The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

| January 23, 2014 | 4 Comments
Helinox Chair One Portable Camp Chair

Helinox Chair One Portable Camp Chair

One issue I face when going kayak camping or backpacking is how to bring along my camp chair. I have a Kelty Folding Mesh Chair which I love using on camp outs and tailgates, but at 8 lbs and nearly 3 feet tall when packed down it’s not a truly portable camp chair option. Often what I need is something I can easily slide into my kayak’s dry hatch or something that’ll fit into my pack for extended backpacking trips. Sound like something you can relate to? Keep reading.

The Portable Camp Chair Solution

New to ACK, the Helinox Portable Camp Chair is the solution I have been searching for. It’s lightweight, weighs 2 lbs, and packs down to just over a foot tall, something that I can easily slide into my backpack or kayak. It’s strong enough to hold a capacity of up to 320 lbs and comes with it’s own carrying case.

The portability comes in from it’s utilization of break apart aluminum pole technology similar to many tents from the manufacturer DACPole. Not only does this technology make it a great portable camp chair option, but also very easy to assemble. In fact, the chair almost assembles itself with self locating shock cord technology. See for yourself:

The Helinox portable camp chair comes in two different options: tactical and regular. The main differences between the two is that the tactical has a solid fabric with two seat back pockets (and costs a little more) while the regular uses a breathable mesh material. Both versions boast four different color options. I see a blue Helinox Portable Camp Chair joining the rest of my gear back home very soon.

Helinox Table One Camp Table

Helinox Table One Camp Table

The Portable Camp Table Solution

Helinox didn’t stop with their portable camp chair. You can also now find the Helinox Portable Camp Table at ACK, another solution for those looking to bring a table with them on trips where space is limited. Like the chair, the table packs down to just over a foot tall and weighs less than 1.5 lbs! ItĀ features a durable nylon table top and has to drink holders built into the tables surface. No more knocking cups off the table.

For campers looking for lightweight camping gear, Helinox gear is for you. Check them out and be sure to post any comments or questions below. Thanks for reading!


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  1. troutstalker says:

    Nice chair but the problem that I see is the same that I find on all of the other chairs. In the Adirondacks the campsites soil is comprised of duff and the legs sink in and over you go!

  2. Casper Sand says:

    Does the chair and table fit well together when it comes to the height? It looks like you won’t be able to eat from the chair with your plate on the table. Any experiences here?


    • Dayvee Renee says:

      Hello Casper,

      The table is designed to be more of a side table than a ‘dining table’. The table top is 16″ off the ground which is about the same height as where your lower half would sit off of the ground in the chair. We hope this helps! If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our customer service team at 888-828-3828.


  3. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here
    by searching for Camping Furniture for Sale

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