it isn't very sturdy, especially compared to another brand I owned before this one. I was glad that I had it on when weed eating, otherwise I would have eaten something (I'm not really sure what). so it saved my face. it's better than no protection at all. I didn't use it right away. The day I used it was the last day eligible for return. I checked the next day and had missed the window. I bought two and my son said that it was pretty light weight too and the clear plastic shield has poor visibility. Also it slides around obstructing your view.