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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, 11:07 PM   #11
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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.
You'd weigh a helluvalot more if you had a head...

(I like the sling chair, may sell my used-only-once Kermit and get one.)

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:51 AM   #12
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+1 for the Kermit...mine gets a fair amount of usage just at home. But it still packs large.

Has anybody used one of these: http://www.extremeoutfitters.us/walk...rtmodel45.aspx

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Old 02-03-2009, 06:44 AM   #13
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(I like the sling chair, may sell my used-only-once Kermit and get one.)

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Lots of plastic parts. While trying one out at REI I had one self distruct while getting up out of it and ended up flat on my back . Got up, took a quick look around, then ran away .

Right then and there I decided this was'nt the chair for me.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #14
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I have to vote for the Kermit. I took a trail sling coast to coast in '07 and it worked ok, I found that after a while the top and bottom bars became uncomfortable even with the extra padding. One of the other comments had a link to a backpackers review saying the trail sling wouldn't hold 75#, I can assure that is false, I am 6'1 + 250# and the sling had no problem with me.
The Kermit is not as small and not nearly as light but it gives you a real chair with arms and a cup/bottle holder, I'll never leave home without it again. Another + the Kermit is made in Tennessee not China or Mexico.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:33 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by euromotorcycles
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.
Hew euromotorcycles, I did not know I had a head less twin . I originally posted this in the thread 109. Do I get copy write payments? I'll Settle for a new chair

larrylarry75: I weigh 183 lbs with my head on. Would take another pic to prove it but too lazy to put the chair together.

Had the Sling chair now for a year and after sitting in it for an hour I get a little sore. Sure do like the compact size and weight though but would settle for more comfort.

I originally was thinking of getting the Sling Light but at $90 thought it was too pricey and wanted something that would fit in my panniers.


I just found this CradleLounger chair same as the Sling Light but only $20 and a little bigger. If only it would fold in half I would consider it.



Chair: 36" x 16" x 19.5"; 23 oz./ 91 x 41 x 50 cm; 748 gr.
Headrest: 16" x 14.5"; 3 oz./ 41 x 37 cm; 85 gr.



Weight 18 oz. (510 gms)
Size 26" x 16" x 1.5" (66cm x 41cm 3cm)
Maximum working load 250 lbs. (113kg)
Maximum design load 450 lbs. (204kg)
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