I bought this yoga mat as a cheaper alternative to a manduka mat and it didn't disappoint. The thickness is perfect and provides a good amount of cushion. The length is great for me and I'm around 5'9". I bought the green "Northern Lights" mat and it is gorgeous. The only problem I had was that it was very slippery at first. After regular use and washing, it eventually became ok. Overall, it is a very good mat!