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manduka PRO 71 Yoga Mat

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Save your money! Manduka claims (after you receive the mat) that there is some sort of film that makes the mat initially a little slippery, but that it comes off in a little while. Well, I tried using this mat in a DRY environment, and was not sweating in the least, and I was sliding all over this mat. Upon further research, Manduka claims that this film wears off . . . after daily usage of three months! I can't even practice for three minutes without my hands sliding across it in downward dog! And I see NO evidence of any sort of film. I bought this mat because I couldn't take my Lululemon with me, and they don't ship to APO addresses. I teach yoga to soldiers, and had to cancel my class because I couldn't use my own mat! And at this price, there is NO excuse. Zappos is fabulous, as always, but this mat is going back.
I'd also recommend:
Lululemon
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Tried the salt scrub, dried thoroughly and slipped not even during regular practice but just when I'm working on a particular pose. During my hot vinyasa workouts even with the Manduka towel I was not grounded. I'm really torn about keeping it because it's beautiful and provides a lot of cushion. They say it gets better with time, but if I can't practice on it I'm not sure how that's going to work.
I'd also recommend:
Lole, Karma, Lululemon
KellyGirls, Zappos Customer,
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Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
After much research, I bought this mat (though the extra long version) for a couple of reasons. 1- It is the standard or definitive mat that I kept seeing on blog after blog and under yogis and instructors in class. 2- The lifetime warranty (I had read that Jade and Lululemon's wear down rather fast). 3- The durability. 4- The cushion (I tore my ACL and MCL a year ago and so my knee is will never be quite the same.) I was very nervous about the many complaints about slippery surface upon initial use. I did find that when it first arrived it was a little slick, but I proceeded to break it in via the video they post on Manduka's website using a salt scrub and placing in the sun. I also purchased a Yogitoes towel to use because I sweat profusely during hot yoga sessions. The towel, combined with the break-in, work wonderfully. I can tell that each time I use the mat it becomes more "mine" and feels better and better. I can't imagine not using a towel anyway because I have sweat dripping off of me like a faucet during practice, so I think I will always use a towel despite breaking in the mat. Yes, I'm that sweaty. :/ It even runs UP my nose. While I do concede that it was an investment to purchase the mat and towel (I subsequently ordered more towels to reduce having to wash it every night), it really isn't much different that buying a quality pair of running shoes or something. I figure I have already earned my money's worth and none of the items have shown wear. I adore everything that I have purchased and feel like it was money well spent. I'm a true Manduka fan; I LOVE their stuff. Another concern I often see on the Manduka Black is the weight. While I will agree that the mat is heavy (especially since I wanted the long version), it's not a deal breaker by any means for me. I drive to my class so lugging it from car to class is not a big deal. I do see how others, with the Mat by Lulu or Jade mats have less bulk, for me and my knee, I'm grateful for my luxurious mat. I'm glad I decided on the mat I did. If you are walking a ways to class, taking the subway, or a bike, I can see how some would not like the bulk. For me though, I love my mat so much, I wouldn't change a thing.
I'd also recommend:
Lululemon; Jade
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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First, I cannot believe that I actually spent this much on a yoga mat. I was hoping that I would not like it so that I could use Zappos' great return policy and put my obsession with this mat to rest. I have been eyeing this yoga mat for a while and going back and forth between this Manduka mat and others like Lululemon's The Mat or Jade's Harmony. In my research of the mats, I learned that Lulu's deteriorated quicker than you would want an expensive yoga mat to. I chose this mat over the Jade due to the Lifetime Warranty offered by Manduka. As a disclaimer, I have only practiced on cheap Gaiam mats or the generic Walmart mats. I was a little worried about the slipperiness of the mat before it gets broken in that was expressed by some of the other reviewers. The top of the mat was slippery, but in my personal opinion, was not unbearably slippery when sweating. I can see where the Yogitoes slip resistant mat would be beneficial for use on any yoga mat. The bottom of the mat is super sticky and does not slide around at all. The mat itself is not as cushiony as I expected, but it does wonders on my joints. I would be interested in comparing this mat to the ProLite version as this is quite heavy. I cannot imagine carrying it to and from class, but it does work for my purposes at home, where I do most of my practice.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Verified Purchase
The Manduka PRO yoga mat was recommended to me by a yoga instructor. So I decided to buy it. At first I wasn't sure because it was a lot different than my other one that I had. But now that I've had it for about two weeks, I absolutely love it. The right mat is really important for yoga and I think I got the right one for me. There are a couple things about this mat you should know: 1) It is extremely hard to break in. Yes it is slippery at first. I bought a brush from Target and have been scrubbing it and I'm planning on putting it out in the sun when it gets warmer outside. As for right now I've been bringing a little towel to put at the front of my mat for downdog. I'm hoping over time the slippiness will fade. 2) I wish I would've purchased the longer mat. I am only 5'9 but I still think I would've liked the longer mat. But its not a huge deal, just keep it in mind. Over this is an amazing mat. If you like yoga and are serious abou it, spend the extra money, and you will be glad you did. Keep your old mat and compare it to this one and you won't believe the difference. I feel like this little mat is my treasured possession:)
Austin, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I purchased the pro series yoga mat. Bought on recommendation of a friend for its thickness and durability.
Linda49,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Using for Ashtanga yoga practice. Super soft and grippy.
Mana1023,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Best mat I've ever owned hands down! Still breaking her in, which is why she's laying in my kitchen most of the time. My whole family gets use of her and feels her under their toes!
