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Top Camp Chair

Helinox Chair One

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10 reviews)

This is one of my favorite campfire accessories. This chair is comfortable enough to fall asleep in and small enough to keep stashed in the car / boat at all times.

Reasons to Buy

  • Packs down small
  • Weighs just over 2 lbs
  • Easy to asssemble
  • 320 lb capacity

Reasons to Avoid

  • Legs sink into soft ground
  • Too large for backpacking

I came across the Chair One while riding in the Tour de Cure New England Classic this past summer. I stopped in at a bike shop somewhere in Vermont to pick up spare parts. While waiting for a few other folks to finish up repairs, I sat down in a Helinox Chair One and promptly fell asleep. After a few minutes, I had to buy one!   I love this little chair. It's great for hanging out around the campfire, the grill, or the telescope. It's too large to take on a backpacking trip, but works wonderfully for just about everything else.

Read more: Helinox Chair One reviews (10)

Top Camp Table

NEMO Moonlander Dual-Height Table

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Highly collapsible and highly functional…that’s what comes to mind when I use the NEMO Moonlander Dual-Height Table. It's ideal for 1 or 2 people to use for a meal or to hold odds and ends next to a chair (i.e. lantern, drinks, book, etc.)

Reasons to Buy

  • Small but mighty—about the size of a big laptop when packed away.
  • Way more useful than I originally thought
  • Durable
  • Easy to set up

Reasons to Avoid

  • Only one size/style

Conditions I’ve used the NEMO Moonlander table for nearly 4 months, from late spring through summer and now as we head into the early days of autumn. The table has been used during weekend camping trips, day trips to the beach, and at several backyard cookouts. It’s been a landing spot for food, card games, lanterns, kindling, kid’s coloring books/toys, and much more.      Moonlander (in low height position) with carrying case Specs Packed Size (in carrying case): 15" x 9.5" x 1.5" Standing Size (Low Height Option): 15.5" Standing Size (High Height Option): 3.5" Carrying Weight: 4 lbs and 14 oz (2.2 kg) Table Top Dimensions: 18.5" x 14.5" Weight Limit: 100 lbs (45.4 kg) High height position Low height position   Construction and...

Read more: NEMO Moonlander Dual-Height Table review (1)

Camp Chair

Hillsound BTR Stool

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

A nifty little stool that is small enough to take along on almost any adventure and comfortable enough to meet the needs of most sitting situations. Best of all, it’s totally dummy proof! No fiddling around or asking yourself, “how does this work again?” It’s super straightforward, easy to use, and comes in two sizes (14" and 17").

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to use/foolproof
  • Compact design
  • Lightweight
  • Two size options (14" and 17")
  • Detachable seat

Reasons to Avoid

  • Weight limit (240 lbs or 110 kg)

Conditions:I’ve used the Hillsound BTR stool for a month-and-a-half, having taken it fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and to a few backyard campfires/cookouts. I think it is best used when needing a seat in the backcountry and not necessarily at a backyard campfire where a full-sized chair with arms and a backrest is readily available. To that point, I plan to take the BTR stool hunting later this fall as I think that would be a perfect use due to it being both quiet and small/light enough to make for a respectable hunting stool and the orange legs don't hurt either (a favorite color among hunters).

Read more: Hillsound BTR Stool review (1)

Camp Table

Helinox Table One

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Ingeniously designed, this rugged and sturdy little table provides an extra level of backcountry enjoyment and comfort at camp time — with minimal effect on your pack weight. Works well as an elevated platform for canister stoves as well. Setup and take-down are a cinch and the table stows in a fully daisy-chained soft case for versatile packing. Although built well for two in the backcountry and optimized for Helinox chairs, this versatile table works well with or without other similar chair systems and is ideal where a quick and portable table is needed.

Reasons to Buy

  • Packs easily and compactly in a lightweight, versatile case
  • Cupholders for two with good table surface area
  • Sturdy but lightweight DAC structure holds 10+ pounds
  • Lightweight convenience and luxury for the backcountry
  • Useful in countless ways, and not just in the backcountry

Reasons to Avoid

  • Mesh surface means a rinse-off not a wipe-off after spills
  • Cupholders don't support wider bottles like Nalgene 1L
  • No adjustments for height of table top
  • Pricey if you only use it for backpacking

EASE OF USE This is a well-built item, with quality construction, not surprising considering it's DAC's design and materials. The DAC hubs and poles are perfectly integrated. Assembly is easy thanks to the hubs and Jake's Foot style mounts between legs and table top. I've assembled it 20 times at least, and have never had a problem with it. Kids have assembled it as well, without directions. It is intuitive. It takes about 20-30 seconds to set up and about 1 minute to take down and roll up for packing.

Read more: Helinox Table One review (1)

Camp Chair

Helinox Chair Zero

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5 reviews)

Beautiful design, very well-made, and light enough for backpacking; a bit low for tall people

Reasons to Buy

  • Light enough for backpacking
  • Strong
  • Gets you off the ground...
  • Beautiful design

Reasons to Avoid

  • One size fits all?
  • Critical ambiguity in assembly instructions
  • ... but too high for vestibule use

Sometimes I get the impression that UL hikers think comfort is a dirty word. For my part, I try to solve the weight-time-distance-comfort equation to maximize the FQ (fun quotient) for any given trip. Something to sit in or at least lean against can dramatically enhance the FQ on some trips, especially those that allow time for sitting around reading, sipping coffee, and nibbling bonbons. So ever since lightweight-ish chairs for backpackers came out years ago, they have always been somewhere on my “maybe” list for any given trip, usually coming along on weekenders and sometimes even three- to five-day trips, depending on other considerations and necessities.

