This toy is made out of tempered glass with a swirled texture that wraps around it from the base to about an inch below the tip. Lube is highly recommended to reduce the friction caused by using glass toys.
At first, I was not too crazy about the design, but I think I may have been using it upside down. Once I figured out which way it was probably designed to be used, I thought it was a very effective design, with the swirls being the standout feature. This toy measures 6-1/2" insertable by 1-3/8" in diameter, making it ideal for most people, especially those looking for something slightly longer than average. Also, the tip is somewhat bulbous, which for me created somewhat of a "pop" when I initially inserted it.
I cannot stress enough how amazing the swirls are on this thing. They are pronounced, but not so much that a beginner would not get enjoyment out of this toy as well. A slightly less phallic design would have probably appealed to a wider audience, but this minor detail does not detract from the overall function of the toy.
Glass is a pretty easy material to take care of. It is non-porous, and cleaning can be done with warm water and soap, in the dishwasher (top shelf, no detergent), by boiling, or with a 10% bleach solution. It should, however, be regularly inspected for chips and cracks. You should discontinue using it if damage occurs. Glass is compatible with all types of lubricants.
The packaging was nothing spectacular. It was a generic looking black cardboard box with a foam insert to protect the toy. No storage pouch or instructions were included.