back country chair

tommy

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best light weight chair for the back country like having something to sit on while getting dressed in the morings
 

Mad Mountain Mike

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Banks of the Red Deer River Alberta
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Dameon

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I use a Helinox knockoff I found on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods. I bought three for my boys and I for the price of one genuine Helinox. Mine weighs in at 2 pounds. The comfort is worth the weight penalty in my opinion.
 

fort fireman

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I got my dad a helinox for Christmas last year. Then I found a knock off at BJs( like a Costco or Sams club) for a quarter of the price. It's about twice the weight but for the savings in money I'll deal. After a long day it's nice to sit off the ground.
 

luke moffat

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Don't really take them on true long distance backpacking hunts where weight is critical but have been very happy/impressed with the Amazon Helinox knock off after over a year now.

Amazon.com : KING DO WAY Portable Ultralight Chair Compact Folding Chairs with Carry Bag for Camping /Fishing/Hiking/Picnic/Beach/Outdoor Sports : Sports & Outdoors

The chair zero is certainly lighter, with a claimed weight of just over a pound vs. 2 pounds for the knock offs, but if I am going on a true backpack hunt then neither style of this chair is getting taken if weight is critical and bringing the Thermarest Trekking chair for my sleeping pad.
 

aeasley10

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Don't really take them on true long distance backpacking hunts where weight is critical but have been very happy/impressed with the Amazon Helinox knock off after over a year now.

Amazon.com : KING DO WAY Portable Ultralight Chair Compact Folding Chairs with Carry Bag for Camping /Fishing/Hiking/Picnic/Beach/Outdoor Sports : Sports & Outdoors

The chair zero is certainly lighter, with a claimed weight of just over a pound vs. 2 pounds for the knock offs, but if I am going on a true backpack hunt then neither style of this chair is getting taken if weight is critical and bringing the Thermarest Trekking chair for my sleeping pad.

I also use a knock off from Amazon called (Outad). Been very pleased. Just checked out a chair zero today....it's nice too although def feels a little flimsy compared the chair one, also slightly lower and narrower. I'm 200lbs which is prob pushing it. I'd say for 180 and under it's a good option,


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darcytribe

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Mar 14, 2013
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Alite mayfly 22 oz., comfy but sits low to the ground. great for lounging or glassing. Rated for 250 pounds...
 
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