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Helinox Ground Camp Chair

$109.95

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    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

    Material
    [pole structure] TH72M aluminum, [chair] mesh
    Armrests
    no
    Cup Holder
    no
    Open Dimensions
    21.7 x 19.7 x 16 in
    Folded Dimensions
    12.2 x 5.9 x 5.9 in
    Carry Bag
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    (skin/frame) 1.1 lbs, (packed) 1.2 lbs
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, outdoor concerts, car camping

    Tech Specs

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    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.

          Worth having on long hauls

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Grabbed up a ground chair after passing it up several times before heading out on some long summer hikes. I was repeatedly filled with regret when hanging out at camp, eating on the cold ground, starting at the ground. Now, I can sit back and stare at the stars while enjoying my food. The chair is 1.2 pounds and, lets be honest, if you have other light/ultralight gear you have room for this chair. Its worth the weight and space all around great piece of kit to have. For the recent blood moon I threw this and my camera in a small pack and headed off to a nearby field. I posted up in comfort for couple of hours and took some photos while staying comfortable. Used about 30 times so far on various trips, holding up well with no sighs of physical wear. Will update in the future.

          Great Chair

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

          Erin's review is spot on!

          We tried one of these chairs in an outdoor equipment store and couldn't justify the price. But after a couple of canoe trips and sitting out a day of rain under a tarp figured to buy one.

          This chair is comfortable, very comfortable. My skin/frame weighs 19.7 oz which is heavier that advertised but am hoping this is because the design has been improved.

          All. My. Friends. Know the low-rider.

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I turned 30 and decided I could do with some backcountry back support. The Big Agnes Helinox Ground Chair is the lightest in a rapidly expanding field of sub-2lb backpacking chairs.

          Before choosing the Ground Chair, I sat in the REI Flexlite (1st & 2nd gen), the Thermrest Treo, the Alite Monarch & Mayfly, and the BA Helinox Chair One. With the exception of the 2nd gen REI Flexlite, they were uncomfortable.

          Every chair in this category is designed for a reclined posture which is okay but I like to have the option of sitting up straight to cook or put on boots. This is where the Ground Chair really pulls away from the rest; it's comfortable relaxing or sitting up.

          The square base is very stable where other models were quite tippy or prone to digging into soft surfaces. The frame is beautifully constructed, I really like the blue DAC poles, they're all shock corded together - you'd have to apply yourself to assembling it incorrectly.

          I can't wait for the snow to be gone so I can give this chair a real test and see if it's worth 19.2 extra ounces in my backpack.

          The other chairs in my pics are REI Flexlite gen 2's; my folks wanted chairs with taller legs because they have older knees :) The legs on their chairs dig into the ground and I've seen them come close to tipping over (the whiskey may exacerbate the tipping).

          I wouldn't say the backs come up any higher or straighter, the legs are just taller. The Thermarest Treo sat straighter than any other model but it's bloody heavy.

          I strongly prefer the Helinox Ground Chair to any other I've tried. It does sit low though which makes it harder to get up out of it.

          Cooking from the Helinox Ground Chair.

          There's still a bit too much snow for backpacking but I've been working on a new faux Caldera Cone made out of oven liner and a ramen curry recipe - both successful. The Helinox Ground Chair is very comfortable and I love the low stance for cooking.

          Cooking from the Helinox Ground Chair.

          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?