Offering more cushioning than the original version, the STOTT PILATES® hot yoga plus mat is best suited for ground-based poses. It's crafted with TPE rubber on one side and a microfiber fleece on the other, absorbing sweat while providing thick padding and an anti-slip workout.
This mat is attractive and has just enough padding to protect the lumbo/pelvic/hip complex when lying face up. I should have checked the process to clean it, though. With the light blue microfiber, it will get dirty with yoga, moving on and off the mat for the standing poses. The video says to wash it in the tub or cover it with a washable towel. Ugh. Now I have to use a towel along with it? That doesn't work well with yoga - too much slippage and buckling. I guess I'll have to wash them in the tub. :-(
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend