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Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool

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Product Highlights
  • 18" (45cm) Extended Seat Height
  • 14" (35cm) Collapsed Length
  • Made in Sweden

Walkstool is a unique company making an even more unique and extremely useful product. The Walkstool Comfort 45 L is born of fine Swedish engineering and provides a portable posterior platform - in other words, a seat for all occasions. Whereas a folding chair or stool is nothing new, this Walkstool's clever design makes it stand out from the rest. The two primary issues Walkstool's designers focused on were compact size and load strength and the final product reflects their careful engineering and dedication.

The primary benefit of the Walkstool is the prevention of back strain or fatigue while keeping a person elevated to a comfortable height. This is useful for sports, event, and press photographers who spend many hours on their feet, squatting or on their knees. It is also good for campers and other outdoor enthusiasts or simply anyone who needs a seat in a location where a comfortable chair may be hard to come by.

The Walkstool Comfort line features lightweight and ultra-portable stools with two height positions depending on whether the telescoping legs are extended or not. Transportation of these sub-two lbs stools is a breeze, as it collapses into a compact form that can be easily carried in a camera bag, backpack, or tool bag to be taken just about anywhere. The Comfort line improves on the Basic line with a larger seat, different size seat mesh material, and larger rubber feet to prevent the stool legs from getting stuck in the mud.

Will hold up to 440 lbs
When folded, it is not much larger than a small tripod
Swedish design and construction
Height Min/Max 18" (45 cm) / 11" (28 cm)
Folded/Transport Length 14" (35 cm)
Seat 14" (35 cm)
Maximum Load Capacity 440 lbs (200kg)
Weight 1.63 lbs (725g)
Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool
  • Transportation Pouch
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    WalkstoolComfort 45 Large Folding Stool
     
    4.7

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (17)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Comfortable (7)
    • Well constructed (6)
    • Easy to assemble (5)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid adventurer (3), High-end shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Strong, light, compact, and comfortable

    I weigh 400 pounds, exactly. If this thing could hold my weight, I was sure it would be uncomfortable. Happily, I was wrong on both accounts.

    I wanted something to...Read complete review

    I weigh 400 pounds, exactly. If this thing could hold my weight, I was sure it would be uncomfortable. Happily, I was wrong on both accounts.

    I wanted something to sit behind a small tripod for both nature photography, and impromptu video interviews in coffee shops, but I use it everywhere.

    It's light and the bag has a strap attached to it. When I pull the stool out, I just sling the empty bag back over my shoulder until I'm ready to go. The bag rolls up into a small hand sized bundle so you could just a easily put it in your coat or pants pocket, as well.

    The only thing that might be a problem is if your hip bones are landing directly on the top end of the two back legs. I moved forward and the problem was solved, but you might want to bring a thin pad or fold your jacket up underneath yourself if it's a problem. Otherwise I can't think of a way that anyone would be unhappy with this purchase.

    Another thing you might want to check before you decide which one to get...

    I actually ordered the smaller model (the 18" Large) by accident, but was pleasantly surprised to discover that if I'd ordered the next size up, I would have been sorry. After I got it, I measured from my hardwood floor to the inside crease on the back of my knee it was exactly 18". My legs are short so I'm glad this accident happened, otherwise I would have had to send it back.

    Hope this helps someone in making up their mind, all of the comments people make sure do help me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    comfort stool 45. it broke jsut sitting

    I never considered using the stool other than photography...after reading the booklet it made sense to use it a round the house, I am 67.

    The first time I used...Read complete review

    I never considered using the stool other than photography...after reading the booklet it made sense to use it a round the house, I am 67.

    The first time I used while sitting changing door handles and locks.......one of the legs separated from the center securing points, sending me to the floor. The stool was comfortable and I can see a need for it. I just got one with a quality concern. I will return this one and get another.

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    5.0

    Pricey But Worth It

    By MightyTiki

    from DC Metro

    About Me Recreational Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Performs As Advertised

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camping
      • Travel

      Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

      I bought this chair for hiking and camping, I wanted something portable, durable and lightweight and this chair fits all those requirements. I bought the 45 version since the length from the bottom of my heel to the inside of my knee when sitting down was the closest fit.

      That's a good rule to see if you'll be comfortable when using this product. I was a bit hesitant to buy this chair given the price point but when I read the reviews on this site, Amazon and a handful of individual review sites and forums I was convinced this was the ultimate travel chair.

      Since it has no backrest, I don't suspect you'll use it as the ultimate lounging camping chair at a camp site--there are plenty of other chairs that may suit your needs but for mine, it works great. I highly recommend this product as long as you understand what it's capable of and what it's not. Just make sure to do your homework before investing.

