User Review: Alite Monarch Chair
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69
Used this chair for a weekend of Boy Scout Training. It's very lightweight, which is a must for backpacking. It's also very comfortable and gives you that rocking chair feeling. Way better than sitting on a log or the ground!!!
- Packs down small
- Low to ground — hard to get out of at times, but worth the comfort.
- 2 legs (w/ rubber feet) dug into wet ground, but not too excessive.
- A little pricey.
The chair's legs are very strong. I dropped into it several times as I was sitting down into it, and yes it's an art to get into it, and it held up, and I'm about 220.
After I figured out the best way to get into it, it was a breeze. Getting out is the same way. I like that you can rock in it, and have very good back support. You are able to slide back in it if you were to roasting something over a fire, or you can totally drop down into it and get really comfortable.
Very nice chair, although a little pricey. Although I have found that you get what you pay for when it comes to lightweight backpacking gear.