The mat was nice and thick. Unfortunately, I hadn't thought about its size for travel abroad. I'm heading out of the country to a yoga retreat and am supposed to bring my mat. It's kinda too big for that. Also, it "slips" a little compared to some thinner mat. I DO like the softness and think it's fine for most uses at home, especially on a hard floor. Just know that it's THICK. Did I say it's thick?