These poles are a joy to use because they are so lightweight and the groove lock makes them fully adjustable while not giving way even when doing serious off-trail hiking. They are best for any type of hiking or moderate backpacking. I have been using these poles for the last two years on both trail hikes and off-trail hikes, as well as backpacks both on and off trail. What I like best about them is that they are incredibly lightweight, so I don't tire as easily on an all-day trek. The grip is so… Full review
Light, compact camping chair. Rests low on the ground, but this is not a bad thing because it means you can stay seated when using your cooking gear. The first time I went camping, I squatted while preparing my supper and spent the rest of the evening sitting on a rock. At night I found it hard to sleep because my back was killing me. I realised that unless I could sit with my back supported, my venture into camping was going to come to a premature end. The Helinox Ground Chair was the answer. Full review
Ergonomic, durable, lightweight, and comfortable. This chair will be sure to turn heads. Great alternative to a bulky "sports event chair." Conveniently packs into a bag for easy transport and takes up little space. It was a toss up between getting the 'Evrgrn Campfire Rocker' chair and when I tried the Rocker chair upon getting up, the chair slid from under me and my butt ended up on the floor, can you imagine if you had a hot drink in your hand? So yeah, this Helinox chair came out the clear winner. … Full review
Guilty pleasure, luxury item must-have. I've always been anti backpacking chair (except when I used to bungee an old school steel shorty beach chair to my external frame pack in the early '90s). Several years ago I tried one of those soft seats with the side straps that hold up the back. Hated it and threw it in the trash. I've seen the expensive packable backpacking chairs going around for years. Wasn't into the Monarch balance version and the ones they added legs to didn't seem sturdy and were… Full review
Not for serious backpackers or, of course, the UL crowd—this chair is a wee bit heavy—but for most any other outings these are perfect. Short backpacking trips, bike touring, canoe/kayak trips, the fireworks at the gazebo, the free concert in the park, these chairs are great. Over the years somehow I've collected four of them. My friends and I use them all the time. Lately there's been quite a few others on the market. Be careful with the specs as the size, weight limit, and other little tweaks… Full review
Helinox designs and manufactures lightweight outdoor adventure equipment. Products are currently available for purchase through Big Agnes.