This stool is very unique. There aren't a lot of really good lightweight seating options out there. When I received this stool I was amazed at how small it packed. It is also super fast to assemble. There are a few drawbacks the footprint on it is pretty small and isn't very stable. It also is not the most comfortable seating choice. So you have to ask yourself if you want comfort or something lighter. All said and done for the price and the size I was impressed.