Lastolite Hotrod Octa: easier to set up alternative?

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Lastolite Hotrod Octa: easier to set up alternative?

I have a Lastolite Hotorod Octa (70cm/27.5") softboxto use with a Speedlite, but I honestly haven't used it that much because I find it cumbersome and time consuming to set up. I know there are "umbrella softboxes" available which just pop up in a second just like an umbrella. No more "assembling a tent" in other words

So which alternatives are available to my Hotrod Octa which performs equally well, is quality built and hopefully doesn't cost a fortune?

Lastolite Hotrod Octa 90cm (36") and 70cm (27.5")

I know that the Aurora Firefly Octa is a similar softbox, the difference being that it opens up/closes as an umbrella. Apparently made in Korea I'm wondering if it gives the same light quality as the Lastolite and is equally durable/well made?

Aurora Firefly Octa 2 (65cm/25.6") pop-up softbox. I believe they're available in other sizes as well.

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