looks good, but disappointed
was so excited when i received this mat. have been debating one for a while and got the blue color which is really nice. unrolled it for about two weeks to let the smell air out before taking it to class. noticed that even without using it, the mat got really dirty, plus marks on it! finally took it to class, and it's so heavy! like lifting a weight. doesn't even fit in the lulu mat bag i have (it's an older one, maybe that's why?) then felt sick from the smell during class. i didn't think i was sensitive to smell either. have kept it out to air for the past 3 months and taking to class. it still smells a little, but mostly i've noticed it just gets dirty and marked up super easy. the cushion and grip are good, but i could get that in most mats so this one isn't that special.
January 29, 2015
BEST MAT EVER
I love doing hot yoga and being a person with normally slightly sweaty hands, it was frustrating to not be able to find a mat that wouldn't let me slip during practice! I did a lot of research on mats and was hesitant to buy this from some mixed reviews I read about it, but it was worth every penny! I will admit I sweat a lot during hot yoga and this mat just soaks it all right up and I never slip. It feels good to finally not even need a towel to prevent myself from slipping. This mat is the best!!!
The original smell of the mat wears off after a while, and with regular mat cleaning between practices, this mat is the best purchase I've ever made on any of my yoga gear.
January 25, 2015
amazzzzing mat. just buy a darker colour.
i loveee this mat so much. i definitely get sweaty whilst doing yoga and this mat absorbs everything so that you don't slip and slide around and you're not afraid you'll fall out of a pose.
the one thing i dislike is that my mat definitely has some discolouration and shows some 'marking'. i bought it in a yellow colour quite a while ago and hey it doesn't affect its performance so it still gets 5 stars.
i would buy it in a darker colour next time. and i don't have a full bag for my yoga mat, i just use a strap - so maybe if you use a full bag it would help prevent some of this! still, amazing mat especially for those of use who get sweaty.
January 25, 2015
Best. Met. Ever.
I love this mat! I use it for regular yoga, hot yoga, and as a mat when I go camping (which my dog pushes me off of while I sleep because she loves it too)! Its thick and provides far more cushion while balancing on your tail bone or knee. It's super grippy, even when I'm in a shower of my own sweat in hot classes. It didn't take any time to break it in. I debated about getting it for a few months because of the price, but I've never looked back. It was worth every penny- and I recently got my boyfriend one for Chirstmas. He loves it too! I've been using it for 3 years and the only complaint I can think of is that it is a little heavy.
January 22, 2015
I finally splurged and bought this Mat about a month ago. I finally used it for the first time tonight and was so disappointed to find it was discoloured on one end. I'm not sure if it's from the shipping but it looks bad. It almost looks like a grease stain. Very disappointed to get something that is ruined before you even use it. Other then that it's great!
January 22, 2015
My favorite mat. Ever.
Got this mat in ultra violet color and it's so pretty!!! I used to have a Manduka mat that was so slippery that I had to use a yoga towel (more laundry to do) over it every time I use it. With the LLL MAT it changed my practice and I can now do poses that I'd hesitate to do cos I didn't want to hurt myself by slipping on my super slick old mat. I am so grateful and happy that I found a mat to help with my practice!!! The smell was very strong and rubbery when I first got it. I just aired out the mat on my balcony. It still has a faint rubbery smell, but it's all good. :) One complain though, the sweat marks would not come off. I have this mat for 2 weeks now and I use it almost every day. I clean it with water+lemon solution and air it out everytime I use it. I also tried cleaning it in the tub. But I still have stains on it. :( but overall, I really love this mat.
January 21, 2015
After reading the reviews I was leery about ordering, but decided to bite the bullet after reading a review that said the mat "gets stickier the more sweaty your practice is"! I'm so glad I made this purchase! I aired it out in an unused closet for a week to get the smell out and used it in class for the first time today! I was pleasantly surprised at how focused I was during class because I wasn't fussing around with repositioning. I didn't slip a bit! I am hoping this mat lasts longer than other reviewers have noted...
January 18, 2015
I have been using this mat for six months and I still absolutely love it! Ever since I started using this mat for my heated flow classes I haven't had a single issue with slipping. I also have the lululemon towel, but now I just fold it up and put it at the top of my mat. Yes, the smell of the mat was overwhelming at first, but after a couple of weeks it went away. Would never go back to using any other mat!
January 18, 2015
Nothing but problems.
I got this mat in September and loved it! Then the top layer started to bubble up, I brought it back and exchanged it no problem. now the new mat is HORRIBLE. It has no grip and I am slidding all over. I went back to the store and the guy didn't believe me and turned me away. Guess this mat is just going to sit in the closet now..
January 16, 2015
Hi there, I had the same problem at the poster below me. My mat is only a month old now, and I have noticed slipping. I am not sure how to prevent this from happening, or what the cause of it could be. It is a little dissapointing after having spent 80 dollars on a mat.
January 15, 2015