The Tarp is made of 1.9 oz Polyurethane coated ripstop nylon. It's standard color is royal blue with grey trim. The Fly was built with river runners in mind, and uses the oars that they would have to be used as the poles. We recognize that people will use the shade tarp off of the river as well, and we recommend using Army surplus tent poles as an alternative to oars. All 6 corners have a steel ring for attaching an oar handle or a cam buckle for anchoring to a stake or tree. The Dragon Fly is packed to a size of 8″ x 8″ x 16″ and weighs 13 pounds.