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ImpactPS Posing Stool (20-30")
 
4.6

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (94)
  • Lightweight (51)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good color value (21)
  • Long-lasting (17)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (80)
  • Indoors (63)
  • General purpose (48)
  • Studio (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (52), Pro photographer (47), Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (99)

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.

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5.0

Very easy to assemble, sturdy, good quality

By MuSen Photos

from East Brunswick, NJ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

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

    I was so pleased to find out how easy it is to assemble this, only about 5 minutes work. Stool is very sturdy. Good height. I bought two for a twin session. Both are 8 years old kid. The lowest height is good for them. Adult sits comfortably too. Good for posing. I will consider getting the table as well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent Value and Height Range

    By Jim

    from Hudson, Ma

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Range
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

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

      So far, so good. I just unboxed it and it was pretty much already assembled. I just had to put the center post in the base and the seat on the center post. Works fine right now. I hope I don't have the creeping problems that others have reported. We'll see. I like the extra height of this one. My old one only goes to 27 inches and sometimes I have some tall folks to pose.

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      5.0

      A very well made and sturdy stool

      By MusicMan5

      from Normal, IL USA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

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

        I looked at all the options and went with this stool because of the good reviews. Well they were right.

        This stool is very well made. Sturdy and yet not too heavy as I will be using this in the studio and on location.

        I won't use this a lot so the price was just right for my budget.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Posing Chair

        By Budman49

        from New Smyrna Beach, Fl.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light

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

          This is a no frills posing chair. The hydraulic post is very strong and the feet give a secure base. There is nothing fancy about this chair, but it sure seems capable of providing a variety of heights for set. Up.

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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.

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              • 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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              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.

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                • 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!

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                  • 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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                  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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                    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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                      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

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                      • 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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                        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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                            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

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                              • No

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                              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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