Our tester loved being able to sit down in the shower or bath using the Slatted Bath Seat. The seat felt secure enough to sit without holding a rail. The large, strong suckers on the bottom of the seat gave the seat good stability. On the down side, when soapy, the suckers were sometimes difficult to release. Our tester felt the height was just right for a person of averag height but you might want to order the 12" high version if you are tall or have long legs. Overall the Slatted Bath Seat comes highly recommended: a good, stable seat for a leisurely bath.