[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Let's start with weight. This item is about 150 pounds packaged. Be sure you have two people to carry or load if you are going to purchase because it's super heavy. Some items that are heavy are not always built with quality. This item is both - heavy and built with quality. Assembly can take some time and will require patience, but stick with it. The foot rails going up the ladder are not super comfortable, for small or large feet. Love all the space under the bed and can really go along way in a small room. The height of the bed scares me a little bit as a mom, but that goes with the territory. I definitely love how simple, sturdy, yet adaptable this unit is. It can grow with the kids rather than be changed out so often. The white color is also great to match with other furniture in the room. The metal material also makes me hope this unit will last a bit versus those press board beds. I would recommend this product.