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ImpactPS Posing Stool (20-30")
 
4.6

(based on 146 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (90)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good color value (21)
  • Long-lasting (17)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (77)
  • Indoors (60)
  • General purpose (48)
  • Studio (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (50), Pro photographer (45), Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (95)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exceptional Value, Quality Product

This lightweight posing stool is perfect for me to take on location. It collapses into a portable, lightweight piece of equipment. The legs are made to have another posing stool fit in between...Read complete review

This lightweight posing stool is perfect for me to take on location. It collapses into a portable, lightweight piece of equipment. The legs are made to have another posing stool fit in between for tight shots. This is one piece of equipment that I can't live without!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This stool does its job.

What I like about this stool is that it has no castors - it stays where you put it; and it has 10" of vertical adjustability, compared to office task stools that...Read complete review

What I like about this stool is that it has no castors - it stays where you put it; and it has 10" of vertical adjustability, compared to office task stools that usually have only about 5".

The first stool I received sagged about halfway down when an adult sat on it when fully elevated. I returned it and the second one only sags about an inch, which I think is about normal for air cushioned adjustable stools.

Some reviewers of this stool complain that it comes apart too easily. The stool I returned would not come apart at all - I had to ship it back fully assembled.

I like this stool fully elevated for portraits of children, because I don't need to get so low, and because it is too high for them to easily get down, so they stay put.

The build-quality of the stool is good. The stool itself is unphotogenic. If the stool will show in the photograph, a nice bar-stool is a better choice.

Reviewed by 146 customers

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5.0

Does the job

By Jamesy

from Toronto

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

      Nice addition to my studio. I just bought a second one as having to variable stools can be handy for photographing more than one person.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      You will get what you pay for

      By mDavis

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

      We purchased 4 of the Impact Posing Stools in the past, almost one per year.
      All 4 of them show the same problem, that is, the seat goes all the way up by itself.
      You push it all the way down but it will go up again soon after.
      I sent photos of these broken stools to the manufacture http://www.impactstudiolighting.com/.
      Their answer was 'Your products may be defective', which means all 4 stools we purchased in the last 5 years or so are all defective?
      This stool may work for a couple of months. You will get what you pay for.
      Don't recommend it.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Solid stool

      By Jason

      from Texas

      Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

      Solid product. Spins 360 for easy torso adjustments of subjects. Great for young kids who may not grasp some instruction as you just swivel the chair.

      Not the most comfortable of chairs, but comfortable enough for short durations.

      Minus 1 star for the extra padding they could have fit in there if they wanted.

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      5.0

      Solid

      By Cderosia

      from San Diego

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

        This stool was exactly what we were looking for.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Exactly What You Need!

        By Dana

        from New York, New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

          Arrived early, came exactly as described. Perfect for a portrait shoot! Easy to assemble - would purchase again!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Posing stool makes posing easier

          By Steven the Headshot Guy

          from San Lorenzo, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Smooth Action

          Cons

          • Moldy Odor At First

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

          I like the fact that it does not have a footrest since I use apple boxes for shorter people, YMMV.

          It raises and lowers smoothly.

          The seat had a rather moldy smell to it so I had to leave it outside for a few days to air it out, but it is fine now.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Just the ticket

          By nratt

          from NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

            I don't need a posing stool often, so I didn't want to spend a lot of money for one. This one filled the bill perfectly. The height adjusts over a 10-inch range, it's relatively light and easily moved around. That it doesn't have casters seemed counterintuitive ... until I realized that casters/wheels would be a mistake on a posing stool; duh! The stool seems plenty sturdy enough, goes together without a sweat, and, for me, it was perfectly priced. Once again, B&H came through!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Like fact it doesn't roll

            By mrca

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

              My stool rolls so I can change camera position. I don't want subject rolling into and out of the lights.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Posing stool adds value

              By arborville

              from Chicago IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

              Good value
              Initial set up easy
              Product appearance upon delivery very good
              In studio use

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              The perfect studio stool

              By Pete

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                This stool is a great tool in my studio, and the price was very reasonable. They thought of what we as photographers need, it is light weight, there are no wheels, so the stool stays where you place it, the height adjustment is easy, and it is a comfortable place to sit.

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                • No

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                5.0

                awesome

                By doug

                from new york, ny

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                  won't be needing another stool. but then again, it's a stool.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Buy

                  By Buck

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                  This is a great chair for the money. I looked at more expensive chair but decided on this one and wasn't disappointed

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                  4.0

                  Like Mickey Dees, i'm just loving it

                  By al_hak55@

                  from Memphis TN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                    Good value for the price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great stool, great value

                    By Tom

                    from Charlotte NC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Greasy Just Under Seat

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                    I found this stool to exceed my expectations. Not having casters, it stays put, and I don't have to worry about my client sliding away. The 10" height range is great to place the client at the height I want, far more flexible than a standard back-less office stool. It's very sturdy -- I recently had a plus size client (honestly 400 lbs) who had no issue sitting on the stool comfortably while I did some head shots. To ice the cake, B&H's price was better than that very long river in South America.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By Chernis

                    from Cleveland,Oh

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                      Works just fine

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Stool! Easy setup

                      By Marvin

                      from Plano, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy assembly
                      • Great Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                        This is a great stool. I like how easy it was to setup. You do not need any tools to assemble this stool.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good Stool

                        By foxhole99

                        from Columbia, SC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                          Easy to put together, works great

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great value!

                          By Golfismything

                          from Lewes, DE

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                            Easy to operate, highly functional, portable and great value.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product and transaction.

                            By Sgt. Bob

                            from Jackson, Tn.

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                            Product as described. Very useful for portraits.

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                            5.0

                            Great little stool

                            By In the studio

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Directions Not Up To Date

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact PS Posing Stool (20-30"):

                            This stool went together easily and is a nice sturdy addition to the studio.

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                            • No

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