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Tabby
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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby Tabby » 14 Mar 2019, 6:19pm

You’ve got me thinking about my Helinox chair. I thought it was a Chair One when I got it last year prior to going to the York Rally. I thought it was a bit small but as I’m small myself I found it very comfortable and I was able to sit in my tent porch to read and cook etc. Never gave it another thought.......until now.
After reading this thread I realised my Chair seemed to be a bit on the light side at 500g. I’ve only gone and bought the kiddies version! :oops: Just as well my bum fits :lol:


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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby RickH » 14 May 2019, 11:27pm

I had an email from Bike24 (in Germany) & thought of this topic as they are now Helinox stockists. At the time of writing they even have a Ground Chair in stock. (Just the one!)

https://www.bike24.de/search?searchTerm=Helinox

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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby Morzedec » 27 May 2019, 10:21am

Hello, I once found this luxurious item whilst 'wild camping', previously abandoned by someone but easily adapted for us by me!

And no, I didn't take it with me when I continued on my way.

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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby dinger207 » 23 Jul 2019, 8:03pm

Lidl were recently doing a Helinox copy for about £20. Might be worth looking on their website

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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby Sweep » 23 Jul 2019, 11:09pm

Must say I am a bit surprised that Decathlon hasn't got something decent in this area - just had a look at their website and all their offerings seem to be the more "old fashioned" sort of camping chair aimed more at folk in vans. I would consider a cheaper version of the ground chair.
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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby pjclinch » 24 Jul 2019, 9:20am

Just noticed that Alppkit have got in to this game, see https://www.alpkit.com/products/vagabond-camping-chair
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Re: camping chair hunt

Postby andrew_s » 24 Jul 2019, 1:28pm

pjclinch wrote:Just noticed that Alppkit have got in to this game, see https://www.alpkit.com/products/vagabond-camping-chair

That looks the same as the Robens Pathfinder chair

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Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

Postby LittleGreyCat » 15 Aug 2019, 2:54pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trekology-YIZI-Portable-Camping-Chair/dp/B07NT77GT8/

Just stumbled across this and it seems a decent price.

Has anyone tried one?

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Re: Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

Postby Graham » 15 Aug 2019, 4:08pm

No, but take a look at the weight => 960g

. . . nearly double the weight of a Helinox Chair Zero ( 510g approx )

I would not want to be dragging around all that extra weight - despite the much lower price.

PS. My Aldi version only weighs 760g approx ( £18 ). But that one does show indications of a short life.

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Re: Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

Postby rualexander » 15 Aug 2019, 4:58pm

Graham wrote:No, but take a look at the weight => 960g

. . . nearly double the weight of a Helinox Chair Zero ( 510g approx )

I would not want to be dragging around all that extra weight - despite the much lower price.

PS. My Aldi version only weighs 760g approx ( £18 ). But that one does show indications of a short life.


Yeah but a more reasonable comparison would be with the Helinox Chair One rather than the Chair Zero, and the Chair One is 960g.

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Re: Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

Postby Graham » 15 Aug 2019, 7:39pm

Fair comment

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Re: Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

Postby RobinS » 15 Aug 2019, 7:47pm

It's very similar to the "Naturehike" ones we bought off Ebay 4 years ago. We have been very satisfied with those - it's only now after about 350 overnights use that the fabric on one has failed, and the other is still going strong. With these cheap Chinese made chairs though you pay your money and take your chance, as quality control is often non-existent.

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Re: Trekology YIZI GO camping chair

Postby ossie » 15 Aug 2019, 8:56pm

rualexander wrote:
Graham wrote:No, but take a look at the weight => 960g

. . . nearly double the weight of a Helinox Chair Zero ( 510g approx )

I would not want to be dragging around all that extra weight - despite the much lower price.

PS. My Aldi version only weighs 760g approx ( £18 ). But that one does show indications of a short life.


Yeah but a more reasonable comparison would be with the Helinox Chair One rather than the Chair Zero, and the Chair One is 960g.


I've been dragging around the Helinox chair one for a couple of years. Its my one luxury item and has transformed my trips.

I guess like everything the more you pay the lighter you can go.