Learn more about local pickup. Customer Review. REI Flexlite Air Backpacking Chair. Orange, CA. Survival Skillz. REI Flexlite chairs have a range of weight capacity. It really boils down to whether you feel the benefits outweigh the additional weight. REI Co-op. Learn more about the REI Co-Op Flexlite Air Chair Chair weight capacity: 250 lbs. Also, not to start a war or anything but the build quality seemed higher on the seams and contact points with the Helinox and looked like it would hold up. The chair is built very much like the Helinox Chair. Reuben (33) Make offer Ask. Orange, CA Map is approximate to keep the seller's location private. Joined May 24, 2016 Messages 277. REI Co-op. New (never used) Brand new, no lowballs. View on REI. Companion forum thread to: Lightweight Backpacking Chairs: REI Flexlite Air Chair vs. Helinox Chair Zero. REI Flexlite Air Chair. BPL Member. Today's Deals; Department. In this portable chair review, we go over the REI Flex Lite Chair. The REI Co-Op Flexlite Chair also comes in a rather well made case with a draw string on the top to tighten the case up. Eligible for Free Shipping. Deals. Camping Furniture; Camping Chairs; Cycling Equipment; See All 7 Departments. In this regard, the incredibly light Helinox Chair Zero and REI Flexlite Air above take the cake at just 1 pound each, albeit with significant compromises in comfort and durability. This is an expensive chair to be an unreliable throwaway. The four-leg design promises a stable seat that can hold up to 250lbs. This chair is ideal for providing support after a long day of hiking as it allows you to sit comfortably off the ground. Pick up locally. Share. Our review's current lightest chair is the REI Flexlite Air at 16 ounces, followed closely by the 17-ounce Chair Zero. REI provides no resources for parts or repair of this chair. Gear Deals • Gear Search. to your load. My chair broke. Make an offer to the item and pick up locally. @jamesdmarco. Report. https://www.backpacker.com/gear/gg-2019-rei-co-op-flexlite-air 1 of 2 Go to page. REI Flexlite Air Chair Top 50 in Camp Chairs Specs. Oleg Z. BPL Member. I have not carried the extra weight of a chair until now, opting for available logs, boulders, ground, and bear can (when carried) as a seat. Helinox Chair Zero vs. REI Flex-Lite. Go. However, the REI design is a little different and has the bottom support pole positioned 90 degrees different than the Helinox. The Flexlite's wobbly construction and lack of versatility left it falling short from coming away as our favorite car camping chair. The fabric is both stretchable and breathable which is extremely nice for those hot summer nights around a campfire. Not so with the Air, which is a fully-fledged beer-chugging camp chair. Dec 26, 2019 - The REI Co-op Flexlite Air is one chair even ounce-counting backpackers can lovefor just one extra pound, you get the luxury of sitting high and dry, out of the reach of poking pine needles. Flexlite Air Chair (141) 141 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Then we strapped each chair to a fully loaded pack to assess packability and took them out on hikes to decide if the bulk and weight are worth it for the comfort provided. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . Free Shipping by Amazon . P.S. As lighter and more packable chair designs supersede previous models on a near yearly basis, the latest and lightest chair to hit the market in the lightweight, somewhat contradictory to say ultralight chair market is the Flexlite Air from REI. I sat on both of them at REI and thought the Flex-Lite was a bit more comfortable. The Flexlite Air Chair weighs a very modest 12 ounces and packs down to a small footprint of 5 inches by 16 inches. Good video. REI Flexlite Air Chair (1lb) Flexlite Air Chair by REI.com. It’s our first choice. ENO Lounger DL Camping Chair This simple hack will keep you from sinking into the ground. The truth, though, is that the two chairs are virtually complete equals in the comfort department. The Flexlite Air Chair is REI’s answer to uncomfortable sit pads. However, after sampling a friend's Helinox Chair Zero on a weeklong backpack this summer, I decided to go for it and get one for myself. Other options such as the Flexlite ‘Low’ offer low weight, but usually for a trade-off such as being lower to the ground. Helinox. I have used this chair on several backpacking trips and I wanted to share my thoughts on this chair. Next Last. REI Co-op Flexlite Air Chair ($100) New to market in 2019, this aluminum-frame chair is sure to be a favorite with backpackers. Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair (43) 43 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. @oleskier. The REI flexlite chair pushed up on my thighs and constricted a bit due to a little higher angle but your experience may be different. chairs I now have - can you say obsessive compulsive? These are a couple of options I have used over the years. The REI Flexlite Air Chair features an ultra-lightweight collapsible frame, with a removable, canvas-like material that straps into the frame in seconds. The Flexlite Air Chair features an aluminum tent-like frame that sits 11” above the ground. Some think the comfort is worth it, others don't. The purpose of this article is to review the Helinox Chair Zero to the REI Flexlite Air Chair and see if there are any meaningful differences. May 24, 2019 at 10:49 am #3594369. Yes, seat to back angle is … REI Flexlite Air Chair. This chair offers the same comfort that you’d find in other lightweight folding chairs at a slightly lower price . On the lower end, holding up to 250 pounds, is the Flexlite Air. Save. Chair weight capacity: 250 lbs. Overall, REI Flexlite Air Chair is a nice, comfortable for me (5’7″, 147 lb., male) and light chair for backpacking, if not leaning aside – be careful when seating. I have one of these chairs with a broken joint. The lightweight design and mesh back panel of the REI Flexlite make it an excellent choice for hot weather camping, though we found some of its competitors to have stronger performances in other vital metrics. Home › Forums › Gear Forums › Gear (General) › REI Flexlite Air Chair. And in the same weight category, the Helinox Swivel Chair below is quite a bit pricier at $150 (nearly double the Camp Boss) but swivels and has a more stable feel. Avg. Anyone used both and what was your preference? Weapons; Gear; Outdoors; Bushcraft; Off Grid; Search. Features Sets up easily using an aluminum frame that's similar to the frame on a lightweight tent; 4-leg design provides stabilit . REI FLEXLITE Air Chair NEW Color: Copper Spice. 9. Just a quick gear hack on my REI Flexlite Chair. REI • ZPacks • Hyperlite • Patagonia • Arc'teryx • RBTR • Drop • Backcountry • Feathered Friends • CampSaver • Gaia • Mountain Hardwear. The REI Co-op Flexlite Air has truly earned its spot among the best backpacking camp chairs on the market. Best Backpacking Chairs Best Overall: REI Flexlite Air Chair ($100) At only a pound, this camp chair from REI offers the perfect balance of comfort, stability, and price. Mar 25, 2017 #1 A. AustinL911 Senior Member. If you're nowhere close to 250 pounds, the weight capacity is a number to ignore. James Marco. Enjoy a comfy sit with no fear!! Size and Weight. It uses the same DAC Aluminum poles for assembly of the chair. Weight: 1lb (0.45kg) Weighing just 1lb, the REI Co-op Flexlite Air Chair is a super lightweight backpacking chair that even the lightest packers can add to their backpack. REI wouldn't help with the part or repair. The Flexlite Air is the smallest, lightest, newest addition to the REI camping chair range. And it’s good finally to see a competition between ultra light chairs, I was waiting for that. Its comfort and durability put it not far behind our two favorite camping chairs of similar size, the Helinox Chair One and Chair Zero.Made almost entirely of fine mesh, this chair is breathable yet sturdy, and weighs less than all the other contenders in this review, save the extremely light Chair Zero. Gear Hack: REI Flexlite Chair. PROS: Comfortable, back support off the floor, lightweight, streamlined ; CONS: Expensive, a little heavy/bulky, requires a moment or 2 to place up/pack off; BOTTOM LINE: The REI Flexlite Air Chair is quite like Helinox’s Chair Zero, which we favor because of its minor rise in … The Flexlite Air and the Helinox Zero Chair are both great options and only add 16oz. I weigh 157 lbs, and it was not being misused when it broke. It weighs just 1lb (453g) and packs down into a small stuff sack, which can easily fit in the water bottle side pocket of a backpack. Locale: Finger Lakes. REI FLEXLITE Air Chair NEW Color: Muted Sage. Flexlite Norwell Macro and Flexlite Camp Boss accommodate up to 300 pounds. I just received my REI Flex-Lite camping chair and decided to do a review of the FOUR! Thread starter AustinL911; Start date Mar 25, 2017; 1; 2; Next. $99.95. Local pickup (981 miles away) Posted 1 month ago in Sports & outdoors. $99.95. That brings us to the deciding factors: cost and weight. ULTRALIGHT & COMPACT BACKPACKING CHAIR AT A Fantastic PRICE; WEIGHT: 1 pound. 6’4 230lbs here. The aim of this text is to assessment the Helinox Chair Zero to the REI Flexlite Air Chair and see if there are any significant variations.The Helinox. It folds up to 5” x 16” and unfolds to 19” x 22” x 22”. Prices could be less… Mar 10, 2019 at 3:19 am #3582675. 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