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Steven R.

Steven R.

Steven R.

Steven R.wrote a review of on January 7, 2019

4 5

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

So, when I think of car camping, I don't look forward to sitting in my Helinox Chair one. It's solidly built, impressively so, but simply not nearly as comfortable as a $5 garage sale bought regular camping chair--and for some tallish like me (6'2", 165 lb ectomorph male) it doesn't do anything for my neck and squeezes a bit uncomfortably just under my armpits. So, if you are car camping exclusively, then just go for the garage sale and save your money.

But, when I think about using it on a hike as an alternative to sitting on the ground, it's good: we used it on a day romp in the woods and sitting in it for an hour or so was great--and entirely made possible by the chair's modest weight and size. We never would have taken a regular chair up and down the bluffs on a day hike.

So, how do I score this? I suppose I will give it a four because for its intended use, it is clearly competent, if only a little pinchy on a guy with broad shoulders like myself.

But, again, if you really mean to use it when a regular camping chair will do, just go for the regular chair.

But for a light weight alternative to sitting on the ground. it's great, and seems uber solid for the long haul.