I've personally have had this stool for, I think, over 5 years now. From the Backcountry, at gatherings, festivals, through airports, I've taken it everywhere and it still looks almost new. I had a corporal who carried a very similar one in concept on her pack in the military and this was the only stool I could find with the same design; the bottom part of the legs are open so you can slide it in from the top of a backpack putting the legs into the packs compression straps, for fast & easy deployment and weight distribution. Anyway, this thing is a fantastic little stool, and I'm glad I bought one.
Here is the ultimate light and sturdy stool (four legs are much better) to tuck into a pack, briefcase, or art kit.
It also functions as a footrest or table for the palette. My sketching friends are jealous and want one too. Best of all you get to choose the spot to paint from rather than having to sit on an existing bench or rock. Alternative use: a place to sit down in hot climates (India) , long lines (rush lines theater), intermenable tour guide talks (Machu Pichu) You can't imagine how much a seat helps.
This is the best mosquito net available. It allows air to flow, It keeps the mosquitoes far away from you and allows you to keep gear in the bottom on the floor. You can get in to the hammock while zipped inside the net standing comfortably. Itallows you to change clothes get in your gear or make afjustments inside. It is very sturdy. I have 2 sons that are 13 and 17 and we have used the same nets for at least 4 seasons with no damage or compromise to the net. They're amazing!
I was pleasantly surprised by this bug net. At first it seemed so much bigger than the bug nets I'm used to, but I liked it for the massive amount of headroom, as well as the integrated ground tarp. It was easy to lay out all my gear and can easily be used for ground camping if needed. I only have 2 criticisms. 1. It is much too large for backpacking (although perfect for car camping, so take that as you choose.) And 2. I would have liked a darker color option besides just white, like gray or black. I would ding it a star for those 2 things, but I have to give it back because it comes with a guyline AND aluminum stakes (the stakes were not listed in the description.) I haven't found another decent bugnet that comes with all the extras. All in all though it is a great bug net and very roomy. Highly recommended if weight and size aren't a problem.
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I have used Grand Trunk for over 6 years. I have had the same hammock for that time and it has never failed me! I just recently bought a new one and am amazed how they still put out the same quality! I would recommend this to anyone who loves camping, hammocking, chilling with your friends in the park, or to get away from everything out in the woods somewhere.