No-Brainer Mat Strap
Good buy for the price.
Overall, the strap did what it was meant to do. I have a cheap lulu mat that isn't thick, but also not the thinnest I've seen and it works fine. My mat is a little thin for the straps to meet up perfectly with the velcro (in the sense that the part of the strap that people are saying "watch out around your wunder unders" is a little long) but I think that's the point because you want it to be versatile for different thickness of mats, big or small. I'm very satisfied with it for the normal price of $12, but gave it 4 stars because it went up in price. Only $4, but I did buy this within the last month and now at $16, I think I would have went with the colourful straps listed at $18 since this strap is only available in black.
May 13, 2013
I have no complaints re: this mat strap. I purchased it in black. It is very convenient for transporting my mat to the gym in my building.
January 21, 2013
Because of my bad knees, I must use a Manduka mat to practise. This strap is strong enough to hold my rolled mat and make it easy to carry. My only complaint is the Velcro....I have to be so careful, when wrapping my mat in a crowded room, not to get the "sticky" side of the Velcro to stick to my pants (it can pull and pill them). I've got a bit more expert at this with use but still, it can be a bit tricky. I always thought the Velcro was a necessity because of the weight of the Manduka but now I see they used to make this strap with snaps and I would love to give one like that a try. So while this is a really good strap that works (and apparently can double as a strap for class), it's not absolutely a great strap. Nice colours, though, and the Velcro really holds up well.!
January 15, 2013
This strap is great for thicker mats (I use the Manduka PROlite). I waited for a few months before writing a review because I wanted to see how the stitching would hold up with a heavier mat, and I'm pleased to report that the seams are completely fine. It's a pain to have to make sure that the velcro is perfectly aligned so that it won't catch on my clothing. My mom has an older version that has plastic clips, and I really wish that this aspect of the design hadn't changed. I'd definitely upgrade my strap if a version with the plastic clips is re-introduced.
January 1, 2013
Got this for myself as an early Christmas present, a few weeks ago. It?s much more convenient to get my yoga mat to and from class using this strap to sling it over my shoulders than to awkwardly shove the mat under my arm and hope that it didn?t fall. I love the bright blue color, too! But the real reason that I bought this was that I cannot get enough gear with inspirational sayings on it. My strap says ?Do one thing a day that scares you? and it serves as a great reminder to do just that.
December 28, 2012
I have to walk two blocks from where I park to go to my yoga class, and before I would just carry my mat with my gym bag. I bought the strap, and it has made my yoga mat so much lighter. For only $16 this strap is a steal! It makes my yoga mat so much lighter and much easier to carry! If you're thinking of buying it, don't hesitate because your shoulders will thank you for it!
December 7, 2012
makes even a manduka pro black mat feel lite!
makes even a manduka pro black mat feel lite! super easy and ergonomic ....but the best part is that you can wear it comfortable over anything and carrying any type of bag without it getting in the way. Another great tip is to use it as a strap.
November 13, 2012
No-Brainer Strap really a no-brainer
I wanted to wait a while before I rated this product. Right off the bat, I found it easy to strap in my yoga mat. Being so tired after a yoga session, my mat rolling is nowhere close to perfect. This mat allows easy closure and strapping in no matter how good or bad of a roll. The reason I wanted to wait on my rating was because I wanted to see how the velcro and strap would last after several months of use. The strap has not frayed and the velcro is still very strong. All and all, very good strap for the cost.
October 30, 2012
Does the job
Good strap. Holds my Manduka black mat pro without problems. Just keep the velcro away from your wunder unders.
October 13, 2012
Best mat strap ever!
Love this strap! Super durable and easy to get your mat into it without too much fumbling around. I love the colour choices too. I may have to buy one to match every outfit! ;)
I know others have complained about velcro wrecking their pants but I've yet to experience this. When worn slung over your shoulder the velcro is nowhere near my pants.
September 26, 2012