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euromotorcycles 02-01-2009 10:27 AM

Camp chairs small and compact
 
I would like to get a sturdy small light compact pack camp/rally chair that could be stuffed in my panniers or top case . The shorter and smaller pack size the better.What do you guy's use?

JR356 02-01-2009 10:49 AM

http://www.kermitchair.com/

JR356

lukex 02-01-2009 11:02 AM

What type of camping matress do you use? Therma-rest sell a chair kit to turn your matress into a camp chair. I use these for bike camping trips. It's light and rolls up inside the air matress so takes no more space than the matress on its own. The double bonus is that unlike a normal canvass chair it keeps your back and your butt warm while your sipping a bud by the fire of an evening.

Trekker Lounge
Our most comfortable convertible chair sleeve covers your entire mattress and never has to be removed. It sets up in a snap, converts instantly to a bed, and features adjustable side straps and a built-in fleece pillow sleeve.

007ADVenture 02-01-2009 11:45 AM

I use the Kermit. Best made chair out there for the pack size and sturdiness.

tag346 02-01-2009 11:50 AM

no contest...get a Kermit you'll love it.

Rick West 02-01-2009 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by euromotorcycles
I would like to get a sturdy small light compact pack camp/rally chair that could be stuffed in my panniers or top case . The shorter and smaller pack size the better.What do you guy's use?


Rally chair?

euromotorcycles 02-01-2009 12:44 PM

Yes I know about the Kermit chair and it's a very good pick. There are also the chairs from GCI the PICO and the Trail sling that are sturdy , compact and quick to setup.Any of you have experience with the GCI chairs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTu_6-eZaCo

http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...00_aUcms-L.jpg

<!-- icon and title --> Trail Sling Ultralight Chair
<hr style="color: rgb(87, 87, 87);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> I went ahead and bought the Trail Sling Ultralight chair from Campmor for $19.97. The reason I bought it was the size and weight. At only 16.5 inches long and weighs only 2lb 3 oz the chair fits nicely into my stock KTM 950 paniers.

The chair comes in a nice package
http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...20_t53Ri-L.jpg


The storage bag has two compartments one for the chair frame and the other for the back Seat support. Here is a pic of the chair out of the storage bag
http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...04_cjStM-L.jpg


Here is the frame setup. The Frame is 22 inches long

http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...40_y9gJx-L.jpg

Here is a pic of the side view of the frame. Stands at 22 inches
http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...87_nRhQm-L.jpg

And the finish product
http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...65_PuHzZ-L.jpg

Here is a pic with me in it. The chair is very comfortable to sit in. I had no problems getting in or out of it. You can see the frame does not hit the back. I weigh in at 175lbs.
http://jorgenson.smugmug.com/photos/...09_yJWEw-L.jpg

JTT 02-01-2009 12:53 PM

I too have a slingback. It's ok. Packs small and light, but as far as comfort and ease of use it ain't a Kermit...but I could buy 5 of them and still have change for coffee :D

MCP 02-01-2009 03:28 PM

Comfort?
 
So how is it for comfort?

Lone Rider 02-01-2009 05:12 PM

IIRC, the popular, regular style GCI chair has been available at Costo, and not requiring a first-born to own.

dusty308 02-02-2009 07:50 AM

+1 trail sling, i love mine
cheers :beer
josh

FatChance 02-02-2009 08:02 AM

+1 Kermit :thumb

http://fatchance.smugmug.com/photos/...29_xokYu-M.jpg

verboten1 02-02-2009 08:13 AM

trailsling for me too....

I bought 2 1 for me, one for the kid

bush pilot 02-02-2009 09:01 AM

walmart folding chairs are pretty cheap. If your careful with them they last a couple of seasons. They are very cheaply made!

That kermit looks fine!

Xeraux 02-02-2009 09:16 AM

+1 on the Kermit


Great, comfortable, small-packing chairs.


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