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Alite Designs Mantis Camp Chair

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    11 Reviews

    Details

    While at first glance the Alite Designs Mantis Camp Chair might not accurately resemble a praying mantis, this chair is designed similarly to the aforementioned insect's notorious upright constitution, folded arms, and stationary prowl. Thanks to its collapsible design, this stability oriented chair is travel-friendly while the aluminum legs and rugged ripstop assure a lifetime of sitting.

    • Ripstop seat
    • Aluminum frame
    • Holds up to 250 pounds
    • Storage bag included
    • Item #ALI0004

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [seat] 210D ripstop nylon, [frame] 7000-series aluminum
    Totable
    yes
    Weight Limit
    250 lbs
    Dimensions
    [packed] 11.5 x 4.3 x 4.3 in, [unpacked] 20 x 20 x 15 in
    Recommended Use
    camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    Am Trying

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I do like the Alite Chairs. They are super light, pretty damn comfortable, and pack down fairly small. I have been using mine primarily for car camping and will probably use it in the winter to take boots off in the parking lot.

    My only gripe so far is that this past weekend, in Flaming Gorge, I was sitting in the chair around the fire and fell to the ground. I then examined the chair and where one of the legs connect to the cross bar chipped and cause it to release. Seemed odd to me, however I will reach out to their warranty department to see if its a reoccurring issue.

    Light & Easy to use!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought this chair for day hike that I did and it was great! My husband carried the chair in his pack :) and he said it wasn't heavy at all. It fits perfectly in the portable bag. Setting it up was easy and quick. The only downside like other reviewers mentioned is feeling like you will fall forward. If you lean back in the chair it feels sturdy enough but leaning a little forward you have to be careful. Still love the chair but just more mindful of how I sit down and relax in it. Definitely recommend!

    Light, Comfortable, and Packable!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I mean, what can I say about this chair that hasn't already been said? This chair is super light, packs down really small, is super comfortable, and just make you feel good. Definitely get one for your next backpacking trip or tail-gate!

    Light, Comfortable, and Packable!

    broke twice

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have had this chair for two years and it has now broken twice on me on long 8 day trips into the backcountry. The metal has snapped both times in same spot. They replaced it first time and will probably send it back again but I have lost faith that this chair can last.

    Perfect Camping & Tailgating Chair

      I have recently purchased this chair and has been amazing for camping! Small enough that it is packable but is a great size / height sitting by the fire. Extremely comfortable and easy to assemble.

      Comfortable Chair

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This chair packs super small which I really like, it is comfortable, light and easy to assemble and disassemble, store it again in its bag is easy as well; due to the frame comes separately we can machine wash it.
      I did not give it 5 stars because the short space between the 4 legs gives it some unsteadiness and you could fall front if you sit wrong.

      Great Chairs

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I picked two of these up to replace my "standard" folding camp chairs. The Alite Mantis chairs don't weigh much at all and are only slightly larger than a 1L Nalgene bottle with packed.

      They go together quickly, and have a great semi-reclining position. Even though you are leaning back in chair when seated, they are very easy to get of, since the short front legs pivot on the ground when you lean forward, almost boosting you out of the chair.

      The frame of these chairs is all aluminum, and they'll definitely hold up better than some other chairs of the same design that use plastic couplers to hold the poles together.

      The seat material of the chairs is pretty tight, which made assembly difficult at first, but I find it a lot easier if you attach both sides of the lower seat area to the poles before attaching the back panel.

      Great Chairs

      best in class

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've tried (most) and broken (some) of the other chairs in this genre, and I only weigh 145lbs. After using this chair for over a year now, I'm confident I'll be passing it on to my grandchildren. If you want a quality piece of kit to take everywhere, get one. You won't be sorry.

      Packability

        Hauling a lot of stuff around is no fun. This chair is great though because it's so small. The chair legs break down like tent poles so you can downsize from a giant chair to one that fits in a beach tote. I never want to haul around a huge chair when go to summer lawn concerts, but I'm stocked that this chair just fits in my bag (and sits low too so I'm not blocking anyone). The colors are fun too and super vibrant -- easy to find in a crowd.

        What is the weight of the chair and bag combined?

        Hey Peter, The packed weight of the chair is 1.8lbs and the packed dimensions are 11.5x4.3x4.3.



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