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Best hunting chair?
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Contributors to this thread:
soccern23ny 28-Jul-20
Milhouse 28-Jul-20
Bowboy 28-Jul-20
JohnMC 28-Jul-20
Trophyhill 28-Jul-20
Shuteye 28-Jul-20
Shuteye 28-Jul-20
So467 29-Jul-20
Grey Ghost 29-Jul-20
elkmtngear 29-Jul-20
76aggie 29-Jul-20
Buffalo1 29-Jul-20
ground hunter 30-Jul-20
ground hunter 30-Jul-20
ground hunter 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
Dale06 30-Jul-20
DanaC 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
trublucolo 30-Jul-20
Cheesehead Mike 30-Jul-20
Cheesehead Mike 30-Jul-20
Cheesehead Mike 30-Jul-20
kota-man 30-Jul-20
Cheesehead Mike 30-Jul-20
Trophyhill 30-Jul-20
Empty Freezer 30-Jul-20
DanaC 31-Jul-20
grape 31-Jul-20
mgmicky 31-Jul-20
TANGERS 31-Jul-20
Rock 03-Aug-20
South Farm 03-Aug-20
Highlife 03-Aug-20
LKH 05-Aug-20
Tlhbow 06-Aug-20
From: soccern23ny
28-Jul-20
So you non tree stand hunters, how do you sit and take a load off while hunting?

I'm hunting the mountain west(mule deer/elk) mainly below tree line. I have a "Muddy" cushion swivel chair that straps to a tree. Kinda comfy but very bulky.

Best light weight chair out there? Do you even use one?

From: Milhouse
28-Jul-20
Chama makes a great chair. Expensive. Not the lightest, but a great chair.

From: Bowboy
28-Jul-20

Bowboy's Link
I have a Helinox chair. I bought mine on sale for less $100. Great like little chair for back packing.

From: JohnMC
28-Jul-20
If I am hunting in the mountains. I use the ground, maybe a fallen tree, or rock. Lot of other things I’d lug around before a chair.

From: Trophyhill
28-Jul-20
ive got an REI UL pack/camp chair. fits in the scope pocket of my pack. it stays at camp for elk. it goes with me for open country mule deer for long glassing sessions

From: Shuteye
28-Jul-20
My tree stand has a net seat and I love it. It is a ladder stand.

From: Shuteye
28-Jul-20
I have a really nice folding chair for my ground blind that I got at Cabellas. It swivels and has huge feet so it doesn't sink in the ground. You wouldn't want to lug it around but it stays in my ground blind since it is on my property behind my house.

From: So467
29-Jul-20
I have been using the field and stream blind chair. I did modify it in the fact I took out the four screws that hold the top and bottom pieces together I replaced those with 1/4x20 bolts and lock nuts. The chair is quiet and sturdy.

From: Grey Ghost
29-Jul-20
A chair is the last thing I want to lug around on a western elk or deer hunt. A fallen tree, rock, or the ground has always worked for me. Chairs stay in camp.

Matt

From: elkmtngear
29-Jul-20
^^^^ This!

From: 76aggie
29-Jul-20
I hunt off the ground with a Millinium swivel chair. Too heavy to lug around in the mountains but in tandem with a ghillie suit backed into the brush, it is just the ticket for me.

From: Buffalo1
29-Jul-20
Millennium also makes a chair that straps to a tree. It is their standard chair designed to attach to a tree. Fairly light and very comfortable.

30-Jul-20
I have the Millennium Tree Seat. I have XOP pack straps on it, and it weighs nothing, so you do not even know its on. For Big Woods hunting its great, obviously not for grassland areas. I have tried every seat their is. Some mentioned above, some not. ALL are too heavy, for the mobile hunter. Now I am talking whitetail hunting, not mulies. On mulies I have carried a simple tree stand seat pad, on my ass, so it was comfortable to kneel on, or put on a rock to sit on etc.

I have tried the Waldrop, and others, but found them hard to shoot out of. I found chairs with the right features, but they were still 8 pounds, and cumbersome to carry.

Perfect chair, would be one that has a back to it. Spins 360 dead quiet. Has legs that each one is adjustable, and has goose feet pads for terrain. and comes in at about 5 pounds.........................never found one yet...........................

30-Jul-20
I have the Millennium Tree Seat. I have XOP pack straps on it, and it weighs nothing, so you do not even know its on. For Big Woods hunting its great, obviously not for grassland areas. I have tried every seat their is. Some mentioned above, some not. ALL are too heavy, for the mobile hunter. Now I am talking whitetail hunting, not mulies. On mulies I have carried a simple tree stand seat pad, on my ass, so it was comfortable to kneel on, or put on a rock to sit on etc.

I have tried the Waldrop, and others, but found them hard to shoot out of. I found chairs with the right features, but they were still 8 pounds, and cumbersome to carry.

Perfect chair, would be one that has a back to it. Spins 360 dead quiet. Has legs that each one is adjustable, and has goose feet pads for terrain. and comes in at about 5 pounds.........................never found one yet...........................

