Rated 5 out of 5 by peregrinita Excellent thick sticky mat
This is my favorite yoga mat. It has a different texture than a regular mat, a little more cushion and a mixture of fabric and rubber nubs on the surface. I use this on hard wood floors, which is a very luxurious, yet stable foundation compared to my regular 1/4" thick standard yoga mats. I also use this on a low pile carpet with excellent results. it's heavier and bulkier than a regular mat, so to go to class I take my standard mat, but at home, this is the mat I use regularly. It didn't need any break-in time and gives a solid, stable foundation. I don't ever slip on this mat. It also lasts forever. I have had mine now for two years and it's still going strong with 3-6 yoga sessions per week. Highly recommend!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sarah11 really nice mat, not perfect, but what is?
This mat is my new bestie. I practice 4-5 times a week, hot, power and standard (more hatha and ayengar blend I think) classes. It looks amazing, and is thick enough that all my bony bits don't hurt on the floor. It is a little heavy, but nothing compared to some of the other performance mats, my last mat with 3 m, so maybe I'm comparing it to that! In a standard class, I never slip and the mat doesn't stretch. in a hot class, I do get a little slip every now and then, nothing that makes me face plant, just a little slide. It's much better than some other mats I have owned in the past, and that's when you break out the yogi toes towel and position it strategically, once your feet are a little damp. It does stretch ever so slightly if I am really applying a lot of pressure in opposite directions, but a slight re-adjustment solves it. I don't know how it would be possible to make a product so shock absorbing and soft without it having the give to stretch. I just wish it came in more than one colour so I could get one for my husband too without being mat twins. Overall this mat rocks, It has the grip of fabric woven in, but is easy to just spray down and it's all clean, it isn't at all stinky and still looks beautiful after a year of continual sweat soaking in and being washed out. I often use it without a towel, I just have it on hand in case I need it. I am not a profuse sweater, but some of the hot classes I attend get pretty wet.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YogaRuth Beautiful mat!
I just bought this mat. I have only used it a few times and love it.The color is beautiful. It has great cushioning and non-slip grip.
October 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jsamp57 Disappointed
I loved this mat at first. It is great for hot yoga, definitely non-slip. However, after only 5 months of use, I got a hole in the mat. A piece of the rubber between one of the mesh overlays just popped out and left a round hole large enough to catch a toe in. So very disappointed to use a mat for such a short time before it got a hole. Cannot find anything I did that would have caused this. I have never even torn a mat before. Way to expensive to last only 5 months!
October 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by middleagedad Striking!
I needed a new mat and got this for father's day. First, pictures don't do it justice, it looks great! After using it, I can say that I didn't slip at all, it has just enough cushioning while keeping your standing poses stable, and just has a nice texture for savasana. My only hope is that the natural rubber treads don't erode like the last mat I had (of the same type of rubber). I have high hopes for this mat, expect it to get a lot of use!
June 20, 2012