This is a double-sided yoga mat that is great for hot yoga. Due to its construction, it will absorb every bit of sweat and oil during your hot yoga session. It has the just perfect amount of thickness to support your knees as well. However, it is a bit heavy and gets dirty really easily.
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Pro Great for hot yoga
During the hot yoga session, you will sweat a lot, so you need something that can hold up in extremely wet conditions. This mat is capable to absorb a lot of sweat because the bottom layer is rubber, but the top layer is made from the same material as tennis racket grip and it absorbs sweat perfectly. Even though it absorbs everything, it prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, and fungi due to an antimicrobial additive in the fabric.
This mat is two-sided. It has smooth colored side and black side which is sticky and more textured. It is great for different workouts. Colored side is grippy and firm and helps you keep the balance. This side gets extremely grippy when you get a little bit sweat on your hands. It is great to use with shoes as well. Meanwhile, black side is more sticky and is good for standing poses.
Pro Provides good support for your knees
This mat has just the perfect amount of thickness (5 mm) to support your knees. It has an adequate amount of cushioning for your joints as well. This is very important for those having bad knees as nice dense padding helps to avoid knee pain. However, it still makes you feel stable and not bouncy.
Con Quickly gets dirty
This mat does not have bumps or ridges, so all dirt and dust stay on top of the mat. It gets dirty even just after a couple uses and looses its new shiny feel pretty quickly.
Con Feels heavy
This mat is on the heavier side as its weight is 5.5 lbs. It might be an issue if you go to your yoga classes by foot or bicycle since it might be too heavy to carry on.