Big Agnes Helinox Chair One

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Big Agnes Helinox Chair One
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Big Agnes Helinox Chair One -

The ultimate camp chair has arrived! Featuring the same aluminum pole technology used by DAC in their Helinox trekking poles and tent poles, the Helinox Chair One from Big Agnes is light, strong, and comfortable. With a carrying case and breathable mesh or durable polyester (Tactical Tan), this chair may never leave your pack or gear bin.


  • Durable nylon seat is strong and comfortable; large mesh panels provide tons of breathability
  • Breathable mesh (Black/Blue, Red, Green) or durable polyester (Tactical Tan) construction


  • The ultimate camp chair has arrived. Featuring the same aluminum pole technology used by DAC in their Helinox trekking poles and tent poles, this camp chair is light, strong and comfortable. With a carrying case and breathable mesh, this chair may not ever leave your pack or gear bin.
  • Breathable mesh on back and sides

Size and Dimensions:

  • Assembled Dimensions - 26" H x 21" W x 20" D/ 65 x 52 x 50 cm


  • Packed size of 14" x 4" x 5"


  • Carrying case with zipper closure, grab handles and daisy chain included


  • Single shock corded pole structure
  • Sets up quickly and easily
  • Award-winning folding camp chair
  • Weighs 2 lb. (900 g); weight capacity is 320 lb. (145 kg)
  • Seat measures 13.5" from the ground and 13.5" deep
  • Load capacity of 325 pounds
FEATURES of the Helinox Chair One Camp Chair.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Helinox Chair One Camp Chair.

Rocky Mountain Trail

This 2lb folding camp chair is 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.

Backcountry Edge

Featuring the same collapsible pole technology found in many backpacking tents, the Big Agnes Helinox Chair One Camp Chair is compact, lightweight and strong. Utilizing durable DAC aluminum construction and breathable mesh, the chair weighs just 2 pounds and packs down to 14” x 4” x 5”. Despite the lightweight construction, the chair can support up to 320 pounds.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The ultimate in lightweight camp furniture, the Big Agnes Helinox series uses DAC Helinox pole technology to create ultralight tables and chairs that are strong, durable, and pack up small enough to take anywhere.

Country of Origin: Imported

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Assembled dimensions:26 x 21 x 20 in. (65 x 52 x 50 cm)
Capacity Weight:319.7 lbs / 145 kg
Dimension:(W x D x H)
Dimensions:26" H x 21" W x 20" D/ 65 x 52 x 50 cm
Load Capacity:320 lbs / 145 kg
Load Limit:320 lb / 145 kg
Load Range:320lb/ 145kg
Packed Dimension:(W x D x H)
Packed Size:14 x 4 x 5 in / 35 x 10 x 12 cm
Packed Weight:2.1 lbs / 940 g
Seat Height:13.5 in / 34 cm
Seat Width:13.5 in / 34 cm
Seat measurements:13.5 in. (34 cm) from ground; 13.5 in. (34 cm) deep
Skin and Frame Weight:1.9 lbs / 850 g
Volume:Seat Measurements - 13.5"/ 34cm from ground, 13.5"/ 34cm deep
Weight:Mesh: 2 lbs 1 oz/ 940 g
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Big Agnes Helinox Chair One Reviews:


Packs amazingly small & so lightweight!!

Mr UPS Man hands me this tiny shipping box, I take it inside and think "This CAN'T be the chair!" I open the box and there is the neat little storage bag saying it is, indeed, a chair. I oogle the nice storage bag with handles on both ends, PAL webbing on the bottom of the bag, and a "can unzip while wearing mittens" zipper pull. I loved it and I hadn't even opened the bag. Neatly rolled up in the seat fabric was a bag--that at my first glance I thought "I have to put all these together?!" until I saw the magical stretchy cord that connected it all so when I pulled it out of the plastic bag it practically put itself together! Pop fabric onto the obvious pole ends and the chair was ready to use. There was even instructions in the storage bag should you totally forget.

Unlike all the other camp chairs we have had where the grommets rip out, the rod pocket shreds, the armrests fall off somehow, this one has stiff almost-rubberized and super-heavy-duty little pockets where fabric attaches to frame. I was impressed with the engineering put into this chair without even sitting in it yet. So, currently having bulging disk issues, I sat in it very gingerly and if I'd had an ottoman and the chair had a headrest, I would have been in heaven it was so comfortable. It does sit lower to the ground than a regular camp chair (at least the ones we've had). I would say it's higher than a Larry Chair and lower than typical camp chair (the ~3' tall fold up into a bag chair).

