ALPS Mountaineering SideKick Table/Stool

Worth its weight in aluminum.

Talk about efficiency̶̶the Alps Mountaineering Sidekick Table weighs only two pounds and can support 200. The sidekick also folds flat, so you can take it anywhere you go and never be stuck seat- or table-less again.

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Awesome bang for the buck!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are perfect for those who don't want or don't need a full sized cooking/dinner table. Perfect sized for a single dinner plate and beverage. Can double as a night stand. Ultra portable for car camping.
Pretty darn tough as well. very happy with these little tables!

Love this little work horse

    Using while camping in our teardrop trailer. Very Verdot all, with 200lb capacity. Step stool, ottoman, and a side table even.

    Table, footrest, chair, stepstool

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This sturdy low table folds with a flick, sits well on uneven ground, weighs little, and has a million uses.

    Sturdy Glamping essential.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Lightweight and strong, what else could ya need.

    Quite Cooking Campfire Meals w/ Dirt!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this table. It is very lightweight, quickly unfolds for use, and it very durable. While some camping spots may have a convenient picnic table, or perhaps you find a nice down tree or log to use as a makeshift table for meal prep, not all camping spots have these luxuries. With this very small and light table, you will always have a place to cook your meals after a long day in the great outdoors without the dirt ingredient. So, unless you like the extra texture in your food, grab one of these tables and never worry about the dirt again. I'm definitely buying another one to add to the camping quiver.



    Feel free to reach directly out to me with any and all questions. tbivins@backcountry.com or (801)204-4657

    Quite Cooking Campfire Meals w/ Dirt!!

    Add some camping comfort

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought one on a whim a few years ago and was surprised how useful it is when camping that I just had to get another one. My wife and I choose not to eat at a table when camping, so these small tables come in handy for plates or drinks. And when hanging out around the fire, or when enjoying a star-filled night without a fire, it is so great to have a little table for mugs of tea, or whatever we may be drinking. Love the easy collapsing design and the ability to handle weight because inevitably someone sits on it.

    Perfect!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    On a recent car camping outing my sister jokingly commented that we needed a cocktail table around the campfire. We've been camping 60 years, never seemed to need one before... I laughed.....

    But..... she was right. And this was the perfect answer! Doesn't weigh much. is solidly built, folds up flat, a no nonsense, real quality thing and just the right height. I bought 3 - 1 for table, and since we now have to buy local firewood bundles and never seem to have a log around anymore, 2 to put our feet up on!

    And they work fine as a nightstand in the tent too!

    Then we found how handy they were when putting our kayaks up in the roof racks on the car. (we seem to have gotten shorter and weaker... lol) Neither of us is dainty, we are both over the 200 lb rated load, but they held us - and the boats - just fine as we loaded and strapped them down. Handy!

    Sitting around the fire ring here at home, they came out and made a nice evening even more pleasant. Positively civilized!

    And now...... they don’t fit into the tiny hatches on our kayaks, but they bungee to the deck easily enough. Was nice to have a place to sit for lunch along the creek!

    How did we get along without them for 60 some years? Great product at a great price.

    Update:We've had them for a year now, and love them as much today as we did the first!. No problems, they just do what they are supposed to. We found them handy seats in our photo blind! I'm sure we'll find more uses.

    I'm here today to buy another set as a gift for friends who admired them.

    Oh, by the way, we found that we can put 3 of them in a Camp Chef griddle bag for easy storage/transport.

    Nice little stool/table

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This little stool/table is light, sturdy and rather adorable. However I think it's a bit confused of its identity... It seems like a stool but it could be a small table, if you're sitting on the ground and only need a table to put your beer on.

    These are awesome!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    They don't weigh anything, they fold flat, you can sit on them or use them as a table...how awesome is that? I bought two and I'm buying two more because they are just that convenient. When we camp with groups, someone always forgets their chairs and now we can share! ...or use them for little tables.

    High quality construction and material

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought these on a whim and didn;t know what to expect when they showed up. My alps mountaineering lounge chairs, which kick butt comfort-wise (car camping only :-) ) are missing the all important cup holder. I was hoping for these to be the solution, and at this point I think that they probably will function in that manner. Very compact when folded down, nice gauge of metal used in their construction and very smooth folding action. Hopefully with such a compact base they won't fall over too much on various ground surfaces. It's a quality product overall I would say.

    Very Useful

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used this stand at the beach to hold by drinks, Jeep keys, magazines, phone and anything else I don't want on the floor. Very light and sturdy. I have sat on it (220+ lbs) and it feels like it will not give. I have also used this stand while BBQ outside my apartment to hold my tongs, food containers, etc. You can't also beat the price. Leave it in your car or truck, it does not weight much and does not take lots of space. The color also looks great, the warranty is a plus. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. I do not know where this stand is made but the logo looks clean and nice. I would definitely make a second purchase on this item if I had to.

    Nightstand

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I use this as a nightstand in my apartment. Super light-weight, and large enough to fit a book, drinks, and my cell phone, easily. Totally satisfied.

    Sturdy & Convenient

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Almost all camp chairs come with a cup holder or two... but where are you supposed to put your plate? This table is the answer. I currently have two of these, and they are a great car-camping/tailgating accessory for meal time around the fire or grill.

    good little table

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    this table is smaller than i expected, but it still works well.
    Its good for car camping and makes a nice little table for drinks and stuff.
    its also a perfect size for a kid table for the kidos camp chairs.

    Well Made little table!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I just received this little guy and tried it out last night. Plenty sturdy as a stool for me (195lbs.) and will work great as a little drink table next to the folding chairs at any event or camp site. Light weight aluminum but not much flex so I think it will last a while. Get it on SAC to save a few dollars, nice job ALPS.

    Great little table/stools!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Just picked up a couple of these and they are great. Keep in mind they are small, with only a 10x12 top surface...but they also fold down flat, maybe 3" thick. Perfect for keeping your beer and plate of food off the ground...they also double as a stool. Another plus is they are aluminum, lightweight and super easy to keep clean.

    Nifty thrifty

      Got this for my deck/camp utility table. Has ended up pulling shifts for resting my ipad! Inexpensive and handy!

      Hello, What are the dimensions of the...

      Hello,

      What are the dimensions of the table/stool's surface (top)?

      Thank you!

      Best Answer

      The top measures 10" by 12".