Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes
Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more.

Take a Load Off with Alite's Camping Chairs

Comfortable, cartable, and colorful, Alite’s chairs strike the right balance between ultralight and luxury.

Advertisement

Alite’s latest, the Stonefly, is currently up for preorder for $130. The Stonefly comes in at 2.75 pounds with a single-piece frame, ventilation, and cupholders. It’s small by camping chair standards, but not by Alite standards, and the armrests with additional pockets are generous while the smart frame design feels very sturdy. In spite of its size, the Stonefly can support 330 pounds, significantly more than Alite’s larger chairs.

The larger and higher 3.3 pound Calpine is wide enough that you (probably) won’t feel the poles of the frame while sitting, also looks the coolest of the bunch.

Advertisement

The last Alite I sat in was the 4-legged Mantis, which has an optional “Cozy” cover for extra warmth. The Mantis is a much lower and lighter chair, weighing in at only 1.8 pounds while staying surprisingly comfortable.

Alite remains at the top of this bottom weight class of camping chairs, and the storage armrests of the Stonefly are very welcome additions to the line.


Advertisement

Editor Emeritus, The Inventory

Share This Story

Get our newsletter