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Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair


    Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair

    Kick back and relax after a long day on the trail, or enjoy a picnic, campout or summer concert with the portable Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair. See details

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    Item # 846402

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    Kick back and relax after a long day on the trail, or enjoy a picnic, campout or summer concert with the portable Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair.

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    Kick back and relax after a long day on the trail, or enjoy a picnic, campout or summer concert with the portable Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair.

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    Kick back and relax after a long day on the trail, or enjoy a picnic, campout or summer concert with the portable Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair.

    • At only 1 lb. 1. 6 oz., the Monarch Butterfly Chair is light enough to take along on backpacking trips; stows in its 4.5 x 12 in. stuff sack for easy carrying and storage
    • Chair sets up quickly and easily using an aluminum hub and pole system similar to the design found in many lightweight tents
    • Balancing on the 2 rubber feet allows you to rock forward and back
    • Lightweight nylon fabric features breathable mesh panels on the sides
    • Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair has a maximum capacity of 250 lbs.


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    Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair Specs
    Best use
    Family & car camping
    23 x 21.5 x 17 (H x W x D) inches
    12 x 4.5 inches
    7 inches
    250 pounds
    Ripstop nylon
    1 lb. 1.6 oz
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    Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair

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    Alite Monarch Butterfly Chair is rated 4.7917 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crazy looking thing actually works! I was looking for a foldable chair to take backpacking and camping when I came across this two legged contraption. I decided to give it a shot and try them out at New Orleans Jazzfest this past weekend and couldn't have been more pleased with the chair's performance. Jazzfest has a maximum size backpack you can bring on to the Fairgrounds so size was a major concern because I didn't want to be lugging a couple of large bag chairs around. These fit the bill to a T. Was able to carry two chairs in the backpack with more than enough room for everything else. People would see my cousin and I kicked back in these chairs and come over and ask about them. Then I would show them the bag they're packed in and and almost to a person their mouths would be open not believing the chair we were sitting in actually broke down that small. If you want to have a chair to sit in and be lighter than 2 lbs., this is the chair for you. It doesn't take that much coordination to sit in it.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy - better than I expected I bought this chair for a 10 day backpacking trip, and overall it worked great. It was well worth the small investment. I'm 6'3, 245 lbs, so I'm at the top of the size range for the chair, but I didn't have any issues with capacity or stability, and never felt like the chair was going to collapse on me. If you are worried about the need to balance the chair, don't be. After a few uses the balance becomes completely 2nd nature. I didn't even think about having to balance, and this gave me a great chance to rest my back. Good product, very happy overall.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from REALLY cool take anywhere rocking chair This chair seems kind of awkward at first, but I got used to it quickly, and it's merits definitely shine over other "backpacking" chairs. Really, this is the only chair that is both light and small enough to even consider putting in a pack full of necessary gear. It does cross the line of minimalist/comfort driven in the obvious direction, however, it is like I said, the only one to even consider putting in a backpack, or my actual favorite use for it, FLYING, and to have it in your carry-on luggage, once again, being light and small enough to even consider doing so. MANY times waiting for late flights have I been at the eye of envy of the entire flight for being able to both wait in line, AND have a comfortable chair to sit in the is only seconds to set up and tear down instead of standing with your luggage for an hour or maybe more. It is worth it if you are backpacking in terrain that is difficult to find a natural seat.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad backpacking seat. The chair is light (which was important for 6 days of backpacking in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming) and pretty easy to set up. The biggest problem I had with this chair was that to sit in it you have to balance with your legs in order to sit up. If your legs have turned to noodles from lugging a 50 pound pack up steep trailsat 10,000 ft elevation it can be a little more effort than you want to put in just to sit up.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Definitely a comfort item, but well worth it in my book. I've been backpacking for years - in the past with 40-50 lb loadouts. Gear has gotten so light, that I'm happy to be under 30 lbs. in my book, as long as I'm in the 25-30 lb loadout range, comforts like this are well worth it. This chair is far more comfortable than the lighter alternatives and certainly far better than no chair at all after a long hike and/or around camp after the rain has soaked everything around you. This chair sits in my car when I'm not on the trail, so it also gets plenty of use around town (sans the beach - doesn't work great in the sand).
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chair So, I went into REI on my way to Desolation Wilderness for an overnighter - I needed a lightweight pullover for the evening as I forgot mine. I looked around and thought I'd get one of those chairs you make out of the sleeping pad. I then saw the Butterfly Chair. It was fairly lightweight and compact. I don't want to ruin my sleeping pad so I thought why not get an actual chair. One of the employees told me this chair basically just had two legs that I would balance on, which I didn't realize, and immediately put it back. As I was checking out the other chairs, I saw the butterfly fully opened as a demo. As I was examining it, another employee came by and told me how comfortable it was and the great reviews it gets. I tried it out thinking I'd fall backwards and that would be it. I was wrong. Granted, I can't kick my feet up, but this chair is effortless to sit in and is quite comfy, especially after walking 8 miles. Sets up very quick and fits into my side pocket in my pack. The only draw back is that because of the lightweight frame, it flexes a little if you move side to side. But, as a light, small, backpacking or camping chair, this chair is awesome. I'm 6'2", 200lbs and I love it. My dad who is about my size, liked it just as much and I am buying him one.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty much the perfect compact chair I originally bought this for backpacking, but ended up bringing it along even on day hikes due to its inconspicuous weight. The design makes it very comfortable, and a lot of fun to sit in.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Bought this for a trip to Philmont and wasn't disappointed. It is small, lightweight and comfortable. Everyone wanted to sit in it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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