Alite Designs Mayfly Chair is low to the ground, but this allows it to be lightweight with a miniscule packed size.
Alite Designs says:
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 1.4 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.
Alite Designs Mayfly Chair is a very low but very lightweight chair, by making it low to the ground Alite Designs have been able to reduce the weight to just 635grams. For a comfortable chair this is a remarkably low weight, and the packsize is pretty small as well.
It still may be a bit heavy for a backpacker, although a chair on a long backpacking trip may be worthwhile, we see it as ideal for basecamp, car camping or motor home use where its pack size really comes into its own.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear