Asterion Variseat Astronomy Chair
Asterion Variseat Astronomy ChairAsterion Variseat Astronomy ChairAsterion Variseat Astronomy Chair
Asterion Variseat Astronomy ChairAsterion Variseat Astronomy Chair

Asterion Variseat Astronomy Chair

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About this product

Model:  ast_vrst_bk
Part Number:  VRST-BK

The Asterion VariSeat astronomy chair has a seat that can be quickly and easily moved to a different height for comfort and convenience. 

The seat can be positioned at 12 heights with a 70mm margin allowing the observer to easily find the most convenient position.

The lowest position allows you to stretch your legs while leaning on the chair frame for additional comfort.

Though designed for astronomy the VariSeat can also be used binocular observations or other outdoor leisure activities.

Manufactured with a steel frame the VariSeat can be easily folded for storage. The supporting legs can also be removed then stored within the chairs frame. 


Frame material: steel
Seat height: 29 - 99cm
Number of support positions: 12
Step between supports: 70mm
Maximum load: 130kg
Package Dimensions: 115x23x8cm + 37x31x15cm
Weight: 9kg

What's in the box

  • VariSeat
  • Allen key
  • User's manual
  • Packaging

Customer reviews

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Happy Purchase
22 January 2023  | 

Chair seems well made and is very sturdy once in place. Its sturdiness means that it is quite heavy to carry, but it does fold up nice and flat and is solid once in place. The adjustable height levels, stability, and seat comfort seem great for using with my 10" dob. The only reason for giving it a 4-start (rather than a 5) is that adjusting the seat hight is a bit of a clunky process (you really have to check that it is slotted in the right locations and without getting your fingers caught!), particularly in the dark. But otherwise, it's a good portable chair.

FLO's swift service was great as always - can't fault that at all and would give that 5-stars! Overall, a happy purchase.

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Asterion Variseat Astronomy Chair
21 July 2022  | 

The chair is of good quality, finished in what appears to be a durable powder coat, with no runs or flaws, and with precise welds. The stitching of the seat is neat and all is well finished. The maximum dimension front to back is circa 88cm with the seat in its lowest position - good to know if space is limited. The increments of adjustment (70mm) is for me well judged and provides enough flexibility to find a comfortable height when used with my excessively front heavy 130mm triplets provided the mount is at the optimal height.

The back stay on my sample came well tensioned so that it didn't collapse when repositioning chair by lifting it by the tubular handle above the cutout "A". Note lifting the chair by holding the front of the seat will likely cause the seat to part company with the frame and fall off.

In use (around 8 nights so far) I have found it to be stable when either perched on the front, sat well back and even when sat upon the corners. It is comfortable in use with generous padding to the seat. After several nights it inspires confidence - I am 6ft 2 inch and 15 stone.

The only negative is that it is initially a fiddle to locate the seat correctly with the seat cams inserted into the semi-circular cutouts - Essential in terms of safety. However with a little practice this becomes easy and second nature even in the dark; for me a sideways wiggle of the seat confirms all is well.

Score 4.5/5

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M Grocutt.


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