Big Agnes Helinox Chair

3 reviews
5-star:   3
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

1

Reviewed several lightweight chairs before choosing…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89.95

Summary

Reviewed several lightweight chairs before choosing this one. Glad I chose the Helinox. It's great for backpacking and for music festivals. This chair is perfect for that. It is very comfortable too. With four feet it stays off the ground unlike some other LW models.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Stable
  • Looks good

Cons

  • No cup holder
  • No head rest

This is a really great chair for the size and weight. The sitting height is ideal; it's tall enough that you can still stand up from it without having to push off with your arms while still sitting low for camp fires and music festivals.

The chair frame will "adjust" to fit uneven ground surface so it is very stable.

The cloth and stitching are top notch quality. I anticipate many years of service from this chair.

The bag is easy to use; you don't have to solve a puzzle to get the chair back in the pouch. It has loops so you can strap it to the outside of your pack.

We use this chair at the kids' sporting events too. Way easier to carry than one of those backyard lounge chairs. Worked great at the beach too. The feet sunk into the sand just enough to anchor it from blowing over when not being used.

All in all... Love this chair and will be getting another one soon.

1

This chair is for the hiker who is ready for the most…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79.99

Summary

This chair is for the hiker who is ready for the most comfort for their carry! I've sat in a lot of styles of camp chairs but this one far succeeds its competition. Just over a pound it is so nice to be off the ground especially when the ground is wet!

Pros

  • Sturdy construction
  • Very compact
  • Hammock campers don't have to carry a sit pad

Cons

  • Heavier than a sit pad
  • Legs sink on soft ground
  • Does weigh over a pound

This chair has cords in the legs so when assembling or breaking down, all the parts stay together. It also has a very sturdy seat with the proper ventilation for your warmer adventures. Altogether it will make anyone's adventure more comfortable around the campsite.

0

Excellent chair for camping, backpacking, festivals,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70 (with discount coupon)

Summary

Excellent chair for camping, backpacking, festivals, etc. Easy to put together with the shock-corded poles. Two pounds with the included sturdy carry bag. Sturdy well made chair that can hold up to 320 lbs.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • 4 legs keep you up off the ground
  • Holds up to 320 lbs
  • Well sewn, sturdy fabric/mesh
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • The heavy duty carry bag is heavy
  • 4 leg design does sink into soft soils and sand

I use this comfortable chair often in any type of situation where a chair comes in handy. The poles are corded together so assembly is a snap. The fabric is durable and well sewn. This sturdy little chair can even hold up to 320 lbs. It comes with a very heavy duty carry bag that has a handy daisy chain on it to make attaching it to your pack easy. After six months of frequent use, it shows no signs of wear and tear.

I have used this most often on full day hikes. When it is time to take a break, in under a minute I can have my chair out and assembled. Others may laugh, but I get a relaxing and rejuvenating rest kicking back in my chair while they search for a dry bug free spot to sit on the ground. 

The four-leg design does make it prone to sinking into soft soil or sand. In those situations if I want to keep the seat up off the ground, I have placed the chair so it straddles a small log alternatively tennis balls on the end of the legs will help prevent sinking. 

While the heavy duty carry bag is great for storage, it is indeed heavy for carrying long distances so I usually leave it at home and just wrap the poles up in the chair fabric for long hikes. 

I highly recommend this chair. It may start out as a luxury item when hiking or backpacking, but you will quickly find you don't want to leave it at home.

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Retailers' Descriptions

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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 binSpecs Weight 2lb 900g Packed Size 14 x 4 x 5 35 x 10 x 12 cm Assembled Dimensions 26 H x 21 W x 20 D 65 x 52 x 50 cm Seat Measurements 135 34cm from ground 135 34cm deep Load Capacity 320lb 145kg

- Bentgate.com

Using the same aluminum pole technology as lightweight backpacking tents, the Helinox is a superlight, strong and comfortable camp chair. Its ingenious frame design packs down exceptionally small for easy storing in your camp kit. Seat is made from tough polyester with nylon mesh to keep things cool and breathable, and to prevent the pooling of rainwater. Imported. Weight 2 lb. Capacity 320 lb. Assembled size 20.5"W x 19.7"D x 25.6"H. Packed size 13.8"W x 3.9"D x 4.7"H. Seat height 13.5".

- L.L.Bean

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.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

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.

- Backcountry.com

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. Weight - 2lb/ 900g Packed Size - 14" x 4" x 5"/ 35 x 10 x 12 cm Assembled Dimensions - 26" H x 21" W x 20" D/ 65 x 52 x 50 cm Seat Measurements - 13.5"/ 34cm from ground, 13.5"/ 34cm deep Load Capacity - 320lb/ 145kg

- Mountains Plus