The Un Mat
Great Travel Mat
Excellent mat for travel. Can fold and fit in a suitcase. Plenty sticky for me (although I do not practive bikram/hot yoga). Just got it for a business trip but plan on using it over my manduka mat to add a little stickiness for my regular practice. It is very thin, so I wouldn't use on its own on a hard wood floor. Carpet in a hotel room is perfect though.
May 21, 2014
best met ever!
i had all kind of different mats so far, as i was kind of unhappy with every one of them. The problem was that I was slipping and the best solution I could find so far was to use liquid-chalk to prevent my hands and feet from sliding. Until....
At a yogaconference in Munich Germany there was a Lululemon-Seller and I was allowed to test the Unmat. The mat is incredible. It is very thin, weights almost nothing and fits in every bag, looks beautiful and I have never slipped again. Actually it seems to get more grip, if I start sweating.
The only downside was a little rubber smell but I don't mind as the benefits of the mat are so much bigger.
It also tends to react sensitive to scratches but it gives it a used look, which I have come to like.
Immediately I have sold my old mats on EBAY and I seriously doubt that I ever by something else.
Sometimes, if the ground is to hard or I feel I need a little extra padding for comfort, I use a mat from a studio underneath, which works just fine. I do the same, when I travel.
I am VERY VERY VERY satisfied with this product and recommend it to anyone.
May 20, 2014
I had this mat with me in Costa Rica: yoga on the beach. It simply performed perfectly- good grip, and easy to clean the sand off. And light and portable. What a great piece of gear.
May 16, 2014
Good for Bikram if you Commute
My Bikram studio is between work and home so I commute with a mat some days. This is a great mat for that purpose. I had been commuting with the mat and while it worked like a charm in the hot studio, it also weighed a million trillion pounds to carry long distances. I have used this mat for Bikram class and found that it performed well. I use a towel over it and with this set up it works like a charm. I would not recommend this mat for other yoga practices where there are a lot of poses that have you on your knees.
April 15, 2014
This mat is the worst
This mat is the absolute worst. I bought it at the Bethesda store where the associate assured me it was a fabulous mat for hot yoga. I've used it in hot yoga several times and it slides all over the place as I move between postures. I practice at Down Dog hot studio right down the street from the store and the associate knew the environment of where I was practicing.
I was initially attracted to this mat because it is thin and light and I like to be able to easily carry my mat on metro or on a bike. That said, those benefits do not outweigh how terribly this mat performs when things get slick in a hot yoga class.
I'd love to return it since it doesnt come close to providing what I thought it would when I purchased it (i.e. a mat that would stay put when I did hot yoga on it) but no longer have the receipt.
March 20, 2014
My First Mat
I didn't think much of this mat in the first place due to the fact that it was handed out for free at the end of a Lululemon sponsored 13k I ran last fall. However, I soon realized that they sold this product in store too, it wasn't just an overflow product simply being disposed of. As I began to branch from running into yoga, I put my new "unmat" to use. I now practice yoga sculpt and power vinyasa regularly. This mat worked for me at first, but then I realized that if I move my feet or hands quickly, or deepen a stance, the mat slips. It stretches and loses its grip on the floor. This problem sometimes inhibits me from successfully holding a posture. Wish I knew how to fix this because I doubt Lululemon would release this product with a problem such as this!
March 16, 2014
this mat is so amazing! i haven't slipped once or even come close to slipping! this was my first lululemon mat so i wasnt sure what to expect but i was blown away! this mat is super lightweight and very portable, and its still easy to carry around without a mat strap! there is a funny smell but it goes away after a while. (the smell is from the natural rubber in the mat) keep up the good work lululemon!
March 15, 2014
I have had this mat for a little over 4 months. At first it held up great, but now when I do yoga my feet slip. I am very annoyed with my mat. It is also embarrassing when my feet slip out from under me. My mat also has sweat stains on it. I will not be buying another mat.
March 15, 2014
versatile mat for all types of practice
I have had this mat for about two years now. I initially bought it to use over a mat i had bought when I was a beginner that was getting slightly worn out. However, I found that the Un Mat by itself was ample thickness to get my through practice. This is just a personal preference as I prefer and don't mind the hard floor when I move through my asanas. I've used the mat for all types of practice -- bikram, ashtanga, power vinyasa, yoga sculpt-- and even sometimes when i'm at home and doing the P90x videos. The UN MAT has awesome grip -- i use either side of the mat depending what i'm doing, and super easy to clean. Just careful when you clean to use a natural cleanser, as any alcohol based cleaner will mess up the grip on the mat. During hot powerflow i put a yoga-towel over the mat, and the grip is still awesome. THIS MAT IS A WINNER!
March 5, 2014
Best Top Mat
I really love this mat!!!
I'm been using my Un Mat for over a year and it has held up excellently. I use it over top of my Align mat (disconntinued style) as I felt I wasn't getting enough traction with that mat and this is excellent over top for grip.
Personally I find it okay to use by itself as long as we aren't on our knees constantly because of lack of padding and it gets uncomfortable.
Another bonus is I've lent my mat underneath to my mom when she forgots her mat so she doesn't have to rent a dirty mat from the yoga studio
December 27, 2013