The netting doesn't shine, rustle (much), soak up water, rot or fall apart. And, it's durable and it sheds burs. The reservoir I hunt is home to many varieties of cocklebur. Any other camo material I ever tried to use to hide my sneakboat, such as burlap or tyvek, wound up so sticker-encrusted, tangled, waterlogged and shredded that after two or three hunts I would have to throw it away. Not this netting, which I am currently readying for its third or fourth season. It is proof that if you spend enough to get the good stuff instead of buying cheap, you usually save money in the long run.