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Gaiam Sol Premium-Grip Yoga Mat (8mm)

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$89.98

Practice on this premium extra thick mat with a fabric-like texture.

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Protect your joints and get more comfortable during your practice with our Sol Premium-Grip Yoga Mat from our line of professional quality mats. This extra thick mat features a fabric-like texture for comfort and a no-slip grip. The rich grass green color promotes nature and calmness and will have you reaching for this mat again and again. Made without the six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthy choice for both you and the planet.

Gaiam Sol Premium-Grip Yoga Mat Features:
  • Thickest mat available (8mm) for superior cushioning
  • Structured core prevents bunching or stretching of the mat
  • Fabric-like surface for stability and grip
  • From the Gaiam Sol line of professional-quality mats

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Measurements: 68"L x 24"W x 8mm.

Material: Natural Rubber.

Care Instructions: Yoga mats release a very strong but harmless odor when first unwrapped. Please unroll and air out your mat for 2-3 days before use. Spot clean with our Yoga Mat Wash or damp cloth with cold water and mild detergent. Dry flat. The mat may fade and become brittle and unusable if exposed to the sun for extended periods of time. We recommend storing your mat in a mat bag when not in use.

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Brilliant performance.

Meet our professional line of yoga mats for the technical demands of advanced yoga practitioners. These mats were designed by yogis, for yogis, with attention to responsibly sourced materials, mindful design and quality construction. You’ll feel the difference immediately. Extraordinary slip-resistance, superior cushioning and excellent traction let you stand out in the studio or energize your home practice without sacrificing performance. Step up to the next level of yoga. Gaiam Sol.

 


 

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous Don't buy this mat if you want to carry it to class.  It is heavy.  Don't buy this mat if you are new to Yoga and need to constantly re-position your feet.  It is sticky.  Don't expect this mat to actually measure 8mm.  It does not but it is so dense at it's core that it supports like 8mm.  I love, Love, LOVE this mat.  So glad I took the plunge and spent the extra $.  It was worth it ! March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect cushion and grip Being brand new to yoga I was worried about being uncomfortable on a hard floor so I purchased an extra thick pad. This pad is exceedingly comfortable! Some of my classmates asked if I found that it's thickness threw off my balance but that is definitely not the case. The mat surface is very grippy so slipping isn't a problem, even after they raised the temperature in the studio! I did add a pair of grippy gloves because I felt like my hands might slip a bit in a couple of poses (down dog and planks) but that could be a result of a struggling novice being uncertain of proper form. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exceptional Quality The Sol Uttama is for the long haul. Heavy, sturdy, firm, sticky... Everything you want in a yoga mat. 7 lbs. does make it heavy. I would buy this again, but it's so well made I probably won't have to! September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great support & cushioning My knee caps hurt too much on a regular 1/4" mat, so I've been using a Pilates mat of 1/2" foam for about 3 years.  The foam doesn't hold up well to the pressures of hands & feet, so I came looking for a thicker rubber mat.  The Giaim Sol is amazing - perfect thickness (8mm = 3/8"), sticky surface, and heavy enough to lay solidly flat on the floor.  It doesn't scoot around like the foam mat did.  I feel like I paid a lot, but got a good product/good value  for my money. November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mat awesomeness I super love this mat! You will NOT slip with this mat - it is textured In such a way that my feet nor hands have ever slipped. The mat itself  is not soft but very firm so you don't get  that "sinking In"  feeling you get from cheaper mats. I just super love this mat and  I am thinking of buying two more so my kids can join me (and stop fighting over my mat!) November 4, 2012
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I have been using this mat since cancer recovery...excellent choice for my joints! thx!

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We recommend that you wash the mat with a mixture of water and witch hazel. Mix equal parts of water and witch hazel (15% alcohol or less) in a spray bottle, spray your mat and wipe down. If you'd like you can add a few drops of essential oils to add an aroma!
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I have a latex allergy , will this  matt cause any reactions ?
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I take Zyrtec every night. I have for years. 
So, I can not say if it would bother me without my allergy med; but, I do not have an issue with the material of this product.
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I have a latex allergy also, and I develop cracks on my feet and hands that bleed.  So far, after continuous five-day-a-week use for the last two weeks, I have had no such problems.
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No, I don't believe there is any latex in this mat.  
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This mat is made of rubber and does contain latex.
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I would like to know the weight of this mat (and all your other mats for that matter). Thanks.
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It is heavy, and I weighed it at 6.3 pounds.
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This mat probably weighs about 4-5 lbs.  It's very thick.  I keep it in a standard yoga mat bag however the bag will not close.  When I travel on a plane I take a 3mm yoga mat.   
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This mat weighs 6.5 pounds. We do not have a complied list of all of our mat weights. If you email Product Specialist with the item numbers in particular that you are interested in I can send you the weight of those mats.
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I would like to order a yoga sling that fits the 8mm thick mat.

Do you have one?
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No, but I found that Gaiam has a  mat carrier that is brown with gold leaf and has a zippered pocket that fits it well.
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You will need to get a sling that has adjustable straps.  Mine fits in a regular yoga mat bag, however it will not close all of the way.  
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My yoga studio had a $24 zippered mesh/solid tote with sling that fit my 8mm mat well. I just bought and use that.
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We do not have a sling that will fit this mat. The only bags we have that will accommodate it are our Tree of Life Tote (05-52506), Everything Fits Bag (95-1389), or the Metro Gym Bag (95-1516).
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I am chemically sensitive and purchased a mat that I could not use because of the odor.
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It does have an odor, but not a chemical one.  It smells like real rubber.
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Smells bother me as well.  This mat smells like rubber but the longer you have it in your home the better it gets.  It's really not that bad.  I practice Pilates and Yoga at home so that I do not have to smell perfume on people in a class, so I know what you mean.
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The 8mm Gaiam mat does have a bit of odor from the rubber. I don't notice it until my nose is pressed right to it. (No odor when I do the down dog position, for example.) It is not a strong chemical smell, but if you are sensitive, you may want to go another route than the rubber mats. I read while doing online research that the smell decreases. I would say that may be true or maybe I am just getting used to it. I don't notice the smell that much. The mat does NOT smell up my car where I keep the mat rolled in its mesh/zippered tote.
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It's hard to say what smells to one person might not smell to another. I noticed it had a scent initially when it came out of the wrapper, but I do not notice one now. I do not have own this mat (I have only seen the sample here I haven't tested it) but I have owned other rubber mats in the past where they no longer smell the rubber when you sniff it but your hands might smell rubbery afterword. If you end up finding after a month or so that you are unable to use this mat, it can still be sent back to us for a refund or exchange. We will take back mats that don't work for you.
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