These are sturdy, don't tip easily and are easy to get on and off of. In addition, the color and finish is very forgiving, much like leather, even if a scratch or dent occurs, it just adds to their patina, unlike painted stools. These were actually the second set we bought (purchased the 24-inch ones first) and loved them so much we bought the 30-inch for a high bar we have.
I needed stools to use with a stainless steel kitchen industrial work table I purchased as an island for my studio. I was trying to go for an industrial-modern, loft like feeling. But the models on the page get really confusing as it's mixing the Vintage and the Gun Metal models. So I was really apprehensive about how the Gun Metal model color would look in real life as it's hard to tell by the pictures. Mixing both models together in the same page makes it extremely hard to tell the real difference even if you put the images side by side. So I was praying I'd like the Gun Metal color I purchased when I opened the box. I didn't want to have to return it and try another color (Metal i.e.)... And to be honest, to my surprise, I really... loved it!!!, The Gun Metal model looks like the real deal, as if it was made of galvanized steel, and although we know it's made of plastic, it fakes it extremely well. It's looking gorgeous and loft-modern-chic with my stainless counter. Although I just got it today, It also seems really sturdy so far although very light weight. For this price point, I could not ask for more. This was my first purchase with Overstock and I am also quite pleased by the response rate when questions arised, to top it all the delivery was extremely fast compared to the other big website. Overall, a great experience both with Overstock and with this manufacturer, highly recommended! I'm a new fan and plan to check both more often. The 4 star review is because, well, it's still not the real thing ;) but close enough. I should know, I work with Interior Design!