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Walkstool Comfort 55cm Walkstool Comfort 55cm
Walkstool Comfort 55cm 5

I have a bit of a weird thing, I’m not sure if there’s a medical term for it but if I have to stand still for too long I get very light headed and can faint, this has happened during school assemblies, waiting for a band to come on (for some reason dancing is ok) and queueing for the latest harry potter book, its odd, so a lot of the time if I have to stand still for a long time (and can get away with it) I will simply sit on the floor.

Now, this isn’t always possible, ever seen the state of the floor by the stage at the festival, it’s a biohazard, this is where something like the Walkstool Comfort would be convenient. The Walkstool Comfort comes in four sitting height options, 45, 55, 65 and 75cm (the seat size also increases with the height), we received the 55cm to test out, it weighs 900g, can take up to 225kg in weight and has a 37.5cm seat.
Manufactured in Sweden, this stool has a lightweight construction and comes with a mesh carry bag, this can be tucked in a bag or attached to a belt or worn over the shoulder, ideal for quick sessions of sitting before moving on. The telescopic legs are made from a lightweight aluminium and easily slide out, the pointed rubber feet offer a stable seat on most surfaces, indoors or out. There is also the option of not extending the legs out, I just needed to use my feet for balance, putting you at a lower height if needed, closer to the picnic selection perhaps.

The red buttons to retract the legs are easy to locate, you need to give them a reasonably hard push or poke your nail in there a bit and then they slide away easily. The seat is made from a strong mesh material, it has enough flexibility in it so the edges don’t dig into your legs, you can sit happily for extended periods of time, the mesh is also breathable, I don’t really want to go into details here but no one likes a hot bot. The Walkstool Comfort is a handy piece of gear, you can take a break to appreciate the view during a trek, give your legs a break whilst waiting for the next band to come on stage or take a comfy seat whilst fishing, it is so versatile. RRP £97

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The compact and lightweight construction makes it a great travel companion also there when you need to take a load off your feet.
  • Two seating positions
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to transport
  • Shoulder strap
  • Comfortable wide seat
  • Breathable mesh