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Great yoga mat for the price. I do not having any trouble with slipping and feel the thickness is nice. The design is very orange, I was surprised. I was expecting more of a coral. Anyways, that has no bearing on its use. It works well. The only con is that the design is flaking off. I’ll finish yoga and be brushing off orange flakes. Update: this yoga mat is still very nice for the value. I am always checking out mats I see in person and they aren’t as cushy at this price point. The print has started to wear off in the high traffic areas of my mat. Still very useable, it is just showing wear.
I purchased this yoga mat for the beautiful design. Beware of the quality though! The mat is filled with chemicals that offgas upon opening the mat and, to top it off, the mat does NOT breathe at all. If you are a serious yogi, this will not work for you. The chemical components make your hands and feet instantly sweat due to the lack of breathability and you’ll slip & slide all over the place. I wish I had taken the time to review this item sooner as I missed my return window and would send it back if I could.
UPDATE: Mat is still slick with sweaty hands. Knees are not happy with how squishy it is. This squishiness also requires better balance for one legged poses.
I like the deep saturated colors. Many cute patterns to choose from. This mat is low odor compared to the smelly TPE mats. I had to return the IUGA 6mm mat because the smell just won't go away. This Gaiam mat is truly non-slip, unlike the IUGA mat.
The only downside to this mat is that it is not a fused mat with a firmer and a softer layer. Maybe over time, my knees will complain but it's nice and comfortable right now. Also, it doesn't feel quite as stable as the 2 layer mats.
I purchased this mat to replace my cheapie from Walmart that wasn’t as thick. The pattern, Aubergine Swirl, is beautiful in person and the 6mm thickness is perfect for my hardwood floors.
I did knock a star off because the mat is very slippery the first few times using it, even with following the instructions to wipe it down with a damp cloth before the first use. For yogis with slippery hands it could be dangerous if you lose your traction in the middle of your practice.
With that being said I am still happy with my purchase and look forward to my practices.
Holy Jebus, this mat reeks of plastic/chemical. Perhaps it is of recent manufacture and hasn't had a chance to offgas the stink but it's BAD. My entire apartment smelled of the mat. I finally put it in the bathtub with dish soap and washed it thoroughly. That helped a small amount but I had to put the mat in the bathroom, open the window and close the door to contain the odor and hopefully let it air out.
Outside of that the color and pattern are nice. Thickness is good. Not too stretchy. If it can stop stinking I'll be happy with it. Oh, I'd love it leave it outside for a day or two to air out but someone would steal it.
This yoga mat is comfy, but like other reviewers said, my hands slip when in downward dog if I'm the least bit sweaty. I saw another review that if I wash it with soap in a bathtub that it won't be slippery anymore. I'll try it - but sucks that it wasn't non-slip to begin with
Cute style and functional. I do wish I would have noticed it’s length and maybe ordered something longer. I am 5’6 and I hang off the mat when stretched out fully. I wipe clean with a natural cleaner and cloth, easy to care for.
I bought this mat 3 weeks ago and so far it has been great. As mentioned in other reviews it does have a strong chemical smells when it arrives but I set it outside on a chair for a day and they smell was gone.