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Mayfly Chair

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Product Code:  LD107
Brand:  Alite

When you sit down in the Mayfly Chair, the first thing you notice is how comfortable it is!

Its removable front foot can be used to give the chair stability, 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 720gm, 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. By simply removing the front legs it can be a camp rocker.

3-legged stable or 2-legged rocker

Can be used on firm, soft and uneven ground. Lower than Monarch Chair, but can be used as either a standing chair or a rocker.

  • Large sling for more comfort
  • Durable for everyday use
  • Packs down small to fit inside your bag, closet, or car
  • Weighs only 1.4lbs, can hold up to 250 lbs
  • Extremely easy to assemble, color coded for simplicity
  • Patent pending innovative design

Colour: Black, Capitola Blue, Spreckles Red
Weight: 720gm (Without front leg 520gm)
Materials: 210D Ripstop Nylon, 450D Polyester, 7000 Series Aluminium
Packed: 29.2cm x 10.8cm x 10.8cm
Open: 51.4cm x 20.5cm x 38.1cm
Height: 5.1cm
Capacity 113.4kg
Average Rating (15 Reviews):  
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Reasonably light, reassuringly strong.
Monday, 29 August 2016  | 

Supports me well and just the ticket for back sufferers. Took me a while to work out how to put this together, but a quick look at a YouTube video sorted that out.

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Fantastic little chair
Tuesday, 15 March 2016  | 

Very comfy and light, coupled with excellent service from backpacking light.

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Mayfly Chair
Saturday, 25 April 2015  | 

Bought my Mayfly at the BPL show after trying the other options for comparison. It's comfortable and low enough to use inside a base camp tent

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tried and tested
Monday, 20 April 2015  | 

Being on the heavier end of the scale, (currently 16 st i was a little sceptical about the strengh of the chair, but i have been proven wrong, the chairs are fantasically stable, comfortable, light and easy to assemble dissasemble. an excellent product. if i could offer one piece of very very minor criticism, it would be that fitting the front leg can be a tiny bit fiddly, but once the fabric is on, there is no problem

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Excellence with a personal touch
Monday, 17 November 2014  | 

Delighted to receive my recent Mayfly Chair purchase on time and perfect.

Added personal note and some sweeties to enjoy in my chair, which I did, an unexpected and delightful surprise. This customer care and personal touch even to a a pretty standard transaction very impressive. Backpacking Light on my default go to list for future kit purchases.

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Fabulous lightweight chair
Tuesday, 16 September 2014  | 

I own the Mayfly (which rocks) this does not but is barely any larger packed or heavier. The lack of rock can be beneficial after hard day on the hill and a tad too much whisky back at camp

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Mayfly chair
Sunday, 29 June 2014  | 

This chair is very well made in high quality materials. It is easy to put up and very small and light to carry. it is very comfortable to sit in and being so low is ideal to use in a small tent. It will fit in a small backpack and can be taken on picnics or trips to the beach or on fishing trips. Although expensive I feel it is good value and should last for many years use.

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Mayfly chair review
Monday, 9 June 2014  | 

Great chair, easy to set up and v comfy as noted by previous reviewers. Have used it over a few months now back packing and sea kayaking. On flat ground I am around 1-2cm from ground so can find you brush the ground if there are any bumps in it. Perfect size for me at 5"4 and 58Kg - someone who is significantly larger may prefer a roomier option.
Only drawback is that it is so light it is in danger of blowing away if left unattended!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Mayfly chair
Tuesday, 20 May 2014  | 

This chair comes with a storage bag which itself is very high quality. The chair was incredibly easy to put together and took 1 minute tops to complete. When sitting in the chair I basically sat in it for 2 hours and it was very very comfortable, great back support and the great feature is you can take the front bar off and use the chair to rock back and forth. I cannot recommend this chair enough, my friend whom I camped with was so jealous that he now is ordering one! So if you want lightweight and comfort this is definitely the one for you, a no brainer!

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A minor luxury
Thursday, 15 May 2014  | 

Comfortable, beautifully engineered and very robust without a massive weight penalty. ('though probably rather more weight than I'd want to carry on an arduous trip). Not sure there's more that one could ask from a camp chair.

The low height is perfect for comfort whilst tending a camping stove without backache-inducing crouching. And the option to configure it as rocking chair is a great touch - and saves a bit of weight.

Overall very pleased with this for trips where I'm not in full-on gram-counting mode.

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