I am a newbie to yoga, and have become addicted quickly. I started off with a mat which was obviously helpful, but I would still slide as my hands and feet got sweaty. I bought grippy gloves and socks, but the socks especially can be difficult as they can slide around on your feet as you are pushing back on them. I ordered a skidless towel because they had such great reviews on the site I purchased from. It did not disappoint! I haven't had to wear my gloves or socks and feel like I have comparable, if not better, traction while doing poses. I will say that I was able to purchase it through a deeply discounted rate due to a gift card, and felt that the price was really steep. However, after having had it for a few weeks, I can see how it is definitely leagues ahead of using a regular towel and would recommend it despite the price.