The non-skid polyester material will help you maintain a solid prone position. The front flap works great for resting your bipod and prevents debris from kicking up after each shot. There are 6 grommets that allow the mat to be held down with stakes (not included). The .15″; thick elbow pad provides comfort without adding weight and is a very nice feature when laying on hard ground. After you make the shot, simply roll up the mat and secure with a hook-&-loop strap. Next time you are heading to the field to make a long range shot, throw the MidwayUSA Packable Shooting Mat in your pack.