My work takes me on the road quite a bit and makes it hard to keep up on my practice. I take a practice pad w/ me, but I am looking for any good suggestions to help me keep in good form. Thanks
I bought the Pat Petrillo P4 Practice Pad before I bought my electric kit: http://www.patpetrillo.com/the P4 Practice Pad.htm
It's heavy duty and I like the multiple surfaces. When I go on vacation, I usually pack it with an extra snare stand and a small throne, but it would work just as well on a chair or table (or your lap).
I'd recommend it - but it's not compact or light - so it depends on your space availability.