The Legere plastic reeds have been one of my favorite reeds for a long time. I used one in marching band for 4 years and was able to pick up my horn and play right away, every time. No matter how hot and humid, or how cold and dry it is, this reed will stand the test. Personally I think it has a little bit stiffer feel than a cane reed at the same strength, but once you get used to it, it's great! If you play outside, you need this reed!