Not what I expected
I bought this towel to help with slipping during warmer yoga practices, however it seems to only cause me more problems. I am constantly having to readjust the towel throughout class. It is so frustrating and takes away from my yoga practice.
July 20, 2014
Ok. I am a huge LULU fan first of... I LOVE my yoga mat, my workout shirts and most of my pants... but this towel.. im not sure what the deal is ...but it is always bunching up all over my mat (and when I look around class everyone else's towel seems to be OK). I only do hot yoga and twice now I have almost bit it because my hands don't have the grip they need. I use this towel for hot yoga only and have washed it per the instructions... I bought it about 8 months ago with the intent to start using it right away but finally got a chance to this summer... and I was super disappointed :(
July 13, 2014
A hot yoga must
This seriously stayed put and absorbed the sweat during my hot yoga class. I really underestimated the need for a microfiber towel! A definite necessity. I bought the small towel too for my face!
July 12, 2014
Beats wiping down a mat!
I am a bit neurotic when it comes to germs and until I found this towel my high standard for cleanliness kept me from enjoying (and often going to) yoga classes. This mat towel was the perfect solution! It completely covers the mat so after class all I have to do is throw it in my bag, roll up my mat, and go home! I can now go to several classes without wiping down my mat thanks to the towel!
I do have to say my hands did slip a few times the first time I used it.
Also, WASH BEFORE FIRST USE!! I had lots of little yellow fibers all over my black pants after class - boo!
July 6, 2014
I could sleep on this!
I have sheets less comfortable then this towel! Its wonderful, wicks away the sweat and helps keep my skin from sticking to my mat. I was so impressed I bought the smaller towel for the cool down to dry off. At the end of my 2 hour workout I'm beat and it can usually take a moment or two to get up this towel felt so good I didn't want my session to end. I just wanted to keep going!
On a function note I didn't slip at all, it was wonderful to have my hands (which sweat a lot) able to stay where I put them. It can bunch up on some of the sat down poises but it a light weight towel. Perhaps some tape could fit that if it irritates me eventually.
Fits in my yoga bag and doesn't weight it down, while still being long enough for my mat! love the colors as I got a black mat its nice to change it up every once in a while.
June 14, 2014
Wouldn't go to class without it!
I only recently started hot yoga (hot vinyasa/power flow) about 3 months ago. I bought this towel in anticipation as my hands and feet get sweaty and slippery during a regular yoga session and I was a little worried about what they'd do in hot yoga!
I am so pleased I bought this towel! Contrary to the other reviews, I find that it stays in place quite well (with the exception of the back end where my toes flow in to downward dog). Still, it doesn't get totally bunchy, just a little... It is also very absorbent and has held up with almost daily washings (4-5 times per week).
When I bought the towel in store, it was only available in grey... I wish the colorful towels were available more regularly!
June 5, 2014
Sorry to say that this towel is only OK not great. This towel looks so cheaply made as edges are not finished and really does move around a fair bit and sticks to you like glue when you are sweaty.Having a glance around in the studio all the other towels look so professional.edges are finished and stays put ,for that kind of money I paid should have gotten something a little more nicer and after only 4 washes on gentle cycle and hang to dry the color is coming out already.
May 29, 2014
I like that this towel washes well after many uses - I practice hot power yoga 3-4 times a week - and that it also keeps from having to clean my mat repeatedly because I can just wash my towel. However, this towel moves around a lot and I constantly have to straighten it which can be a little annoying during a practice. Lulu used to make a towel that was thicker and also had a little more traction on the bottom which would be nice to see again!
May 6, 2014
Better than a Towel from the Gym
I use this towel for Bikram on top of the un mat. I tend to be on the sweatier side and this towel is a bit less absorbent then a standard towel from the gym however it bunches much much less. I find, less towel bunching really helps with maintaining balance in standing poses. In store they are selling this towel in a great floral print, which in addition to being pretty, also can add some focus points for certain poses. I am giving this a five because there is less bunching than a standard towel, and I didn't have any issues slipping even when the towel was quite wet.
April 15, 2014
Worked great for bikram yoga
I was advised in the store to purchase this to lay on top of "the mat" for bikram yoga. I'm so glad I purchased, it was absolutely necessary. It stayed put the entire time, never shifting. It absorbed all of my sweat and was completely drenched at the end of class but wasn't heavy or disgusting to handle. I didn't wash it before I used it and there were small particles shedding but not enough to wish I had.
April 14, 2014