The Reversible Mat 5mm

$68.00 USD
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Yoga


CUSHIONING AND GRIP

Natural rubber base gives you cushioning and grip in low-sweat classes


antimicrobial additive

An antimicrobial additive helps prevent mould and mildew on the mat


CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Clean this mat after practice with warm, soapy water and hang it to dry


Air it Out

Natural rubber has a slight smell that fades over time


weight

5.24lb (2.38kg)


DIMENSIONS

66cm x 180cm (26" x 71"), 5mm (0.19")

The Reversible Mat 5mm is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 347.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from stinky I got this mat as a christmas present 3 years ago and guess what? it still stinks. It smells like rubber and let me tell you that after much cleaning, I still get a nice whiff of rubber when doing my down dogs, child's poses, etc. Also, it's starting to crack from all my use. I am very sad that such an expensive luxury mat has disappointed me. This product should have the quality it's meant to.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ruined after minimal use I had a solid colored version of this mat and really liked it, but a few months ago I received a polka dot version of this mat as a gift. After just a few uses the pattern started to peel off and now after light use it is basically ruined.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Falls Apart I bought this mat a couple of months ago, and it is such a disappointment. I just started doing yoga, and thought I'd spend a little extra money to get a good mat. After a just a couple weeks I started noticing the mat was tearing in places. Again, I'm new to yoga, so I'm not even using this mat as much as someone who is doing yoga on the daily and it's STILL falling apart. I should have saved my money and bought some leggings or a bra instead. This mat has been sitting in my closet for the past two months because its useless.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mat on the Move I take sweaty sculpt classes and was sliding a bit on my Prana mat, so after a few solid recommendations from some respected yogi's I decided to invest in a Lulu replacement. I was so excited for this mat. I love the arctic gray color and was willing to haul the extra weight around for it. I've used it about 5 times now and every time I've experienced the mat sliding around and shifting during practice. I've had to stop multiple times during the class to move it back into place - otherwise I move into my neighbors turf:( A girl in front of me had the same mat in purple and I saw her adjust hers and put water on the floor to try to get it to grip. After class I asked her if she had the same problem and she said she did. I'm pretty disappointed and also think that for the price and weight of the mat, it should include a carrying strap.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from life mat for me, just take care of yours! I feel like finding the ideal mat is different for everyone. After trying (for months) to make my Manduka prolite mat work (and getting frustrated not being able to practice without a mat towel in my hot vinyasa practices) I switched over, I've been practicing on the Lululemon Mat for two years and I love this mat! I'm a lululemon girl for life! When I had a slippery issue with my first Mat Lulu customer service quickly replaced my mat and all is well! No more slipping in downward dog or warrior poses. You won't be concerned with slipping and hurting yourself with this mat, I love it! As the care instructions state, roll out the Mat somewhere like your basement and give it some TIME to air out to remove the smell-- for how great this mat is it's honestly REALLY low maintenance. I take hot vinyasa at my home studio 5-6 days a week, and after every practice I spray my mat with water and rub down before taking my mat home and hang drying over my banister. Every couple of weeks I do a "deep soak" in my bathtub with warm water, lemon and a little bit of dish soap. Once you make sure you rinse well, the Mat needs a couple days to air dry but then it's "sticky" and good as new. I've also heard of cleaning the mat with baking soda and lemon, I've done that too. Hygiene is good, keep it up. The light blue color of my mat does leave a sweat stain initially after a sweaty practice (a badge of honor), but it dries overnight before I roll it up the next morning. Don't worry about the sweat stain, be present in your practice. Gang, this mat will work for some of us yogis and won't work for others-- in the same way some people SWEAR by Manduka mats and those didn't work for me. I consider my mat the equipment I invest money in to continue my practice, and if the equipment needs to be replaced it's no big deal. Just make sure you're taking care of your Lululemon mat with the proper care instructions and you should be in a good spot. To all my friends who are ready to invest in a nice mat, I recommend the Lulu Mat. Jade and Manduka make great products, but this is the best one for me! Honestly, purchase it, keep an open mind, and if it's not working for you please be polite to the Lululemon customer service team and they'll make sure you're taken care of. Happy Practicing!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not purchase I received this as a gift after my boyfriend saw me eyeing it at the store, and I wish I didn't. The smell will not leave, no matter how many times I have washed (according to the instructions). Also, where I usually place my hands has peeled and worn away. I've had this mat for about 2 months and it looks like I will barely get another month out of it. Save your money, and buy elsewhere. Also - I have NOT used this mat in any hot yoga class. After seeing how it has held up in my non-heated classes I refuse to bring it with me.