While a bit heavy for all but the shortest backpacking trips, it’s ideal for car camping. The tripod base transforms into a convenient, hard-plastic carrying case the size of a Nalgene. In fact, it makes such a tidy package, throw it in the trunk and leave it there for Little League games. It assembles in a snap.
We found it stable, and because it sits about 13 inches off the ground, it’s easy to get in and out of.
$99; 2 lbs. 4 oz.