Here at Spring Chicken we found the Flipstick really easy to use – you can enable the seat by simply pressing a button! The seat is not the most stable and should only be used for taking some weight off your legs. We found the seat comfortable enough for short resting periods when on a long walk, but not much longer than that. When the seat is folded the stick can be used as a walking cane. We found that the seat jiggled slightly. Other than that, it's a good product. It arrived in easy to open packaging and the instructions were clear.