Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Waldrop pac seat ?

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Candyman 06-Oct-19
grizzley21 06-Oct-19
Sawtooth (Original) 06-Oct-19
dean 06-Oct-19
dean 06-Oct-19
jjs 06-Oct-19
Jim 06-Oct-19
cecil 06-Oct-19
Nemophilist 06-Oct-19
Nemophilist 06-Oct-19
Wudstix 06-Oct-19
crowfoot 06-Oct-19
Tom McCool 06-Oct-19
George D. Stout 06-Oct-19
monkeyball 06-Oct-19
Andy Man 06-Oct-19
Pa Steve 06-Oct-19
Andy Man 06-Oct-19
Tom McCool 06-Oct-19
Irish Archer 06-Oct-19
Candyman 06-Oct-19
cecil 06-Oct-19
Lowcountry 06-Oct-19
monkeyball 06-Oct-19
Loghouse 06-Oct-19
Sawtooth (Original) 06-Oct-19
Ovilla Bill 06-Oct-19
Andy Man 06-Oct-19
ron w 06-Oct-19
Candyman 06-Oct-19
swampwalker 06-Oct-19
Smokedinpa 07-Oct-19
monkeyball 07-Oct-19
Ovilla Bill 07-Oct-19
rallison 07-Oct-19
Michael Schwister 07-Oct-19
PA-R 07-Oct-19
Ovilla Bill 07-Oct-19
papa smurf 07-Oct-19
76aggie 07-Oct-19
Andy Man 07-Oct-19
swampwalker 07-Oct-19
Jim Keller 07-Oct-19
dm/wolfskin 07-Oct-19
Candyman 07-Oct-19
bluesman 08-Oct-19
Fisher 08-Oct-19
1/2miledrag 09-Oct-19
Liquid Amber 10-Oct-19
Gofish 11-Oct-19
Sawtooth (Original) 11-Oct-19
Flyerzfan10 06-Nov-19
Wudstix 06-Nov-19
jgharris01 06-Nov-19
Jim McCann 06-Nov-19
Sawtooth (Original) 06-Nov-19
TGbow 08-Jan-22
Wudstix 08-Jan-22
Boker 09-Jan-22
deerbow55 09-Jan-22
Ovilla Bill 09-Jan-22
Ovilla Bill 09-Jan-22
Nemophilist 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
groundhunter50 09-Jan-22
ron w 09-Jan-22
fryguy 09-Jan-22
Buckdancer 10-Jan-22
fryguy 10-Jan-22
Colonel 10-Jan-22
Andy Man 10-Jan-22
Sawtooth (Original) 10-Jan-22
todd 10-Jan-22
Riverwolf 10-Jan-22
Bellaodin 10-Jan-22
monkeyball 10-Jan-22
Eriebuck 10-Jan-22
Jason H 10-Jan-22
Stan 12-Jan-22
Big jack 12-Jan-22
From: Candyman
Date: 06-Oct-19




What is the cost of one of these seats? I looked on their web site but I didn't see a price listed.

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Oct-19




i believe those are around $250..

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Oct-19




Yep...250+/-

From: dean
Date: 06-Oct-19

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3.5 pounds, Paragis Northwoods Store, $42.95, could use an added pad for all day comport.

From: dean
Date: 06-Oct-19




spelling? comfort. This one has a much better sitting position than the steel frame Walmart types. I bought it for myself and my wife claimed it. She just kicks a bit of dirt out of the way to level it on uneven ground.

From: jjs
Date: 06-Oct-19




I have one and what do you pay for comfort and versatility is minor from what we drive and the homes we live in, I send a lot of time on the ground and these old bones need some respect.

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Oct-19




Are those Waldrop seats gold plated LOL?

From: cecil
Date: 06-Oct-19

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They are nice seats

From: Nemophilist
Date: 06-Oct-19

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Mine. Not the best seat on the market but it works. :)

From: Nemophilist
Date: 06-Oct-19




I may have to up grade to a Waldrop seat.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Oct-19




Really looking into one myself.

From: crowfoot
Date: 06-Oct-19




Frank..just go with the 7.5 gal. like I do..

From: Tom McCool
Date: 06-Oct-19




The pac seats looks really comfortable and extremely well made. My concern is it seems a bit low and angled backwards to move around for and/or get up smoothly for a shot. That may not be true but it always kept me from pulling the trigger on one. I may be totally wrong.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Oct-19




I have one from Walmart that cost about $15.00 when I bought it in the late 1990's. They work just fine for me and are light as you can get. Of course they are not trendy and don't have a cool name, and they are cheap, so they must not be any good.

