Verified Buyer Reviewed by Yogini from Southern California on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I purchased this Manduka eKO Lite Yoga Mat in green while it was on sale and also took advantage of an additional 35% off special. The shipping was prompt -- received it within 2 days with standard shipping. While it does have a slight rubber smell since it was just out of the package, I'm confident the rubber smell will continue to dissipate over time. I can tell it is good quality material and will hold up with much use including in heated yoga studios. This is my second Manduka mat, and from early indications looks as though it will last as long as my first Manduka which is still going strong at 5 years and counting! Please be aware that the 4mm thickness is quite thin, which did not disappoint me. The trade off with Manduka mats is if you want a thicker mat, you'll have the downside of lugging around a slightly heavier yoga mat but will have a little more cushioning under you in the yoga studio. With the eKO Lite 4mm mat, it's a few ounces lighter and rolls up tighter, but it's definitely not "lite" and will feel the weight when carrying this rolled up mat under your arm or in a strap over your shoulder. But considering the high quality of Manduka mats, lugging around a few more ounces than a cheaper mat (in quality and price) is worth the extra money and effort, in my opinion.
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