The Mat 3mm
Great stickiness, allergic reaction
I bought this mat about a month ago to use as a travel mat, but loved how sticky it was and started using it as my regular yoga mat. It's amazingly sticky/grippy even in hot, sweaty vinyasa classes, and the 3mm thickness is fine for regular classes and easy to carry around. However, I have been getting a weird face and hand rash almost every day? and realized that it starts almost immediately after using this mat and happens only on the days I practice with this mat. I'm not allergic to rubber/latex, as I've always practiced with a Jade rubber mat. If there's something allergenic in the Lulu mat, there should be a warning on the label. I'm really bummed because otherwise it seems like a great mat? but toxic for my every day practice.
March 20, 2015
Functional but impossible to keep clean
I have a regular size The Mat (in black) that I cannot live without, but it can get super heavy to carry around. I ordered this as a "travel" mat for times when I don't or can't carry around the heavier mat. While it is thinner and not as cushy as The Mat (which I obviously expected because it's smaller), the stickiness is still there and it functions just great as the secondary mat for which I bought it. I got the power purple, which is really pretty.
I bought this last August and started using it very regularly in October. As I mentioned it worked great for what I bought it for, but after a couple of months it got so dirty looking that I'm embarrassed to bring it to class. I always clean my mat after every class, which normally keeps it looking just fine, but not with this mat. I've tried everything: lemon juice, vinegar, soaking in baking soda. I cannot get this thing cleaned, it's like it's permanently stained with dirt. So, now it just sits rolled up in the corner, pretty much unusable to me. It's unfortunate.
March 13, 2015
I purchased this mat to take with with me to my YTT in India and I was told this was the best mat. Within the first 10 minutes on my first day it started to peel and rub off all over my tights and on the floor. I'm really not impressed with this mat. I buy all my yoga stuff from lululemon and I've never been this disappointed. It upsets me because I wanted a good mat and spent quite a bit on it. I've got some back issues so I needed a good quality mat. This unfortunately is not one. I hope when I get back home something can be done about this situation.
March 13, 2015
Not so sweat absorbing?
I purchased this mat in ultra violet as an update to my old mat based on the recommendation from the girl at the store. I explained to her that I would be using it for Bikram, and she ensured me that as long as I used it with The Towel, it would be fine and wick away moisture easily.
I've used this mat once, and sweat had soaked through the towel onto the mat... Not a big deal, but FOUR hours later, it's still hanging over my shower rod trying to dry. I live in a small NYC apartment, and my roommates are less than thrilled. I know that I sweat a lot during Bikram, but especially having used the towel (which dried super quickly and was great!), I don't understand why the mat still has a sweat mark on it and it's been hanging to dry for so long? I've opened the window to try and get it to dry quicker, etc. and nothing is helping. Is this pretty normal? Am I going to have to let this air dry for several hours all of the time? Or does it just retain sweat marks? It feels dry, but clearly is not and I obviously don't want a yoga mat that retains sweat marks. Really disappointed.
March 7, 2015
So I wrote an extremely long review about how much I love this mat, but it didn't save so all I'm going to say is: LOVE. My fingers did not slip at all in downward dog, no matter how dry or sweaty they were. I would recommend this mat to anyone and do NOT understand how there are any bad reviews at all.
Get it, you won't be disappointed. And if you are by some chance, return it any time.
OH and there are so many better colors in stores than online.
March 5, 2015
I do yoga 5 days a week, preferably yoga sculpt and I have been using it for a week now thinking it would get better but it hasn't. It slips a lot during my classes and srunches up when I am doing chaturangas. I get very scared whether I will hurt someone around me or myself.
March 4, 2015
Get the black - super sticky for hot yoga
Got one of these bad boys for hot yoga, where I sweat like its no one's business. Get the black - the other colours mark if you're a sweaty betty and don't like to use a towel underfoot, like me. Mat is good. Sticky and keeps me grounded. Its extremely thin, feels like there is very little beneath me which is perfect for my balance, and also good for carrying around.
Mine did smell like rubber quite strongly when I got it, but I put the tiniest amount of eucalyptus oil on when I washed it down, so its going. Slinging it over my shoulder in one of the straps, it did get a bit scuffed, but was able to wipe these off too. All in all, highly recommend !
March 2, 2015
At last i have found a yoga mat that is truly non slip! I have tried many. I used it for the first time this morning and had one of my best practice ever. I was able to concentrate on what I doing rather than stop myself from slipping. It is a little smelly but still very new I am sure that will go.
February 25, 2015
Liked at first...
I really enjoyed this mat using it for the first month (4 days/week) in hot yoga. I have recently had issues with the mat, I believe it is getting worn out already. The mat moves around, and folds while underneath me. I am truly disappointed. I wish I would have tried the thicker mat, that may have prevented the issues I've experienced.
February 20, 2015
1st Lulu mat = disappointing
Picked out this mat as a birthday gift in October 2014. Used it consistently 4x/week for hot yoga. Mat was great at first but doesn't hold up with continued use. I slip all over the place which is distracting to me but others practicing as well. I should have saved the $ and continued to use my old mat (which was 1/3 of the price of the Lulu mat). Very disappointed in purchase that for the money, it simply doesn't hold up.
February 19, 2015