The Pure Mat 3mm
I don't understand! I got this mat for Christmas, was so excited to use it yesterday in my Vinyasa class, and I found myself wondering if I did something WRONG because I was slipping ALL over the place. I couldn't stay in downward dog and my feet were slipping in warrior 2. It was really weird. I shouldn't have to use my towel (I have The Towel for Bikram) in a regular class. No one else was slipping on their (presumably much cheaper!) studio mats! Does this get grippier with time? I've never slipped so much on a yoga mat :(. Really disappointed.
January 7, 2015
rash producing product
I didn't mind the rubber smell as I know that it would fade overtime. The itchy rash that ran across my skin where I touched the mat was a concern. Within an hour of my yoga class, I had small red bumps that itched like crazy. The only change to my routine was this mat. I am not normally allergic to rubber or latex. This would be the first time I have ever had a reaction to these fabrics. I will be returning this product to the store...while wearing gloves.
December 23, 2014
Only mat I don't slip on
I'm not sure why everyone else seems to think this mat is a death trap, but it's the only mat I've found in years and years of yoga that I don't slip on, including "The Mat". The only things I don't like about it are that it has a strong rubber smell and it gets a little scuffed up but other than that I LOVE it.
December 7, 2014
got this mat after considering the manduka mats and other lululemon's mat.bought the mat because i wanted something light and thin. rubbery smell in the beginning. doesnt bother me that much, but it does stinks a bit. i dont sweat as much in my yoga class, but last week i slipped while doing downward dog on this mat...not sure if buying an additional towel will help but im not keen on carrying so many things to yoga class.
December 7, 2014
Unsatisfying purchase; a safety hazard!
I bought this mat expecting it would be high quality, given lululemon's reputation. I aired it out for a few days after buying it but the strong rubber smell would not go away. The first time I used it I was slipping all over the place--I couldn't concentrate on my practice at all because of the slippage and the terrible smell. I decided to give the mat a few more tries--with a towel--but I still felt EXTREMELY uncomfortable throughout my entire practice. Not only does the mat not offer much cushion, but any amount of sweat renders it the equivalent of a slick wood floor. Maybe this mat would work for someone who does not sweat AT ALL, but I expected a lot from it given the price and was disappointed.
December 3, 2014
AMAZING Yoga Mat
After having The Mat for around a year and a bit, it was getting a bit dingy and old. I was tempted to buy another "The Mat", but the staff asked me if I wanted to try this mat out in store. Being an avid yogi, I accepted the offer.
This mat is amazing. It's light, thin, and has a very good grip. If you sweat a lot, this mat may not be for you. I find that if I am running and take my shoes off and go to the mat, my feet often slide a bit. However, I am in love with this mat and the funky colours. I am also impressed with the customer service in store. A few threads were peeking out of the side of my mat, and the staff was quick to replace my mat - in the same colour I fell in love with! I would definitely buy this product again!
November 1, 2014
Waste of money!
Don't waste your money on this mat its a death trap! Any pose that involves all your weight on your arms alone is a no go, I slipped out of a pose due to this mat and pulled my shoulder that I could proceed with my class. This Mat has been used all of 6times and every time I curse it, hot yoga is a no go with it as it is just so slippery I'm not sure what you've change but this Mat is not up to par with rest of lulu' s stock! Sorry to say this Mat has just sat in my closet and I'm back to using my old ganeric Mat that's far better at holding its own! Very disappointed.
October 30, 2014
It's a perfectly fine yoga mat
I purchased this on sale so it is not a huge investment. I received it yesterday and left it to air out overnight. I used it in class today and I didn't find the rubbery smell overwhelming or distracting (I didn't even smell rubber most of the time).
For function: It was significantly less slippery than my other two mats from another outdoor retailer, and it worked just find in my backbends and downward dog. While not as cushion-y, it was much better for stability as I moved through my poses.
I ran to the store after class and I did not find my clothes or hands smelled like rubber at all; I think some are very sensitive to some odors. I cleaned it with my own tea tree oil cleaner and it's fine for my next class.
It is thin, but not uncomfortable. It is a perfectly fine mat for yoga. I may just layer it with the studio's mat if I find I would like a little more cushion.
October 16, 2014
I purchased this mat a week ago and am already dissapointed. I found it slippery in hot yoga, and I have already broken out in a rash on my hands and feet due to allergic reaction to the mat.
October 2, 2014
Not in use
Thought this mat was great for the first five minutes. Cute colors terrible smell. I've washed the mat and let it air out for countless hours and my clothes and body still smell like a rubber ball after using it (have to make sure I'm not going anywhere except the shower after using). Not only does the mat stink but it slips constantly whether on run or hard wood floors to the point where i stop using it. Also makes my feet and hands incredibly itchy even though I'm not allergic to the material. First lulu product to ever just sit in the corner of my room. Should have listened to other reviewers.
September 16, 2014