Rated4out of5byTXN-N-MTfromAlmost Great ChairI used this chair on a three day camping trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness and at a 4 hour open air concert. The chair is light, packs well, is sturdy (I'm 6'2" 190#), has vents to keep your back from getting sweaty, is comfortable and easy to set up in the dark.
The frame doesn't fold and pack in the bag easily, but it all fits -eventually. The chair is low to the ground which is nice, but only in clear areas without tall grass/weeds. I don't have a problem laying the chair over when I'm not in it, but this might bother some people.
Overall, I'd recommend this chair and plan to buy two more for my kids in the near future.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated5out of5bySharon the bear watcherfromBest chair ever!I have been backpacking on and off for over 30 years and finally I can sit and relax without trying to find a comfortable place on the ground. This gives me great back support that feels so good after carrying a pack.It is easy, quick and light. My husband has one too. We are finally backpacking in luxury. We will take it everywhere with us!
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated5out of5byCleaverfromGreat ChairI have two forms of arthritis and was unsure when looking for a low chair what would work that I could get in and out of and this one is great, I love it and use it often. It is very sturdy, lightweight and compact and works great for me.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated5out of5byRed SoxfromI would by this product againThis product is perfect for a lighweight, backpacking trip.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated5out of5byocmisterkfromComfy lightweight chair!This is the 4th of these chairs in my immediate family. The latest was a gift for one of my sons. They are great for any type of use. I use mine frequently for baseball games and practices. It fits in my schoolbag right next to papers that need grading. The kids love them for gaming chairs in the rec room.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated4out of5byhiker Suefromnifty little chairEasy to set up, small and compact and really pretty comfortable. It might be too heavy to take to the Grand Canyon though but I am sure I will find many other opportunities to use it. Looks to be perfect kayak camping.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated4out of5byTrail PrincessfromAttracts nosey neighborsI've used this chair numerous times and places (in sand, on rock, in water, etc). It's comfortable to sit in and lean back in. I sometimes splurge on the pack wight to take it if I'm going to be in one camp for a while. It doesn't weigh much or take up much room so it's worth it. It's built well, sturdy, and can be assembled quickly. It can be a little tricky to get in and out of and takes some balance (especially if the feet sink into the ground). I recently did an 18 mile technical hike in the Grand Canyon. When I went to sit in it the next morning my legs were a little sore and I fell over backwards twice. Good thing it sits pretty low to the ground. I considered getting a competitor's chair instead because it had 4 legs but it was bigger, heavier, and seemed flimsier. I've been happy with the purchase of the Alite chair and got two more for friends. The chair has also been the cause of several conversations with random people who are curious about it. So if you have balance issues or don't like strangers coming up to talk to you then go with a different one.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated5out of5byBlackSunfromBomber Comfort and LuxuryWhile casting about the store to find a way to use up the last of the meager limits of my debit card, I noticed this...
First, the con. This chair will induce jealousy in backpacking companions. That's how I came to need one; I'd seen it on another trip.
There's really no substitute for sitting above the ground, and when you can do it in something this light, sturdy and compact - it's ON. And as any teenager can tell you, a chair that is designed to rock back is a true work of art. Tip back, lace your fingers behind your head and close your eyes.
Date published: 2013-04-24
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