Rated 5 out of 5 by shaktiraks It Sticks and I Love it!
Perfect for hot yoga. Yes it gets marks on it and it does have a slight smell but its totally worth it. I sweat buckets and I do not slip at all. I'm 5'1, 200lbs and I stick. Love it! Love it! Love it! I read a lot of reviews on other mats as well. For the price I decided to try this one first and I am so glad I did. No need to look any further.
January 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Leti So absorbent it would never dry out.. and smells
I teach and practice both heated and non heated vinyasa and was truly looking for a Mat where could practice without the hassle of an extra layer (towel) I found in Lululemon's mat the prefect grip to excel my practice even under the puddles of sweat I create on my mat. This is such an absorbent mat that it doesn't dry out over night and I teach heated till 9pm and non heated at 6am back to back. I ended up buying a second Lulu mat for non heated classes (more money down for this) just because my mat wouldn't dry not even after wipe it out with water as recommended, over time it became my 'forever damp' mat since I teach and practice everyday and it started to mold and smell. At the beginning I took advantage of Lulu's warranty and went change my mat every 3 mos but not only the hassle of it, the people at the store who know me very well would start suspecting I was just taking advantage of them. Long story short, in a year I have bought 5 mats besides 2 mat replacements at the store. If you want a good grip, this is your best option if you do hot or power yoga every day stick to a less porous material for you mat, it would save you some money
January 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by candlelityogi Latex allergies beware!!
It never crossed my mind that 'The Mat' would contain latex, seeing as though so many things are latex-free these days. I received this as a gift and didn't see a warning on the packaging, but after having a reaction from one use I found the culprit in the description online. Unfortunately the $68 mat and $18 'loop it up mat straps' are now covered in latex and unable to be used ($86 down the drain). I would bring them to a local store to see what they could do, however I'd be risking contaminating another bag to carry them in or my car with latex.. what a mess! Hopefully lulu comes out with a latex-free mat so I can try it!
November 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by carpediemkath great for hot yoga
I've tried several big-name yoga mats and this is my favorite for hot yoga. Even at the end of my practice when I'm dripping sweat and my muscles are quivering, I still stick in down dog. I'm 150lbs (not tiny) and the cushioning is enough for me, yet I feel firmly grounded in my standing poses. I highly recommend this mat for hot yoga. If you're into a more yin practice, the 5mm may be better.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MarkM Way too thin
This mat is tooooo thin. Offers no support. It felt like I was practicing on the floor. It may be ok if you way less than 100lbs and don't practice on a hardwood floor, Sales girls offered no help in selecting product. I now have to buy a better thicker mat.
August 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by runningbarrelover great mat, slippery at times
I loved the mat unti it became very slippery while using it for hot yoga. I did try the towel but ever since there was no grips on the towels anymore it didn't work. I also was disappointed when I took complete care of it like it is instructed by LuLulemon and it became stained. I had the pink one and tried everything to get the stains out. I am a super clean person who even cleaned my feet before every use.
I was able to go to the my local store and swap it out. There customer service is amazing there and I am excited and hopeful that my new one will not become stained.
I just wish lululemon would do something so this was not an issue that would need to be fixed in the future and make the towels for the mats with grippers so they stick better during yoga class.
August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamieKata I like The Mat: Highly recommended!
It's recommended by Yogi, my yoga studio owner.
As I saw some not-very-positive reviews here, I searched more comments at other places and eventually became confident purchasing The Mat.
This is a wonderful mat! Excellent grip and firm cushion!!! I am able to enjoy the poses more as the gripping assures the stability. Yeah, there is a rubber smell from the mat when my face gets close, but it doesn't bother me much. Sure grip is more important, and I see the great value on The Mat.
August 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by breezybri22 Love the top of the mat, bottom moves on floor
This mat is so close to being great for me. However, it always moves on the floor. I am constantly having to realign my mat so that it doesn't get to close or touch another yogi's mat.
The width is great for cushion. The top of the mat is perfect and I don't slip on it, even when drenched in sweat.
I love the way it feels. Almost great but for the price I wish it would stay put on the floor.
August 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kmartin Not the best mat
I am constantly slipping on this mat, I had high hopes but have only been disappointed!
July 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Punkmo 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