Parachute. Parachutes offer unlimited group play and exercise opportunities including cardiovascular and upper-body conditioning for all ages and ability levels. Designed for use by young and old alike to perpetuate response and movement activities, developing perceptual, social, physical and academic learning. Constructed of heavy-duty nylon, reinforced at stress points and complete with nylon handles. Storage bag included. 6' diameter with 6 handles. This heavy duty play parachute is designed to withstand the heavy use of an institutional environments like schools, after school programs, summer camps, etc. Our parachute weighs .8 pounds, which is up to 40% more than similar sized “home use” / retail parachutes.