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      4.0

      it helps!!!!!!

      By Roland

      from New York

      About Me Environmentalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

          This is so lightweight and comfortable. Really great.
          Now it is so much easier to sit and wait for your shots.

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          4.0

          Strong and lightweight

          By steve landscape artist

          from Sheffield, MA

          About Me Recreational Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy To Use
          • Performs As Advertised

          Cons

          • No Cons At This Time

          Best Uses

            Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

            I use the seat primarily for macro shooting with a monopod...it allows me to take the time and explore close-up possibilities ...without the back-ache
            very light weight makes it easy to carry
            so far, I have found no negatives

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            5.0

            Great Seat

            By Mtnbiker99x

            from Robbinsville, NJ

            About Me Professional Guide

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports
              • Sportsaction

              Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

              Great seat bought for shooting wrestling. Got tired of sitting on the floor and legs going numb so I got this seat and now I can sit all day with comfort. Folds up nice and compact that it fits in my large camera bag. Will bring along to other events where I run into the same problem.

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              5.0

              Very comfortable and handy!!!

              By AndyGot

              from Hudson, FL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Feild Trips
                • Fishing Bird Watching
                • Photography
                • Road Trips
                • Travel

                Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                I use this for odd jobs around the house and for outdoor activities. It is light weight and strong... supports my 220 pounds with no problems yet.

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                5.0

                Walkstool

                By AZ Shooter

                from Cochise County, Arizona

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                    I have a few years on me requiring me to take a seat now and again. I purchased this to photograph parades, flowers, people, and wait for wildlife and birds. It will be useful for outdoor macro work. I even will use it to wash the wheels on my car. It is compact, light, and easy to carry.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Value

                    By Mike

                    from Iowa

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Slightly Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                    I weigh around 250 lbs and (like many) am getting older, so the effects of spending 2 to 3 hours on my knees is getting worse as time goes on - even with gel knee pads. As a sports & wildlife photog, I find that this stool allows me to leave it collapsed and still sit on it when I want a low angle, using the pivot as a pivot so I can swivel from one end of the field to the other as the action moves. I can also extend the legs for a higher sitting position. The only problem is when I sit on a field when the ground is soft and the single-point (when the legs are collapsed) digs into the ground a little and the stool can stand there on its own. I just extend the legs a little, before I try picking up the stool, and I don't pull any divots out of the ground.I, like others who've reviewed this stool, thought it was a little pricey. So, I started with less expensive stools with the best of those lasting almost 6 games and hurt myself when that one broke. One of the legs came through the seat and cut the back of my thigh, OUCH! Do yourself a favor and spend the money up front to get a good stool. I've had mine now for almost 6 months, it has lasted through many games and (overlooking the dirt on the feet) looks as good as the day I bought it.I just wish I'd bought it sooner.

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                    1.0

                    comfort stool 45. it broke jsut sitting

                    By robert

                    from landenberg P.A

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • It broke apart
                      • Poor Construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                        I never considered using the stool other than photography...after reading the booklet it made sense to use it a round the house, I am 67.

                        The first time I used while sitting changing door handles and locks.......one of the legs separated from the center securing points, sending me to the floor. The stool was comfortable and I can see a need for it. I just got one with a quality concern. I will return this one and get another.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        knee saver

                        By serviceman

                        from New Jersey

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                          I am serviceman and purchased this to take weight off my knees liked how low it can get to the floor.I used this with 1 leg bent flat footed and the other bent at the knee and was able to hover and pivot while taking my weight off my knees and this was at the lowest height also nice height when legs extended many uses albeit expensive but quality and worth it for me.

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                          5.0

                          Folding, Lightweight yet Sturdy

                          By Celtic Lady

                          from Lake Forest

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Hunting
                            • Sporting Events/Concerts
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                            Ok.. so I got tired of sitting in random uncomfortable places and who knows what to get my photographs. The last straw sitting on dry (mostly) bird poop down in La Jolla photographing pelicans waiting for the "that's it" shots. A friend recommended this Walkstool as she goes out and photographs birds and has to wait sometime for hours. Let's just say I wish I had known about this Walkstool before. Awesome! Lightweight, compact yet extremely sturdy. I got the 45 as I am only 5"4". I have recommended this stool to everyone I meet as it is a gold mine for practicality, comfort and no more sitting in bird poop or who knows what. If you are wondering if you should spend the money just do it. You won't be sorry. And believe me...your backend will thank you too. :)

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                            5.0

                            versatile !

