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Foldable stick chair

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Louise5 Tue 03-Jul-18 11:04:24

Hello there. I have hurt my back so when I am out and about I need to sit down for a short while to ease the pain. Very often a seating place is not available and I would like one of those walking sticks that can double up as a seat. Does anyone have any experience of using these and what to watch out for. Any advice would be most welcome. Thank you.

NanaMacGeek Tue 03-Jul-18 11:45:00

I bought my mum a shopping trolley that had a fold down seat. It was sturdy, had a back on it and Mum could sit at the bus stop while she was waiting for the bus. She could also carry her shopping easily and rest when she wanted. I imagine a stick chair would be unstable, I wouldn't have trusted Mum with one but I guess other GNs will let you know their experiences.

DammitJanet Tue 03-Jul-18 11:48:25

I bought a three legged folding seat from Poundland (for £1) and it is FAB!

shandi6570 Tue 03-Jul-18 12:05:16

We use walking stick seats when we go to shows and sometimes spend the whole evening sitting on them. They are great, but best used the wrong way round, so the handle is at the front when you sit down. It's more comfortable and secure that way.

annodomini Tue 03-Jul-18 12:28:33

I did have a three-legged stool that folded up to a walking stick handle. But where it is now, I can't imagine. May have to get another - Amazon I think.

Hilltopgran Tue 03-Jul-18 12:40:29

I have a very good one I bought for the same reason, the National Trust sell them and mine is a good robust quality.

M0nica Tue 03-Jul-18 13:54:18

Often called 'Shooting sticks' because someone could sit on it to steady their gun when out shooting.

Louise5 Wed 04-Jul-18 10:20:15

Thank you all for the advice given. I will now have a bettr idea of what to get.

Bellanonna Wed 04-Jul-18 10:54:00

Hilltop if you’re still reading, which of the NT ones did you get? I think they sell two kinds: one has a round, solid seat, the other a straight, canvas type one . Both feel very light when I’ve picked them up but I haven’t been able to decide which is the better one. They are quite pricey, too.

JackyB Wed 04-Jul-18 11:12:22

I have always known them as "shooting sticks", too, although I didn't know why they were called that. I was worried about "best used the other way round" as I was imagining the pointy bit sticking upwards.....

mimiro Wed 04-Jul-18 15:37:04

shooting sticks-i remember seeing pics of lackeys carrying chairs/seats for shooters(target) long ago.
dear mil had a walking stick that opened into a seat she loved it.her ms got bad in the last years and she was still a volunteer teacher15 yrs after retirement and needed a little help.

shandi6570 Wed 04-Jul-18 18:29:57

jackyB, I can see what you are thinking, very painful, grin but I meant back to front, not upside down. I'm talking about the solid seat type, not ones with a canvas seat. No pointed bit in these, they are tripod type legs.

Hilltopgran Thu 05-Jul-18 00:51:54

My seat is the solid type, SIL and BIL have had similar ones which they used regularly for some years and as she was so pleased with hers I decided to treat myself.

They are light to carry but fine to sit on and seem to be up to carrying a good weight.

MrsJamJam Thu 05-Jul-18 07:54:35

I have tried the shooting stick kind. Hard to balance and hard on the bum! Have now bought a folding one with a sling seat from Amazon which is brilliant. Light to carry, when folded the right height to use as a walking stick and a doddle to open and shut. On our recent outing it was much envied by several! It cost 17.99 and there was a choice of three sizes so I measured the seat height of my favourite chair to get it right. Sorry my technical ability does not extend to sending a link.