My foldable straw is cool. It seems to be well made. I just don't know know much wear and tear can take yet. It comes in a little plastic container that makes it easy to pop in your purse. I see this as a purchase for a woman more than guys simply becase it's a bit bulky for pockets. The price is subjective. It really depends on how well the straw keeps up over an extended period of use. Which i can't speak to at the moment.