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Helinox Ground Camp Chair


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    23 Reviews


    Sitting now feels good.

    The Ground Camp Chair from Helinox rivals sliced bread in terms of out-freakin'-standing inventions. Made from a single shock-cord pole of TH72M aluminum alloy and breathable mesh, this little chair shields your dainty bum from the rough and tumble world of dirt, rocks, and stabbing twigs. At a mere 1.2 pounds when tidily packed away in the included stuff sack, this body-saving chair is worth every ounce it adds to your pack. Whether you're spending two weeks in the Wind River range, car camping at Bryce, or waiting to buy furniture in your newly purchased cabin, this chair makes sitting down simply spectacular.

    • TH72M aluminum alloy single shock corded pole
    • Mesh seat (back and sides)
    • 1.1lb for chair, 1.2lb packed weight
    • Included stuff sack with daisy chain
    • Item #HEL0007

    Tech Specs

    [pole structure] TH72M aluminum, [chair] mesh
    Cup Holder
    Open Dimensions
    21.7 x 19.7 x 16 in
    Folded Dimensions
    12.2 x 5.9 x 5.9 in
    Carry Bag
    Claimed Weight
    (skin/frame) 1.1 lbs, (packed) 1.2 lbs
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, outdoor concerts, car camping

    Tech Specs

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    Came in handy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Just bought this for a trip to Costa Rica. Turns out the place our friend rented didn't have any furniture. This chair came in handy for somewhere to sit and watch tv. Even my wife who didn't want me to buy it was like" nice job babe, its actually kinda comfortable". I like that it's really light and easy to pack and pack up. I also used at the beach. Just sat it on my towel and it didn't sink into sand at all, even with my big butt in it. I Liked it so much I own two.

    A little heavy but won't sink in

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

    I needed a chair that was as light as possible, got me off the ground, and allows me to use the chair in my tent, without worrying about poking a hole in the floor of the tent. The ground chair fit the bill. The way the legs are designed, with the side struts and rounded plastics on the four corners, allows me to sit the legs on soft ground if needed, without sinking into the ground and falling out of the chair. This stability cost me about 2-3 oz over the Chair-Zero model. I'm ok with that... It is a comfortable chair and allows me to easily reach my stove and food while prepping meals. I can rock back some, but can see falling backwards, if you go too far. I'm 5'9", 158Lb, 58 years old, and it just takes one hand on the ground, to stabilize myself, to get out of the chair. Give me a few years, and maybe I'll be crawling on all fours to get out...

    Perfect for backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It's worth the extra pound in your pack to be comfortable while decompressing after a day outside. Helinox's lightest chair packs down pretty small and is comfy, making it perfect for backpacking.

    Don't take it for granted

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this chair because after my first back packing trip I realized how uncomfortable it is to sit on the ground or a log after 15 miles. I would 100% take this chair if you do not like sitting on the ground or logs on backpacking trips. Also, plus that its super easy to set up. 1.1 lbs isn't toooo bad. I love this.

    perfect for backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got this chair to take on backpacking trips as I was tired of sitting on the ground. While you are not far off the ground with this chair, it is a million times better than sitting on the ground. It packs up small and is lightweight so I dont even notice it in the pack. I also take it in the tent and makes putting shoes and socks on a little easier. One of my favorite pieces of gear for sure.

    Little Chair That Could

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Worth its weight in gold. It's so lightweight there's almost no excuse not to bring it. The structure of the chair, more specifically the design of the legs, prevents it from sinking into soft ground. Supportive and comfortable. Be aware that this chair sits veryyyyyyy low to the ground. If you have trouble getting up from a seated position, the Helinox Camp One Chair may be a better bet

    Lightweight & Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My husband and I registered for these chairs on our wedding registry, so to be fair, we didn't pay for them. They are pricey, but we've really enjoyed them so far. They are very light weight and compact, but pretty comfy and easy to put together. Like everyone else said, they sit low to the ground, which might be uncomfortable for anyone with bad knees. It is a cool design, and they are stable in all different types of terrain!

    Comfort in the outdoors

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Who knew comfort came in such a small package? These chairs are great for times you can spare a little extra weight - whether you're car camping, outdoor concerting, or backpacking short distances, this chair is worth it.

