Sattva Jute Yoga Mat
- Product Review (submitted on November 16, 2013):
I first reviewed this mat almost two years ago. I wanted to update the review because I continue to be very happy with the mat. It has never had the chemical smell that cheaper mats may have. The grassy smell has faded, but the mat is easy to clean and has no sign of a chemical smell. I have used the mat on the average of 2-3 times week for almost 2 years and it is holding up very well. There is a bit of fraying of the jute along the edges, but otherwise very little sign of wear. I am over 200 pounds, so I put extra strain on the mat, especially in split standing poses such as Warrior I and II.
Looking at the other review, I would not consider this mat reversible; one side is much slicker. I also normally use it with padded gloves and footies, which help with the traction and thinness. I also now often use a a rosin bag or hand grip product which helps with the grip; with my weight I need a bit of extra grip. This mat is thin and so useful for travel. I have upped my scores on the price and value because it has held up so well.