Beautiful, folds nicely

Verified Buyer Reviewed by belize from oakland, ca on Monday, March 7, 2016
I have two mats at home, which though not called "lite" actually weigh less than this one, but I guess "lite" refers to thinness and portability. Were I going somewhere where I needed to pack a small bag, I'd take this mat; it rolls thin or folds easily. If I were riding my bike to class, I might bring my older, cushier ones (Prana ECO--also great, for an affordable price.) I only do Iyengar yoga, nothing hot or sweaty. (Sweating is part of why I ride, hike, snowshoe, run...Yoga is for stillness, and some stretching and strengthening in areas that complement my other activities.) So, no real issues with mat getting wet or slippery. This one doesn't bunch up, seems to keep everything in place (including my hands and feet of course), and is fine for most poses where I don't need much padding. I usually use studio mats (no sweating so they feel clean enough for me) and this mat will work for home practice or if I go to an unfamiliar studio. So far I'm using it at home when practice is more standing poses or restorative. If I think I need more for my knees or something, I'll grab my 5 mm mat or blanket (3mm is actually ideal but I can't find a mat like that anymore.) I admit part of why I got this one is for the beautiful colors and pattern--I've never had a patterned mat before! And also because I've been to Belize, liked it so much I gave my cat that name. (My weakness for anything called "Belize" has also resulted in me buying new face powder, new eyeshadow, and new bronzer, none of which I really need. If someone starts marketing a "Belize" cookie or "Belize" cheese, I'll really be in trouble!)
Previous Review “Looks great, but smelly”
“Great mat” Next Review