The Un Mat
Mat is too thin
Mat is very thin, offers no cushion for knees :/
November 26, 2013
My all-time favourite mat!
I got the un mat as a present from my boyfriend, who knew I was having issues with grip due to my abnormally sweaty hands and feet.
I've had this mat for over a year now and I am absolutely in LOVE. I am now able to focus on using the right muscles in holding my poses rather than stressing about my hands slipping and face planting in front of everyone. I do hot yoga and vinyasa yoga and I've found it to be really reliable when it comes to absorbing all sweat and providing good grip. Only downside is the embarrassing sweat imprints of your body from lying down at the end of a hot yoga/sweaty class.
Although it has a few marks and scuffs, it still remains in good shape (I do yoga 4-6 times a week and I fold up after every class). I love how portable it is (easily foldable and rollable), which makes it really easy for getting from my office to the studio and for travelling overseas without having to purchase a separate carry bag.
This is definitely MY mat. I've forgotten it a few times and have felt "naked" without it. Highly recommend it!
November 5, 2013
I bought this mat strictly as a travel mat because it was light with good grip. Perfect for hot or regular temp yoga it seemed it would be ready for whatever my travels brought.
I soon was using it as my main mat, at home and abroad. I teach yoga several times/week and it is the best mat ever.
I have countless yoga mats in my closest I have been searching for years and finally found my mat. It should be called 'My Mat' instead of Un mat!
Going to buy another so I can leave one in my home practice space and one in my car.
Black is the best colour to have, it does not get dirty...
October 19, 2013
I received this free from the 13k that lululemon put on in the Twin Cities. It is a great mat, lightweight, easy to carry and it was surprising grippy. After running the 13k, I rolled it out thinking I would be sweaty and slip right away but I stuck to the mat for the after run vinyasa flow. The mat does have a smell to it so I have it hanging outside in hopes the smell will leave the mat. Thanks for the mat and the 13k!
September 24, 2013
Not a fan!
I love lululemon, and think they use great quality material. However i was dissapointed with this mat, i have had it for a few months now and i find it way to thin and it marks very easily. It was dirty within a few uses. I did like that this mat is light weight and easy to carry around.
September 12, 2013
After 6 months of doing yoga, my feet finally have a home!
Jenna and Danielle helped me score this ideal mat in the Paramus, NJ shop.
The (un)Mat is perfect for me because it's so thin and lightweight that I won't have a problem running around between Scout meetings, class, work and the studio; I can just toss it over my shoulder and go. But because of the brand's history I suspect it can endure lots of practice; whether in heat, at the barre or a cool flow.
(my mom tried to steal it from me, but hates how thin it is. Anyone with knee/joint issues or anyone who prefers cushioning should not go for this mat!)
I haven't had the chance to use it in a class yet, as I just picked it up tonight, but I tested it out with a sun salutation and my favorite pose (warrior II).
I found that the smooth side is soft to the touch and comfy when I go through my flow, but is just smooth enough for me to easily transition from a warrior I into a longer expression of warrior II without slipping too far and I can remain in control of my stretch and balance.
I can't wait to try out the grippy side in warm yoga and when I'm balancing at the barre!
August 24, 2013
I teach a class 5 days a week and also attend a class several days a week. I am doing yoga about 6 days a week. I originally purchased "The Mat" and was pleased until I purchased the Un Mat while on a trip to GA. I could not be more pleased with this mat and my students know it. It does not slip at all is thin and light enough to travel with.
Overall it gets the job done in a very light,sleek, comfortable kind of way. Beyond impressed with this mat. Will never buy a different mat.
August 18, 2013
Good.. But not good enough
I have been waiting to write a review for some time because I wanted to get a real feel for the quality of this mat. I had previously been using my beloved Prana ECO mat which I am completely obsessed with. However, I wanted a mat that was more compact for my travels and I thought the Un Mat was exactly what I was looking for. I generally do power Vinyasa classes, which as we all know means that down dog is where you spend a great deal of time, I don't want to slide around on my mat and not be able to enjoy my yoga sessions, thankfully, this mat does not slip or slide and you feel comfortable on the mat. Now the reason I cannot give this mat 5 stars: after about 4-5 uses I noticed that my mat was staring to fall apart, there were marks all over the mat (which cannot be cleaned) and the mat has stretched out remarkably since I first received it. Due to the cost of this mat versus the Prana mat I can't say that I would be willing to purchase another overly priced mat from lululemon when I can buy a 48$ mat from Prana that will last me years.
August 3, 2013
Great Addition to The Pure Mat 5mm
I originally bought The Pure Mat, as I was doing Yin yoga and wasn't sweating. I found that the mat didn't quite do the trick for Vinyasa, but I wasn't willing to buy another mat and put it in the corner.
My solution was to buy The Un Mat and lay it on top of The Pure Mat for my sweatier classes.
Now I'm wishing I had bought The Mat right from the beginning! The Un Mat is comfortable, easy to clean, and prevents me from slipping and sliding around during sweaty classes. I love it!
Yes, there was a slight rubber smell (and I mean slight...) but it did fade after laying the mat out for a bit.
I also love that, even though I'm essentially using two mats, they still roll up nicely and fit into my Nasmaste tote.
It does seem to stretch out slightly during some poses, but that's to be expected with such a thin mat.
July 28, 2013
I just ordered this mat about 2-3 months ago and was so anxious to receive it. I love lululemon and was expecting great quality like most of their other products. After just a week or two, I was very disappointed. I have the mint color and you can see dirt from hands and feet (i only use soap and water to clean with) and it does not come off. It is now dirty looking and it has two small tears. I don't want it to continue tearing :(
July 25, 2013