    Motorcycle camping must have

      My son uses this chair while motorcycle camping due to its light weight and sturdy design. It's packs small enough to fit in his saddle bag. A comfortable chair is a must have piece of kit after a long day of technical riding. He highly recommends this chair.

      New favorite chair

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I love this chair! It rolls up to about the size of my 32oz hydroflask and only weighs a pound. I've been dirt-baggin for a while in the mountains and would always find a comfortable rock, or tree, to rest my rump. But now I'll be backpacking in luxury thanks to helinox. I would definitely recommend this chair. One last thing, for how light it is, it's ultra strong!

      Great little chair!

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

      Gave as a gift, here is the feedback:

      "Most packable chairs sink into the ground, but the leg structure keeps it from sinking. Very comfortable seating position. I am about 180 lbs and fit me really well. I would recommend to others!"

      Shorty get low low low

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Superior quality that is to be expected from helinox in a smaller chair.

      One major difference is the design of the feet. The regular helinox chairs I found would sink into soft mud and sand, whereas this chair stay better atop those surfaces.

      Support that back!

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

      I would have to say I prefer the Helinox Chair One Camp Chair instead of this one.

      Don't get me wrong, this one is still great. A lot of people like this one better. I would say this chair is a little bit harder to get out of then the other. Also, I felt more laid back in the other chair compared to this one.

      So if you prefer to be closer to the ground and can get up easily this one would be a good one to choose.

      Super lightweight and great for backpacking, defff better than sitting your bum on the cold ground.

      Best Chair for Backpacking

        My friends and I will hang out for a few hours playing cards and watching the stars during our backpacking trips. Sitting hunched over on a log or rock without pack support isn't very comfortable. A good, lightweight chair with back support is indeed a luxury item, but not something I would ever consider not bringing. My first chair was the Therm-A-Rest Trekker Chair Kit. However, the thought of using my air mattress (one of the most crucial pieces of gear in my pack) while sitting next to a fire quickly soured me on the design. I then bought the 2-legged Alite chair, which was roughly the same weight as the Trekker. While comfortable in short stints, I found that balancing on the chair bothered my knees after a while. My next chair was the bigger 4-legged Helinox chair — a great improvement in comfort over the Alite, but heavier, and the feet tended to sink into soft ground. Then I purchased the Helinox Ground Chair and this, for me, was the perfect combination of weight, stability, and comfort — lighter than all but the Alite, great back support, easy to set up, and the flat feet didn't sink into the ground. This chair comes with me on every backpacking trip. If there is a better lightweight backpacking chair on the market, I haven't found one.

        Exactly what my body needed

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

        Practically sets itself up, very light and small packed size. Easily fits into my 48 liter pack with the rest of my gear and makes evenings around the campfire a pleasure. I'm 5'11 and 165 lbs. It feels stable and allows me to relax and lean back. One very slight con is that it is low to the ground. It will be with me on all my future trips.

        finally! a light and comfortable chair

          I'm nearly 64 and I have been searching for a light and comfortable chair to hunt turkeys. I have so many chairs that I could go into the chair business. Finally, a chair that fits the bill. Extremely light and super comfortable. I little on the pricy side but at my age, I would rather be comfortable when I sit and light while tromping the woods. My hunting years are on the down slide.

          Nice chair for back-country camping

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

          The chair is perfect for back-country camping. The size and weight make it a luxury item that I would consider adding to my pack

          Initially, I thought the chair was a little weak, but after sitting in it multiple times, I have confirmed that it will work just fine.

          If considering using this on a long distance hike I would pass over though because it is somewhat bulky and sitting around a campfire is an activity that doesn't happen that much when making long hikes each day.

          Love, Love, Love

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I can't say enough great things about this chair. First it is light and takes up very little room. I have used this from camping to taking it to wine festivals as my friends and I gather to indulge in a bottle or so relaxing. I keep it in my car for un expected events and get togethers.

          Make no mistake it is very comfortable for MOST people. Yes it is low to the ground and tricky to get out of until you get the hang of it, but being that low I think is what makes it so comfortable. Highly recommend it and am actually buying the chair one next, for a little variety.

          It is defiantly more comfortable then standard bag folding chairs and a hell of a lot lighter.

          1. What is the maximum weight capacity? 2....

          1. What is the maximum weight capacity?

          2. Can you include a photo of the chair all packed up?