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Review Details

Tapas® Original 68 in. Yoga Mat

Product Review (submitted on April 11, 2017):
I purchased the 68" Tapas Original Yoga Mat in Gray. This was the first mat I've ever purchased (because the cheap Target one that stretches when I move doesn't count) and I did a lot of research and tried out several of my friends' mats before making my purchase, but I still think I made the wrong decision.

I've only had the mat about two weeks and used the mat a handful of times so far, so I can't comment on long-term quality. But initial quality seems good. It had a bit of a smell when I got it, but I washed it with a dish soap solution and laid it out for a few days. I can still kind of smell it when my nose is right next to it, but it's fading fast. I don't have a problem with slipping on the mat (as long as I use the right side - when I first laid it out I was slipping all over the place before I realized my mistake).

I wish, however, that I would have bought a longer and thicker mat. I'm only 5'4", so I thought the standard length would be fine, but my toes or nose are often hanging over the ends b/c I must move a lot between my poses. The thickness is okay until I'm doing a lot of poses on my knees. In hindsight, I wish I would have gotten a thicker mat. For now, I'll just throw down and extra towel or blanket or roll over the mat.