Top Side is soft and stain/water resistant. Pouch is located on the top side that the blanket can pack into or secure contents. Bottom of blanket has an elastic cord to help the blanket fit snug around the feet when lounging on the couch or around a camp fire. Back Side is Rip-Stop, Stain/Water Repellent so when set on the ground, you're carefree from sand, gravel, water or any abrasive situations that could damage the blanket. Inside of the blanket is coated with a PU coating to add an extra barrier between you and the elements.