Bought this for practicing my rudiments.
The Silent Stroke feature is what caught my eye, and it's great!
It is definitely quieter than the normal pad, but if you want to remove most noise, I recommend mounting it on a cymbal stand or a snare stand because the vibrations can still be heard if you put it on a desk. But it's definitely not loud!
The head is mesh, the tightness of the head out of the box is good, not too unrealistically tight but not loose either.
Overall a good purchase! I recommend this for practicing.