The Patriot Stealth XT is a hard retractable tonneau cover that is constructed of aluminum slats. The entire cover is protected with a black powder coat finish giving it a great level of durability. The Patriot Stealth XT can be installed and removed in just minutes. To open, unlock the tailgate, twist the latch, and the cover will slide into the small canister. Once you pull on the strap to close the cover, it will automatically engage the latches and allow you to latch the cover open every 12 inches. The cover installs very easily just using a 7/16 wrench and a Phillips screwdriver.