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Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars This was quickly coined the "stupid chair" after I excitedly showed my dad my cool, new chair and he responded: "That's stupid." Here are all of the reasons it's not... First of all, these chairs are a lot of fun. I don't think you can buy one without a sense of humor. It's pretty interesting to watch people try to sit down in them. Once you figure out how (hold the chair up to your butt as you sit down instead of trying to balance it on the ground), you begin to see the practicality of it. The… Full review

Mayfly Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Extremely compact chair. Easy to set up and break down. I now have two of these chairs. I picked up a "broken" one from REI at first for my daughter, figuring it was an easy fix. After fixing the chair, we both like it very much. It is a snap to set up and just as easy to take down.  The small/compact nature of this chair make it easy to take anywhere. The only issue I can see with it, being as it sits so low to the ground, is having a difficult time first sitting in it.  I've found my technique… Full review

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

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