Pole holder ads try to suck you in by advertising "X pole capacity", but when you purchase you find out it only holds the poles with NO reel. Nifty slight of hand. These holders, on the other hand, will hold FIVE rod and reel combos. The foam keeper for the top of the pole works much better than the hard plastic gizmos on my last few. They mounted easily and look sharp. Downside? There is none!