I have spent a lot over the years on lulu clothing and have always loved my gear, and gotten tons of compliments on it when I wear it.
When I started practicing hot yoga 3+ times per week last winter I finally caved in and SPENT A BOATLOAD on The Mat and The Towel to replace the cheap older mat I was using. I thought it was going to be a huge treat to have a nice lulu mat and towel that was advertised as anti slip, great for hot yoga, etc. - biggest disappointment.
Not only is this the MOST SLIPPERY mat and towel I have ever used (worse than my TJ Maxx gear I replaced and gave to a friend) but I paid full price for The Mat and The Towel - over a hundred bucks and I slip all over the place, especially in down dog and any pose that requires spread legs (warrior, star, etc)...which we do all the time. Have also tried getting The Towel wet to try and gain traction. Still constantly having to readjust and bring my hands and feet back to where I want them to be. I also hate the super strong chemical smell of The Mat - won't go away
even after airing out (outside) several times and wiping it down. Hard to be zen when you're practicing in a chemical cloud.
Bummed that I spent over a hundred bucks and find myself stealing my boyfriend's Jade brand mat and yogitoes towel whenever I practice without him. Surprised that the yoga gurus at Lulu missed the mark so much on something so important to the practice! Come on, guys and gals, make better mats and towels, PLEASE!
December 5, 2013
I really like this towel for my hot yoga classes. I definitely do have to spray water before hand, but I haven't had any issues with it wrinkling too much or slipping. I purchased the blue about 4 months ago and take 4 sweaty classes a week and it still looks amazing! I'm actually planning on getting a 2nd one so I can rotate! The only issue is I wish they had a darker colors.
November 30, 2013
Down dog altering!
Love this towel! My down dog now finally "sits" and I don't slide or squeak.
November 17, 2013
What a good buy
i purchased this when i started yoga about 3 months ago and it still looks brand new i've been washing it after every use of hot bikram yoga. I have a textured mat and the towel grips on to it perfectly couldn't be happier. I also purchased a cheaper towel at Winners once and it's nothing compared to the lululemon. Lulu's is so much lighter and stays way better on my mat!.
November 5, 2013
I only take hot yoga classes and a towel is mandatory unless you want to face plant on your mat. The towel is a little slippery on the hands at the beginning of class but after your hands warm up, you're fine.
However, if you tend to sweat a lot, this towel will also get a little slippery on the hands.
November 4, 2013
Overall great mat towel!
I really like this towel! Definitely prefer it over some other popular brands (that are more expensive)! During hot yoga, when it is completely dry, it is somewhat slippery in downward dog, but as soon as it is just a little bit damp, I am solid. For me it is much more slip-resistant than other popular brands. It shifts on that mat only a tiny bit during flow, but not enough to disturb my practice. It is perfect -- I just wish it were a little bit thicker! I sweat a lot so I totally saturate it by the end of class. I LOVE this towel so I wish it came in more colors so I could buy them all! :)
October 16, 2013
Good but not great
Before purchasing this towel I found downward dog extremely difficult to hold without slipping, sometimes resorting to child's pose to simply stop the slipping and sliding. So I decided it's time to change things up and get a towel of some sort for myself. It was a toss up between the $60 towels from the studio all the way to the $17 towels from London Drugs but I finally settled on the fossil grey towel from Lulu.
Now don't get me wrong, this mat has certainly helped me hold poses much longer but I expected it to be a little more grippy, especially when the sales rep said "oh you'll never slip again! It gets super sticky as soon as your hands are even slightly sweaty". I almost find it easier to start with the edges folded over and doing down dog directly on my mat and then flattening out the mat as my hands start to get slippy.
In the future I think maybe lulu could add small grippies to the bottom and top of the mat so that it doesn't slide on the yoga mat, or can be used on the studio floor directly as well as provides a bit stronger grip.
All in all, great product lulu but I don't think I'll be in too much of a rush to buy another one.
October 4, 2013
Decent but not worth the price
I totally understand the mixed reviews. I've used this towel at least 3x a week for 4 months as I write this. Keep in mind, I do not use this towel with the lulu mat. I use this with an extra thick mat from Amazon. I'm loving hot yoga but this towel is meh.
1) I don't slip at all. I can hold most poses easily, even at the end of class, and I sweat a lot.
2) It soaks up my sweat. My mat is pretty dry after class, so this thing is impressively absorbent.
3) Dries quickly.
4) it doesn't smell. I usually use this twice before washing it, and there are no odor issues. But on occasion, I haven't been able to do laundry during the week, and have used this thing for 4 classes and there are no odor issues. I do hang my towel to dry after each class.
1) this thing will shift. Huge con. I spray the towel before class. No amount of moisture will keep this thing in place. It can be distracting. On occasion, I've had to stop midway through class to straighten it out.
2) it's expensive. It's lulu so I expected more.
I've learned to live with the shifting but I'm not impressed. Unlikely to repurchase.
September 14, 2013
Serviette idéale pour le Bikram!
J'adore ma serviette!! Elle est parfaite pour mes séances de Bikram. Elle est légère, mince et prend peu de place dans le sac. De plus, elle sèche rapidement. C'est l'idéal!! Il faut toutefois l'utiliser avec un tapis de yoga texturé. J'imagine que sur un tapis lisse, elle pourrait glisser. C'est, en tout cas, ce que m'avait dit la vendeuse. Comme j'ai moi-même un tapis texturé, ma serviette ne glisse pas du tout!!
September 7, 2013
The towel doesn't cover the entire mat. Also, it slides around.
September 6, 2013