The (Towel) Mat
Thought it cured all my hot yoga problems....
In fact, it wasn't the case. I actually loved this mat at first, had everything i was looking for. Brought it to class, i did not slipped or slide..cured me from falling and solved my sweaty feet and hands. But that feeling was shortlived, after a couple of washes, the grip part of where your hands and feet go was slippery and i could not hold my poses for very long. Not only was it distracting, it made a lot of noise when i did my flows. The mat would scrunch up as i move, ultimately kicking my mat aside.
I'm really disappointed because i actually bought 2 of them...thinking the first one was just a defect (since i got it on the "we've made too much" section). But the second purchase did the exact same. I also got a couple of my friends to purchase this mat because i rave how functional and practical it is. So, for anyone reading this review...do not purchase this mat. It's not worth the money and the distraction that it brings to your practice.
May 18, 2013
This mat is terrible!!! I tried to use it in Power Yoga & it was so bad that I had to put another mat underneath so it wouldn't slip and slide. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!! I'm sorry I wasted my $$ but I love LULU!!
May 14, 2013
A one time use...
So the first time I used this mat in my hot yoga class I found it to be amazing, however, every class after that I find it to be the worst mat I've ever invested in!
It smells horribly (like burning rubber) and even worse now due to sweat and heat. So I tried to wash this mat, and while this is a temporary solution to the stains and smell, it has made my mat slippery and useless in class. All it does is bunch and stretch out when doing specific poses, I end up slipping and having to re-adjust my mat every few poses which is very distracting to my practice.
I also have permanent grey coloured stains on my mat (it was originally pink) from my sweat dripping onto it and those have seemed to become un-removable.
Would never purchase this again.
May 4, 2013
IT'S THE ONLY MAT I USE!
I only do bikram yoga and I've used this mat since Christmas and I LOVE it. I goto yoga 3-4 times a week and wash it every time I go so I can't count how many times I've washed this and it's held up great. I do not use fabric softner in the dryer as I have in the beginning and I did slip but once I stopped using dryer sheet I have not slipped since.
My only complain is it does smell rubbery still but the benefit out weighs the rubbery smell. I just love the fact I have freshly washed mat every time I goto yoga. Please don't stop making this product!!
April 24, 2013
I did like it my first three classes, but after that all I do is slip and slide. It bunches and stretches, I spent all class readjusting the mat. I tried both sides that didn't help. Plus the mat stinkes I even washed and sprayed it down with lemon water. I only do hot yoga and would never recommend this to anyone. It was a waste of money.
April 15, 2013
Great for hot yoga!
I used this during hot vinyasa and bikram and loved it for both! It was very absorbent, stayed put during movement, and best of all- when I got home and felt sweaty I could throw it right into the washing machine! Now every time I use it I know it's super clean!
April 14, 2013
slip and slide
The yoga towel mat is not all that great in hot or cold yoga. I used my mat multiple times and found myself slipping on the towel material as well as the corners of the mat that are stuck with a rubber material. Luckily I was aloud to exchange the towel mat for the travel mat that is more non stick and is even great in hot yoga.
April 2, 2013
After slipping around on my mat/towel combo at hot yoga for years I thought I would give this mat a try. SO GLAD I did!! It is a wonderful investment and totally changed my practice. The grippy words helped me stay planted in downward facing dog and the towel-ling was great! I love that this mat is washable and so lightweight. It rolls up small too, so I can take it on my travels. A definite "must" for your hot (and sweaty) yoga practice!
March 25, 2013
Motivation at my weak points
I bought the towel mat a few months ago and use it in my hot yoga class. This mat is really good and absorbs my sweat and still maintains shape. However, I have to make sure to wash the mate after every two use because it starts to loose it form and I?m all over the place with my mat, easy to clean and lightweight. The words on the mat give me motivation when I?m begging for shavasana, while in plank pose.
March 21, 2013
This is a terrible product - You will be sorry.
If I could have rated this lower - I would have. Loved it the first couple of uses - then after washing (did not use softener) it was a hot mess. Won't grip the floor - stretches during poses - just really a terrible product. Was exited about it after my first use - enough that I bought a second - never used it. I sent a note to customer service - have not heard back. Really not a yoga mat - really a towel. Acts like a towel on the floor - I am really dissappointed.
March 19, 2013