Since discovering yoga a couple of years ago, I’ve tried tons of yoga mats in my search for the perfect yoga mat. Most of the ones I’ve had been so thin, that I would use up to three, stacked on top of each other in order to get some much-needed padding.
Yoga Mat Specs:
- Alignment stripe design down the middle makes it perfect for solo practice as the alignment stripes help to maintain correct body posture in any yoga positions.
- Mat is made of TPE foam (thermoplastic elastomer) which is anti-tearing and twice as durable as PVC, which is what most yoga mats on the market today are made of. It’s made of non-toxic materials.
- The front of the mat, where the alignment stripes are located has a subtly textured surface that prevents hands and feet from slipping out of position.
- The bottom has a dog bone pattern which provides excellent traction. No more slipping and sliding around.
- Its closed-cell structure make it hygienic and hypo-allergenic. Sweat doesn’t seep into the mat, making it easy to clean.
- It is longer and wider than typical yoga mats. Yoga mats are typically 68″x24″. The IUGA yoga mat if 72″x26″.
- Comes in 4 different colors; dark blue, green, purple and gray. It is lightweight and easy to log around with a carry strap that comes with the mat free of charge.
Pros & Cons:
- Use of non-toxic materials in its production make this mat eco friendly.
- It is affordable, durable and versatile. It can be used for any type of yoga as well as stretching and Pilates.
- Its closed-cell design make it easy to clean.
- It’s lightweight (2.2lbs) and easy to carry.
- Carry strap is adjustable.
- I’ve found that when you first roll it out, the edges tend to curve upwards a bit. I just flip it over and that’s that.
- Mat comes with a 1 year guarantee from the manufacturer.
I would recommend this mat to anyone who practices yoga and Pilates. To prolong the life of your mat, I would also recommend using an organic cleaner.
If you own this mat, please leave a comment regarding your experience in using it. If you’re researching yoga mats, leave a comment about what type you’re looking for.