The Kermit Chair Co.'s celebrated Kermit Chair is designed and manufactured unlike any other folding chair on the market and is the premier camping chair. With a well-established design that has been unchanged for over 30 years, the Kermit Chair remains the finest built, most elegant, most comfortable, most compact, and most beautiful chair any camper can pack. There are many copies and all of them are inferior to the original.
The Black Kermit Chair remains one of the most popular in the line.
Every Kermit Chair is hand-made in Tennessee from locally sourced white oak, with aluminum and stainless steel hardware. The white oak is double-dipped in marine-grade polyurethane, which is thicker than a spray coating and protects the oak for a lifetime. The chairs are covered in incredibly durable 1000-denier coated nylon, which is cut with heat to prevent unraveling. Weight capacity is 350 lbs., yet the chair weighs only 5.5 lbs. and folds considerably smaller than other camp chairs.
No other camp chair disassembles into such a small size as the Kermit Chair, which makes it suitable for motorcycle use as well as car camping. Shown here is the Burgundy Kermit Chair. Some people refer to this chair as the Cardinal Kermit Chair. Call it whatever you may, this is a very elegant color and one you don't often see in camp.
Unlike other camp chairs, the Kermit Chair lets the user sit on and lean against taut nylon rather than in an unsupported sack, and there is no pressure against the bottoms of the thighs. The arm rests are real arm rests that actually support the weight of the arms rather than the common nylon bridges that don’t do anything except make a sack look more like a real chair.
The Forest Green Kermit Chair is the classic Kermit Chair and is featured on the company's logo. (Shown for illustration purposes with Snow Peak products, which are sold separately.)
Every Kermit Chair comes standard with a 1000-dernier black nylon transport bag with handy carry strap that is only 22" x 4" x 6" in loaded dimensions. The Kermit Chair can be quickly and easily disassembled and packed in the transport bag or it can be left assembled and folded flat.
Like the Burgundy, the Navy Kermit Chair also has a beautiful and elegant color not often seen in most camps.
Kermit Chair Specifications include:
The Red Kermit Chair is bright red and not burgundy/cardinal. The bright red contrasts nicely with the blonde oak and makes for a beautiful chair.
The Kermit Chair is available in the following colors:
The Tan Kermit Chair is the newest color from the company and already very popular. It is tan in color, but doesn't feel even slightly douchebag tactical.
The Kermit Chair Co. Kermit Table is a lightweight, portable, and elegant camp table that perfectly matches the celebrated Kermit Chair in height, construction, and style. The Kermit Table is handmade in Tennessee of white oak that is double-dipped in a marine-grade polyurethane, which is thicker than a sprayed-on finish and protects the table for a lifetime of use. The Kermit Table's height is 12" and the tabletop area is 12" x 14". Weight is about 2.5 lbs. The Kermit Table easily and elegantly disassembles into seven pieces that fit into the the included black 1000 dernier nylon carry bag that is only 15" x 5" x 3" in loaded dimensions. (Shown for illustration purposes with the Wide Kermit Table, which is sold separately.)
The Kermit Wide Table is a wider version of the original Kermit Table. The Kermit Table's height is 12" and the tabletop area is 12" x 14". The Wide Kermit Table has the same 12" height, but the tabletop area measures 21" x 16". So the Wide Kermit Table is a full 9" longer and 2" deeper than the standard Kermit Table. When disassembled and placed into the carry bag, the Wide Kermit Table measures 22" x 5" x 3". The Wide Kermit Table's disassembled dimensions very closely match the disassembled dimensions of the Kermit Chair. (Shown for illustration purposes with Green Kermit Chair, which is sold separately.)
The Kermit Chair was designed in 1989 by a motorcycle rider. There was not a comfortable chair on the market at the time that was compact enough to carry and pack tight, so he designed and built the Kermit Chair. The Kermit Chair evolved over the years and has become a cult favorite among BMW motorcycle campers, but it is equally suitable for use by all. Thousands of Kermit Chairs have been sold, and the chair has been sold primarily by word of mouth.
The Kermit Chair is a lightweight portable chair that delivers comfort and elegance not to be found in other camp chairs. Unlike modern camp chairs that are constructed with nylon and cheap tubing that is riveted together, the Kermit Chair is constructed of honest, traditional materials.
The Kermit Chair's frame is constructed from oak, aluminum, and stainless steel, giving the Kermit Chair a 350 lb. weight rating.
All oak pieces are double-dipped in a marine-grade polyurethane, which is thicker than a sprayed-on finish and protects the chair for a lifetime of use.
The cloth pieces are constructed of 1000 denier nylon that is cut with heat to prevent unraveling. Kermit Chairs are available in six different colors: Black, Burgundy, Red, Forest Green, Navy, and Tan.
Seat height is 11.5" and the chair weighs 5.3 lbs. The low seat height is a design feature to make the chair as small as practicable for packing and also to relieve the weight on the user's thighs while seated. Most modern camp chairs have the user seated in an uncomfortable position, with the cloth seat digging into the user's thighs. The Kermit Chair permits the user to sit comfortably.
This photo illustrates the height of the Kermit Chair next to some kiddie camp chairs. Unlike the kiddie camp chairs, nothing digs into the user's legs. And unlike the kiddie chairs, the Kermit Chair features armrests.
