Susan F here on the forum I had the pleasure to train with the other day brought a blind made by "Butch" in California. I took a close look at the blind and notice the poles. They are LIGHT since they are made out of aluminum, but strong. Best overall design I have seen and I am a stickler for equipment. I liked them so much after I got good ol' Butch's phone number I ordered 4 at 18.50 ea. 310-645-7106.