This is my usual stitching chair in my bedroom. I have my own TV and DVR so I am set for hour of stitching goodness. I would say this chair has normal sized arm rests which is important to consider when looking at stands. I think your most important factor when investing in a stand is to think about the chair you will most often be working at. If you have a Lazy Boy type of chair or one of the Italian leather chairs with the round bottoms, the System 4 may not work for you.
This is my chaise with my Lowery stand and the long arm attachment. I am demonstrating with a project that is on 11x11 stretcher bars and I would consider this to be a medium size project. Notice with the long arm, the project is about at the middle of my chair so this is very comfortable to work on.
Now lets move on to the System 4. I bought the System 4 folding stand for travel. Mainly because I was taking a big project at one of the National Seminars. I think the regular stands will work pretty much the same way other than it will not fold up. I personally really like the fact that this folds up and I have it stored above in a yoga mat bag. I really like the Hug Me bags but I have not brought myself to spend as much money on a bag as the stand itself. My yoga mat bag was something like $25.00 on Amazon and it stores my yoga mat when I am not traveling with my stand.
This picture is my System 4 with my chair. It is really not long enough to work with this chair. Again I am cuddled into the corner with this stand.
Okay that is my take on the two stands. I am lucky to have both stands. They both have there advantages and disadvantages. These are not small purchases so look around for the best prices. I don't remember much about buying the Lowery but with the System 4, I wanted to support a local shop. She was $100 dollars more than what I found from a lady on the West Coast and a shop in Florida so needless to say, the local shop did not get my business.
Well there are many other things going on in life right now but I think I have had a long enough post. Hope you all enjoy your weekend. I am sure looking forward to being home.