Rated 5 out of 5 by Larryville Exceeded my expectations
I love this chair. It is light and compact to tote around, easy to set up and break down, AND a comfortable seat. I worried that it might sit too low but I am just a tad lower than my husband sitting next to me in a typical umbrella chair. I will most likely buy another one to have a set.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IggyFisher Great, ultra-light chair
I am 6' tall and weigh 220 and this chair fits me just fine. It's light enough to take anywhere, even on short backpack trips, and sets-up and folds-up in about 30 seconds. It's strong and durable, and I like the little case that it comes in.
My wish list for this product is:
1) I would have liked the carrying case to have a shoulder strap,
2) It sits closer to the ground than the picture alludes to, and you tend to sink in a bit.
Neither of these things are negative enough to have me reduce my number of stars for a rating.
You can find this chair for a dollar or two less on other sites, but for the extra buck, I get the Bean money-back, no-questions-asked guarantee, and to me, that's worth much more than a dollar or two. I am completely satisfied with this chair.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by waterhauler Big Agnes Helinox Chair
Many times while back packing a comfortable chair is totally out of the question because of weight and bulk.........Not any more!!
This chair is the real deal at only 2 pounds and about the same size as my inflatable mattress. "VERY WELL BUILT" It only takes a minute to set it up or take it down and is "VERY COMFORTABLE" and will last for years. No more setting on a log or rock. A GREAT FIND at a GREAT PRICE .......Good job LL BEAN.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zorrito Big Agnes Helinox Chair
I have been looking for a camping chair that packs down to fit my motorcycling camping habit. This chair really folds down into a small package that will fit into a saddlebag, tank pannier or tent travel bag. It is comfortable, quickly set up[ and will support my 220 pounds with ease. I will be showing this chair at the upcoming camp outs and recommending others consider purchasing it.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gillette79 Lightweight
Love the fact that this chair is so compact and light. Will be using it when camping in our small motorhome.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gardenhoe Great chair
Love this chair. Hesitant at first because of the cost. If it holds up I will be thoroughly convinced. Very to light to carry in a great case. Very comfortable, had some skeptics when camping, but when they would not get up, I knew they were convinced. Just bought another one for my husband. Hope to get great use from it
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by trufflefamily Extreme comfort, ultra lightweight -Gotta have it!
This chair is incredible. Super lightweight. We took it on a five-day hike & my tush was screaming "Hallelujah" at the end of each day. The back support as well as comfiness was amazing. It doesn't look like it would be durable, but we had guys sitting on it that were well in the upper 280 lb. range. It's very easy to put together & put away. This is a leisure seat so don't expect to be able to lean forward easily & do your cooking. The only other drawback we found was that the legs sunk down in one of the campsites that was soft. The two little feet came off when we pulled it out & had to be washed and slipped back on. Not a big deal. The other 10 hikers with us all agreed that the chair was well worth the $90 that I paid for it. This is the second chair I bought for our family and when I found L.L. Bean was running a 10% off sale & $10 coupon for next purchase made it much easier to spend the cash.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYCskiMom Great compact, little chair!
The Helinox is a fantastic chair. We have both the Alite Monarch Butterfly chair and this one. There are pros and cons to both. This chair is much easier to get in and out of. It is free standing, unlike the Monarch. The main trade off is weight. The Monarch is lighter and more compact, although the difference is not that significant. The Helinox is about an inch or so longer and wider in packing than the Monarch. You can fully relax in the Helinox chair while the Monarch requires your own legs to be the third balance point. My husband prefers the sturdier Helinox, while I prefer the lighter Monarch. Both are great though. We use these at the beach as well. I was worried the skinny legs might sink right into the sand, but they don't. The chairs fit so compactly into our beach bag. They also can't be beat when you have to wait on a long line somewhere. Definitely worth the investment if you do a lot of camping and outdoor activities.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIScouterandCamper Must have!
This chair was awesome! I would consider it a "Must have" if you are packing in but need something to sit on with back support. It keeps you off the ground and supported. It is surprisingly sturdy and very comfortable. I am so glad I purchased it.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatS63 Wonderchair
We got this as a last-minute addition to my son's duffel bag for the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. EVERYTHING had to go in the duffel - no exceptions. This chair is light, goes up in a jif, and is quite sturdy. And, it folds up smaller than a bread box. Excellent overall.
July 17, 2013