Well, it is a Gibraltar product, so sturdiness is not even a question. The word "roadworthy" is not even close to describe this. Setting it up and tearing it down is easy, and with the provided memory lock, the sitting-height stays where you set up till the end of time! It is heavy, but it has to be for stability. Only drawback is if you want to sit very low, you'll need a different throne base. This will not allow you to sit very low, but if you are tall, it may suit you. For average height, this works perfectly for parallel (legs and ground) or raised (above parallel) sitting position. Maybe even slightly below parallel, but that is not the best way to sit on a drum throne. This product is highly recommended!