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Old 02-01-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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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.

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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.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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I use the Kermit. Best made chair out there for the pack size and sturdiness.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
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no contest...get a Kermit you'll love it.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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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



Trail Sling Ultralight Chair

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



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



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



Here is a pic of the side view of the frame. Stands at 22 inches


And the finish product


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.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:53 PM   #8
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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
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:28 PM   #9
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Question Comfort?

So how is it for comfort?
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #10
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IIRC, the popular, regular style GCI chair has been available at Costo, and not requiring a first-born to own.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:50 AM   #11
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+1 trail sling, i love mine
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:02 AM   #12
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+1 Kermit

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:13 AM   #13
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trailsling for me too....

I bought 2 1 for me, one for the kid
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:01 AM   #14
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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!
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #15
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+1 on the Kermit


Great, comfortable, small-packing chairs.
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