Depends on what you are looking for. We wanted an outdoor rug that would be rained on frequently, we were doubtful that this would be anything more than a constantly wet rag. The weave seemed thick and water-retaining -- we didn't see it draining easily. Perhaps is does these things better than perceived, but we did a little water test on it, it didn't allay our fears, we decided we couldn't risk it and returned the rug. If you were to put this into a screened-in porch, I bet you'd be really happy with it.