The Mat 3mm
Liked at first...
I really enjoyed this mat using it for the first month (4 days/week) in hot yoga. I have recently had issues with the mat, I believe it is getting worn out already. The mat moves around, and folds while underneath me. I am truly disappointed. I wish I would have tried the thicker mat, that may have prevented the issues I've experienced.
February 20, 2015
1st Lulu mat = disappointing
Picked out this mat as a birthday gift in October 2014. Used it consistently 4x/week for hot yoga. Mat was great at first but doesn't hold up with continued use. I slip all over the place which is distracting to me but others practicing as well. I should have saved the $ and continued to use my old mat (which was 1/3 of the price of the Lulu mat). Very disappointed in purchase that for the money, it simply doesn't hold up.
February 19, 2015
Love this mat!
Best mat I have ever owned! When I got it, it was my 2nd choice, NOT anymore! The textured side is amazing, my favorite thing. I do use it over another mat, when traveling I can use a studio mat under it... Verry pleased!
February 14, 2015
First Lululemon Mat
I have had this mat since April 2014 and I use it quite frequently about 2-3 times a week, so I have made good use of this mat. I was very excited to start using the mat and I loved it when I first got it. I do slide out every now and then in downward dog though. Now I am noticing with regular use that this mat gets scuffed very quickly and where my hands and feet grip for a downward dog, the mat will slip slightly causing it to have raised areas under my palms and toes. I thought a high quality product such as lululemon would not have these kind of issues, I am very disappointed in my purchase.
January 29, 2015
I am a HUGE fan of Lululemon and I love absolutely everything that I have purchased from them in the past until I bought this Mat.
There is an awful odour to this mat that quite frankly is distracting! I was sceptical to purchase it because I found it quite pricey and now I am more than disappointed. I am hoping it can be returned.
January 20, 2015
After Much Deliberation, So Disappointed
After reading numerous good reviews of this mat, I decided to go ahead and splurge on the this pricey mat. I was so excited to bring it to class and try it out. Wow, I am so disappointed.
I was surprised to find that the mat is so dry and sticky, that it actually chafes my skin. Every time I used it, I kept hoping that it would get a little softer. Unfortunately, the mat is so hard that my arms, elbow and legs get really chafed. Chafed to the point of bleeding!
Needless to say, I am not enjoying using this mat, not do I plan on using it in the future. I am really disappointed in my first and probably only Lulu mat. I would not recommend this mat.
January 17, 2015
I'm absolutely LOVING this mat. It's a perfect length, and the material makes it for a great grip and very easy to hold poses even if my hands get sweaty. I love that the mat is stable and does not move around either on the floor while I move. It's great and the smell wears off eventually, just cleaning with soap and water helped a lot.
I would recommend a carrying strap for this just for convience. I got my boyfriend the BIG mat at the same time, and definitely need a strap because of the size and weight of them.
Overall really satisfied and would get one in every color ;)
January 7, 2015
Great look, terrible performance
The great thing about Lululemon is that almost all their products look great and perform even better. I don't have an article of clothing or a bag that isn't absolutely amazing.
Until this product. My old yoga mat had a rip, and was purple, and my girlfriend said I really needed a new one. I bought this mat since I prefer having more ground feel/stability vs padding while doing yoga. Unfortunately this mat is so slippery I can barely make it through a class.
I can get over the weird rubbery smell, but when it doesn't allow you to do yoga and it's a yoga mat, there is clearly something wrong. I tried both sides of the mat, but no difference. It also didn't seem to really matter if I was sweaty or not, it just seems the mat doesn't hold a grip when there is a lot of pressure applied. As soon as you get into down-dog, the hands just start sliding forward, it definitely makes the yoga harder...
Disappointed in my first sub-par lulu product and sadly this will now just be collecting dust, since it's not worth giving away to a friend that's new to yoga or anything.
Save your money, or spend it on other lulu merchandise instead.
January 6, 2015
I like it!
I got this mat in black from my local store, and it has really worked well for me. First off, it's beautiful! Also, It is very long and I find that it is really grippy. A lot of times when I do bridge pose I find my hands slipping out. I don't have that problem with this mat! It stays put for me. As for the smell, I just left it hanging over a bannister in my house for a week and it doesn't smell too bad anymore. Just a natural rubber smell.
January 6, 2015
I was pretty disappointed with this mat. I went to the store right before a hot yoga class to invest in a mat. I found that the sales associate was extremely unhelpful. I originally wanted to purchase the 3mm Mat in black but they said that the black was not an option Lululemon had created, which now I see is not true because you can clearly buy it online. Instead of letting me know I could purchase it online she tried to convince me to buy the more expensive 5 mm Mat in black. I did not however want a thicker mat because it is heavier and I explained that to her and then she told me I could just buy the yoga strap, once again a more expensive unwanted option. I settled for the 3 mm in purple, a fine color, but what she did not tell me was how slippery and not appropriate for hot yoga this mat was, even though I let her know that was the purpose.
I've resorted to renting out the studio's mats instead.
December 19, 2014