Read more: Helinox Chair Zero reviews (5)

Camp Chair

Helinox Ground Chair

user rating: 4 of 5 (6 reviews)

A well-engineered balance of light weight, comfort, and functionality. Gets you off the ground, but low enough to use in a tent or vestibule. The stable base won't sink into soft ground. Extra insulation needed for cold weather use or to protect tent floor.

Reasons to Buy

  • Lightweight
  • Stable and won't sink in to soft ground
  • Low enough to use in tent or vestibule
  • Durable
  • Comfort!

Reasons to Avoid

  • Extra insulation needed for cold weather use
  • Pricey
  • Heavier than some alternatives

Some backcountry campsites have features that provide natural seating. While a rock or a log to sit on stool-wise is a good start, for my part I want something that I can lean against: a big tree that curves gracefully into its roots or a boulder or ledge that slopes into the ground at a comfy angle. But in many sites it can be hard to get comfortable for a little afternoon meditation or for cooking the evening meal. Under these conditions, a chair, however minimal, can be a great civilizer.

Read more: Helinox Ground Chair reviews (6)

Camp Chair

Sea to Summit Air Chair

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

This is one of those items that is a luxury and unnecessary weight/bulk to carry around (especially for light/fast backpacking)—like my portable Wacaco espresso machine. But once you try it it’s hard to go without in some trips.

Reasons to Buy

  • It works
  • Very comfortable
  • Well designed and built
  • Insulates and protects from cold/damp ground
  • Durable (so far no issues)
  • It uses the sleeping pad

Reasons to Avoid

  • It’s a luxury, so it’s an extra weight and bulk to carry around
  • It uses the sleeping pad

Comfort and convenience in the wilderness Every once in a while I buy a new item or piece of gear that has me looking and tinkering with my bag to see what could be dropped to make way for the new gadget (or become mentally prepared to carry the extra load, which is not too uncommon).  This has happened many times before. One example is my Wacaco Nanopresso: it’s almost a pound of luxury just to have a creamy, thick, and tasty espresso out in the nature. Since that’s no little pleasure in my book, something had to give.  The same happened with the S2S Air Chair.

Read more: Sea to Summit Air Chair review (1)

Top Cot

Ever Advanced Compact Folding Camping Cot

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

I use a couple different size tents when camping and wanted a cot that would fit in my two-person tent and allow me to sit and still have good headroom. This cot is good for car and motorcycle campers, but would be too bulky and heavy for backpacking.

Reasons to Buy

  • Very affordable
  • Easy assembly
  • Two colors
  • Sturdy steel legs and side poles
  • Fits easily into carry bag

Reasons to Avoid

  • Too heavy for backpacking

So I needed to add a little comfort to my sleep system as my body is just not as robust as it once was. My sleeping pad is still in great shape so thought a cot would be the best way to go. I have several different tents and wanted a cot I could use in all of them, so that's why I went with a low profile cot. I was able to put this cot together inside of my Mountainsmith Upland 2 tent and I also was able to insert the side poles of the cot outside of the tent and move it into the tent and then put the legs on as well.

Read more: Ever Advanced Compact Folding Camping Cot review (1)

Cot

LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

Tired of wet gear inside a tent? Put your tent over this cot and enjoy dry and comfort inside your tent even in a 5" all night rain. Did it last weekend. LuxuryLite Cots are just over 2 lbs. Rolls up into a sack less than 6"x 21 and has a lifetime guarantee. When it's cold put your Thermarest over that and sleep like you're at home...no rocks, no wet tent bottoms. I won't go without it anymore...that's 8 backpacks a year with Royal Rangers. Best gear I own.

Reasons to Buy

  • Light
  • Lifetime warranty
  • American made
  • Keeps you 1" off the ground.
  • Small in size for a cot.
  • Keeps your tent floor dry in 5" all night rain.
  • One of those things that are as good as the day you bought it...30 outings later.

Reasons to Avoid

  • Quality material cost more up front. Yet it's worth it.
  • Takes about 4 minutes to set it up
  • Price $225, but again worth it.

I turned 52. That was 2 years ago. I bought a Luxuary Lite Cot from the maker down in Texas. Received a personal thank you letter and a lifetime guarentee with the makers personal phone number. I was impressed. Yes, it cost me $225. Yes, it's as good today as the day I bought it. After 2 years of 8 outings a year backpacking, floating, caving sleeping on this cot makes you a believer. I laugh at the younger guys. I too was younger once and could sleep on the hard cold ground on my 100 dollar Thermarest and was thanful for it.

Read more: LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot review (1)

Camp Chair

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 Original Camp Chair

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

Lightweight, super portable, versatile backpacking chair. Easy setup and take down, and packs up nice and compact.

Reasons to Buy

  • Weight
  • Packability
  • Easy to set up
  • Adjustable

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price
  • Not the most cushioned

I did a lot of research before choosing this chair for my backpacking trips. I wanted something that was light, packable, versatile, comfortable and tough. This chair meets all requirements.  It only weighs 21 ounces and rolls up nice and tight with a built-in strap to tighten it up. I strap it to the lid of my backpack. It is great to be able to have a nice place to rest in the middle of a backpacking trip.  The chair is super easy to set up—unroll it, fold it to whatever angle you choose and click together the adjustable straps.

Read more: Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 Original Camp Chair reviews (2)

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