While I agree that it qualifies as “heavy duty” compared to most ground tarps of its category, I found it not representative of the advertisement on two accounts. First is likely a result of outsourcing in China where metric units are standard: the tarp is 3 x 3 meters- which falls 3+ inches short on each side. Even where clearly the material is sewn to provide additional size. Second, and this is confessedly a buyer-beware point on my side, the tarp as depicted let’s the observer conclude that both sides are equally robust. This is not the case: there is a “smooth” side and the tougher one depicted in the in-line advert. For half the money it would have been less disappointing. Try a local fabric shop or tent repair shop first and see about an authentic American made-to-fit ground tarp.