Product has met my expectations. It's a strong sturdy well made product that provides a tougher workout than a lightweight speed rope. The rope is thick and when the heaviest weight is added to the handle its almost as heavy as the more expensive heavy jump ropes that distribute the weight on the rope. The only downsides I can see are the material on the handles can slip off and if you need to adjust the length it might prove tricky for some. The length was perfect for me though out the box.