Helinox Sunset Camping Chair – Compact Lightweight & Comfortable

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Helinox Sunset Camping Chair is very light and compact to carry or to stow, it is easy to assemble and very comfortable with its high back. Top quality materials are used in its construction.

Helinox Sunset Camping Chair.
Helinox Sunset Camp Chair.


Key features & benefits

  • High back support.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Easy setup.

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What type of chair is this

The Sunset Chair is one of the collapsible chairs, and the meaning of this is that it needs assembly. You have two main parts – the frame and the sling. All tubes in the frame are shock-corded so assembly is easy, there is nothing to guess, and you can make it ready in seconds.

This also means that it packs to a very small size and it fits in its nice carry bag that is of the size 18.5 x 5.5 x 4.7 inches (47 x 14 x 12 cm). Note also that the carry bag doubles as a neck pillow.

The carry bag.
The carry bag.

You might want to know that this brand backs each of their chairs with a 5-year warranty. Such a statement is on their site, but I have not seen it on Amazon. This is unbelievable, and it shows how confident they are in their products. This is why I have several of them here in the site, those are quality products and it is a pleasure to present them to readers. See for example the Camp Chair, Chair One, Chair Zero, and Ground Chair, those are all from the same family and the same brand.

They also write that if you don’t love it, just send it back for a full refund.

The chair is with a high back section and this makes it very comfortable, a right tool for relaxing in the camp, see the picture below.

Back view. Observe the long sleeves where the poles fit, this is a durable structure.
Back view. Observe the long sleeves where the poles fit, this is a durable structure.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, the chair is designed to support the weight of up to 320 lb (145 kg). So this is quite moderate and normal for such chairs, you will see more in the comparison table below.

Weight-wise, the chair is what I would describe as very lightweight. The chair alone is 2.95 lb (1340 g) and with the carry bag 3.25 lb (1475 g). So it is not in my group of ultra-lightweight chairs for backpackers, but I have included it in the best collapsible camping chairs. It is indeed backpack-portable, and with a very good packed size.

Note that the seat is at around 14.2 inches (36 cm) above the ground. So this is exactly the same as in the Camp Chair from this brand. This may be too low for tall people, and perhaps also not the best option for elderly people. Note that the Kelty Linger high-back chair is with only slightly higher seat. A much higher seat is in this MARCHWAY high back chair.

Being a collapsible chair, it has no armrests. So if this is important for you, it is best to check in my list with folding chairs, they all have great armrests.


Materials & construction

For the frame, they use an advanced alloy TH72M from DAC. This is a material developed originally for high-end expedition tents, so you have a minimum weight with maximum strength. They also use a ‘Green Anodising’ process which is better for the environment and factory workers. The DAC is the leading manufacturer globally for such items.

You will see in the video how easy it is to set the frame up, all pieces are interconnected all the time. They also use a premium fabrics with very strong reinforcing panels and durable stitching.

In this video you can see this Sunset Chair and the Camp Chair by this brand. The latter is presented in detail in my separate text:

Accessories

They have an optional Ground Sheet which attaches to the feet and prevents sinking in sand or soft ground. It fits several of their chairs.

Helinox Ground Sheet.
Helinox Ground Sheet.

They also have the Helinox Headrest Air Pillow which fits this Sunset chair as well as Beach Chair and Chair Two.

Helinox Headrest Air Pillow - fits Chair 2, Sunset, Beach chairs.
Helinox Headrest Air Pillow – fits Chair 2, Sunset, Beach chairs.

But this is not all. They also have the Helinox Rocking Foot XL which fits this Sunset and the Camp Chair.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

Thumb up icon.

  • Very lightweight.
  • Good packed size.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Great back design.
  • Very reliable.
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  • Expensive.

The price & rating

The Amazon price at the moment of writing this text is around $150, so this is far from affordable. So if this is expensive for you, there are some budget-friendly options in the comparison table below. On the other hand, this is indeed a quality item with the best materials.

There are 113 customers’ reports on Amazon, and the average rating is incredibly high 4.7/5. This is rare to see. Below is my rating for several parameters:


Specifications

  • Weight: 2.95 lb (1340 g).
  • Packed weight: 3.25 lb (1475 g).
  • Capacity: 320 lb (145 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.8 x 27.6 x 38.6 in (58 x 70 x 98 cm).
  • Seat height: 14.2 in (36 cm).
  • Packed size: 18.5 x 5.5 x 4.7 in (47 x 14 x 12 cm).
  • Colors: 5.

Helinox Sunset Camp Chair vs Competitors

In the table below you can see how this Sunset Chair stands when compared with two other built in the same style, all are with a good back support. Obviously, all parameters are similar, but follow the links to check also the prices.


Weight,
lb (kg)

Dimensions
(W x D x H), in (cm)

Packed size,
in (cm)

Capacity,
lb (kg)

Frame

Helinox Sunset Chair 

3.25
(1.47)

22.8 x 27.6 x 38.6 (58 x 70 x 98)

18.5 x 5.5 x 4.7
(47 x 14 x 12)

320 (145)

aluminum

MARCHWAY Camp Chair

3.7
(1.68)

22.8 x 26 x 39.2 (58 x 66 x 100)

17 x 6.6 x 5.5
(43 x 17 x 14)

300 (136)

aluminum

Kelty Linger High Bck

3.37
(1.5)

21 x 27.5 x 39 (53 x 70 x 99)

20 x 6.5 x 4
(51 x 17 x 10)

300 (136)

aluminum


Final thoughts

Helinox Sunset Camping Chair is a top-notch item, very reliable and from a renown brand. You realize that these collapsible chairs look very similar, their materials look thin and fragile but there may be big differences in their durability. This perhaps the reason for the price of this chair, it is around three times more expensive than the MARCHWAY chair shown in the table above. I have included it in my list of high back camping chairs with headrest.

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If you need to see more, please check in the category Camping Chairs here in the site. Many great models are described in detail. Thank you for reading, please use the comment box below in the case of questions and comments. Have a nice day.


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