Dan Alexander, Sep 4, 2014 #2. You have to be careful not to lean too far back, because physics, and gravity, but it's just heaven to chill comfortably in the evening. This advanced pole technology was developed for expedition-level backpacking tents and is trusted and relied on by the world’s most discerning adventurers. It felt more like a lounger. I own Helinox Zero and love it. No, but the ‘One’ weighs twice as much. As you can imagine, my bank account wasn’t happy with what happened next. Shows 13.8x3.9 (I would just say 14x4). Appears to be same manufacturer as much more expensive versions like the REI Flex-Lite and Big Agnes Helinox chairs. Our Chair Zero measures 25 in high x 18.5 in wide assembled and holds up to 265 lbs (120 kilograms). I'd rather sit in a tub full of scissors. I'd recommend trying both out before purchasing one, if you can. BEST BACKPACKING SIT PAD. Weighing just over a pound, the Helinox Chair Zero packs down surprisingly small and is made from durable materials, offering specs unmatched by its competition. The fabric is thin but feels fairly durable; however, the combination of the light fabric and poles give it more flex and bend than most, reducing its stability. Although I approach every camping chair warily, convinced it will break the moment I look at it, the Flexlite Air is surprisingly sturdy – especially given how light it is. I like the helinox, got it as a gift. All in all, I heartily recommend the REI Flexlite Air. CDN$ 33.83 - CDN$ 74.99 Big Agnes (HCHAIRONEB) - Helinox - Chair One, Portable and Compact Camping Chair, Black. The Helinox weight rating is 320 pounds, FlexLite is 250 pounds. Assembled, the chair sits 11 inches off the ground. I didn't like the REI Air Chair's shape or seating position. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. REI Co-op. Both work and I'm happy to carry either of them on short trips. The aim of this text is to assessment the Helinox Chair Zero to the REI Flexlite Air Chair and see if there are any significant variations.The Helinox. I have a flex lite, and HAD a chair zero. Although it feels slightly wobblier than the Chair Zero (maybe the ‘crossbeam’ position on the legs?) The chair measures 19 x 22 x 22 inches when assembled. I was using the Litesmith Quikback but although its weight and size are awesome it is just too fiddly to get comfy, and annoying to have to reset it if I lean forward to tend the stove or something. Is it as comfortable as the Helinox Chair One? Required fields are marked *. I tried pretty much all the options, not really thinking about cost, and the REI was definitely the most comfortable, and still very light. See complete specs on Amazon.com . The Chair Zero was more popular with our smaller testers, but it does accommodate people up 265 pounds, and our 6-foot tester fit in it just fine. Helinox released their ‘Chair One’ model only recently, and the Flexlite Air looks to be a direct rival. Helinox chair zero backpacking light helinox chair one vs zero bwca comparing helinox chair one vs helinox chair zero vs rei flex lite. Weapons. But this is r/Ultralight, I almost never carry it anywhere other than a quick, low mileage friends overnight where UL doesn't really matter, I had the Felxlite and returned it for the helinox. Joined: March 13th, 2004, 1:11 pm Posts: 1161 Location: Northern Edge of Vermont Still happy with my Monarch chair, several years later. Not so with the Air, which is a fully-fledged beer-chugging camp chair. Flexlite Camp Chair (74) 74 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. https://janeescaped.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/journey-7-3-diy-rei-flexlite-air-backpacking-chair-ground-sheet-project/. I'm sure others will have the exact opposite opinion of me, so try sitting in both if you can. Text. You might be the first person I've seen that claims the zero is lighter than the air. Author. PROS: Affordable, ultralight, compact, … 9 Best Backpacking Chairs OF 2020. Helinox Chair Two. Helinox is the only furniture brand to use DAC aluminum alloy poles. The aluminium legs clip together to form the frame, to which you add the ripstop nylon seat cover. