The Pure Mat 3mm
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
Slip and Slide
I wanted a thin, lightweight mat for regular, warm, and occasional hot practice. I liked how The Mat functioned, but thought it was too heavy to lug around. Unfortunately, I'm lugging around this mat PLUS multiple towels to make it thorough a non-heated class just so I don't wind up face first on the floor! It's lightweight and it doesn't smell but it's slippery as heck. It's so bad that if I head to a hot class I'll borrow a cheap studio mat instead just so I don't hurt myself! The worse thing is, I don't even sweat that much but it's still too slippery. I really really wanted to like this mat as I am a huge fan of most Lulu products but this just isn't working for me. Sad face.
September 7, 2014
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY
I got this mat as a gift because I had started practicing more and wanted a high quality mat. This mat is truly worse than my previous mat from Target. I practice all types of yoga and this mat has caused me to leave practice annoyed plenty of times. It smells STILL (after 8 months) and its SO slippery and now bubbles everytime I use it. I bet I spend 5 min per yoga class fixing my mat. Do not buy this mat, it's truly not useful for any type of yoga.
September 3, 2014
I have washed this mat well and more than once and yet I still get a red rash all over my body and mostly on my face during use and after use that is painful and itchy. I am assuming it is an allergic reaction although I have never had any reaction to latex or anything in my life. Other than that this mat is slippery and stinky and a distraction from my practice :(.
September 3, 2014
Smelly and scuffed after a month of use
I received this mat as a gift from a friend and I was really excited to finally have a high quality mat to practice on. However after a month of use (3-4 times a week), the terrible smell still lingers and it embarrasses me to use in my studio. I also have a lighter color and it looks like it has gotten run over by a car from the scuff marks it has picked up. I tried cleaning with baking soda, lemon, and tee tree oil and the smell still hasn't gone away. I wish there was an alternative, but since the mat was quite pricey, I feel obligated to stick with it even though I'm not fully satisfied. I would suggest purchasing a mat elsewhere if you're looking to invest in one.
September 3, 2014
The Smell....Oh The Smell
Was excited to finally replace my old yoga mat with a new high quality mat; the Pure Mat had all the qualities I was looking for, so I didn't think twice when the mat description suggested to air the mat out prior to use.
Well, there is a reason for that suggestion - the mat smells. The smell of rubber is very, very strong and unrelenting, it permeates everything (skin, hair, clothing). I have washed my mat after every class and it has been outside since it was purchased and the smell is not dissipating.
Unfortunately I cannot and will not continue to use the Pure Mat in practice. I'm disappointed in you lululemon for creating a mat with such bad off-gassing - what is the solution, is there a fix? Please let me know.
August 31, 2014