Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 24
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by emmiemc I've had this mat since sometime in 2009/2010 I think. Anyways, the point is I've had it for a pretty long time now. It was a great mat when I first got it, which is kinda expected, what really gets me is how well it has lasted. After being used ~3 times a week for however long it's still doing great. I'm debating retiring this mat to morning stretching and getting a new one, but unfortunately this is the only print in this material.
Overall the only concern is that it's a little thin to spend a lot of time in tabletop, but otherwise, really one of the best purchases I've ever made. :)
February 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by al17la disappointed
I really wanted to like this mat, but I was disappointed in the texture. I returned it for another Gaiam mat which is much softer and I am very glad that I made the switch.
April 27, 2012
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