Just recently purchased and used this on a trip two weeks ago. It’s not cheap, but well worth the price. Well made. In it’s attached pouch it is very compact. The sewn-in lines ensure you will always fold it up properly. And the spikes are not a gimmick - they were super useful on a mildly windy day at the park. Haven’t used the sand pockets yet. Ended up using it far more on the trip than we even thought. Easily added to a day pack. Big thumbs up.