Alite Mantis Chair Review
For the outdoors person that loves to get out and camp, but doesn’t like all the camping equipment cluttering up your garage or gear closet, the Alite Mantis Chair is a great solution. The Alite Matis Chair is a smaller camp chair that sits off the ground, but can hold up to 250lbs.
Mantis Camp Chair Size
When broken down, the Alite Mantis chair is the size of a few Chipotle burritos. This comes in handy when you don’t have a lot of room for storage in your home, car, or pack. One of the challenges I run into when I go camping is the car gets super packed and their’s not a lot of room for kids and/or dogs. While I enjoy the typical camp chair, it can take up a lot of room as it’s a little bulky. On the other-hand, the Mantis chair is about 1/3 the size of your basic camp chair.
When setup, the Alite Mantis chair is plenty big for most people. As mentioned above, this chair holds up to 250lbs which is good for most people, plenty of chair for me at 170lbs.
DIMENSIONS (IN.) 29 x 21 x 22
- PACKED SIZE (IN.) 17.5 x 5 x 5
Setup up the Alite Mantis Chair
The setup of the Alite Mantis chair is super simple. The chair legs are similar to setting up tent poles as they slide into each other and are easy to dissemble when breaking it down. To make sure your getting the right leg holes into the chair fabric, the edges are color coded to the yellow connects to the yellow, black connects to the black, and so forth.
The Alite Mantis chair is as comfortable as any larger chair on the market. I’ve spent many hours in this chair next to the camp fire and stayed comfortable the whole time. The chair is close to the ground, but you’re not sitting on the ground. This comes in handy if the ground is wet or muddy. It was easy to get out of the chair when you need to get up versus a chair that sits on the ground. One of the issues that I see when I sit in a camp chair for a long time is that it cuts the circulation off on your legs. This still happens a little bit in this chair, but it’s better than most camp chairs on the market.
Durability and Materials
The fabric used in the Alite Mantis chair is 210D Ripstop Nylon and holds up really well. The one trouble with nylon and most other materials for camp chairs is that if you get an ember from the fire on it, it burns a hole through the fabric. I just call this added character for the time being…
Overall opinion of Alite Mantis Chair
My overall opinion of the Alite Mantis Chair is that it’s sturdy, durable, and most noticeable, small and compact. For more information, please visit AliteDesigns.com