I brought this to clean windows that are too curved and high for the traditional method. I wasn't expecting the same results as a traditional clean but there were a few issues:
1) The pads don't fit edge-to-edge so you can get some bunching at the edges when cleaning. (Will review pads separately)
2) The hinge is a little too supple so it moves orientation too easily which can be awkward when cleaning high windows.
It did hold the pads very well and they didn't move while cleaning, meaning that when you get good purchase it can scrub really well. Either the euro thread holder it also fits perfectly onto an Unger pole without any issues.
In my opinion, this kit will work well with general maintenance on windows already on a regular clean and the less intricate the windows, the easier you will find using the kit.
Great length for most ledges and the nut can tighten and loosen quite easily without loosing the position at all. The angles are a bit off, not being able to set it dead straight but ends up a degree off centre, so either bending slightly inwards or slightly outwards. If you're quite particular with your method, this may take a bit to get used to and will change the way you may use some products to get the right angle for a clean. It can feel a little loose too, but only a little...Great addition to a Unger pole, but other brands may do better if above issues bother you.
Once you get the belt to your size, it holds nice and tight! If buying the add ons, like the hip bucket, it holds them really well and feels like it's part of the belt.
What would be great is if you could remove the eyelets, which are designed for shoulder straps. They just make the belt a little more cumbersome, but it is only a little more.
Great to have if needing a strong belt with add-on options!
It can take some getting used to, but this hip bucket is a great companion to have your tools safely stashed away. The hinge is the best I have had as it moves quite smoothly at keeping the bucket upright, which means no spilling the water inside the bucket.
No 5 star as the squeegee holder doesn't do well at holding really small squeegees, and although it can hold other brands okay, it's really designed for Unger products.