Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair

The Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair

The Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair is ultralight and ultra-compact outdoor chair, backpack-portable and easy to use.

Key features & benefits

  • Ultralight chair.
  • Ultra compact.
  • Aluminum frame.
  • Collapsible.

What this is about

The Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair belongs to the group of collapsible chairs, so it needs a simple assembly. This is easily done because all you have to do is to add the fabric on the frame.

The rear view.
The rear view.

The picture below shows the chair from the back so you can see the pull loops in the top corners, they assist when you attach the fabric on the ends of the poles.

When not in use and for transportation, you store it into its included carry bag shown below. It measures 16 x 6 x 3 inches (41 x 15 x 8 cm).

The carry bag.
The carry bag.

Note that the carry bag can be attached to the frame and it doubles as a storage pouch. Here you can keep your stuff and stay organized, see the picture:

The carry bag doubles as a pouch.
The carry bag doubles as a pouch.

You have a hubbed aluminum frame with bars on the ground. This is an excellent feature because the weight is distributed so the chair can be used on any ground and it will not sink.

Side view.
Side view.

The fabric is a combination of a 420D honeycomb ripstop polyester and a nylon mesh in the center. So the chair is ventilated and perfect for a warm environment. 

Who is it for

Regarding the capacity, the chair is quite typical, it is officially for users of up to 250 lb (113 kg).

Regarding the dimensions, it cannot be described as particularly large, but it is meant to be ultralight so the size is reasonable. The numbers are given below.

Note that it is very low, the seat is 6 inches (15 cm) above the ground. So for elderly users it may not be so easy to get in and out.

Regarding the weight, this is an ultralight chair, I am simply impressed with its 1 lb 14 oz (0.85 kg) of weight. This is why it is in my list of ultralight backpacking chairs.

You have already seen its packed size, so the chair is also super compact. In view of this, it is incredibly versatile, you can use it anywhere, and you can also transport it any way you want.


  • Weight: 1 lb 14 oz (0.85 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 24 x 22.5 x 21 in (61 x 57 x 53 cm).
  • Seat height front/back: 8/6 in (20/15 cm).
  • Packed size: 16 x 6 x 3 in (41 x 15 x 8 cm).

Rating, pros & cons

Below you can see how this chair stands against my standard rating criteria. Note that you can rate it from your side, there is a rating bar for this.

Ultralight and ultra-compact backpacking chair
The Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair

Product Name: Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair

Product Description: The Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair Is a Versatile Ultralight and Ultra-Compact Outdoor Chair, Backpack-Portable, Easy to Use and Affordable.

Brand: Alps Mountaineering


MPN: 8011075

  • Weight - 9.4/10
  • Dimensions - 7.1/10
  • Packed size - 9.4/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
  • Comfort - 8.8/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10


This chair scores well in almost all rating criteria so the overall rating is Very Good.


  • Incredible weight.
  • Very compact.
  • Easy to use.
  • Carry bag.


  • Not very large.
User Review
7.87/10 (3 votes)

Final thoughts

So this Alps Mountaineering Axis Chair is truly nicely built, its legs design is such that it can use used anywhere. I wonder why there are no more chairs with such legs. 

It is also ultralight and ultra ultra-compact and this makes it incredibly versatile. You have an outstanding outdoor brand behind this chair. Fully recommended. 

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For more options, please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them many here in the site, and in all sizes and shapes. See also my separate list of best Alps Mountaineering camp chairs.

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