Rated 5 out of
Extra Legit!I practiced with this mat for 3 months. The grip is excellent! The mat is just the right thickness. Not so thick that it cause your position to shift but thick enough to give you some cushioning. Its 10 inches longer than a standard mat so you aren't on the floor by then end of your sun salutations. Its 2 inches wider than standard mats so you have room to work with blocks. Your hands and feet will smell like rubber afterwards tho. And for some reason when you rinse them (hands and feet) with water afterwards they smell like melons. I don't know the science behind that, but its true!
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 4 out of
Pretty good.This mat has the perfect thickness and is soft enough but still firm so balancing poses are not an issue. I hardly slide on this mat and I have to admit I usually sweat a lot on my hands and feet and slide a lot on most mats. I like the design as well, there is a pretty pattern on it that reminds of wood. It is subtle and I find it soothing. Since it is a natural rubber mat it smells a bit. Most of that is gone after a few months of using it and airing it out but when your face is on the mat you will smell it. And your hands will smell like rubber after practice but that washes off. It does not bother me. I like that the mat is of a natural material and degradable. Prana also has great customer service. You should note that this is a rather heavy mat and maybe not a good choice if you walk or bike to practice. ,,Also, I think it is a bit pricey and honestly I don't know if this is the best mat for the price. All I know is that it is much better than the cheap mats.