No towels needed!
I've had this yoga mat for several months now and I use it 3-5 times per week at hot yoga. I have had no issues with losing grip; it's still the grippiest, most slip-proof mat I've used (and I've tried several that didn't work for me). I don't need to use a towel under my hands even through a steamy 75-minute class, and I get pretty sweaty in that 95-degree heat! As many other people have mentioned, the Mat is pretty smelly when you first buy it. I left mine in my car overnight for a few days and it aired out pretty well. I didn't find it to be as distracting as other people. I would definitely recommend this mat to anyone who is currently using a towel to keep from slipping. No towels needed with The Mat! It is pretty heavy compared to many other mats I've used, but it's worth it, I think.
May 27, 2015
Best Non-Slip Mat
Ok, so I've been through several different brands of mats, and I finally decided to take the plunge and splurge on this mat. It did not disappoint! I bought the gray mat with green underneath - very boring, yet still fun at the same time. The reason I love this mat so much is how well it retains its stickiness! I have made it through a dozen hot vinyasa/sculpt/power yoga classes absolutely dripping in sweat and haven't slipped AT ALL. I went with the 5mm over the 3mm because it provided better padding for arm balances and headstands. It is a little heavy, but a bag or straps (that I already had) make it manageable. I guess the big con for me on this mat is how strong the rubbery odor is... Though it is much better than B.O. Do yourself a favor and buy this mat!
May 26, 2015
I love this mat. I have had several different brands before this one. The only thing I have a problem with is its a bright pink mat that cannot be cleaned properly. A few times makeup has got on it and cannot be removed after trying several times. I am torn about buying another mat but black. This is the best mat for hot yoga by far, never slip just wish I could clean it. It looks dirty all the time.
May 22, 2015
I love The Mat. The thickness is perfect and the anti - slip WAS good until I used a mat cleaner that had an essential oil in it and now the anti - slip isn't so much. Any suggestions on how to possibly get some of the grip back??? Also as one previous commented the rubber smell is still pretty strong and I have had my mat way over a year now and use it at least 2 to 3 times a week.
May 22, 2015
I have been using my lululemon mat for the past year and half and is the best mat i have ever owned. The only time it has been really sweaty was after a tow hour yoga class, but overall a great mat. When i sweats since i have the turquoise color
May 20, 2015
Love the Mat!
I practice yoga 2-3 times a week and I love this mat! I was skeptical when the lady at the store said it gets "stickier" as you sweat, but no matter how sweaty I get, my hands and feet don't slip on this mat. I've seen some people use a mat towel for hot yoga, but no need with this mat! There is a very intense rubber smell when you first get it, but it has gotten better as the weeks go by. For cleaning, I just wipe it down with warm, soapy water and rinse it off in the shower and hang it up to dry.
May 19, 2015
Stuck together and ripped top layer!
I bought this mat a couple weeks ago. after use I let it dry and then rolled it back up. when i went to unroll it after my 3-4 use the plastic on the top has stuck to the parts it was touching and when I pulled it part it ripped off the top layer!!! No where did it say I could not roll up the mat or that it would stick together! Shouldn't I be able to roll up this mat like any other yoga mat?!? I hope this can be exchanged!!
May 19, 2015
I love it! What is everyone complaining about??
I have owned a Jade Mat, Manduka Eko, and a Manduka Pro Lite. Although Manduka Pro mats are super durable, my hands slip all over the place. Even after lots of scrubbing and use. I even slipped on a Manduka Eko. Jade mats are great, but I didn't enjoy the surface. It felt a little rough to me. Lulu has created a great mat! Yes it does scuff and stain, but I haven't had as much of a problem as everyone else seems to have. I wipe it down with the Manduka mat wash (non-vinegar version) after every class and air to dry AS SOON as I get home. For a super sweaty class I'll use The Mat with a towel. I love this thing! It's thick and sticky! I did use it once without a towel in a super sweaty class and it was great, but it kind of grossed me out just laying there in my own sweat, so now I use a towel for heated power flows. But, I LOVE this mat for a regular Vinyasa. I own this Mat in two colors. I gave away my Manduka Eko last week! LOL. Also, I think the price is very reasonable. All other comparable mats are also @ this price point.
May 16, 2015
Scratches and scuffs soooooooo easily
Love the thickness and generous length of the mat BUT it scuffs and scratches so easily! If I slide my foot or hand across the mat it will scuff. If I wipe it down with a damp soft towel, it will scratch. Had it for a month and only practice 1-3x's/week and looks like I've had it for years! What's the deal with how fragile the surface of this mat is? BTW I have it in Black as I thought scratches and scuffs wouldn't be as noticeable BUT the scratches and scuffs show as WHITE so it still is very noticeable!
May 16, 2015
I have had this mat for about a month now. I practice hot yoga 5 times a week and laterly i feel the mat is losing its grip especially when it got wet. Also, the mat takes a very long time to dry and leaves water stains and scratch marks from wiping.
May 15, 2015