Yoga mat Review: Lululemon The Mat 5mm

Thickness: 5mm.  Provides a nice cushion on hard surfaces.Lululemon The Mat rolled

Stickiness/Texture: This mat has the same upper as The Unmat.  The underside is a rough, black side, which is very grippy.  I still tend to use only the smooth side but I do find that the grippy side prevents the mat from slipping on smooth floors.  I generally don’t have issues for this as my practice spaces tend to be carpeted.

Price: $79NZD

Eco friendliness: As with the Unmat, this mat is made from Polyurethane, so it’s not the most eco-friendly option out there.  The cushion part is made from latex and rubber.  There is a bit of a rubber smell when you first purchase the mat but it seems to disappear quickly.

Size & Style: 180 x 66 cm.  2.38kg. As with the Unmat, The Mat comes in a variety of colours and patterns that are refreshed every season.  They do a larger mat (fittingly called ‘The (Big) Mat), which costs $99NZD, measures 213 x 74 cm and weighs 3.2 kgs.  This mat tends to come in more masculine colours and patterns but would be worth checking out if you find standard sized mats a bit short.Lululemon The Mat pink

Wear & Tear: I have had this mat for 2 years (although it doesn’t really get used as
much as my Unmat) and I can see it lasting for a long time.  Which is a shame, in a way, as I often like the new prints Lululemon bring out each season but I don’t need a new mat every 3 months.

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