Helinox Chair Zero Highback

Helinox Chair Zero Highback.

The Helinox Chair Zero Highback is ultralight and very compact, easy to use and backpack portable, and with a 5-year warranty. 


Key features & benefits

  • Collapsible chair.
  • Ultralight.
  • Compact.
  • Headrest.
  • Quality frame.
  • 5 Years warranty.

What this is about

The Helinox Chair Zero Highback is a new chair in their series. You must have heard about the famous Helinox Chair Zero which is among the lightest on the market but a smaller chair.

So here in this Highback variant you again have an ultralight chair but it is with a high backrest and it offers a headrest shown below. This is why I have included it in my list of best chairs with a headrest.

High back with a headrest.
High back with a headrest.

The chair is collapsible and this means it needs a simple assembly, but this just implies attaching the fabric on the frame. When not in use, you store it in its included carry bag shown below. Its packed size is only (L x D) 16 x 5 inches (41 x 13 cm).

Carry bag is included.
Carry bag is included.
Materials & construction

You have an ergonomic shape here and the chair is supported with a DAC aluminum alloy frame which is lightweight yet strong. DAC is the leading manufacturer of the tent poles, so the same technology is used here.

The tubes are shock corded, and they are connected to two hub elements, one is shown below. This means the elements are pre-attached to each other and you have nothing to guess, you can have the frame ready in seconds.

Shock-corded hubbed frame.
Shock-corded hubbed frame.

They build it in two different colors, and the fabric is a ripstop polyester. There are two openings on the back, so you have ventilation here.

Note that the feet are narrow and with some caps. They have their Helinox Chair Groundsheet (not included), which you can attach to the feet and this prevents sinking in a soft ground. You can see it in my separate text.

Warranty

This chair comes with a manufacturer’s 5-year warranty. This is truly amazing and with this they show confidence in their product.


Who is it for

Regarding the capacity, the chair is officially for users of up to 265 pounds (120 kg). This is a bit modest but no doubt it will work for most of potential users. I find it impressive for such a light chair.

Regarding the dimensions, it measures 20.5 x 21.5 x 32.5 inches (52 x 55 x 83 cm) so you have enough width and height. Note that the seat is quite low, you have 8.5 inches (22 cm) clearance.

Very high backrest.
Very high backrest.

Regarding the weight, it can be described as ultralight with its 1 lb 8 oz (680 g). You have already seen its great packed dimensions, so the chair is backpack-portable.

Though they describe it as a camping chair, but with such features it can be used anywhere. This is why I have included it in my list of ultralight backpacking chairs.

Regarding the price, it may look steep, but this is a high quality product and it comes with a great warranty that is without a match on the market. There is a link below so you can check from your side.


Specifications

  • Weight: 1 lb 8 oz (680 g).
  • Capacity: 265 lb (120 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 21.5 x 19.5 x 32.5 in (54.5 x 49 x 83 cm).
  • Folded dimensions (L x D): 16 x 5 in (41 x 13 cm).
  • Seat height: 8.5 in (22 cm).
  • Frame: DAC aluminum.

Helinox Chair Zero Highback vs Helinox Chair Zero

If you follow the link to my text about the Helinox Chair Zero you will realize the following:

  • The Helinox Chair Zero with its 18 oz (510 g) of weight is a bit lighter than the Helinox Chair Zero Highback.
  • The Helinox Chair Zero is also a bit more compact with its packed size of (L x D) 13.8 x 3.9 inches (35 x 10 cm).
  • Both chairs are with the same weight capacity.
  • However, the Helinox Chair Zero Highback offers a high backrest and headrest, and this makes it more comfortable. The question is if you want to carry 170 grams of weight more for this comfort.

What is the difference between Helinox Chair One and Zero Highback?

As of the moment of writing this text, there is no highback version of the Helinox Chair One. So the Chair One is with a medium high backrest.

On the other hand Chair One is also heavier, and its seat is higher. But the packed size of the Helinox Chair One is better, and its capacity is better, 320 lb (145 kg).


Are Helinox chairs worth it?

Helinox chairs are very expensive, but they all come with an incredible warranty. They are durable, stable, and built from the highest quality materials. 


Where is Helinox made?

Helinox is a Korean brand, a spin-off of DAC Poles. They build the frames of their chairs in Korea and fabric in Vietnam.


Rating, pros & cons

Below is summarized my rating against a standard set of criteria used for all the chairs here in the site. You can rate it from your side, there is a rating bar for this.

Very compact and ultralight backpacking chair
Helinox Chair Zero Highback.

Product Name: Helinox Chair Zero Highback

Product Description: The Helinox Chair Zero Highback Is Ultralight and Very Compact, with a Quality DAC Frame, Easy to Use, Backpack Portable, and with a 5-Year Warranty.

Brand: Helinox

SKU: 202034

  • Weight - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Dimensions - 7.4/10
    7.4/10
  • Packed size - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
8.7/10

Summary

The overall rating of this chair is well-deserved Very Good.

Pros

  • Incredibly light.
  • Very compact.
  • Easy to use.
  • Reliable.
  • Carry bag included.

Cons

  • A bit modest capacity.
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User Review
4.25/10 (13 votes)

Final thoughts

In conclusion, this Helinox Chair Zero Highback is a high-quality product from a globally known outdoor brand. It is incredibly light and very compact, and this makes it very versatile.

It is perfect for camping, backpacking, and much more. Fully recommended. I have included it in my list of Helinox backpacking chairs.

Best places to buy:

REI

Helinox

Moosejaw

For more options, please check under the category Camping Chairs. In particular have a look at their Helinox Sunset Camping Chair if you need something with a higher seat.

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