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. It's also the smallest and lightest chair Helinox makes. That Helinox though. I prefer the angle of the back rest for the flex light. Joined: Nov 8, 2003 Oddometer: 9,130 Location: Montreal. The REI chair is basically a sling, the Helinox is sewn to provide conformation with your gluteus maximus which then provides somewhat more of a straight back. Yes. We have used them on multiple trips now, and I notice the Helinox digs into my back a little behind the shoulder. Post subject: Re: portable camp chair - Helinox vs REI-flex lite. MSRP: $14.95. FREE SHIPPING ON ALL USA DOMESTIC ORDERS. It is built with great foldable design and you should definitely give it a try. Go ahead bring a chair for backpacking or hiking and have a throne to sit on while you survey the scene. It has thicker material, and provides a nice zipper case with a side entrance that makes it a lot easier to get in. The incredibly low weight of the REI Flexlite Air is impressive, and we consider it reasonably comfortable — for its weight. Personally, the REI. / 480 g Helinox Zero… The design of the REI Flexlite Air is much like that of the Helinox Chair One and the Zero. This chair is for when you've hiked all day and you're setting up camp and just want to take a load off. Thanks for watching! I definitely didn't alter it in the most UL way. A center aluminum pole improves stability, so there was no tipping on Aravaipa’s soft clay or loose pebbles. The Naturehike Cloud Up 1. I have both flex lite is actually lighter if u don’t count the bags. Big Agnes Fly Creek killer? REI Co-op Flexlite Air Chair vs. Helinox Chair Zero In case you’re wondering, there is another 1-pound ultralight chair available: The Helinox Chair Zero. The Flexlite Air is the smallest, lightest, newest addition to the REI camping chair range. If you don’t mind waiting and have an REI nearby, there’s a good chance you can go in and test them yourself. I’ve tried both, and prefer the helinox just because it packs down slightly smaller than the flexlites. Helinox Chair Zero review (and comparison to Chair One) Discussion in 'Equipment' started ... Rei has the chair zero on sale for $89. I weigh around 14 stone, and it took my weight with no fuss. One slight difference is the positioning of the ‘crossbeam’ on the legs, with the Air opting to have this on a different side to the Helinox. Folded, the Flexlite Air is approximately 5 x 16 inches. Take down is slower for the REI-flex light because it is a bit of a challenge stuffing it back in its sack. But, really, for backpacking the core differences are very minor. 2 1 12. Adequate chair. I'm ~6', 180lbs, for what it's worth. Wish it was lighter, but it's about as heavy as my conscience would permit me to 'spend' on a luxury item, and its small pack size is easy to fit in the outer pack pockets. My chair broke. Apart from these differences both chairs operate the same way and take about the same amount of time (about 30 s) to set up and take down. I’m convinced that it can easily take the 17 stone it claims to, and probably then some. The ultralight camping chair game is hotting up these days, with industry pioneers Helinox now facing some stiff competition. 1 offer from CDN$ 343.59. I love my rei flex lite (4.5x15") but the pack space is big. FREE SHIPPING ON ALL USA DOMESTIC ORDERS. The Helinox case seems more robust. WEIGHT: 2 oz. The Flexlite scored just under our two favorite chairs in this class, the Helinox Chair One and Chair Zero. This chair is not a do everything chair, without a ground sheet it won't work at the beach, and yeah, it's not a high backed chair with a drink holder and arm rests. This sub is about overnight backpacking with a focus on moving efficiently and packing light, generally aiming at a sub 10lb base weight. Looking to get a camp chair for backpacking and I wanted to see if anyone could recommend or does not recommend either the Helinox zero or the REI Co-op Flexlite Air Chair? $99.95. Helinox Chair One Review: A portable ultralight…. The Air is a bit low to the ground, and can be a little hard to get out of, but it’s a perfectly comfy sit. WTB. I have one of these chairs with a broken joint. It’ll stop your chair from sinking into the ground. So, we took the REI Flexlite Air out into a sunny field recently and had ourselves a little sit down on it. The purpose of this article is to review the Helinox Chair Zero to the REI Flexlite Air Chair and see if there are any meaningful differences.The Helinox Chair Zero is probably the most