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Old 02-04-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Question Big 'n Tall Kermit Chair- who's in?

Like many GS riders, I'm a big oaf. I'd love a Kermit chair, but they're just built a few inches too narrow- as opposed to my butt being too big... That, and the height is more appropriate for someone with legs like a Welsh Corgi...

Here's my proposal for a slightly larger Kermit chair:
-2-4 inches wider than a regular Kermit, width yet to be determined
-legs slightly longer, so need for leg extensions is eliminated

Related thoughts:
-I pack gear on a rack, so I don't care if my chair fits in a saddlebag. A packed chair that's two to four inches longer than the current Kermit Chair wouldn't give me any problems...
-no need for leg extensions would be nice, and one could get back to the "1 bag" concept that makes the Kermit Chair so appealing in the first place.

I've talked with Tom Sherrill, owner of Kermit Chair Co., in person about this. He apparently already posseses plans for just such a beast, and there are supposedly some prototypes floating around out there...

If a few of us chime in, maybe we can get him to build some of these chairs. I'd be in for one, quite possibly two. If the fat guys of the world unite, and demand a slightly bigger chair, I think we can get it!

I've read all the various chair threads, and I'm convinced that the Kermit Chair is what I want/need. I have no beef with the price, except that I don't want to pay top dollar for a chair that's fundamentally too small for me. I've thought of trying to modify a Kermit, or building a scaled-up model, but I'd rather just buy one.

If you're interested in a larger Kermit Chair, please post here, and contact Tom directly. http://www.kermitchair.com/contact.tml Let him know that there's a market for a slightly bigger chair!

Thanks, -Howie
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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I would be in for a kermit that is made for a big guy...6'4" any thing less than bucket height is ground hugging to me...
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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I am in.
I would get one.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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Thumb fat boy chair

I would be in. "if you build it they will come."
thx Mike

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:40 PM   #6
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I'd buy one. Have owned a Kermit with leg extentions and found it to be a very well made chair. Just didn't fit me. Have wondered why Kermit never made a big guy chair. If they make one, count me in, i'll take one.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:46 PM   #7
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he mentioned working on a bigger chair once or twice in the past. For now, you guys might want to look into the pico chair. Or maybe pass on the seconds.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:03 AM   #8
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I am in for one for sure, possibly 2

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Old 02-05-2009, 06:04 AM   #9
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he mentioned working on a bigger chair once or twice in the past. For now, you guys might want to look into the pico chair. Or maybe pass on the seconds.
I've got a Pico and it failed BIG TIME after a years use, never again will I trust it to take along. Sure it was covered by GSI but cost me another $20 for shipping adding on to the $129 I already had invested.

My Kermit I had for 4 years. When I sold it to a friend it had many many camping trips under its belt. Was still like new when I sold it. You can't beat a Kermit for design and craftmanship. They just need to make it a little bigger. They are really missing out on that part of the market.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:09 AM   #10
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I was just looking at Tom's Site. It appears that we might be able to get them embroidered with ADV and our names.

Perhaps if he did a run with the logo and our ADV Names we would gain the exclusivity we all demand and need

Of course we would need Permission to use ADV

Just a thought
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:20 AM   #11
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I take it you don't want to hear from us who find the chair perfect as it is
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:53 AM   #12
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I take it you don't want to hear from us who find the chair perfect as it is
Yeah, we want to hear from you. We want to hear how your bigger brothers should have a chair that's just as comfortable as yours!

Even if you're not full-sized, that doesn't invalidate your opinion...
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:11 AM   #13
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:17 PM   #14
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Count me in as long as the GVWR is up there.... where it needs to be!
Always wanted a Kermit... but could never fit in one.
We've been left out way too long! Just sayin' Fite
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #15
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I'm in!
Most chairs I've looked at only support 225-250lbs.
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