This set is a godsend for the gigging drummer who wants/ needs to travel light. Believe the hype and don't hesitate to buy! It will save your back and shoulders if you haul your own equipment. As an added bonus the included carrying bag is roomy enough for extra equipment. I was able to include another single braced straight stand, collapsible music stand, the base to my lightweight drum throne AND my bass drum pedal (collapsed)! It makes the bag heavier of course but still perfectly manageable. I will be grabbing another one or two cymbal stands soon.