beloved lightweight camping chair among hikers who pay attention to the weight of their kit.The reason for this is that when it was introduced, it was the lightest “real” chair on the market. Wife and I use both and just jump between. I weigh 157 lbs, and it was not being misused when it broke. Helinox is near perfect. This isn't that kind of chair, and isn't for that. While there were certain aspects we liked, read through our testing metrics to find out where the Flexlite fell short of some of the other portable chairs in this review. At least most of us have nothing better to do on a Friday night! Without looking them up, and acknowledging that I am a big Helinox fan and user, I think the frames have a slightly different set up and the REI chair sort of rocks from side to side. 4.7 out of 5 stars 621. Made with light, strong DAC aluminum and breathable mesh. It's comfy for me, but I'm a lass and smaller than most here at 5'7" and 110lbs; I've read of giant men using it happily though. Weapons; Gear; Outdoors; Bushcraft; Off Grid; Search. Go on Amazon an order the trekology chair ground sheet. It felt more like a lounger. You’ll definitely never struggle to put this thing back in its house. Hardly feel it in your pack it is so light. Most reviews I've seen say that Helinox fibbed when they claimed a 16 oz chair while the Flexlite is right on the money. I keep a couple in my suv. The REI flexlite chair pushed up on my thighs and constricted a bit due to a little higher angle but your experience may be different. Until next time! I prefer comfort of Helinox but flexlite sits more sturdy. The Sunset Chair's frame is built with ultra-lightweight and exceptionally strong DAC aluminum alloy poles. Couldn't decide which we prefered when trying them out in the store so ended up with one of each. 4.7 out of 5 stars 210. I tested both at REI and the way I sat on both, the comfort was much better on the Helinox Zero for me. It can feel a bit unstable at times, but once you’re in the groove, you ain’t getting out of that chair any time soon. One of the gems I managed to pick up on offer was the REI Flexlite Air Chair, a rival to the Helinox Zero. I believe this is mostly due to differences in body shape--wider butts end up resting on the poles of one of them or something like that. It allowed for a slight back lean. It also seems as if REI are going for a slightly lower price point – I definitely acquired mine for less than the cheapest Chair Zero I could find. Very comfortable imo. With the Air, it seems they don’t clip together quite so effortlessly- but that’s a very minor gripe. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog if you like this sort of thing and want to hear more. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, B+ LighterPack | https://lighterpack.com/r/sh62, Peakbagger - lighterpack.com/r/nmcxuo - TahoeHighRoute.com. Rags on me about chivalry, but I'm the one who dropped $120 and carried it nine miles so hit the bricks sister. Find us on Facebook | Subscribe to our newsletter, Your email address will not be published. $35 ... REI Flexlite Air Chair. $120 (1) Crazy Creek LongBack Chair. We have both. On a recent trip to America, I had the good fortune to walk into REI when there was a sale on. I have succumbed to gravity more than once due to leaning back too far...! Watch bpl video on them, buy both and combine the lightest parts from each! at times, it seems to be just a teething problem when you get into the chair. We also take them when car camping. Lucky it's a short fall. That being said I have found the cheap ones off eBay like $20 are damn nice too but usually around 2 lbs. Own a chair zero, gf has been getting real salty watching me lounge in it after a long day on trail. For the extra money, your better off with the durability and added comfort of the Helinox. I mostly trip in shield country, and I wanted something that was very light and would also work on sloping rocky terrain. The REI flexlite chair pushed up on my thighs and constricted a bit due to a little higher angle but your experience may be different. The Helinox Chair Zero, REI Flexlite / Flexlite Air, and Moon Lence Outdoor Ultralight chairs are all excellent examples of crossovers that are luxurious for backpacking, but minimal for front-country camping and day trips. The bag is a pain to use, the flex lite stuff sack is much better. 