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Yoga Mat! I have been practicing yoga for 9 years and have ever only bought lululemon yoga mats. I have the light travel mat, the 3mm and the 5mm... I love all of my mats!!! However, if I had to pick a favourite it would be the 5mm. I primarily use my mat for hot yoga and kundalini yoga. The no-slip grip on the mat is perfect for super-sweaty classes, and the cushioning is delightful for long sitting meditations and kriyas. I suggest this mat to ANY yogi as I believe it will meet all of your needs! PS. be sure to avoid using any type of oil on your mat as it will compromise the quality of the grip (ie. essential oil mat cleaners). Simply wash your mat with water!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Went From Outstanding to Unusable in Ten Days I have had my mat for 15 days. I researched exhaustively and agonized over which mat to purchase after I discovered my love for hot vinyasa yoga, followed shortly by the discovery that a cheap mat wouldn't do for 75 minutes of intense sweating. As I practice in a studio five to seven mornings per week, I needed a mat I wouldn't slip on. I was still undecided between the Jades and Mandukas they sell in my studio and the Lululemon, and so thought I would visit a Lululemon store to see and feel The mat for myself before making a decision. I admit I was skeptical about the smooth surface on The Mat and had decided I would go with the Manduka, but as I was leaving the store a very friendly store associate came and told me all about how perfectly The Mat would serve me in class, that she had had hers for years, that it wouldn't slip and I would not be sorry if I went with the Lulu mat. I was convinced no one could be this enthusiastic about a product that didn't perform so I bought The Mat on the spot. For the first ten days, the mat was flawless. I told all my yogi friends how impressed I was with it. But whatever coating made it so impressively non-slip, well, I must have sweated it all off. I saw it sort of peel up in little white flakes with each class as I used it, and after about ten days of classes, I noticed I was starting to slide a bit in down dog. I thought maybe it needed to be cleaned, had absorbed my skin oils or something. I never use lotion or hair products, and I never spray it with the studio cleaner which contains essential oils, I hang it to dry after class. So I came to the Lululemon site, and researched how to clean this mat. I started with plain warm water and hanging dry. Next day, still slippery. So I came home and tried warm water and baking soda. Next day, even more slippery. So I tried warm water and dish soap, sprayed it out with the hose to make sure no soap remained, hung it to dry. Today's class, I almost walked out halfway through. My mat was so slippery I had to sit out several poses. Three legged dog was impossible. Down dog near impossible. I love the cushion of this mat, I love all my other Lulu gear, I'm so sad about what has happened to my mat, and since I've obviously sweated all over it, I can't return it so I'm out $72 and for my next class I'm going to be forced to take my old cheap mat to class because as sad as I am to say this, it was never so slippery that it prevented me from holding poses. My Lulu mat is now that slippery.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not made well I wanted to love this mat, but unfortunately I don't. Whatever the material is on the top part of the mat is not good quality. After one use it started flaking off. I use this mat at home a few times a week. The mat looks like I had it for a few years. I purchased it in March. I was going to write a review sooner, but I figured I would wait to see if I could do anything or if the company would exchange it. They won't, because I used it. I was going between this one and a Manduka mat. I wish I had purchased the other one. The title is also false in stating that it is reversible. It is not. If you try and use the smooth side against the ground, wood or carpet it slides all over the place. I have always thought the quality of Lululemon products were top notch, but not on this mat.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed I received this mat as a gift two valentine's days ago (in light pink), but have just started using it frequently. Initially, I really liked the thick cushioning and found the mat great for doing planks/stretches on a hardwood floor. That being said, the mat does not do well in hot yoga classes--which is what it is designed for. The mat absorbs sweat and becomes slippery very quickly. In addition, the pink color makes an unflattering sweat outline of any and all body parts. While sweat is expected in hot yoga, the slipperiness of the matt is frustrating. Further, the mat does not dry. The cleaning instructions suggest washing the mat with water and letting it air dry post-practice. However, the mat retains all moisture and remains saturated for multiple days--detailed body outline and all. While the embarrassing aspect of using this mat could likely be avoided in a darker color, I am disappointed in this product's inability to withstand and "recover" from hot yoga classes, especially at its price point.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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