Camp chair

Discussion in 'Gear & Apparel' started by Wayne, May 24, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Saw these today at the Dollar Store. Check out the size compared to the floor tile square. Some had price tags $3, $3.50 and $4

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  2. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I have one like that but I think I paid $8.50 for it at CT. I sometimes bring it with me if I am camping somewhere there are no picnic tables to sit.
    I'm not short so the stool is just slightly better (and drier) than sitting on the ground. The legs work their way into soft dirt so you need a firm base (flat stones or hard-packed ground).
    Still, it packs up pretty small...
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    If I didn’t already own a Helinox chair, I’d buy this one.
     
  4. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I call them “sack stickers” or “taint ticklers”. Not very comfortable to sit on. Needs to have a bigger seat.
     
  5. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Being the satisfied owner of a Helinox myself, I think it’s about the best compromise between comfort and packing space that I have found. Much more comfortable for these old bones and joints than a picnic table! :rolleyes:
     
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  6. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Wayne and Trash

    Which Helinox model?
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Mine is the Chair One. They are pricy, but they are well made, pack nicely and they are super comfy! I think mine holds 300lbs.
     
  8. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    What he said.
    Definitely worth every penny.
     
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Kermit chair, best camp chair ever! Doesn’t pack as small as a Helinox but oh so comfy! I use mine all the time at home.
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  10. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    ^^^^ got any samples to try out????
     
  11. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Kermit chairs have an excellent reputation but may not be the best choice for limited storage space.
    I like the looks of the Helinox chairs but the price... not so much.
    Has anyone tried any of the knock-offs? (i.e. made in China vs made in Korea)
    This one is available on Amazon.ca for $50 and claims to support 300 lb. There are others even cheaper.
    I notice that this one has adjustable legs - some don't. Any suggestions?
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  12. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    And when the cheaper knock-off falls apart in two years, you will wish you had spent the extra $$ for the Helinox. :p
     
  13. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    The folks at MEC were happy to promote this hammock type chair today. Only 6 lbs, but $300.00?
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  14. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I have seen those and while they look great, I can't see dishing out that kind of money for a camp chair! (You could get almost 100 of the stools in Wayne's original post for that!)

    Just for fun, I think I am going to try one of the $50 knockoffs from Amazon. Don't know whether to try the version with the adjustable legs (as above) or the solid legs like the Helinox.
     
  15. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    I was at MEC yesterday in Halifax and looked at the chairs.

    They have a couple MEC versions of the Helinos(???) Chairs for $70-$80.

    Pannier of the bike is cheaper and easier to get in and out of...
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    I prefer to lock the front wheel to the left and rest my back against that:D
     
  17. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    I just ordered a $50 knock off from Amazon. As Ross Kean suggested. Ad for the chair says it holds up to 330lbs, but they suggest up to 250lbs!!! Let the comments begin!!!! I'll post my initial impressions in a week or so when it gets here. I may have to post from the damn chair as I may not be able to get my hefty frame out of it!

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  18. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I've always found that one or two of the small legs of my Helinox would inevitably sink into the ground and I would end up lopsided. I think I will collect up a few metal jar lids to bring along and give it a second chance on my next trip.
     
  19. Stevenl

    Stevenl Member

    Some people use tennis balls with slits in them.
     
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    You can come try out my Kermit chair any time, I have 2. No they are not cheap but the quality is top notch and excellent product support. They replaced a broken leg for me 2 years after I broke it no questions asked and for free. Unfortunately our setup for Siberia will be too light to take it. That being said I'm scheduled to start out for Tennessee on Wednesday and I will definitely have it packed on the R65.
     

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