The Mat 3mm
Not the best mat
I am constantly slipping on this mat, I had high hopes but have only been disappointed!
July 25, 2015
Will not clean!
My husband purchased this mat for me as a gift for starting yoga teacher training. As I advanced in my practice I realized I needed a stickier mat for advanced arm balances. I did my research and this mat came out on top for stickiness. The stick factor is the only positive feedback I offer to people who ask.
The part that makes me not like the mat is that it will NOT clean. I have the teal green and the mat looks like I use it in dirt outside. I don't. I have tried everything to clean the mat. I contacted customer service Friday, not only was the chick less than friendly, she was less than helpful. None the less I tried what she suggested which was soaking the mat in my bath tub and scrubbing with baking soda or detergent. Not only did this not work, I don't have time for this. I practice 6 days a week and teach 3 days. Ashtanga is my home practice so its always sweaty, its the point. My mat is highly utilized and highly asked about. I was hoping customer service would at least offer a mat in black. I will not be purchasing another lulu mat, or recommending to the multiple students and peers that ask me a week.
July 24, 2015
I had high hopes for this mat as it is a Lululemon mat. The only thing I love about this mat is the stickiness of it. I really don't slide around during my practice. However, due to the thinness of this matt, I realized I am having a lot more joint pains and also the smell drives me nuts.
I've tried contacting customer service per the responses to other reviews and informed them that I purchased this mat a month ago (6/18/15# through my yoga studio #CorePower Yoga). I explained that since using this mat, I am experiencing joint pains, particularly in my wrists. I am disappointed in this mat and in the customer service that I was provided as this is not a cheap purchase. I informed them that I'd like to try the thicker mat to help me with my joint pains was told to double up. The last thing I want to do is to purchase ANOTHER mat. I love your clothes Lululemon, but may need to try the Manduka mat instead.
July 20, 2015
Best Mat I've Ever Bought
Since i've started practicing yoga seriously about a year ago I have been searching for the perfect mat. The most important quality being non-slip. I bought a very expensive Manduka mat and found myself slipping and sliding all over in my hot yoga classes that I had to by myself a towel.
I wanted my practice to be a simple as possible. Me and my mat. No towels or clips or anything else- very raw and real practice. I NEVER thought I would get that and was at my wits end with trying different mats.
For anyone who is like me and has a very sweaty practice and finds themselves slipping on their mats- DO NOT LOOK ANY FARTHER. take it from me- i have spent so much time and money and energy looking for the perfect mat. and here it is.
I bought this mat over the weekend, per the advice from a fellow yogi, and hesitantly took it to my class. I was amazed and giddy when my hands didn't slip in downward dog and my feet stayed firmly rooted in warrior 1 and 2. I thought it was a fluke until I had my first hot power yoga class today with my mat and the same result- no slipping and sliding. I NEVER thought that would be possible. If anyone is like me and you are about to pull your hair out trying to find the right mat- do yourself a favor and invest in this one.
July 13, 2015
It's all right
I really like the feel of the mat. It's nice and grippy and my hands and feet don't slide on the material.
The problem is that it's way to thin. Any move laying down on the mat feels like your laying on the floor. Wish I would have bought the 5mm.
July 10, 2015
I bought this mat (in a gorgeous aqua color, not currently available online) in my local lululemon store before checking reviews online and after some reading, I was reallllllly nervous taking this mat to my hot power yoga class. I've been using it for a few weeks now (every single day) and it has been great! It definitely had a strong rubber smell at first so I did what the store clerk suggested: wash the mat with warm soapy water and lay it out for a couple days. It helped, and I could only smell the strong odor when in child's pose. I also wash the mat (again, with warm soapy water) after each class since I get drenched with sweat, so that helped speed up the process of getting rid of the smell. Overall, the smell lasted probably a week. The mat does stain easily but that's not terribly concerning... it just shows how much I've been on my mat :) The daily wash helps with the stains as well. Despite those two small cons, the mat has been great for my practice! It's not too thin, not too heavy, and I've never slipped despite how sweaty I get! Hopefully the mat stands the test of time.
July 8, 2015
Made it all possible
This mat introduced me to yoga and after using some of the mats provided at studios (not lulu lemon), I can honestly say this mat is amazing.
Went with the 3mm and have had no issues, never felt as though I needed a thicker mat. And no slipping hands!
June 27, 2015
I'd been thinking about buying a Lululemon mat for a long time and after a chat with a very nice salesperson decided to invest in the 3mm. Even after just a few days with the mat I'm disappointed. Although the thinness may make it easier to carry around, it is so thin that just trying to stretch, let alone make it through a class, was so painful. Furthermore, I found myself slipping all over. Perhaps I should have paid extra for the 5mm but I'm so far extremely disappointed in this mat. Usually I love lulu but this product is sub par.
June 20, 2015
Light colour stains easily
I bought this mat in a mint green colour a few years ago. I LOVE the colour, it's lightweight and easy to carry. I used this mat a few times for hot yoga and a very embarrassing and nasty looking sweat stain in the shape of my body appeared on my mat. I was very disappointed as I've always taken good care of my mat and clean it with warm soapy water after every sweat class and have never used a dark mat towel with this mat. I've tried everything to remove the stain and even purchased a mat cleaning spray but nothing seems to be able to do the job. Needless to say, I am very disappointed
June 4, 2015
not at all slippery
I wasn't sure whether to get the mat or the thin mat, but I liked the color of the thin 3mm one, plus its more lightweight, so I got it.. I have one lulu yoga mat at home also the 3mm but I think I got it like 4 years ago so it isn't this non slippery kind. I used it the next day in class without a towel, which I could never do with the old one, and I did not have any problems with it. On the contrary I actually find it way too non slippery :) No, seriously it is great and I feel like I finally got a yoga mat that I can rely on.. Oh and the smell is really not that bad.
May 21, 2015