Updated August 01, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 10 Best Folding Stools

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Whether you need seating for unexpected guests or just a few extra inches to reach those high places at home, having a couple of these folding stools on hand will be useful. They are sturdy and durable, with some holding up to 400 pounds, and are easy to tuck out of the way when not in use. We have also included a few that are so portable and light, that you can take them practically anywhere. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best folding stool on Amazon.

10. TravelChair Slacker Tripod

9. Zimmer Heavy Duty

8. Handy Laundry Lightweight

7. MityLite Flex One

6. Acko 2-Step

5. Coleman Rambler II

4. Trademark Gameroom

3. QQXX Portable

2. Vigar Compact

1. Linon Home Decor Keira

Editor's Notes

July 29, 2019:

Many people count folding stools as one of those must-have items that just make life a little bit easier. Easy to stow away when you don't need them and quick to set up when you do, they are perfect for small apartments and those who frequently entertain guests.

You'll want a stool that is durable, easy to set up and take down, and reasonably comfortable. In a step stool, you should consider how high you can comfortably raise your foot because some provide as much as 18 inches of lift. For some people, the item's folded dimensions are also important because storage space is limited.

In this update, we evaluated our selections for strength and ease of use, favoring items that are either pre-assembled or that are easy to put together. Added the QQXX Portable as a clever dual-use item whose double practicality helps justify its relatively high cost.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on August 01, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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