Helinox Camping Chair Review

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 12:37
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Just finished my latest review on funfitadventure.com looking at the Helinox Sunset Chair we have been using for the last month. If your interested take a look at

https://funfitadventure.com/2017/04/07/helinox-sunset-chair-review/

Lots more reviews and adventures to come as we continue around on our Big Lap :-)
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 13:10

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 13:10
You have a lot more patience than me, I had trouble watching the whole video! Even after all that you end up with a chair with no armrests.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 09:16

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 09:16
The raised sides are good enough for elbows.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 13:28

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 13:28
They make some good gear, and quite a range.
It's really aimed at bushwalkers, but having been doing that activity for close to 25 years (yes, I AM really tried !! :D) I can say I wouldnt be carrying any of their kit, chairs, tables, low stretcheer even !!
But they are great for lightweight 4WDn / touring, and who isn't concerned about GVMs etc . . . as with bushwalking, every little weight saving helps.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 09:19

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 09:19
Yeah, I use one when out motorbike touring. It packs up in a tidy bundle and straps on top of one of the panniers. Good design, comfy to use. +++
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Reply By: Gramps - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 13:51

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 13:51
I see bushwalkers get stung as much as 4wders. $189 for a chair with no armrests, drink holders etc. I'll stick to my "comfy" $9 special from Bunnings ( 10yrs young now).

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 15:23

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 15:23
The lighter bushwalking gear is, the more expensive it is Gramps :)
Still, these things are superfluous to experienced walkers, who know every gramme counts.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 15:52

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 15:52
So the lighter the gear the lighter your wallet LOL.

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 16:43

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 16:43
That's the one !! :D
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Reply By: Member - Richard B22 - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 15:59

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 15:59
Yup, I definitely would no take one of these backpacking, even the low back smaller model in my view is not what I would take. What I do like is that it fits so well when you have limited space in your 4x4 or Camping Trailer.

Yes, no arms on it but that doesn't bother me and it is surprisingly comfortable.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 16:25

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 16:25
I had a look at these at the Sydney Land Rover day a couple of years ago.

My main concern is that everything I take must have a dual purpose ie a chair must be good to have dinner at a table and be comfortable when used for relaxation.
The main problem is that they are too low to sit comfortably at a table.

So I am sticking with my current chairs ( Oztrail Cascade 5) that recline for relaxation and are able to be upright for eating and are at a more suitable height for eating. Although they are not perfect as the front bar/leg makes it hard to shuffle in to the table and they fell apart in the first use as the bolts were a little too short. Nothing a few bolts and nylock nuts didn't fix. Mine also have a drink holder and arms.

Also I don't think my wife would be patient enough to assemble one! LOL.
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