I needed a stand to hold my paperback music book open and this worked out perfectly. The assembly and disassembly was easy and the storage bag is large enough to put a lot of music in there as well. It's sturdy for a portable stand. My photo shows it in the standing position where due to the extension it is a little flexible but once you get it positioned it's fine. In the sitting position where I find it would be most used it's solid as a rock. Overall I think it is a great stand for the money.