I wanted a stick to hold a gopro camera while scuba diving, both to use for selfie video and to place the camera closer to marine life (fish will let you put a stick with a small camera close to them, but will swim away if you reach toward them with your hand). I used it on a dive, put it in my bag without rinsing it, gave it a superficial rinse in the shower later that afternoon and let it dry. It still works great and looks great. I did find that you must not lock them too tight or they are hard to unlock, but this is not really a problem, it is a function of this type of locking mechanisms on many of these products. Overall a great product at a great price.