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Old 02-03-2009, 08:48 PM   #46
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That's not how it seems to works in practice. Those that don't have the $ make do by sitting in the Kermit owned by the guy who just got up to stir the fire or drain his bladder. Just saying.

// marc
Hey... were you the guy in my Kermit???
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:20 PM   #47
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Hey... were you the guy in my Kermit???

Nahhhh, I'm the one kicking other folks out of mine!

When the number of campers is greater than the number of kermit chairs it's a regression to childhood games: musical chairs. The kermit's are never empty, only the people sitting in them change.

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:58 PM   #48
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I'm retired with plenty of time and no money, so I borrowed a Kermit chair and made my own copy of it out of cherry.
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It's the middle of winter, there's snow everywhere; I'm all for this solution.

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:04 PM   #49
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Laugh Titanium or Unobtanium, that is the question...

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Sat in a Kermit and yes it's very comfortable, but at $130 too rich for me. If it packed smaller you might rekindle my interest.

What we really need is the Kermit comfort/design in a Titanium frame that will bundle down to 3x3x22" or smaller.
And THAT boys and girls is the best damn idea to come out of this whole thread so far. I like my Kermit but don't use it when I ride on two wheels. On three yes, but there's not enough room on the Ninja. As far as what they cost it's definitely a subjective matter and I expect anyone on this forum could afford one if they so chose. Class, whatever the hell that is, really doesn't have squat to do with it. I'm going to buy one of the GCI sling chairs just to try it out. If I don't like it or it hurts my tender butt I'll add it to the collection of useless hardware in the garage and my kids can deal with it when I croak.

Sure would like to see the Kermit guys do the Titanium frame thing though...
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #50
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Eh? Gutless me

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Was ready to order and then stumbled on this.......

http://www.clubtread.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=56

Hmm... So there I was, also ready to order and then I read the guy's comments. Like GS Addict I changed my mind. God I'm such a wimp sometimes. Oh well...

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:00 AM   #51
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Sure would like to see the Kermit guys do the Titanium frame thing though...
It would only cost about $10,000.00
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:14 AM   #52
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I just look for spot to lean my thermarest mattress against and sit on the ground with it bent up in the back to lean against. I do crave a BluegrassPicker monogrammed kermit chair though.....
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:57 PM   #53
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It's the middle of winter, there's snow everywhere; I'm all for this solution.

- Joe
Not hard to do, but it helps a lot to have one to copy to get all the holes in the right place so it folds properly. And stainless screws ain't cheap.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:19 PM   #54
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Here's an option that I haven't seen before. The Blue Max Saddlebag Chair. It's basically a typical aluminum and canvas folding chair with legs that break apart and are shock-corded like tent poles. At $35 ($25 each for 2 or more), it might bridge the gap between the $10 cheapies and the $130 luxury models. WebBikeWorld just did a review on it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #55
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Kermit is nice, packs really small.

I just wish it came in an adult sized model

The backrest doesn't even make it up to my shoulder blades

For me it is just not that comfortable

After a long day's ride, where ya gonna rest your head? No where on a Kermit that's for sure

I now pack a much larger chair, that's nearly $100 cheaper and 100 times more comfortable

It's adjustable, has a head rest, built in foot stool, cup holder and can be strapped on your back and has a large rear storage compartment, big enough for a six pack and a couple bags of pork rinds

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Old 02-04-2009, 10:32 PM   #56
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Damn, Wibby! So much for "compact!" Can you post a pics of that beast strapped on your bike?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #57
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Kermit is nice, packs really small.

I just wish it came in an adult sized model

The backrest doesn't even make it up to my shoulder blades
Wibby-

Please see my thread on a Big 'n Tall Kermit chair. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...63#post8989063

I've spoken with Tom Sherrill, owner of Kermit Chair Co., and am trying to get him to build some bigger ones. Apparently he has a pattern, and has built some prototypes.

If enough of us contact him, maybe he'll build us a run, or better yet start building them as a regular stock item.

Interesting observation on the backrest height. I haven't sat in one long enough to notice that, I was too focused on it being a few inches narrower than I would have liked.

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Old 02-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #58
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Damn, Wibby! So much for "compact!" Can you post a pics of that beast strapped on your bike?


Here's how my riding buddy carries his

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:42 AM   #59
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Here's how my riding buddy carries his


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Damn, Wibby! So much for "compact!" Can you post a pics of that beast strapped on your bike?
Well you did ask
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:10 AM   #60
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Spoken like a true BMW rider (who can't spell argument). It actually has nothing to do with class warfare or with how much money one has to spend. It is about how much one is willing to spend. We all assign different values to different things, and some just don't find the value the Kermit chair commensurate with its cost.

It could also have to do with the shape the rider is in and how badly he needs an extra cushy chair at the end of the day.


When you finally get here at the end of the day the price never enters into the equation. Mine was actually a gift.
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