Huntmore 360 - The Ultimate Hunting Chair?on Sep 26, 2012
The next feature I looked at was the adjusability of the feet. My cheap stool used a push-button design that was a pain to use with gloves on, and often made pesky clicking noises when adjusted. The Huntmore 360 uses a clamp style adjuster with a plastic wing nut to tighten and loosen the legs. Not only is this quiet, but it's also extremely strong and prevents the legs from moving after you've tightened them down.
In addition to the adjustability of the legs, the feet on the Huntmore are oversized, which means you won't sink into the mud when hunting on those rainy days. The days of adjusting my stool and then having it dig into the ground after an hour are over. That's just another bonus in my book.
Here you can see both the wing nut adjuster for the length of each leg as well as the oversided foot the helps prevent the chair from sinking into the ground. Once you adjust the chair to level, you shouldn't have to adjust it again during your hunt.
Once you get your Huntmore adjusted, the next thing you'll notice is that it's super comfortable. The adjustable backrest is a great feature - especially for those long days in a ground blind. The closed cell foam seat pad and seat back certainly don't hurt either.
The adjustable back of the Huntmore chair is a life saver on long hunts. You can kick back and enjoy the day while waiting for a whitetail to wander by.
One final feature I want to touch on is the packability of the Huntmore. Once you remove the seat pad and seat back, the chair frame packs down into a nice compact package. Using the including carrying bag, you can stuff the entire chair in the bag, sling it over your shoulder and be on your way back to camp in no time.
Here you can see how well the Huntmore packs down when not in use. Again, another product of being designed specifically for hunting and not tailgating at college football games.
Fit your chair into the included bag and you're ready to go.
The Huntmore 360 is availble in two different sizes - a 16 inch and a 19 inch. The 16 inch is great for long packs into the blind where weight is a key consideration. If you're a bigger person or looking for the ultimate in comfort, the 19 inch is the product for you. I personally own both sizes, and find that the 16 inch is my preferred piece of gear for most hunts.
The 16" model (left) is more compact and light weight than the roomy 19" model (right).
The aluminum frame of the Huntmore is warrantied against manufacturing defects for the life of the product. So if for some reason you do experience an issue with your chair, you can rest assured you'll be well taken care of. Scott Hoffman, owner of Huntmore, is an avid hunter himself and understands that customer service is an important part of building a successful company.
So if you're a hunter who is sick and tired of hunting from a camp chair that doesn't swivel, a cheap plastic stool that creaks and groans every time you move, or the comfort of a 5 gallon bucket, I would take a long hard look at the Huntmore 360. The 16 inch model will set you back $200 and the 19 inch $220, but I can assure you you'll forget all about the pricetag when you're still hunting comfortably from your chair a decade from now.
To learn more or to purchase a Huntmore 360* chair you can visit www.huntmore.biz