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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Not everything I hoped for.
By Jacob R. Tuft
I just got one of these mats and found it was slipery similar to the comment above.. Apparently there was some kind of oily coating from the factory. I washed it with soap and the sliperyness went away. A word of caution if you do this....this mat absorbs water and soap, so don't use too much soap and wring it out afterwards otherwise the residual soap will be just as slipery as the oily stuff you're trying to get rid of. To wring out all the soapy water, I rolled it along with a towel and put my knees on it and the towel absorbed all the soapy water.
While the mat is thick, it isn't very dense. I found it didn't give me any more padding than the thinner mat I was replacing.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent mat for my needs!!!
By Farnoosh Brock
Update: This mat became less and less sticky over the course of a few months so I downgraded it to 4 stars. Right now, I own a Manduka and love it.
I did a lot of research (yes I did) for the right mat, after wearing down a lot of yoga mats. Even considered buying the most expensive brand. This one was a great choice and I am very happy with it. While very reasonable, it is a great color, and is quite sticky. I happen to use my yoga paws for early morning yoga when I am still waking up, but in general, it is the right level of stickiness for intermediate-advance yoga. Also, I do lay it on top of my old mat for extra cushion. I think you could get by without doing that. ENJOY! DO heaps of yoga!
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First-time Mat buyer, excellent purchase
By A. Moon
I recently bought this mat to accompany my new work-out video and I am very pleased. It is much longer than I need (I'm only 62 inches tall), but I'm not complaining! Yes, there is a chemically smell, but I don't really mind. It is comfortable and protects my back and bones against my hardwood floors. It rolls up very nicely and lays against the wall of my small condo. What more can I say other than it does its job, and does it well?