great post. my cats stretch and scratch it multiple times a day. i have two energetic 8 month old kittens and they also enjoy climbing it and sitting on the very top of it (dont buy the extra pad that they sell, ive heard it doesnt stay on very well anyways). the material seems very durable and the post itself doesnt rock or move almost at all. very stable and not shaky. my cats seem to be kinda long so they are already stretching beyond the top of the post but i think it is okay, it is at their limit though. overall, worth it!