This is the deal. This pole is 5 feet tall. That's five feet of quality aluminum (or steel if you pick the Shiny). Either version comes with end caps to give it a fine finished look. If you like to pass the pole during the Airing of Grivances, and if you like to air your grievances at the dinner table, this may be the right choice for you because your less likely to knock over stemware or small children.