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23.94 x 4.88 x 4.25 inches, 2.95 Pounds
October 3, 2013
Sally in Exeter
– July 15, 2021
This is my second Gaiam yoga mat. I appreciate the fact that it’s slightly thicker than most, as I have a rather boney spine. It doesn’t smell of petrochemicals, like some cheaper mats. I like the design. It helps to have something to focus on when balancing, and is just nice to look at! It gives pleasure every time I use it, so worth paying that little more.
– July 18, 2021
To address those who complained of a slippery mat: mine was pretty slippery when it arrived, like many others. When I practiced my downward dog, my hands started to slip underneath me. After some online research, I decided to wash it in my bathtub with some Dr. Bronner’s soap, rinse it, wash it with vinegar, and rinse it again. After it dried, I tried it out and no more slip! I hope this helps some of you who are having issues 🙂 It must be some leftover residue from the manufacturing. I’ve had it for about 5 days and it still has a faint chemically smell but I assume that’ll fade over time. I’m pretty pleased with this mat. It’s functional, cushy, and beautiful. I got the Marrakesh design and the color is a little more brighter and saturated in person than in the picture but I’m totally cool with that.
– July 21, 2021
Yoga mat just arrived and it’s beautiful! Bought to match my living room to encourage more yoga at home and it is such great quality. Only criticism is that it arrived a couple of days after the delivery tracking said it had, but definitely worth spending a little more for the added thickness and design. 10/10Nb. The navy is a little darker than it appears in my photos. It is definitely more of a light purple set against a navy blue background.
– August 23, 2021
I’m the type of person who reads a lot of reviews and agonizes over every purchase. Plus I noticed some reviews said that they had problems with slippage on this mat so I was very hesitant but I needed a mat so I took a chance. This mat is as nice as a brand name yoga mat I received as a gift many years ago. And is just like the mats at the yoga center.
It does not slip and has a nice grip to it. I have absolutely no complaints and am quite happy with it. Plus it’s a bit thicker than regular mats which helps my aging body a lot on wood floors. It lies completely flat on the floor and the color is pretty and much like what my monitor depicted. Go ahead and buy it! 🙂
– August 24, 2021
I own a Gaiam mat that I keep at home and bought this second one to keep at the yoga studio.. Unfortunately, there is no comparison in quality. From day one, the textured “tread“ started flaking off, especially around the bottom of the mat where the feet are typically placed. Not only does it cause a slip risk, it’s an embarrassment to leave a trail of rubber mat flakes on the floor when class is over. I was hopeful the flaking would stop after using it a few times, but continues to be an issue that I’m just about ready to throw it away. The quality is so different from my first mat that I even wondered if this was a knock off. Do not recommend purchasing!
– August 25, 2021
This is a lovely quality mat, well made with beautiful clear bright colours for the chakra symbols. However, the colours are very bright indeed against a really black black background and this makes for a ‘visually noisy’ effect. (A lot of hotel carpets used to suffer from this phenomenon!) The only other downside is that the pong hangs around. I struggle with both visual noise and ‘chemical’ smells so have only used the mat once and ended up feeling a bit peculiar so I may not keep it. But if you’re not overly sensitive like me and that’s not a problem, go for it for the reasons cited at the top of this review.
– September 1, 2021
This is not my first yoga mat I’ve bought and I love Gaiam mats so when I found this online at a cheaper price I was happy. What I was not counting on was the SMELL. It has such a strong chemical smell it literally turns my stomach. I even tried washing it, but with yoga mats you have to use an extremely mild detergent on it, and a mild detergent did not touch the odor. This is not exactly an item you can febreeze either. Needless to say, I am not a happy customer. I should have paid the 7-10 dollars more and bought it from a brick and mortar retailer.
– September 9, 2021
This mat is great for the money you paid. Not the most perfect mat, but it’ll do! I previously had the same mat, but in the dual printed (both sides) which was $30, and that mat was PHENOMENAL! BUT– I really didn’t need the dual printed since I only used one side. So I returned it and got this one. I love the design, though I wish the yellow wasn’t so transparent. Though it’s hard to complain because yellow overlayed on a dark surface is pretty difficult to get full opacity (from a painters perspective). And the print is a little off center, leaving the bottom looking crooked. But since it’s a dark mat, you can’t tell as much. There were also some hanging foam on the end. I didn’t take a photo before I cut some of it off. Though I measured the mat just to make sure I didn’t get a completely messed up mat and it fit the measurements. And YES, this is not that “non-slip” as all the other reviewers said. I found myself slipping a bit in downward dog. Overall, it’s not bad for $20. The mat is thick, the design is cute, and the measurements are right. But like I said, their dual printed mat is MUCH better.
– September 20, 2021
Hi all people on Amazon considering purchasing this product!
You should now that I am a new Yogi at age 31. I did good amount of research on the Internet. I do regular and hot yoga. So it was very important for me that the mat stays stable while I learn (and hopefully) perform yoga poses. So… After my research and going crazy on Pinterest to see how to clean a yoga mat, I decided to purchase Gaiam yoga mat with beautiful pattern. I purchased the blue feather print.
It is true that the mat smelled when I firs unpacked and unrolled. But, I took the advice of many and wiped the mat with warm water and couple of drops of soap (used microfiber cloth). Right after that, I prepared a mix of essential oils (15 drops of tea tree oil & 10 drops of lavender), witch hazel (1/4 cup), and purified water (1 cup) and sprayed this mixture generously on the each sides of the mat and wiped it with damp cloth (used microfiber cloth for this task). After all of this, I hanged the mat to dry in my bathroom. Guess what? It worked!! I had a hot yoga class early next morning. It was great to smell the tea tree and lavender when I was on the mat. As soon as I came back from my yoga practice, I cleaned the mat with the oil and witch hazel mixture and hanged it to dry before folding it.
So, overall, I am very please with my purchase. If you are new to yoga and don’t know what to do like me, this mat provides great support with its thickness and it has gorgeous print on it. Highly recommend.
– September 23, 2021
Gorgeous print and amazing quality. Love that it’s thicker too as I have bad knees. The material is just right: soft but with enough anti slip (without being overly rubbery). Extra length is perfect, and it’s the first mat where my sweaty palms have stayed put too! Just fallen in love with this and it helps that’s it’s so beautiful!
– September 30, 2021
I do like this mat but I’m not sure it’s worth the amount spent on it – I think there are other mats within this price range that are better. It’s a beautiful design and colour, but the mat itself is a bit too stretchy, I can feel it moving in down dog and I’m using it on a wooden floor.
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