These are a great cheaper alternative to industrial pipe curtain rods sold by high end stores. They look awesome and instantly undated my room to a more sophisticated look. My husband thought they were a pain to hang up. And I think removing the curtains to clean them will be a bit of a chore, but they look great so it's worth it!
As others reviewers stated, GREAT buy. This curtain looks very farmhouse chic and the wrap around is actually incredibly clever to seal out light and draft. Curtain was "easy" to install... warning you should check that where you're drilling is hollow (i.e., no concrete slab behind...). If the drywall is hollow, it's super easy to drill holes and use the standard anchors and screws they provide (might be useful if you get extra/your own though if you're nervous about their hardware). Note they come with EXACTLY enough screws/anchors for their brackets, so if you mess one up ... you're out of luck and can't complete the project unless you stop by a hardware store. If you don't have a drill, you can get metal screw anchors to drive into the wall (still just an anchor, so you would screw the screw into this metal anchor). Some reviewers expressed concern about installing this into drywall and not into a stud--we haven't had any problems (and hopefully will not). But I also purposefully chose not-super-heavy curtains (so if you're not mounting into a stud, maybe don't get the super heavy duty velvet curtains). For reference, we hung our curtain at about 110" wide and only used two side support brackets (couldn't get the middle one in the wall because of said concrete slab issue). But it is fine (so far, has been up for 2 months now). We hung three 52" x 96" blackout/insulated panels on it. Only drawback as far as I can tell is that the finish on the rod is definitely a little scratched?? Not a big deal to us, since 1) it's more of an industrial look anyway, and 2) you cover the rod with curtains... but if that would bother you you might need to invest at least double the price and get a rod somewhere else. For this price, this rod is perfect (and a great value).
I can't say enough about these rods, they are simple elegant so sturdy you do not need the center support if you you are hanging stationary panels. They look as good as custom rods I have used that cost hundreds more. I used the matte black rings and linen panels and they look sensational.
It does what a rod is supposed to do, but it does it really good! It is easy to install (I did it myself, alone), all the pieces are included in the package, and the end result is a very modern-looking, unobtrusive, nicely fitting piece of furniture. It is sturdy and does not sink low at any point of its length. The curtains' pockets slide through the pole smoothly. (I purchased the silver color one.)
Great stability for such a long curtain rod, but the part that attaches to the wall is (necessarily) wider than the rod itself. It doesn't look quite right since the curtains won't cover that part, so I would not choose this rod if I had to do it over again.
This curtain rod was heavy duty enough to hang our 120" velvet drapes that were extremely heavy. Haven't had any problems. I like that it allows the drapes to lay flat against the wall thus eliminating that annoying sliver of light when darkening your room. No complaints for me. I guess I thought the rod would look a little more industrial for some reason, but it just looks like a normal curtain rod with a few differences in color to gain that antiqued effect.