I own a yoga studio and after complaints over slippery PVC mats, I did some research and tried this mat out - the price is right and it is a professional-style yoga mat. The top later is textured and has a great grippiness that my students love. The light blue mat matches my decor perfectly. This is an underrated mat that deserves some attention. The only downside is the weight makes shipping rather costly.
Reviewed by: Rosie Lee from AZ.
A good, but not great, mat
I bought this mat almost two months ago and have used it twice a week since. The pro is that it definitely has extra cushioning and feels good underfoot. The con, however, is its greasy coating. It feels greasier than any other mat I''ve bought, and I''ve felt like I have to fight to keep my stability in many postures. A wash in cool-ish water helped a bit, but there''s still an unpleasant slipperiness to it. I''ll try a light rub of vinegar & water next and see if that makes more of a difference.
Reviewed by: Elizabeth from North Carolina.
Slippery even after washing
I bought this mat in Black a year and a half ago and had trouble with the slipping out of the package. After I wiped it down with vinegar water it was fine. Super Sticky and nice and thick with out being to heavy to carry around. BUT I just bought a second mat in blue to keep in the car so I wouldn''t have to keep lugging my first mat around to yoga classes and no matter how many times I wash this new one down I cant get it to stop slipping. There definitely seems to be an inconsistency
Reviewed by: laurie from glen rock N j.
Good value for the price. Nice thickness. Only I still occasionally slide on this mat, and it''s supposed to be non-slip. I do like the thickness, and although it''s latex free it still has that odor, which I''m hoping will fade in time.
Reviewed by: Barb Fuhrman from Maryland.
not in love
Read the reviews, bought the mat. After 3 months it still isn''t sticky enough for a good downward facing dog w/o my hands sliding. Daily use. I like the thickness, but I''m not in love with it and am looking for a better option.