4.6 out of 5 stars 510. The packed dimensions of the REI Air Chair are slightly larger: 5″ x 16″ vs the Helinox Chair Zero’s tidy 4″ x 14″. We compare the REI knock off chair to the Helinox Chair. I'm a big guy, and need the extra 70 lbs capacity the Helinox offers. The Chair Zero is about one inch wider, so I find it slightly more comfortable. I reviewed both extensively went with the flex lite because better deal cost wise and it’s comfy for me! Really good review. REI Co-op. The one by me has them on display (when they’re not closed for COVID). $59.95. I tested both at REI and the way I sat on both, the comfort was much better on the Helinox Zero for me. Flexlite Camp Boss Chair (70) 70 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Normally the Helinox Chair one is about 30 dollars more expensive than the REI Co-Op Flexlite chair. I made a tutorial/blog post about how to alter it (no I don't get anything if you click on it, I just thought I'd share in case "no ground sheet available" was a reason for someone else not to pick the Flexlite): https://janeescaped.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/journey-7-3-diy-rei-flexlite-air-backpacking-chair-ground-sheet-project/. So, what have we got? Posted by 2 hours ago [WTB] REI Flexlite Air or Helinox Chair Zero. CDN$ 150.00 Katadyn Befree Water Microfilter with Hydrapak 1.0l Flask. 1 oz weight with shock-corded aluminum poles and a ripstop polyester seat. Close. I love my Zero, but have heard people which prefer each over the other. After looking at other options you don't save much. Pics of : Helinox Chair Zero Vs Chair One The Helinox has a better zipper sack than the REI-flex lite that makes the chair easier to take out and put back in. It's 43 g / 1.5 Oz lighter than Helinox Chair Zero mostly because of lighter skin - 2.7 Oz / 77 g vs. Helinox 5 Oz / 133 G. REI Air chair in the bag: 16.9 Oz / 1.058 Lb. 6’4 230lbs here. While the seat depth is the same as our popular Chair One, the Zero's seat is slightly more narrow and sits lower to the ground. Probably more info than you need. Well, the REI Flexlite Air is a full 50 grams lighter than its nearest competition, the Helinox Chair Zero. I'm bummed the Alite mayfly chair is no longer available. Well, the REI Flexlite Air is a full 50 grams lighter than its nearest competition, the Helinox Chair Zero. Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Pad. r/Ultralight is the largest online Ultralight Backpacking community! REI for price. The post Lightweight Backpacking Chairs: REI Flexlite Air Chair vs. Helinox Chair Zero appeared first on Backpacking Light. [WTB] REI Flexlite Air or Helinox Chair Zero. Once it’s under weight and in a good position, the REI Flexlite Air feels at least as comfortable and sturdy as the Chair Zero. Have never tried the REI one so have no comparison, sorry. I wanted a ground sheet, so I altered the Trekology one too (I bought mine on Amazon). Posted: June 19th, 2015, 12:19 am . We have both chairs too. Flexlite Air Chair (141) 141 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. The Deuce Ultralight .6oz Backpacking Potty Trowel. Survival Skillz. The purpose of this article is to review the Helinox Chair Zero to the REI Flexlite Air Chair and see if there are any meaningful differences. That’s about 17 stone or 250lbs in old money. Also, not to start a war or anything but the build quality seemed higher on the seams and contact points with the Helinox and looked like it would hold up. Shop the Helinox Chair Zero at Moosejaw and get free 2-day shipping! Presumably REI had their reasons, but it makes it confusing as hell if you’re used to the way the Helinox assembles! Currently selling for $42 shipped. Packed size is 35 x 10 x 10cm. Wife prefers the flexlite air, I prefer the helinox. I don't know about the Flexlite, but the Helinox is the least comfortable item ever created by man. Helinox all day except on price. $57 (2) ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool. Pics of : Helinox Chair Zero Vs One. However, I’d say it’s at least as comfortable as the Chair Zero. $79.95. I only take it on small trips e.g. The problem with the Chair One is that it has a competitor: REI’s Flex Lite chair is virtually identical, weighs less (794g) and costs $30 less. 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