happy that I had read the instructions sent and shown ahead. Withouth it, I am afraid I might have broken the thing...it is tight at first, but it does ease out! So far, after half a dozen tryouts, I'm happy. It is small, light, portable and carries my weight - as promised!
Cheers! - pic from above the arctic circle (hunting)
Let’s get the negatives out of the way first not the most comfortable chair in the world and you’ve got to practice sitting in it as it’s quite unstable so there’s a knack to it definitely wouldn’t want to spend long periods sat in it now let’s have the positive this chair is super light and compact so it’s perfect for hiking takes up no room at all it’s also rather easy to put up and take down I can’t understand how you can have a problem but I know some customers have had issues with it but trust me it’s easy might be a tiny bit stiff the first couple of times it’s such a clever little design it amazes me how you keep coming up with these ideas I bought one of the first sitpack stick chairs and that was great will probably invest in the newer version anyway back to the chair used it for an all day music fest in September finally got comfortable on a flat piece of grass but after close to an hour started getting a bit uncomfortable so if you want a perfect lightweight travel chair this is the one if you want an all day travel chair probably not for you
At 75 I am not so active anymore, I bought the Campster because I wanted a very lightweight full height chair for local festivals (I live on a small barrier island in Florida and we have a lot of festivals). When I got the chairs I set them up, tested them and broke them down 3 times over a two week period before putting them in my truck and am convinced they are exactly what I need; I'm just still waiting for the first chance to actually use them.
Best camp chair ever! Small pack and lightweight but when unfolded it becomes the most amazingly comfy seat. A real eye opener, I'd recommend one of these to any backpacker or day hike camper. Best camp seat by far!