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Alite Mantis Chair

Alite Mantis Chair

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get the helinox zero when it goes on sale at REI, one of the best $90 I have spent
boca
I second this! I bring it on all my trail clearing trips -- sooo nice and worth the weight. My other chair is great too, 33oz Moon Lence $30 from Amazon. If someone is going to spend $70 on this Alite, they really should just spend $20 more for the Helinox Zero.
Cardamomtea
yep we take our two helinox zeros on every day hike and backpacking trip, eating lunch in a chair on top of that mountain makes for many wonderful trips, and many envious other hikers
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The long term quality of this chair is lacking. It’s almost guaranteed to fail at the hub points. I’ve owned two and one had broken almost immediately and the other was broken, repaired and broke again. I was not happy with the durability as there are manufacturing weaknesses. Beware
I'm reading through the comments and my understanding is this:
1. The chair is not as lightweight as similar chairs at this pricepoint. 2. The chair can be found cheaper on amazon, with free shipping (and no tax for me in Texas).
I like the colors/design for the mantis-southwestern chair but I won't be joining.
HereToBuyUselessStuff
Correct. Seven people this time 'round think it's worth spending an extra $30 for the pretty colors.
For everyone else, there's the Moon Lence on Amazon for $32.
Looks to bulky to carry around on the trail... Wish it could fold up flat.
My only problem with this chair is that it is not the Helios Zero
I don’t recommend this chair. After good results with the Monarch chair I picked up a Mantis as it has a more comfortable back rest. They have a design or manufacturing tolerance flaw - the legs get jammed and won’t come apart for packing back down (they don’t break, just jam solidly together). First one jammed after five minutes of sitting in it, second jammed after two minutes of testing it on a flat floor in the living room. It’s a shame because they are super comfortable. I am 185 lbs and was super gentle on the second one when testing. We love our Monarchs (we have four) and wish these were as reliable.
This was late summer of 2017 - maybe they had a bad batch?
Almost got me with the interchanging of the mayfly and mantis photos.
G-Deuce
Yep, I flagged this to our team earlier, but given that it's a weekend, it will probably be fixed on Monday. Thanks!
Research! Same chair goes for 27$ on amzon.
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This chair doesn't weight less than 1lb, description states 816g which is 1.8lb. Here is another chair that weights under 2lb according to description. https://www.amazon.com/Valentines-Sunyear-Lightweight-Breathable-comfortable/dp/B01D2FFND8/ref=sr_1_16?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1503777521&sr=1-16&keywords=camping+chairs+lightweight
THIS DROP is not a great price for this chair, you can find better deals online pretty easy. Buyer beware!
mp551
Yes, I miscalculated the weight. The reviews on this chair are also not very favourable.
Same MSRP as Chair Zero, but twice the weight. Why?
I was on the last drop for this chair, and I have to say that I really like them so far. I purchased 2 and they have served me well.
Waiting for the Alite Mayfly to drop again. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/alite-mayfly-chair
Hopefully with free domestic shipping & cheaper international shipping :)
The Mantis seat height is 8" , while the Mayfly is 2" which makes it perfect for festivals!
LQDForce
If you haven't already, go check out the Outdoor community! We have a Mayfly drop available right now, but quantities are limited so get it while you can.
I'm sure this one is better but... I'm also sure I'd break either and both.
Sam's Club $25, you could break one and use your second one and still spend less. https://m.samsclub.com/ip/light-weight-chair/prod20602415
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darkpanacea
Issue is it's Weighs 2.4 lbs, backpacking fail but backyard you can buy something under 10.00 camp chair
camshaft
What about a 3 pound air chair sofa. http://amzn.to/2sJ6OFv Yea I know, it's more of a glamper. And volume is more of the restriction, not weight. This is a sofa for laying down sitting one or two people and weighs only 15 ounces more than this chair. Eh your right of course but, those tri pod ones are 1.5 pounds and 22 bucks. Sunyear has a plastic clone at 2.0-2.9 pounds. So IS the weight really that far off, for two people and a lay down option? Or emergency Hennessey hammock replacement, also it's a life preserver, so what's your drowning friend's life worth? "One pound well worth it," he says to the press in his rescue I interview. ^_^ I'm just saying it's obviously not a fair comparison, the air sac thing wins. ;)
Well actually for 2lbs an Eno Singlenest is a good option for non desert. I'm just sorta noodling outside the box of $60 low-foldable chair solution.
Chair wins.
When is the Mayfly going to be on here?!!???
mrfowl
Waiting for Alite to receive another shipment. Stay tuned!
PaigeD
YES!!!! THANK YOU!
It looks like the connection piece that the legs snap into is aluminum, is this correct? I think all of the Helinox chairs have plastic connectors in this area....
what is the anticipated "ship date" for this drop?
How does this compare to the Helinox Chair One?
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Thank you
Yes, the Helinox Chair Zero is the one I want to get. Any chance the Zero hits Massdrop sometime soon? :D
Meh, I want the orange one.
I found this chair cheaper a couple other places and w/ free shipping as with a few other products that caught my eye here. This site seems to be full of...... when it comes to their quoted savings.
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ralphieboy
I searched and couldn't find anything, most places have it listed over 100.00 please supply the places
camshaft
When i posted that, i got it on Amazon for fifty something bucks and free shipping. I saw prices went up, probably due to it being summer camping season now. Sierra Trading Post was another place i saw them.
Wow, a really innovative design!
(Just providing alternative facts before someone calls it "crappy Helinox clone"...)
mabe
LOL. Thanks.
I have a wildhorn outfitter Terralite chair and love it for the large feet that dont sink in the ground. This is one of my pack luxury items as I hate sitting on the ground!
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/16.
Expect another update from us on 12/20 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Alite Mantis Chair and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 12/16.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/7.
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Just watch the pound test for this chair. I broke mine, not bought here, but from the website. No leaning back...99.7kg
Massdrop, You will have to do better than this. Currently on Sierra Trading Post (as someone mentioned below) for 59 AND free shipping with their coupon. You will have to be a cut above the rest to make everyone happy here.
Adobe
Was this while the drop was active?
Adobe
Yes. Sierra reading Post changes their discounts very often but on the day I posted the comment it was active.
It is on sale for $59 plus $9 for shipping at the Sierra trading post. You are more expensive. Why?
No hyper-light hiker frets over big dollar spends to save significant grams. My Helinox chair's heavy at 925g but what it brings to the campsite makes it worth it. Imagine my delight when Massdrop offered the Alite Mantis for near on 300g less? Then imagine how I felt when I weighed it and it was a full 180g over the claimed weight making it not that far off the Helinox. Not nearly good enough Massdrop.
No hyper-light hiker has an issue spending significantly if the item is crazy light or contributes to the camping experience. Currently own a Helinox chair that dose just that. You could imagine my delight when Massdrop offered the Alite Mantis for just under 300g less! Then you could image when
I received mine. After I put it together I could not completely break it back down. My chair has a defective metal frame where one of the chairs legs will not come out of its hole and fold in. Therefore the chair does not fit in the bag.