I chose this yoga mat when I was first starting to take a few yoga classes. I purchased it because of the convenient carrying strap and that it was kinda of middle of the road in price. It wasn't the cheapest on the shelf nor was it the most expensive, a safe bet for when I was just starting out. This mat worked ok for the first few sets of exercise classes I took because the mat work was minimal but when I started to progress into more serious yoga classes I learned the truth about this mat. It is very slippery if you sweat the least little bit (which you hopefully will if exercising). The mat also began breaking apart at the edges, I would find small bits of the mat on my hands, feet and surrounding floor when my workout was complete.
South Portland, ME