                            By FERAL ONE

                            from phenix city, alabama

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Compact
                            • Well Constructed

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Blind
                            • Hunting

                            Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                            very compact for carrying but has a large enough seating surface so your fanny won't go to sleep ! mine will work great in the blind for bird photography or in the woods for hunting. i love the compact size so i can pack it with me even on long excursions yet it is strong enough to support my not so little self !

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            THE PERFECT STOOL

                            By DIDIER

                            from PAPEETE, FRENCH POLYNESIA

                            About Me High-end Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy To Assemble
                            • Weather Proof
                            • Well Constructed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                JUST PERFECT !
                                LIGHT, STABLE AND CONFORTABLE.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great Product!

                                By Jim

                                from Hong Kong

                                About Me High-end Shopper

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Cleans Easily
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Assemble
                                • Well Constructed

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Sport Shooters
                                  • Waxing the car

                                  Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                  This is a very useful product. It folds up easily and in a very small size. When opened it can hold 'jumbo' people which is ideal for portraits. Very clever design. I ordered 4 and am very happy that I did.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product !

                                  By Constantinoff Demetrius

                                  from Romania, Campina

                                  About Me High-end Shopper

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Cleans Easily
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easy To Assemble
                                  • Weather Proof
                                  • Well Constructed

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Relaxing

                                    Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                    This chair is very light and very durable.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Folding Stool

                                    By GVGeorge

                                    from Southern Arizona

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Assemble
                                    • Well Constructed

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                        The stool is light, comfortable, well designed and very study.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect

                                        By Christine

                                        from Visalia, CA

                                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Cleans Easily
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Easy To Assemble
                                        • Light
                                        • Sturdy
                                        • Weather Proof
                                        • Well Constructed

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Museums
                                        • Traveling
                                        • Waiting on line

                                        Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                        Will be taking this on a month-long trip to India, where we will be doing a lot of walking. At my age, that means doing some resting. In many places in India, there is only the ground to sit on, so this lightweight, sturdy stool will be a clean and comfortable alternative.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Sit Down!

                                        By Mantucket

                                        from Houston

                                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                              Perfect compromise of weight (easy to carry with you) and comfort (it's not a lazy boy recliner) make this a great grab on the way out the door to keep your pants dry (no more wet kneecaps and soggy bottoms) and give you a lower shooting angle than standing or stooping.

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                                              5.0

                                              Quality product, I'm happy

                                              By Chuck

                                              from Williamsburg, Virginia

                                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Rapidly moving events
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                                Well built, lightweight, readily portable, and reasonably comfortable. I used it at a half-Ironman to take pictures of high-speed cyclists. The triangle seat allowed me to rotate and pan the cyclists while they went by at 30-40 mph.

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                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Big Comfort in a Small Seat.

                                                By drphotos

                                                from Vero Beach, FL

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                • Expensive but well made

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Outdoor photography
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                                I use this product for photographing outdoors, and have ended up using it for various projects. It seems like anytime I have to crouch down for a period of time, I want to have this stool with me. It fits in or straps on to my carry-on, camera case, and even my motorcycle.

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                                                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Strong, light, compact, and comfortable

                                                By Happy customer

                                                from Arcata, CA

                                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Convenient
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Excellent construction
                                                • Light weight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Walkstool Comfort 45 Large Folding Stool:

                                                    I weigh 400 pounds, exactly. If this thing could hold my weight, I was sure it would be uncomfortable. Happily, I was wrong on both accounts.

                                                    I wanted something to sit behind a small tripod for both nature photography, and impromptu video interviews in coffee shops, but I use it everywhere.

                                                    It's light and the bag has a strap attached to it. When I pull the stool out, I just sling the empty bag back over my shoulder until I'm ready to go. The bag rolls up into a small hand sized bundle so you could just a easily put it in your coat or pants pocket, as well.

                                                    The only thing that might be a problem is if your hip bones are landing directly on the top end of the two back legs. I moved forward and the problem was solved, but you might want to bring a thin pad or fold your jacket up underneath yourself if it's a problem. Otherwise I can't think of a way that anyone would be unhappy with this purchase.

                                                    Another thing you might want to check before you decide which one to get...

                                                    I actually ordered the smaller model (the 18" Large) by accident, but was pleasantly surprised to discover that if I'd ordered the next size up, I would have been sorry. After I got it, I measured from my hardwood floor to the inside crease on the back of my knee it was exactly 18". My legs are short so I'm glad this accident happened, otherwise I would have had to send it back.

                                                    Hope this helps someone in making up their mind, all of the comments people make sure do help me.

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