Thickness: 5mm. Provides a nice cushion on hard surfaces.
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.
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.
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 J lulemon brin