I purchased the Safety 1st Prelude Stages Play Yard strictly for the play yard portion and it definitely served its purpose. I was very impressed with the little amount of space this play yard takes up when it's completely compressed and stored away in its travel bag. I would regularly store it in the corner without worrying about it cluttering up my living room. Setting up the play yard took me about 2 minutes and once constructed the legs remained on the ground. The bottom of the play yard flattens out and there's a lock switch in the middle that keeps each leg in place. The side rails lock into place and can't come undone unless I engage the multiple lock points along each rail. My niece would regularly jump up and down while leaning on to the rails and it never failed, but it does shake. The mesh netting is quite durable and withstood many kicks from my niece. The only downside to this play yard is that my niece outgrew it within 8 months. She was able to crawl over the rail fairly easy at 14 months. I would definitely recommend the Safety 1st Prelude Stages Play Yard because it provides a safe contained area for a toddler to play and serves multiple purposes.