The RPS Studio 8 x 9 ft. Portable Background Stand features solid construction with metal collars an aluminum crossbar and aluminum uprights with a black finish to reduce reflections. The diameter of the largest section is 1.2 inches. The uprights extend from 34 inches to 8 feet. The crossbar has 4 sections and extends from 5 feet to 9.7 feet. The maximum load for the stand is 16 pounds. Comes with heavy-duty carrying case.