Beautiful and great for hot yoga classes! I sweat a lot so find the mat really grippy; there is some slippage when my hands and feet are dry. I do flow and fusion classes. The mat will stretch in certain circumstances (ex. down dog, wide-legged forward fold) however it stays in place (the yoga studio I'm at has a mat surface). In comparison to my Yoga Lab Design combo mat, this Manduka mat is a lot lighter but stretchier; both have the same mat surface and easy to clean. However, this Manduka mat had a really bad rubbery smell when it first arrived. I threw it in the washer and aired it outside for 2 days. It took about 2 weeks using it, spraying it down each time before I didn't notice the smell anymore. I'm 5'2" so the mat is just long enough for me. If I were taller I don't think this mat would be long enough. B I am really enjoying this mat - it's my go to now - it is lighter to carry and I love the design!