Gear Review - Helinox Camp Chair

Gear Review - Helinox Camp Chair

Helinox Chair One

This tactical style chair is fantastic. Chair One's comfort is legendary, and with its ability to move easily from backpacking trips to music festivals to days at the beach, its versatility is unmatched. 

If you are looking for a portable chair, one that you can take on a hike as well as camping anywhere, then the Helinox Chair One  is for you. Chair One supports 320 pounds or 145 kilograms.

It fits in a backpack, making a day walk now have comfortable rest stops!     Camping, where your car may be overloaded a little, this chair will take up significantly less room in your vehicle, which is always important.



The Helinox Chair One comes in 2 pieces.  The mesh seat and the legs/supports, all in 1 neat bag. 

All Helinox frames are anodized to protect against corrosion. However the anodized coating will be fighting a losing battle if you pack your chair away wet and leave it that way. So always ensure your chair is completely dry before storing it. If the frame is exposed to salt water, always rinse with fresh water and leave to dry before packing away for storage.

The aluminum poles (which comprise the legs and back supports are made of the same technology as tent poles) and click together very quickly, locking into place.   If you have put up backpacking tents, then the concept behind these poles will be fairly basic - the poles basically slip into place.   The mesh seating then slides over the poles, and there you have it - a chair that doesn't look like will hold much weight, but  is incredibly sturdy.

The setting up of the chair may sound more complicated than it actually is.     Once you have done it once, then you will never have any problems again.

Pulling it all apart is even faster and more simple.  The aluminium poles all fold up, tidily in 1 attached bundle.   

 For some, the cost may seem a little high for sitting around a campfire, but if you plan to use the chair in other situations, especially those when you have to carry it, then this is where this chair is best utilised. If you never have to carry a chair further than the boot of your car/trailer/caravan,  then this might not be the chair for you.

On sand we did notice that the legs dig in a bit but there are solutions available for using the chair on soft ground. 

All Helinox products are backed by a 5 Year Warranty

Excellent purchase for people who want lightweight and a space saving chair.



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