The Hot (Towel) Mat
DO NOT RECOMMEND
This mat is very slippery...no grip!! It's a safety hazard if you sweat a lot!
November 4, 2014
LOVE THE HOT TOWEL MAT
I bought this mat over a year ago & absolutely LOVE IT!!! I use it at least 4 times/week for Hot Vinyasa Yoga...I NEVER slip, I wash it each time & it has help up well! I highly recommend it!!!!!
November 2, 2014
Excellent yoga mat!
Bought one of these a year ago and it is still great!
I do yoga every morning and sweat a lot, have never slipped, even when attempting peacock or scorpion pose, plus the stuff written on the mat always makes me smile!
November 1, 2014
Take anywhere towel mat
After reading reviews for different mats decided on this one for hot yoga.. Got the lime one looks great no rubber smell, can literally roll and fold it up to go in my gym bag... My feet don't move and it stays for the most part where is should. Best part of this mat is I shove it in washing machine then line dry for easy clean up...
October 31, 2014
Sooooo disappointed :(
I bought this mat with high hopes considering everything this product claims. Nevermind not slippery when wet- it's always slippery! I am a die hard lulu fanatic, and my closet is full- I finally decided to transition onto your mat as well and I couldn't be more disappointed. I can honestly say that I have had a better mat for $15 at a department store. For the price of this mat I should be able to focus on my intentions in my practice, not holding on for dear life!
October 19, 2014
Do not recommend
I sweat a lot during my yoga practice and used to LOVE the old towel mat--you know the one that actually had GRIPS!
The current design is horribly slippery--defeating the purpose.
Please lulu folks...add the grips back!!
October 19, 2014
Do not recommend
I purchased several of these mats on sale my first visit to the store after taking a complimentary yoga class. I was excited because the concept seemed ideal. I find these mats do not have very much grip to them which has altered my yoga practice -I do not feel secure and therefore I end up shortening my stance . I do sweat profusely during yoga and find that this mat becomes extremely slick when wet. I have gotten into the habit of bringing a microfiber towel to place in between my head or face and the mat to try to avoid sweating too much on the mat which defeats the purpose. I did experience the stretching of the mat one time after the first wash. With any pressure the mat would stretch and slide like a rubber band. I have found this to be more of a problem when the mat is slightly wet. There is no cushion to the mat so I also bring a second more cushiony mat place perpendicularly underneath to provide some protection from the floor when I am on my knees.
October 12, 2014
Horrible Yoga Mat
This is the first item I have purchased from Lululemon that I would never recommend to anyone. Not only is the smell of rubber extremely strong, the mat slips all over, and after washing twice I am left with marks and uneven colouring. I hate the look of the mat now and would strongly recommend The Towel to cover your mat for hot yoga instead of this item.
October 11, 2014
Smell is WAY too strong
I love this mat, it is thick and I have never had issues with slipping but every time I use it I wish I had bought something else.... The smell is almost unbearable to sit in a pose with your face close to the mat. Would not recommend unless the smell issue is fixed. Wish I could have the same mat without the smell.
October 8, 2014
No slipping but the mat stretches :(
My friend with whom I regularly attend hot yoga bought this mat and was raving to me before class about how awesome it was and that I should totally invest in one. The next weekend when I was in Houston, I went to go purchase one. I was super excited to get to try out my new hot yoga mat!
The no slipping aspect was great, BUT I noticed that when I'm in some poses (like downward dog, warrior, etc.), the area of the mat between my feet (or my hands and feet) becomes very taunt and stretches out, if that makes any sense. The middle of my mat is slowly becoming stretched out and deformed. Also, the mat slowly starts to inch across the floor down toward the person's mat behind me. I think it might be an issue with only my mat because my friend does not have these issues with her mat. And because I bought the mat on sale, I was not able to return it :( I'm a little disappointed because I was really excited to use the mat and it did not meet my expectations.
October 5, 2014