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
Rated 2 out of 5 by yogi115 Too thin
I had high hopes for this mat as it is a Lululemon mat. The only thing I love about this mat is the stickiness of it. I really don't slide around during my practice. However, due to the thinness of this matt, I realized I am having a lot more joint pains and also the smell drives me nuts.
I've tried contacting customer service per the responses to other reviews and informed them that I purchased this mat a month ago (6/18/15# through my yoga studio #CorePower Yoga). I explained that since using this mat, I am experiencing joint pains, particularly in my wrists. I am disappointed in this mat and in the customer service that I was provided as this is not a cheap purchase. I informed them that I'd like to try the thicker mat to help me with my joint pains was told to double up. The last thing I want to do is to purchase ANOTHER mat. I love your clothes Lululemon, but may need to try the Manduka mat instead.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunshinestateyogi Best Mat I've Ever Bought
Since i've started practicing yoga seriously about a year ago I have been searching for the perfect mat. The most important quality being non-slip. I bought a very expensive Manduka mat and found myself slipping and sliding all over in my hot yoga classes that I had to by myself a towel.
I wanted my practice to be a simple as possible. Me and my mat. No towels or clips or anything else- very raw and real practice. I NEVER thought I would get that and was at my wits end with trying different mats.
For anyone who is like me and has a very sweaty practice and finds themselves slipping on their mats- DO NOT LOOK ANY FARTHER. take it from me- i have spent so much time and money and energy looking for the perfect mat. and here it is.
I bought this mat over the weekend, per the advice from a fellow yogi, and hesitantly took it to my class. I was amazed and giddy when my hands didn't slip in downward dog and my feet stayed firmly rooted in warrior 1 and 2. I thought it was a fluke until I had my first hot power yoga class today with my mat and the same result- no slipping and sliding. I NEVER thought that would be possible. If anyone is like me and you are about to pull your hair out trying to find the right mat- do yourself a favor and invest in this one.
July 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jenna13 It's all right
I really like the feel of the mat. It's nice and grippy and my hands and feet don't slide on the material.
The problem is that it's way to thin. Any move laying down on the mat feels like your laying on the floor. Wish I would have bought the 5mm.
July 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AmyNguyen Great mat
I bought this mat (in a gorgeous aqua color, not currently available online) in my local lululemon store before checking reviews online and after some reading, I was reallllllly nervous taking this mat to my hot power yoga class. I've been using it for a few weeks now (every single day) and it has been great! It definitely had a strong rubber smell at first so I did what the store clerk suggested: wash the mat with warm soapy water and lay it out for a couple days. It helped, and I could only smell the strong odor when in child's pose. I also wash the mat (again, with warm soapy water) after each class since I get drenched with sweat, so that helped speed up the process of getting rid of the smell. Overall, the smell lasted probably a week. The mat does stain easily but that's not terribly concerning... it just shows how much I've been on my mat :) The daily wash helps with the stains as well. Despite those two small cons, the mat has been great for my practice! It's not too thin, not too heavy, and I've never slipped despite how sweaty I get! Hopefully the mat stands the test of time.
July 7, 2015