Every Kermit Chair has a five-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials which impact the function of the Kermit Chair. This warranty excludes damage caused by accidents or abuse. The Kermit Chair Company also provides a full-service repair facility for broken or tattered Kermit Chairs. A Kermit Chair can provide many decades of service and is a lifetime investment. If you don't lean the chair backward onto the rear legs, you will not have any problems with breakages.
Every Kermit Chair comes standard with a black 1000 dernier nylon carry bag that is only 22" x 4" x 6" in loaded dimensions.
A folded Kermit Chair and carry bag are small enough to fit inside a Pelican 1510NF Protector Case. The Kermit Chair is even compact enough for carry-on airline luggage. Transporting a Kermit Chair in a Pelican 1610NF or 1650NF presents no problems at all.
Assembling a Kermit Chair is very simple and takes less than a minute, although first-timers may be baffled if they try to assemble a Kermit Chair in the field without having read the instructions.
First, pull the disassembled Kermit Chair from the nylon carry bag.
Unroll the Kermit Chair and point the legs toward yourself.
There are receptacles cut into the legs.
Insert the two leg braces into the receptacles.
Make sure the leg braces are fully seated.
The metal diagonal braces point toward one another for compact storage.
Hinge open the metal diagonal braces.
Pull the metal diagonal brace up and over the locating pegs on the legs.
The metal diagonal brace will snap into place and lock.
The Kermit Chair comes with two curved braces.
The curved braces are fitted with stainless steel pins on both ends.
Insert the pin into the non-slotted end of the oak frame.
The other end of the curved brace is held stationary with a hinged locking mechanism.
Slide the pin into the slotted end of the oak with the lock held open.
When the pin is fully seated, hinge the lock closed.
The hinge lock is held closed by the tension on the fabric. With the lock closed, the curved braces cannot be removed.
There are two curved braces, one for the seat and the other for the backrest. Install both.
Unfold the Kermit Chair fully, until the rear legs seat fully against the stops.
Your Kermit Chair is now ready for you to enjoy.
For use around camp, the Kermit Chair may be left assembled but folded. Many Kermit Chair owners prefer to keep their chairs assembled but folded when they are not using the chair. In this configuration, the chair is very thin and fits into dead space in vehicles. The chair may also be transported easily by carrying it briefcase style in the hand.
Packing the Kermit Chair is very easy. Remove the braces and roll up the Kermit Chair. Place the pieces into the nylon carry bag and you're ready to roll.
The Kermit Chair Company makes more than chairs. Also available is the Kermit Table, which is designed to be a sidekick to the Kermit Chair and echo it in general tenor, appearance, and size.
The Kermit Tables are available in two sizes: Original and Wide. The Original measures 14" x 12" while the Wide measures 21" x 16". So the Wide Kermit Table is a full 9" longer and 2" deeper than the standard Kermit Table.
While the Wide Kermit Table is substantially larger than the Original, both tables measure 12" tall. They are designed to sit low to the ground and be at a usable height for someone sitting in the Kermit Chair.
Like the Kermit Chairs, all Kermit Tables are handmade in Tennessee from white oak that is dipped in polyurethane rather than sprayed for maximum durability.
And like the Kermit Chairs, the Kermit Tables are remarkably small when broken down for storage or transport. The Original Kermit Table measures only 15" x 5" x 3". Weight is about 3 lbs.
When disassembled and placed into the carry bag, the Wide Kermit Table measures 22" x 5" x 3". The Wide Kermit Table's disassembled dimensions very closely match the disassembled dimensions of the Kermit Chair. This disassembled size was the reason the Wide Kermit Chair was invented at all. That is, the Wide Kermit Chair stacked nicely with the Kermit Chair or Chairs.
Each Kermit Table breaks down into seven pieces that are very easily assembled in the field.
The secret to the Kermit Table's remarkably small size is that the legs and horizontal braces fit inside the flexible tabletop and roll up like a sushi roller, and there is no wasted space between the pieces.
Assembling the Kermit Table is very simple and intuitive. Even a caveman could do it.
An alternative to the Kermit Tables is the excellent Snow Peak My Table. The My Table is easier to deploy because it is spring-loaded and unhinges automatically. The materials are bamboo and steel, so the My Table will not exactly match the Kermit Chairs (which many people actually prefer). The folded size of the My Table is larger than that of the Kermit Tables. There are differences, but all excellent and will serve you very well.
Here the Kermit Table and Wide Kermit Table stand next to the My Table. You can see the My Table stands taller than the Kermits, and its tabletop is between the two Kermits in size. All are excellent tables.
Kermit Chair products made of wood. Why wood and not plastic or aluminum? Because wood has a natural beauty and elegance that plastic or aluminum cannot provide. Not everything in life is about sheer performance. The wood-framed Kermit Chair performs admirably with more than sufficient strength for its task, and it does so with a charm and elegance that a plastic chair cannot match. Wood is warm to the touch and very beautiful, and is much more enjoyable to use than plastic or aluminum. And wood only gets better with age. The same cannot be said for plastic or aluminum. Hence the wood. Never forget that beauty and enjoyment are functions too. That is surprisingly easy to forget.
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