Finding myself in need of a stick for the first time, I was guided by its good reviews and chose this one. I have not been disappointed. The stick arrived well within the estimated delivery window; seems nicely made with a smooth, comfortable handle. Adjusting to the correct height was easy too. In use the stick is nice and light yet strong with no hint of bending or giviing way. The substantial rubber ferrule gives good grip and the carrying/hanging loop is very useful for keeping the stick safely out of the way where it won't be tripped over. All in all I thoroughly recommend it at least for someone my height and weight (about 5 feet 8 and 10 stone; it is possible a bigger, heavier person would need something more substantial). After a couple of months' use, I have found that the varnish on the handle chips off quite easily, spoiling the appearance, if the stick is allowed to accidentally drop. Perhaps this is more the fault of the user than the stick though. So far, I have never needed to use the carrying bag but at least it is provided.