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Old 08-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #31
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Oh, I don't know if it matters but in your pic your sling is upside down... Is that the Australian mod (Down under)?
I've seen conduit used on camping chairs in sand in Oz for years...works well, and a great variation by Sidetrack One. Yes, he has got the sling upside down hasn't he? - never seen that before down here.

I'm 6'4", 250 lbs and find the Helinox very secure and comfortable, my only problem is getting out of it later in the evening. Had mine two years and lovin it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #32
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Bigger feet for Helinox

Saw something nifty on youtube...
Sand/mud feet for the Helinox or like:
4 tennis balls (the ones that are hollow inside)...
Your choice of pink or lime green :)
Drill a hole in each, cut a cross to make entry/exit easier...
Install.
Should fit in the case with the new feet attached.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #33
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You can get a red or green helinox chair for 71.96 (free shipping too) from campsaver.com. I'm not sure how long the sale is on.
Great 1st post - now get me a Beer, n00b !

Seriously, Thanks for the link to a awesome deal on an awesome bike camping chair! I was considering buying REI's copycat chair to save $ but at $72 shipped, the Helinox One with its better construction was a no-brainer! Thanks to you too, Mr Fisherman for the great review!

PS - to get the Helinox for $72, enter coupon code LABOR20 at checkout for 20% off select regular price items until September 2nd at campsaver.com.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #34
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Saw something nifty on youtube...
Sand/mud feet for the Helinox or like:
4 tennis balls (the ones that are hollow inside)...
Your choice of pink or lime green :)
Drill a hole in each, cut a cross to make entry/exit easier...
Install.
Should fit in the case with the new feet attached.
Petco sells miniature Tennis Balls for Dogs that should work the same and take up even less pack space. http://www.petco.com/product/6937/Pe...-Dog-Toys.aspx

For longevity though, I think I'm going to look at Chuckit! Ultra Balls in the 2" size. They don't have a fabric cover like Tennis type balls so they wont soak up mud/dirt plus the reviews by Dog owners say they are nearly indestructible despite having a hollow core.
http://www.amazon.com/Chuckit-Small-...pr_product_top
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #35
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Great 1st post - now get me a Beer, n00b !

Seriously, Thanks for the link to a awesome deal on an awesome bike camping chair! I was considering buying REI's copycat chair to save $ but at $72 shipped, the Helinox One with its better construction was a no-brainer! Thanks to you too, Mr Fisherman for the great review!

PS - to get the Helinox for $72, enter coupon code LABOR20 at checkout for 20% off select regular price items until September 2nd at campsaver.com.


Thanks to you & JeffreyD!!! I just ordered one of the chairs. I have a Kermit but have been wanting to try one of these. Sure beats waiting for REI to have a 20% off sale....
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #36
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Helinox chair

The wife and I were snooping around REI yesterday getting ready for a camping trip. They had both the Helinox and REI's version sitting out. Since I'm always on the hunt for cool Motorbike stuff, I tested them.

I'm 6'2", around 200lbs and I found the the Helinox chair much more comfortable. The REI is a little taller and easier to get into and out of but the top of the chair dug into my back just under my shoulder blades.

The Helinox is closer to the ground but felt more stable and the back of the chair didn't dig into anything.

I really like the PVC or tennis ball idea for the feet.

I bought a Kermit chair a few years ago but I find it a pain to set up and not really that comfortable
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At some point, I will get a Helinox.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #37
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Just ordered a black one from CampSaver, $71.96 shipped!! Thanks for the heads up and reviews!!


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Old 09-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #38
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Ditto - mine will be here Tuesday
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #39
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I just spent a week camping in WI and MI with one of these. Several of my buddies had them, too, and two of us had Kermit's. Everyone loved the Helinox's, but my buddies pointed out that the Kermit's didn't blow over as easily when the storm was rolling toward us on Lake Superior.

I'll join the rest in highly recommending the Helinox.

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #40
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LABOR20 coupon appears to be done
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #41
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LABOR20 coupon appears to be done
No, I just checked. It still works. You put the code on the checkout page.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #42
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No, I just checked. It still works. You put the code on the checkout page.
Works for me. I just ordered one.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #43
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the Helinox and Helinox Tactical chairs? I am sure I'm missing something obvious that warrants the $10 increase...

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #44
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the Helinox and Helinox Tactical chairs? I am sure I'm missing something obvious that warrants the $10 increase...

R.O.
Not much I can see by the specs on Campsaver.com. It weighs 2oz more, the fabric/mesh panel design is different, has two side pockets, and comes in different colors. Just noticed there's no mention of the Tactical model on the Helinox site but Campsaver's calling it the "Big Agnes Helinox Tactical Chair" so maybe you're paying $10 for the Big Agnes name and two "Tactical" side pockets?
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #45
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the Helinox and Helinox Tactical chairs? I am sure I'm missing something obvious that warrants the $10 increase...

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Not much I can see by the specs on Campsaver.com. It weighs 2oz more, the fabric/mesh panel design is different, has two side pockets, and comes in different colors. Just noticed there's no mention of the Tactical model on the Helinox site but Campsaver's calling it the "Big Agnes Helinox Tactical Chair" so maybe you're paying $10 for the Big Agnes name and two "Tactical" side pockets?
Not sure about this specifically, but Mountain High Outfitters in Birmingham, AL, had 2 models of the Helinox chair: one had the mesh panel, the other was solid material and was $10 more. I think they're both distributed by BigAgnes so that may explain Campsaver calling it such. (Just some thoughts, really not sure! I love mine though, I went with the mesh one.)
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