Walkstool is a high-quality, high-capacity folding stool designed in Sweden. Walkstool is the only patented three-leg stool in the world. Walkstool has telescoping legs, which enables the Walkstool to have two seating positions.
Walkstool is the only stool in the world with telescoping legs. This allows the Walkstool to be folded into a compact size.
Two Seat Heights
The Walkstool has two seat heights. A lower seat height without the legs extended and tall seat height with the telescoping legs extended. The lower seat height is an extremely important feature, which allows the user to work low at kneeling height without the back and knee pain associated with kneeling on the ground. In the lower position the Walkstool is able to absorb most of the users weight, which allows people in professions such as electricians, service technicians, military personnel, law enforcement officers or anyone who works for a long period of time in a kneeling position to work comfortably and safely. Various test have shown that people who use the Walkstool in the lower position instead of kneeling can prevent work related injuries associated with prolonged and repeated kneeling.
High Maximum Weight Capacity
Walkstools have been tested to a maximum capacity of 440 pounds to 660 pounds. The maximum weight capacity varies depending upon the model of Walkstool you select. Most ordinary three legged folding stools have a maximum capacity of 225 pounds, which is the reason they fail in real world conditions such as use on uneven or soft surfaces. When a three-legged stool is used on an uneven or soft surface two of the three legs are taking on more of the user's weight then the third leg. Walkstool's high maximum capacity allows the user to sit on the Walkstool with confidence. The Walkstool's weight capacity testing was conducted by the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, indoors on a flat surface. Use of the Walkstool on an uneven surface will result in lower maximum weight capacity.
Hands Free Carrying
The Walkstool is wrapped into the closed position by wrapping a strap, which is attached to the Walkstool around the stool and securing with a snap. The closing strap can be easily threaded through a belt, back pack strap, purse strap or camera bag strap which allows the user to walk with the Walkstool hands free.
The Walkstool is light weight, yet strong due to the high quality anodized aluminum used in it's construction. Sink Resistant Leg Tips
Sink Resistant Leg Tips are available on most Walkstool models. These leg tips are designed in such a way that they prevent the legs from sinking into the ground when used outdoors on soft surfaces such as sand or soft grass.
Frequently Asked Questions
How did Walkstool get it's name?
Walkstool's name came from the fact that you can attach the Walkstool to your belt or any other strap and walk hands free. In other words, Walkstool is the stool that will walk with you. To attach walkstool to your belt simply thread the closing strap through your belt and then snap the button.
What is Walkstool made of?
The two primary materials used to construct Walkstools are commercial grade anodized aluminum and heavy-duty nylon mesh seat.
Why does Walkstool have such high maximum weight capacities? Are they really necessary?
One group of people Walkstool was originally designed for was the electricians, service technicians and skilled workers. These workers needed a light, compact and heavy-duty stool they could carry in their tool bag and use on the job site on a daily basis. The other reason Walkstool's high maximum weight capacities are so important is to insure the owner of a Walkstool can feel confident they can use their Walkstool in a variety of situations, without fear of the Walkstool breaking.
Most folding stools have a maximum weight capacity of between 200-225 pounds. When these lower capacity stools are tested they are tested inside a building, on a flat, hard, level surface. When these stools are put into real world situations such as use on an uneven or soft surface the stools break. The primary reason for the low capacity stools failing is whenever any three-legged stool is used on an uneven or soft surface two of the legs are taking on more of the user's weight, because the weight is not being distributed evenly. The stool then fails, due to the stool is not built strong enough to take an uneven distribution of weight.
Who conducts the weight capacity testing for the Walkstool?
The Walkstool's weight capacity testing is conducted by the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute.
Can the Walkstool be used in the sand?
Yes, the Walkstool can be used in the sand. Because the Walkstool never needs any oil or lubricants it can be used in the sand. The Luxe and Comfort models have special legs tips, which are designed to resist sinking in the sand or other soft surfaces.
Are there any instructions for the use and maintenance of a Walkstool?
To extend the Walkstool legs slowly pull the legs down until the red safety button is visible and locks into position. Once the three legs are locked into place the Walkstool is ready to be sat upon. As with any three-legged stool the proper way to sit on the Walkstool is with one of the three seat points between your legs (like sitting on a bicycle seat). To retract the Walkstool's legs push in the red safety button, while pushing the walkstool's legs back towards the seat. Please do not attempt to stand on the Walkstool, due to its three legged design it is not safe to stand on the Walkstool.
As for maintenance, Walkstools never require oil or lubricants; they are designed to work dry. If your Walkstool gets extremely dirty, you can remove the legs and wipe them down with a clean dry cloth. The legs can be removed by pushing the red safety button and pulling out the legs, after the legs are in the extended position.
A Volvo SUV sitting on the Walkstools
Expanding and Collasping the Walkstool
Removing and Cleaning the lower legs of a Walkstool
Using the Walkstool in the lower position
A Volvo S40 on Walkstool