I love this mat. I practice yoga at least 4 times a week and have had trouble with cheaper yoga mats -- all those vinyasas started chipping off the foam, so I'd have little purple mat bits littering my space. I've only had this mat for about a week, but it feels thick and sturdy. I got it in turquoise, and the color is vibrant and unique. I have a feeling it will withstand the test of time--and many, many downward dogs!