We looked at various other brands, and this unit came out on top in build quality vs price. Actually very smooth, even compared to a lot of other racks. Even better to use while bench pressing. Like other reviewers have said, it's so easy just to jump on this and do the exercise. We were honestly after something cheaper (the higher price is partly just since it's not a mainstream piece of equipment with a lot of competition), but other units were just more expensive or questionable build quality/parts. If you're on the fence about which brand, I highly recommend this squat rack if you can afford it. The sales rep, Lachlan, looked after us very well, and the courier, Steve, was great to deal with and made it a breeze moving this large item into our rather small living room space. Thanks, guys!