Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1 out of 5 by EMburke Stretchy and Slippery
I bought this mat because I was interested in the texture and environmentally-friendly factor. Also loved the look! I, as other posters have mentioned, that I thought there would be a 'break-in' period concerning the 'stretchyness', but after 3 months #practicing about 4x month#, even in the simplest of poses, the matt will stretch another inch on me. I've fallen out of poses because of this simple reason. I haven't yet bought a towel to go on top, but this mat is also a LOT more slippery than past, cheaper, mats that I've had #highly recommend a normal Gaim mat!#. Unhappy and unsatisfied with this mat style. I suggest going for a more basic mat.
February 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by KareKare Not Happy
The mat has a very rough texture on the surface of both sides. I is also stiff and hard, I don't like the material it is made of. It is a 5mm mat but feels no different than my 3mm mat. Except that my 3mm is much more comfortable. I will continue to use my old mat, I loose $10 in shipping, not worth sending it back.
October 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rap5643 Great Mat, Great Value
An excellent mat for my practice. I practice 3-4 times a week. I also accompany it with a mat towel and I have no problems with grip. I do not practice vigorously/aggressively, so this may be why grip is okay for me. Regularly spray the mat after each practice with water and some melaleuca/lavender oil to help smells and bacteria. I would recommend this mat to others.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dolpha Excellant Cushion for Arthritic Joints
I have RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and this mat is great because of 5MM Cushion which is so much easier on my joints. It is also very nice looking. Made extremely well.
June 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JohnAK Worst Mat...
I've attempted to make the most of this mat considering I practice with it 4x's a week. Is there a "break in" period? I figured after 4 months it was going to finally start gripping. It slides and stretches during dolphin and down dog. I bought the mat with an environmental purpose in mind. At least it can be recycled (the only positive part of this). Gaiam makes an awesome product, but this not being one of them.
April 16, 2014