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Old 11-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #309
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I'm happy to spend a bit more for US built. Especially if the quality is high...
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #310
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I like the Kermit chair too - would like to sit in one....earlier in this thread I think someone vouched for it....


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Old 11-29-2014, 07:31 PM   #311
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Right now I use the zero gravity when kids napping and I read for a while and such - I use these lafuma camp stools to sit around the campfire

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Old 11-30-2014, 06:57 AM   #313
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My principal issue with the Zip Dee chairs is the steel rail that cuts into the undersides of my thighs when I sit in them. I personally much prefer a chair without any "hard support" in that area
This is one of the things I love about our Kermit chairs. The back and seat supports are curved wood and there is no body contact with the supports. Very comfortable.
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I can vouch for the Kermit chairs. Use them regularly on long distance motorcycle rides and added them to the airstream arsenal. They are not a lounge chair by any means, but way more comfy than the Zip Dee and various ultra light camp chairs. The quality is outstanding, and while they are pricey to be sure, it's a chair you buy just once. I can also fit 4 of them in the space of one recliner style chair.

Spring for the leg extensions. Makes it easier to exit the chair with a beer in one hand.


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Old 12-10-2014, 04:51 PM   #315
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We ordered a matching pair of red Kermit chairs today with black leg extensions and cup holders...
Will report back after they get here next week.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #316
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Bruce - this will be much appreciated

Please if you will include all cost figures


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We ordered a matching pair of red Kermit chairs today with black leg extensions and cup holders...
Will report back after they get here next week.
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Did you order the wide chair or the regular?
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:00 PM   #318
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I am waiting for an email receipt. I'll share the numbers when I see them!

I can say this about the ordering process though, the owner Tom was as friendly,helpful and concerned that we get what we want as anyone I have ever dealt with!
I initially asked if he could build a couple of tall chairs so that we could forego the leg extensions. He said that he had some already made that he would happily sell me but he urged me to consider the standard chair instead for a number of reasons.
He made it clear that he really believes that the chair in its standard version (no extensions) is more comfortable for lounging. He believes that with the extensions, the chair is actually stronger and he claims more versatile too (he talks about using the chair with extensions on the front legs only to sit on a hill for example).
He then went on to talk about the history of the chair, the original designer (Kermit an IBM engineer) and how in his (Tom's)12 years of ownership the company has been fun to run. He says that he will fix any chair sent into him for free regardless of age or its demise. He says many are run over by trucks! He fixes them and sends them back...some even burn in camp fires and are repaired. About 5 to 10 chairs a year are warrantied.
He build about 4000 chairs a year and he just wants people to be happy.
If we do not like them when we get them? Return them...no questions asked.
Finally he said that he still uses his own 14 year old chair regularly. He won it at a BMW rally all those years ago and was so impressed he bought the company.

Like I said, nice guy to talk to and I couldn't resist ordering!
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Did you order the wide chair or the regular?
The regular chair. I am not worried as I can return anything. I do not expect to have any issues though...
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #320
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Speak of the devil...
Just got my receipt and; each chair $139, black extension kit $40, cup holder $18 and shipping of $12.64 per chair for a total of $419.28 for two chairs.
Certainly not the cheapest chairs on the planet but with their reputation, the money back guaranty and the fact that they are made in the USA.... not all that a risky an endevour.
I will send some pictures and report back when we see them.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:27 PM   #321
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As noted earlier, I have the Pico chairs -- 4 of them. After 2 1/2 years with them, they've been great -- not just because they fold up into the size of a briefcase, but also found they dry quickly if they are left out in the rain. One bit of "aha!" My B-I-L rocked back in the chair and it did NOT like it. I was able to get it back into operation. Best to keep the Pico grounded rather than tilted. I honestly do NOT understand all the hoop-ti-doo about Zip Dee chairs. I've sat in them and don't find them all that comfortable. My new Classic will be delivered with two of them. I expect to dispose of them appropriately to someone who'll appreciate them....oh and if I want to store them IN the trailer they'll have to go in the wardrobe.
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