From: monkeyball
Date: 06-Oct-19




Seats are a personal thing, just like any other piece of equipment. If it allows you to sit comfortably and motionless it does not matter whether it costs you $9.95 or $250.00

We tend to acquire what works the best for us and our style of hunting.

When I decided to rid myself of the tree stand, I was on a search to find a seat that allowed me to be comfortable, and was not a hassle to carry and use.

Enter the Waldrop. It does all of that. It is expensive, but guess what, my tree stand wasn't $19.95 either.

I tried the Nif-T, built some Torges, tried a Gorilla, and used one of those triangular jobs from Gander Mountain. They all worked.

But then I got wind of the Waldrop........ and I am going on my second one now.

Tom, there is a bit of adjustability with the strap that connects the lower legs,I don't know if that would be of help to you or not. Height of the seat is around 16"

Here is a video showing the adjustment I am talking about.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Andy Man
Date: 06-Oct-19




I like my Waldrop pack seat

can lean against a tree as angled or upright as you desire and do the same with the free standing mode I like it fairly straight and can lean foward taking the seat away from the tree to shoot espically to the off side my only add ons are a small haversack on back to carry stuff and a foam cussion for long sits

Personally I would buy one again if something happend to mine -but I think it will outlast me

From: Pa Steve
Date: 06-Oct-19




Good review Craig and very accurate. I like the fact that it's very comfortable and that enables me to sit perfectly still for long periods of time, something that was missing from other seats I've tried. I also got it for a Christmas present so it didn't cost me one penny.

From: Andy Man
Date: 06-Oct-19

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picture of mine

I posted on another thread-very light and easy to carry I use a foam cussion if all day sits

From: Tom McCool
Date: 06-Oct-19




Thanks Craig for the good information and posting the video.

From: Irish Archer
Date: 06-Oct-19




I hope the PacSeat is as advertised. Mine ships out tomorrow. It is expensive, but as I age, it’s getting harder and harder to sit still , even when I’m not in the woods.

From: Candyman
Date: 06-Oct-19




Thanks for the info. $250 is more then I thought it would be. I read some old reviews on them and when the reviewers said that they were a bit pricey I was expecting around $150. It really looks like it would fit the bill for me but that is a bit much for a seat. I'll have to think this one over for a bit.

From: cecil
Date: 06-Oct-19




Yeah I got mine for Christmas didnt cost me anything. I havent used mine alot for hunting but I have set in it for hours fishing and it is very comfortable.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 06-Oct-19




I bought my PAC seat because I ran out of other options and it sounded like it would do what I needed. I sure didn't get it because I thought it was trendy or a brand name or something. I tried or looked at LOTS of seats and couldn't find one that was comfortable, quiet, light, inexpensive, adjustable, and easy to carry, so I eventually went with the seat that met 5 out of those 6 criterias. They are not cheap.

From: monkeyball
Date: 06-Oct-19




I believe that is what they were when they first came out Gregg.

You know how supply and demand goes.....and besides, David is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet or talk to. Not to mention built right in a garage here in the United States.

I saw a guy pick one up at the Sawmill swap meet two years ago.....$200 and he was tickled with it.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Loghouse Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Oct-19




Andy Man Looks like even with the light weight of the Waldrop you like to take the vehicle as close as you can to the tree! :>)

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Oct-19




If I may...... yes, the Pacseat costs more than your run -of-the-mill- folding chair. But you get what you pay for. IF a cheap flip out chair is what you like,or all that you can afford, there's certainly nothing wrong with that.

David is a close friend of mine and I can tell you that he's not making a killing on his seats. They are not a cheap, flimsy, Chinese-built product. David builds his seats one at a time, in his shop, outside his home not very far from where I'm typing this. They take a considerable amount of time and money to produce. The seat is well built, comfortable, light, sturdy and every detail has been considered. The seat will easily outlast it's owner if not constantly abused. Most who have them love them- although they certainly aren't for everybody. I would advise anybody who has a complaint with the price to take a brief inventory of the rest of their hunting gear- that's what the pacseat is- a piece of hunting gear. If you really enjoy hunting from the ground ask yourself how much your comfort is worth..... For me the answer is WAY more than a cheap Wal- Mart flip out stool can offer. I don't use mine because it's trendy or has a cool name. I use mine because it is the absolute best thing that I can park my butt in when I'm on the ground. I use it a lot, and I kill things from it- a lot. It works well for me. I would encourage anybody to try one out and then and ONLY THEN give negative feedback if there is any.

