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Price was $99.00 - $372.00. Definitely lightweight and generally comfortable for what it is. Appears durable and well-made, and i like the carrying case. But, i'm returning it, and i realize i'm probably in the minority. This chair deserves its good reviews, but i'll share my take on it. . I jumped the gun and ordered this helinox chair before comparing it side by side with rei's version in an rei store. The reviews led me to think that i'd like the helinox better, and usually that works for me. I received the chair, loved how it nearly instantly morphed from a bag of aluminum bones into seating. Then i sat in it and was surprised to be somewhat underwhelmed. The seat was ample enough, as the reviews had stated, and nothing was poking me or being in the wrong place. The trouble was that, when sitting with my back against the back of the chair, i was leaning too far back, too far back for my particular neck and back. For me, it wasn't as comfortable as i expected it would be. . So then i had to know the difference between it and the rei version. Off to rei i went. Everyone can compare the structural and cosmetic differences visually in the photos. As far as comfort goes, i could sit up a little straighter in the rei chair, which, for me, is more comfortable. (they could prop it up even more for my taste, but this will do. ) the seat seems a little more narrow, but i'm neutral on that. I didn't measure, but the back of the helinox chair seems a little higher, which i'd think would mean more support, but for me that wasn't true. The rei chair maybe seems a little more wobbly, but no less sturdy. The zippered helinox case is a little nicer than rei's drawstring bag, but they both do the same job. . If you're a large person, you may well find the helinox to be the better choice. (i noticed that many of its glowing reviews are from men over 6'0" tall. ) i'm an average-sized, middle-aged woman in good shape but who needs a trip to the chiropractor periodically. The helinox chair is by no means too large, it just had a strange seating angle for me. I'd think that other people would have the same experience, but i don't recall reading any comments about the angle of the back. These chairs are lower to the ground than a regular chair, but i had no problem standing up from either one. . So, great chair in concept, but, in my opinion, the back shouldn't lean back so far. Also, i feel it's overpriced (as is the rei version. ) the $50 price of the knockoffs here on online store seems more realistic, but i wasn't willing to chance one of those because of my back. I bought the rei chair (with help from my dividend) and am looking forward to using it for sketching excursions.

-Q. Allen

– – Chair Representing Big Agnes In Style. Available In A Variety Of Different Colors, This 1. 9lb. Folding Camp Chair Is A Friend To Anyone On The Go. Packing Down Smaller Than The Sunday Times, -Big Agnes – Helinox – Chair One

  1. Highlight: Weight: 1. 9 Pounds, Packed Weight 2. 1 Pounds.
  2. Highlight: Dimensions: Load Capacity 320lb, Packed Size 14’x4’x5′, Assembled Dimensions: 26′ H X 21′ W X 20′ D, Seat Measurements 13. 5′ From Ground, 13. 5′ Deep.

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First off let me start by saying, buy this! . . I was pleasantly surprised by this chair! to me it is worth it to pack out a slightly heavier chair vs a lightweight sitting pad. Being able to lounge comfortably after hiking hours with all my gear is a blessing. . I am 6'3 and 270 pounds and i spent a lot of time searching for a lightweight, easily packable, compact chair that will support me and keep me comfortable and let me tell you after lots of searching i found it in this chair right here! i find it more comfortable then my large car camping chairs with arm rests. . Pros:. Light. Compact. Easy to pack. Sturdy. Quick/easy to assemble and disassemble/pack. Comfortable even at 6'3, 270 pounds. . Cons:. None at this time. . This is nothing short of an excellent chair and i highly recommend it! Best - - chair | Big Agnes-Outdoor Recreation Product Review as-of ( Feb 2019 ) Highlight Big Agnes - Helinox - Chair One Ultralight and strong: made from lightweight aluminum, the chair one weights only 30 ounces, less than a quart of water. the lightweight design does not stop it's stregth though, it can support up to 320lbs.. Weight: 1. 9 pounds, packed weight 2. 1 pounds. Dimensions: load capacity 320lb, packed size 14'x4'x5', assembled dimensions: 26' h x 21' w x 20' d, seat measurements 13. 5' from ground, 13. 5' deep. Perfect for camping or backpacking: the award winning chair one is a favorite of everyone from casual outdoor concet goers to backpackers. it is easy to set up and is designed for your maximum comfort.. Super compact design: when folded up in included storage bag, the chair one is about the size of a large men's shoe. .

