Yoga Mat Review: Lululemon The Reversible (Un) Mat Lightweight Travel
Size: 26” x 71” x 3mm
Weight: 2.3 lbs
Appropriate for: All vinyasa yoga, including hot yoga. May be too thin for restorative and yin yoga.
Pros: Super sticky, fairly absorbent, lightweight
Cons: Requires towel for super hot classes, might be too thin if you need padding for joints. Some off-gassing.
After losing my Manduka travel mat, I picked this one up hoping the open-cell technology would be absorbent enough for even my puddliest sweaty yoga classes.
While I love how thin because I can connect with the floor, it means that it just can’t absorb as much sweat, and eventually the sweat starts to pool and the mat suddenly becomes impossibly slippery. It’s not ideal if I have to throw down a towel halfway through class. It also means that there’s very little padding, which can be hard on my spine and knees.
It dries out well overnight when hung. I spray it down with diluted tea tree oil every so often and have not noticed any ill effects, but Lulu suggests that you spot clean only. I have the black one, and after about 30 practices, I have not noticed any discoloring or staining. However, the lighter colors definitely stain permanently.
Recommended if you don’t mind carrying around a towel for your hottest practices. This would be perfect for a non-heated practice, so long as you don’t need a padded mat.