The Helinox Beach Chair Review

The Helinox Beach Chair is a fully collapsible, lightweight, and compact chair. It is durably constructed with a splayed leg to reduce sinking and a high back for comfort. 

The splayed leg works really well in the sand or soft ground. The high back offers a headrest so you can comfortably sit and lounge by the beach. 

Everything you need to set up this chair is inside a customized stuff sack which can double as a pillow or neck support. Weighing only 3 lbs, 4 oz, this chair can carry up to 320 lbs without failing.  

The Helinox Beach chair is not only great to bring at the beach but as well as to other places where you don’t want to stand all day like at a music festival and outdoor cinemas. 

If you’re the type of person who enjoys spending time at the beach, lake, or simply on your deck, we think this chair is something you will surely love. 

Key Features  

Design and Comfort 

The Helinox Beach Chair is a fully collapsible chair designed with a single shock-corded frame. It doesn’t need any tools for assembling because the poles are the same as the technology of tent poles. 

The Beach Chair is raised 11-inches off the ground and the backrest is about 31.5-inches high. With these specifications, you can relax by leaning your head back and have your feet in the water if you’re on the beach. 

The sling is constructed with breathable mesh on the back and sides, and the rest is made of durable 600D woven polyester. This combination of fabric materials will surely provide good ventilation in hot weather. 

Adding to the comfort is the stuff sack that you can turn into a neck pillow. It has a Velcro strap, so you can stick it to the backrest of the chair. 

The stuff sack has a flap to cover the Velcro so it won’t stick to other things when not in use. These small details may just be simple but they are really well-thought features that are very handy especially when you’re just out for a lazy day at the beach. 

Each leg is splayed or curved to prevent it from easily sinking into the sand. You will also notice that the feet are capped so you can use it indoors without scratching the tiles of the floor.  

Packability 

Another thing we truly like about this chair is it packs down small due to its innovative pole design and lightweight. It has a packed size of 18.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 inches making it easy to stash anywhere, where most normal camp chairs wouldn’t fit. 

This compact size can actually fit into your beach tote so you can always carry it while looking for the perfect spot at the beach to relax. The Chair’s stuff sack is designed with a side zipper instead, making it super easy to get the chair in and out of the bag.   

Durability 

Touching the materials of the chair, you will definitely feel that they are of high-quality. The Helinox Beach chair use of DAC aluminum poles only means that it has a strong built and can last for years. 

All the seams holding this chair together are double stitched. Every juncture and pressure points are also backed up with extra stitching. 

There is an extra layer of fabric that protects the edges and the corners for pole insertion are padded. The Beach Chair can take up to 320 lbs. of weight without wobbling or breaking. 

Compared to a cheaper camp chair, the Beach Chair still looks great and sturdy after several uses. We don’t have any qualms about its quality because Helinox really does make first-class quality products. 

Ease of Setup 

You have nothing to guess when setting up the Beach Chair. As we said, the poles are connected to each other and you practically have everything you need inside the stuff sack. 

It will only take a few seconds to make this chair stand. To set it up, assemble the pole segment first, and make sure that each leg is fully seeded.   

Next, grab the sling and put the longest arms into the pockets of the backrest. Standing behind the chair will give you more leverage to stretch the pockets to the front arms.  

If you want a pillow, get the stuff sack and put some clothes or towels on it. Remove the flap cover of the stuff sack’s Velcro and stick it to the backrest.  

If ever you get lost assembling the chair, you will find the full instructions on the base of the seat. This chair has a dimension of 31.5 x 23 x 28 inches when assembled. 

When it’s time to pack up, do everything in reverse and store everything back to the stuff sack for safekeeping. 

Benefits of the Product 

Lightweight and packs down small, you can bring this anywhere without adding too much weight and consuming space in your luggage. 

With mesh side and back panels promoting breathability. This kind of structure also aids in the drying time after a wet body sits on it, which is definitely a plus for beachgoers. 

Provides a good balance of comfort and support to the body. The tall back is enough to fully support your back and head which will give you the total relaxing feeling. 

