I replaced my original EcoYoga mat that I had had for many years. I should have paid more attention to the specs of this EcoYoga mat because my original was a light 4mm version with foam padding not rubber, like the new one. The surface is great, grippy, an improvement over my worn jute surface and the length, width and thickness are good for me. I'm not tall but I prefer the long mat. Unfortunately the rubber smell is taking quite a while to go - I've aired it under cover for days but it's still smelly, even from a few metres away. Given the price it would be good if these mats were cured of this problem before sale.
Thank you Barry for your review and good to know that the long version gives you the space you need for your practice, and of course the padding and grip it offers too.. For the rubber smell, this is because the Earth Me is a totally natural mat with no toxic chemicals used in its production - all natural rubber products will “smell” due to the organic compounds within the sap which react and release when exposed to air. As your mat is only 12 days old you do need to give it time for the smell to fade but it can be sped up by cleaning with our Eco Clean product or a solution of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water (spray, leave for 10 minutes, wipe with clean damp cloth), and of course leaving it unrolled in an airy, shaded area.
Heavier yet thinner than I had anticipated from info on website. Pungent rubber smell off putting.
Hi Annabelle, we are sorry that you are 'disappointed' with your Earth Me 4mm Long - the thickness of the mat is 4mm as described and the dimensions & weight are shown on our website under the 'features' tab. As a natural rubber yoga mat & based on its dimensions it will be heavier than many mats but of course that is due to its material, likewise the 'rubber smell' as we do not use any chemical masking agents but with regular cleaning & airing this smell will dissipate. Hopefully none of this prevents you practicing, & thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback and we are sorry that the mat did not meet your expectations.
Mat is great, and is a nice thickness and style. Doesn't slip which is good, albeit heavier than it looks. I'm only 157cm so probably could have managed with the smaller one easily. Ordering and service was fantastic, best turnaround for an online order I've ever had.
Thank you so much Lesley for this great 5-star review. We really appreciate your business and helping to share the word about our products and service.
I am 192cm and havent felt so at home on a yoga mat before this one, it is all that it's advertised to be. Grippy, long, and stylish. Shipping times and customer service was a good experience. If I was to critique an aspect of this mat I would say its heavy, however everyone seems to drive their SUV's to yoga class these days so I don't think it's an issue for most and will increase my pre and post class walk intensity.
Love the green colour, the grip, the length and the thickness! Heavier than expected, but still super happy with it!