I am impressed with the soft, thick cushioning of the yoga mat. There is no odor. The purple is very pretty color. I am getting into my middle 50's s having the knee pad was a plus. I can kneel comfortably on the mat and or knee pad. I have had surgeries on both my knees and this mat is comfortable for my knees.
I'm very new to yoga, this was the first exercise mat the I have purchased or used. However, I have been using this mat for a month now and have no complaints. It is incredibly comfortable.