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Durable and chic, Gaiam's Elephant Reversible Yoga Mat (5mm) provides a stable, sticky non-slip surface for your yoga practice. Perfect for home or studio use, this mat ensures the safety and comfort you need to enhance proper alignment and maintain poses. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthier choice for both you and the planet!
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
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- ASIN: B00VV54NVK
- Item model number: 05-61547
A Bright, Beautiful & Perfect Mat For Most Yoga Practices, A Little Thicker Than Average.
114 people found this helpful.
I’m a Yoga instructor and I love Gaiam mats because they’re not outrageously expensive, are a good value, and do the job you need them to do. I purchased this in December 2016 and there was NO chemical odor or problem, beyond the initial rubbery scent that dissipated within a few hours. (I’ve never had a smell problem with Gaiam mats and whatever smell other reviewers were encountering seems to have been from an external source and has been solved.) My mat is bright, beautiful, and does everything I need it to do.
Great quality, textured, thick, pretty mat…but has an odor.
8 people found this helpful.
This mat is thick and textured. I like it much better than my older one. It is beautiful on both sides, and it stays rolled up without me having to wrap something around it or put it in a yoga mat carrier. The only thing about this mat that I didn’t like is the smell. It seems like it’s fading away, but it is a strong chemical smell,and I’m sensitive to those things. But as long as the smell goes away, I’ll be super happy with this purchase.
Great for beginners & intermediate yogis!
7 people found this helpful.
I’m somewhat tall for a girl, and have bad knees – this yoga mat is long enough for me to do most of my practice and the thickness is really great on my knees without being too squishy for balance work.
Great color, design and thickness
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This is a fantastic yoga mat! It is a great thickness to comfortably do yoga on without hindering balance. I love the color and design. It is very calming. I would highly recommend
No black mat 4 me — love this one 🙂
19 people found this helpful.
Love this mat–nice & thick . Blue side pretty if u r quiet — yellow/orange side gives good energy . 🙂
Not the best for hot yoga
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This mat is giving me issues and I’ll probably be in the market for a different one soon. I mostly practice hot vinyasa. The first day I used it I was slipping all over the place. I scrubbed the heck out of it with castile soap and that helped, but I still always use a towel over it for hot classes. It worked pretty well for a few weeks after that, and I liked it quite a bit. It provided the cushion and grip that I needed. After about a month of wear, I’m starting to have issues with it warping during class. I’ll be in a wide stance like Warrior 2, or I’ll jump from a halfway lift to plank and when that happens, and the mat will lose grip on the ground and start warping and twisting under me. When that happens my towel will start getting twisted too because it’s not warping in the same way as the mat. It’s really distracting and feels unsafe to use. I think I’m going to look for a stiffer, slightly thinner mat.
Great Design! Slip and Smell Go Away After a Few Washes/Uses
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I have only used less expensive mats; Gaiam, a travel 3mm Nike, and No Name 1/4″ think Yoga/Pilates combo mat so this may not hold up to those who are expecting $100+ mat results but I love my mat. It beautiful and I get compliments on it every time I use it. I have had it for two-ish years but its only seen about 6 months of consistent use. I recently got back into yoga and was considering getting a pricier mat but few are as pretty as this Gaiam one. Yes it smells when you take it out of the package, it takes about a week for that to dissipate. Yes its slippery at first, wash it with soap and water and scrub it down, not hard enough to ruin the design but firmly then hang it up to dry/air out for a few days (also helps with the smell) it may need a few washing’s/uses to get sticky but mine only took one major wash and a few minor wipe downs to be slip free and by the second class the smell was hardly noticeable and by the third completely undetectable. It plastic, its going to have these issues and other brand mats of similar cost have been the same for me. I have heard that rubber smells even worse but may try a rubber mat out now that I am transitioning into hot yoga.
excellent purchase from a experienced yogi!
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As a 12 year yogi I have plenty of experience with Mats. I have tried mats that don’t jive the first try. After airing this bad boy out on my porch, I took it for a spin. The grip is great. It’s padded enough not to need a blanket under the knees. It’s beautiful and double sided. I am impressed that the product has a lifetime guarantee on their website which is pretty amazing, considering the price of the mat. I will admit I didn’t try it in hot yoga, but I have a favorite mat for hot yoga by another maker. Great buy.
I am in love. The beach is one of my happy places, and to have to it to look at during yoga is amazing. It is very beautiful to look at. It is $10 cheaper here than anywhere else, which is also a plus. I also love that is it super sticky, perfect for hot yoga.. though I haven’t used it during birkam.. if it goes bad, I will change my review. It did have a strong rubber smell when pulling it out of the box, but a quick air out takes the smell away.. so not too much of an issue with me. It is also my very first yoga mat, so I’m not sure if my opinion is really validated with more excelled yogis. But hopefully this helps you! I 100% recommend. Beautiful, $10 cheaper , sticky, and very cusiony, but not enough to where it hinders with practice.