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Old 09-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #196
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I like the look of this chair did you buy this state side and modify it your self or did you buy it in the uk
More info on modifications and resources would be nice


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From a decathlon beach chair...Not too hard to realise, it take around 1 or 2 minutes to reassemble. We used it last summer during 3 weeks without problemes..










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Old 09-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #197
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Whatever you do don't leave it strapped to the bike and walk away even for a minute. It will not be a good day for you. Don't ask me how I know. Loved my Kermit, but this time around I'm going to try a Mantis, fits in my locked pannier. Oh the humanity...
Or do not forget to strap it on, my Kermit jumped off the bike on the Trans Labrador this summer, bummer.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #198
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Or do not forget to strap it on, my Kermit jumped off the bike on the Trans Labrador this summer, bummer.
Sounds like an entitled individual found your chair. Bastards.....
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #199
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I can't pony up the dash for a Kermit.
I got an alight from rei on sale for 30 bucks

It's decent, not great better then the wonky wobbly thing I was using.
I weigh 200lbs I'm 5'8" tall and have a 35 in waist and a 28 inseam.
The alight for my body is a bit of a tight fit. On soft ground I use these hdpe plates to help it float.
Inside the tent I use some section of old blue foam.

Once used to it its pretty comfortable but it can be a bit tipsy and more so if you drink to much.
Joke around my campsites is that it self limits your drinking.


I'd buy it again but not for the prices they are selling for new. Wait until its on sale it's not worth more then about forty bucks.

Another option is the thermarest chair that you fold your mattress into. It's low but it's super light weight and comfy
But boy howdy is it fiddiliy
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #200
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Or do not forget to strap it on, my Kermit jumped off the bike on the Trans Labrador this summer, bummer.
I put everything in a single bag to stop that happening (tent, tarp, shelter, poles, Kermit etc.). Sure the bag could jump off but I'd notice that whereas, like you it seems, I wouldn't necessarily notice a Kermit taking flight.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 AM   #201
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I have a hunting chair I got from walmart...it's a little triangular thing (3 legs) and is very small...but has a nice back and is OK for comfort.

I usually have no problem dosing off in it. It's camo colored...sorry I didn't find a picture for you.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #202
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I jus picked up the Helinox from rei and was happy with the feel and weight. It fit me great being 6 feet and 190. Will test it next week on my trip... Will see how it goes.
the girlfriend and i just got home from a few days out in Toroweap... camping 2up off the bike... we used the chairs and enjoyed them very much. they are very comfy and have some give. sat in my buddies Kermit and its nice but the seat material felt rigid and taught. i like a little more give.

now only time will tell how the chairs hold up but over all very happy with the purchases. packs very small and at only 2 pounds each can't beat that specially when camping 2up off a bike. every pound reduction helps.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #203
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Another vote here for the Monarch Alite chair. I found one for $49 a few years ago and love the thing. Light, packs small, very comfortable and relatively cheap. It's held up fine and it's always packed in my top case. I take it to my kids ball games too. Best bang for the buck I think and it's quick and easy to set up.
Here's one for $45

http://www.gofastandlight.com/prodin...FcxAMgod3SEAng
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:05 PM   #204
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false chair economy

I suspect there is a bit of 'false economy' when I read the posts considering a Kermit style chair to a Wal-mart style chair.

My observation and opinion;

The Kermit chair is built in the USA by an independant business owner struggleing to compete against the corporate machine.

The Wal-mart chair is procured from another country by a very large corporation employing at or close to minimum wage workers. I suspect many of those workers receive some sort of Federal or State assistance to compensate for cost of living expenses, that, as tax payers, we ALL support.

Consider your purchase with the bigger picture in full view.

Stepping down from my soap-box.....

P.S. I don't have a Kermit chair or a Wal-mart chair.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #205
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Sorry for the late review . Having had the Helinox for a couple days now I can say, I'm impressed. Packs down pretty small and is very very light as in you're scared to plop down in it at first. The pack bag it comes with is also very nice with a handle on both ends and various tie down loops along the back side.



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Old 10-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #206
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My Mantis chair just arrived... I must admit it is a very good product design, light, comfy and packs small- fits right in the pannier, but to tell you the truth it's no Kermit! Loved the seating position and arm rests of the 'ole K. sure it was a bit big and heavy, but sitting in it after a long day in the saddle was well worth the hump.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #207
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Explain how to to that

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I like the look of this chair did you buy this state side and modify it your self or did you buy it in the uk
More info on modifications and resources would be nice



I bought it less than 10 euros at decathlon in france, but you can find many beach chairs like this in sport shop near the sea,

i cut it in 4 parts (blue lines in the picture.I extracted the 2 axis showed by red arrows

After i have put 4x 16mm tube inside with a hammer, an i have drilled the tube of the other parts of the chair with a 16.5mm drill.
And to finish, i have drilled with a 5mm drill to pin it
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #208
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I picked up a Monarch today at REI. I tried it out in the store and liked it better than I thought I would. I had a 20% off coupon and got it for $60.49. REI had their brand of chair for $4.00 cheaper. It had 4 legs, but I liked being able to rock in the Monarch. The Monarch also packed and inch or two smaller than the REI chair.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:09 AM   #209
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Just saw the Flex Lite at REI. Looks like a nice addition to the list. Plus with you get the REI lifetime guarantee.


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Old 10-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #210
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Just saw the Flex Lite at REI.
Looks like a re-branded Helinox. Good price and REI is doing a 20% off any item right now.

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