Set up base camp, whip out the Helinox Chair One Camp Chair, and suddenly your friends will regret their decision to sit on the ground or pull up a stump. This comfortable little chair uses a mesh seat suspended on a lightweight aluminum frame. Easy to setup and easy to break down, the Chair One Chair is ideal for car camping or even overnight backpacking trips when you want a little extra luxury around the camp fire.
|Helinox Chair One||$99.95|
|Helinox Chair||$89.95 - $99.95|
The Chair One has made it much easier to be a dad. We have an active family, always camping, going to the beach, watching Dragon boat races, etc. We routinely pack a bunch of snacks load up the camp chairs and head off for adventure. When we arrive, guess who has to carry everyones chair...DAD. With four standard camp chairs on my back as well as supplies it gets a little hard to get it done. With the Chair One everyone can carry their own chair. They fold down to the size of a 2L bottle. My youngest (8y/o) has a little trouble stretching the fabric seat into place, but my 11y/o gives him a hand. Once together they are very comfortable allowing you to sit upright to eat or watch a concert or you can slide your backside forward and almost recline. The legs will sink into the sand at the beach, but work well in most other places. After a half dozen uses they have become our go-to chairs, kids even build them in the house to sit next to a plug when playing and charging their itouches. Overall a great piece of gear that has made it easier to be the Dad.
LOVE IT!! How's that for a positive review? Got the chair today and set it up both in the living room of my GFs apartment and out in the grassy area. Very comfortable, rocks a little, but other reviews about it sinking down in the ground are spot on. So, I thought a set of 3" round furniture floor sliders might work to spread out the weight a bit and prevent it sinking. Seems to be working fine as of this writing.
As far as the chair goes, even my girl liked sitting in it. The only really bad thing about it is getting up. if you're on the large side like me, it's not easy getting up, but the frame seems strong enough to support pushing lightly on it as a way of steadying yourself to get up. But man is it comfy.
The bag it comes in is another surprise as it has a row of webbing on the outside to attach things to if you want. And, the chair inside the bag is quite light. They claim 2 pounds, but it doesn't feel like it. But, weighed my gf 's kitchen scale, it's almost exactly 2lbs.
Just arrived home from a 9 day kayak trip in Haida Gwaii. This chair was AWESOME. It was stable (even on pebbly rock beaches), strong but lightweight and quite comfortable. I am 55 years of age and I just don't want to sit on the beach without a chair anymore. I was the envy of our group. If you find the chair legs 'sink' then someone suggested cutting a small slit in a cheap tennis ball and sliding it over each leg to prevent the legs from sinking. I did not bring the tennis balls and sometimes the chair legs did 'sink' but it was not really a problem for me. It packs up quickly; the alloy used is super strong; the angle of the chair is pretty decent (maybe sits a bit far back but the chair was still comfortable). Plus it is so EASY to pack - takes up very little room and should last a long time.
This is a GREAT chair. Used it kayaking...used it BSA training in wilderness....used it camping...used it in the yard! This chair sits well and is comfortable. Legs will sink in ground but cut tennis balls handle this and fit in the case it comes with. Easy to assemble and disassemble in just seconds. This is a great chair! I am a big guy and this chair sits fine and does not bend under the stress. Do not like sitting on the ground or camp chairs that sit on the ground. This is the trick for comfort in the field. Everybody wants my chair when I break it out and is a conversation starter every time you open it up. I would highly recommend it.
This little gem is what Lewis and Clark were looking for. If Ponce de Leon had found the Helinox Chair One next to the fountain of youth, he would have been more proud he found the Helinox. Neil Armstrong expected to find the Helinox on the moon (for the sake of this story we will all agree he went to the moon).
Bottom line: this chair is amazing. At 2lbs. this chair is worth taking into the backcountry. You'll be more comfortable after a long day of hiking, fishing, or climbing. It's easily strapped to the outside of a pack if there's not enough room on the inside. For comfort, weight, and stuff size, I haven't found anything that beats this chair.
I was really surprised at how comfortable this is. My buddy uses the trekker kit, and he always seems pretty zen at camp while I pile up logs or rocks. This little chair is part hammock, part recliner. It fits me well 6'3 195 34" waist.
It already weighs 2lbs though, and I hate to be that guy, but that's a real commitment to sit in for 2-3 hours. If you spend more time at camp than the trail, it's a no brainer.
Edit. I love this chair, it would win gear of the decade if it shed a pound.
Ok I am the rep for these chairs , but i had to write a review . I have to say one of the best chairs I own period. I have all sorts of fancy Car camping festival chairs and this one comes with me more often than any other. Portable and sits low so your not in anyones way , good for Kids too. Light and compact enough to take on a backpacking trip.
I am very impressed by this chair! It packs down very small, and is incredibly lightweight for how comfortable it is. It is a little higher off the ground than a lot of other backpacking chairs, which is awesome because it hurts less on your knees. So far, we've thrown this around backpacking, fishing, car excursions- and we love it! I would hands down recommend this chair for lightweight outdoor (or indoor!) comfort.
Not to be confused with the rickety contraption being sold by a different big-name outdoor retailer for half the price (and half the strength), this chair is SOLID. I was skeptical of the price myself, but with the DAC poles and super strong fabric materials, I actually have some peace of mind when doing a trust-fall into this chair, and it's super lightweight!
Hands down this is the best camp chair I've owned. Period.
this is my first backpacking chair. i am always hesitant on camping furntiure due to my size, i am 6 foot and 225 lbs. for a chair this light and packs so small i took the risk and bought one. after 3 days of sitting around a fire with sand, rock and grass i found it comfortable and my friends jealous as they sat on the ground.