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Para Rubber Yoga Mat
- Product Review (submitted on January 22, 2016):
Was looking for a mat made from sustainable materials. They're not that easy to find. Then there's the question, do they perform well? I'm happy to report that after 2 years, I'm very pleased with my Para Rubber Mat. It's grippy, durable, washable, and looks nice. The down sides are that it's expensive, heavy, and does get slippery when wet. For instance if you're doing hot yoga, you will probably need a grip-towel. Perhaps one other issue is that the rubber material has lots of micro-pores. I have been wondering about bacteria getting trapped. Right now I just wipe mine down with a wet wash cloth and hang the mat to dry. Been thinking about cleaners to use, but I know we have to be cautious about what to use on rubber. If anyone has a suggestion, I'd appreciate it! Namaste.
One other thing, if you decide to wash this mat in the tub, it really retains water. You can get it really clean, but it will take about 3 days to drip dry. I'd use a fan on it to speed things up.