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While this is a great eco-friendly option
12 July 2018
This is a rubber mat, not PVC. While this is a great eco-friendly option, note that this will not be as soft and smooth as PVC. The cutting is not precise. It smells (which is natural and will hopefully wear off with time). The bottom of the mat has a round bumpy texture which makes it stable on the floor. The mat will not slide around, but you might. Because the upper is not as sticky as PVC mats, your hands might begin to slip in downward dog if you are sweating too much. Also, it does not lie flat, the ends curl and have to be weighed down with cushions for a while to make it stay flat. The top is textured in stripes and is hard so will leave imprints on skin but provides perfectly adequate cushioning. The bag is a joke: the zipper broke in approx 1 minute of usage. It is handy for storing the mat at home, not for carrying to the yoga studio. Overall a good earth-friendly option with the usual trade-offs.