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I know this has been discussed over the years, but what chair are you guys using? I haven't found anything I like better than my Rack Pack, but I I bought a new Xenek Ascent and if I use the back pack that comes with it something more packable like the double bull tri stool might be a better option. What is your thoughts?
Those three legged ones are easy to pack but hard on the “nads” if you’re on a long sit. I have an old cabelas chair, swivels, has a back and decent comfort.
Packability vs comfort.
I've gotten used to the "bare minimum"...those little 3 legged, foldable units (that swivel), have been working well for me. 15 bucks at WalMart.
If I put the Wife in the blind, however, we need the Cabela's "Cadillac Model" swivel chair, with the comfy back. However, it is not good on my back, hauling it it :^(
They also make this chair in a four leg version. Best one I have found and I have spent a lot of money on chairs over the years.
I've been using the old 3 legged double bull forever. If weight and price weren't an object, I'd spring for a millenium. Sat in one at a friends farm this last late season and it's pretty dang comfy.
I never shoot while sitting when in the blind. Always off my knees so the little tripod is easy to stow out of the way when critters are in range.
^^^^Same as midwest, except I have a Millenium. Super comfortable. The only downsides are, not easily packable, and a little bit more unhandy to stow out of my way when preparing to shoot from my knees.
Not the HuntMore chair, creeky little POS.
I have two chairs I got from Cabelas. They both swivel and have four great big feet which is great in soft dirt. Very comfortable and the only downside is the cost. Kind of heavy for packing in and out but I have ground blinds in my own woods and leave them there. Just brought them out until hunting season opens in the fall. Haul them in and out with my Gator but have carried them.
Interesting, some guys shoot off their knees. I’ve shot lots of turkeys and about 10 white tails and a couple antelope from ground blinds, all while seated. Guess different things work best for each of us.
Old Double Bull for me as well.
I use a three legged collapsible Browning branded. The 4 legged work better but hard to find without arms which can get in the way.
Double bull tri-stool for me too. Have shot everything from antelope to deer and turkeys off of it. Great for all day sits. Not hard on the boys at all.
I love my DB tri stool but if your on a hill it leaves a little to be desired. I'm thinking of going with a Millennium.
I’ve used a bunch of fancy chairs like some of the ones above but in all honesty I never go wrong with this cheap and simple home store chair. Quiet, comfortable, and no moving parts that pop and squeak in the cold. Not great for backpacking but I set up my blind a couple weeks in advance so I just stick it in the blind and leave it there. Some guys saw off the arm but never needed to do that.
Funny you shared that Pat. I took a new hunter out last year, he sat in a brush pile on the edge of a field, and I sat in the deer stand to film him - he was afraid of heights. I told him to bring a folding chair, and he brought a steel folding chair, like those old cafeteria ones. By god, that thing was deadly quiet. He got a button buck and was tickled to death. I went back to the old tried and true DB folding tripod chair, the slightly wider one, but a tad short. I rather be slightly uncomfortable, than have a noisy chair.
A cheap folding chair works, especially covered with a folding seat pad. Cozy! Bare steel? Brrr!
I'll probably just pick up another DB magnum for my kids to use when we go. However, based on my initial look at the Xenek I'll be packing it on my Rack Pack because it's a much better option than the included back pack for most situations.
I’ve seen that hawk chair on camo fire, might give it a try. Other than that I just one of those cheap foldable chairs.
Pat, when my dad was well into his 90's he still walked around his garden, field and woods. He would get tired and sit at the bottom of a tree. He would have trouble getting up. My wife bought four of those chairs and put them in various locations. His favorite spot was at the base of an apple tree. He always carried a rifle. I field dressed his last two deer when he was 95 years old. He died 2 months short of his 98th birthday. Those chairs are still in my woods.
I like low folding "lawn" chair, like a beach chair. Very comfortable and I shoot from the sitting position by just scooting up to the front edge.
Mine, it actually breaks down another level, but it fits in my blind bag this way also...Lightweight, quiet and comfortable...
Very light adjustable on each leg will last a long time waterproof new around 25 bucks in goodwill stores as low as 5 bucks. I forgot to mention quite comfortable.Good luck Lewis
Waldrop Pac seat, price is high but I gotta say the thing is super versatile and comfortable and gets a ton of use.