I think Craig described the seat very accurately in his post above.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 06-Oct-19




I've hunted with mine for several years. Like it so much I bought an extra last year. Price is relative. If you can't afford it, don't buy it. Comfort and mobility make the Waldrop Pac-Seat perfect for me. What does a good tree stand cost today? What about a pop-up blind. The Pac-Seat is my stand/blind. I find it interesting how many traditional archers preach buy U.S and then buy overseas, because of the higher price on U.S. made products. One other thing, just for the record I'm 73, 250+ lbs, on a fixed income, hunt on public land, and hike 1 to 1.5 miles from my truck every time I go out to hunt, which is usually 2 to 3 days per week minimum, from October through December, God willing. Hope everyone has a great and safe 2019.

From: Andy Man
Date: 06-Oct-19




thats my shoe treads- couldn't even get a ATV back there

Drought here and dirt nothing but powder

From: ron w
Date: 06-Oct-19




Best seat there is........it just plane works !!

From: Candyman
Date: 06-Oct-19




I was just looking around for other options and the millenium tree seat looks pretty good also. You need to attach it to a tree but it looks pretty comfy and is cheaper. Any thoughts on them?

From: swampwalker Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Oct-19




Waldrop cost more than my Huntmore? No way??

From: Smokedinpa
Date: 07-Oct-19




I like it. Your paying quality, convenience and comfort. If you are a dedicated ground hunter I don’t think price of the Waldrop is too much for a comfortable well built chair. The millennium chairs are also comfortable but you need the right tree. Most of the less expensive chairs I’ve owned seem to get noisy at some point.

Of course use what works best for you and your budget. Not sure why someone always seems to get offended when someone brings up a piece of gear they view as expensive.

From: monkeyball
Date: 07-Oct-19




Gregg, The Millennium roughly costs $100, is useless without a tree and comes with a sling strap to carry it .........that you will be looking for something to replace it with to carry it a little better.

Weight is about the same, no backpack feature, and like I said.....you need a tree.

Probably a good seat, but does not even compare to what your original post was about.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 07-Oct-19




"Swampwalker" is the "Huntmore" still being made?

From: rallison
Date: 07-Oct-19




Price aside, I don't know how high this can be set, and with my knees and preferring to shoot while seated on the ground, I'd probably pass.

Looks like a fine product though.

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Oct-19




Waldrup packseat is worth every penny. So light I strap it on top of my elk ruck and haul it up the mountain everyday to sit waterholes. SO strong I could use it to haul out the elk as a perfectly fine freighter pack. So comfortable all day watching water is comfy, and only issue is not falling asleep.

From: PA-R Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Oct-19




I would like to sell mine. use 3-4 times.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 07-Oct-19




List it in the classifieds "PA-R".

From: papa smurf
Date: 07-Oct-19




I've owned a Millenium tree seat, and it's a fine seat. You must however have the proper tree for attachment. Some are too big around, some are leaning too much, so it is sometimes difficult to attach. I own a Huntmore seat, and it too is a fine seat. It's very comfortable, but takes some time setting up,,,it also weighs 9 lbs, and has no back straps for carrying it. It now sits in my basement. I bought a Waldrop PacSeat about 3 yrs ago, and love it. It weighs 3.5lbs to 4lbs, is very comfortable, and is off your back and ready to hunt in about 30 seconds.

papa smurf

From: 76aggie
Date: 07-Oct-19




Just for clarity, want to remind folks that Millinium makes the tree seat which does require a tree and they also make what they call a blind chair. The chair is also portable, sits on an adjustable legged tripod and is a pleasure to hunt out of. I like to set up the blind chair back in the underbrush and try not to fall asleep it is so comfortable.

From: Andy Man
Date: 07-Oct-19




" It weighs 3.5lbs to 4lbs, is very comfortable, and is off your back and ready to hunt in about 30 seconds."

Yep! thats what I like about it and quick and easy to get up and move too

From: swampwalker Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Oct-19




" Ovilla", and your point?

From: Jim Keller
Date: 07-Oct-19




I have a millennium blind seat and a waldrop. I love them both. Each for different applications.

