Lighter than any other travel mat I've tried and SO much better The aesthetic is amazing- it's gorgeous and I love that it's so different from anything I've seen before. The material/ texture is great and I'm able to practice without slipping. The most amazing thing about it (in my opinion) is how light weight it is! It's lighter than any other travel mat I've tried and SO much better. I'll be bringing it with my on my trip to Africa this week!