The 10 Best Camping Stools
This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in March of 2020. When heading into the great outdoors, you can’t always be sure whether the terrain you're dealing with will be dry, level, or comfortable. The best camping stools are made with this in mind, and those listed here are some of the strongest and most versatile available. But before you enjoy a seat in nature, consider what will work best for you, since every option has its pluses and minuses. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best camping stool on Amazon.
March 15, 2020:
When outdoors enthusiasts are preparing for the dangers excursions into nature might entail, they’re not usually thinking about what sort of curveballs travel furniture might throw their way. While camp stools present a limited threat, users should still remain cautious and vigilant. Be sure to check the stability of your stool before sitting, and, as with any chair, whether your own sofa or your grandma’s patio rocker, do not just throw all your weight onto it at once expecting it to support you. If your camp stool’s seat gives out, you risk serious injury, even impalement.
Ideally, the strong poly-fabric seat of your stool won’t rip or tear. However, as durable as such textiles are, regular outdoor use will expose them to ever changing weather, direct sunlight, and other conditions that may cause them to dry-rot over and/or weaken over time. Always check all outdoor gear before and after use, and be sure to both clean and store it according to its manufacturer’s guidelines. Lastly, while polyesters are not highly flammable, they can catch fire, so be sure to keep your camp stool a safe distance from any heat sources, as it could melt if too hot, potentially burning you with napalm-like drippage. When out in nature for extended periods, it is always advisable to have a small fire extinguisher on hand as well as a first aid kit.
On a final note, the Yolafe Portable Seat, the Rothco Folding, and TravelChair Slacker all have California Prop. 65 warning, meaning they likely use PVC in their design. It is not exactly clear where or how certain known carcinogens are used in the construction of each of these stools. While PVC is a known carcinogen, its perils generally comes down to inhalation and/or ingestion, so we leave threat assessment up to you.