From: dm/wolfskin
Date: 07-Oct-19




Ya'll should have bought the Pac seat years ago when the price was a lot cheaper. I've bungee cord my Double Bull blind to mine during turkey season. Many of my son's baseball games I watched sitting in my Pac seat.

From: Candyman
Date: 07-Oct-19




Thanks for all the replies. It seems like I may have to bite the bullet and order one.

From: bluesman
Date: 08-Oct-19




The seat does not have a “trendy” name ... the maker is David Waldrop ... the seat is his last name ! he is a very nice guy and makes a great product .

From: Fisher
Date: 08-Oct-19




I have broken my back twice, and have seriously damaged discs. So treestands are being phased out of my hunting plans. I am replacing them with blinds. I prefer hunting from a tree, but it is getting riskier.

Stools are no good for me because I must have a back rest. I have a folding chair with a backrest. It was inexpensive at a sport show. It has been great because of the backrest.

So I am looking for a comfortable seat that is suitable for hunting, shooting, and actually killing game.

I looked at the Millenium seat, but there is nowhere to try one. The Waldrop seat is interesting. It would be nice to combine the seat, daypack, and blind.

Any more info would be helpful. Thank you my friends.

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 09-Oct-19

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I shot a deer from this set-up and location last year, not long after taking this picture. I like my Waldrop very much.

From: Liquid Amber Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-19




I'll be spending more time on the ground in the future and reviewed and looked at all the seats and such out there. I ordered a Waldrop. David hand makes these and there are well made. I got about 9 out of 10 features I wanted and sent him a check. Besides, he is a Georgia boy. :) Mine should be ready in time for my annual week in SC on the Savannah River chasing deer and hogs the week after Thanksgiving.

From: Gofish
Date: 11-Oct-19




I have a Waldrop pac seat I deer hunt and dove hunt and also use it around camp to set in. There Awesome

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Oct-19




I spoke to David yesterday. His shoulder is healing well and the dr. Is expecting to release him shortly. So that’s good news for those of you who might be waiting on seats.

From: Flyerzfan10 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Nov-19




I just bought a used one off a guy on facebook. I received it last night in the mail. It is very comfortable. I put a set of alice pack straps on it and removed the waistband. I'll be sitting in it the next couple of days!

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Nov-19




If anyone has one that they don't want please contact me.

From: jgharris01 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Nov-19




Just got mine Monday. Quite comfortable. May become my favorite nap... er hunting seat. Took an old Catquiver II, removed the straps and secured it (in 4 places)to the frame of the pack seat. Use the pouches to hold drinks, bow stringer, extra string, multiple knives as well as extra blunt arrows for pesky inquisitive squirrels after I've shot the two blunts in my bow quiver... Quiet on the back too. Hope to try it out Friday morning!!

From: Jim McCann
Date: 06-Nov-19




This site is awesome. Never thought about even searching for a good comfortable seat. I've always just improvised, but was never really comfortable during long sits in the woods. I'm certain many of us have missed shot opportunities because we weren't comfortable, moved around too much trying to get more comfortable, and didn't sit long enough in one place. As a professional wildlife photographer I can see how this seat will be beneficial to me when not bowhunting. Thanks!

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Nov-19




It’s very versatile. I take mine with me everywhere that I might expect to have to park my butt for a while. Ball games, beach, camping trips, etc.

From: TGbow
Date: 08-Jan-22




From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Jan-22




Got one and love the packing feature, I can haul in camp for a week and then go hunt with it.

From: Boker
Date: 09-Jan-22




Hunted out of mine all season , i love the concept and the chair has a ton of good features however i will say because seat is narrow my extra large butt did get a little uncomfortable in it. I bought a pad and they kinda helped. I called David and we talked for hours. He is a super nice guy and did his best to help me fond a solution. As i told David my issue with chair was a personal problem and not the chairs fault. I will continue to use it because i do love its pros. One being that it is compact, lite and another is the ability to just lean it against a tree. I was unsure if it would work but became my favorite way to use it.

Its a expensive chair and even though i am disappointed it wasn’t comfortable for me. I am glad i bought it.

My millennium M-300 is comfortable but also very restrictive when compared to the pack seat.

