Julia kindly allowed me to take her photo with 'seat stick'. We found a quiet spot outside Euston where I snapped some photos. Julia and I have been on campaign demos together and I asked her to give me an idea how she used her seat stick and if she could recommend it.
The seatstick is helpful on outings where I think I may need to be static for a while, as I cannot stand for long. It is very compact to carry, and lightweight. It comes in a neat bag and can fit into your own bag, to unfold when required, although you can also use it as a walking stick. It's not comfortable for very long sits (for me at least) but it's useful when I'm in queue, say, or waiting at a bus stop without a seat. Also it's good for events (including protests!) where everyone is standing around. Because you're propped up by your legs you're more or less still at stand-up height, which can be useful for chatting. It's also good if, like me, you have trouble keeping your knees bent for any length of time - because on the seatstick your legs are more or less straight.
My only gripe with it is that the height of the stick isn't adjustable, and it's a bit too long to be entirely comfortable as a walking stick in my case.
But overall a useful buy.
A good guide to choosing the right walking equipment is from the Disabled Living Foundation - here is their fact sheet for that.
We are stocking this at the market stall. I am learning step by step which are good products and then the hunt is on for a good supplier which offer the best prices. A slow process but worth it I reckon.