I bought this stand for a hammock chair given to me for my birthday. I had it set up in 3 minutes and have found the construction and stability to be excellent. I like the flexibility of being able to move it around my back yard depending on how much sun I'm in the mood for. My husband likes that the telescoping legs give it height adjustability since he's much taller than I am. I've not really bothered with using the stakes, but even when I rock in the swing there's no tipping or movement from the stand. I was nicely surprised by how compact the stand is once collapsed and zipped into the carry bag. By comparison, when stored, it is smaller and less bulky than our collapsing tailgating chairs. I'd not planned to take it tailgating, but may just do that this weekend. Now if only the storage bag for this or for the hammock chair were big enough to store both at the same time. I don't know if it will have issues of rust by being exposed to weather, but I figure a coat of rust-oleum will take care of that if it does. As always, the overstock service was prompt and high quality.