I needed a couple of good, and reasonably priced, stools for my studio and gave these a try. After using them for a couple of months, I have to say I think these are worth the price. They seem well made and the height adjustment works well. While the seat is just a bit stiff, I hope that means that they will tend to last a long time. I wouldn't want to sit on one of these for hours but, clients, or other guests, to use for a while, they suit my needs. I did knock off 1 star for the finish on one of the stools. Some of the chrome on one of them (just 3-4 little spots but they're noticeable) was messed up but I didn't want to have to pack them back up to send them back and exchange them so I thought I'd just ignore the flaws.Otherwise, for versatile, occasional, short duration extra seating, these stools are a pretty good deal.