Alite Design's Mantis chair is a very comfortable chair that's low weight and miniscule packed size.
Alite Designs says:
The Mantis Chair was made specifically so you could lounge effortlessly for hours and hours. The biggest chair in the Alite furniture family, the Mantis Chair is a 4-legged, stable version of our famous Monarch Chair. When you sit down, you’ll experience the extreme comfort of this chair’s higher base and larger sling.
You will NOT want to get up!
The frame is made from lightweight yet durable 7000 series aluminum, and the sling is comfy, ripstop nylon that includes breathable mesh panels. Similar to the Monarch and Mayfly, it collapses down to fit neatly into its matching stuff sack. Weighing in at 1.6 lbs, the Mantis Chair is much easier to carry than most heavy, bulky, outdoor chairs, and just as easy to setup. Leave a few packed up Mantis chairs in your vehicle, and be ready to have seating for any unexpected roadside attractions!
Alite Designs Mantis Chair is a 'real' chair but very lightweight with an astonishingly small packsize. Its still not really light enough for backpacking (but others in the range are closer to this), but its ideal for packing in the car or motorhome.
The seat is low to the ground but it's comfortable and given its low weight this is quite acceptable.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear