I have had the Avery marsh seat for going on 10yrs, and it's still holding up. It stays wet all season long, and is still as stout as it ever was (knock on wood) It folds up nice and compact, for hauling in a kayak, and it also has a shoulder strap to pack if need be. The only problem is the padded bottom, is as hard as a brickbat. I wasn't smart enough until recently, to think of taking a cushion with me to make it more comfortable. Have to check and see if it will fold up with a cushion strapped on before, I strap one on more permanently.