Alite by Grand Trunk Monarch Chair

$ 99.95


The lightest chair in our furniture family, the Monarch Chair is the original tent-pole chair that brought Alite to fame. Balancing on two legs allows you to rock forward and back. The two legs also allow for sitting (and rocking) comfortably on uneven terrain and hillsides.


  • Quick & easy setup thanks to the aluminum hub and pole system
  • Balancing on two rubber feet allows you to rock forward and back
  • Lightweight fabric with breathable mesh panels
  • Packs down small for easy transportation

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Seat Height: 3-8 inches
  • Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Folded Dimensions: 12.5 x 4 x 4 inches
  • Setup Dimensions: 21 x 21.5 x 21.5 inches
  • Materials: 210D Ripstop Nylon (450D Poly if printed), 7000 series aluminum frame

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
A.L. (Boulder, CO)
Awesome chair!

This chair is perfectly lightweight, compact, and durable, making it a must add to your pack on any adventure. Whether you're headed up to the crag for a day, out on a backpacking trip, or sitting around the campfire, this chair provides comfort and stability - no matter the surface you are sitting on!

Chris Doces (Sammamish, WA)
The ultimate badass camp chair

13 years ago I bought a Monarch camping chair by Alite. The best camping chair I've ever owned. The other day it finally succumbed to my years of abuse. It's ok. It lived a full and adventurous life. Learning that Alite had sadly gone out of business and the Monarch was no longer available, I accepted the fact that I would now be sitting on the ground for the rest of my life. Then along came Grand Trunk. Not only do they sell my beloved Monarch chair, they've made it better, stronger and faster. Steve Austin vibes, people. It's light and packs up small. Grand Trunk's customer service is stellar and shipping was quick. You'll really dig this chair.

Richard Perry (Bedford, ENG)

These are the lightest, coolest camping chairs on the planet.
Big shout-out to Grand Trunk for picking up the Alite baton and running with it.

Kevin O (Overland Park, KS)
Monarch and Mayfly chairs

These are small and light. Both are easy to relax in with only the two legs, but the optional attached front legs are a nice touch and easy to use on the Mayfly. Haven't been to the beach yet, but going next week and I think these will fit my needs great. I can fit both of them in my computer messenger bag and still have room for my computer and accessories.

John Scott (Sonora, CA)
Alite by Grand Trunk Monarch Chair

I have had a Monarch chair for eight years without any flaws. It has been on eight week long and many weekend trips. It is the luxury item that has never stayed at home.
I lost one of the rubber feet and contacted Grand Trunk. They offered me 50% off on the purchase of a new Monarch. I jumped on that and anticipate eight more years of THE PERFECT CHAIR FOR BACKPACKING.
TIP: Lean your bacpack against a tree or rock, lean while in the chair against the backpack and take a nap!
Thank You Grand Trunk for continuing to offer the Monarch in your line of chairs.