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Starbound Observer's Chair (Black)

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  • Adjustable Seat for Stargazing

Color: Black

Starbound Observer's Chair (Black) Starbound Observer's Chair (White)

You Pay: $149.95

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The Starbound Observer's Chair provides a comfy way to observe those heavenly bodies and celestial wonders. This fully adjustable chair contains a padded seat and rugged steel construction.

Spending hours outside looking up at the sky can be taxing on your feet, to say the least. This chair provides relief to tired feet and a strained back. At a mere 16 lbs, it's a slam dunk purchase for the on-the-go sky watcher and celestial photographer. 

For those who take their "gazing" seriously, a comfortable chair is just about a necessity and this chair fills the bill. Durably built, this portable chair is easy to set up and break down.

Completely portable
Black finish
Adjustable 9-32" (23-81cm) (approx)
Weight Capacity 300 lbs (136kg) (approx)

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StarboundObserver's Chair (Black)
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (12)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good padding (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    4.0

    Love it, but...

    By DrK

    from Manhattan, KS

    Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

    This a great observing aid and well worth the cost. One complaint I have is that if you accidentally and slightly bump the front of the seat it comes crashing down to the bottom. I modified mine with two bungee cords from the seat to the upper cross member. Works great now.

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    5.0

    Nice Chair

    By Phil

    from Central Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

      Very sturdy, comfortable chair that adjusts to any height within a wide range. You can even take a break from the eyepiece and lean back against the frame, which doubles as a back rest. Highly recommended.

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      • No

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      5.0

      A Fine Observer's Chair

      By Price

      from Fort Worth

      Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

      After standing to observe through my telescopes forever, I decided it was time to take a seat. So glad I found the Starbound chair. It's well built, with a nicely padded seat. It also has no problem handling my 250+ pounds, and I found it quite stable on the ground. At a dark observing site white is the best color choice. The best bonus of all from using the Starbound chair is extended, comfortable time at the eyepiece. Highly recommended.

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      4.0

      Mandatory hardware

      By Marco

      from Escondido

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

        Okay.... back problems gone... the first few weeks without a Observer's Chair!!! Yikes... my back was starting to get sore... and I was not taking time to enjoy and absorb what I had in my eyepiece... An Ob Chair should be viewed as mandatory... As far as the Starbound product... I think it is the sort of the gold standard out there.... Yep, a few more expensive ones - but none that I saw that worked as well and as solid...Could one improve on the design - yes - maybe a roller design - etc... but, I am now just reaching on improvement ideas... Save your back - enjoy your viewing - get a chair designed for the job !

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Chair

        By BillS

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

          Nobody should be using a telescope without one of these. It extends your viewing time by a fact of 20 or more. Get white so you can see it in the dark.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I did buy this product again and again

          By a*stargazer

          from Sonoma County, California

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching

            Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

            I do public astronomy and already have one Starbound Observer's Chair, which I have found very useful because it easily adjusts to different heights to accommodate either adults or children. It is sturdy enough to accommodate some rather large adults.

            At the Robert Ferguson Observatory where I volunteer we set up two solar telescopes (one with a neutral density filter and one with an h-alpha.) I purchased this chair and donated it to the observatory for my fellow docent to use at the other telescope.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Clever and comfy

            By artemis

            from Nebraska, USA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Travel

              Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

              The chair arrives in two pieces, and assembly takes less than five minutes and requires no tools. Adjustment of the seat height merely requires tilting the edge of the seat upward, which frees the seat to slide up and down the supporting poles. It's sturdy enough to hold a hefty person, the white color makes it easy to see at night, it allows a wide range of seat heights, and the seat can be removed for lie-flat transport or storage. What's not to like?

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              • No

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              5.0

              Solid, adjustable, comfortable

              By pedxing

              from Germany

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Padding
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography
                • Terrestrial Viewing

                Comments about Observer's Chair (Black):

                Highly recommended accessory! Easily adjustable by just lifting the front of the seat and sliding up and down, it is very handy in the dark. Plenty of padding makes it very comforable. Solid build means no worrys about stability. Using an observing chair has made a huge difference in both visual observing and doing things like alignment. It is so much easier to take your time and be patient when you aren't hunched over the scope. No more back pain after a session with the scope!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Better than expected

                By Paul

                from San Luis Obispo County

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Padding
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy

                  Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

                  My hobbies include making furniture and welding. My telescope is in an observatory so any chair purchased or built would have to contend with short distances from the scope to the walls. I read the reviews and asked myself if I could build something that worked better and for less money. The answer was yes I could build something for less money, but not be as compact and it may not be more functional.

                  Sometimes you just spend the money. I did and am happy to report it is worth the praise it has received in other reviews.

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                  5.0

                  The perfect astronomy chair!

                  By Chris

                  from Germany

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Padding
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Transportable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

                    Excellent product. Much more sturdy than you would think. Easily adjustable and comfortable. I cannot believe how I lived without this chair for so long. I'm glad I went for this chair over some of the wood ones.
                    It is also easy to transport, the chair folds and you can take the seat off by unscrewing the knobs on each side of the seat to detach for travel to a dark site. You can also raise or lower the seat all way for car transport if you do not want to remove the seat.
                    This chair will last for years, great product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A great observing chair

                    By Dipankar

                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Terrestrial Viewing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Observer's Chair (Black):

                      It is a very comfortable chair, and makes visual observing so much more enjoyable. The chair is easy to set up, and is very steady too. The chair also folds nicely so that it easily fits in my little Yaris along with my telescope.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Yes!!

                      By yankeefan

                      from NH

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy

                        Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

                        After the telescope and mount, this is the next most important piece of equipment. Makes viewing far more comfortable. Does everything as advertised. Sturdy. Chair seat does not slip while sitting on it. Easy/quick to break down for travel. If you are using this for astronomy, get the white one, so you don't trip over it in the dark.

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                        5.0

                        Suitable for Big Folks

                        By Fritz

                        from Lyndhurst, NJ

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy

                          Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

                          Comfortable viewing, provides good back support, and accommodates big people like me (280 lbs)!

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Quality Product

                          By Deep Sky Man

                          from Lancaster, PA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astronomy

                            Comments about Observer's Chair (Black):

                            The Observer's Chair has a nicely padded seat for comfort and the chair is of sturdy construction with no sway at the highest seat position. It is sturdy enough that I added a 13" extension to the front and back for use with my 18" Dob F4.5 telescope and can sit with comfort while viewing with the scope pointing to zenith.

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                            5.0

                            Wow!

                            By colinsk

                            from Napa, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Observer's Chair (White):

                            Simply exactly everything I was hoping for. And I did not have to make it.

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