GCI Outdoor Packseat Portable Tripod
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The GCI Packseat Portable Tripod is perfect for taking breaks while hunting, camping, bird watching or hiking. It features 600D polyester fabric that makes it ultra comfortable, while the aluminum frame and tough powder coat finish ensure durability. It also includes an easy to carry bag for optimal portability.
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- 600D polyester fabric
- Aluminum frame
- Tough powder coat finish
- Carrying bag with strap
- Weight capacity: 250 lbs
- Unit Weight: 26 oz
- Height: 21"
- Folded Dimensions: 15"L x 4"W
- GCI Outdoor
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Country of Origin: ImportedWeb ID: 4030465
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 61 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Reeggomas Lightweight and portal but not a good solution for long-term sitting The construction is solid. The weight of the entire item with pouch is pretty light. Once the seat is removed from the pouch it pretty much assembles itself. The bottom part of the tripod is "spring-loaded" by a bungee cable which snaps the bottom to the top. So very little assembly is required. However, it's a good idea to make sure the bottom legs are securely seated to the top legs. Once the legs are assembled, which takes about 1 or 2 seconds (literally), you can sit on it. It's fairly comfortable, at least initially. But after sitting on it for about 30 minutes it started getting slightly uncomfortable. I'm not light but I'm not heavy either. I weigh about 160 lbs. For short term seating option this is a great product: picnics, camping, taking a quick break from hiking and standing in line, etc. But anything long term it may get a bit uncomfortable. September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ControlFreak Very compact yet very sturdy. I bought it to use while working on computer controlled equipment in machinery rooms that have no tables or chairs. It slips into my laptop bag and I can rest my laptop on my knees while I work. January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jen72 Great little seat... I love to photograph wildlife, which often requires many hours of sitting and waiting. This lightweight stool clips to my belt loops or camera bag with ease, and is great for taking a load off. December 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WDinTN Had to make some alterations They didn't have the chair in stock at the store when i got there. One of the salesmen pulled it up online and told me the price. I was paying cash so he had me purchase a gift card for the exact amount. He then placed the online order from a computer in the store and had it shipped straight to my house. When you place the order from in the store the shipping and handling are free. About 3 days later I recieved my chair and took it to work. I'm 5'10" and 210lbs. Instantly I knew the chair was too tall. I found myself sitting straight up and uncomfortable. I prefer the height of a 5 gallon bucket where I can rest my elbows on my knees so I decided something must be done. I went to a local hardware store and purchased a small tubing cutter for around $10. Disassembled the chair by removing the end caps,slip washers and bungees. Keeping in mind where the hing points were so as not to end up with a chair that wouldn't open properly I cut 2" off of the TOP of the BOTTOM legs. I did NOT need to remove the triangle cloth from the bottom legs. After I made my cut I used a pair of needle nose pliers to REAM the inside of the pipes. The tubing cutter makes a flange inside the pipe that will CUT your bungee cords if you don't clean it up. Next I removed the seat screws and end caps. I made marks along the pipe INLINE with the existing screw hole so I could make new ones on the same side. The NEW screw holes MUST stay in line with the ORIGINAL srew holes that you will be cutting off. I then cut 2" of pipe off of the TOP of the TOP legs and reamed the inside. Using the cut pieces as a guide for distance I remarked the original distance of the screw holes from the top. I then redrilled the new holes with a 1/16" bit and reassembled the chair. My new chair is about 6 inches lower even though I only removed about 4 inches of pipe. As the triangle cloths from each end gets closer to the hinges It increases the angle that the stool opens and thus lowers the chair. The entire project took less than an hour and I totally love my new chair. It is perfect and totally comfortable. I DO NOT recommend the above procedure to anyone for legal reasons and am only telling my story of what I did for me. It shouldn't be a problem for an electrician or plumber to do if you know one. The original chair is rated for 300lbs. A vertical pipe supports more weight than a horizontal one. Reducing the distance from the cloth to the hinge points increases the angle that the stool opens thus places the pipes in a more horizontal state reducing the amount of weight the chair can hold. The change is only a few degrees so I would GUESS my chair to hold around 275 now instead of 300. I am sure this procedure VOIDS ANY WARRANTY, LIABILITY, RETURN AND/OR EXCHANGE. Like I said, I AM NOT RECOMENDING THIS PROCEEDURE. Just sharing my story and telling what I did for me. May 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ihavenomouthandimustscream A good deal even at regular price I've had one of these packseats for a while now and have not had any issues(I also exceed the GSI packseats max weight limit a bit). I recently got another one for my son to use for Boy Scout events and backpack camping. The only difference that I've noticed in the two was the carry bag, not a deal breaker. The newer ones bags construction felt just a little cheaper,like the drawstring(nothing a little paracord wouldn't fix). However I've always liked the GSI packseat because it doesn't have a plastic donut where the legs cross and it packs neater without it. Now it's not the best packseat, it will squeeze the tender parts. Its also not the lightest seat around, being made of steel(especially if your pack is already heavy and the miles feel like they are getting longer). I found the best use was when carry weight wasn't an issue but portability was, like when I needed a portable seat when I was taking my son to practice tennis at the nearby park by bike. Also it stows away easier in my pickup(older model extended cab tacoma) than a full size folding chair, so I've usually got the GSI packseat stowed away in my truck ready to use. So if I've forgotten to bring along a full sized folding chair and I need a seat(like at a recent scouting field event), I'm still good to go. October 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ridg So sp We can't sit on it for long time. It's very small for the adults. It's only kids size. September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darlene I love this chair I dont usually leave reviews. I am 48 year old women with bad feet. I will be using this chair for long outings, concerts and anytime i need to sit on down to take the pressure off. Its just a stool and for a man might cause a bit of issue with the private parts...but its sturdy (i weigh 220lb)...and its folds up to no bigger than a small sack. Just hook it on your pants or coat and off you go!! Get one...its well worth it!!! January 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ac Folds down easily I like how it folds down to a small package when not in use, and how easily it unfolds. The only downfall is the seat is a little small for me even though I am a small person. This seat is not for a larger person. But on the bright side it can be carried on your belt loop or back pack October 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pat Handy stool Stool works well for breaks on the trail. Light enough to carry in day pack. September 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sonny Portable Seat I use this when I walk golfing. I attach it to my cart and use it when there's an expected wait time. It works fine on a hard surface like a cart path, but sinks into the ground If it's not hard. Otherwise, it's comfortable enough for short stretches, but I wouldn't want to sit on it for extended period of time. July 9, 2014