For my application I do not need the very heavy and strong steel type cuffs. These are lightweight and easy to carry. The quality is very good with very clean locking and unlocking.I wanted the cuffing options of a rigid bar but not the bulkiness and discomfort on my belt. These fit comfortably in a belt pouch and hinge out nicely to give me good positive grip when applying them without them twisting around like chain style. The silicone lining just reduces the discomfort a little for the wearer.