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My husband and i enjoy going kayak camp at boat only access sites. The biggest challenge of kayak camping is that everything has to fit in the front and back storage areas of our kayaks, (not a lot of room). With the help of other reviewers here on online store, we have found some fantastic things perfect for backpackers or kayak campers, (tiny lantern that put out more light than our full sized lantern, small utensils for cooking/cleaning, smaller sized "nesting" cookware, etc). There was only one thing i felt i was missing . I love to read, and wished i could find some sort of small camping chair. I almost didn't bother looking, because i figured there was no way i'd find something that was comfortable and small enough to fit in the kayak storage compartment along with everything else we already had. I'm so glad that i looked! this chair is a miracle of engineering - it's super light, folds up really small, and is surprisingly comfortable to sit in! my hubby is a big guy, (approx 250 pounds) and i was a little dubious about their claim that this chair can hold up to 300 pounds, (i was even more dubious when the chair arrived - it was so light that i couldn't imagine it holding more than a child's weight). We were scared to even sit in the thing at first, but it held our weight then and we've had absolutely no issues or concerns with it during the half dozen or so trips we taken so far this summer. The chair can be packed away so small because the entire frame of the chair, (the blue legs and support areas of the chairs we bought) all break down, (you just pull the legs out of the black connecting pieces, and you end up with a bundle of same sized pieces of tubing, (kinda like tent poles). The seat just slides off and can be rolled up and put in the same small carry bag as the frame poles. (i wish i could explain this better . Hopefully there will be someone with more of an engineering background who can explain it more clearly. ). I also hesitated on buying this chair because of the cost, (not cheap! ) but it has been worth every penny! we can fit both chairs, (broken down into carrying/storage) in the front, (smaller) storage area of one kayak, along with our nesting cookware set and 2 blow up mattress, (which are also very small once they are rolled up and put into storage/carrying bag. It's pretty impressive - we couldn't be happier! -R. Susana

Big Agnes Helinox Chair One

  • Brand: Big Agnes
  • Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions:
    Height:19.70 inches
    Length:25.60 inches
    Weight:2.31 pounds
    Width:20.50 inches
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Helinox
  • Total: 1
  • Quantity: 1
  • Part/Serial Number: HCHAIRONEB-P
  • Sub-Type: Sports
  • Size: One Size

- - chair Sports, Representing big agnes in style. available in a variety of different colors, this 1. 9lb. folding camp chair is a friend to anyone on the go. packing down smaller than the sunday times, you can take your helinox chair one anywhere. utilizing anodized dac aluminum poles, chair one is strong enough to support folks up to 320lbs. it's both comfortable and stylish, and you and all your friends will be psyched to have it around the campfire, outdoor concert venue, or even on a backpacking trip. Big Agnes - Helinox - Chair One (Helinox-Big Agnes).

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I have had this chair for over a year and have really put it through its paces. From camping in all four seasons, hiking out to remote spots to take pics and taken along on motorcycle trips the helinox chair is amazing. I bring this thing everywhere now. Due to it's ultra compact size it makes it very easy to pack, stack and carry. I did a ton of research for a video review i did on my youtube channel and found some very interesting information about the company that makes this. Located in south korea, the dongah aluminum corporation pioneered a new alloy they call th72m. It's extremely strong and due to the advanced mechanical properties it can be made with a reduced thickness making it super light and less prone to stress cracking. Here is the video i made with more information if your interested. Http://youtu. Be/bbqgf5eo6cq

