I bought it to camp with, but use it around the house for the kids EVERYDAY! It is so light, yet so strong and durable. It cleans up super-easy. They stack, assembled, very easily too. Now for the camping usage- these pack down small enough that I've brought them to parades (the kind where the head guy is a giant mouse), to sporting events, oh and to camp in the tent. I like the mesh behind your back and on the sides of your lap, while sitting... makes for a cooler experience in hot circumstances. This chair is COMFORTABLE and is a great height for a 5'7 up to a 6'2 frame (can't speak for any others). The corners, where the material supports the chair when placed on the extended aluminum "pipes" is very strong. I have no concern of this wearing out any time soon... as I've said, we use it practically daily and they look as if they are brand new. I wish these had been in existence while I was in college.... would've been great in a dorm room. I recommend Big Agnes Helinox chair highly!!
After hiking all day, the last thing I wanted to do was sit on the ground. The Helinox chair is really comfortable, so comfy you don't want to get up to finish setting up camp. I like the fact that it keeps you off the ground and is the perfect height for me when getting up and down. I love the fact that when I stop for 15 minutes or so to take a break, i can put the chair together (in less than a minute) and put my pack in the chair, keeping it off the ground. The other use (which I love) is I use this to prop myself up in my tent. I don't insert the legs into the brackets, and laying the chair on its back I can sit in the chair, in my tent in comfort. Multi usese!!
"Good things come in small packages .. .at least when dealing with compact camping chairs"
It's very stylish in black and neon blue, it's super light and easy to take along but don't order yet there's more. Complete with it's own nifty zippered carrying case the Helinox camp one chair packs small and provides excellent comfort. Assembly is straight forward the aluminum legs,internal cording that holds them together, and plastic hubs all seem to be of very good quality. The legs snap into the plastic hubs in such a way that assembly really cannot be performed incorrectly. Breakdown is just as easy and the provided carry case is large enough so that putting the chair frame and cover back into it are not frustrating. While I would not say it is as comfortable as a full sized chair the comfort level is more than adequate for me. I am 6', 225 and feel secure in this chair. It sits a little low and you tend to sit in a laid back position more so than a standard chair but it is supportive. I have only used it for two weekends camping, six total days but I never felt uncomfortable.
Just spent 4 days hiking in smokeys in rain.when camped and hunkered under tarp,I had a dry butt and was able to enjoy the rain.Companions had rough time dragging rocks,logs etc.under cover.Comes in nice bag,but you can do without and save 2oz.That puts the weight under 2 lbs.Best thing since backpacks.It's awesome,buy one you will thank me.