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.
Could be betterReview by E. L. on 25.08.2023 19:42:07
( 3 / 5 )
One of the first things I realized when I first took my scope out is that when pointing to certain altitudes it goes hard on your back if standing, so a chair like this will make things way more comfortable, allowing to keep watching objects for more time and focusing on what you see instead of the yoga-like position you would have to stand otherwise. For this, getting one of these chairs is a must for me.
Now, this chair in particular gets the job done: it's stable, the range of heights is good and feels comfortable. But the overall quality, specially for 150 euros is too poor. As Rock22 said, the seat doesn't fold up. But in the case of the chair I got, this issue was worsened because the nuts of the fastening bar were soldered skewed, so the bolts have to go in diagonally, which doens't tell good about the quality control process. The seat cushion's back also seems cheaply stapled. Besides this, the box came with a crack (didn't affect the chair fortunately), but this could have been the transporter's fault.
Overall, this chair would be nice if it costed half its price. I don't regret buying it, but maybe I should have gone for a more expensive chair to avoid all these issues. Still, if you can make a DIY chair do it, these chairs are dead simple if you have the tools to craft them, you'll get a better result for way less money.
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