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Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and very portable! Perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities! I absolutely love this chair! Lightweight and easy to bring along on backpacking trips. It made my recent overnight trip in WV so much more enjoyable. You can set the chair up just as quickly as you can tear it apart making it perfect for shorter rest stops or hanging out around the campfire. Weighs less than 2lbs...carrying the extra weight was worth it! I highly recommend getting one! Full review

Monarch Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars I take it on every trip! No more wet butt. I love this chair! I take it on every trip with me, even when the family heads off to the park for an afternoon.  It's quick to set up with color coding on the pole assembly to help make it super easy. It's really light and compact so there is always a place for it in your pack, which I can't say about the Crazy Creek style chairs. Sitting in the Monarch takes some getting used to because you have to lean back some, trust the chair, and find the sweet… Full review

Monarch Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars I will never again have to search for that perfect backcountry site with a good log to sit on now that I have this chair! I am no ultra light hiker by any means. So when it comes to comfort or weight, I go with comfort almost every time. This chair is always in my pack now. It is lightweight and packs up good. It takes a little getting use to getting in and out of. With two legs it can be a little unstable if you're not used to it.   The first time I carried this on a trip with me (Savage Gulf,… Full review

Mayfly Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Super comfortable lightweight chair, durability could use some work. First off, I love this chair. My boyfriend and I have them for the more luxurious backpacking trips we go on where we are only packing in for a few days and aren't SUPER concerned about weight. They are by far the most comfortable lightweight chair I have ever sat in and put the fold up foam camp chairs to shame! Also doesn't weigh much more than one of the kits you can use with your sleeping pad (a little over a pound) though… Full review

Mayfly Chair

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Original (resolved by contacting Alite who sent a new frame): I really want to love these chairs, but they will fail on you very early on. ** UPDATE 3/17/14: Back from Big Bend. The chair did not fail, that's the good news. However it still remained wobbly on pretty much every initial sit down, requiring me to shift the seat's feet and my body weight around to stabilize it. This is the action that cause it to fail originally, although it did not fail with the new frame. The other item is that for… Full review

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