The Un Mat
Excellent mat for sweaty commuters
This mat is great. I've had it for a few years and was so bummed when it got stolen only to find that Lululemon no longer carried it. I'm glad that it's been in stock again and I ordered one right away!
This is only mat that I can use for my power classes without getting slippery hands and feet. (I've got the 3 mm mat which is grippy, but it gets too heavy for me to lug around.) I also like that I can really feel grounded because it's so thin. The only downside is the I need to use a chipfoam block for my knees.
Because it's so lightweight, I can commute with the mat without straining to carry it around. The un mat also folds up nicely in a suitecase as well for travel.
January 13, 2015
PLEASE WANT MORE!
This has been the absolute best Lulu mat I've ever own. It's great for easy-carry-around and perfect for travel. Unfortunately mine was stolen when I was abroad. I really really really want to buy it again. When will it be in stock again?
January 9, 2015
Great Travel Mat
Excellent mat for travel. Can fold and fit in a suitcase. Plenty sticky for me (although I do not practive bikram/hot yoga). Just got it for a business trip but plan on using it over my manduka mat to add a little stickiness for my regular practice. It is very thin, so I wouldn't use on its own on a hard wood floor. Carpet in a hotel room is perfect though.
May 21, 2014
best met ever!
i had all kind of different mats so far, as i was kind of unhappy with every one of them. The problem was that I was slipping and the best solution I could find so far was to use liquid-chalk to prevent my hands and feet from sliding. Until....
At a yogaconference in Munich Germany there was a Lululemon-Seller and I was allowed to test the Unmat. The mat is incredible. It is very thin, weights almost nothing and fits in every bag, looks beautiful and I have never slipped again. Actually it seems to get more grip, if I start sweating.
The only downside was a little rubber smell but I don't mind as the benefits of the mat are so much bigger.
It also tends to react sensitive to scratches but it gives it a used look, which I have come to like.
Immediately I have sold my old mats on EBAY and I seriously doubt that I ever by something else.
Sometimes, if the ground is to hard or I feel I need a little extra padding for comfort, I use a mat from a studio underneath, which works just fine. I do the same, when I travel.
I am VERY VERY VERY satisfied with this product and recommend it to anyone.
May 20, 2014
I had this mat with me in Costa Rica: yoga on the beach. It simply performed perfectly- good grip, and easy to clean the sand off. And light and portable. What a great piece of gear.
May 16, 2014
Good for Bikram if you Commute
My Bikram studio is between work and home so I commute with a mat some days. This is a great mat for that purpose. I had been commuting with the mat and while it worked like a charm in the hot studio, it also weighed a million trillion pounds to carry long distances. I have used this mat for Bikram class and found that it performed well. I use a towel over it and with this set up it works like a charm. I would not recommend this mat for other yoga practices where there are a lot of poses that have you on your knees.
April 15, 2014
This mat is the worst
This mat is the absolute worst. I bought it at the Bethesda store where the associate assured me it was a fabulous mat for hot yoga. I've used it in hot yoga several times and it slides all over the place as I move between postures. I practice at Down Dog hot studio right down the street from the store and the associate knew the environment of where I was practicing.
I was initially attracted to this mat because it is thin and light and I like to be able to easily carry my mat on metro or on a bike. That said, those benefits do not outweigh how terribly this mat performs when things get slick in a hot yoga class.
I'd love to return it since it doesnt come close to providing what I thought it would when I purchased it (i.e. a mat that would stay put when I did hot yoga on it) but no longer have the receipt.
March 20, 2014
My First Mat
I didn't think much of this mat in the first place due to the fact that it was handed out for free at the end of a Lululemon sponsored 13k I ran last fall. However, I soon realized that they sold this product in store too, it wasn't just an overflow product simply being disposed of. As I began to branch from running into yoga, I put my new "unmat" to use. I now practice yoga sculpt and power vinyasa regularly. This mat worked for me at first, but then I realized that if I move my feet or hands quickly, or deepen a stance, the mat slips. It stretches and loses its grip on the floor. This problem sometimes inhibits me from successfully holding a posture. Wish I knew how to fix this because I doubt Lululemon would release this product with a problem such as this!
March 16, 2014
this mat is so amazing! i haven't slipped once or even come close to slipping! this was my first lululemon mat so i wasnt sure what to expect but i was blown away! this mat is super lightweight and very portable, and its still easy to carry around without a mat strap! there is a funny smell but it goes away after a while. (the smell is from the natural rubber in the mat) keep up the good work lululemon!
March 15, 2014
I have had this mat for a little over 4 months. At first it held up great, but now when I do yoga my feet slip. I am very annoyed with my mat. It is also embarrassing when my feet slip out from under me. My mat also has sweat stains on it. I will not be buying another mat.
March 15, 2014