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Camp Chairs: Helinox “Chair Zero”

The Helinox "Chair Zero" packs small but feels sturdy, and still holds up to 200lbs.

Intel: Packed size – 4"x4"x14"; weight – 500 grams (slightly over 1 lb.); load capacity – 250 lbs.; price: – $119.95; ( bigagnes.com/helinox)

Light and compact are the best descriptors. It packs up small, weighs in significantly lighter than other chairs in this class, and is built sturdily enough to handle people well over 200 lbs. I look especially critically at the socket material where the poles fit into the chair and where the brunt of weight is concentrated. At 11" off ground level, even I can stand straight up out of this chair, and I barely notice it in the load.

Click the links below to read about each chair:

Thermarest Quadra

The Quadra is comfy and supports up to 300 lbs, while still being easy to pack.


GCI "Packseat"

Simple, small, and convenient, the Packseat is a perfect rest-stop between camp chores.


Thermarest Uno Chair

A sturdy and comfortable camp chair that is cleverly packable.


GCI SitBacker Canoe Seat

A sturdy canoe seat for a relaxing paddle.


Camp Chairs Homepage

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