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Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 Review

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 camp chair
Price:   $54 List | $47.30 at Amazon
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Pros:  Light, stable, versatile, rolls up quickly and compactly, can improvise a sleeping pad
Cons:  Cramped for bigger folks, not as cushy as many chairs
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Manufacturer:   Crazy Creek

Our Verdict

The Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 is about 30 percent lighter than the Crazy Creek Original. It also collapses much smaller, it is a little less comfortable, and a little more expensive than the Original. We lean toward either getting the Crazy Creek Original for the value and durability or stepping up to the Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger. The PowerLounger is 30 percent heavier and not as compact, but it is also much more comfortable and can double as a sleeping pad for backpacking or naps at the park. That said, if having a chair that is light and compact is your top priority, then the Hex 2.0 may be the way to go.

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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results

Review by:
Chris McNamara
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Last Updated:
March 25, 2012



This is close to the lightest and most compact camp chairs we tested. Only the Alite Monarch Butterfly was lighter and more compact. While the Monarch chair is more comfortable and cool, it is much less stable, not as versatile, and takes time to set up and collapse. The Hex 2.0 collapses in about 10 seconds and will fit in most small backpacks.

In a pinch it can be used as a sleeping pad. However, it is pretty short and will only insulate your torso. It's best used in conjunction with a bigger sleeping pad or just for taking naps at the park.


Is not quite as comfortable as the Crazy Creek Original. It feels like it has a little less support and pinches in on the sides a little more. It's not uncomfortable, but compared to the PowerLounger or Therm-a-rest Trekker, its in a different category or comfort. For most people, if you are not obsessed on weight, we would recommend the Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 LongBack or PowerLounger.

Other Versions

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger camp chair
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger
  • Editors' Choice Award Winner!
  • Extra width, extra tall back, and extra fold out for your legs
  • The most comfortable and deluxe floor seat
  • $73

Crazy Creek Original Camp Chair
Crazy Creek Original
  • Best Buy Award Winner!
  • Time-tested chair that started it all
  • Durable and long lasting comfort
  • $48.50

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 LongBack
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 LongBack
  • Extra width and back height
  • More comfortable than the Original
  • Well built and durable
  • $62
Chris McNamara

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