Alite makes going outside simple at Outdoor Retailer
Alite has been on our radar ever since we got their funky-looking Monarch camp chair. This chair is small, packable and light weight, while also featuring only two legs (!) that surprisingly work very well after a bit of practice sitting on. New for Spring 2013 are new versions, including the Mayfly and Mantis Chairs.
The Mantis is much like the Monarch, but with four legs (if you can call them that.) The effect is a more stable seat that still has the light and portable features of its predecessor, yet you can still rock in it. Meanwhile, the Mayfly is more like the Monarch, but with an optional front leg that makes it easier to dismount, and also provides some security against falling off the seat. But what’s really great about these chairs is they’re ideal for taking to outdoor concerts where high-profile camp chairs are forbidden, but you don’t want to sit on the ground.
Another new thing from Alite is the Cloverware Lite utensil set. These compact knife/spork sets are feather light, nest inside each other for packability, and look awesome for backpacking and picnics.
Also on the utensil side is the Clover Cook. Two utensils become three as a stirring spoon and serrated/slotted spatula nests into each other to make tongs. Super clever!
Seems clever is the operative word at Alite. That becomes clear when one sees the Twig Pod Kit. It’s a foldable, quick-assembly monopod that can be staked into the ground. Included attachments then go on the top, like a lantern holder, or even a toilet paper roller! You can even use it as a monopod for your camera, and as a trekking pole when you’re hiking to the next campsite.
There’s much more to see from Alite even (dare I mention) sleeping bags designed to make love in. Check them out at www.alitedesigns.com