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Click to see NoticeBig Agnes - Helinox - Chair One (hchaironeb p)"I am a big guy, 6'2" and 250lbs. I was sceptical about this chair, but looking for something to through in my backpack for hikes with the boy scouts. My old knees and back were starting to want rest on something more than a log when we got there. . I can't tell you how pleased i am with this chair. It's comfortable, it's light, and it's never let me down yet. . They sell an add-on kit for the feet for soft ground, and it would probably help a lot, but i haven't bought that. . The only warning i do have is that it seems a bit unstable until you get used to the way it balances. I can now take a nap in the chair, not the best nap in the world, but i have been found sleeping in it at camp. . The only drawback i found with this chair is the color options sell at different price points on online store. I wound up with the green chair as it was $30 cheaper than all the others at the time of my purchase. . The only version that i am aware of with a cup holder is the 50th anniversary, but you are so close to the ground that it's really irrelevant. . Take note when you set it up that the instruction tell you what side of the chair to put on first. Read the instructions, follow them, it's next to impossible to put it together if you do it backward's. . In addition to the chairs color, note that the frames are different colors as well, if that matters to you then take note before you order. . When collapsed and in its stuff sack the bag is roughly the same size as my hammock in its stuff sack. I carry the chair, my hammock, a rain fly, mosquito netting, tree straps, and fleece sleeping bag all in the sleeping bag section of my backpack."

Helinox Sunset Chair

Sunset - lean back and relax in the sunset chair. With a high, supportive backrest youll enjoy taking in the view from your back deck or a campsite while the sun sets (or rises. This chair is lightweight, is designed for easy set up with a single shock corded pole structure, and will be the envy of everyone on your next overnight trip.

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Brand :    helinox
Size :    one size
Weight :    3.52 pounds
  • Single shock corded pole structure
  • Sets up quickly and easily
  • Lightweight folding camp or deck chair
  • Skin & frame weight- 3lb
  • Storage sack included
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Helinox Accessory Ball Feet - Set of 4

Features of the helinox accessory ball feet - set of 4 the ball feet can be used on your helinox chair to provide more stable footing on soft ground and sand

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Brand :    helinox
Size :    one size
Weight :    0.80 pounds
  • Made of 100% silicone
  • Weight: 9oz/256g for set of 4
  • Set of 4
Price :    —
Model :    HABF
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Helinox Ground Sheet

Features of the helinox ground sheet chair footprint for use on sand or muddy ground chair legs slide into corner pockets secures to chair with center attachment folds for storage small: chair one

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Brand :    helinox
Color :    Black
Size :    one size
Weight :    9.01 pounds
Model :    Helinox
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  • Chair footprint for use on sand or muddy ground
  • Small: chair one
  • Secures to chair with center attachment
  • Chair legs slide into corner pockets
  • Folds for storage

Nemo Fillo

Fillo is soft and yielding, yet substantial enough for side-sleepers. It's amazing in the backcountry, but also great on an airplane or as lumbar support. It feels big when it's cradling your head, but it packs surprisingly small. It's everything you want in a sidekick pillow for all adventures. Fabric: washable polyester microsuede, polyester jersey

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Brand :    nemo
Color :    Horizon Blue
Size :    one size
Weight :    0.80 pounds
  • The integrated stuff sack is about the size of a russet potato, small enough to carry in the backcountry.
  • An inch of foam combined with a 3" bladder provides the height you need for side sleeping.
  • A best seller, the fillo pillow offers unrivaled comfort and great colors and fabrics at a compelling price point.
  • Length 17 in / 43 cm - thickness 4+ in / 10+ cm
  • Weight 9. 2 oz / 260 g - width 10. 5 in / 27 cm
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Model :    NEMO Equipment Inc.
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Helinox Table One

The table one is a must in any travel kit. Weighing in at 1. 3lbs and 14. 2 inches, the table works best when used with helinox chairs, as it sits low to the ground. Upgrade your picnic game with this table that includes two inset cup holders and be the absolute envy of everyone else at the free summer concerts in your local park. Single shock corded pole structure and storage bag make this table si

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  • Storage sack with zipper closure and grab handles
  • Two cup/beverage holders
  • Single shock corded pole structure
  • Sets up quickly and easily
  • Folding camp table
Brand :    helinox
Color :    Black
Size :    one size
Weight :    1.65 pounds
Model :    Helinox
Quantity :    1
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Big Agnes - Q Core SLX

The q-core slx ups the ante on quilted comfort in the backcountry. Redesigned offset i-beams create incredible multi-directional support and stability. The q-core slx is lighter, tougher, easier to inflate/deflate, packs smaller, sleeps warmer. When it comes to superlight, 3-season comfort this pad stands alone.

