The mat is really smooth and actually has a really nice smell to it as well! Just the right amount of cushion, and your grip really does improve the sweatier your palms and soles get. I really like the look of the mat and the strap, and finally have a place to put some cool pins I've been hanging on to for a while. The massage balls have been wonderful - the small ball is so good for massaging the hands and face. I've used the bigger balls to massage the muscles along the spine and they've been great.
I love the concept of using cork and I use the cork in my home and work studio now!
This is by far the best yoga map I have ever used.
I am still working on getting the edges to lay flat but I know that will come with time. Otherwise this mat is terrific! I really enjoy using it. I am especially liking the massage balls. I use them on my mid and upper back and the tiny ball is great on my face! So glad I tried these.
Great product and quick shipping