Big Agnes Helinox Chair One

Editor: Colorado Jake

Basic Description of Item:

A 2 lb folding camp chair is friend to anyone on the go.

Just the Facts:

Weight – 2lb/ 900g
Packed Size – 14″ x 4″ x 5″/ 35 x 10 x 12 cm
Assembled Dimensions – 26″ H x 21″ W x 20″ D/ 65 x 52 x 50 cm
Seat Measurements – 13.5″/ 34cm from ground, 13.5″/ 34cm deep
Load Capacity – 320lb/ 145kg


After a week long backpacking trip with the wife sitting on wet longs and rocks. My wife was done with the whole outdoors experience. And, to be honest, I was too. So, when I got home. I started looking for something that would provide comfort and was still reasonable to pack on our next trip.

I’m a huge Big Agnes fan, but I still looked into the other brands producing a similar camp chair like REI, Alite, and Lafuma. After comparing all the specs and whatnot. I went with the Big Agnes Helinox because of the better weight capacity 350 lbs, look of comfort, packability, and weight.

I have used these chairs on two different trips now and love them. Being able to sit off the wet ground, being comfortable, and having a little bit of home can really boost your moral. At 2lbs, I might not pack these on big long trips where speed is needed. But, you can count on them coming with us on most of our trips from now on.

They are much more sturdy then I had expected. I’m 6’, 200 lbs, and have no concerns with them breaking. If you want a little piece of heaven on your next backpacking trip. I would highly recommend getting a Big Agnes Helinox Chair one.

What they could do better:
The only issue I have had with them is the legs sinking into very wet ground.

Big Agnes Helinox Chair Review
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