Good looking product made entirely of foam, so it is light and durable. However you have to be careful with the latex, cause it will puncture if you are not careful. Its a little to fragile to use in a classic LARP field battle as you might damage it if you are on a shield wall and pressed by the enemy. It is also small sized, really small, better for a child than an adult. YMMV but the premium price tag on this item makes the ratings for this a mixed bag.