The stool works as advertised. However, there are some issues to address. At 1291 grams (2.85 lbs) in it's carrying case, it weighs the equivalent of a hardback textbook (a generous interpretation of "lightweight"). The stitching on the seat is somewhat slipshod. And assembling the stool requires considerable force. Without exaggeration, it could double as a pectoral and bicep exercise! For the price, though, it is still a pretty good stool.