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Alite Mayfly Chair

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When you sit down in the "Mayfly Chair", the first thing you notice is how comfortable it is! This low riding, convertible chair is a perfect hybrid of our Monarch and Mantis chair. Its removable front foot can be used to give the chair stability like the Mantis, or removed to give it the hillside rocking functionality of the Monarch. When you are ready to go, the Mayfly collapses down into a much smaller package than standard outdoor chairs, and can easily fit into your backpack or tote. It only weighs 1.6 lbs, so it’s extremely easy to carry around. The Mayfly chair is perfect for hanging around bonfires on the beach, music festivals, or simply spending an afternoon in the outdoors. - 3-legged stable or 2-legged rocker - large sling for more comfort - durable for everyday use - packs down small to fit inside your bag, closet, or car - weighs only 1.6lbs, can hold up to 250 lbs - extremely easy to assemble, color coded for simplicity - patent pending innovative design weight (lbs.) 1.6 material 210D ripstop nylon fabric / 7000 aluminum dimensions (in.) 20 x 20 x 15 packed size (in.) 11.5 X 4.3 X 4.3 seat height (in.) 2 capacity (lbs.) 250



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Awesome Chair

For years I drug around those big ol' bulky folding camp chairs so I could have a place to sit my weary rear after a long day on the water. I would also bring it on day trips just to have a place to sit and eat lunch and get a break from my kayak seat. They worked great for what they were for, but again, heavy and bulky. I needed something that was a little easier and lighter. Something that would work on the river and on the backpacking trail.
While at a big box store on a family trip, the girls were doing their thing and my son and I hit the camping section. While looking for some lightweight river gear, I ran across the Alite Mayfly. A little over a pound and the size of a water bottle. I was intrigued and took it out and set it up there in the store. I was amazed how easy it was to set up. I sat down, moved around a bit, then my son did the same thing. We both loved it. Very comfy. I made a mental note and once we got back to town, I went to a locally owned shop and had them order me one.
I have used this chair on the river about 10 times now and haven't had any issues at all. I have it stowed in my dry bag with other river necessities and with easy access right inside my bow hatch. My other chair wouldn't fit in there and was lashed on the back if I had room. It takes about 20 seconds to get out of the case and put together. (I should add the little folding stools are cheap and fit inside there, but my back won't tolerate those things.)
As with any ultralight item, it comes with a price. That price is $100. For me, being able to sit comfortably and without pain,(dumb back) is a high priority and this chair is worth every penny. And on multi-day trips or backpacking where every ounce counts, it's nice to have a bit of comfort where normally we would do without because of the added weight.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Lightweight, compact, comfortable
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