I've used this product for nearly 8 years and the reason being, it is the best mesh on the market in my opinion; however, only the white met and surpasses my expectations. Not sure why the color makes such a difference. The white breaks in within 15 minutes of usage and last probably 3 months of daily use. The mesh also has a very responsive feel (responsive as in you can feel the ball VERY well in the mesh). For the first month or so, it doesn't bag out in wet conditions but after it really starts to break in, it certainly does absorb more water. The darker colors however, are very very hard. So hard in fact that they can be hard to string. However, the darker colors, be it they're so hard, do not bag out any even in the wettest conditions.