Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel

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Our super-absorbent, Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel fits on top of a standard yoga mat, wicking away moisture and drying in half the time of a cotton towel.

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If you enjoy hot yoga sessions, or even if you just sweat a lot – meet your new favorite yoga accessory: Gaiam’s Thirsty Yoga Towels. Designed for Ashtanga, vinyasa and hot yoga, our super-absorbent, microfiber mat towel fits on top of a standard yoga mat, wicking away moisture and drying in half the time of a cotton towel. Also available in hand towel size for workout wipe-ups. Easy-care 88% polyester/12% nylon. Taiwan

Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel Features:
  • Designed for "hot" yoga
  • Super-absorbent microfiber dries in half the time of a cotton towel
  • Ideal accessories for every workout
  • Easy-care polyester/nylon blend
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24"W x 68"L

Machine wash separately in cold water. Tumble dry low.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 73 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Totally worth it! Seriously, I never knew how much "regular" towels sucked in Bikram until I bought these thirsty towels. The difference in your yoga experience is unbelievable. They are thin enough to be unobtrusive, yet they do not slip at all. And as advertised-- they are super-absorbent and perfect for all the hot yoga drips and and dribbles. But seriously, I would totally recommend these to any Bikram yogi. I ordered the blue & green, and I was delightfully surprised that the green towel has a gorgeous pattern on it; it's barely noticeable in the product photo. You will not be disappointed!!! :) June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helps me keep my grip! Hot yoga can be super sweaty! So these towels as so soft and keep me in place on my mat. I love them. Wish for more color choices though :) July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased with my purchase I have used this for two different hot yoga classes and though it is thin, it is very absorbent and does not slip or move on my mat. It isn't as long or wide as my mat, but this doesn't bother me since I am use to using bulky and oversize bath towels. The affordable price is what attracted me to the thirsty yoga towel, but the quality and effectiveness will keep me buying more in the near future. March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Yoga Towel! I've been using my Thirsty Yoga Towel for 2weeks now and I LOVE it! I can use it as a blanket during meditation and as a towel during sweaty bikram sessions. My mat is on the thin side (Emerald Rubber Mat) so sometimes I lay my Thirsty Towel on top for added cushion--it even sticks to the mat! It dries quickly and has become an all-purpose wonder tool for my yoga practice. I highly recommend having one (the large towel is the same size as a standard yoga mat) February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essential! I am so happy that I bought this thirsty yoga towel. I am definitely a sweat-er and often slip on my yoga mat. This towel is the perfect compliment to the mat and I feel much more sturdy using it. Thank you!! July 1, 2010
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wondering if this is pretty much the same as microfiber bath towels sold for traveling? I'm looking for one with some texture and color (the waffle weave ones I've found are white, which doesn't seem practical)
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would work great
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The towel is lightweight, less substantial than some microfiber cloths I have, but the weight seems just right for yoga.
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I thought this is nicer... doesn't "feel" synthetic.
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I don't see why this couldn't be used as a travel towel. I have never touched the microfiber from a travel bath towel but this microfiber is soft enough that it wont feel scratchy against the skin.
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Can Thirsty Yoga Towels be used alone? Or does it haave to go on the top a regular yoga mat?
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Hi there! In my experience, this is a towel only-- not one of those towel-mat combos. It's too thin to be used on its own. However, when you combine it with a yoga mat, it will not slip at all. Have fun! :)
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I would not use it alone it would slip
and not enough cushion
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I wouldn't recommend using the towel alone; you would probably slip off.
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Most yoga studio's I've been to have hard wood flooring. A Yoga mat provides the necessary cushion. Also, a mat provides the user a stable area to practice the balance and stretching poses. Using just a towel would be too slippery. I find it's great to have them both.
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On top of a mat. A towel alone will slip & not provide the traction you need.
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i would not use it alone, it would slip around
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I wouldn't recommend using thirty towels alone. However, they work FANTASTIC with your yoga mat!
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If you're in a Hot Yoga Class (105 degrees), your sweat will go right through the towel on to the carpet; I dont think the studio will want that. It would be better to sweat on to the towel and then the mat, plus the mat adds needed cousioning for your back and knees.
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Assuming you are asking if it can be used alone as a mat, then I would say definately no if the surface is wood. If the surface is carpet then maybe, but I wouldnt recomend it. I use this mainly as a (folded) cushion towel for my knees and as lightweight and absorbant sweat towel. My friend uses hers to layer over her mat for extra cushion. If you want an awesome thin lightweight mat get the travel mat. I recently bought one and I love it immensesly!
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I don't think you can practice on it alone if in a room with hardwood floors. I typically place it on top of a yoga mat...it adds cushion and soaks up sweat without getting sweating.
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It depends on what surface your using it on. If your using it on hardwood floors I wouldn't recommend it. It would probably slide around. If you looking for a towel like mat I would recommend our travel mat. Please see item 95-1515. It has a rubber backing to it to keep it from sliding on slick surfaces.
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The towel does not have rubber on the back but it doesn't slip on the yoga mat; it stays in place better than a regular towel or blanket.
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No... just a towel.
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No, there isn't any rubber on the back- not sure how well it stays put in a flow class... I practise Bikram which doens't cause your towel to move around too much.
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No, but they do make another towel that has rubber backing, but I cannot imagine how you would wash that. If you want a good towel with the rubber dots on the back, get a yogitoes towel.
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No, this is only a towel. You should absolutely look at the Travel Mat Gaiam sells here. I love mine it's fantastic. It's thin, lightweight, and easy to wash and care for. It's a light textured micro fiber on one side and rubber on the other.
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No. But mine does not slip on mat.
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No it does not. It doesn't seem to slip a lot but once in a while will get scooted between postures.
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no rubber backing - doesn't slip on a sticky mat - does stick on the thicker Pilates-type mats
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It does not have a rubber back but does seem to stick well to a yoga mat. I often lay my towel on top of my yoga mat when I practice
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No, but the material is able to grip the mat so there is minimal sliding.
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No, but if you have a regular sticky mat it stays on pretty well. Sometimes I do have to smooth and readjust it, but it's minimal.
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No, there is no rubber on the towel, but it seems to stay in place well on my mat.
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No rubber backing, but it does not slip on the mat.
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No, it does not
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no, it doesn't
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The towel doesn't have rubber on the back but it definitely does not slip. And unlike the towels that I've used with rubber backing, these are thick and super absorbent.
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The Thirsty Yoga Towel does not have rubber dots or backing, it is towel-like material on both sides.
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No at this time we do not ship internationally.
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Sometimes it is slippery. Not sure if humidity in studio is variable or what. Once it absorbs some moisture seems fine.
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It's not slippery at all. It's made out of polyester/nylon blend.
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Not slippery.
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It's not slippery at all - it has a semi-textured surface that feel like "grippers". I just check my tag and it's made out of Polyester and Nylon.
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Not slippery if your hands are wet from sweat or a splash fron your water bottle.
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No it not slippery it has a similar texture to microfiber but is made of the following:

75% nylon/25% polyester.
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