First Look: Millennium Field Pro Turkey Hunting Seat
Russ Chastain 02.23.21
Last month I shared some news here about Millennium’s ComfortMAX turkey hunting seats, the TU01 and TU02. I liked the looks of these seats, and thankfully I’ve already been able to get one! As an XL kind of guy who loves the flexibility of hunting anywhere regardless of tree availability, I opted for the TU01 Field Pro model. It’s impressive, and I wanted to give y’all a first look at this seat that I’ll be carrying in the turkey woods this spring.
This folding seat features Millennium’s ComfortMAX tight-sling seat material on the seat and the back. This stuff works great and has some breathability to help keep you comfy, and is well-anchored to the powder-coated aluminum frame with screws and rivets. The angle of the seat back is adjustable via the simple-and-effective strap (notice the adjuster in the photos). The location of the adjuster means you can change the angle of the back rest from your seat without having to get up and make a stir. Nice!
The seat back support strap is routed through loops welded to the frame. These loops are designed to keep the strap flat and correctly aligned, and the slots for the straps have been deburred; their round edges will not harm the straps. It’s one of my favorite things: A thoughtful, simple design that works.
The side skids on the bottom of the Millennium Field Pro will keep it from sinking into the ground, which can be a problem with other turkey hunting seats. I’ve only spent a few minutes in this handy little chair, but so far I really like it.
For carrying, Millennium sticks with the “better is always best” mindset by providing a nice long strap with a nice long cushion. This is not one of those cushions that slides onto the strap, allowing the strap to slip and slide inside it as you walk; instead it’s a 32″ long cushioned strap with a buckle at each end. Each buckle attaches to a short length of webbing strap which is attached to the seat. The generous length means you won’t feel strangled when you carry it with the strap across your chest for stability, and you can shift it to wherever feels most comfortable while you’re hiking around listening for gobbles.
Manufacturer specs call the weight of this turkey hunting seat 6.4 pounds, and mine weighs just a touch less at about 6.1 Lbs. For the size of the seat, this is not bad at all – and I learned long ago that squirming is bad news when you’re hunting wily tom turkeys. For that reason, I’m willing to carry a little more so I can spend more time comfortably sitting still.
When I pulled the Millennium Field Pro turkey hunting seat out of the box, I was surprised by its size. It felt huge at first. but as you can see in the photos, there’s no wasted space. My 230-pound six-foot-one frame fits right in there, and the comfort will surely make it worth the effort. When folded, the Field Pro is about 20″ wide, 18″ deep, and roughly 9″ thick (at the side skids).
The next thing I noticed was the quality of construction; this seat does not rattle, all bolts and rivets are tight, the one-inch-square aluminum tubing will surely hold up well, and all welds are very well done. The frame is reinforced in all the right places – and although I’m planning to be around for a long time yet, this seat just might outlast me!
The Field Pro’s MSRP is $89.99, and you can order one at the Millennium website. I’m really looking forward to using the Millennium Field Pro turkey hunting seat while hunting gobblers this spring, and I wish you all the best in the turkey woods. Happy hunting!