This mat is heavier than most, but it truly makes a difference. Manduka BlackMatPRO 71-Inch Yoga and Pilates Mat Simple and sweet, it’s worth the money. I practice on hardwood floors and my knees always took a beating, no more. As promised it does not bunch or slip.
Primarily used for P90X workouts (jump training, core work and yoga/stretching). We have not experience slippage and the two we purchased store well rolled up behind the weight rack we have set up. This one is sticky and longer and wider than most mats. It is heavy, but well worth it in poses as the thickness is greatly appreciated!
It is a huge investment, but well worth it if you enjoy Hot Yoga. The mat is heavier than other mats so it would be helpful to have a carrying case or strap, but once you experience the comfort, durability and support of this mat you will know where your dollars went and most assuredly you won’t be disappointed. It’s the same basic hygiene that makes one own, not share, an exercise mat. If you can afford it, do it. When you first use it there may be a slight slip from the film, but the more you use it the better the traction that you get. It always lays flat and does not bunch up like other mats will.
When the day arrives that my old Manduka is too worn to use, I’ll look for another one just like it. It’s easy to clean, too.
The yoga mat I previously used was far too thin, causing strain on my knees, feet and hands, as the floors in my apartment are cement. The Manduka is very thick and dense, minimizing the floor’s impact. I contacted Manduka and they explained that the slipping is common during the THREE MONTH BREAK IN PERIOD! They recommend I do 3 sea salt/water treatments on my mat and promised I would be happy after that.
It’s plain black, no silly patterns or pastel colors. This is a mat that is as serious as you are about your workouts.
I would recommend this mat to anyone who is serious about yoga practice. This is a great mat for doing yoga. It’s not worth the frustration, time, or energy! And if you do, get ready to slip all over the place!
The “odor” was very mild and gone within a few days. The mat itself is amazing. In the end I took the plunge, got the sucker in the mail and have never, EVER looked back. It’s amazing how a good quality mat can improve your workout and last a lifetime.
Unfortunately we went through a few yoga mats each until we found the Manduka Black mat. laundry wall cabinets.Tags: diet, exercise, fitness, health, lifestyle, pilates, shopping and product reviews, Yoga, yoga mats
January 06 2012 08:34 am | Yoga