So far I am happy with everything about these sticks. I purchased them to use with the Helium saddle and I think they pair perfectly. I am still tweaking some things, but even using the sticks without a platform has worked out great. The only downside I wish I would've tweaked beforehand are the "suction cups" the sticks use to pair together. When I first got into the woods, 3 of them were impossible to separate, and a few of the male ends snapped off. There are some reviews and hacks to make these come apart easier, but I am already past that and have to find another way. But, they are very light and the short sticks attach to a bag easily without any overhang to snag heading into the woods. the feet bite into the tree nicely and the holes in the steps allow for an easy attachment of an aider. I would rather tweak a bunch of sticks that cost about $30 a piece instead of something twice the cost, if not more.