The antenna is obviously not functional, but for those who are seeking a realistic look for their communications set up, this is a great and affordable product, even if it is only good for the looks. The antenna is made of plastics, a bit of rubber, and metal. The main body of the antenna rod is not flexible, but the blade antenna is obviously flexible. The blade is made of metal with a rubber cover. There are two MOLLE compatible antenna holders included, they are made of a tan colored plastic. I never used them, as I simply ran the antenna through the MOLLE of my plate carrier. The included faux cord is made of a rubber tube with metal threading on each of the connection points. If you were to purchase a faux PRC-152 radio shell, you will be able to screw this antenna onto the faux radio, even without the cord in between.
-High quality of the materials used.
-The finish of the product is really nice.
-Included faux cord.
-Included MOLLE antenna holders.
-Unless the antenna is folded and tied down securely, it can possibly get loose and snap up.
-It is very, very long, but that's only a problem if the above occurrence happens.
-I feel a little worried about the threading on the antenna to secure it to a radio or to the cord, but I have not had any problems so far.