30-Jul-20
I have the Millennium Tree Seat. I have XOP pack straps on it, and it weighs nothing, so you do not even know its on. For Big Woods hunting its great, obviously not for grassland areas. I have tried every seat their is. Some mentioned above, some not. ALL are too heavy, for the mobile hunter. Now I am talking whitetail hunting, not mulies. On mulies I have carried a simple tree stand seat pad, on my ass, so it was comfortable to kneel on, or put on a rock to sit on etc.

I have tried the Waldrop, and others, but found them hard to shoot out of. I found chairs with the right features, but they were still 8 pounds, and cumbersome to carry.

Perfect chair, would be one that has a back to it. Spins 360 dead quiet. Has legs that each one is adjustable, and has goose feet pads for terrain. and comes in at about 5 pounds.........................never found one yet...........................

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20
By the time I'm ready to sit in the morning here in the west I've stripped off a couple layers and put them in a waterproof stuff sack or it's layers packed in case weather comes in that I carry already, that goes between me and whatever I sit on. No sense adding to what you're already packing.

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20

From: Dale06
30-Jul-20
I have some of the cabelas swivel chairs. They work fine, if you can leave them in a ground blind, as they are heavy to carry around. I also use one piece plastic molded lawn chairs that Home Depot etc sells. They are cheap and dead quiet. But they are cumbersome to carry and don’t swivel.

From: DanaC
30-Jul-20
Comfortable chairs are bulky. If it ain't bulky it's probably good for 20 minutes of sitting. And *bleep!!!* those triangular chairs, unless you enjoy the sensation of your intimate anatomy going to sleep.

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20

From: trublucolo
30-Jul-20
What's with the bowsite today lol

30-Jul-20

Cheesehead Mike's Link
I have one of these. $15 weighs nothing and all you need out west.

30-Jul-20

Cheesehead Mike's Link

30-Jul-20

Cheesehead Mike's Link
Otherwise I have one of these. Half the price of a Helinox chair and just as good.

From: kota-man
30-Jul-20
On a "fly in and drop base camp" type hunt, I will take a Helinox, but no WAY am I packing a chair around with me now matter what it weighs. Actually, I've never even considered packing a chair while hunting.

30-Jul-20
Yeah the only time I brought my Moon Lence chair in was when I got packed in with horses and it stayed at my base camp.

From: Trophyhill
30-Jul-20
lug a chair? hmmmm lets see. Flex Light weighs a pound, fits in scope pocket of pack, cold hard ground in cold months of deer hunting, im taking my chair. I've had it for 5 years so its passed the durability test as well. i really didn't think id like it, but now it goes on every hunt....

30-Jul-20
REI trail stool is perfect for glassin, sittin or nappin. Smaller than my tripod and very light. I'm gonna bring it elk huntin with Forest but he may make me bury it in the woods :)

From: DanaC
31-Jul-20
I hunted for years with some type of foam seat. A rock or log, fine. Lately I prefer the bulkier type that is a thick and thin side that fold together and are held in 'chair' style by straps. These are especially comfortable in a canoe or on a boat, or even a hard chair. Wouldn't care to lug it into the wilderness. For that, as said above, a daypack with extra clothes serves, unless it's bitter cold out.

From: grape
31-Jul-20
Millenium tree seat is very light and comfortable....

From: mgmicky
31-Jul-20
This is by far the best chair I’ve ever used. Yeah it’s expensive, but super light and very quiet and comfortable. I use it with a small day pack attached to it for quick day hunts. Strap it to my frame pack for longer hunts. To me it’s worth hauling it up and down the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains for most of my hunts.

https://waldroppacseat.com/

From: TANGERS
31-Jul-20
My favorite is Cabela/Bass pro lite tri pod stool. $9.99. Comes in at 2lbs says 17” high. It is Really more like 14” to 15” High since middle section of cloth sags Down. I replace the powder coated steel legs with aluminum legs that I cut longer to give a true sitting height of 18”. Weight of my taller aluminum leg stool is 1lb 11oz. Strap to the side of my exo mountain pack on back country whitetail hunts. Easy to set up in some cover, can set for hours and easily shoot bow off of. Has been very effective. Love hunting off the ground. Also very nice to have at night in camp. It is used year round for bank fishing, ice fishing, turkey hunting out of pop up blind, just about everything.

From: Rock
03-Aug-20

Rock's Link
This is what I am using now and it is very comfortable, best I have found to date. I even sold my Hunt more chairs after I found this one.

From: South Farm
03-Aug-20
If it don't recline it ain't a chair, just a fancy man-made stump:)

From: Highlife
03-Aug-20
Lawn chair I found in the trash. Works great ! Also with alice type straps mounted makes a great meat pack ;>

From: LKH
05-Aug-20
Don't remember the brand but one of the aluminum pole pack chairs is what I use. Once spent 4 hours sitting in the bog on Anticosti Island. Butt was about an inch off the bog. Very comfortable.

From: Tlhbow
06-Aug-20
Check out walkstool . Believe there in Sweden . I use the 18" model that telescope in to 14". Around a pound in weight. Pretty much carry it in everywhere . Can't do the knees on the ground for long anymore about a hundred bucks and worth it to me,

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