Gear Review: Helinox Chair One

Take a seat wherever you go with this compact seat from Big Agnes.

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Good things do indeed come in small packages: At less than two pounds and with the packed size of a bread loaf, this tough chair is compact enough to toss in the smallest road-tripping vehicle— or even your pack—and nearly as luxurious as a full-size model.

Even larger testers reclined in low-riding comfort, praising its butt-cradling shape. Snap the aluminum poles together, slip on the fabric-and-mesh cover, and the chair is, as one tester proclaimed, “campfire-ready.” Only gripe? No armrests or cupholders. $90; 1 lb. 14 oz.;

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