User Review: Alite Monarch Chair
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59 at rei
Your wilderness Lazyboy recliner and a must have luxury item.
- takes some practice using
- you can't sleep in it
If a person wants to carry a Thermarest pad and use that company's chair kit it's fine--it is a fine combo. However in going ultra light I gave up that heavier pad so I had nothing for my campchair either until I found this butterfly chair.
Now it doesn't matter if I'm going for one night or 8 nights, this chair is the one luxury item I refuse to leave behind. I think of it as my Lazyboy recliner for the wilderness. After a hard day of hiking I like to be able to sit comfortably and on a log or on the ground doesn't do it for this 60-year-old body.
So this chair at 18 ounces is worth the weight. I get into it and proceed to cook and eat from it. Great back support and if you lose your balance for some reason you're close enough to the ground you're not going to get hurt.
The only drawback is being balanced you have a hard time staying upright if you fall asleep in it.