I use 25 gallon pots, use the handles only with dry dirt as they will break. The bottoms are thin and rip .
I have several sizes of these handled pots in both the black and more durable brown. Lifting without maintaining a straight vertical lift produces broken handles. After 1 month several of the pot walls are thin or have 1-2 inch holes simply from the dog running into them in the pursuit of squirrels -- which by the way, shredded one for their nest. Oh my. I spent the extra money hoping these would last as advertised but I don't see that happening.