I've used the mat a few times so far. All at home doing barre or yoga. This is the first mat I have bought without there being any texture on top so I was worried about sliding around. My hands and feet got sweaty but they didn't budge. It's heavier than the other mats I've owned which is fine. I like that there was no chemical smell during the first few new uses. Since I've used it at home and have pets my only complaint is that the pet hair sticks to the bottom. I'm happy with my purchase.
As a newbie to hot yoga (and 215 lb guy), I’ve been slipping and sliding for a few months now. I finally pulled the trigger on the Ananday mat, and could not be happier. It’s grippy, extremely well made, and has great dimensions. Not to mention being planet friendly! I would gladly recommend this to anyone.
So thankful to Ksenia for making the perfect yoga mat. I got my mat about three months ago and been so happy with the grip and its durability. I spend a lot of time on my mat and so happy it's made out of natural materials without any chemicals.
I just received my mat and have been using it for about a week. It grips well and is very comfortable. It is heavy but I Usenet it for home practice so that isn’t a concern for me. Love my purchase!
I really like the mat. Great for hot yoga and love that it’s natural. I also bought two blocks and they are great also. They are more stable than the cushy ones that are more frequently used. The mat comes with a nice hemp strap that I love.
I was surprised how much I liked this mat - it’s very Zen, meaning no excess towel or fabric to manage. I feel less cluttered in my mind as a result of not having to fix a moving mat/towel under my feet. It smells good. It transports well with hemp strap, I’ve had experience with every yoga mat available on the market and this is the one I select as my favorite. Thank you for caring so much about our planet and for designing a superior yoga mat!
So happy with my mat .Perfect thickness and very well made.I use it daily for hot yoga. I'm so happy that I found annaday. Namaste
Love the mat, very happy with the purchase
To frame this review, let's visit the competitive set first. This mat was immediately a contender in my arsenal of a Lululemon "The Reversible Mat 5mm" and my Manduka "PROlite 71" Yoga Mat". TLDR The Ananday became the best of both worlds and so now the others gather dust. I originally bought the Manduka because of it being a zero waste, non-toxic, and the claim that it didn't need a towel. However, the grip wasn't as good as the Lululemon so that was my go-to mat for my winter hot vinyasa 4x a week practices. Though that is where the benefits stopped for the Lululemon mat. That mat had a terrible plastic smell for several weeks when I first got it, it often needed the occasional wipe in the middle of class because I sweat a lot, and it wasn't always dry by the time I needed it for the next morning's practice. In swooped the Ananday mat, which has amazing grip and somehow grips even better when the cork gets wet, it has no smell, it is zero waste, it dries rapidly, and people seem to be really drawn to the natural and neutral look of the cork. Quite a few people have asked me where I purchased the mat. I would suggest buying yours now before she sells out. I have no regrets and I would wager a lot of money that you won't either.
Totally non-slip for sweaty hot yoga, supports sensitive knees (I often have to use a blanket for the knees, but not with this mat), great thickness, beautiful, well-made, biodegradable... I've tried so many mats, and this one is undoubtedly my favorite. Love at first use. Using these mats for the rest of my life!