The Elite yoga mat is a firmer denser and heavier yoga mat for the advanced practise. The Elite yoga mat’s smoother texture provides a little more give and a little less grab. This helps in promoting a more flowing and stronger practise as more strength and balance is required to hold the posture. This mat is for the advanced yogi and ideal for the toughest Ashtanga yoga practise as well as for Pilates and other exercise routines. Jade is made with open cell natural rubber. You can say goodbye to slipping on your practise mat even if it gets wet with perspiration. Natural rubber has long been used where safety demands non-slip performance. Jade takes advantage of the non-slip properties of natural rubber resulting in the best slip-resistance mat on the market. With Charcoal on the top side with silver on bottom. Why the Fushi Team like it A very sturdy and high performance yoga mat for an advanced practise.