Helinox Lightweight Chair

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Paddle Dog 52 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:46 am

I looked but didn't see bigger feet for the sand yet? Tried the strap deal below feet as discussed but it is a PITA as the come off and are narrow.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Paddle Dog 52 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:35 am

silicone is heavy I will try something else. Maybe just some furniture casters.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Geoff » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:20 am

Helinox Australia has had these ball feet in stock for some months now, they work quite well.
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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Bruce D » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:31 pm

Geoff wrote:Helinox Australia has had these ball feet in stock for some months now, they work quite well.
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They haven't been listed on their web site when I last checked

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Geoff » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:50 pm

No Bruce, they aren't on their website, but they do (or at least did) have them in stock.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby arcticmark » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:47 pm

These have worked well after a couple of trials in sand. 9 days on Fraser Island should test them out thoroughly. They are Wilson Orange Dilly Float from BCF; $2.99 each. http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Wilson-Orange-Dilly-Float.aspx?pid=109992#Recommendations Use a 19mm hole drill, drilled to the centre of the float. The feet will fit very firmly. Doesn't work with the older style splayed feet. Still fits in the supplied bag.
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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Paddle Dog 52 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:47 am

Hand balls didn't work for me they tear easy. I will try some mini-cell foam blocks with a hole drilled in and make it snug so if I lift the hair they stay on. Think I'll do 3"x3" cubes. Now I have to go play hand ball with them.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby GMess » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:24 am

arcticmark wrote:These have worked well after a couple of trials in sand. 9 days on Fraser Island should test them out thoroughly. They are Wilson Orange Dilly Float from BCF; $2.99 each. http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Wilson-Orange-Dilly-Float.aspx?pid=109992#Recommendations Use a 19mm hole drill, drilled to the centre of the float. The feet will fit very firmly. Doesn't work with the older style splayed feet. Still fits in the supplied bag.

I have been using the Helinox chair and table for trips on my BMW GS for a couple of years now and found them great. Worth the money even though there are cheaper copies around now I know these won't let me down.
The floats look a cheap and simple solution. Time to raid the fishing cupboard this weekend and knock some together.

I recently bought their camp bed through a group buy on the Adventure Rider motorcycle forum. Best night's sleep I have ever had camping. It is a bit longer packed than the chair and table but does fit into the boat fine.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Geoff » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:59 pm

Just a heads up to everyone. Helinox have come out with the solution to sinking feet, a tensioned fabric that fits under the chair.
https://www.helinox.com.au/ground-sheet-accessory.php
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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Geoff » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:43 am

Another great solution from Helinox, a down filled quilted liner for the Chair One and the new Chair Zero. The Zero is an awesome addition too, less than 500gms and still strong and comfortable.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby andrewa » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:23 pm

And now there's the Helinox Zero, at about 500g - possibly less relevant to kayaking, but great for backpacking.

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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Geoff » Fri May 26, 2017 5:41 am

I took a Helinox Zero chair, groundsheet and down liner with me on a recent sea kayaking expedition in Antarctica. The chair was simply superb and is highly recommended.
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Re: Helinox Lightweight Chair

Postby Geoff » Fri May 26, 2017 5:46 am

Oh, Antarctica wasn't too bad either :)
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