This is a super cute mat I bought to use while on a cruise. The first time I used it I was dry and was laying down on my stomach in a sunny lounge chair to read a book. I got a little sweaty, not drenched, and within 30 minutes or so, I turned over on my back. I was laying there for a few moments when my boyfriend called attention to the paisley pattern on my thighs. I looked down and sure enough, the yellow-purple pattern had bleed off onto my legs. It looked like a fun tattoo but it kind of grossed me out. It didn't wash off in the pool and I had to use soap, water, and a wash cloth to remove the pattern back in the cabin. The care instructions say to wash only by hand so I don't imagine it will ever truly stop bleeding. Over the course of the trip the mat got sandy and gross. When we got back the mat was difficult to wash (I ended up hosing it down in the back yard). If you are looking for something functional and duarable, this isn't the best bet but if you want a cute replacement for lounging on a towel, this will do.
This product turned out better than expected. I also purchased the pink/blue floral beach mat for my friend to have our names embroidered on each of them as gifts for our cruise later this week. I cant wait to lay out on the sandy white beaches of Mexico in cute style!