Camp chairs small and compact

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by euromotorcycles, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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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.
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  2. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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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. :deal

    // marc
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  3. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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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.

    George
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  4. GS Addict

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    Careful 'bout them knockoff Kermits:wink::lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  5. TheRackman

    TheRackman RideTodayItMayBeYourLast!

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    Is this a chair or a toilet? :lol3

    +10 on the Kermit. :clap
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  6. torags

    torags Long timer

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    Hey... were you the guy in my Kermit??? :rofl
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  7. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    Nahhhh, I'm the one kicking other folks out of mine! :lol2

    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. :deal

    // marc
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  8. Blind Joe Beck

    Blind Joe Beck Adventurer

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    It's the middle of winter, there's snow everywhere; I'm all for this solution.

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  9. larrylarry75

    larrylarry75 Aye Chihuahua

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    And THAT boys and girls is the best damn idea to come out of this whole thread so far. :clap 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... :wink: :wink:
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  10. larrylarry75

    larrylarry75 Aye Chihuahua

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    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...

    LL75 :huh
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  11. TheRackman

    TheRackman RideTodayItMayBeYourLast!

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    It would only cost about $10,000.00 :lol3
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  12. BluegrassPicker

    BluegrassPicker Been here awhile

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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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  13. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    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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  14. War Hammer

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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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  15. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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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

    [​IMG]
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  16. War Hammer

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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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  17. UncleHowie

    UncleHowie Dances with Buffalo

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    Wibby-

    Please see my thread on a Big 'n Tall Kermit chair. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8989063#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.

    -Howie
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  18. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Here's how my riding buddy carries his

    [​IMG]
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  19. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Well you did ask:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  20. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    When you finally get here at the end of the day the price never enters into the equation. Mine was actually a gift.:lol3
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