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Helinox Chair Zero Camp Chair

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The lightest four-legged camp chair around.

Chairs are usually the first things that get left behind on a backpacking trip. But instead of settling for sitting on stumps or planting your butt in the dirt, you can enjoy sitting above the ground in the Helinox Chair Zero Camp Chair. Unlike other packable camp chairs, this one comes complete with a back rest so you can relax after a long day of hiking instead of constantly trying to stay balanced when you're scarfing down your camp meal. Best of all, it's extremely lightweight and packs down to the size of your water bottle so you can bring it just about anywhere, from deep in the backcountry to summer outdoor concerts.

  • Ultralight and portable chair that doesn't skimp on comfort
  • Packs down to the size of most water bottles
  • DAC anodized poles are incredibly light yet tough
  • Single shock cord pole structure for easy set up
  • Item #HEL000W

Seat Height
11in
Totable
stuff sack included
Weight Limit
256lb
Dimensions
[assembled] 20.5 x 18.9 x 25.2in, [packed] 3.9 x 3.9 x 13.8in
Claimed Weight
1lb 1.6oz
Recommended Use
camping
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

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>Rating: 4

Great little chair

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

Let's start with the good. It is so small and so light that I can put it in my small shoulder bag. It sets up and takes down easily with little to no learning curve. It is quite comfortable, but I doubt someone very large would say that. It's nice looking and breathes well when you are on it. The downside is using it on sand or in other soft ground places. I knew that so I also got the ground sheet specifically made for the zero chair. (Backcountry does not sell it, so I got it direct from Helinox.) I tried and tried but could not get the ground sheet on the chair legs. I have had elbow surgery, so I figured it might be me. I asked my 18 year old son to try and he could not get the ground sheet on the chair. We both tried and came to the conclusion that the only way to get in on the legs would be to break them. So, I will say that I will try again soon and update this review if I find a way to succeed. But, my renew for now is that the chair is absolutely great, unless you want to use it on sand or soft ground. Too bad, that.

>Rating: 5

The Cadillac of Backpack chairs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 2"
Weight
170 lbs

NICE. This chair is great. Super lightweight and comfortable. Needed a new chair as I previously had a Thermo-Rest'r chair I used for decades, but no longer worked when I graduated to an air sleeping pad. Alas, I decided to splurge on a couple of these chairs for myself and my wife. To me, this is the one 'must have' luxury item for backpacking. Only has one issue that I have dealt with so far - it really prefers a flat, solid surface to sit on. I've nearly fell out of the chair a couple times by either putting on a non-flat surface, or more frequently, punching one of the legs deep into the earth..

>Rating: 5

Should have done this years ago

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Chair Zero
Height
5` 11"
Weight
240 lbs

Bought a pair of these for my wife and I. We hike and backpack a lot. These allow us to sit and take breaks. Rather than having to find rocks or logs to sit, we pop these up in just a few seconds. It allows us to rest our backs as well. We used them for the first time on a 25 mile day hike and now wonder why we did without them. I’m about 240 and almost 6 feet tall. I simply use my hiking poles to assist me up and it really works great.

>Rating: 5

Worth It

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

Lightweight and compact, yet comfortable and sturdy. Most would argue it's unnecessary weight when backpacking, but I'll make the sacrifice any day. Won't be the go-to for car camping, but perfect for overnight adventures on foot.

>Rating: 5

Great lightweight chair

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This chair is great if you are worried about weight. It will sink into soft ground, but it's really not a major issue.

>Rating: 5

Perfect lightweight chair

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

This chair is perfect for backpacking. Super lightweight. It’s nice to have somewhere comfy to sit. It’s also great to keep in the car for trips to the beach, lake, park, soccer games..

>Rating: 5

Camping more comfy.

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

This chair was bought for my niece, she took it to Moab on a camping trip and she loves it. Its lightweight and small and easy to travel with.

>Rating: 5

Extremely Light

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Super light, when received the box I was worried it was the wrong product at first. Chair is very comfortable, worth the money. Buy a few!

>Rating: 5

Bikepack Approved.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I got this specifically for bikepacking. After many hours in the saddle it's nice to have something to actually have a seat instead of a rock or the ground. This chair is SO light you wont even notice it. The chair is a breeze to set up and really holds up well. You want to make sure you are on level solid ground so you're not sinking on one of the legs. Get one you wont regret it!

>Rating: 5

Lightweight and comfy

Got sick of backpacking in and having nowhere to sit that is comfortable. Adds a little bit of weight and bulk but well worth it for most trips. Everyone else at the camp bought one when they got home.

>Rating: 4

Super light chair

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This chair is super light and packs down to a great size. I do wish, however, that i bought the slightly larger chair for when i'm not backpacking and can spare a little size for more comfort.

>Rating: 5

Worth the weight and so comfortable

For years I thought carrying a chair while backpacking was a useless extravagance. The first time I tried this chair I changed my mind. It is insanely comfortable even for it's small size. I am 6' tall and the chair is just large enough to support my shoulder blades and tall enough that I don't feel like my knees are above my head. A great way to rest your back after a full day of hiking. It's so light and easy to pack I take it on most of my day hikes as well.

>Rating: 4

Super easy

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

Easy to set up and very light weight. It is great to have around.

>Rating: 2

Light, compact and easy to set up

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Unfortunately it broke on the first night I used it backpacking. I leaned over to pass something to the person next to me and one of the aluminum legs snapped. I’m 6’2” and 200lbs so not a small person but was disappointed.

>Rating: 5

Superb

Sweet a$$ chair, super comfortable, weighs nothing. Feels like a breeze would blow it away, it's so light. Turns my 5 minute breaks into 30 minute breaks. What more can I say?

>Rating:

Helinox Chair Zero

The Chair Zero is not only the lightest four-legged camp chair, it's more comfortable than most, too. Enjoy sitting 11" off the ground, relaxing without having to balance or use your abs to enjoy a meal or the view, and it packs down no bigger than most water bottles - so there's no reason to leave it at home no matter the adventure. The ultralight Chair Zero offers unmatched weight savings and packability.