This is our first season using garden hoops and we are very pleased with this product. We were able to plant snap peas (between snow storms), put the garden hoops over the peas and then use row covers over the hoops to form a tall protection from the elements. It also has helped keep squirrels and birds from picking at the peas. We used metal butter-fly clips to hold the row covers on the bamboo hoops. Once the snow clears, we're looking forward to using the hoops to protect other small plants and even extend our growing season in the fall. We purchased the 60" which will enable us to protect taller plants in the fall. Definitely would recommend!