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Alite Monarch Chair

Alite Monarch Chair

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Lightweight & Packable

At 1.3 pounds, Alite’s classic Monarch chair is the lightest the company has made to date. The aluminum frame, two-legged design, and nylon sling contribute to its slight weight, so you can take it camping. Still, the chair can hold up to 250 pounds comfortably and allows rocking even on uneven ground. The Monarch’s frame is made of tent poles, which are easy to pack, carry, erect, and dismantle. Plus, they’re color-coded for quick assembly.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of color: Black, Capitola Blue, Jupiter Orange, or Spreckles Red. Limited quantities are available. 

Alite Monarch Chair
Alite Monarch Chair
Alite Monarch Chair
Alite Monarch Chair


  • Alite Designs
  • Sling material: 210d ripstop nylon
  • Frame material: 7000 aluminum
  • Maximum weight: Up to 250 lbs (113.4 kg)
  • 2-legged design
  • Color-coded for easy assembly
  • Unpacked dimensions: 23 x 21.5 x 17 in (58.4 x 54.6 x 43.2 cm)
  • Packed dimensions: 12 x 4.5 x 4.5 in (30.5 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm)
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)


  • Stuff sack with assembly instructions
  • Alite's lifetime guarantee


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 29, 2018 PT.

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Recent Activity

I don't have this Alite chair, but I tested it at REI and I preferred four-legged chairs. I have since purchased a Moon Lence chair at ~2lb ($32 on Amazon, almost the same as the Helinox Chair One that retails for $100 but is about $70 right now at discount sites). I also purchased a Helinox Chair Zero (1.1lb) when it was on sale (it retails for $120, I paid $90). I love both of these chairs. I actually use the Moon Lence a lot at home (as a patio chair, or a chair by the door to sit in whilst putting on shoes). It is larger and thus a bit more comfortable than the Chair Zero (a 6' tall 185lb man finds the Moon Lence comfortable). Since it cost less and is more durable, I'm not worried about overuse at home. I save the Chair Zero for backpacking. I find it to be comfortable and have adequate room in the seat, but I am a 5'3" 110lb woman, so YMMV. It was so nice on my last trip to bring the chair to the lakeside and have a seat while I was treating water. It made that task enjoyable! I will likely try and cut weight elsewhere in my pack (maybe carry 500ml less water, and stop to treat water more often?) in order to take this "luxury item" with me on all my backpack trips. I'm actually thinking about buying another Moon Lence chair so both my partner and I can sit on the patio at the same time (we have IKEA patio chairs but these are much more comfortable). Also I bought a collapsible table from them, and had an issue, so I contacted their customer service. I wasn't expecting a good experience (there are a gazillion Chinese companies on Amazon hawking similar chairs), but they really took care of me. In fact it would be awesome if Massdrop could partner with them.

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