This MOON LENCE Backpacking Chair weighs 2 lb (907 g) and its capacity is impressive 400 lb (181 kg). All this at an incredible price. Keep reading.
Key features & benefits
- Collapsible chair.
- Huge capacity.
- Storage pouches.
- Incredible price.
What this is about
This MOON LENCE Backpacking Chair is exceptional in many ways, but first to start with its construction. So this is a collapsible camping chair and this means it needs a simple assembly.
There are two main elements here:
- the shock-corded frame, and
- the fabric.
The third element is its carry bag. So assembly is easy and all is done in seconds. The elastic cord inside is strong so when you shake the collapsed chair, the cord will pull most of the tubes into their positions in those plastic 4-way joints that keep the frame elements together. So the frame will assemble almost by itself.
Note that it should not be mixed with yet another chair from this brand described here in the site, the Moon Lence Compact Ultralight Portable Folding Camping Backpacking Chairs with Carry Bag. What you have here is quite a different construction with a rectangular frame under the seat, see the picture below. In fact, this is currently a unique construction on the market, I do not remember any other chair built that way.
The frame is a high-strength 7075 aluminum alloy and you realize there are many tubes here, yet the chair is incredibly light.
The fabric is a type standardly used in such chairs, a 600D Oxford, strong and breathable, with large mesh areas on the sides, and with reinforced stitching.
The feet are quite narrow and this is not for a soft ground, and you should certainly not use it in a floored family camping tent.
They have added two sizeable mesh pouches on the sides, so this is quite remarkable for such a light chair, and very useful as well.
Note also that the carry bag can be attached to the chair and it doubles as a large storage space, see the pictures below.
Who is it for
Regarding the weight, with its 2 lb (907 g) this is an ultralight chair and I have included it in my list of ultralight backpacking chairs. The packed size is equally impressive, its carry bag measures around (L x D) 13.4 x 4.7 inches (34 x 12 cm).
So if it is light and compact enough for backpackers, you can use it for practically any outdoor activity.
Regarding the dimensions, the chair is quite small, the backrest is not particularly high, but you would not expect more from a chair of this type. It measures (W x L x H) 19.7 x 24.8 x 26.4 inches (50 x 63 x 67 cm).
But this is practically the same as several of the top-notch items in this industry, see this Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair as an example.
Regarding the chair’s capacity, there seems to be some confusion. In several statements on Amazon, they claim this chair supports up to 400 lb (181 kg).
This would qualify it to be included in my list of chairs for heavy people. But in the video on Amazon, you can hear that the capacity almost half this value, i.e., 242 lb (110 kg). So there is no way to know unless you test the chair and crush it under the weight.
Regarding the price, well if all the features shown above were not impressive enough, then the price will surely be. This chair is incredibly affordable.
- Weight: 2 lb (907 g).
- Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg).
- Dimensions (W x L x H): 19.7 x 24.8 x 26.4 in (50 x 63 x 67 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 13.4 x 4.7 in (34 x 12 cm).
- Frame: aluminum.
Rating, pros & cons
I use my standard set of criteria and apply them consistently to all the chairs here in the site. As you see from the summary below, this chair scores great in almost all of them:
Ultralight, ultra-compact, and ultra-strong chair
Product Name: MOON LENCE Backpacking Chair
Product Description: This MOON LENCE Backpacking Chair weighs 2 lb (907 g) and its capacity is impressive 400 lb (181 kg). All this at an incredible price.
Brand: MOON LENCE
Weight - 9.2/10
Dimensions - 7.3/10
Packed size - 9.4/10
Capacity - 9.3/10
Comfort - 9.2/10
Craftsmanship - 9.2/10
This is an impressive chair in many ways, so my overall rating is Excellent.
- Incredibly compact.
- Impressive capacity.
- Carry bag.
- Great price.
- Not particularly large.
User Review( votes)
In the summary of this MOON LENCE Backpacking Chair review, I wish to stress that this chair is true to its name, it is indeed among the lightest on the market, suitable for carrying in the pack or attached to it. The capacity/weight ratio is simply incredible, it is very compact when packed, and the price is hard to match.
If you need more options, please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them in all sizes and shapes.
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