A good addition to my observing sessionsReview by Rock22 on 07.01.2021 21:11:49
( 4 / 5 )
I read a lot on Cloudy Nights about having an observing chair that is made for astronomy, but only recently took a serious look into getting one. At this price shipped to California, this Omegon astro observation chair is worthwhile.
I was using an adjustable and uncomfortable wooden stool, but this chair has a much better range of sitting heights. It's sturdy and stable, but I haven't tried it on grass. It is similar to another popular observing chair, but the Omegon one has wheels, which are very useful. The chair feels heavier than 6.3 kg (more like 9 kg), but the wheels make moving the chair easier. The frame is constructed of very heavy metal (cue Metallica).
I wouldn't buy this for its looks as I think it's quite ugly, but it definitely gets the job done and is comfortable. There are wood observing chairs that look very nice, but I don't care what the chair looks like (also because it's dark when I observe) as long as it's functionally smart. The seat adjustment is easy and quick.
The seat doesn't fold up, so if I want to store it flat, I need to remove the seat cushion. It's not hard to remove, but then I have a separate seat cushion to make sure I don't lose.
Overall, I do recommend the chair. I'd give it 4.37082 stars. Good/pros: reasonable price, comfortable, good range of heights which are easy to adjust, and stable on hard ground. Not so good/cons: heavy so not as easy to transport, seat cannot fold up so it sticks out/up/down when stored or transported, and the cover of the seat cushion looks like it won't last long... and for those who care, it's a little ugly.
Astroshop shipped fast, though. They get 5 stars.
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