I'll start by saying that my wife and I first tried EXS brand condoms just the other day when we reviewed their Air Thin condom. We became instant fans of the EXS Air Thin, which quickly rose to prominence as one of our latest go-to condoms.
So, we are by no means opposed to EXS as a brand. They're doing some great stuff in other areas. That said, however, our experience with the EXS Ribbed, Dotted & Flared was not nearly as spectacular. It wasn't bad; I guess I would just classify it as average.
We've tried textured condoms before and honestly haven't ever really noticed a difference. The same was true with this one. The texture was there, but it didn't do anything to heighten or diminish the experience, so its effect was a net zero.
I will say that even though the thickness of this condom is around .07 mm, a thickness that normally removes virtually all sensation and enjoyment for us, it didn't feel as thick as all that, so it wasn't as horrible as we might have expected. The heat transfer was still passable, although nothing to write home about (assuming you write home about that sort of thing). :-D
The three-star rating reflects the fact that this condom does what it should in the areas of fit and protection and that it provides a halfway decent experience, but there are many other choices out there that definitely outperform this one any day of the week. So, this chubby kid brother of the EXS Air Thin won't be making the A list anytime soon, but it could pull its weight in a pinch if necessary.
My wife and I might use this product again if there were nothing else available, but there are several other options that we would prefer instead.