Sturdy construction, the use of DAC aluminum poles which is the same technology used for tents means this material is really durable and can withstand harsh conditions. 

The splayed legs are brilliant, it does not make the chair quickly sink into the sand which is why you can sit near the shore allowing you to soak your feet in the water. Also, it doesn’t feel like the chair will tip over when you get out of the chair. 

Convertible stuff sack, adds to the comfort level once you make it as a neck support. You can attach it via a Velcro in the backrest and adjust it according to the height that is comfortable to you. 

Quick and easy setup, you don’t have to be an expert to do this. Although at first there may be a bit of a learning curve. But once you get used to it, set up would only take less than a minute. 

A versatile chair, this chair is not only made for the beach but for other activities as well. You can definitely bring it to the park if you don’t want to sit on the ground. 

The price may be a little expensive but there’s no doubt that the Helinox Beach Chair is superior in durability, comfort, and portability. It is far beyond better than other cheaper chairs. 

An impressive 5-year warranty because Helinox is confident about the quality of their products.

You can contact them anytime to know more about this coverage. They offer repairs and exchange of products if you receive a defective one. 

Quick Specs

Helinox Beach Chair

Weight    3lb 4oz

Materials    Polyester Mesh

Frame    Strong DAC Aluminum Poles and Nylon Hubs

Open Dimensions    31.5 x 23 x 28 

Closed Dimensions    18.5 x 5.5 x 4.5

Load Capacity    320 pounds

Extra's    Splayed Legs and High Back

Warranty    5 Years

Height from Ground to Seat    6.7 inches

Pros. 

  • Lightweight and compact
  • The stuff sack can turn into a pillow
  • Guaranteed sturdy
  • Fully support the back and the head
  • Breathable and dries quickly when wet

Cons. 

  • Doesn’t have extra pockets or cup holders
  • Require a bit of effort to get out of the chair making it not the best option for elderly users or someone with back problems

 

Questions and Answers 

Q: Does the Helinox Beach Chair corrode after several uses at the beach? 

A: The structure of this chair is made of aluminum DAC poles which are rust-resistant. The Helinox Beach Chair is built to last and resist these kinds of culprits.  

So, it will not corrode even after several uses. Also, to enhance its longevity, proper care and handling is a must. 

Q: How stable is the Helinox Beach Chair on the ground especially on the sand? 

A: The Helinox Beach Chair’s legs are wider. It is purposely made as such to have good stability on the sand. 

The splayed or curved leg design of this chair makes it not quickly sink in soft sand and doesn’t sink at all in the firmer sand that is closer to the water.  

You can definitely sit on this chair at the sandbar where you can enjoy the relaxing view of the beach. 

Tips You Can Take Away 

  1. Since this is technically a beach chair and we presume it is where you’re going to use this chair most of the time, make sure you dry and clean them before keeping to prevent mold build-up.
  2. When assembling the chair, position yourself at the back to get a good stretch of the pockets when inserting it to the front arms.

Conclusion 

With the Helinox Beach Chair lightweight and compact size, you can easily transport it on a motorcycle, in a kayak, or carry it out to the sandbar.

The best feature of this chair is its tall backrest and wide legs which will allow you to comfortably sit on the sand without sinking quickly. 

The combination of maximum strength and minimum weight really makes this chair a great option for the outdoor adventurer. Although the price is a bit expensive, we don’t have any complaints about the quality of its performance. 

It is not a perfect chair and there may be some room for improvements, like maybe putting pockets and cup holders. Setting these simple issues aside, we think that the Helinox Beach Chair is a great buy if you want to invest in quality.

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If you have any more questions about the Helinox Beach Chair, I’d love to hear them and I’ll be more than happy to answer them in the comments section below.

For more choices and an amazing range of quality chairs for your next outdoor adventure be sure to check out my Best Camping chairs for a good comparison that will help with your purchasing decision.

Remember! Leave it cleaner than you found it, only footprints not rubbish.

Shane.

 

 

 

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