The Hot (Towel) Mat
I was SO excited about this mat!! I got it as a gift and I couldn't wait to start using it!! The reviews are right...it STINKS!! But I loved it anyway. The first class that I used it it was amazing. Didn't slide around at all. The second class I took it to, however, was more standing poses and warriors and it wrinkled up so bad! Seriously, it was so stretched and folded up that I had to get off of it and completely flatten it about five times during that class. I've tried to give it a little more time (I've been using it for about 2 weeks now) and its the same thing. It will be stretched between my hands and feet and then when I move it folds up (like 4-5 inch folds). It is a constant distraction and I am constantly having to interrupt my practice to fix it.
December 12, 2014
does its job but...
I've had this mat for a few months and I've used it countless times. I found that drying it in the dryer for several cycles was necessary in order to complete dry the mat. If the mat is not completely dry, I found myself slipping on the mat. Since it is so thin, I use it over a 5mm mat and it doesn't seem to slip.
However, since washing it, the rubber base seems to breaking apart. The microfiber top has little black 'dots' all over it from the base. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem. The 'dots' are very small but since I am using it for hot yoga, I found them sticking to me!
December 8, 2014
Slip, Slide and Stretch
This is the 2nd hot towel mat that I have purchased. The first was the one with all the great sayings and the 2nd, with no sayings. My first experiences with the towel mat were great. I practice hot yoga and thought I had found the perfect mat for those studios with mat surface...no need to bring my manduka. As I said, the first several experiences were awesome and then I washed the towel mat. OMG! I was in the early stages of class today and I thought i was going to have to leave class because my mat was sliding and slipping all over the place. What a huge disappointment. The sales staff at my Orlando Lululemon said no one had complained so I bought the mat (again) and was disappointed (again).
December 1, 2014
I bought this mat to battle slipping and sweaty palms in my hot yoga practice and I am very disappointed. The mat completely slides around and bunches up when transitioning from poses. Very hard to focus on the intention set for practice with this mat :(
November 30, 2014
DO NOT RECOMMEND
This mat is very slippery...no grip!! It's a safety hazard if you sweat a lot!
November 4, 2014
LOVE THE HOT TOWEL MAT
I bought this mat over a year ago & absolutely LOVE IT!!! I use it at least 4 times/week for Hot Vinyasa Yoga...I NEVER slip, I wash it each time & it has help up well! I highly recommend it!!!!!
November 2, 2014
Excellent yoga mat!
Bought one of these a year ago and it is still great!
I do yoga every morning and sweat a lot, have never slipped, even when attempting peacock or scorpion pose, plus the stuff written on the mat always makes me smile!
November 1, 2014
Take anywhere towel mat
After reading reviews for different mats decided on this one for hot yoga.. Got the lime one looks great no rubber smell, can literally roll and fold it up to go in my gym bag... My feet don't move and it stays for the most part where is should. Best part of this mat is I shove it in washing machine then line dry for easy clean up...
October 31, 2014
Sooooo disappointed :(
I bought this mat with high hopes considering everything this product claims. Nevermind not slippery when wet- it's always slippery! I am a die hard lulu fanatic, and my closet is full- I finally decided to transition onto your mat as well and I couldn't be more disappointed. I can honestly say that I have had a better mat for $15 at a department store. For the price of this mat I should be able to focus on my intentions in my practice, not holding on for dear life!
October 19, 2014
Do not recommend
I sweat a lot during my yoga practice and used to LOVE the old towel mat--you know the one that actually had GRIPS!
The current design is horribly slippery--defeating the purpose.
Please lulu folks...add the grips back!!
October 19, 2014