The PickleNet Portable Net System (oval design) is slightly heavier than the original version, weighing 32 pounds. A carrying bag is included. The bag holds all the unassembled pieces of the net system and makes for easy transport. The top of the net features a Velcro-tension system which enables users to tighten or loosen the tautness of the net. A re-designed center rod in the middle helps the net stay at a perfect height and eliminates the problem of the rod breaking through the top band of the net. The black nylon netting is durable and the vinyl headband keeps the edges of the net out of harm’s way.