not a good customer service
I bought this mat, the pink one. as I was going to my class I decided to open and use it. the cashier took the packaging and throw it away without telling me anything. As soon as I opened the mat, I realized this is not a good color for yoga. It is too bright and distracting. I didn't use it. A day after I went back to the store to changed the color but they refused since I didn't have the package around it!!!!!!
If that was a rule, she should have told me to keep it in case I want to return or exchange it. I am sooooooooooooooooooo frustrated, paying more than 70$ for a mat that I am not even using it. She told me buy a new one and sell yours online somewhere!!!!! Absolutely mad & disappointed. I would never buy anything else from Lululemon and I won't recommend it to any other friend just because of its customer service.
September 16, 2014
Like, not love
I love this mat, yet it's pretty heavy. I'm not sure if the extra cushiness is worth the weight, considering I still have to use a soft pad under this yoga mat when I do Pilates and certain yoga positions. There is also quite an interesting smell, and I have to unroll it every time I use it so it doesn't stink up my car! Out of all my lululemon products, which I always love, I am unsure of this one.
September 15, 2014
I bought my mat not too long ago. It's been great thus far, but I have noticed some discoloration on the mat. Not the normal dirt and sweat issues though, I'm really careful with my mat so it's weird that I'm having maintenance issues. It's hard to explain. There not much I could find on how to care for the mat and if the discoloration is fixable, I would really like to know how to thoroughly and safely clean it.
September 12, 2014
Stickiest mat ever
I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about the smell. I left mine unwound for a few days before I used it, and the smell all but disappeared. It still has a hint of a rubber smell when I lay my face up against it, but if you ask me, that's a small price to pay for not having to fudge around with a blanket over top of my mat, wadding up all the time. This mat is the stickiest thing I've ever used, and I'm a hot, dripping, sweaty mess. Nothing is slipping here. I would suggest to all the other reviewers who are having trouble with slippage that they check to make sure they are using the right side. Apparently the ribbed side does not absorb sweat, and the smooth side does.
I bought a black one straight off, so I can't chime in about the scuff marks.
Fantastic investment, and if it ever stops working I'll have no problem going down and dropping another $75 bucks to get a new one.
September 11, 2014
the mat is hit or miss
Bought the mat last year and at first it was perfect. There is nothing out there about cleaning it, heard and read about so many different ways and products. My mat doesn't grip at all, I do mostly vinyasa and power flow yoga, so I can't hold poses like down dog. Went to a nearby store to purchase another one, talked with the sales associate who said that it was impossible that my mat wasn't sticky for how long I have had it, and that I was cleaning it wrong. The sales associate belittled me and made me feel bad, which is incredible given the fact that I was willing to drop another $75 bucks on a yoga mat, no questions asked. Felt so bad I left the store almost in tears without purchasing anything(was gonna look for some tanks as well). Been a lulu customer for years, and now I probably will never purchase anything ever again given the product quality and experience I had in the store. And this makes me really sad. :(
September 8, 2014
Love at first buy...now lukewarm
I LOVED this mat when I bought it, and for probably the first year. I had the worst trouble with slipping in hot yoga despite various brands of mats and towels. This mat completely solved that problem. However, my first mistake was buying a light color (grayish-blue). As soon as my sweat dripped on it, it turned dark blue. Embarrassing but whatever, I wasn't slipping. Now after not quite 2yrs and regular cleaning, my hands and feet have completely worn spots in the mat. Really noticeable since it's the light color, but I scope out other Mat users in class and notice theirs look worn the same. Now it's become a slip and slide no matter how well I clean it. I guess it's time for a new one (and I will still buy another Mat since I had such initial love) but I'm really sad it didn't hold up longer for the price I paid
September 7, 2014
amazing mat, but needs cleaned often
I LOVE this mat. I've never practiced with a mat this sticky, and I've tried many mats (including more expensive brands than this). I love everything about it, the size, and feel to it. I've had it about a month now, and practiced 3-4 times a week on it. I am so much more comfortable not having to adjust myself constantly due to slipping. It's a must have!!!
However Lululemon, PLEASE come out with a mat cleaner specifically for this mat. The down side to this mat, is that it gets dirty QUICKLY. Any oil on your skin will scuff this matt and those parts will become slick (especially forehead, hands, etc.). So the key is to clean this mat after each practice to keep it sticky. It will be interesting to see how this mat holds up over time, since I'm not using a mat cleaner specifically designed for this mat. I'm actually using the manduka resotre cleaner made for rubber mats, and I HOPE this is ok.
Many complaints are how dirty the mat gets, and how well it holds up over time, so I feel that a specific mat cleaner for this is a no brainer here. Many people have conflicting opinions on what is ok to use on this mat, including tea tree oil cleaners, vinegar cleaners, etc. Is soap and water the only thing that should be used to clean this mat?
September 6, 2014
New Mat Versus the Original
I have been reading tons of blogs and this one needs my attention. I must say that the original Matt is the real deal. Dependable, hared working, and above all faithful. I have seen many treat them poorly and not properly handle them like the instructions clearly state. There is only one thing that you can't do with this Mat and that is lie down on it like it is a mattress. That just doesn't work and the label states that clearly.
I would put my Matt up against the new (digital age) Matt any day. I am confident that the O.G. is the real deal and would knock the other Matt out of the game. Completely...
Just my opinion
September 6, 2014
Love this mat, just got my second one after using my first one for a year. Needed a second one since I've been going more often...and wanted to rotate two so they could dry.
This time I bought a lulu towel to go with it....used to use a non towel.
The lulu mat and towel combo provides awesome grip.
September 1, 2014
I am a yoga beginner. I bought this mat because i was slipping all over the ones at the yoga studio. I stick to this mat so well! I can now concentrate on learning the poses instead of the threat of falling off the mat constantly.
August 31, 2014