Reviewed by annie w. from Boston on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
very happy STP carries manduka mats! i was not aware of this until they shipped me their latest catalog. it's light (~3.5 lb), non-slip, low-profile, and supportive. i accidentally mistook this as the superlite mat (2 lb, d'oh), but it's fine...this one is still reasonable for travel
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Reviewed by JLE from Maryland on Sunday, March 1, 2015
This was my first good quality mat purchase. I really like the feel of this mat, the size is perfect, and it is no more slippery than my past mats. For hot yoga I do need to wipe my hands and feet often or use my hot yoga towel. I personally like that it is 3mm, as I do not like the mats with excessive cushion, but I do need additional support when holding postures on a single knee, as it does not provide much cushion. The rubber smell upon arrival is a bit harsh, but I aired it out in a spare room for a few days before my first use and it was just fine.
Reviewed by YogiRunner from Minnesota on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Overall I love this mat. I also love the fact that is is ecofriendly. The only thing I would recommend is getting a towel to go with the mat because if you get really sweaty in hot yoga, sometimes the mat gets slippery. I would recommend this mat and I actually bought it for my mom for Christmas as well!
Reviewed by Emjay from Upstate NY on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I got this mat because the reviews stated it was a great sticky mat, no slipping even if very sweaty. My hands and feet slipped. I sweat. I think sweat needs to be qualified. I mean sweat rolling down your face, off your torso, down your arms onto your hands and feet - sweat. That' is sweaty. A little warmth and dampness and some beads of sweat is not what I mean. This mat is indeed sticky, but once the sweat gets going, you will still need to get your towel out. With my towel I was fine.
It is also very very thin. I have a solid yoga practice. Initially, I bought very thick mats because I was a beginner and liked the padding. I have whittled it down with time, but this one was very very thin. It is a travel mat, which would be thin. But my knees hurt . I am older so my knees have been around for a while. It was the first time I had to roll up the side of the mat and pad my knee. No big deal. But know this is a thin, travel mat.
Reviewed by Active One from South Dakota on Thursday, October 30, 2014
This light weight quality mat offers perfect "stickiness" to any yoga pose. At this value it is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your mat. This is the mat I "haul" around. Word of caution, if you need extra cushion this may not be the mat for you. You can cut up your old mat and use a section to cushion your knees when needed. I love this mat and love this value.