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Old 08-21-2015, 06:36 PM   #519
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After assembling a few times it will be easier. Trust me. Had same initial impression. They are made to last. You bought the first camp chair you ever had to break in. Rather than wear out. It's confusing.

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Awesome. We'll see. Another guy in our unit has them an loves them.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:56 PM   #520
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After camping for over 30 years, and buying and tossing way too many folding chairs, I think we finally have the right ones.
2 Caravan Sports Zero Gravity Chairs
2 Zip Dee Chairs
2 Helinox Chair One

I'm still working on the perfect tables.

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Old 08-21-2015, 09:19 PM   #521
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Sounds like a terrific collection, Bruce!

Can't wait to hear about the tables.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:18 AM   #522
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Try the Kermit table. We have enjoyed ours.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:05 PM   #523
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We got ours.

They look fantastic.

We'll have to see how they pan out. They are plenty comfortable to sit in. But I wonder how long they'll last to be honest. It might be because they're meant to be so portable that their use as an actual chair is perhaps compromised. Lots of flexibility in the frame and seating material which doesn't instill a lot of confidence first couple times testing them out.

But we'll see. It looks like you can permanently mount the leg extensions as they have a pre-drilled hole in them and in that hole aligns with a pre-tapped starter hole on the wooden frame where the extension meets the leg. That may provide just a skosh more stability.

By the way - I don't know if it's because they're new but putting these together was NOT easy! The curved braces at the top and front of the seat required significant pressure to get them together. To be honest - since we're not rolling them up for motorcycle driving (the crowd who is their most vocal enthusiast), we'll probably leave them fully assembled all the time. You can fold them in half and that's portable enough for me.

More to come - wish us luck! 😃

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Well - we spent a week with them. I'm still ambivalent. They are definitely comfortable - I love how they look, especially with the custom embroidering. I just don't trust them yet. I'm large (not as large as a few other Kermit users who have posted here) and I'm sort of waiting for them to collapse under me.

Has anyone had problems with the Kermits? If they hold up for many years (as others have reported) they will be a good investment.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:08 PM   #524
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...Has anyone had problems with the Kermits? If they hold up for many years (as others have reported) they will be a good investment.
I cannot imagine you or your decendents ever breaking one and if you did manage to break one parts are replaceable. Even if Kermit went out of business there is nothing on it that cannot be repaired or replaced. Unlike the many chairs now on the market that have plastic parts attached.
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Over the years, I've had a dozen or so different chair brands and styles. Space and comfort are paramount with us since it is 4 of us in the airstream.

These GCI (Pico style) chairs really fit the need for us. They (like the PICO) collapse down to a (smaller than) briefcase size with a carrying strap. We fit all 4 chairs in the bottom of the hall closet in the EB 25' with room to spare.
They are comfortable, stable and sturdy and the mesh keeps your "parts" from getting hot and sweaty.

The engineering is great.

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Old 09-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #526
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I am looking to purchase a new chair and it is between the Strongback
chair which is now sold by LL Bean and the Kermit chair. I have the Strongback and clearly like the lumbar support however it has not held up as well as I thought it would. I have read lot about the Kermit chair and it gets great reviews, however it is quite expensive when you add the leg extensions and shipping costs.
My question is for those who have had one or the other or both which one would you choose and why.

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Old 09-03-2015, 04:13 PM   #527
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Urnmor - I've had both. Strongback is out - just not well thought out in terms of components. Rivets pop out etc.

Kermit - we have. Very good but honestly - I want to see them hold me up for a while 😄

Good so far but let's see how they do over time.
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Thank you I am leaning towards the Kermit however I am trying to justify the price. Can u tell me hoe the back support is on the Kermit
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:38 PM   #529
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I did order the Kermit chair and it came today. It is IMO very well constructed to include the crrying cases for the chair and the extension legs. It was not hard to assemble, however I did put the extension legs on wrong the first time.
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Hey Urnmor - I'm just seeing you asked about back support. Sorry I missed that! You've seen by now they feel completely different. I'd love it if the frame of the Kermit had that lumbar bump but it's been pretty comfortable so far.
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I agree it would be gret if it had the lumbar support however it is comfortable now that I have the feet on correctly.
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Not to derail this discussion, but has anyone heard from PharmGeek? 💊 I can't think of camp chairs without thinking of his diligent study of the subject.

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