Each of these photo realistic elk decoys are made from an industrial grade composite material. A heavy textured cloth is laminated to prevent glare and fading, while keeping them from losing image quality in bright light. Small diameter tempered steel rods are inserted into the material for structural integrity and wind resistance while doubling as virtually invisible ground stakes. To facilitate transport, each of the elk decoys folds and because the fold cuts do not pass through the cloth laminate, there is no obvious fold line when straightened out. The interior rods provide the needed additional support in the folded areas. The "tail end" decoy folds in half, while the "mama" and "baby" each fold laterally as well as vertically in order to make them a more convenient, compact size to fit on your pack. The largest folded size is approximately 18" x 20" x 3/4" and when every second counts, unfolding and staking out is nearly instantaneous, usually taking less than 30 seconds. In keeping with our high standards, the weight is only a few ounces each and they are all as close as possible to actual life-size.