Hughes.rm,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Beautiful color (slightly shimmery) and extremely durable.
Ajs3553,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Been using my new mat for about a month and I'm so far really happy with it! I was worried about the breaking in process but found it worked great for me right away. If other reviews are right and the mat just gets better with time and use, then I know this may will be a keeper. It's definitely a heavy mat but I'm ok with this for the durability and stability I get in class with it. I usually do heated power vinyasa classes with my mat, if you are a heavy sweater then it may get slippery but so far even with my amount of sweat it's doesn't get bad.
Greta,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Years ago I bought a manduka pro mat and tried it out at my hot yoga studio. I remember feeling like I had no grip on the mat and feeling like I was going to fall out of my poses. So I returned the mat and went with another mat. I stopped practicing yoga for about a year and half and recently started going to my studio again and I noticed I felt pain in a lot of poses on my mat. There wasn't enough cushion, and it sometimes felt like to mat was too grippy. I decided I wanted a different mat and started looking for mats that offered a lot of cushion. My search brought me back to the Manduka pro mat. I ordered the Sea Star mat and it's a beautiful as it looks online. The real test came at my hot yoga studio though, I was worried I wouldn't have enough grip. To my delight, the manduka pro mat had plenty of grip for me. I didn't do any pre-treatment of the mat, I used it fresh from it's packaging. I didn't feel like I was going to fall out of my poses and there wasn't too much grip. Also the cushion on this is amazing, I've always felt pain when doing poses that had one knee on the ground, but on my first day with this mat I had no pain. I was amazed! I'm so happy I bought this mat, I was considering stopping my yoga practice because of the pain. Now that I have a mat that feels great to practice on, I'm thinking about practicing more. I didn't realize how much my old mat was holding me back.
PCYogi,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I've been using this mat for about a month now and am thoroughly impressed! The larger size is perfect for me (about 6'1") and really allows you to take up space comfortably. It's a dense mat and has some weight to it, which is perfect as a solid foundation for your practice. It's quite grippy by itself, but as Manduka recommends, I'd definitely pair it with a Yogitoes towel for hot yoga or anytime you sweat a lot. This particular color looks amazing too! :)
Ivan,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I got this mat about a year ago and it's still my go to mat. I can use the mat alone or with the equa towel in my hot practice. I tried a mat from a different company last month and immediately went back to the Pro. So comfortable and durable!
LMoon,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I purchased this yoga mat several months ago after having a rough time with several cheap mats I had purchased from Target. Everyone at my fitness studio was using Manduka and convinced me to give them a go! I am so in love with this product. I use my Manduka mat every single day and I love how it feels so luxurious, stable, doesn't allow me to slip, and is of the best quality! I love it so much I bought another one a few weeks ago when it was on sale!
JenniferLaine,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
For the person who is accustomed to nothing but the best, this is your mat!! This mat is durable, holds up for both the yin and power yoga clases. Easy to clean!
Nita,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I tried a friend's Pro mat and bought one. I love it! But, it is heavy to carry around to all the classes I teach and attend. So, I bought the Pro-lite. I really like the Pro-lite mat, too. It's great for bringing to classes. But, I really love my Pro mat at home! I totally recommend this duo. :)
Surekha,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I love my Manduka Pro mat. Takes a while to break in but that's because of how well it's made. My joints always feel comfortable on this mat!
Jessi,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Love this mat, so thick and well-cushioned, providing great support for me knees. Never slips when I'm doing poses either. Would buy it again and again !
Naynay,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
This is my third Manduka pro mat. I bought my first one 15 years ago and it has held up to the test of time. I'm a yoga teacher and I always tell my students Manduka makes the best mats don't buy anything else!
Paige N,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Very happy with the quality of the mat. Unfortunately did not get the colour I ordered but I guess that depends on current stock. Mat is heavy, non-slip and overall looks like it is going to last me forever. I do practice yoga every day and was looking for permanent option when it comes to mats. I went through so many different ones and none of them last. My cats are sharpening their claws on them now
Jas 1,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
Bought this to replace my first, which I'd had for about 4 years of almost daily practice with basically no evidence of wear and tear. Using the suggested breaking in method -- salt overnight -- this mat, in Odyssey Blue, has broken in very quickly. Glad to be back on my Manduka -- especially love the Pro for the extra width, which is perfect for broad-shouldered yogis.
Adam B,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
This is by far my favorite mat. As an instructor, I lead/take well over 10hours a week in classes. Having a great mat that protects my knees is super important. I pair this with a yogitoes towel to ensure no sliding around. Would definitely recommend
1Ward,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
This is a very nice mat for daily use. Well made, pretty color. A bit heavy to tote around. I use it for my daily home practice.
Meme,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I purchased this mat for home use. I have a hardwood floor in my practice space and I got the thick cozy feel that I was hoping from this mat. It is heavy, thick and heavy, but the cushion is perfect. The color is soothing. Add the lifetime warranty and environmental commitment and it makes this mat beautiful in every way.
Happytopractice,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Reviewed at Manduka - BV
I am a beginner and bought this after a lot of you tube review videos and I am very happy with my purchase. Its expensive but I decidedto spend the money on my health and well-being and decided to purchase it because manduka backs their pro mats if anything happens to it due to regular wear and tear and proper usage of the mat. I recomend this mat because you won't need to buy another one. Ever again.
Fiona,
0 found this review helpful.

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