Excerpt: While the aluminum parts of this tripod are sturdy (the legs and center column) the plastic parts (everything else!) are suspect. I used this tripod for all of two night time sessions and the tilt adjustment knob easily got stripped, effectively ruining the unit. So for the price it's fairly sturdy, but beware that you need to be gentle with this thing! It even held up well taking 30 second exposures in a stiff 15-20 mph wind.
Excerpt: I was looking for a light tripod that was (frankly) cheap...this fills the bill very effectively...for the price (under $20 including shipping) I am amazed at the quality...while I'm sure it wouldn't compare to a $200 tripod, I think it is fine for my purposes...and, as usual, Adorama's shipping was extremely fast...ordered one day, received it the next!
Pros: Good Stability, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: For the price is a steal,very durable and strong,infact am pleased with this sunpak.This is exactly what I was looking for,I will continue to thank walmart for their excellent prices on good products like this,thats why I shop walmart first.