For the price, I was skeptical of this piece of gear, but it had good reviews and unfortunately I had no other choice for my current home gym due to ceiling height and space restrictions for my water bag. But now that I have it, I would say it’s not only exceeded my expectations but if I could just have one bag, this would be it. The hide is very tough, but still easy on the skin for striking without gloves. The piece weighs more than I expected and it’s not easy to move around without two people. It doesn’t move from place even with hard strikes and kicks, and mine is set on a laminate floor. The base is heavy enough that it really doesn’t tip over unless you pull it to the ground. I don’t think this would take the place of a standard hanging heavy bag for developing striking power, but it provides strong resistance and excellent feedback that I feel most novice practitioners like myself can use for a long time to come.