I had at first due to some bad reviews hesitate to order the bar. However, after a few tests (incl. Underwater use) I was positive about. The robust rod goes after extensive testing without any problems apart and pushed together again. It makes a very solid impression even after underwater use. The handle is very convenient to include (non-slip knobs) and the band sits well, so I in no situation was afraid of losing the camera. All in all, it may be that some reviewers have caught here Monday models. If you get delivered a flawless telescopic pole, it is a good investment for many applications.