This mat is so comfortable, I want to sleep on it at night! It makes it much easier to put weight on my wrists during yoga. Definitely worth the cost. I took the cover off to clean it, and by the next day the foam had expanded so much I couldn't stuff it back in without looking lumpy. It took a while to smooth out. As another reviewer noted, you'll definitely have the nicest yoga mat in class. This mat is only 1" thick, not 2" like described. The terry cloth surface is not as sticky as I'd like for yoga. I may need to get some non-slip yoga socks. Once it wears out, I plan to use it as a sleeping bag mat during camping.
This yoga Mat is fantastic, but a little too nice for Yoga. I 'm going to use it in my basement but I wouldnt take it to a class because it just seems a little too nice... I'd be embatrased next to all the ecofriendlies on their Jute mats. For me though ... wow!... its cushy and soft and I'll enjoy it durring Yoga and camping. Well worth the money. If you are looking to pampery yourself or someone special get this mat!