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Helinox Chair One
« on: 24 September, 2015, 02:48:00 pm »
Just spotted this.

Is this the one that folk have bought and rave about?   

Kim

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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #1 on: 24 September, 2015, 02:49:36 pm »
Yes, but you'd be better off getting one of the cheap clones, seeing as they're almost identical.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #2 on: 24 September, 2015, 02:50:13 pm »
But, can the cheap clones stand my bulk?

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #3 on: 24 September, 2015, 02:55:05 pm »
Blimey.  Just found them even cheaper.   Didn't these chairs used to cost about £90?

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #4 on: 24 September, 2015, 03:01:02 pm »
All the clone ones which are about £30 state a limit which is a bit close for me but would easily accommodate mllePB.   Guess that I'll have to have the expensive one then.   :D

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #5 on: 24 September, 2015, 03:27:47 pm »
The main problem with them is the legs sinking into the grass when it's on the soft side, and the feet being left behind when you pull them out. Either rely on noticing and retrieving the lost feet, of think about taking some castor cups.

Yes, they used to be around £85-£90.

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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #6 on: 24 September, 2015, 04:14:43 pm »
The clones, or some of them at least, avoid that problem by resting on horizontal bars rather than legs.
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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #7 on: 24 September, 2015, 05:54:55 pm »
They now do a swivel Helinox but is a tad spendy.
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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #8 on: 25 September, 2015, 09:12:30 am »
Is that for the out-of-the-office moments? :D
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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #9 on: 25 September, 2015, 01:03:11 pm »
They now do a swivel Helinox but is a tad spendy.
Bigger packing (42x14x14 vs 35x10x12cm), heavier (1250 vs 850g), not as strong (120 vs 145kg).
I think I'll give it a miss.

I notice that Helinox are now offering ball feet for soft ground, that apparently go on over the existing feet (OOS/NYA, $30)

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #10 on: 12 October, 2015, 11:09:01 am »
Still looking just in case anybkdy has one gathering dust ...

Re: Helinox Chair One - replacement feet!
« Reply #11 on: 09 October, 2019, 06:53:41 pm »
This has been a long and fruitless search as the originals seem to be completely unavailable, but ...

these fit perfectly. 

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2019, 07:28:57 pm »
I have one of those on one of mine. I use a trekology sand/mud ground sheet that stops them sinking, but it doesn't seem to be available now. Helinox make their own one, but it's more expensive.
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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #13 on: 09 October, 2019, 08:07:20 pm »
We have two Chair Ones and each now has a genuine Helinox groundsheet.  Mine lost a foot which started my search but also prompted buying the 'groundsheets'.  I have replaced the full set of feet on mine so I have three original Helinox feet in used condition up for grabs.  I have two further packs of feet: one for mllePB's chair and one for future spares.

I also have a number of reject 'feet' which have all been larger than advertised and one set are absolutely massive.

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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #14 on: 09 October, 2019, 11:48:02 pm »
Yes please. Will DM you.

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #15 on: 10 October, 2019, 09:23:07 am »
YHPM.

A yard is now in the post.

Best wishes,

PB.

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #16 on: 10 October, 2019, 08:41:46 pm »
 ;D
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mmmmartin

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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #17 on: 28 August, 2020, 05:03:09 pm »
https://www.trespass.com/perch-lightweight-folding-chair#color_code=Olive

£50 reduced to £15, just chanced upon this thread, thought someone might like to splash out.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #18 on: 17 February, 2021, 06:40:54 pm »
Just had a 'back in stock' email. Still expensive!
https://www.tauntonleisure.com/helinox
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Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #19 on: 27 April, 2021, 11:01:23 am »
Lighter than the steel versions at a stated 1kg
anyone tried one of these from Lomo

https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Highlander-Ayr-Lightweight-Folding-Chair.html#SID=50

Re: Helinox Chair One
« Reply #20 on: 30 April, 2021, 02:06:06 pm »
I was looking at the tall version - quite fancy trying one, but their shop isn't oened up yet, so I'll hold on for now, and forgot to ask to see one when I was there last week to click and collect the wife's new swimming gloves.