This bucket is great provided you go in with your eyes open.
First, these are a bit softer than your normal HDPE buckets, not really a problem, but something to be aware of.
The integrated threads for a spigot are a nice feature, but will require a bit of extra attention when sanitizing. Also, you will want to ensure the spigot itself is pointed sideways if it isn't hanging over an edge of some sort, or you may well break it with a full bucket.
The lids can be tricky, they seem to sit very loosely on the bucket, however a little bit of tapping with a mallet will get them seated very tight, and while they don't have a gasket, once it's fully seated, it does seem to provide a liquid/airtight seal. The lip of the bucket has indents on 2 sides to make it easy to grip the lid for removal later, so a prying tool is not necessary, another plus in my book.
While these are meant to be bottling buckets, I ordered several to test, added a grommet hole to one of the lids, and used it to ferment a large beer, and it seems to be performing quite well, plenty of head space at 8 gallons allowed me to skip the blowoff tube and go straight to an airlock with no trouble at all.
Over all I would recommend these buckets as an affordable, decent quality solution, just be aware of the caveats.
Reviewed by: Mike