Its a true statement when they say you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

From: deerbow55
Date: 09-Jan-22




Most comfortable and durable hunting seat.Well worth the money.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 09-Jan-22




Love the Waldrop Pac seat. Actually have two of them. I'm afraid the most recent price increase will hurt sales. They are now $300 plus.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 09-Jan-22




Love the Waldrop Pac seat. Actually have two of them. I'm afraid the most recent price increase will hurt sales. They are now $300 plus.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Another option is the Summit seat.

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




"Thanks for the info. $250 is more then I thought it would be. I read some old reviews on them and when the reviewers said that they were a bit pricey I was expecting around $150. It really looks like it would fit the bill for me but that is a bit much for a seat. I'll have to think this one over for a bit."

Gregg, I hope you got one buddy, the price is starting to rise.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: groundhunter50
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great seat, well made,,,, get what you pay for,,,,, I sold mine, for what I paid for it, could not shoot well out of it...However it is top quality, and worth the money

From: ron w Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22




Had mine a long time, was only $150 back then , best seat ever. Would buy another !!

From: fryguy
Date: 09-Jan-22




In the post above...anybody have any experience with that summit packseat?

From: Buckdancer
Date: 10-Jan-22




I have one and really like it the only thing I wish it had was longer legs with my bad legs it’s a little bit tough to stand up and take a shot.

From: fryguy
Date: 10-Jan-22




Appreciate it. Wondering if it was cheap and squeaky or anything.

From: Colonel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




Dave will custom a seat to the height you want. He also carries a quartering bag that attaches to the back. Works great for extra clothing. Doesn't have to be detached even when the seat is leaning against the tree. Mind carries easy and I love the option of the seat free standing in a deadfall for example or leaning against the tree. Seat leans with you if necessary. Dave is a great man to deal with. Can't go wrong with the seat.

From: Andy Man
Date: 10-Jan-22




would say the same thing as ron w- exactly

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




There is no substitute. Spend the money and get the real deal. If you were ever thinking of getting one, now is the time. That’s all I got to say about that. …Forrest Gump.

From: todd Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




I agree, I am on the list and waiting for one, think well worth the money

From: Riverwolf
Date: 10-Jan-22




What many don't understand is the builders cost-time-fees...on something he/she designs/builds/fabricated.

That isn't even talking shipping cost after all that. Cost to get the product to the shipping facility . It's all went up.

People should be paid a decent wage for their time/work/design .

The cost of everything has gone up due to....the cost of everything going UP. Materials for anything are very high now for most any type of material. Fabric ...metals.wood ...etc....

We can either suck it up and comeup with the extra $50 or what ever or watch as many of our small buisnesses dissipate along with our choices.

From: Bellaodin
Date: 10-Jan-22

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Well worth the wait and the money. Built like a tank , not your typical aluminum chair build. Sturdy aluminum is used and yet only 5# in weight. And Dave is a super great guy to deal with.

From: monkeyball
Date: 10-Jan-22




All I can say is listen to Dendy...............

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Eriebuck
Date: 10-Jan-22




Well Im a little reluctant to post this but doing so to reinforce some of what Riverwolf has posted. I like to tinker with making my own gear as many here do so I thought what the heck Ill make my own version of the Pacseat. Unable to make a small radius bend on either aluminum tubing (which was extremely expensive) or steel electrical conduit, I wound up using 3/4" and 1/2" copper tubing for the frame and I soldered the joints using various plumbing connectors. I purchased nylon strapping and heavy fabric for the seat material and straps and had a commercial sail maker sew the seat material. All told had about $120 in materials and 6-8hours in construction and finishing of the seat. My version is entirely functional and weighs about 6.5#, so heavier than the original. My point is that Mr. Waldrop is earning his money. Obviously with practice construction time could be reduced but still this wound up being a project. So the $250-300 Mr Waldrop is asking for his PacSeat is understandable. Just my opinion

From: Jason H
Date: 10-Jan-22




The last 6 post are spot on!!

From: Stan
Date: 12-Jan-22




The perfect tool for a serious ground hunter.. There is no fat on this design.. David is a pleasure to talk to and work with, A day pack fits perfectly, the mesh material creates a breathable gap between your back and the pack, so there is zero needless sweating.. Got mine last spring, for a fella with back, spine issues, I was able to sit pretty much motionless for much longer than usual.. Love the pacseat..

From: Big jack
Date: 12-Jan-22




Get one you won't regret it .And if you don't like it you can sell it in an instant I bought one last year shot my first trad deer from it.





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