Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeoA Fine mat, love it.
I love this mat, it very well made, not slippery at all and earth-friendly. What not to love? It smelled (like rubber) at first but after I left it in the air for 2 days, the smell went away. The mat cleaner I bought with this mat didn’t work, it seems impossible to spread the cleaner over the mat, it’s just too sticky. Then I read in the FAQ that you can just shower and air-dry it. So far it doesn’t smell like sweat :)
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PoppaGee Perfect Thickness
Comfortable and excellent grip for hot yoga. Holds towels firmly in place and I love that it's made from natural rubber.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Long life
I have had this mat since December of 2008. I've been using it for a steady couple days a week since - sometimes more. This last week , I finally slipped out of back bend . That is a pretty good life for a mat. It lasted almost 5 years. There are still areas on the mat that are anti slip. I love this mat and I'm sad I have to retire my old one. I started having wrist issues the last couple years so I will need a little more cushion on my mat. This was a wonderful product and I will always buy from Gaiam.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bellabug Beautiful and Great for Travel
This is a beautiful yoga mat! It's a thin rubber, so it serves three good purposes. One, it's eco-friendly, two, it's has a no-slip surface that helps with those slippery down dog hands, and three, it folds up and fits nicely into a suitcase so it's great for travel. If you're looking for more padding, this isn't the mat for you, but if any of these other reasons appeal, then I highly recommend the wisdom print mat.
April 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susieee Great mat with one cautionary note
I chose this mat for the design and didn't take in that it was rubber so I was a little surprised when it arrived. But I love how well-anchored I feel in all the poses. It's not really "sticky" but my feet and hands do not slip on this mat.
Addressing the comments of other reviewers: Mine also smelled like the tire shop when I opened the box, but it aired out quickly. I also feel that 3mm is too thin for comfort so I use one of the gym's mats underneath.
My cautionary note is that when I put it through the washer (you wash your mat, right?), it came out STICKY! And not in a good way. It is so sticky that when I move my feet, the mat comes with me. Very awkward and disruptive to practicing yoga! So I'm ordering the same mat again and I will just wipe it down rather than putting it in the washer - lesson learned. Namaste.
June 17, 2013