The product description says that the "Seat adjusts from 20.5 to 30.5 inches high".This is wrong! The seat actually extends between 27 and 31 inches. This makes it a little higher than I wanted for my 3 foot counter. If you want to use this as a bar height stool then I think it works well and is plenty sturdy so far.A couple of downsides. The matte finish of the metal doesn't look very good and was scuffed in several places when I received it. Compared to the mangled box, the stools weren't in bad shape though. Also, from the picture it looked like there was some leather on the footrest. Not sure if anyone else thinks this. It's actually plastic. The seat itself is less cushy than I thought it would be. I wasn't expecting very cushy but there is absolutely no padding.I may try to return these b/c of the seat height issue but otherwise these stools look and work just fine. 4 stars minus 1 for bad info.