Featuring the same collapsible pole technology found in many backpacking tents, the Helinox Swivel Chair is compact, lightweight and strong with an innovative swiveling seat.
Weighing in around two and a half pounds, the Helinox Swivel Chair provides maximum comfort at a low weight and a small pack size. We will take a look at all the features and what makes this chair so fun.
As you can see, the stand out feature of this chair is that it swivels. So unlike some other collapsible, foldable, lightweight camp chairs, you are going to be able to swivel back and forth. I can see this being great around a camp fire, taking it to the beach. It would be great for fishing, just hanging out roasting marshmallows.
As you can see, you have just a natural feel in this chair. You can swivel back and forth. You can sit back and relax.
The frame design here is really innovative. It reminds me of the way tent poles are constructed. So Helinox did a really great job with this design. You have got durable aluminum construction with the frame here. And you have got a single hub in the middle that is a very, very durable hub. And you have shock cord that attaches each of the sections to the hub. On the top part here you have really big arms that support the weight. This is going to support up to 265 pounds. So you have got very durable poles there. And they are durable aluminum DAC poles.
So it is what you would see with tent poles as well. They are obviously a lot burlier and a lot bigger than tent poles and they collapse down to be pretty small.
With that hub design in the frame, it is super easy to set it up. So there is no guess work. There is no separate pieces that can get lost. Everything is hubbed and it is where it should be.
The center is where you swivel back and forth. And this is just very, very durable materials in here. It is very stable. So you have got four legs on the bottom. They have rubber pads on the bottom there. So if I am on a hard surface like this, it is not going to slide around. And the feet are big enough that I can see you taking this to the beach. You can be in sand and not feel like you are really sinking into the sand too far. In dirt it would be great. If you are taking it camping, it would just be great around the camp fire.
As for the seat portion, this is very light weight, but it is also very durable. So they are using different materials here to keep the weight down. You have got very breathable mesh here on the sides. So when you are on warm sunny days you are not going to feel like you are sweating in this chair. It is going to breathe really well. It is very durable mesh. And then on all of the corners where you attach this skin to the actual frame, it is super durable material. There is little pockets in there where you just stretch it over top of the frame. So set up is a breeze.
The first couple of times you set it up it may need a little bit of a breaking in period where you have to stretch the skin over top of the frame, but it is really easy once you get a handle on it.
There is an included stuff sack and we talked about how small this packs down. So the frame and all the feet pack down to be really small. It packs down into this really convenient stuff sack. You have got a big, you know, zipper on front, easy to get in and out of there. And then you do have a daisy chain attachment point here on the one side. So if you need to lash this to the outside of a pack or to luggage, you can definitely do that easily there.
As far as stability and comfort goes, this chair is really stable. So I feel comfortable standing up out of the chair and sitting in it, sitting in different positions. It is very comfortable and I feel like the feet on this are just very stable. So although it is so light weight and packable, once you set everything up, it is very stable. It doesn't feel like it is going to tip over. I can really lean back in the chair. It feels nice. I can sit forward. So, you know, there is no issue here with stability or durability. It feels like it is very nice.
The material here is very comfortable. It has a little bit of stretch, so as you are moving in it you can definitely move around and, you know, I just see this being the perfect companion when you are around the camp sight, again, taking it fishing or, you know, any adventure you can throw at it.
It is the Helinox Swivel Chair.