About Kermit Chair

The Kermit Chair was designed in 1984 by a BMW motorcyclist named Kermit Easterling. Kermit wanted a chair that was lightweight and portable enough to carry on his motorcycle, but sturdy and comfortable enough for long nights around the campfire.

None of the chairs on the market satisfied him, so he took matters into his own hands and built a chair himself. Kermit’s friends noticed his chair during camping trips and BMW rallies, and before he knew it, the Kermit Chair was born. Word spread from there, and the Kermit Chair quickly became the premier camping chair for BMW motorcycle riders.

Factory Quality Check in Red Boiling Springs, TN
Tom Sherrill, Kermit Chair Company Owner

Kermit eventually decided to retire, and in 2003 he passed the company on to longtime Kermit Chair enthusiast and fellow BMW motorcycle rider, Tom Sherrill. Tom sought to carry on the legacy of the original Kermit Chair and, with the help of some highly skilled friends, was able to establish a new production facility outside of his hometown of Nashville, TN. 

The Kermit Chair continued to grow in popularity, and it eventually found its way to the car camping and overland communities in the US, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Our products remain a global favorite of motorcycle riders, weekend family campers, and global adventurers alike. 


Tom and his family still manufacture the Kermit Chair to the original specifications and high quality standards that Kermit established 40 years ago. We at Kermit Chair Company take great pride in our efforts to provide the finest quality and highest comfort possible in any portable camping chair on the market today. 

We now have three family-run facilities in the Nashville area that continue to uphold the Kermit name and provide this timeless design to an ever-growing scene of camping enthusiasts and design-savvy backyard hobbyists alike.

We hope our chairs accompany you in your motorcycle bag, RV, or campsite for many relaxing years to come!

Final Assembly Process of a Kermit Chair