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_wh
Part Number:  VRST-WH

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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Asterion Variseat Astronomy Chair
Thursday, 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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