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Brand :    big agnes
Color :    Lime Green
Size :    one size
Weight :    1.93 pounds
  • Safe: inside of pad is treated with an antimicrobial solution to prevent the growth of microorganisms
  • Portable: lightweight and compact construction make this sleeping surface easy to carry along on a camping trip
  • Efficient inflation/deflation: the high volume valve makes inflation and deflation a quick and easy process
  • Repair kit included: great to have on camping trips in case of emergencies
  • Large outer chambers: keep user cradled comfortably in the center of the pad
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Helinox Cot Lite

A cot lightweight enough to take backpacking? you decide, at 2. 6 lbs, the cot lite is a very lightweight, comfortable option for those backcountry travelers looking for more support than a pad but still enough room in the pack for the essentials. The cot lite is very simple to set up and although lightweight, is still constructed with durable and strong poles and tension lock handles.

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Brand :    helinox
Size :    one size
Model :    HCOTLITE
Quantity :    1
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  • Storage bag with zipper closure and grab handles included
  • Capacity 265 lbs
  • Lightweight and durable construction . simple, strong design is easy to set up
  • Handles create tension when closed
  • Folding camp cot. lighter weight than cot one
Price :    —
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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

The popular compressible pillow is perfect for everyone from international travelers to car campers. Its soft, foam filling packs small and expands big, with the xl size measuring a generous 16. 5 x 27 in. (42 x 67 cm) for home-like comfort wherever you are.

Therm-a-Rest Compressible PillowTherm-A-Rest-6356-Parent-Therm-a-Rest-Compressible-Pillow

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  • New xl size measures a generous 16. 5 x 27 in
  • Foam expands big and packs small
  • Perfect for travelers or campers
  • Comfortable brushed polyester on the outside with soft urethane foam fill on the inside
  • Made in the usa with us and global materials
Brand :    therm-a-rest
Model :    6356-Parent
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Big Agnes Spur UL Footprint

Features of the big agnes copper spur ul 2 footprint footprints extend the life of your tent by protecting them from dirt, rocks, and water allows you to pitch a lightweight shelter using only a footprint, tent fly, poles, and stakes designed to be used with the spur ul 2 tent

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Brand :    big agnes
Size :    one size
Weight :    1.00 pounds
Model :    Big Agnes
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  • Footprints extend the life of your tent by protecting them from dirt, rocks, and water
  • Allows you to pitch a lightweight shelter using only a footprint, tent fly, poles, and stakes
  • Designed to be used with the spur ul 2 tent

Big Agnes Camp Chair Drink Holder

Features of the big agnes camp chair drink holder designed to be used with helinox chairs neoprene fabric works as insulation for your drink two clips for securing to chairs, tents, belts, rafts sized to fit a wide range of drinking vessels

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Brand :    big agnes
Color :    Black
Size :    one size
Model :    ACH16
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  • Sized to fit a wide range of drinking vessels
  • Two clips for securing to chairs, tents, belts, rafts
  • Neoprene fabric works as insulation for your drink
  • Designed to be used with helinox chairs

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Easily fits in a backpack, very light. Low to the ground but easy to stand with a push on the sides of the chair. 3/4" cane tips fixes the soft ground problem.

A number of questions have been asked here.


(0) Question: What is the official pack weight of this chair?

(1) Question: What are the distances between feet? i am considering the size platform/frame needed to act as a base on sand.

(2) Question: Does it come with any type of warranty?

(3) Question: Do all helonix chair one's have pockets in the side or just the camo pattern one?

(4) Question: What is the unfolded dimension

(5) Question: What is the fabric made out of for the seat material? i notice some of it is a screen material and other parts are a more solid fabric material.