I haven't used it out camping yet, just in the living room. My only 2 thoughts that I wish it had after sitting in it (and I'm sure these would have potentially ruined the current design):
1) that the lowest "chair leg" piece had another section of tubing within it so that if I pulled on the feet, the leg extended the height of the chair a few inches and a little spring-loaded button locks into a hole in the outer tube.
2) that there was more of a headrest, but this is the lesser of my wish-list; the angle you sit in this chair makes you want to lean your head back, but it is perfectly comfy without it.

Overall I love it and will be gluing the feet nubs on so I don't loose them (main complaint from other reviewers). I may also toss 4 "couch cookies" in the storage bag if I know I'm going to use chair in damp/squishy or sandy areas. A highly recommend chair.
joham at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 11/11/2013

Best lightweight chair available

I camp on a motorcycle two-up so space is essential. I see people with chairs with backrests that make me jealous! I have been a small three-legged stool user for years, but finally broke down and bought this one because it had a backrest and seemed to pack relatively small. I researched all the other similar models first and thought this was the most comfortable (doesn't throw your neck back when seated) and has the sturdiest fabric, tallest height, and has all four legs. It's very comfortable and packs up small, about the size of a bivy sack. After the first weekend of use I went back and bought two more for the rest of my family.
Add to Basket at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2013

Good chair, minor problems

I bought this because it was rated for a person my size (225#). I like this chair and would recommend it to others but the reason I didn't give it 5-stars is that the rubber feet sink into soft soil and slip off when pulling them out of the ground. This happened several times during a hunt in Alaska. I was able to retrieve the rubber bottoms (after some digging) and slip them back on. Again, I recommend the chair but would also suggest the new owner use a special adhesive on the feet so they don't slip off the metal legs. Otherwise, I'm glad I bought it.
CaribouKid at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2013

Nice chair

used them on a pack trip with our llamas. Lightweight is a nice feature, but not quite as important when you have llamas carrying your gear. The fact that they're compact is nice, and it's really nice to have a seat up off the ground, and with a decent backrest. The chair hasn't yet stood the test of time for me, but so far so good. It feels a little strange in that it 'flexes' or moves with you a little, and even 'rocks', but it seems to handle it well, and presumably is intentional in the design.
mountain llama at Mountain Gear on 07/07/2013

You must put one in your backpack!

My 24 year old son and I(57)used this on a 10 day backpacking trip in Idaho and it made the trip so comfortable. We ate, cooked, read and sat by the fire off the ground. Smoke in your face, just move your chair! It beats rocks, logs and a Thermarest chair! A very strong chair, simple and fast to set up. I have used it many places when back home too. All are amazed! Just bought 2 more for gifts!!
Mountain Fever Doug at Campmor on 12/12/2013

I will buy another!

I've used the chair for both a short backpacking trip and watching a golf tournament and it's perfect for those uses. It is very compact, lightweight and easy to carry. I've replaced my bigger folding chair that I keep in my car trunk with the Big Agnes Helinox and now have plenty of room for other sets of golf clubs when it's my turn to drive our foursome. Very, very satisfied.
HikingKahuna at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2013


This chair is so light that I was a little worried about sitting in it, but the materials, design, and construction are rugged.

The legs have a small foot pad and it can sink into soft ground easily. I'll be looking for a set of larger "pads" to place under them for wet/loose ground, or for tent use (to prevent floor punctures)
Reid S at Campmor on 07/07/2013

Added Back Support Needed

The chair back leans too far back for a person's back to be comfortable. I recommend using a pillow with it. Campmor sells two inflatable pillows that both work. They even fit into the chair bag.
Item 98051 is long and thin and is water resistant.
Item 45122 is larger and my choice.
NatureLover54 at Campmor on 12/12/2013

A Good Idea

I have really enjoyed this chair. It does tend to sink if the ground is not dry, and is best used on hard surfaces. But that's obvious and I like it anyway. It's a bit heavy for strenuous backpacking, but light enough for a relaxing walk.
Camping Creole at on 06/06/2013

Comfy Chair

Great Chair. Much better to transport on your kayak, than the standard heavy and bulky standard camp chair. Comfortable and well made. Highly recommend. Maybe alittle to bulky and heavy for backpacking. But, great for canoe or kayak camping. Or great for urban events.
RidgeRunner at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2014