I picked up this table before a big car camping expedition last weekend and thought I would give my two-cents. First, there were cracks in the laminate from the shipping, which was probably my misfortune, not DoG's fault. Probably won't getting around to ask for an exchange and its now dirty anyway. That aside, this product really didn't live up to my expectations. First, the table is pretty flimsy. The top is like a particle board covered in a laminate of sorts... not sure why they didn't go all metal. It works, just not rock solid like an aluminum table. Also, when its folded the latches don't keep it shut. As you're carrying it these things can pop open. Other than that its a cool concept, and the stools it comes with seem to work great. I might just keep those and buy a better table. Anyway, I'm thinking this is a case of ALPS going beyond their core competency.