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Product Reviews | Helinox Camping Gear

Product Reviews | Helinox Camping Gear

When people think of camping gear. Certain brands often crop up because of their fashionable reputation. However in our experience sometimes motorhome payload issues kicks in… and they’re just too heavy. So here’s our review of the awesome uber lightweight Helinox Camping Gear.. Just perfect for those needing to pack light in a motorhome….

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Why pay more when you can get a cheaper one from any high street store these days…. A fair and valid question that we asked ourselves before contacting Helinox about their lightweight camping furniture… Why you ask? Well these guys have a unique position in the market, being both uber lightweight and of the highest quality possible. With a quality that sees them regularly head up serious mountains…. plus they have a lifetime guarantee too!

OTHERS ARE CHEAPER AND OFFER THE SAME FUNCTIONALITY, WHY NOT THEM?

Nothing could be further from the truth! But quality is important and normally this results in heavier camping furniture… As motorhome weight regulations now affect both over 70 and younger drivers, the need to fit a families kit under the 3500kg weight limit is increasingly important.
 
The 900g high quality mesh ‘Camping Chair’ squeezes into a 19.7x5x4.3 inch bag yet has enviable support that is lacking in other full size rivals. The matching mesh ‘Table One’ is 24 x16x16 inches (16x4x4 packed) and weights only 600g! So both for only 1.5kg, thats got to help your payload! Conveniently, both fit in a small micro rucksack too.. so you have a decent cuppa on the move!!! Do you have a favourite armchair? Do you sit in the same seats when you get in the car? I do!! So I reckon it’s sensible to get something that lasts… not just for the duration of a single holiday!

The aluminium poles and high quality plastic moulds exude precision, whilst the mesh chair fabric comfortably houses even the most sturdy of individuals.

DO THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH THE HIGH PRICE TAG?

Always a hard question that only you can answer…A chair that takes seconds to assemble, comfortably sits in my backpack and weighs less than a kg…. That’ll probably work for me! The ‘Table One’ lacks height but is perfect for coffee mugs (in it’s placeholders) and is surprisingly durable…  if you are looking for comfort either beside a campfire or above sand level on a beach… this might just fit your needs

Whilst the ‘Camping Chair’ is ideal for uneven ground, feels sturdy and well screwed together… but it is probably worth spending the extra on the ‘Camping Chair’ rather than it’s smaller brother the ‘Chair One’

Would we continue to add to our growing Helinox collection? Looking at payload moving forwards its going to continue to be an issue for those with out ‘grandfather driving rights’. We certainly do… So for peace of mind and durability, we’d have no issues in adding more Helinox kit….

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PLEASE NOTE:The products mentioned on our blog and social media are a mixture of both products that we have bought and PR samples. We will always give our 100% honest opinion and only work with products and brands that we feel are right for travelling families and may be of interest to those that follow our journey. If any posts are sponsored across our blog this will be clearly stated at the bottom. If you you are involved with something you think we or our readers would love to find out about email us at richard@lifeinourvan.com

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Richard

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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