Bought this for a wedding photo shoot. The stands are very robust with gas tubes to protect your gear. Can go extremely high for mounting flash guns and brollies. Very solid, stable legs with an adjustable spread. Flexible options at the top of the pole for different uses and quick to set up and adjust. The cross bar is also solid and can be used to mount huge backdrops. We used a white, king size, bed sheet! All packs very neatly into the carry bag which offers good protection and is easy to carry. Excellent quality and value for money with lots of uses.