"It looks and feels like a quality item."
Our 17 month old grand daughter loves this item. I refer to it as an item because she also uses it as as assault course, when not watching the TV. It looks and feels like a quality item, however, we have only had it a short time so its durability has still be proven. We have only used it indoors at the present time so can not comment on any aspects of outdoor use. We did have reservations about its suitability for her age but she took to it no problem and seems well supported and comfortable.