Trent's First Review
This is the first review from our Hiking Forward Jr. Correspondent Trent Vickers. Trent won our Essay Contest earlier this year and the role of Hiking Forward Jr. Correspondent. Trent will be reviewing the gear he won and talking about his summer adventures.
Tribe Provisions Compact Field Stool
Easily attaches to backpack
Easy to get back in the storage bag
Stable to sit in even on uneven ground
The best features of the Tribe Provisions Compact Field Stool are that it is extremely light and small while being surprisingly stable. In fact, my older brother Luke taunted me that he was sure it would collapse under my weight. It is so small that it looked more like my preschool sister’s chair than anything I’d be able to sit in.
I gingerly sat in it around the house a few times. I took it fishing and found it to be the perfect size for balancing on a small, flat rock right near the spillway. Since it has no constricting back to it, I could even cast straight from my stool. With still no falls or wear or tear on any part of it, I used it on a scouting campout. At about ten o'clock we were sitting by the fire and found ourselves surrounded by darkness. The only things I could see were my friends, my stool, and the fire. The ground there was very hard, and I was very comfortable in my stool.
I’ve grown to trust the stool, and I can easily carry it anywhere. Prior to this point, I’ve never taken any seat backpacking. With my stool weighing a weightless 12.2oz., I will take it with me next time I go as it will provide a lot more comfort. That is, if my mom hasn’t stolen it again to use while watching my younger siblings play soccer.
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5/25/2016 08:42:15 am
Great review! Can't wait to hear more from Trent.
5/27/2016 10:26:07 am
Thank you. I'll write more soon
5/25/2016 08:50:27 am
This is great ! I would never have thought about bringing this fishing.
5/27/2016 10:31:17 am
Ha! I was surprised how much my mom likes it as it isn't really for busy moms, but she can fit it in this bag she calls her purse and take it everywhere we go.
5/25/2016 08:54:12 am
Great job. Keep it up.
5/27/2016 10:32:57 am
5/25/2016 08:57:06 am
Trent, you make an excellent point about not having any backer interfering while casting for that big fish! I hope to read more from you soon.
5/25/2016 09:21:46 pm
Excellent evaluation of the benefits of this great stool!
5/27/2016 10:35:38 am
Thank you. I do really recommend it.
5/27/2016 10:34:23 am
Thank you. I actually caught a big freshwater drum from this stool right before the picture was taken.
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