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Old 02-02-2009, 09:39 AM   #16
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Been using mine for a couple of years now. Small and light enough that I always take it when camping.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:27 AM   #17
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Review on the Trail sling

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

http://www.clubtread.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=56
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:50 AM   #18
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Was ready to order and then stumbled on this.......

http://www.clubtread.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=56
That was my experience as well, not at all comfy, I sent mine back.

Instead I bought this...

http://www.rei.com/product/767164

Expensive, I think Costco has them cheaper, but I used it for 80% of the weekends last year at my daughter's softball games and it has held up well. Takes about 2 secs to setup and is quite comfy. I strap it right on my Givi Trunk without any issues.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:26 AM   #19
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+ 1 Kermit. Packs small, easy to set up.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:24 PM   #20
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I tried a friends Trail Sling before I got my Kermit and thought it was uncomfortable on the back in that "slumped" sitting position, plus I had no place to put my arms except let them drag on the ground or keep them crossed in my lap.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:30 PM   #21
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Also got a Trail-sling, never thought it was very comfortable, doubt I could last an hour in it, but for $20, what the hell. Have a PICO, and that is very comfortable with super quick set-up/take-down, but a bit heavy and large for the bike.

These air mattress chairs have always proven to be comfy for me, for like a pound of weight and almost no volume, everyone's got them. Only problem is you're sitting on the dirt or need a ground cloth.



Gotta try a Kermit one day.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:02 PM   #22
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+1 Kermit

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:24 PM   #23
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+ 1 Kermit. Packs small, easy to set up.
You forgot comfortable

They cost more than a rear tire, but last a lot longer
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:44 PM   #24
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+1 for Kermit comfort, but the set up is a pain. But that Pico is interesting engineering. It beats the Kermit setup hands down, I haven't tried the comfort side, I only need one camp chair.

A tip for other Kermit owners: I rubbed the dowl ends with paraffin to lubricate.

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:35 PM   #25
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I've owned a Kermit, a Pico, and several $5-$10 chairs. The one I favor and use the most is my infateable Crazy Creek airchair. The one I have isn't the longback as shown below, don't believe they make it anymore. The longback http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___41256 can only be much better.



Iv'e had mine for over two years now and bought it on hunch thinking it would work out GREAT if it fit in one of my side bags. Deflated, rolled up, and in it sack it fits nice in the lid of one Jesse bag. Green bag is the chair.



Would not be a problem getting 2 of them in the lid. When camping there is alway some sort of picnic table and its nice to have something that not only insulates from the cold but is comfortable in the heat too. Put it down on top of one of those $5 chairs and you've got one comfortable insulated place for the evening.



I thought of getting one of those things that converts my Big Agus air mattress to a chair but would rather not risk a hole and giving up a good nights sleep.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #26
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Kermit chair:


Packs to 22" x 4" x 6"
Cost: $130

Game Winner Jr. chair from Academy:


Packs to 22" x 4" x 4"
Cost: $10

Yes, I'm cheap, but it's actually a pretty comfortable chair. It packs nice and small, sets up in seconds and I could buy 13 of them for the price of one Kermit chair.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:07 PM   #27
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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, 01:51 AM   #28
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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, 05:44 AM   #29
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(I like the sling chair, may sell my used-only-once Kermit and get one.)

LL75
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, 08:24 AM   #30
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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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