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  • Seat is 11 in. off the ground
  • Thanks to anodized DAC aluminum poles, Chair Zero is strong enough to support up to 265 lbs.
  • Single shock-corded pole structure makes for easy setup
  • Compact size makes it easy to pack and carry
  • Stuff sack included


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Best Use Backpacking
Unfolded Dimensions (W x D x H) 20.5 x 18.9 x 25.2 inches
Folded Dimensions 13.8 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
Seat Height 11 inches
Weight Capacity (lbs) 265 pounds
Seat Material(s) Ripstop polyester
Frame Construction Aluminum
Weight 1 pound
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much lighter than REI's chair BUT....'s also slightly less comfortable. Compared to the REI chair you sit up a little straighter in this and also you also get poked in the armpits a bit more by these tops of the poles, as you sit a little lower in the chair. If I hadn't already owned the REI chair I wouldn't of commented anything negative about comfort and probably given this 5 stars. In the end the 10 oz weight difference makes the tradeoff worth it. I am a little annoyed that either Helinox didn't keep the exact design of REI's chair or wish REI's chair used the lighter materials that this Helinox does. Overall it's great and VERY light but it would be 100% perfect if it were a marriage of the two products.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true backpacking chair that's worth the weight I own the original Helinox chair, but at 2 lbs, I just couldn't justify it in a true lightweight backpacking kit. My wife loves it, and she doesn't mind carrying the extra 2 lbs while I carry more tent weight. Now that we have the new Chair Zero at a measly 1 lb, I'm actually considering carrying this in my ultralight kit on my next thru-hike on the JMT. I'm big at 230 lbs, and I can sit in this chair with confidence. It's very supportive, and a pleasure to sit in at camp or on a pack break because it actually supports me properly and allows me to sit with my legs in proper position. I love it.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth It I pre-ordered this a few weeks ago, and much to my delight it arrived before a backpacking trip this past weekend. Assembly is a snap, and gets easier over time. I left the stuff sack behind and just wrapped the frame in the seat fabric and put it in my pack. I'm 6'2" 195lbs with broad shoulders and some back issues, and I had no problem being comfortable with either my legs up on a rock, legs crossed, or leaning forward, and cooking on my stove. In softer soils you might sink a little. Usually it was just one leg, but it's nothing to complain about. I'd get the base mat if I were going to the beach. Comfortable enough I nodded off a few times. Add a jacket, or fleece, to the back for some extra cushion.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I needed a chair! I did two different 40 mile hikes this summer and would have really enjoyed a chair. I knew the Chair Zero was coming soon. When I found one in the store I bought it. I have not used the chair in the field yet and have only tried it out at home. It is going to be great though as it is really comfortable to sit in. It is super light, flexible, and very compact. I should be able use it inside of my tent also. I have cut my base weight to the bare minimum so the 17 oz of extra weight of this chair won't really be noticed. It sets up easy, folds small, and seems to be very well made.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chair Zero vs. Chair One I bought Helinox's Chair One for myself back in the Spring of 2015, and it was a great little seat to have around. I tried taking it on a long day hike once and decided it was just a bit too heavy for me to lug around on my backpacking trips. We still used the chair in all kinds of settings though - it packed down light and was pretty comfy. When I saw the Chair Zero, I decided to purchase it for my partner for Christmas who was always stealing my Chair One. Wow, what a difference! Chair Zero is much lighter than the One - by about 42%. When you are holding them, one in each hand, you can really tell a difference. The material of the seat is lighter, although still strong and will hold. The reason I've knocked one star off is because the Chair Zero easily tilts backward if you lean a bit at the right angle or force, where the Chair One does not. I would also say the Chair Zero enables you to sit upright a bit more than the Chair One. Both are still comfortable. Now I'd like to steal the Chair Zero from her! I would be much more likely to take that one on a backpacking trip than the Chair One.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightest standing chair on the market! Previously owned an Alite Monarch chair (1 lb 4.8 oz), switched to this to save a few ounces (1 lb 1 oz). This chair is more comfortable, is free standing, easy to set up and tear down, and is light enough to take on an AT thru-hike! Completely brilliant! :)
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% worth it Not only is this chair obnoxiously light and easily set up and taken apart but it is super durable and comfortable. Bought this about two weeks ago and it has not disappointed yet.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice chair-Weighs more than advertised I bough two of these chairs for my wife and I. We are ultra-light backpackers who like to thru hike. The quality of the chairs is nice and they are comfortable. They weigh over an ounce heavier than advertised. I know this doesn't sound like much but we count every ounce.
Date published: 2016-11-01
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to get that light weight, can i just buy the skin of Chair Zero and use it on my Chair One frame?

Asked by: Shay
​The seat for the Chair Zero will not fit on the frame of the Chair One.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06

Is this the same chair design as the original only lighter?

Asked by: JG1
The Chair Zero is a similar design to the original Helinox Camp Chair but sits slightly lower, has a different sewing construction in the corners, and is lighter than the original.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27

This chair is so light it blew right into the fire... Can I buy just the fabric for the zero and not the frame? If so, how?

Asked by: Aiverson6903
We recommend contacting Big Agnes directly to see if they offer the chair fabric by itself.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

What size ground sheet is needed for this chair?

Asked by: SuperDan
​The small Helinox Chair Groundsheet is the best choice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27
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