This is the first time that I actually bought a branded sketch pad as I usually just get WHSmiths own brand, but I can certianly tell the difference! This paper is amazing it has a hick texture so the paper isn't flimsy, it's more like card if anything because of it being heavyweight of course. Only done one portrait drawing in it so far but it's brilliant! You can rub out again again and the paper doesn't come away which is a massive thing for me when drawing. Highly reccomend this brand and sketch pad!