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Old 08-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #181
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The seat of the Helinox chair is shaped, kind of like a pouch for your arse (ass). It is this that gives support for the lower spine, but also imposes limitations. It is made in Korea and aimed at humans of typical Korean dimensions. If you are broader in the beam than the average Korean, I urge you to try the chair before you buy. If Helinox were to make a couple of larger versions they would rule the world - the lightweight camping chair world, I mean.

Have I mentioned that I really like this chair?
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #182
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The seat of the Helinox chair is shaped, kind of like a pouch for your arse (ass). It is this that gives support for the lower spine, but also imposes limitations. It is made in Korea and aimed at humans of typical Korean dimensions. If you are broader in the beam than the average Korean, I urge you to try the chair before you buy. If Helinox were to make a couple of larger versions they would rule the world - the lightweight camping chair world, I mean.

Have I mentioned that I really like this chair?

no, they COULD probably rule the world, those in charge now are mediocre at best!
BTW, 3 years with my butterfly chair, love it everytime I use it, which is every other weekend from march till november.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:54 PM   #183
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Well I have used the Alite Monarch for the past year and it is comfortable and compact. A little tricky around the camp-fire after a few beverages. Also shits you when you get out and it lays on the ground in the dirt and crap.
I thought I would have a try of the Helinox Chair one. It arrived today and I am very happy with what I see. Very compact very comfortable. Looks to be a good chair. Will be trying it out in the field come October so I will report back thoughts and impressions. Fingers Crossed the plastic leg supports hold together. It states that it is good for 145kg (320lb) I dont think this is the case but you never know.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:13 AM   #184
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Kermit chair

Got my Kermit chair in the mail last week. I got the wide version with leg extensions and the obligatory cup holder. All are very well constructed, pack nicely, and very easy to set up. By far the most comfortable camp chair I've had the pleasure of sitting in.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:45 AM   #185
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I ave a standard Kermit, does not pack well, to heavy , bulky, and long. But it is comfortable. Although I do sometimes carry on my rt it does take to much room
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #186
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Never seen a wide version .
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #187
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Never seen a wide version .
Tom just rolled them out end of last year.

I've never seen one, either.

Every time he sells them at rallies, they're sold out immediately.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:29 AM   #188
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Got my Kermit chair in the mail last week. I got the wide version with leg extensions and the obligatory cup holder. All are very well constructed, pack nicely, and very easy to set up. By far the most comfortable camp chair I've had the pleasure of sitting in.
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Tom just rolled them out end of last year.

I've never seen one, either.

Every time he sells them at rallies, they're sold out immediately.
We are still working out a few issues with the "big boy chair"
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #189
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I jus picked up the Helinox from rei and was happy with the feel and weight. It fit me great being 6 feet and 190. Will test it next week on my trip... Will see how it goes.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #190
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Home made camp chair

From a decathlon beach chair...Not too hard to realise, it take around 1 or 2 minutes to reassemble. We used it last summer during 3 weeks without problemes..









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Old 09-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #191
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More info on that decathlon chair please!!?!?!?!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #192
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I have a friend with a chair like that ,he extended the legs with plumbing fittings ,
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #193
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My Helinox shipped yesterday, review to follow on OCT 1st
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #194
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Still waiting for my Kermit chair ( delays!!).

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #195
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Whatever you do don't leave it strapped to the bike and walk away even for a minute. It will not be a good day for you. Don't ask me how I know. Loved my Kermit, but this time around I'm going to try a Mantis, fits in my locked pannier. Oh the humanity...
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