(6) Question: Is this the one that weighs 30 ounces

(7) Question: Can these be used on the beach without significant short-term or long-term damage?

(8) Question: Does the shoulder pouch have a shoulder strap for carrying?

(9) Question: How much does the chair weigh? in bicycle touring every ounce counts. thanks

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I recently purchased both the helinox camp chair and the rei version of this chair. I'm 6'4", 210 lbs. So finding anything gear-wise that is small and lightweight for hiking can be a challenge. Both chairs are great and met my needs, but i found the helinox to be a tad bit bigger and consequently more comfortable than the rei chair. The helinox packs compact, is lightweight, seats me off the ground, is comfortable, and appears to be sturdy enough to hold up. Some people have commented about the small feet sinking into the ground. I can see where that might be an issue, but i personally didn't have any problems during a recent hike (ground was soft from recent rain). Saw where someone used tennis balls on the ends to address this issue. Haven't tried it myself yet, but sounds like a great idea. I researched all the options for these type chairs and i'm very pleased with the helinox. Highly recommend it!

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I as looking for a small chair that i could keep in my motorcycle's saddlebag. The problem is that i am over 6'4" at 225 pounds. Of course, the gold standard for motorcycle chairs is the kermit chair. However, while worth it, the chairs are expensive and do not fold as small as the helinox chair. . The helinox chair did the trick for me. Even at my size, this chair was very comfortable even after over an hour of sitting. The chair is very well made, very lightweight, packs very small, and even looks good. After looking at the rei chair of similar design, i found that this seems to be more robust at the critical points. There is an online review of the rei chair where the chair failed in the webbing whereas this chair seems to be quite strong there. . This would also be a great backpacking chair.

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I. Weber, Arkansas says

I'm an engineer by trade and am very impressed at the design and construction of this chair. It is lightweight and surprisingly sturdy. I am 6' 4' 190 lbs and i sit comfortably and securely in the chair. It is sooo nice having a chair with a back to it to sit in after a long day of backpacking. It is definitely worth the small extra weight and the reasonable price.

N. Aldana, Surrey

As a big dude (6'4' 260lb), i had alot of skepticisms about this chair. It turns out, it is amazing! super comfortable, just enough flex to slightly lean forward and back, tall enough it didnt feel like i was squatting, very strong and super light! granted its not as light as a foam pad, or inflatable, but after long hikes, i didnt want to sit on the ground. Fits great in the quality (but light) bag it comes in too. For me, its absolutely worth the added weight to my pack!

D. Harrison, Newfoundland and Labrador says

General. This chair is well worth the cost, it's very light weight, easy to assemble, comes in it's own carry sack. It does not take up too much room and it is extremely comfortable. Though depending on where you are camping/sitting the chair may sink into the soil. You're going to want to get some tennis balls and cut a hole in the top, you'll then be able to slip them on the feet of this chair. I'm able to fit 4 slightly smaller dog toy tennis balls in the bag with the chair. Alternatively you could probably find 4 rocks that are similar and flat to sit each foot on. Depends if you want to take the time to find 4 rocks or one large one every time you use the chair in the woods. This is not a down fall of this chair, but rather a reflection of how annoying soil can be, it's just exacerbated with this chair due to the small feet that are easier to sink into the soil. . But i'm about 235 5'9" and this chair fits me comfortable. Treat it well and it will treat you well. . Pros. -extremely durable. -extremely comfortable. -extremely lightweight. . Cons. -none. . Summary. 10/10 a++

C. Cassella, City of London

I love my chair one. When going to my sons youth sports events i got tired of lugging around those large heavy folding chairs. These chairs are awesome. At 2lbs and compact they are the perfect chair that you can throw in a back pack or just leave under the seat of the truck and always have at the ready. They are a little bit overpriced in my opinion but they excellent. Takes 30 seconds to put together and 45 seconds to take apart. I am 6'2" 190 lbs and support me great. I did also buy one of the moon lence versions of this chair and found it difficult to discern the difference other than the helinox name badge and the dac stamp on the plastic and the poles. For 50% less they seem to be a good alternative. I really do love these chairs though. They take up so much less space in the garage and being small and lightweight i am more apt to bring chairs with me when i would otherwise not want to go through the bother of carrying heavy folding camp chairs. I also love the fact that when we go somewhere with the boys i can hand them each their own chair and they can carry it. . Everywhere i go folks ask me about this chair and are impressed with how easy it is to put together, take apart and how small it folds up. . I love being able to grab my chair a bottle of water and a book and go just about anywhere and not feel like a pack mule.

