Alite Designs Monarch chair has only two legs, so you balance it with your own two. This design results in a very light chair and one suited to uneven ground.
Alite Designs says:
The lightest chair in our furniture family, the Monarch Chair is the original tent-pole chair that brought Alite to fame. Balancing on two legs allows you to rock forward and back. The two legs also allow for sitting (and rocking) comfortably on uneven grounds and hillsides. No chair with four legs will let you do that!
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 Mantis and Mayfly, it collapses down to fit neatly into its matching stuff sack. Weighing in at a feather light 21 ounces, its perfect after a long hike in. And its compact size when collapsed down means you can bring it anywhere... camping, picnics, beach, backyard hangouts, or Game of Thrones viewing party!
Alite Designs Monarch Chair is their lightest chair which they achieve by only giving it two legs, this means you have to balance the chair using your own legs, all in all a simple operation but not everyone's cup of tea.
Having said that - a chair of any sort when backpacking for long periods is a real luxury and even if you are balancing it that may be a small price to pay for a decent chair that's light enough and small enough to go in your pack.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear