The triple ply version is nicely made. A bit pricey (€38.40) when postage is added (to Ireland) but I suppose its a case of economies of scale. I think the quality of the materials etc. should make it hard wearing provided its not flown 24 hours 365 days, (as per advice enclosed with the burgee). Why fly at night - no one will see it! - that civil servant back in the 17th century was right to introduce the hoist at dawn and lower at dusk.