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Stores small, feels light, and offers huge comfort after a long day in the woods.

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.

  • Pole technology is the same that DAC uses in their high-end Helinox trekking poles and tent poles
  • Aluminum material makes the poles lightweight and durable enough for seasons of camping trips
  • Hub-and-pole structure keeps the poles attached at the seat joints so all you have to do is unfold the poles and position the back and seat stays to ready them for the seat cover
  • Feet have rubberized coating that keep your chair from sliding on rock or slick surfaces
  • Synthetic cover is made of mesh that's breathable and quick-drying so you can sit comfortably no matter what the weather
  • Zippered storage bag holds the folded seat cover and collapsed frame so you can save space when you're not using this chair
  • Maximum weight capacity: 320 pounds

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5 5

Camp Envy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I brought this on a 10 day boundary water canoe trip in northern Minnesota. Hard rocky ground with steep inclines and around 1 inch of soil in spots. My weight is 280 pounds. This was the best piece of gear I brought and everyone I went with will buy one because of the comfort provided after long portages. I was expecting to damage this chair on the trip and it held up flawlessly, only gripe is that the legs will sometimes sink into the ground and will have to be re-positioned. Best investment, durable quality construction, relatively light, and very comfortable. Don't watch your buddy be comfortable while you are sitting on a rock or log.

5 5

Great Chair!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The chair is great! Super DURABLE and super light. Obviously it sits ground level so for those with any knee problems it could be difficult to get out of. For me though I love it, poles are connected with elastic cord just like tent poles, and assembly takes about 10 seconds. two of the poles have a bent shape to them on each end (by design I assume for rigidity) so not all the poles are perfectly straight. I only mention this because it won't pack as small vs if all the pole sections were straight and could lay flat next to each other. Other then that the advertised wight is 580 grams with bag. On my scale it came out to 595 grams. I guess this could matter if your an ultralight backpacker counting grams, or maybe my scale is not as accurate as the one Helinox used. I look forward to many years of use from this chair. Thanks Helinox!!

5 5

comfort on the trail

The chair is light, weighing in at 2 pounds. It easily attaches to the back of my backpack. Very simple to set up. Extremely comfortable when taking a break from a hike. Will be taking it to Philmont this summer! Last trip to Philmont I sat on the ground or a log. This is quite an upgrade and will make the trek more enjoyable.

5 5

Wish I could give it 6 Stars

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I want to sit in this chair everywhere I go.... Takes seconds to put together and packs down small....

5 5

A great investment.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used to think a camping chair was just a camping chair. I bought one of those cheap $9 chairs from Walmart and thought I was set. Obviously I didn't expect to take those Walmart chairs on backpacking expeditions, I also didn't see the need to buy chairs that cost $100. That was until my friend went and got the Helinox. Every time we went camping, I would be jealous. I finally decided I need one myself. While the chair lacks a cup holder and arm rests, it makes up for it with the size and weight. The set up was simple and it was comfortable. I also have the REI Flex Lite chair, which is pretty much the Helinox Chair One, but less wide and more mesh materials. For cooler temps, the Helinox is great because it is less mesh, but for warmer temps, the REI would be better because there will be more ventilation. The bag that holds the Helinox is a nice touch to the chair. I don't think I will be able to ever go back to those Walmart chairs...

A great investment.
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Thanks for the photo comparison to the REI chair. I was going to get one then decided on the Helinox. A little more room is a good thing.

5 5

Save your butt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

No longer do you have to sit on hard, sharp rocks or the dusty ground while enjoying the great outdoors! I've taken this chair backpacking, car camping, and even to outdoor concerts! It's is lightweight and stowable, and fits nicely into a small backpack.

5 5

A Throne Fit for a (car camping) King.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Everything everyone in this thread has said about this chair is true. I don't know what else to say?! Its super light, super comfortable and super compactable. There's simply no debating any of this! It is pretty low to the ground, which is nice in my opinion, so sometimes sitting into it can be quite the leap (sit?) of faith. But it won't disappoint. I even use this chair in my house. Bottom line - on your next car camping trip you will look like an absolute boss around the campfire. 'Nuff said.

5 5

Light and Versatile

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Although this chair sits fairly low to the ground, it is surprisingly comfortable. It is ridiculously light for what it is (2lbs) and it also packs into a super small carrying tote. The tote itself has loops for clipping this to a pack or even strapping it to the bottom like a sleeping bag. Perhaps you won't need it every time you go out hiking but it's perfect to have on hand for camping, music festivals, park hang outs or just about anywhere you need to pop a squat in the field. Oh and did I mention they have a 3 year warranty?! Yep it's true.

5 5

Don't leave home without it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

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.

5 5

Pick your poison

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.

5 5

Great chair!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

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.

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additional field report to the above. I have added the furniture sliders using industrial strength velcro and it works like a charm. Used it a group event where the area we were in had had about 10" of rain recently. Kept the legs out of the ground and didn't affect the comfort or usability of the chair at all. Got a lot of positive comments on the "mod".

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this chair. Best $$ I've spent in awhile.

5 5

Best chair - ever!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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.

5 5

Best Little Chair I've owned!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently bought this chair for a bike ride. It is small and light...just perfect to carry biking. It folds out easily and is super strong! It folds away just as quickly. Reccommend this chair for hiking, kyaking, biking. or just taking to a picnic.....you won't be disappointed!

5 5

5-Star Lightweight Luxury

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.

5 5

Small and Lightweight Perfection

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.

relaxing in the Chair One

relaxing in the Chair One

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Last day of school yard party. The crew toasting to no more homework, lunches, etc and relaxing in the yard in the very comfy Chair One.

5 5

impressed

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

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.

5 5

The chair Dads have been waiting for!

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.

5 5

Fun Chair

I've always wanted to have a chair when backpacking and now I can. It's not the biggest chair, but it gets your but off the ground on something much more comfortable than a log or rock and you'll be the envy of anyone else that doesn't have one.

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