Helinox Lightweight Chair

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Tuttle » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:51 pm

You could well spend less and finish up spending more when you have to replace, or you won't be as comfortable. Chair One is worth every cent.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Judge » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:01 pm

I agree Mick.
I ordered one last Tuesday, received it on Thursday and used it over the Qld long weekend on a paddle over to Moreton Island with a few qskc club mates.

Vey comfortable chair, very compact, light and value for money. Enjoyed a few sundowners seated in my new piece of kit ...
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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Raider » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:17 pm

Well Gentlemen. Here is the next piece of must have kit to go with your chair to complete the sundowners experience and keep your nibbles out of the sand. 8-)

http://www.helinox.com.au/helinox-ultra ... -table.php

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Paddle Dog 52 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:17 am

nice but that is really being spoiled :lol:

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Paddle Dog 52 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:20 am

nice but that is really being spoiled :lol: They need to make a toilet stand!

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby brendan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:17 pm

thats it! im convinced, going to order one

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Old Man » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:11 am

I am with Paddle Dog 52. Toilet seat/stand for us old guys.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby FreckledAvenger » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:00 pm

Raider wrote:Well Gentlemen. Here is the next piece of must have kit to go with your chair to complete the sundowners experience and keep your nibbles out of the sand. 8-)

http://www.helinox.com.au/helinox-ultra ... -table.php

Raider


For those thinking about buying this, there is a group buy going on for the table at the moment in the Adventure Riders forum - the discount is 10%.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924957

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Paddle Dog 52 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:24 pm

Finally used mine yesterday but it sunk into the sand under my 225 lb. even with the 3/4" webbing tie wrapped to the bottom. I will get some type of disc 3" in diameter or may be a rubber sheet EDPM they use in roofing and cut a square 3" bigger than chair base. May be I was sitting in quicksand. :o

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Redback » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:24 am

Not sure if this has been covered elsewhere, but this seems like a worthwhile addition to the Helinox range too:

http://www.helinox.com.au/helinox-cot-one.php

Admittedly it's slightly heavier and slightly bulkier than a self-inflating mattress, but the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) is way up there! :D

The video review is worth a look too.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby landsailor » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:20 am

Paddle Dog 52 wrote:Finally used mine yesterday but it sunk into the sand under my 225 lb. even with the 3/4" webbing tie wrapped to the bottom. I will get some type of disc 3" in diameter or may be a rubber sheet EDPM they use in roofing and cut a square 3" bigger than chair base. May be I was sitting in quicksand. :o


Had the same problem. I fixed it with 4 tennis balls like in this vid:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nbBAkw7i_4

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Terryb » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:48 pm

Was in Rays Outdoors yesterday and noticed a copy of the Helinox chair for around $60. The connection piece where all the legs and supports come together was made from an alloy and the pole ends only went in about 15mm so not sure it is as good but worth checking out if you are looking at this type of chair.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby mick M » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:11 pm

Terryb wrote:Was in Rays Outdoors yesterday and noticed a copy of the Helinox chair for around $60. The connection piece where all the legs and supports come together was made from an alloy and the pole ends only went in about 15mm so not sure it is as good but worth checking out if you are looking at this type of chair.


I supose Depends if you like geting a chear leg up your ass or not ?

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Seamongrel » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:50 pm

Paddle Dog 52 wrote:Finally used mine yesterday but it sunk into the sand under my 225 lb. even with the 3/4" webbing tie wrapped to the bottom. I will get some type of disc 3" in diameter or may be a rubber sheet EDPM they use in roofing and cut a square 3" bigger than chair base. May be I was sitting in quicksand. :o


Hi Paddle Dog,

I fixed the problem by 3D printing feet for my chair. They incorporate 50mm webbing diagonally across from each chair leg. I also have the table as well and also printed up some feet for that, no more sinking into the sand for me! The chair feet are printed in Nylon and the table feet are printed in ABS plastic.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby arcticmark » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:36 am

Hi Mongrel,

Is it possible to get the plans for the feet? I have a mate with a 3D printer and would be interested in getting him to print a set for both my chair and table.

Cheers, Mark

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Seamongrel » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:56 pm

arcticmark wrote:Hi Mongrel,

Is it possible to get the plans for the feet? I have a mate with a 3D printer and would be interested in getting him to print a set for both my chair and table.

Cheers, Mark


Hi Mark,

As I don't have liability insurance, I don't feel comfortable about someone using a design that I've created and have it fail on them and sue because they've broken their back from falling off the chair. You are more than welcome to have someone capable of copying my design from the photo's above. I hope you understand.

Mongrel.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby arcticmark » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:46 am

Hi Mongrel,

Perfectly understandable in this day and age.

Cheers, Mark

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby gnarlydog » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:27 am

Maybe uploading the files to Thingiverse where others can download and print? http://www.thingiverse.com/

Thingiverse is a file sharing place for 3D printing projects where creative individuals wisely allow others to benefit from their work (I believe under Creative Commons license).
A simple well worded legal disclaimer can indemnify the author against any possible perceived legal threats that could arise from misuse/failure.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby gnarlydog » Wed May 13, 2015 12:06 pm

a slightly different style with a distinct geriatric "sex appeal" :-)


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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Seamongrel » Fri May 29, 2015 1:17 am

Hi All,
I've just been to the Colorado REI flagship store in Denver USA (MECCA!!!!), and checked out the REI rocker chair. It's bigger and heavier (weighing in at about 2.5kg) than the Helinox, but if size and weight are not a problem to you, this might be an option. To me the chair is more for relaxing in than a chair for cooking at the table with.

It would make a good chair for looking up a the stars on a moonless night, with a glass of your finest red in hand and maybe even a slab of dark chocolate in the other . . . I've got to stop dreaming!

Mongrel.


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