Hoped for more
The Mat works really well to keep you from slipping, however, I bought mine only a couple months ago and it seems like there are some issues w/the rubber streaking and some coming off. I have a lululemon bag which is designed for the mat to be carried in as well. The mat functions well, but it stinks that the rubber looked marked up almost immediately.
April 28, 2015
I was very excited about this mat! I bought it with the intention of not needing to use a towel every time I do hot yoga and the mat has lived up to that. I have been using the mat for about 3 months (2-3x week) and still find it to smell like rubber and I have also found it difficult to clean. The surface is great (you don't slip and definitely makes your practice easier) however because the mat grips so well, it also grips to any dirt. I would wipe my mat down and later find dust or dirt stuck to the bottom of it. Was super excited but ended up being disappointed.
April 27, 2015
love this thing
I got this mat a few months ago when my cheapie waffle-style mat fell apart. I. love. this. mat. I'm a sweater, but even when it's wet this mat is super sticky. It's thicker than most, but I have no problems balancing on it. It was a little stinky right out of the package, but leaving over a chair for a few days took care of it. It's wearing well and I highly recommend it!
April 27, 2015
Great mat, but only in certain colors
I've had the black mat for over a year and absolutely LOVE it.
However, I recently purchased the slate/clear mint, and the 2nd time I rolled it up after a class, it stuck together! When I pulled it apart the top layer ripped off in two areas. So disappointing :(
I stand by the black color of this mat, but I don't think the same quality is put into all colorways.
April 26, 2015
Happy so far?..
I've been practicing on this mat for about 4-5 weeks, and so far, I am very happy. I usually do a strenuous vinyasa practice, but I am not one to sweat a lot, so I have found the grip to be great from the beginning. It is fairly cushioned--my knees are fine in low poses. I love the darker purple color! The main problem with the mat is that it shows a lot of dirt and grease. I really hate putting my forehead on the mat, because it always leaves a mark that I can't seem to clean off. Before getting this mat, I had a Manduka that I really hated. That mat was much too hard on my joints. This one is much better! Yes, it does smell when you get it, but it wears off in a couple of weeks.
April 24, 2015
Not recommended for sweaty hands and feet
I think this is the mat I have. The mat itself appears not to have any identifier other than the Lululemon logo.
PROS: worked once. when it was brand new.
CONS: It lacks grip for sweaty palms and feet. The mat is useless for hot sweaty yoga sessions. It is heavy.
Anyone wants to trade this with me? I'm a sweaty dude but the mat is clean. It worked only once. Rinsed with running water to get the smell off and stopped working. It's useless....
I'm in SF
April 23, 2015
Why is everyone hating?
I hesitated on getting this mat for the longest time. I read the many bad reviews and thought it was not worth the money.
I got it as a gift about 2 months ago and I am in love! its cushiony and thick so my knees don't hurt. I practice bikram, so there is tons of sweat, this mat is amazing at wicking the sweat away that I don't even use a towel any more! which is absolutely amazing because that means one less thing to carry.
One question lulu...how do i wash/take care of my mat? I want it to last forever.
DEFINITELY BUY!! don't listen to the bad reviews, i feel like this mat is getting such a bad rep!
April 23, 2015
Great so far!
I bought this mat about a month ago and I am impressed with it so far! The rubber smell was overwhelming when I first unrolled it but I let it air out on my deck for two full days prior to my first use. This helped and the smell is almost completely gone now. I clean my mat after every use with warm soapy water. Sweat stains are difficult to wash and I have noticed that it marks up easily. There are a few scratches from where my toe nails have gripped and a few other marks that won't come off. I expected this though and it doesn't bother me too much. I am able to hold poses such as downward dog and warrior II without slipping at all! I also used to get very sore wrists while practicing on my previous mat and I have noticed a huge improvement with this mat. It is soft and cushiony. I haven't tested this mat with an extremely sweaty session yet as I am just getting back into my practice so I hope that it holds up!
April 22, 2015
surface material melted and glued together...
I heard lots of good things about this mat but for some reason, the one I got wasn't that "nice" at all. The rubber surface melted and glued together after ONE hot yoga class. I had to tear them apart and you can imagine what does it look like. I'm very disappointed.
April 21, 2015
Best mat I've ever had
April 21, 2015