O. Kellie, Bretagne says

This is the best chair i have ever owned. It is highly portable and disassembled to a very small size. Fits in my day-pack which works great for a day at the race track when you want to be mobile and move to different viewing areas. The tent style dac poles snap into place perfectly, great design and durable construction. This chair does sit low to the ground which i like because you can reach anything very easily. It is the most comfortable outdoor chair i have ever owned as the seat seems to conform to your body very nicely. . This chair is always gets everyone's attention as i pull it out of my day-pack and start to assemble and in a minute i have a full size chair. Brilliant!

M. Zelda, Haute-Normandie

I bought this chair specifically for a horsepacking trip this summer, looking for something comfortable to sit around in at camp. When the outfitter saw what i had packed, he asked me why i was taking something so small ("the mule will carry it! "), and insisted i take a full-size camp chair with me as well because he assumed i would be compromising my comfort with the smaller one. Well, long story short, the full-size camp chair sat around mostly unused, whereas i loved this little helinox. I am a medium sized woman (5'6", ca. 150lbs), and this was an incredibly comfortable chair for me: it did not cut into my legs, it was comfortably roomy without being cavernously huge, and the lightweight flexibility of it made it feel oddly almost like a supportive second skin - it was the opposite of clunky. It allows you to move to watch stars overhead, or turn to face someone on your side, though you do have to be aware of your balance and it wouldn't be great on a really soft of spongy surface - you'd sink in. I found it high enough that it was easy to stand up from a sitting position (no struggling, as you can get with chairs lower to the ground), and also surprisingly comfortable to eat meals in - you can set beverages on the ground and reach them fairly easily. In addition to its comfort the thing i love most about it is its featherweight and easy packing/setup - you can put this thing up in seconds, which makes me think i'll be reaching for it in many circumstances. Totally happy - worth the price.

D. Lynette, Dorset says

I bought 2 of these chairs to use at an upcoming local event called food truck friday. Basically, a bunch of gourmet food trucks line up in an old neighborhood and they sell artisan burgers, tacos, and similar food. People go from truck to truck getting food, then sit down in a nearby park and enjoy live music and any cold beverages they might've brought along. I was looking for chairs that would pack up small enough to go in a backpack (with a 6-pack of beer), would be lightweight, and would be sturdy enough to hold me (i weigh around 230 lbs). These chairs worked perfectly. . Pros:. -each chair folds up into a relatively small pouch (unlike the collapsing camp chairs that are still unwieldy to carry in their full length pouch). -the pouch has plenty of attachment points on it. I used the daisy chains on each one on to attach them to my bag, but i could've also threaded one of my pack straps through the loops at either end of the pouch. -they are lightweight. -they set up very fast. -they are strong enough to handle up to 350 lbs (i didn't have a problem in either chair, although i'm nowhere near their limit). -they are surprisingly comfortable. -should be useful for a number of applications: tailgating, outdoor concerts, camping/hiking, possibly the beach (the feet might sink too far in the sand, though). . Cons:. -no cupholder. -they are short, so they do seat you lower to the ground. -a table version has yet to be released (but may be available later this summer? ). . One more thing to mention: i bought these using overnight shipping option (+$3. 99 if you're a prime member) the thursday night before the friday evening event. Online store had these to me by lunch the next day. I was incredibly impressed by the shipping speed, but i wasn't surprised; online store prime shipping has saved my bacon before when i've needed last minute birthday presents, extra clothing/supplies for a trip, etc. If you do a lot of online shopping, you owe it to yourself to become an online store prime member.

