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    REI Flex Lite Chair

    Carry comfort along on your next backpacking trip with the REI Flex Lite chair. See details

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    Item # 829239

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    Carry comfort along on your next backpacking trip with the REI Flex Lite chair.

    • Chair sets up quickly and easily using a DAC aluminum frame similar to the design found in many lightweight tents; features a stable 4-leg design
    • Center seat panels use nylon mono mesh that dries quickly and allows water to drain
    • Fabric seat provides support
    • REI Flex Lite chair packs up into the included stuff sack for easy storage and transportation


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    REI Flex Lite Chair Specs
    Best use
    25.5 x 20 x 20 (H x W x D) inches
    4 x 14 inches
    13 inches
    250 pounds
    Ripstop nylon
    1 lb. 12 oz.
    Unfolded dimensions
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    REI Flex Lite Chair is rated 4.4585 out of 5 by 229.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Swallowed hard on the purchase price and pulled the trigger prior to a couple of weeks of solo backcountry motorcycle exploring in Central Colorado. I needed a very compact, lightweight chair with full back support to get me up off of the ground and away from all of the large ants that inhabit that part of the backcountry. Very, very compact and light. Sets up and takes down in a matter of a minute or so. The frame is shock-corded aluminum sections attached to a plastic hub just like quality tent pole sections. Idiot proof. Dried very quickly when mine was caught in a couple of afternoon downpours. I am 210 lbs and athletic build. It held me without worries, although it would flex when I shifted positions. Not a chair to get crazy rough with, deadweight plop down on or use as a step stool... Arm rests would have been nice, but it wouldn't weigh just under 2 lbs and pack up a little over 1 foot in length. No cup holders, but it is only about a foot off of the ground. If those features are crucial for you and you can handle the 5.3 lbs, 22" folded size and more than double the price, get a Kermit chair. I liked it well enough to pay full price...and I rarely pay full price for anything. Came home and ordered a second one for my wife using a coupon code from a summer sale...super sweet! No more sitting on the ground in the back country when size/weight is a major consideration. I am very pleased. Hope this helps my fellow explorers...
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 out of 6 motorcyclists recommend! I used to use the Monarch Alite which I really liked, but when I saw REI brought this chair into the US, I snapped it up (use the member discount). It weighs just a bit more, but the comfort of four legs is worth it. It rolls up small enough to fit easily into a pannier or duffel, and well worth the luxury at the end of a long day of riding. Keep it away from sparks as mine already has a burn mark, but it does not weaken the fabric. On a recent camping trip, 5 out of 6 of us had the same chair (the 6th hadn't yet seen one!), and we were on a variety of bikes from a 350 to a 1200.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I was looking for a very compact, very lightweight chair to bring camping as only bring what I can fit into my backpack. I looked at the Monarch chairs but was pretty sure that using one would result in an injury trying to balance on that. ;-) The REI chair is great - it goes together literally in a snap. It is small, however. I'm 5'2" and 120 lbs so it fits me just fine and is quite comfy. My brother is 5'8" and 180 and although he looked like a gorilla in a baby carriage he thought it was very comfortable. I haven't gotten to test it for a full camping season, so I may be back to update my review.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Backpack Chair Available I've tried a number of chair, stool and seat options. IMO, this is the best one available. It's more comfortable then a stool or seat, almost as light as one, super simple to assemble and folds up very conveniently. If you are cutting out logos from your base layer and sawing your toothbrush in half, then you probably aren't looking at chairs to begin with. For the rest of us that like added comfort, look no further. Half the people that I've camped with have been jealous enough of this chair they went out and bought their own immediately after they returned from our trip. Bottom line REI knows how to make excellent equipment. If you can get past the price tag and can afford the extra weight, you won't be sorry.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best buy of the year! So, I bought this for a recent backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon - about 32 miles over 4 days. Adding the 28 ounces to my pack took me up from 25 to 27 lbs total pack weight. Totally worth it! I love to sit around camp morning or afternoon and read a bit, and this chair let me do that for a couple of hours at a time comfortably! If you want the most comfortable camp chair around for under 2 lbs of pack weight, this is it! Best thing I added to my pack in recent years.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chair! I was debating getting the Alite Butterfly chair - buy with only 2 feet I wasn't keen on having to hold myself up all the time. This chair is basically the same thing, but with four feet and half the cost. It's comfortable, lightweight, and easy to put together. What more can you ask for?
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Take it to the track! Since we fly out to a variety of events, we needed chairs that would fit into checked baggage, and every time we bring these chairs out, people are always curious about them. The pull tabs are a great improvement, though the side-zip stuff sack on the comparable Alite Mantis chair is superior to the drawstring sack provided by REI. On steeply banked slopes where the fixed seating angle is a disadvantage, we don't slot the chair legs in, which allows us to use our own legs to balance ourselves, a la the Alite Monarch Butterfly chair. The plastic leg connectors have held up okay so far, but they're definitely the weak point. Hopefully, REI will consider making the chair base completely out of metal!
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect I have nothing but good things to say about this chair except for one caveat--the legs dig into soft soil. The chair is light, packs down small, is constructed with quality material, and most importantly, it is comfortable to sit in. The problem is that when the legs dig into the soil, the chair becomes unbalanced. You have to stand up and reposition the chair several times. We bought two chairs and we don't regret the purchases. Crazy Creek chairs are nice, but this is a step up.
    Date published: 2014-04-12

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