When I first bought this, I thought that it was either going to be heavy, or have junky mirrors but I was very wrong. the mirrors are very reflective, clear, and flexible, although they distort slightly at the edges, and I am happy to say when you lift the pad it feels like nothing at all, allowing you to carry it wherever you want whenever you want. The folded position is a bit too small so I generally unfold it and put a hand towel underneath the pad to prevent the mirrors from getting scratched or damaged, and although I love this thing I can’t clean it with a lint roller because it will pull up the felt stuff, but it’s not too much of a problem. I’ll just switch to a lint brush. Overall I strongly recommend this to any magician in need of a close-up pad.