S. Carrie, Lincolnshire

I am an outdoor sketcher and i have tried all sorts of portable chairs and stools, but this one is the best i have found for light weight, portability, and comfort. Probably not a consideration for many is that it is a little closer to the ground positioning my knees higher than level so that a lap sketch board is properly tilted upward for best ease of use. If your thighs are level you have to hold the sketch board up with your non-drawing hand. The only con i see is that under weight the legs sink into very soft ground, but i keep four little plastic caster cups in the carrying bag for such places.

H. Emily, Worcestershire says

The helinox. What can i say? it's a wonder chair when camping with a pack. If you've ever been out in the wilderness, you'll understand having a creature comfort that gets you off the ground from time to time is sometimes priceless. The build materials and design are outstanding. Big agnes has designed the fabric to be more durable in the wear areas, while shaving weight elsewhere. The seat width is also perfectly comfortable. Comes with a little bag that easily allows the chair to be packed. If there's one negative, it comes in the price. Those that hike, though, can understand quality, weight, and price are areas that have give and take. You get a great quality item that's generally lightweight (ultralight packers won't have a chair anyways, but for those like myself that appreciate a couple comforts this is quite manageable) but you're going to spend a few bucks on it. . It's traveled on two hike trips with me thus far and i've enjoyed pulling it up near the campfire at night. I'd gladly purchase this chair again in a heartbeat.

W. Reed, New South Wales

I saw a similar chair like this at an rei store and immediately thought i had to have one for backpacking. I never thought that those tripod style chairs would be that wonderful for backpacking. You just as well sit on a log given where i backpack in the colorado rockies. I went home and started researching these chairs when i ran across the helinox version. I saved my money and bought one thru online store. . I must say this chair is remarkable. I am 5'-10" and 250 pounds and i don't worry about whether this chair will hold up. It is practically bullet-proof in its construction. The pockets that receive the dac rods where you'd expect the most stress are reinforced with a very strong material. The stitching reminds you of what you see on climbing equipment or high quality backpacks. Each of the 4 corners are reinforced with thick padding so that nothing pokes into your shoulders or thighs while you're sitting. The shape of the chair is perfect and comfortably seats your tired bum after a long hike. You could easily fall asleep in this chair. The dac rod technology is amazing for its light weight and strength. The high impact plastic haunches where the rods come together is also well constructed and cleverly designed. You can set-up and take down the chair from its carry pouch in less than 30 seconds. It takes a bit of effort to force the rods into the pockets, but once they are in there you don't worry they will pop out. . If there is one draw-back it would be that the chair feels a little wobbly when you first sit in it or shift around a bit. But that is least to be expected for a chair weighing less than 2 pounds. I don't believe it makes the chair unstable at all. It is good to have the chair on fairly level ground and depending on the soil the legs will sometimes sink into the ground. But in some cases that might not be all that bad. I like that it sits off the ground a little higher than the other chairs like this. It makes it easy to get in and out of, plus i think it enhances a more comfortable sitting position. Yes, this chair is a little pricey, but i have to say that it is one of the best $90 i ever spent. I am one of those backpackers that like to sacrifice a little weight for comfort and this is one comfortable chair. My hat's off to the designers of this one.

M. Elida, Saarland says

Top notch. It actually weighs less than stated (30oz included the 2oz sack). Practically puts itself together by shaking the legs. I found it easier getting the mesh onto the legs, but installing the bottom two first, then the back/top. It is slightly shaky, but that's just by design. I felt no worries about it breaking. It's very pricey considering there are knockoffs available on online store for at least half the cost. I compared and while the mesh on the knock off is slightly thinner, as are the legs (legs approx 3/32" thinner), it held me no problem (6' 0" 180lbs), even when twisting/rocking it. . See pics. Blue is helinox, red is a knock off available here on online store.

Q. Carmen, Niedersachsen

I loved everything about this wonderful chair except for the fact that it was so low i couldn't get up and out of it without. Someone's help. Admittedly, i am no teenager, but there are a lot of us older ones who need to be able to take a chair. With us when we go to outdoor events and to be able to get out of the chair without help. I hope you can redesign this. Wonderful product with the over 60's in mind.

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